3rd Test

  • Dream come true for Buttler, surgery time for Prior 2 days ago

    London: New England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler finally gets the Test status after serving as a one-day cricketer and this, he says, is a "dream come true". Lancastrian Buttler, 23, has played 63 times in limited-overs cricket for his country and will now make his debut in Tests on Sunday in the...
  • 3rd Test: Rain restricts West Indies to 169/2 against New Zealand on Day 2 June 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an enterprising 68 to lead a positive West Indies batting display against New Zealand on Friday but persistent rain soon after lunch cut the hosts short on day two of the third Test. West Indies, overnight 32 for 0, had powered to 169 for 2 at...
  • 3rd Test: Ryan Harris bowls Australia to South Africa series win March 5, 2014

    Australia's Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test on a dramatic day in which a third umpire decision came close to deciding the outcome of the match. South Africa were bowled out for 265 as Australia won the series-deciding...
  • 3rd Test: Johnson, Harris give Australia advantage on Day 3 March 3, 2014

    Cape Town: Australia took a firm grip on the third Test as seamers Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris snared seven wickets between them to bowl South Africa out for 287 on day three on Monday at Newlands. While Johnson combined pace and aggression to raise his series tally to 19 wickets...
  • 3rd Test: Clarke hundred leads Australia to 494 for 7 on Day 2 March 2, 2014

    Cape Town: Only the rain could stop Australia captain Michael Clarke on day two of the third Test against South Africa as the tourists reached a commanding 494 for 7 on Sunday. Clarke reached his 27th Test century in the morning, then spent the afternoon converting it into an unbeaten 161....
  • South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2: as it happened March 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: David Warner thumped a run-a-ball century as Australia dominated the opening day of the third and final Test against South Africa, piling up 331 for three at Newlands on Saturday. The wicket was flat and the tourists...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1 March 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Crushing victories for either side in the first two matches have set up a potentially thrilling decider when South Africa host Australia in the final Test at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. The tourists blazed their way to a comprehensive...
  • Clarke disappointed over Warner's comments February 28, 2014

    Cape Town: Australian captain Michael Clarke on Friday criticised David Warner over comments that earned the opening batsman a fine from International Cricket Council match referee Roshan Mahanama. Warner was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for "inappropriate comments" when he suggested South African wicketkeeper AB de Villiers might...
  • Shane Warne factor big as Australia seek answers February 28, 2014

    Cape Town: Shane Warne's vast Test experience has been well utilised by the Australian squad in the lead-up to the series-deciding third Test against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. Captain Michael Clarke says the veteran of 145 Test matches and arguably the greatest legspinner of all time...
  • Newlands Test the biggest of my career: Michael Clarke February 28, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that the decider of the three-Test series against South Africa starting Saturday at the Newlands in Cape Town is the biggest Test of his decade-long career. Clarke said it was special to win the Ashes 5-0 at home and a series win in South Africa...
  • Shane Watson declared fit for decisive third Test against South Africa February 27, 2014

    Cape Town: Australia are expected to recall allrounder Shane Watson for the third Test against South Africa as they attempt to bounce back from their first defeat in six Test outings and clinch a series win over the world's top-ranked side. The tourists were made to pay for going into the...
  • Dale Steyn backs Morne Morkel to make Australia suffer again February 27, 2014

    Cape Town: Dale Steyn, the world's number one Test bowler, says his team-mate Morne Morkel will be the player to watch when South Africa play Australia in the series-deciding third Test starting at Newlands on Saturday. Steyn tore through the Australian batting on Sunday to drive his side to a 231-run...
  • No panic in Australia camp before final Test, says Ryan Harris February 27, 2014

