AUSTRALIA VS INDIA

  • Brad Haddin, Shane Watson need to make runs: Darren Lehmann 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's alarming batting slump must end, Australia's coach Darren Lehmann said on Sunday. The 37-year-old is regarded as the elder statesman of the team and was also considered for captaincy before Steven Smith was chosen to lead the side in place of injured Michael Clarke. He was appointed...
  • Ishant Sharma, Australia fined during Brisbane Test 7 hours 13 minutes ago

    Dubai: Australia was Sunday fined for a slow over-rate and India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test, which the home side won by four wickets at Brisbane. Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed...
  • Aussie media slate 'whingeing' India after loss in 2nd Test 8 hours 7 minutes ago

    Beaten India were distracted by their gripes over the state of practice wickets and food as they reached their breaking point on their Australian tour, local media said Sunday. M.S. Dhoni`s tourists fell 2-0 behind in the four-match series with a four-wicket loss to Australia in the second Gabba Test on...
  • Steven Smith should captain Australia in all formats: Ryan Harris 10 hours 52 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Australian pacer Ryan Harris feels stand-in Test skipper Steve Smith should be handed captaincy in all three formats if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time for next year's ODI cricket World Cup. Harris, who is nursing a quadriceps strain and is racing against time to be fit for the...
  • Mitchell Marsh out as Australia selectors pick Joe Burns for Boxing Day Test against India 11 hours 15 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Batsman Joe Burns, on Sunday, was handed an unexpected Test debut as he replaced all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in a 13-member Australian cricket squad for the third Test against India starting December 26. "Australia's National Selection Panel have opted for the shock selection of Queenslander Joe Burns to join the 13-man...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready 12 hours 19 minutes ago

    It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage. The supine surrender of the last India Test squad to visit Australia, packed...
  • India in Australia: Two Tests India should not have lost 13 hours 16 minutes ago

    Another Test is behind India, leaving a lot of ifs and buts. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is right it doesn't matter how close you were to winning - what matters is the end result. India were beaten by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. Looking at the...
  • Ian Chappell criticises India after practice pitches complaints 22 hours 35 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Saturday lashed out at the Indian cricket team for complaining about the practice pitches at the Gabba here. The visitors had earlier issued a team statement that said "Indian team has been asking for the fresh net practice wickets several times for last two...
  • Injury worries to Mitchell Marsh, David Warner cloud Boxing Day Test 23 hours 17 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Injuries worries to in-form opener David Warner and allrounder Mitchell Marsh may affect Australia's plans for the third cricket Test which gets underway at Melbourne on Boxing Day. Warner, who had cracked twin centuries in the first Test, was hit at the thumb by a rising delivery from India's pacer...
  • Team India should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under. A day after Rohit Sharma got into a verbal spat...
  • Never faced complaints about practice pitches: Gabba Curator Yesterday

    Brisbane: Shocked by India's criticism of the practice pitches here, Gabba's chief curator Kevin Mitchell has said that no other touring cricket team has ever complained about the tracks and insisted that they are just fine for net sessions. "The practice wickets are fine. They wear just like a match pitch...
  • Sledging Mitchell Johnson not too wise on India's part: Steven Smith Yesterday

    Brisbane: Australia's young skipper Steve Smith has warned India that any plans of sledging Mitchell Johnson in the future are likely to backfire just as they did in the second cricket Test that ended here on Saturday. Johnson scored 88 runs in the first innings and then took three quick wickets...
  • India getting the rough end of close calls: MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the 50-50 decisions are not going India's way after his team fell behind 2-0 in the series against Australia at the Gabba on Saturday. The tourists, who are against using the decision referral system (DRS) in the four-match series, had another contentious umpire's call with the...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 8 Test ducks the most by an Indian skipper Yesterday

