AUSTRALIA VS INDIA

  • India's World Cup plans set for dry run in tri-series January 17, 2015

    There's not much left to harp on. The final 15s have been announced and teams are now in calculation phase to arrive at a formula that will work best for them in the World Cup. Defending ODI champions, India, enter that phase on Sunday when they take on their Carlton...
  • I contemplated retiring after being hit in second Test: Chris Rogers January 13, 2015

    Australian opener Chris Rogers said he contemplated retiring after being hit at the back of his helmet by a Rohit Sharma sweep shot while fielding during the second cricket Test against India at the Gabba. The incident happened on the opening day of the Brisbane Test when Rogers was fielding at...
  • Mindset has to change for selecting bowlers abroad: Anil Kumble January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Former captain Anil Kumble had said that the mindset of the Indian cricket team management must change and there has to be a more flexible approach in selecting the bowlers in the playing XI on overseas tours. The performance of the Indian bowlers in the recent four-Test series in...
  • Team India should stick with their bunch of bowlers: Damien Fleming January 12, 2015

    Sydney: The Indian bowling might have come under heavy criticism from all quarters after the 2-0 Test series loss, but former Australia cricketer Damien Fleming insists that sticking to the present bunch of bowlers will be beneficial in the longer run. "I will want to keep this fast bowling unit together...
  • I have taken most bowlers down, says David Warner January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner on Sunday said there is no bowler in the World Cup he fears and he will be "arrogant" enough to say he has "taken most of them down". He also claimed that he played like a 'cowboy' against India in their Boxing Day Test match due...
  • Sourav Ganguly puts his faith in Virat Kohli as Test captain January 11, 2015

    The comparisons will be inevitable but former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said it is unfair to equate the leadership skills of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and newly-appointed Test captain Virat Kohli, who will only become better with experience. "There will be a strong urge to compare Kohli and Dhoni. I...
  • India in Australia: Consistent Kohli's inconsistent India falters again January 11, 2015

    A Test series win in Australia still remains a pipe dream for India as once again a tour Down Under has gone by where the visitors were caught napping, crouching and fighting for their survival on an occasion which was apt to take home the Border-Gavaskar trophy with the opposition...
  • We should look for a fresh set of bowlers: Sunil Gavaskar January 10, 2015

    Sydney: Coming down heavily on the Indian bowling attack in Australia, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that it's time "we look for a fresh set of bowlers" in the Test ranks to ensure better showing in overseas conditions. The attack comprising Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav...
  • Stat Attack: Nathan Lyon's best and worst come together January 10, 2015

    Australia gave India another scare before drawing the fourth Test at Sydney on Saturday to complete a 2-0 series win, which saw the home offspinner Nathan Lyon give his best performance in a series and also earning the dubious distinction of conceding 100 runs or more in a series six...
  • Steve Smith, Virat Kohli: New captains breaking records January 10, 2015

    Sydney: India may have hung on to claim a draw against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, limiting the series defeat to 2-0, but the four-Test series will be remembered more for the performances of opposing young captains Virat Kohli of India and Australia's Steve Smith. Kohli scored four...
  • Need to improve bowling big time: Virat Kohli January 10, 2015

    Sydney: He is quite proud of the "character and composure" that the Indian cricket team showed in the lost Test series against Australia but skipper Virat Kohli on Friday made it clear that fighting spirit alone cannot make up for the side's poor bowling, which needs to improve "big time". The...
  • Pitches did not break up as much as expected: Steven Smith January 10, 2015

    Sydney: Australia skipper Steven Smith said on Saturday that the pitches did not "break up quite as much as expected" during the four-match Test series against India and it hampered the home side's chances of winning by a bigger margin. After winning the first two Tests in Adelaide and Brisbane, Australia...
  • We have given a tough fight to Australia: Virat Kohli January 10, 2015

