Australia Tests

  • I do think Team India can be competitive overseas: Gaurav Kalra March 25, 2013

    Can India hope to succeed overseas with the players who starred in series win over Australia at home? CNNIBN's Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra shared his perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Do you think we have the best resources as far as fast bowling is concerned? Asked by: Sohail ...
  • I would like to see Dhawan play for Sehwag and Ojha for Harbhajan: Gaurav Kalra March 5, 2013

    Can this win kickstart India's climb back to the top of Test rankings? CNN-IBN's Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra shared his perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Has these 2 test matches proven that England is much better team than Aussies? Asked by: Ajay Sudame A. If...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara: My wife was worried that I should perform March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: He meant it in earnest after his double hundred in the just concluded second Test against Australia, but Cheteshwar Pujara's comment, with its double entendre, following his great knock was the source of much merriment on social networking sites. "There was a bit of pressure on me. I just...
  • Australia's weakness is spin, so I say go attack: Jamie Alter February 27, 2013

    Should India persist with three spinners for the Hyderabad Test? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. It is almost an home ground for Ojha, therefore he should be in the eleven instead of Harbhajan. Your comments. Asked by: Sandeep...
  • Will Kai Po Che's 2001 IndAus theme pull in cricket fans? February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: When religious politics divided three friends, it was the mutual love for cricket that helped them bury their petty differences and reunite during a historic IndiaAustralia series in Kolkata in 2001. It could be pure coincidence or a really smart business move, but director Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kai Po...
  • Affected by losses but not bogged down: Dhoni January 2, 2012

    Sydney: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that the confidence of his side has taken a hit after five successive Test losses on foreign soil but insisted that the team would bounce back in the second Test against Australia starting on Tuesday. After the 04 whitewash at the hands of England...
  • DRS set to stir up controversy in IndAus series December 21, 2011

    Canberra: In the absence of the Decision Review System in the upcoming IndiaAustralia Test series, the onfield umpires will once again be the masters of a cricket field, but the broadcasters' move to use the technology for viewers could make the men in white court look silly at times. In the...
  • Irfan knocking on India's door December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: When Irfan Pathan was dropped thrice (on 4, 8 and 16) during his stay at the crease on the second day of Baroda's Ranji Trophy match against Delhi here on Tuesday, he knew that this would be his day. And though the lefthander could not make use of...
  • 'We''ll fight it out against India' October 12, 2010

    Bangalore: India may have strengthened its position in the second Test but the debutant Australia paceman Peter George is hoping his team would be successful in turning the table on the hosts and level the series. Australia are 202 for seven, with a lead of 185 with one full day remaining...
  • Sachin's feats are time immemorable: Kapil October 11, 2010

    Bangalore: The way Sachin Tendulkar is piling up records after records, cricket fans will talk about his amazing feats for at least the next fifty years, India's World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev said on Monday. Tendulkar on Sunday became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to reach...
  • Bangalore wicket deteriorating: Murali Vijay October 10, 2010

    Bangalore: Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar and the rest of the Indian batting need to fire in unison to overcome a slow and deteriorating Chinnaswamy wicket here to surpass Australia total of 478 in the last Test of the twomatch series on Monday. "We have a lot of work to do. The...
  • Want to keep performing for India: Sachin October 10, 2010

    Bangalore: Senior India batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said playing for the country has been his childhood dream and that he has enjoyed every moment during the last twenty years. "I have always been focused towards my game. When I started playing cricket, I never had any goals but always wanted...
  • India vs Australia: Day 2 October 10, 2010

    Sachin Tendulkar meets members of a non-governmental organization after completing 14, 000 runs in Test matches, during the second Test against Australia. (AP Photo)Virender Sehwag ducks to avoid a rising delivery during the second day of the second Test against Australia at Bangalore. (AP Photo)Australia's Marcus North leaves the ground after losing his wicket during the second day of the second Test against India. (AP Photo)
  • Tendulkar completes 14, 000 Test runs October 10, 2010

    Bangalore: In yet another first, India's all time great Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday became the only person to scale the 14,000 peak in Test cricket during their fiveday match against Australia. Needing 27 runs to reach the landmark, the 37yearold cut offspinner Nathan Hauritz through coverpoint for a boundary and accomplish...
  • 'Sreesanth should focus on his strengths' October 7, 2010

    Kochi: Temperamental pacer Sreesanth on Thursday received a word of advice from former captain Ravi Shastri who said the speedster should focus on his strength and not be intimidated by anyone including the Australians. "Focus on your strength, be your self and do not be intimidated by anyone least of of...
  • 2nd Test is a mustwin game for us: Hussey October 7, 2010

