Shane Warne

Warne's cap cracks a million

Test cricket's second-most successful bowler, the former leg-spinner has confirmed his "baggy green" cap has been sold through auction for $1,007,500.

Twenty-seven people have been killed so far and thousands made homeless as the huge fires have scorched through more than 10.3 million hectares (25.5 million acres) of land, an area the size of South Korea.

Several towns and communities in the heavily populated southeastern region of the country have been advised once again to be alert and evacuate if needed.