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

Mitchell Johnson's wow factor could shock Proteas, says Craig McDermott

Mitchell Johnson looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on Tuesday.

Jesse Hogan South Africa beware – Mitchell Johnson could be even better than he was against England.

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson still wary of de Villiers

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan Mitchell Johnson says the continuing presence of the world's top-ranked batsman, A.B. de Villiers, at the crease would ensure Australia did not get carried away from having South Africa stricken at...

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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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Mitchell Johnson's seven-wicket stunner

Mitchell Johnson.

Jesse Hogan Express pace and an awkward action can render technique secondary to preservation.

Cricket

A.B. de Villiers says Proteas must choke down fear to combat Mitchell Johnson

Take that: Mitchell Johnson lets Robin Peterson know who is in charge.

Jesse Hogan A.B. de Villiers says his teammates must put their bodies on the line against the left-hander.

Michael Clarke hails Mitchell Johnson's unbridled hostility

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan A beaming Michael Clarke has hailed Mitchell Johnson's 12-wicket haul as key to Australia inflicting a 281-run thrashing on top-ranked South Africa, its first home loss in more than two years.

Cricket

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 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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Mitchell Johnson only threat to Michael Clarke for Allan Border Medal

Michael Clarke with his wife, Kyly, at the 2013 Allan Border Medal ceremony.

Jesse Hogan Captain's consistency across series in England and India should see him win.

Mitchell Johnson aims to keep past behind him

Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson arrive at Johannesburg airport last Wednesday.

Jesse Hogan After a dominant Ashes series, Mitchell Johnson is feared and revered - just as he was almost five years ago, when he was part of a team that inflicted a memorable series defeat on South Africa.

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson's mojo risin'

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan THREE years before Mitch Johnson dragged Australia back into Ashes contention at the Gabba he was at the same venue at one of his lowest career ebbs.

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Michael Clarke hails David Warner and Ryan Harris after dramatic Test victory

Harris

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke has lauded the two architects of Australia's series-clinching win against South Africa in Cape Town, David Warner and Ryan Harris, as exemplifying how the current Test team will do...

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.

Cricket

Ryan Harris grits his teeth for South African win, vows to return after surgery

Australia's Ryan Harris will have extensive surgery on his return to Australia.

Jesse Hogan Ryan Harris admits he was 'ridiculously sore' in final South Africa match.

Cricket

Hobbling Ryan Harris the hero as Australia snatches victory

Harris

Jesse Hogan It took until the last half-hour of the last session, but Australia has finally banished the demons of Adelaide with a stunning 245-run victory in Cape Town.

Cricket

The African scream: Australia stakes claim to being best in the world

Ryan Harris of Australia bowls during day 3 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan The rankings don't say it yet, but Australia deserves to be considered the best team in the world in the same way Mark Taylor's Australians became unofficial world champions by toppling the mighty...

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Faf du Plessis shows wrong way to have ball in third Test

Rob Forsaith and Jesse Hogan The flash point of an oft-heated three-Test series between Australia and South Africa came in Cape Town.

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.

Cricket

South African Test captain Graeme Smith announces his retirement

Graeme Smith

Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan, Cape Town Graeme Smith's teammates pushed him through the SCG dressing room door and watched him storm out ''like a cowboy bursting into a saloon''.

Cricket

Australia must score heavily in the first innings if it is to win the series against South Africa, says opener Chris Rogers

Kyle Abbott

Jesse Hogan In the past 12 months, Australia has reached 300 in the first innings in less than half its 15 Tests.