1ST TEST

  • Murali Vijay's dismissal was turning point, says Virat Kohli 5 days ago

    Adelaide: India captain Virat Kohli was graceful in defeat admitting that Murali Vijay's dismissal might have just been the turning point in their 48-run defeat against Australia in the first cricket Test on Saturday. Asked if Vijay's dismissal when he was batting 99 became the turning point, Kohli replied,"Could be. If...
  • Insipid batting lets Virat Kohli down as Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory over India 5 days ago

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli was the star of the show for a majority of the final day but was ultimately upstaged by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who spun his team to an emotional 48-run victory in the first Test at Adelaide. Kohli, captaining the Indian Test team for the first...
  • 1st Test: David Warner ton puts Australia in control on Day 4 6 days ago

    David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith and Brad Haddin were batting on 52 and 14 respectively when stumps...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 4 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Round-up: Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his Test captaincy debut as the visitors responded brilliantly to Australia's mammoth first innings total of 517 for 7 by reaching 369 for 5 at...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: On a rain-curtailed day, Michael Clarke scored a fine 128 while Steven Smith finished with an unbeaten 162 to put Australia in command. The hosts ended Day 2 of the first Test at 517/7. Indian bowlers were out...
  • 1st Test: Smith, Clarke put Team India on the ropes on rain-hit day December 10, 2014

    Skipper Michael Clarke played through pain and recorded his 28th Test century and Steven Smith smashed 21 boundaries for his unbeaten 162 to take Australia to a strong 517 for 7 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day against India at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. It was a frustrating day...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 December 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Round-up: India picked up three late wickets to pull things back on day one of the first Adelaide Test on Tuesday after a splendid batting display by Australian opener David Warner (145), skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired hurt)...
  • Warner pays tribute to 'friend' Hughes with a classy ton in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    David Warner paid tribute to his friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes, by scoring a scintillating century against India in the first Test in Adelaide. Warner blasted a quickfire century off 106 balls, firing up an emotional Adelaide Oval crowd after solemn tributes to Hughes. Warner, who was present when Hughes was...
  • Adelaide celebrates life of Phil Hughes, '13th man' of Australia squad December 9, 2014

    In the minds of the cricket lovers, Phillip Hughes will remain '63 Not Out Forever', but on Tuesday the departed cricketer was named his national team's "13th man" as the first cricket Test between India and Australia started here on an emotional note. As Australia named their playing XI for the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 1 in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia opted to bat against India India, after a calamitous week ahead of the Test match, would look to improve their overseas record with Virat Kohli at the helm of affairs. Australia, on the other hand, would look to give...
  • Test cricket back on after Phillip Hughes' death December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: The emotional road back to competition begins Tuesday for Australia's Test cricketers following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes. The Adelaide Oval match against India will serve as yet another tribute to the fallen Australian player. Cricket Australia said Sunday that spectators will be asked to stand for 63 seconds of...
  • Injured Dhoni ruled out of 1st Test, Kohli to lead India in Adelaide December 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide, after regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out with a thumb injury. Dhoni was initially slated to sit out the opening Test of the series to rest an injured thumb but after the rescheduling in the wake...
  • Clarke to play 1st Test against India, Hughes named 13th man December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke will play in what is expected to be an emotion-charged first Test against India after overcoming a hamstring injury to take his place in the Adelaide Oval match. Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says Clarke is "100 percent fit" and will lead a team Tuesday that includes...
  • India in Australia: 1st Test may be delayed, Aus players need time after Hughes tragedy November 28, 2014

    The first Test between India and Australia is all set to be rescheduled as three of the senior Aussie cricketers in Shane Watson, David Warner and Brad Haddin are amongst those who have already said that they are not in perfect state of mind to return to competitive cricket. According to...
  • 2nd Test: Dogged Tamim defies Zimbabwe to take Bangladesh to 193/3 November 3, 2014

