2ND TEST

  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round up: New Zealand bowled with discipline and, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan's half-centuries, looked set for a lead in the second Test. Pakistan lost Asad Shafiq in seamer Tim Southee's penultimate over for 44 to close the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's batting tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings before they returned to dismiss Pakistan's openers on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. After frustrating the Pakistani bowlers...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan close third day on 61/2, lead Australia by 370 November 1, 2014

    Pakistan took a stranglehold on the second Test match against Australia when they opened up a lead of 370 runs at the end of the third day's play on Saturday. Pakistan dismissed Australia for 261 runs to take a first-innings lead of 309. Captain Misbah-ul Haq could have enforced a follow-on,...
  • 2nd Test: Spin-hit Australia look to bounce back against Pakistan October 29, 2014

    After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The world number two team was all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the...
  • Waqar Younis warns hurt Australia will bounce back in second Test October 28, 2014

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday warned his team to be prepared for a backlash from wounded Australia in the second Test. Pakistan thrashed Australia in the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday. They now seek their first series win over Australia for 20 years in the second...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 4 September 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Shivnarine Chanderpaul's phenomenal run of form against Bangladesh continued with the veteran West Indies batsman unbeaten on 63 in guiding his team to 4 for 208, an overall lead of 427. After captain Denesh Ramdin declined to enforce...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 3 September 15, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Kemar Roach took 5 for 33 as Bangladesh slumped to 104 for seven at stumps. Bangladesh still trail their hosts' first innings score by 276 runs. Mahmudullah will continue in the morning on 13, and Shafiul Islam has...
  • 2nd Test: Kemar Roach dismantles Bangladesh on Day 2 September 15, 2014

    Kemar Roach took 5 for 33 as Bangladesh slumped to 104 for seven at stumps on the second day of the second and final Test against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Sunday. Bangladesh still trail their hosts' first innings score by 276 runs. Mahmudullah will continue in the morning...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 2 September 14, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Opening batsmen Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite hit halfcenturies as the West Indies built a strong firstday total of 246 for 3 against Bangladesh in the second Test at Beausejour Stadium on Saturday. Lefthander Johnson, on debut, compiled...
  • 2nd Test: Opening stand guides WI to 246 for 3 on day one September 14, 2014

    St. Lucia: Opening batsmen Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite hit halfcenturies as the West Indies built a strong firstday total of 246 for 3 against Bangladesh in the second Test at Beausejour Stadium on Saturday. Lefthander Johnson, on debut, compiled 66 off 162 balls. He struck five fours and a six. Brathwaite,...
  • Gayle unavailable for second Test against Bangladesh September 12, 2014

    Gros Islet (St. Lucia): The West Indies will have to do without talismanic opener Chris Gayle for the second and final Test against Bangladesh starting Saturday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. The lefthander was not named in the 13man squad announced late Thursday, with Guyana lefthander Leon Johnson called up as...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka close in on a win against Pakistan August 17, 2014

    Colombo: Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four secondinnings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the Test and level the twomatch series, Pakistan were precariously placed on 127 for 7 at stumps on the fourth day with their last...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan dig in despite Herath's fivewicket haul on Day 2 August 15, 2014

    Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a fivewicket haul but halfcenturies from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan trail Sri Lanka, who lead the twoTest series 10, by...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 20 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4 July 27, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Roundup: South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but offspinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 3 July 26, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 roundup: Hashim Amla led South Africa's recovery to 98 for 3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket Test on Friday. Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 on his home ground...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa July 24, 2014

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test July 23, 2014

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling legspinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a matchwinning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35yearold Pakistanborn spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Lord's win was a team effort, says Sandeep Patil July 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Selection panel chairman Sandeep Patil said the convincing 95run win over England has thrilled him and credited the whole team for the stupendous effort. India swamped England by 95 runs to post their first victory at Lord's in 28 years. "I'm thrilled by the victory like everyone else. But this is...
  • Stats from Lord's: Ishant's first fivefor in a winning cause and more July 22, 2014

    Statistical highlights from India's historic triumph on Monday that saw them beat England in a Test at Lord's for the first time since 1986 and second overall in 82 years. India have produced a victory after failing to register a single win in their previous fifteen Tests overseas. The win...
  • England won't miss Cook as captain, says Nasser Hussain July 22, 2014

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95run defeat by India at Lord's on Monday condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win. Immediately after the match Cook said he had no intention of resigning and the England and...
  • Matchwinner Ishant needed convincing to go short July 22, 2014

    London: Ishant Sharma's shortpitched barrage inspired India to victory at Lord's on Monday, but the tall rightarm seamer needed more than a little convincing from his captain to attempt the matchwinning tactic. Sharma took careerbest figures of 7 for 74 as India claimed a 95run victory to go 10 up in...
  • Matt Prior to take a break, miss rest of India series July 22, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday, he told the England and Wales Cricket Board website. Prior, under pressure for his place after a poor...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28year Lord's jinx July 21, 2014

    Team India registered a historic 95run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless shortpitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 2nd Test, Day 5 at Lord's July 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day 4 roundup: The second Test is headed for a nailbiting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifthday track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counterattack to set a competitive target...
  • Rare Test success beckons India at Lord's July 21, 2014

    If there are any Monday morning blues in the Lord's Test, they will be exclusively reserved for England who stare at the prospect of watching India celebrate a rare Test win. Six wickets away, India stand as firm favourites to repeat what they last did 28 years back in 1986 ...
  • We will bat to win, says England assistant coach Farbrace July 21, 2014

    London: England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has said that his side will be turning up on day five with the intention to win this second Test against India at Lord's. At stumps on day four, the hosts were struggling at 105 for 4 in a chase of 319 runs for victory. "You've...
  • I won't regret missed century if we win the Test, says Vijay July 21, 2014

    London: Indian opener Murali Vijay has said that he will not feel dejected on missing out on a century at Lord's if his team goes on to win the second Test against England on Monday. Chasing 319 for victory, the hosts slumped to 105 for 4 at stumps on day four....
  • As it happened: England vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 July 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 roundup: EnglandIndia contest at Lord's still hangs in the balance after the end of day three, as India lost three wickets in quick succession in the last session but fought back through Murali Vijay's gutsy halfcentury to take...
  • We need wickets in the first session: Plunkett July 20, 2014

    London: England pacer Liam Plunkett feels that second Test against India hangs in the balance after three days of cricket. "The match is quite balanced at the moment. It is very even between both sides," said Plunkett after the day's play. "In the morning, if we can pick a couple of wickets...