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  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats 11 hours 41 minutes ago

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • Need fit bowlers and quick wickets on day two: Darren Lehmann 11 hours 55 minutes ago

    Australian coach Darren Lehmann praised his team for enduring a tough opening day of the second cricket Test at the Gabba on Wendnesday but said he expects them to come up with a better showing against India on Thursday. Riding on opener Murali Vijay's hundred, India finished the first day on...
  • Michael Clarke takes to Twitter for injury update 14 hours 5 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke has taken to Twitter to provide updates on his condition post-surgery and share his views on day one of the second cricket Test against India at the Gabba on Wednesday. Clarke had an operation on his injured right hamstring on Tuesday in Melbourne, after being...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton 14 hours 18 minutes ago

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated 90...
  • Mitchell Marsh's injury adds to Australia's woes 14 hours 45 minutes ago

    Australia's injury woes deepened on Wednesday when a hamstring problem forced allrounder Mitchell Marsh from the pitch for treatment on the first day of the second Test against India in Brisbane. Australia were already without captain Michael Clarke for the rest of the series because of his endemic hamstring problems and...
  • Shane Warne says Michael Clarke's surgery a success 15 hours 55 minutes ago

    Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had given "the best result" possible, former great Shane Warne said on Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup. Clarke badly tore his right hamstring on Saturday during the first Test against India in Adelaide, a match he went into under an...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 22 hours 49 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the Adelaide defeat after they lost the match in the final session on Day 5. Steven Smith will make his Test captaincy debut in place of ruled-out...
  • Steven Smith can replicate the success of Graeme Smith: Kallis Yesterday

    South African great Jacques Kallis believes that Australian Test captain Steven Smith can achieve success despite his young age and replicate the example set by former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith. "I can only speak from an outsider's point of view that Steve looks like a guy who is well respected," Kallis...
  • 2nd Test: MS Dhoni returns as India plot Gabba heist Yesterday

    It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the painful Adelaide thoughts, but international sport is as much about getting back on your feet as it is about maintaining a stranglehold. A defeat in the final session of a Test is always painful and the...
  • Marsh brothers join list of Australia's Test siblings Yesterday

    Joining a select group that was last represented more than a decade ago, two brothers will play alongside each other in the same Australia Test side after Shaun and Mitchell Marsh were named to face India on Tuesday. Shaun, 31, will make his 10th Test appearance after being recalled for the...
  • We will continue to be aggressive: MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Brisbane: India will continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared on Tuesday as the team aims to erase the 1-0 deficit when the second cricket Test begins on Wednesday. Led by stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli, India made a bold attempt to chase a huge 364-run target...
  • MS Dhoni has no fears for India on pacy Gabba pitch Yesterday

    Dhoni said on Tuesday that he is unconcerned by India's losing record at the Gabba and backed his team to do well on fast wickets in the second Test against Australia. Wicketkeeper Dhoni, who will return from injury to lead the tourists in Wednesday's Brisbane Test after recovering from a fractured...
  • Sydney: People take selfies near attack site, face outrage Yesterday

    While the hostage crisis was unfolding in Sydney, tourists and locals at the scene of action used the moment to take selfies. Some people took selfies with television cameras in the background, others positioned themselves in Martin Place, where the cafe is located, and smiled and took selfies despite the...
  • Looking to go up 2-0 on lively pitch: Steve Smith Yesterday

    Brisbane: Australia's new Test captain Steve Smith is excited about the prospect of playing with India on a lively Gabba pitch in the second cricket Test starting on Wednesday and said he wants his team to drive the advantage to go up 2-0 in the four-match series. India had lost the...
  • Australia's foreign affairs department evacuated over suspicious package: police Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the capital, Canberra, was evacuated on Tuesday after a suspicious package was found in the building's canteen, police said. Australia is on high alert after heavily armed police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed terrified hostages being held...
  • Watch: Timeline of Sydney siege Yesterday

    Watch the 17-hour-long siege that unfolded in the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in downtown Sydney on Monday. ...
  • Hazlewood, Starc in Australia squad for second India Test Yesterday