    Khulna: Opener Tamim Iqbal's restrained batting helped Bangladesh reach 193 for 3 on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. At stumps, Iqbal was 74 not out with Shakib Al Hasan on 13, leaving the Zimbabwe bowlers frustrated. Mahmudullah was the other notable scorer with 56. Iqbal made...
  • Lack of good spinners in Aussie camp helped Pakistan: Yousuf October 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Australian bowling attack lacked sharp spinners and that played a crucial role in Pakistan's victory in the first Test on Sunday, former captain Mohammad Yousuf said. Yousuf's comments came after Pakistan rolled over Australia by 221 runs in Dubai to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. "If you...
  • 1st Test: Bangladesh take slim first innings lead against Zimbabwe on Day 2 October 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Tintashe Panyangara delivered his career best 5 for 59 to help Zimbabwe keep the match evenly poised against Bangladesh at stumps on the second day of the first Test on Sunday. Using short balls to unsettle batsmen, Panyangara's maiden five-for helped dismiss Bangladesh for 254 after which Zimbabwe made 5...
  • Michael Clarke praises 'gentleman' Younis Khan October 25, 2014

    Dubai: Australian skipper Michael Clarke praised record century maker Younis Khan as a "gentleman of the game" after the Pakistani notched a century in each innings in the first Test on Saturday. Younis hit an unbeaten 103, following up his 106 in the first knock, to help Pakistan set Australia a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 October 24, 2014

    (Scroll down for ball-by-ball commentary) Day 2 Roundup: David Warner's aggressive half century led Australia to a solid 113 without loss after Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century lifted Pakistan to 454 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Warner raised his sixth consecutive 50-plus score in Tests and was unbeaten...
  • 1st Test: West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets September 9, 2014

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim completed his third Test century but could not prevent West Indies from romping to a 10wicket victory early on day five of the opening Test match at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Tuesday. Mushfiqur was last man out for 116 as Bangladesh, 256 for 5 overnight, was...
  • 1st Test: Benn takes five as West Indies skittle Bangladesh for 182 on Day 3 September 8, 2014

    Leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn claimed 5 for 39 on Sunday as the West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 182 to take a first innings lead of 302 after three days of the first Test. The hosts are likely to enforce the followon for the fourth day on Monday. Benn got good support...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite double ton drives WI to 407 for 3 September 7, 2014

    Arnos Vale: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite compiled an unbeaten 205 as the West Indies reached 407 for 3 against Bangladesh at the close of a rainhit second day of the opening Test at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Saturday. The hosts, 264 for 3 overnight, were stalled by persistent morning rain that...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite century puts West Indies in charge September 6, 2014

    Opener Kraigg Braithwaite's confident unbeaten 123 led West Indies to 264 for 3 at the close on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Kingstown, St. Vincent on Friday. Barbadian Brathwaite shared a commanding 116run opening partnership with Chris Gayle as the home side made a strong start...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 5 August 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Roundup: Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 10th double century against reckless Pakistan as Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 533 for 9 for an overall lead of 82 runs on the fourth day of the first Test on...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4 August 9, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 roundup: Kumar Sangakkara rose to fourth place in the list of centurymakers as he and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene plundered Pakistan's bowlers on the rainhit third day of the first Test in Galle. The hosts, who began the day...
  • 1st Test: Silva, Sangakkara carry Sri Lanka after Pakistan's 451 August 7, 2014

    Galle: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Silva was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw...
  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 21, 2014

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his matchwinning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the seriesopener. The 31yearold rightarm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble July 21, 2014

    Galle: Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent nonwhite skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the seriesopener when...
  • 1st Test, SL v SA: as it happened July 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Sri Lanka lefthander Kumar Sangakkara led a steady charge towards a challenging 370run target after South Africa declared on the fourth day of the first Test. The former captain was unbeaten on 58 with one six and...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4 July 19, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 roundup: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's firstinnings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three of the first Test. It...