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.

Slower pitch won't nullify Mitch Johnson threat for second Test: Morne Morkel

Jesse Hogan Morne Morkel says South Africa must not assume the expected slower pitch conditions for the second Test in Port Elizabeth will, in isolation, be enough to nullify Mitch Johnson.

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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.

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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Underwhelming bowler Vernon Philander backed by Proteas' coach

Vernon Philander

Jesse Hogan South Africa coach Russell Domingo has leapt to the defence of Vernon Philander after the paceman's second consecutive underwhelming series.

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Rain halts Australia's reign in Cape Town

Clarke

Jesse Hogan Unrelenting rain has halted Australia's bid to become the first touring team in five years to score 500 runs in South Africa.

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Australia dominate South Africa on day one of final Test, thanks to Warner and Clarke

David Warner

Jesse Hogan David Warner overcame self-inflicted controversy and Michael Clarke gallantly withstood a battering to lead Australia to a mighty day-one performance in the series-ending Test against South Africa.

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A captain's knock to win over doubters

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan When it comes to Michael Clarke he always seems to need to do more to appease the (diminishing) number of people who merely tolerate him as captain..

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Battered Michael Clarke patched together by doctors

Australia's captain Michael Clarke gestures after reaching his 100 run mark.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke admits he needed a hefty dose of medical treatment to reach his 27th Test century.

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Steve Smith cementing his place in Australian side

Steve Smith

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith is on track to become a permanent fixture of the Australian team.

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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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Australia in trouble as South Africa claim late wickets on day two of the second Test

Australia's captain Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan More sloppy South African fielding and an umpiring howler combined to allow Australia to finish day two in Port Elizabeth in trouble - but not in the dire straits - against the home team.

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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.

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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.

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Dale Steyn hits back as Australia is routed in second Test

Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann was never going to be doing handstands after again watching his team lose nine last-session wickets to crash to defeat, just as it had during the winter Ashes series.

Cricket

Shane Watson to enter fray for decider as Shaun Marsh or Alex Doolan face axe

Shane Watson.

Jesse Hogan With one of Australia's batsmen likely to make way for the return of Shane Watson in the deciding Test in Cape Town, captain Michael Clarke joked that on form it should be him.

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South Africa get a boost from return of AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn

Jesse Hogan The injury cloud hanging over two of South Africa's key players has lifted, with A.B. de Villiers joining Dale Steyn in making an encouraging return to action before next week's first Test against...

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Australian Test opener David Warner vows to go to the next level

Fine balance: David Warner will respect the Proteas bowlers, but will still punish anything loose and in his zone.

Jesse Hogan Dynamic opener David Warner is taking a leaf or two out of the Chris Rogers playbook.

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Protea expects Henriques to play first Test

Moises Henriques.

Jesse Hogan South Africa spinner Robin Peterson is convinced Moises Henriques will fill one of the two vacancies in the Australian batting order for the first Test, as insurance in case one of its seamers breaks...

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