Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan has been a reporter at The Age since 2004, and has been part of its sports department since 2008. He is primarily focused on cricket and has covered a number of the Australian team's overseas tours, including the 2011 World Cup. He also reports on AFL and soccer.

Cricket

Sri Lankans see Hobart as a test of bowling skill, not speed

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Nuwan Kulasekara of Sri Lanka appeals but fails to get a wicket during the second One Day International Final series match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval on March 6, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan AUSTRALIA's pace advantage in the Hobart Test can be nullified if the Sri Lankans can better exploit the anticipated helpful conditions, Kumar Sangakkara believes.

Cricket

First-day honours to Australia as Lankan pacemen miss the mark

Australian batsman Michael Clarke drives a ball from the Sri Lankan bowling on the first day of the first cricket Test match in Hobart on December 14, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/William WEST   IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

Jesse Hogan GOING by the scorecards, Michael Clarke was taking a risk when he chose to bat first at Bellerive, given the three first-class matches that preceded the opening Test against Sri Lanka produced an...

Lankan bowlers urged to work in tandem

Chanaka Weledegara

Jesse Hogan, Hobart Sri Lanka's only day-one wicket-taker, Chanaka Welegedara, says he and his teammates must start bowling well in partnerships, rather than just in isolation, to prevent Australia's batsmen extending...

Risk pays off for Clarke

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan, Hobart Going by the scorecards, Michael Clarke was taking a risk when he chose to bat first at Bellerive Oval, given the three first-class matches that preceded the series-opening Test against Sri Lanka...

Even top order has Australians on top

Australia's batsman Mike Hussey celebrates his century against Sri Lanka.

Jesse Hogan Most even Test batting performance for a while puts team in dominant position.

Batsmen come to party at last

Australia's batsman Mike Hussey (R) celebrates his century against Sri Lanka as teammate Matthew Wade (L) looks on during the second day of the first cricket Test match in Hobart on December 15, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/William WEST   
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Jesse Hogan Australia's most even Test batting performance in almost three years has put them in a dominant position in the series-opening Test against Sri Lanka.

Clarke limps, Australia chases win

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan Australia needs eight final-day wickets in Hobart to record its first Test win of the summer against Sri Lanka, but will have to do it with Ben Hilfenhaus and Michael Clarke both shackled by injury.

Hosts ravaged by injury, but tourists still face tough ask

Mitchell Starc

Jesse Hogan SRI LANKA must chase a target more than 10 times greater than their record outside the subcontinent to consign Australia to Test defeat in Hobart for a second year in a row.

Cricket

Lankans brace for hostilities

Michael Clarke has a fitness test in the nets.

Jesse Hogan Mahela Jayawardene relishes prospect of hostile MCG crowd seeking retribution against Sri Lanka for recent ball-tampering accusations against Victorian paceman Peter Siddle.

Ruthless streak missing despite dominant display

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Jesse Hogan DAY one of the Boxing Day Test was, at least until the finals drinks break, set to be a triumph for Australia with bat and ball.

Bowlers hardly raise sweat

Australian cricketers celebrate their win over Sri Lanka.

Jesse Hogan When Australia's selectors next meet, they will not be able to use Boxing Day Test as a crutch for their decision.

Australia chasing hard-earned rest

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Jesse Hogan, Adelaide Players have significant personal and financial incentive to beat Sri Lanka tonight.