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.

Clarke limps, Australia chases win

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.

Desperate skipper grabs a win

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18:  Mitchell Starc of Australia celebrates taking the final wicket of Shaminda Eranga of Sri Lanka during day five of the First Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena on December 18, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Australia pulls off a win almost at the death after gutsy resistance by Sri Lanka.

Been there, won this: Clarke's men learn from past fall

Matthew Wade

Jesse Hogan WHEN Michael Clarke elected to bring on Matthew Wade to bowl the last over before tea on Tuesday, his will to win appeared questionable.

Cricket

Australia snatches dramatic win

Peter Siddle

Jesse Hogan Australian bowlers have delivered a decisive final-session performance against Sri Lanka to secure its first Test win of the summer.

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.

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.