Tag: australia

Phil Hughes’ passing, a reminder of life’s uncertainty

November 27, 2014: You didn’t have to know Australian batsman Phil Hughes to be shaken by news of his death after a two-day battle in hospital upon being hit by a cricket ball in a Sheffield Shield game at the Sydney Cricket…

Smith will preside over Aussie rally from series of farewells

Brad Haddin’s decision to retire from international cricket – the fifth Australian to quit the Test team this season – may appear to have left skipper Steve Smith, coach Darren Lehmann, Chief Selector Rod Marsh and his colleagues with their…

A tale of two run out dismissals, 15 years apart

The muddying white cricket ball rolled, almost obediently, from Ross Taylor’s blade back to Dale Steyn. The big South African swooped down to pick it up, sprinted back to the non-striker’s wicket and broke it with an action that tempted…