2nd Test

  • Live Score: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 4 23-06-2014 02:41 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day three round-up: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both made half-centuries on Sunday as Sri Lanka built a delicate lead of 106 runs over England after finishing day three of the second Test on 214 for 4. Jayawardene was...
  • 2nd Test: Sam Robson's maiden ton gives England 63-run lead over Sri Lanka 22-06-2014 12:14 AM

    Leeds: Sam Robson hit his maiden Test century before England lost three wickets for three runs on Saturday to finish the second day on 320 for 6 in their first innings with a 63-run lead over Sri Lanka in the second Test. The 24-year old Robson went to tea on...
  • 2nd Test: Stuart Broad takes hat-trick as England dismiss Sri Lanka for 257 20-06-2014 11:53 PM

    Leeds: Stuart Broad became the first England player to take two career Test hat tricks while Liam Plunkett finished with five wickets as Sri Lanka collapsed to 257 all out on the first day of the second Test on Friday. In reply, England reached 36-0 at stumps with Alastair Cook...
  • 2nd Test: Bowlers put West Indies in sight of victory 20-06-2014 03:34 AM

    Port-of-Spain: The West Indies bowlers produced a spirited performance to put a series-levelling victory in sight against New Zealand after four days of the second Test on Thursday. New Zealand, facing a first-innings deficit of 239, reached 257 for 8 in their second innings, leading by 18 with two wickets...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand resist after West Indies' 460 19-06-2014 03:40 AM

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand battled back strongly after conceding a first innings lead of 239 in the second Test against the West Indies on Wednesday, reaching 73 for 1 in their second innings at close on the third day at the Queen's Park Oval. No. 3 Kane Williamson hit an unbeaten...
  • 2nd Test: Brathwaite, Bravo tons put West Indies on top 18-06-2014 04:25 AM

    Port-of-Spain: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked a maiden century and left-hander Darren Bravo also notched three figures on Tuesday as the West Indies dominated day two of the second Test against New Zealand at the Queen's Park Oval. The hosts, replying to New Zealand's total of 221, motored to 310 for...
  • 2nd Test: Taylor, Benn spells restrict New Zealand to 221 17-06-2014 04:09 AM

    Port-of-Spain: Left-handed opener Tom Latham hit a resolute 82 on Monday but pacer Jerome Taylor took 4 for 34 as the West Indies hit back to bowl out New Zealand for 221 on day one of the second Test. The hosts were 6 for 1 in reply by stumps at...
  • Australia's Lehmann pleased to be 'bowled out' 25-02-2014 08:52 AM

    Cape Town: Australia's dramatic collapse against South Africa at the weekend has drawn inevitable comparisons with their previous Test defeat but vanquished coach Darren Lehmann says the two losses were vastly different. South Africa grabbed nine wickets in a single session after tea to win the second Test in Port...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 4 23-02-2014 01:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 3 round-up: South Africa pressed home their big advantage over Australia in the second Test as Hashim Amla made 93 not out after earlier dislocating his finger and the hosts forged 369 runs ahead on the third day...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 22-02-2014 01:42 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 2 round-up: JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Wayne Parnell and Vernon Philander put South Africa on top as they reduced Australia to 112 for 4 on the second day of the second Test at St George's Park on...
  • 2nd Test: Warner solid as Australia trail by 311 21-02-2014 10:40 PM

    Port Elizabeth: JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Wayne Parnell and Vernon Philander put South Africa on top as they reduced Australia to 112 for 4 on the second day of the second Test at St George's Park on Friday. Allrounder Parnell, playing his first Test in four years, and paceman...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 21-02-2014 01:16 PM

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to follow the ball-by-ball commentary) Elgar (83), Du Plessis (55) and De Villiers (51*) scored half-centuries as South Africa reached 214 for 5 before bad light stopped play on day one. On a slow pitch which negated the menace of Mitchell Johnson...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1 20-02-2014 01:37 PM

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to follow the ball-by-ball commentary) Toss and Team News: South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat. There are changes to the South African side, with Dean Elgar to open, Quinton de Kock makes his Test debut and Wayne Parnell...
  • MS Dhoni can give Test captaincy to Virat Kohli, says Martin Crowe 18-02-2014 11:35 PM

    Wellington: New Zealand's former skipper Martin Crowe feels India's chances of defending the title at next year's 50-over World Cup could improve if Mahendra Singh Dhoni hands over the Test captaincy to Virat Kohli. "I would say that if India want to defend the next World Cup, I think MS...
  • India bowlers squandered winning positions in two of last four Tests 18-02-2014 05:01 PM

    India are winless in 2014, and while that remains a surprise in ODI cricket for the current World Cup-holders, on at least two occasions in the last four Tests, Indian bowling failed to respond when the batsmen had put the side in a winning position. It happened once each on...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 18-02-2014 02:33 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Brendon McCullum's historic triple century set India 435 to chase on Day 5, Virat Kohli struck his 6th Test hundred to earn India a draw. Day 4 round-up: Bowlers win you Test matches because you need 20 wickets...
  • Australia to decide on return to Test side of Shane Watson 17-02-2014 07:54 PM

    Port Elizabeth: Australia face a selection quandary with the return from injury of allrounder Shane Watson for the second Test against South Africa, which starts on Thursday. Watson exacerbated a calf injury on the eve of the first Test and watched from the stands as two players, selected since the...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 17-02-2014 02:25 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum (281*) struck his second double ton of the series in a world record stand with BJ Watling (124) as India could take just one wicket on Day 4 of the 2nd Test, which ended with NZ 325...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 16-02-2014 02:24 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: India drove themselves into a position of control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test century and his partnership with skipper MS Dhoni that gave India a...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 14-02-2014 02:36 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday. The visitors...
  • India in danger of losing second spot in ICC Test rankings 13-02-2014 09:41 PM

    Dubai: India will be battling to salvage not just lost pride but also their second spot in the ICC Test rankings when they take on New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington from Friday. South Africa are guaranteed to retain the mace as well as collect a cash award...
  • New Zealand will aim to keep India winless on tour, says Tim Southee 12-02-2014 02:57 PM

    Wellington: New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee on Wednesday said that his side will go into the second and final Test against India in its bid to keep the visitors winless on their tour here. After losing the ODI series 0-4, India slumped to a 40-run defeat in the first...
  • Neesham, Latham in NZ's squad for second Test 11-02-2014 08:47 AM

    Wellington: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Tom Latham have been named in New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India after Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell were dropped for a late night drinking session in Auckland last week. Both replacements are uncapped at Test level and the 21-year-old Latham...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 08-02-2014 09:10 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh. After Sri Lanka declared their second innings...
  • 2nd Test: Sangakkara scores hundred to lift SL on Day 4 07-02-2014 06:57 PM

    Chittagong: Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh on Friday with a day remaining. After Sri Lanka declared their second innings on 305 for 4,...
  • Ban vs SL, 2nd Test Day 4: as it happened 07-02-2014 09:09 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 round-up: Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman hit their maiden centuries to lift Bangladesh to 409 for 8 at stumps on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Shakib Al Hasan contributed 50...