Australia v New Zealand 2008-09

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Allrounder's off-field troubles continue

Bar manager backs Symonds

Nov 25, 2008: The manager of the Brisbane hotel where Andrew Symonds was involved in an altercation with a patron on Sunday night has said Symonds was being harassed by the man and did nothing wrong

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Allrounder's off-field troubles continue

Symonds involved in pub incident

Nov 24, 2008: Cricket Australia is investigating an incident surrounding Andrew Symonds after he was involved in a confrontation with a patron in a Brisbane hotel on Sunday night

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New Zealand in Australia 2008-09

Bracewell backs beaten batsmen

Nov 24, 2008: The New Zealand coach John Bracewell has no plans to alter his "starstruck" batting order for the second Test against Australia

Peter English

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane

Ponting in more trouble with over-rates

Nov 24, 2008: Australia have been fined for the second game in a row by the match referee Chris Broad

Peter English

New Zealand in Australia 2008-09

Watson axed as Australia weigh up options

Nov 23, 2008: In the past ten years Australian teams have almost picked themselves, but as Ricky Ponting realises the damage caused by the loss of a clutch of greats he is changing his outlook and adopting a more flexible approach to selection

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Vettori backs his struggling batsmen

Nov 23, 2008: Daniel Vettori will look for a magic cure to New Zealand's traditional batting woes before Friday's second Test as they attempt the difficult task of levelling the series in Adelaide

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Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

A Trans-Tasman chasm

Nov 23, 2008: A match that began with the pitch bringing the teams together on the first two days ended by showing the gulf between them

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Johnson leads clinical Australia to victory

Nov 23, 2008: It took Australia only 48 minutes on the fourth day to wrap up New Zealand's final four wickets and claim a 149-run win in the first Test at the Gabba. Mitchell Johnson finished with his first five-wicket haul in Tests and Stuart Clark ended up with four

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Australia's tail did a 'bloody good' job - Martin

Nov 22, 2008: Chris Martin, the New Zealand fast bowler, still held out hope of a "little miracle" despite his side losing six second-innings wickets

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Katich makes most of second coming

Nov 22, 2008: A year ago Simon Katich, 33, was unlikely to play another Test, but now he is the present and future of the top of the order

Peter English at the Gabba

Plays of the day

The umpire strikes back, and a jolt for Southee

Nov 22, 2008: The Plays of the day for the third day of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand in Brisbane

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Katich stars as Australia take control

Nov 22, 2008: Simon Katich became the first Australian to carry his bat in a Test for more than a decade and set Australia on the path towards victory at the Gabba

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Haddin gets backing of former keepers

Nov 21, 2008: Brad Haddin has struggled behind the stumps in Australia's recent Tests, but he still has the support of Ian Healy and Adam Gilchris

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Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Liven it up

Nov 21, 2008: For two days the batsmen have made a pitch that has been testing look like a disaster area by playing, missing, edging and complaining

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Time for top six to front up - Flynn

Nov 21, 2008: The No. 6 Daniel Flynn has said it is time for New Zealand's top six batsmen to prove they deserve their spots as they prepare for a difficult chase

Peter English at the Gabba

Plays of the day

Heavy legs, and secrets from the wife

Nov 21, 2008: The Plays of the day for the second day of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand in Brisbane

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Katich the key as wickets tumble

Nov 21, 2008: Simon Katich was the main man standing between New Zealand and a gettable fourth-innings chase at the Gabba, where 16 wickets tumbled on an eventful second day

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Southee aims for more such days

Nov 20, 2008: The swing bowler Tim Southee still lives at home on a farm with his family in Northland, but if he keeps performing like this it might soon be the only place he can hide

Peter English at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Confused Australia battle identity crisis

Nov 20, 2008: Australia's batting deficiencies with the moving ball have not been erased by their return home from India. While the swing and seam was expected and the Gabba pitch was tricky, the batsmen's thoughts were cluttered and their shot selection scrambled

Peter English at the Gabba

Plays of the day

A storm and a boycott

Nov 20, 2008: Plays of the day for the first day of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand in Brisbane

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