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

Sangakkara's ton of motivation

Jesse Hogan If international cricket was a kingdom, Kumar Sangakkara would be a senior royal.

Even top order has Australians on top

Australia's batsman Mike Hussey celebrates his century against Sri Lanka.

Jesse Hogan Most even Test batting performance for a while puts team in dominant position.

Batsmen come to party at last

Australia's batsman Mike Hussey (R) celebrates his century against Sri Lanka as teammate Matthew Wade (L) looks on during the second day of the first cricket Test match in Hobart on December 15, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/William WEST   
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Jesse Hogan Australia's most even Test batting performance in almost three years has put them in a dominant position in the series-opening Test against Sri Lanka.

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.

Tails you lose for Sri Lanka

Australians celebrate

Jesse Hogan THE tale of two tails is an explanation of why Matthew Wade will leave Sydney with a maiden home Test century to his name and why Sri Lanka will, barring a Fanie de Villiers-type effort from one of...

Lower order's grit sways Test

Jesse Hogan Australia's tail proves to be the main difference between the two sides at the SCG.