3RD TEST

  • Cook hails 'great win' as England snap winless streak August 1, 2014

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook was delighted by his side's dominant display after they beat India at Southampton on Thursday to record their first Test win in nearly a year. Their crushing 266run success saw England end a run of 10 Tests without a win as they levelled a fivematch series...
  • Dhoni's reply and five reasons for India's Southampton Test defeat August 1, 2014

    India capitulated to an embarrassing 266run defeat in the third Test at Southampton, allowing England not only to level the series at 11 but also get a firm foot inside the fiveTest series that is now widely open. India's surrender on day five was nothing less than England's at Lord's...
  • Naman Ojha replaces injured Wriddhiman Saha in India Test squad August 1, 2014

    Southampton: Wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha will replace an injured Wriddhiman Saha in the India squad for remainder of the fivematch Test series in England, the BCCI said on Thursday. "The AllIndia Senior Selection Committee has picked Naman Ojha as his (Saha's) replacement. Ojha will join the squad at the earliest," said...
  • Captain Alastair Cook all praise for England's new bowling hero Moeen Ali July 31, 2014

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the parttime spinner had improved "leaps and bounds" thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal. Moeen Ali produced a matchwinning spell, taking six wickets as India were bowled out for 178 in...
  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 11 July 31, 2014

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the fivematch series in style at 11. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added four...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 3rd Test, Day 5 July 31, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 leaving England within striking distance of a serieslevelling victory on...
  • It will be tough for us on day five, says Dhawan July 31, 2014

    Southampton: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that his team is in a tough position in the third Test against England and will find it difficult to save the match on the final day on Thursday. India were placed at 112 for 4 in their fourthinnings' in pursuit of 445 runs. "It...
  • 3rd Test: Pressure on India in battle of survival July 31, 2014

    After a historic win at the Lord's, India would not have thought of being in such a precarious situation on the fifth and final day of the third Test in Southampton. Surprisingly, on a greenish Lord's pitch Indian batsmen showed great application but at Ageas Bowl track bestsuited for batting...
  • 3rd Test: Chasing 445, India 112/4 on Day 4 as England eye big win July 30, 2014

    India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 leaving England withing striking distance of a serieslevelling victory on the final day. Riding on James Anderson's 5 for 53, England didn't take time...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 4 July 30, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 roundup: Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for...
  • 3rd Test: England in control as India fight to save followon July 29, 2014

    Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for 7 declared. Murali Vijay (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (39) and Ajinkya Rahane...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 July 29, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 July 28, 2014

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 3rd Test, Day 2 July 28, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1 July 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's greentop and India's inform cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third Test starting here Sunday. The victory...
  • Cook brushes aside Pietersen's quit call July 27, 2014

    Southampton: Alastair Cook shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain ahead of the third Test against India at Southampton. Pietersen used his Daily Telegraph column published on Saturday to say he was only still in the job because it would be "yet another PR disaster" for the...
  • 3rd Test: 'Hurt' India fired up to extend England's misery July 27, 2014

    Southampton: They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's greentop and India's inform cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third cricket Test starting here Sunday. The visitors won the second Test at Lord's by 95 runs...
  • Rohit Sharma may sneak into the playing XI at Southampton July 26, 2014

    India's net sessions ahead of the third Test against England at Southampton have given indications that the visitors might go in with seven batsmen and four specialist bowlers, ESPNCricinfo has reported. Rohit's inclusion would mean that the slot of the bowling allrounder filled by Stuart Binny has to be vacated to...
  • Five things to know about the third India vs England Test July 26, 2014

    Southampton: After England's lastday batting collapse against India in the second Test at Lord's, the pressure and scrutiny on captain Alastair Cook seems to be reaching its peak. England slumped from 198 for 5 to 225 all out as India won their first Test away from home in three years, taking...
  • Dream come true for Buttler, surgery time for Prior July 23, 2014

    London: New England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler finally gets the Test status after serving as a oneday cricketer and this, he says, is a "dream come true". Lancastrian Buttler, 23, has played 63 times in limitedovers 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...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 June 26, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bat first. Just one change for New Zealand, Neil Wagner in for Ish Sodhi. While West Indies include Shillingford and Jason Holder. Teams: West Indies: Gayle, Brathwaite, Edwards, Bravo, Chanderpaul,...
  • 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...