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

Ball-tampering back in spotlight as Australia's bowlers strike

Jesse Hogan South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis expresses his surprise at Australia's ability to move a not-so-old ball.

Cricket

Australia takes command of third Test against South Africa

Mitch Johnson.

Jesse Hogan Australia hold a 234-run lead over South Africa at stumps on day three of the Test series decider and are well placed to record their greatest achievement under the captaincy of Michael Clarke.

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Patched-up Ryan Harris shows his mettle in Test cauldron

Jesse Hogan Yes, his knee was stuffed. Yes, he was bowling worse than at any stage of his late-blooming international career.

Harris repays selectors with brace of top-order wickets

Ryan Harris.

Jesse Hogan The Australian selectors' faith in Ryan Harris for the series-deciding Test was vindicatedin emphatic style as the veteran paceman claimed two crucial scalps in the first session of day three.

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South Africa's Test cricket leadership dilemma

AB de Villiers.

Jesse Hogan Nothing can prepare a cricket team for losing a total of 281 Tests' experience in the space of nine and a half weeks.

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David Warner will only be satisfied by a series win

David Warner.

Jesse Hogan On day four Warner became only the 15th Australian to score a century in each innings

Warner blasts 145 before bowlers take over to put South Africa in peril

David Warner

Jesse Hogan Any discontent about Australia waiting until the second half of day four to declare was promptly hushed by three new-ball wickets.

Australia made its own luck in landmark series win in South Africa

David Warner.

Jesse Hogan There was nothing lucky about Australia’s series triumph in South Africa.

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Dale Steyn returns from injury ready to test Australia

South Africa's Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan Any hope Australia had that Dale Steyn could be sidelined or at least hampered by injury for the start of its Test series against South Africa looks set to thwarted.

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Dale Steyn will be fit for Australia: Allan Donald

Jesse Hogan Dale Steyn on track to be injury-free by the time its series against Australia begins next week.

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South Africa determined to break home drought against Australia

Hashim Amla.

Jesse Hogan Hashim Amla says South Africa's inability to beat Australia at home in a Test series since its readmission to world cricket more than 20 years ago is a motivation, rather than a burden.

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Test captain Michael Clarke has sights set on 'away' win over South Africa

Michael Clarke speaks to the media before an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on Tuesday.

Jesse Hogan Australia's mantra of the past week has been that its home-summer Ashes win is no longer relevant.

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Shaun Marsh holds firm as Australia steadies after early losses against South Africa

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 12:  Shaun Marsh of Australia bats during day one of the First Test match between South Africa and Australia on February 12, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Last-minute inclusion keeps Australia in the game after being put into bat.

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Australia in strong position despite loss of Rogers

Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan South Africa pace leader Dale Steyn struck a second-over blow against Australia as he attempted to lead the recovery from his team's 191-run first-innings deficit.

Mitchell Johnson strikes to leave South Africa in trouble at stumps

Mitch

Jesse Hogan Mitchell Johnson claims three vital wickets in an opening spell at Centurion Park that was as hostile as anything he produced during the Ashes.

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Milestones for Warner, Doolan as Australia thrives in South Africa

David Warner of Australia is congratulated by teammate Alex Doolan.

Jesse Hogan An unbeaten 150-plus partnership between David Warner and Alex Doolan has put Australia on course to set South Africa a mammoth victory target at stumps on day 3.

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Mitchell Johnson unstoppable as Australia thrash South Africa to take series lead

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan The incomparable fast-bowling of Mitch Johnson has inspired Australia to a 281-run thrashing of the world’s number-one Test team, South Africa, on its own turf.

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South African captain blames pitch for Mitch Johnson's bowling heroics

Johnson

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke's declaration that Mitchell Johnson is clearly the fastest bowler in the world was correct, but unnecessary.

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South Africans just can't handle Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan But for pace alone there was little between Mitchell Johnson and Morne Morkel.

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Unsung Peter Siddle is proving a problem for world cricket's elite batsmen

Peter Siddle.

Jesse Hogan Most underrated paceman proving to be a nemesis for some of the world's elite batsmen.

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