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Eight-year-old drag driver killed in Australia race crash

PERTH: An eight-year-old girl has died after crashing her junior dragster during her first official test run in the West Australia capital of Perth, police said Monday. Anita Board was trying to qualify for a junior racing license in her purple dragster "Pony Power" on Saturday when she hit a cement barrier at the end of the run, local media reported. She had just turned eight on Thursday, reaching the minimum age to get the license and race her 210cc dragster. Police said she was taken to hospital in critical…

In pictures: Huge kangaroo spotted taking a bath in Perth river

PERTH: An extraordinary mascular kangaroo was spotted taking a bath in Perth river, catching attention of a visitor who snapped the animal. The giant boomer was pictured having a splash in the Boodjidup Creek, in Margaret River - about four hours south of Perth. With its muscles bulging as it stood in the flowing waist-deep water, the majestic creature offered a puzzled expression to its inquisitive onlookers. Multiple photos of the rare event were shared to Facebook on Wednesday and quickly drew many…

WATCH: Bull goes on rampage outside Australian parliament house

PERTH: An out of control bull run amok outside parliament in Perth and the video of the unusual incident is going viral. What was meant to be a harmless stunt to promote mental health initiative R U OK? Day and the Perth Royal Show quickly turned pear-shaped after bull named ‘Winston’, one of two cattle visiting parliament, slipped its handler and galloped off. Winston seemed overwhelmed by the attention, crossing the road, scaling a fence, heading for parked cars before touring the grounds of Parliament House.…

Pakistan take on Australia in third ODI tomorrow

PERTH: The third one-day international between Pakistan and Australia will be played at Perth on Thursday (tomorrow), ARY News reported. The five-match ODI series between the two sides has been level at 1-1. Australia had won the first game at Brisbane by 92 runs. Pakistan made a comeback in the series and won the second fixture at Melbourne by six wickets. Captain Azhar Ali, who suffered an injury in the first ODI, will not be part of Pakistan's playing XI and Mohammad Hafeez will lead the visitors in the third…

Handscomb to make ODI debut against Pakistan

PERTH: Middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb will make his limited overs debut for Australia against Pakistan in the third one-day international in Perth on Thursday. Handscomb replaces the injured Mitchell Marsh after a highly successful introduction to Test cricket in which the 25-year-old scored two centuries and two fifties in his first four appearances in the recent series against South Africa and Pakistan. "He's done really well, he's been outstanding. So good reward for a good summer," Australian coach Darren…

Australia lose four wickets chasing record 539 target

PERTH: Emerging South African paceman Kagiso Rabada claimed three crucial wickets as South Africa closed in on victory against Australia on the fourth day of the opening Test in Perth on Sunday. Set an intimidating victory target of 539, the home side were wobbling on 169 for four at stumps and facing a potential record defeat against South Africa. Usman Khawaja was on 58 and Mitchell Marsh on 15, with South Africa's unbeaten record at the ground set to be extended. An extraordinary piece of fielding by the…

Perth Test: South Africa push lead past 500 against Australia

PERTH: South Africa tormented Australia as they built a commanding lead on the fourth day of the opening Test against Australia in Perth on Sunday. At lunch the visitors were 508 for seven in their second innings, an overall lead of 506 with three wickets in hand, having looked out of the match on the second day. The injured Dale Steyn was not expected to bat and would not bowl in Australia's second innings due to a shoulder injury that has ruled him out for at least six months. Vernon Philander was 63 and Keshav…

Perth Test: Duminy and Elgar dominate Australia

PERTH: Centuries to Dean Elgar and JP Duminy guided South Africa into a commanding position on the third day of the opening Test against Australia in Perth Saturday. At stumps on the third day the visitors were 390 for six in their second innings, an overall lead of 388 with four wickets in hand although the injured Dale Steyn is not expected to bat. Vernon Philander was on 23 and a subdued Quinton de Kock was 16, the latter having been given a life on one when Adam Voges grassed a tough chance from the bowling of…

Perth Test: South Africa rally but Steyn injured

PERTH: Dale Steyn denied David Warner a series-opening century and triggered a top-order collapse on Friday but South Africa's joy was tempered when the pace spearhead went off with a shoulder injury on day two of the first test against Australia. Australia had resumed on 105 without loss on another glorious day at the WACA but the hosts stumbled to the lunch break at 181-4, still trailing by 61 runs, as South Africa's bowlers rallied after a tough introduction late on day one. Adam Voges was 10 not out, with lunch…

Perth Test: Australian quicks strike against South Africa

PERTH: South Africa made a poor start in the first Test in Perth on Thursday and were struggling at 78 for 4 at lunch as Australia's pace bowlers took the early advantage. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the visitors lost quick wickets to the Australian attack on a bouncy WACA pitch with captain Faf du Plessis not out 37 at the break and Temba Bavuma unbeaten on 17 as the fifth-wicket pair added 46 to steady the ship. At one stage the visitors were 32 for 4 as the home side looked to atone for their 5-0…