1ST TEST

  • Michael Clarke praises 'gentleman' Younis Khan 15 hours 12 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    (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...
  • Vernon Philander fined by ICC for ball tampering July 19, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 July 18, 2014

    Galle: 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 Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd fivewicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 3 July 18, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day 2 roundup: JeanPaul Duminy came up with a timely century Thursday that helped South Africa declare their first innings at a formidable 455 for 9 on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The lefthander was unbeaten...
  • Picking five bowlers is a positive move, says Dravid July 16, 2014

    London: Former India captain Rahul Dravid termed Indian team management's decision to include five specialist bowlers as a positive move. "It is a very courageous move, a very positive move in my opinion," Dravid told reporters at the Laureus Academy function here on Thursday. "In the past, India have been a bit...
  • India complained within 24 hours of AndersonJadeja fracas: report July 16, 2014

    London: India's much talkedabout delayed response to the alleged "pushing and abusing" of Ravindra Jadeja by James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham was not exactly delayed as it has now come to light that the team complained within 24 hours of the incident. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo,...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st Test, Day 5 July 13, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 4 roundup: Joe Root and James Anderson's worldrecord partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the...
  • Glad to help England get back in the match: Anderson July 13, 2014

    Nottingham: England pacer James Anderson on Saturday said that he was delighted with his maiden Test halfcentury and even more so with the fact that his innings allowed his team to find its way into the first Test versus India here. Anderson scored a personal best of 81 runs while Joe...
  • We shouldn't be disappointed with our bowling performance: Pujara July 13, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday said that his team's bowling performances in the first Test versus England was up to the mark and they should not be too disappointed with the 198run world record stand for the last wicket between Joe Root and James Anderson here. Root remained unbeaten...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely July 12, 2014

    Joe Root and James Anderson's worldrecord partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middleorder batsman Root...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st Test, Day 4 July 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 roundup: Dogged resistance by Joe Root and England's late order helped the hosts recover from a precarious 205 for 7 to reach 352/9 at stumps on day three to blunt the effort of Indian pacers and cut down...
  • Not a perfect day for England, admits Joe Root July 12, 2014

    Nottingham: England middleorder batsman Joe Root has refused to blame his team's batsmen for the slump in the postlunch session that saw them collapse from 134 for 1 to 202 for 7 handing India the advantage in the first Test at Nottingham. The Yorkshire batsman then had to come up with...
  • I have regained my rhythm, says Ishant Sharma July 12, 2014

    Nottingham: Having engineered a collapse with one of his best spells in recent times, lanky Indian speedster Ishant Sharma said that he feels like having got his rhythm back. "I struggled with my rhythm in the two practice matches. "These things happen when you haven't been playing cricket for too long. I...
  • 1st Test: England fight their way to 352/9 on Day 3, trail India by 105 July 11, 2014

    Dogged resistance by Joe Root and England's late order helped the hosts recover from a precarious 205 for 7 to reach 352/9 at stumps on day three to blunt the effort of Indian pacers and cut down the visitors lead to 105. A sixwicket burst by India, thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar...
  • Alastair Cook confident of Matt Prior's fitness for first Test July 9, 2014

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook was "99 percent sure" Matt Prior will be fit to face India in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday after the wicketkeeper's injury scare. Prior suffered a thigh injury while training on Monday but, with England having called up oneday international Jos Buttler ...
  • Revenge and redemption embody India's England tour opener July 8, 2014

    There was brouhaha about India's last England tour. The 2000th Test coincided with the 100th between the two nations, hence the commotion. At the end of that tour in 2011, there was stillness in the Indian camp the visitors stood immobile, heads hanging. On the other side of the...
  • England toughest venue for subcontinental players, says Kohli July 7, 2014

    Nottingham: Virat Kohli has described England as 'one of the toughest venues for subcontinental teams' but said they are focused on putting up a strong performance in the fiveTest series to start the transition of the young Indian team to a good quality side. The opening Test begins on Wednesday here,...