Jesse Hogan 11:59 AM Join The Age cricket expert Jesse Hogan to follow all the action live from the MCG on day two of the third Test.
Greg Baum 12:47 AM In the first over of the Boxing Day Test, Chris Rogers was struck an eye-watering blow. In the second over, so was Australia as David Warner was snapped up slips for a duck.
Brad Elborough 11:29 PM A Michael Klinger century put the Perth Scorchers T20 Big Bash title defence back on track at the WACA Ground on Friday.
Matt Richens 3:36 PM CRICKET New Zealand skipper becomes first Kiwi to score 1000 Test runs in a calendar year.
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Daniel Gilhooly 9:10 AM New Zealand hope another of their prolific performers from 2014 can step up, this time with the ball on day two of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch.
Colin Bryden 8:55 AM Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished the West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
Rob Forsaith 11:58 PM The debutant admitted to pre-match nerves, but delivered a classy performance on one of Australian sport’s grandest stages. It wasn’t Joe Burns batting at No.6, rather hamstrung captain Michael Clarke, who the Nine Network engaged to call the third Test at the MCG.
Timna Jacks 11:55 PM Sports fans across the state are biting their nails over the summer's smorgasbord of sport.
Malcolm Knox 8:17 PM So at 3.40pm on a teasing Melbourne day, hot in the sunshine but chilly in the shade, the moment arrived for Australian Test cricketer number 441, Joseph Anthony Burns.
Melanie Kembrey 8:10 PM Tensions may be rising between Australia and India, but there's likely to be more chit-chatting than sledging when the Sydney Sixers and Thunder meet on the cricket pitch.
5:53 PM Steve Smith personified leadership as Australia reached 5-259 at stumps on day one of the Boxing Day Test against India.
Paul Daffey It was at the Kingston Hotel in Richmond, not far from the MCG. Melbourne cricket identity Kevan Carroll and an old district cricket teammate, the anaesthetist Dr Peter Ashton (aka Dr Sleep), were having a catch-up over breakfast when they struck upon an idea. Why not invite fellow cricket lovers to a breakfast at the Kingston during the Boxing Day Test? Mine host Irene Ellis was keen on the idea. Carroll and Dr Sleep rounded up 55 of their closest friends and they all ingested bacon and eggs and Carroll's witticisms from the floor heading over to the MCG for the third day's play.
Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood says it was a privilege to open his Test career alongside Mitchell Johnson in Brisbane.
Rob Forsaith Steve Smith vowed to pick up the pace, with Australia's stand-in skipper confident he won't be slapped with a one-game ban for slow over-rates.
Rob Forsaith Enjoying his first Christmas Day as a father, David Warner feels he's matured on and off the field over the past year.
Josh Hazlewood has a simple piece of advice for Joe Burns: don't change anything.
New Zealand and Sri Lanka are expecting a paceman's paradise when their two-Test series starts in Christchurch on Friday.
Tom Cowie Like Uncle Trevor and too much Shiraz or a spicy chicken biryani and cooling raita, Christmas and cricket were made for each other.
Greg Baum To borrow inelegantly from football idiom, sometimes it feels as if Australia and India have swapped sweaters.
Dean Jones India should have won at least one of the first two Tests, if not both. They have had the opportunities to beat Australia but failed to win the important ‘‘moments’’.
Jesse Hogan Ryan Harris is a confirmed starter for Australia in the Boxing Day Test, along with debutant Joe Burns at number six, with captain Steve Smith declaring his team is pleased opponents India is spending so much of their time "whingeing and complaining".
Daniel Cherny St Kilda and the AFL have not given up hope of orchestrating a Saints return to the Junction Oval, and will continue to work with the state government, local community groups and Cricket Victoria in a bid to get the Saints back - despite the news that constrution works to turn the venue into a cricket-only facility would begin in the new year.