    Australia have made three changes to their team for the second cricket Test against India starting in Brisbane on Wednesday. Shaun Marsh replaced Australia's injured captain Michael Clarke in the batting lineup, while Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc came in for fast bowlers Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle. Harris was ruled out...
  • Sydney crisis: Lindt cafe manager, lawyer killed in hostage drama Yesterday

    Sydney: Two hostages who have been killed in the 17-hour-long hostage drama at a cafeteria in Sydney were identified as the manager of the Lindt Chocolate cafe and a lawyer. The 38-year-old lawyer, Katrina Dawson, was a mother of three young children who became the victim of the siege. She was...
  • Sydney crisis ends as police storm Lindt cafe; 3 dead including gunman, both Indians safe 2 days ago

    Sydney: Sydney police say three people have died, including the gunman, during a hostage crisis that ended when officers stormed a downtown cafe. Police said the gunman was killed in a confrontation with police on Monday night (IST). They said in a statement that a 34-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman...
  • Sydney crisis: Australians offer support to Muslims amid siege 2 days ago

    Sydney: Some Australian social-media users are sending a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege stretches on, offering to accompany anyone who feels intimidated. Hostages were still being held early on Tuesday inside Sydney's Lindt Chocolat Cafe by a gunman who had a flag bearing an Islamic declaration...
  • Sydney crisis: Indian techie's father prays for safe release 2 days ago

    Guntur: Australian authorities have told the wife of an Indian techie, who is among the hostages at a popular cafe in Sydney, that the operation to free them is likely to be completed in a day while his family members in Andhra Pradesh are praying for his safe release. The father...
  • People should restrain from creating a captaincy controversy: Gavaskar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar strongly feels that people should restrain themselves from creating a captaincy controversy as Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take over the mantle from stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, in the second cricket Test, starting in Brisbane on Wednesday. There has been a debate over India's captaincy in...
  • Michael Clarke to undergo surgery on injured hamstring 2 days ago

    Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke will undergo surgery on his injured hamstring on Tuesday, leaving him in a race against time to be ready for next year's World Cup. Clarke's decision to go under the knife has ensured he will definitely miss the three remaining Test matches against India and possibly...
  • Hostage calls up Radio presenter from Sydney's Lindt cafe 2 days ago

    A radio show host in Australia told CNN that one of the hostages inside the Sydney cafe got in touch with him and he could hear the gunman giving instructions to the hostages. ...
  • Sydney crisis: Infosys software engineer amongst hostages in Lindt cafe 2 days ago

    Sydney: An Indian software professional is amongst several other people held hostage by an armed gunman in a cafe in downtown Sydney. A native of Andhra Pradesh, the engineer works with Infosys Australia. "One software engineer is among the hostages. He is an employee of Infosys Australia. Our consulate in Sydney...
  • Ishant Sharma is the leader of the pack, says India bowling coach 2 days ago

    Brisbane: India's bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Monday that Ishant Sharma is the 'leader' of the team's bowling unit in the ongoing series against Australia since he is the most experienced among the pacers in the squad. The coach said the team's younger bowlers looked up to Ishant who converses...
  • Michael Clarke's immediate future still not clear 2 days ago

    Australian cricket officials are still no closer to knowing whether Michael Clarke will be fit enough to play in next year's World Cup. Clarke's future remains uncertain after he badly tore a hamstring during Australia's first test win over India last week. He has already ruled himself out of the three remaining...
  • Read: Chronology of seige at Sydney's Lindt cafe 2 days ago

    Sydney: According to Australia's leading newspaper 'Sydney Morning Herald', chronology of the siege at a Sydney Café is as follows. Blue sports bag A woman is believed to have raised the alarm at 9:44 am (3:30 AM IST) when she saw a man outside the cafe carrying a blue sports bag with...
  • Uber offers free rides in Sydney after backlash over fare hike amidst siege 2 days ago

    Sydney: Online car service Uber on Monday offered free rides from Sydney's central business district following a public backlash over an initial surge in prices amid a hostage drama in a city cafe. Fares on the US-based company's booking app initially rose to a minimum fee of A$100 ($82) for pickups...