    Bangalore: Down 01 in the series, Australia batsman Mike Hussey on Thursday said the visitors are determined to come out with flying colours in the second and final Test against India starting here on Saturday. Incidentally, the second Test against India would be Australia's last fiveday game before this year's Ashes...
  • Indian cricketers cut cake to celebrate win October 6, 2010

    Mohali: The Indian cricketers on Tuesday celebrated their thrilling onewicket over Australia in the first cricket Test here by cutting a cake at their team hotel in Chandigarh. After the team arrived at Hotel Taj in Chandigarh, a cake had been kept ready by the hotel staff for the players to...
  • Wasim Akram helped me a lot: Unadkat October 5, 2010

    Mohali: Ecstatic at being drafted into the Indian Test team, rookie fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat on Tuesday credited legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram and Saurashtra coach Debu Mitra for improvement in his bowling which has earned him the selectors' nod. The leftarm pacer has been included in the India squad for...
  • It was one of my best innings: Laxman October 5, 2010

    Mohali: After singlehandedly guiding India to a onewicket victory over Australia in the nailbiting first cricket Test on Tuesday, V V S Laxman termed his unbeaten 73 as one of the best knocks of his career. "It is definitely one of my best knocks. I have always enjoyed batting in such...
  • Our worries about Laxman were true: Ponting October 5, 2010

    Mohali: Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Tuesday admitted that his side's worst fears that V V S Laxman could spoil their chances came out to be true and said it would be a difficult job for them to bounce back in the series after the heartbreaking loss in the opening...
  • I want to perform when it's needed: Laxman October 5, 2010

    VVS Laxman overcame the pain barrier and guided India to a sensational one wicket win in the Mohali Test against Australia. ...
  • Gambhir, Ishant out of second Test October 5, 2010

    Mohali: Opener Gautam Gambhir and fast bowler Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of India's squad for the second Test against Australia in Bangalore due to injuries in their right knees. Left handed opening batsman Abhinav Mukund and Saurashtra quick bowler Jaidev Unadkat have been named as their replacements. Apart from...
  • Winning momentum should be maintained: Zaheer October 5, 2010

    Mohali: India have taken an unassailable 10 lead in the twomatch series against Australia after snatching a narrow onewicket win in a nailbiting first Test on Tuesday but strike bowler Zaheer Khan said the home side would look to keep the momentum going. "This series is very important for Team India....
  • India vs Australia: Day 4 October 4, 2010

    Ben Hilfenhaus (second left), celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Suresh Raina during the fourth day of the first cricket Test between Australia and India at Mohali. (AP Photo)Simon Katich (left), reacts after playing a shot as Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni watches during the fourth day of the first cricket Test between Australia and India at Mohali. (AP Photo)Mahendra Singh Dhoni (center) and teammates Suresh Raina and Rahul Dravid celebrate the dismissal of Simon Katich during the fourth day of the first cricket Test between Australia and India at Mohali. (AP Photo)
  • Heartbreak for fans as Sachin misses ton October 3, 2010

    Mohali: The Sunday crowd at the PCA stadium went back disappointed after Sachin Tendulkar missed by a whisker what would have been a welldeserved century on the third day of the first Test between India and Australia. The stadium, after recording poor turnouts in the first two days, came alive when...
  • India need to bat well: Harbhajan October 2, 2010

    Mohali: India need to bat well on Sunday to give its bowlers a chance to put pressure on the Australians in their second innings as the first Test is evenly poised at the end of day two, India spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday. India are 110 for two, still 318...
  • Sehwag's aggression helps India: Nielsen September 29, 2010

    Mohali: Virender Sehwag's pyrotechnics with the bat give Indian cricket team an edge as the flamboyant batsman takes the pressure off his middleorder colleagues by scoring at a fast pace, Australian coach Tim Nielsen said on Wednesday. "Sehwag's performances at the top of the order has had a damaging effect on...
  • Australia hit 319/1 on day 1 vs BP XI September 25, 2010

    Chandigarh: Simon Katich and Shane Watson exposed the toothless bowling attack of Board President's XI by hitting a sparkling century each and put Australia in a strong position at 319 for one on the first day of the threeday tour game here on Saturday. Australian batsmen put the BP XI bowling...
  • Johnson relishes playing against India September 22, 2010

    Chandigarh: Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson feels that playing India on their soil is always a "huge challenge" irrespective of whether the hosts are at the top or bottom of ICC rankings. "I don't think about rankings too much. Coming and playing here (in India) itself is a challenge. Players like...
  • We trust the Indian security: Ponting September 25, 2010

    Australian captain Ricky Ponting and his men are not scared of terror threats as they get ready for the Test series in India. ...