    Sydney: He "hates" defeats but Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday said that he was not too disappointed by the Test series loss to Australia as his team put up a tough fight, displaying "intent and character" all through. The Indians lost 0-2 after drawing the last two matches and Kohli,...
  • 4th Test: India manage a nervous draw, Australia win series 2-0 January 10, 2015

    It seemed the Adelaide nightmare will return to haunt India in the final session of the Sydney Test as well, but some sensible batting by Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar allowed the hosts to overcome a five-wicket loss post tea to secure a nervous draw but lose the Border-Gavaskar Trophy...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 5 at the SCG January 10, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front...
  • 4th Test: Team India on back foot as bowling disappoints again January 9, 2015

    In 8 innings of the Test series, India have leaked 3113 runs in 754.1 overs at 4.12 runs per over, bowling out Australia only twice. ...
  • Stat Attack: Umesh Yadav records worst ever economy rate by an Indian in Tests January 9, 2015

    Umesh Yadav's horror show of 0 for 45 in just 3 overs on the fourth day of the Sydney Test against Australia has become a subject of censure as India once again slipped from a good position and face a battle of survival on their tour of Australia. Brought into the...
  • Australia's close-in fielding worries Tom Moody January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian allrounder Tom Moody has emphasised the need for Australia to deploy a specialist fielder at the short-leg fielding position where several catches have been dropped by the home team in the ongoing Test series against India. Joe Burns, one of the newest members in the Australian squad, dropped...
  • Team India still in with a chance, says R Ashwin January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin insisted on Friday that India are still in the game despite trailing by 348 runs at stumps on day four of the fourth Test against Australia here. India were bowled out for 475 in the first innings, handing the home team a 97-run lead. Australia blasted the...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissal raises DRS question again January 9, 2015

    Sydney: The absence of the Decision Review System (DRS) may be a talking point in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, but India's continued refusal of its use was partially vindicated when lower-order batsman Bhuvneshwar Kumar was controversially adjudged out in the fourth Test on Friday. Kumar was batting on 30 on...
  • Spinners will play major role on Day 5 at SCG: Joe Burns January 9, 2015

    Sydney: His swashbuckling 66 helped Australia amass a massive 348-run lead on the fourth day of the final Test and young batsman Joe Burns feels the spinners will play a major role on a fifth day pitch as the hosts go for an outright win against India on Saturday. Burns hit...
  • We definitely leaked too many runs: Ravichandran Ashwin January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that the visiting bowlers were guilty of leaking too many runs in the final session of play to allow Australia a 348-run second innings lead on the fourth day of the final Test on Friday. India gave away 213 runs in post-tea session as the...
  • Australia expose India's bowling incompetence ahead of World Cup January 9, 2015

    251 for 6 in 40 overs - a run-rate of 6.28 per over. We are not talking about an ODI here. It's Australia's scorecard from day four of the Sydney Test, where India's bowling incompetence has now put serious question marks over their World Cup hopes. They have done what they...
  • Australia captain Steven Smith breaks Don Bradman's record January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Steven Smith's record-breaking spree continued after the Australian skipper eclipsed one of Donald Bradman's longest standing marks against India on day four of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Friday. According to foxsports.com.au, Smith's incredible run of form continued as he passed Bradman's record...
  • 4th Test: Australia take control on Day 4, lead India by 348 January 9, 2015

    Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front on the fourth day of the Sydney Test - putting an Indian win...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 January 9, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third...
  • Starc reprimanded for exaggerated celebration after Vijay wicket January 8, 2015

    Dubai: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc was on Thursday reprimanded for "exaggerated celebration" after dismissing batsman Murali Vijay in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test in Sydney. "Australia player Mitchell Starc was issued with an official reprimand after committing a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during...
  • 'Big relief!' says KL Rahul after burying Melbourne ghosts January 8, 2015

    Sydney: Criticised for failing in his debut Test in Melbourne, young Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul was relieved to score his maiden century in his second game to help India stay afloat on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia on Thursday. The 22-year-old Karnataka batsman could...