Commonwealth Bank Series 2011-12

Ponting's absence affecting Australia's energy

Australia's inconsistency in the CB series and their listlessness in the second final cannot be put down solely to Ponting's absence. But, as Mickey Arthur, says it is difficult to replicate Ponting's intensity

Commonwealth Bank Series 2011-12

Clarke hamstring injury serious

Michael Clarke's left hamstring injury is believed to be serious enough to rule him out of the entire limited overs portion of Australia's looming West Indies tour

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Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series 2nd final, Adelaide

Jayawardene fined for arguing with umpires

Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has been fined 10% of his match fee for arguing with the umpires during the second final of the CB Series in Adelaide