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26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Nathan Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was delighted to have utilised the sharp turn and venomous bounce on offer at the Dharamsala pitch as his four-wicket haul pulled things back for Australia, who reduced India to 248/6 in their first innings on the second day of the fourth...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Nathan Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was delighted to have utilised the sharp turn and venomous bounce on offer at the Dharamsala pitch as his four-wicket haul pulled things back for Australia, who reduced India to 248/6 in their first innings on the second day of the fourth...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Disappointed at not getting big scores, says opener Lokesh Rahul

Indian opener Lokesh Rahul on Sunday said he was disappointed at not being able to capitalise upon the good starts into big score.Rahul batted steadily to score 60 runs with nine hits to the fence and a six before being dismissed while trying to hit a short...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Fourth Test : Australia claim advantage on second day

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon captured four wickets in the final session to hand Australia an advantage on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Sunday.Lyon returned figures of 4/67 as India reached 248/6 in their first innings at stumps....

26-Mar-2017 Kolkata

See myself competing for batsman's slot in Team India : Dinesh Karthik

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has consistently been amongst the runs in the domestic circuit, is now eyeing a batsman's slot in the national team, knowing all too well that it was far from easy to displace Wriddhiman Saha and Mahendra Singh Dhoni from their respective...

25-Mar-2017 Kolkata

India will have to bat really well without Kohli : Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said India will have to bat out of their skin in the absence of injured skipper Virat Kohli to gain an upper hand in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test against Australia in Dharamsala.Australia posted 300...

25-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

It's a dream come true for me, says debutant Kuldeep Yadav

After forcing Australia to huff and puff to his left-arm wrist spin, debutant Kuldeep Yadav on Saturday acknowledged that it was a "dream come true" when he helped India bundle out the hosts for 300 in their first innings of the fourth and final cricket Test...

24-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Under Rahane, India will still be in very good hands : Steve Smith

With India's regular skipper Virat Kohli's participation in the deciding final cricket Test still under the cloud following a shoulder injury, Australia skipper Steve Smith on Friday backed vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's abilities to lead the hosts in the...

23-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Cheteshwar Pujara backs Virat Kohli as a 'great leader'

Ahead of the deciding fourth and final cricket Test against Australia, starting on Saturday, Indian middle order mainstay batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said the mind games played by the Kangaroos won't work with the side led by Virat Kohli.Hailing...

20-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Team performed good despite tough conditions : Shaun Marsh

Middle-order batsman Shaun Marsh, who helped Australia salvage a draw against India in the third cricket Test here, was happy with the result and said the team performed good despite tough conditions.Marsh (53) and Peter Handscomb (72 not out) forged a brilliant...

20-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Third Test : Handscomb, Marsh carry Australia to safety

The middle order duo of Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb produced some gritty batting to help Australia salvage a draw against India in the third cricket Test match at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium here on Monday.Handscomb and Marsh...

19-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Must apply Dubai training lessons to save 3rd Test : Darren Lehmann

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann expects his wards to apply themselves well during the final of the third Test on Monday and see out the tie, keeping all their practice in similar conditions in mind.Australia were reduced to 23/2 at stumps as Ravindra Jadeja sent...

19-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Ranchi century my best Test innings till date : Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha on Sunday rated his knock of 117 as the best among the three tons he has scored in Test cricket so far.Saha, who took 233 deliveries to get to the landmark, was involved in a 199-run seventh-wicket partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (202 off 525...

19-Mar-2017 Colombo

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to win 100th Test

Bangladesh racked up a thrilling four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka riding a brilliant all-round performance from Shakib Al Hasan to seal a memorable 100th Test win here on Sunday.Chasing 191 to win, Tamim Iqbal struck a fine 82 before skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (22...

19-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Third Test: India force upper hand on 4th day

Superb batting by Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha coupled with excellent bowling by Ravindra Jadeja put India in a strong position on the fourth day of the third cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday.Pujara scored a double-century and Saha notched...

18-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Wouldn't rate my knock as a good innings : Murali Vijay

Opening batsman Murali Vijay did not want to rate his innings highly saying he could have pushed himself harder as India ended day three on 330/6 trailing by 91 runs against Australia here on Saturday."I wouldn't rate it as a good innings," Vijay said after...

18-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Centurion Pujara stands tall as India get closer to Aussie total

Centurion Cheteshwar Pujara's marathon effort helped India whittle down the lead to 91 runs as the hosts reached 360/6 at stumps on day three of the third cricket Test against Australia here on Saturday.Pujara (130 not out) and wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman...

