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

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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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Dean Elgar spearheads South Africa's second-Test recovery on day one

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan Cakewalk of Centurion is over for Australia's bowlers, with recalled batsman spearheading South Africa's recovery from another poor start.

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Clarke says Australia face uphill battle to win second Test

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 22: Graeme Smith of South Africa and Michael Clarke during day 3 of the 2nd Test match between South Africa and Australia at AXXESS St Georges on February 22, 2014 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

Jesse Hogan Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says his team faces an "uphill battle" to win the second Test.

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Amla puts South Africa in charge as Australia battles for survival

Brad Haddin has his middle stump uprooted by Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan Australia has been forced into a battle for survival after Amla's sparkling 93 not out.

Cricket

Australia starts well in pursuit of 448 to win second Test

Hashim Amla waves to the crowd after reaching his ccntury on day four of tyhe second Test.

Jesse Hogan Century-opening partnership gives Australia good start in its pursuit of record 448 to win second Test.

Cricket

South Africa beat Australia in second Test despite Chris Rogers century

Steyn

Jesse Hogan Chris Rogers scored a resolute century but Australia were unable to stop South Africa recording a series-levelling 231-run win in the second Test.

Cricket

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

Chris Rogers of Australia hands the ball to his teammate Ryan Harris.

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

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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.