    India's most successful captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, bagged an unwelcome record on Saturday when his eighth Test duck made him the Indian skipper with most scores of zeroes to his name. Debutant Australia pacer trapped Dhoni LBW for a naught during India's four-wicket defeat inside four days at Brisbane, which took...
  • Did Dhoni and Kohli's 'lack of communication' cost India Gabba Test? Yesterday

    India succumbed to second consecutive Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts won by four wickets inside four days, but the manner in which India lost and skipper MS Dhoni's admission after that should discomfort a lot of fans. From 71 for 1 and just 26 behind Australia in...
  • India's Australia nightmare continues, another 4-0 looms Yesterday

    The moment Virat Kohli came out to resume India's second innings with Cheteshwar Pujara on the fourth morning, one could sense something was not right with the team. As it turned out, Shikhar Dhawan, who was supposed to come out with Pujara, was hit on the wrist during the net...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets Yesterday

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill from...
  • Phillip Hughes' death unites cricket in grief Yesterday

    London: Cricket confronted tragedy in 2014 with the death of Phillip Hughes after the Australia batsman was hit by a bouncer in a domestic first-class match. Several batsmen had previously been killed in similar incidents, albeit at lower levels of the game, and two days after Hughes' death Israeli umpire Hillel...
  • Angry Ishant Sharma leaves Gabba because of no vegetarian food Yesterday

    Brisbane: Barely two weeks after mutually sharing the grief of Phillip Hughes' death, Indian team's relations with Cricket Australia is turning sour as pacer Ishant Sharma left the Gabba at lunch on the third day, after finding that there was no vegetarian preparation in the menu. Apparently they have been unhappy...
  • India blame Gabba practice pitches for Shikhar Dhawan injury Yesterday

    India on Saturday blamed the Australian pitches for the injuries sustained by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli just before play started on Day 4 of the second Test match at Gabba. India suffered a major jolt in the morning on Day 4 when Virat Kohli came to bat in place of...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede...
  • Dilip Vengsarkar bats for DRS after howlers in Tests Down Under 2 days ago

    Mumbai: A slew of howlers by umpires in the ongoing India-Australia cricket Test series Down Under has convinced former captain Dilip Vengsarkar to come out in support of the Decision Review System (DRS), a technology whose use has been consistently opposed by BCCI. "I was also of the view that since...
  • Indian bowlers didn't have Plan B for tailenders: Sunil Gavaskar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was critical of Indian bowling attack's inability to get lower-order wickets over the years stating that its a "familiar story" of lacking an alternative plan. Indian bowlers on Friday conceded 258 runs for the last four wickets with Australian pacers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell...
  • We bowled too many short balls: Umesh Yadav 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Pacer Umesh Yadav on Friday conceded that the Indian bowlers have gone awry with their plans, sending down too many short balls that allowed the Australian tailenders to stage a comeback and pile up an imposing 505 in the second cricket Test here. The hosts had been reduced to 247...
  • I wanted to lead from the front: Steven Smith 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Australian skipper Steve Smith said he is delighted that his side could push their first innings' total past 500-runs and take a sizeable lead in the second Test against India. The hosts replied to India's 408-run total with 506 in their first innings with the captain himself scoring a hundred...
  • 2nd Test: Australia's 505 puts India on back foot on Day 3 2 days ago

    Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede a crucial 97-run lead. At stumps, India were 71 for 1, still 26...
  • Brad Haddin's position in Australian team safe: Ian Healy 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy feels Brad Haddin's experience is invaluable and his position in the side is safe. The 50-year-old Healy lauded Haddin's leadership on Friday and said his position in Australia's Test side is his for as long as he wants it. The 37-year-old Haddin has previously hinted that...
  • Hazlewood can easily join 200-wicket club, says McGrath 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Pace legend Glenn McGrath has said Australia's latest fast bowling sensation, Josh Hazlewood, will join the country's exclusive 200-wicket club in due course of time. McGrath's comments came after the young pacer began his career in a sensational fashion, claiming five wickets for 68 runs, becoming the 33rd Australian to...