18-Mar-2017 Wellington

Maharaj spins Proteas to 8-wkt win over New Zealand

A career-best Test haul by slow left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj helped South Africa thrash New Zealand by eight wickets within three days of the second cricket Test at the Basin Reserve here on Saturday.Maharaj came up with figures of 6/40 to bundle New...

17-Mar-2017 Agra

Yusuf Pathan bats for elephants

Cricketer Yusuf Pathan on Friday stressed the need to conserve environment and protect wildlife.The cricketer visited the Wildlife SOS elephant conservation centre and the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, which have 21 elephants and 200 bears."There is a need to protect...

17-Mar-2017 Ranchi

India off to steady start after Jadeja show

India lost the wicket of opener Lokesh Rahul to finish the second day's play at 120/1 in their response to Australia's first innings total of 451 in the third cricket Test here on Friday.Playing his 50th Test, opener Murali Vijay looked rock solid to remain...

16-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Third Test : Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell lead Australian charge

Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell shone with the bat as Australia posted 299/4 in their first innings on the opening day of their third cricket Test against India at the JSCA International Stadium here on Thursday.At stumps, Smith was unbeaten on 117 while Maxwell...

15-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Steve Smith 'rubbishes' Kohli's allegations

Ahead of the third cricket Test match from Thursday, Australia captain Steve Smith on Wednesday rubbished his opposite number Virat Kohli's allegations that he cheated more than once while taking Decision Review System (DRS) calls. He reiterated that it was...

15-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Manohar quits as ICC Chairman, surprises BCCI

Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar has stepped down as Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) citing personal reasons.Manohar's decision comes after only eight months in office. The 59-year-old was elected unopposed as the ICC's first independent...

15-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Both teams have moved ahead from Bengaluru : Virat Kohli

Though wanting to move on and focus on the third cricket Test here against Australia, India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said he has no regrets about his showdown with Australian captain Steve Smith over DRS."A lot has been gone into the incident. It's...

14-Mar-2017 Kolkata

I still have Hughes' phone number saved on my mobile : Michael Clarke

It's been more than two years since Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes breathed his last, but former captain Michael Clarke still has his phone number saved on his mobile.Hughes was killed during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November...

14-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Despite Starc's injury Australia can still win series : Michael Clarke

Former Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke on Friday said pace spearhead Mitchell Starc's injury will likely dent the preparations of the visitors as it will have a huge impact on the rest of the matches in the series against India.The 35-year-old Clarke,...

14-Mar-2017 Ranchi

Anil Kumble says team won't curb aggression

India cricket head coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday said that his wards don't need to curb their aggression when they take on Australia in the third Test match here from Thursday.The second Test in Bengaluru witnessed many controversies with the on-field conduct...

12-Mar-2017 Dunedin (New Zealand)

Surprised with ICC's handling of Smith and Kohli, says du Plessis

South Africa Test captain Faf du Plessis has criticised the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not penalising Australia skipper Steven Smith and India's Virat Kohli following the controversy over improper use of the Decision Review System (DRS) during...

10-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Despite Starc's injury Australia can still win series : Michael Clarke

Former Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke on Friday said pace spearhead Mitchell Starc's injury will likely dent the preparations of the visitors as it will have a huge impact on the rest of the matches in the series against India.The 35-year-old Clarke,...

10-Mar-2017 Dubai

AB de Villiers becomes top ranked batsman in ODIs

South Africas star batsman AB de Villiers on Friday regained the top spot in the ICC player rankings for One-Day International batsmen after leading the list of run-scorers in the recent series against New Zealand.De Villiers's 262 runs in the series, including...

08-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Always wanted to be one of the top players : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli, who was presented with the Polly Umrigar award at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) annual awards here on Wednesday, said he always wanted to be one of the top players in the world.Besides Kohli, premier off-spinner...

07-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

V.V.S. Laxman raps Smith for 'dressing room' signals

Former India batting great V.V.S. Laxman on Tuesday expressed his displeasure at Australia skipper Steve Smith's attempt to seek consent from the dressing room for usage of Decision Review System during the second cricket Test, which the visitors lost by 75...

07-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Virat Kohli accuses Australia of 'crossing the line' in Bengaluru Test

Accusing the Australians of repeatedly seeking clarification from support staff housed in front of television screens and laptops in the dressing room on the usage of the Decision Review System (DRS), India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday claimed that he had reported...