    Cape Town: Ryan Harris says there is no panic in the Australian camp before the series-deciding third Test against South Africa starting in Cape Town on Saturday. Australia lost the second Test by 231 runs on Sunday after failing to cope with the Proteas pace attack that took nine wickets in...
  • Selection posers for victorious South Africa February 25, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa face a selection dilemma ahead of the decisive third Test against Australia, starting at Newlands Saturday, despite a convincing 231-run second Test win in Port Elizabeth, At least two changes seem likely, and the uncertainty of the selectors about their final eleven was indicated by their naming...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 5 January 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Sri Lanka crawled to 133 for 5 for an overall lead of 220 runs as Pakistan pushed their bid to square the series on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday. Sri Lanka lost the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4 January 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Ahmed Shehzad scored a maiden century but Pakistan toiled for runs in their bid for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka. The 22-year-old right-hander made 147 in only his second Test as Pakistan scored 291 for 6...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 January 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Dilruwan Perera and captain Angelo Mathews just missed centuries before Sri Lanka declared their first innings at a strong 428 for 9 against Pakistan on the second day of the decisive third Test on Friday. Pakistan were 19...
  • 3rd Test: Pakistan keen on helpful pitch to level Sri Lanka series January 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan will be desperate to get a helpful pitch for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka in the third and final Test starting in Sharjah on Thursday. Captain Misbah-ul Haq was frustrated over the two unresponsive pitches, the first in Abu Dhabi where Sri Lanka batted resolutely to salvage a...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand beat West Indies to win series December 22, 2013

    Kane Williamson completed his second half-century of the match to take New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory in the third and final Test against West Indies and seal the series 2-0 after lunch on the fourth day on Sunday in Hamilton. Williamson, who had resumed after the break at Seddon Park...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand on top after bowling out WI for 103 December 21, 2013

    Hamilton: Ross Taylor's third century in consecutive Tests and a devastating spell by Trent Boult have given New Zealand the upper hand after the third day of the third Test against the West Indies, with it the chance to secure a rare series win. In the face of Boult's aggression, the...
  • 3rd Test Day 3, NZ vs WI: as it happened December 21, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor was 56...
  • 3rd Test: Advantage WI despite Taylor's fifty on Day 2 December 20, 2013

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor was 56 not out at stumps and has now scored 416 runs in the...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 December 20, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Round-up A gutsy 200-run partnership between Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul rescued the West Indies from a perilous position on Thursday as the tourists battled to 289 for 6 on the first day of the third Test against...
  • Don't 'drink and tweet' says contrite Harris December 18, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke pledged to celebrate first and worry about white-washing England later after winning back the Ashes on Tuesday, and his team did their skipper proud at a party at a Perth casino hosted by Shane Warne. Already well lubricated following their 150-run triumph at the WACA which...
  • Taylor's wicket key for Windies in final NZ Test: Gibson December 18, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies must capture the wicket of key batsman Ross Taylor early if they are to prevent New Zealand from clinching the Test series when the third and final match begins at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday, according to coach Ottis Gibson. New Zealand hold a 1-0 lead in...
  • Ashes win justifies Arthur sacking: CA chief December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland on Wednesday said Australia's comprehensive Ashes victory justified the decision to sack Mickey Arthur as coach, hailing the team's new mindset. South African Arthur was fired just 16 days before the start of the Ashes in England earlier this year after a shambolic Test series...
  • 3rd Ashes Test: Smith's 103 helps Australia recover to 326 for 6 December 13, 2013

    Perth: Steven Smith posted his first hundred on home soil to help Australia recover from another stuttering top-order performance and reach 326 for 6 at stumps Friday on day one of the third Ashes Test. After winning the toss and batting for the third consecutive Test, Australia slumped to 143 for...
  • Adam Gilchrist inducted into ICC Hall of fame December 13, 2013

    Perth: The International Cricket Council on Friday inducted Australia's legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist into its Hall of Fame during the tea interval of the ongoing third Ashes Test at the WACA here. Gilchrist received his commemorative cap from Cricket Australia chairman and ICC director Wally Edwards, in front of a large...
  • As it happened: 3rd Ashes Test, Day 1 December 13, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat. Australia look poised to seal one of the great turnarounds in Ashes history needing to win just one more Test to take a series-winning 3-0 lead. The Aussies went into the Test series...
  • McGrath hails Australia's 'mongrel' approach December 12, 2013

    Perth: Test great Glenn McGrath has hailed Australia's rediscovery of "bit of mongrel" in the Ashes series and said they were starting to resemble the top teams of the past. Australia are 2-0 up in the five-match series against England and could take an unbeatable lead if they win the Perth...