07-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Lokesh Rahul enjoys batting with sore shoulder

After guiding India to a brilliant 75-run win in the second cricket Test against Australia here on Tuesday, opener Lokesh Rahul said despite having a sore shoulder, he did not find it difficult to bat as long as he kept scoring for the team's cause.The 24-year-old...

07-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Partnership between Rahane, Pujara hurt us : Steve Smith

Hailing the match-winning partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, Australia skipper Steve Smith on Tuesday conceded that his team found the going tough on the deteriorating fourth day pitch at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, where they lost the...

07-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Virat Kohli rates Bengaluru Test win as 'sweetest' in his captaincy

After trouncing Australia by 75 runs in the second cricket Test to level the four-match rubber 1-1, India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday termed the victory as the "sweetest" so far under his captaincy.Crediting the side for showing the "character and intent"...

07-Mar-2017 Bangalore

India beat Australia to level series

Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led the way with a six-wicket haul as India defeated Australia by 75 runs in the second cricket Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday.Chasing a target of 188 runs, Australia were all out for 112 in their second...

06-Mar-2017 Bangalore

Will be 'gold' if Pujara, Rahane can add 100 more : Lokesh Rahul

India's opening batsman Lokesh Rahul, who rescued the hosts with another half century in the second innings on Monday, hoped the undefeated duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to add another 100 runs when they come out to bat on the fourth morning of...

05-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

India will bounce back : Cheteshwar Pujara

Australia may be in a dominant position in the second cricket Test, but experienced Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is confident that the hosts will bounce back.Australia posted 237/6 in their first innings by the end of the second day's play at the M. Chinnaswamy...

05-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Second Test : Renshaw, Marsh boost Australia

Gritty half-centuries by Matt Renshaw and Shaun Marsh enabled Australia to post 237/6 in their first innings on the second day of the ongoing second cricket Test against India at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday.Marsh was the highest scorer among the...

04-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

It was by far my most difficult Test innings : Lokesh Rahul

India's opening batsman Lokesh Rahul, whose defiant 90 on Saturday helped the hosts reach a paltry 189 in the first innings of the second cricket Test against Australia, said it was by far his "most difficult" Test innings.Rahul, who curbed his natural instincts...

04-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Watched a lot of Ashwin tapes but stuck to my strength : Nathan Lyon

After returning with the best figures of 8/50 for any visiting bowler in India, Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Saturday said he drew inspiration by watching videos of his Indian counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin, but stuck to his strength of extracting...

04-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Second Test: Lyon takes career best haul as Australia dominate Day 1

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon ripped apart the Indian batting line-up with career-best figures of 8/50 as the visitors took the upper hand on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.Lyon's figures were the best ever by...

03-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Steve Smith advises team to score big in first innings vs India

Australia captain Steve Smith on Friday advised his team to bat well and score big runs in the first innings because the track here may not deteriorate much like in Pune.Smith also admitted that the Indian team, whose 19-match unbeaten streak was broken in Pune...

03-Mar-2017 Bengaluru

Virat Kohli assures of turnaround in remaining three Tests vs Aussies

Putting the shocking 333-run drubbing in the opening game behind him, India skipper Virat Kohli, on the eve of the second cricket Test here, assured fans on Friday that there won't be a repeat of such abject failure in the remaining three Tests against Australia."We...

02-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Sports for all is my vision, my dream : Sachin Tendulkar

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar says he wants every Indian to make any one sport a part of their fitness regime.He feels people should not take up a sport only at a competitive level, but for some fun and to burn some calories too. "Sports for all is my...

26-Feb-2017 Dubai

Steve Smith retains top spot in ICC rankings

Australia captain Steve Smith has consolidated his position at the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his outstanding batting effort in the opening Test against India.Smith scored 109 during Australia's second innings to help his team win...

25-Feb-2017 Pune

India should be unhappy at the manner of losing Test

Sometimes the figures tell it all, and Indias massive loss to Australia in the first of the four-Test series in Pune certainly reveal so.The Test was over in a shade over two sessions on the third day, leaving India battered by 333 runs.If the result had gone...

25-Feb-2017 Pune

Harbhajan Singh takes a jibe at Pune track post India's 333-run loss

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who predicted a 4-0 verdict in favour of India in the run-up to the four-match Test rubber against Australia, on Saturday blamed the pitch for the home team's 333-run loss in the opening match at the Maharastra Cricket Association...

25-Feb-2017 Pune

Loss against Australia a big learning for me : Virat Kohli

After tasting his first loss as full-time India skipper, Virat Kohli on Saturday conceded that the 333-run loss to Australia in the first cricket Test is a big learning for him.Australia ended India's 19-match unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts within...

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