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  • Virat Kohli, the shame was not yours 6 days ago

    Cricket has this unique ability of showering all the accolades in the world and making you look like an emperor when you are barely a prince. Precisely, the way Virat Kohli must be feeling right now as the stage was set for a grand debut as a Test captain but, cricket,...
  • Virat Kohli has entered the big league 6 days ago

    Virat Kohli, on his debut as Test captain, has led the side from the front. His brilliant batsmanship backed his leadership qualities to join Greg Chappell, from Adelaide's affluent southern Unley suburb , as the only other player to score hundreds in each innings of his debut Test as captain. Never...
  • Virat Kohli did right thing in chasing the target: Mohammad Azharuddin 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Mohammad Azharuddin threw his weight behind Virat Kohli, saying the Indian skipper had done the right thing in chasing the steep target in the first cricket Test against Australia. Kohli's gamble to go for a win on Saturday chasing a target of 364 runs on the fifth...
  • Warner, Dhawan and Kohli fined for breaching Code of Conduct 1 week ago

    Dubai: Australia's David Warner and India duo Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were on Saturday found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day?s play in the first cricket Test, which the hosts won by 48 runs. Warner and Dhawan were fined 15 and 30 per cent...
  • Germany end Australia's dominance in Champions Trophy, seal place in final 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Olympic champions Germany survived a spirited fightback to snap world champion Australia's five-time title run by eking out a hard-fought 3-2 win and enter the summit clash of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. After a not-so-impressive pool outing, the Germans produced their best hockey when it...
  • Shaun Marsh to replace injured Michael Clarke for second Test 1 week ago

    Adelaide: Shaun Marsh will replace injured Australia captain Michael Clarke for the second Test match against India, starting at Brisbane from December 17, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. Clarke ruled himself out of the remaining Test series against India after limping off the field with a hamstring strain on the final...
  • Murali Vijay's dismissal was turning point, says Virat Kohli 1 week ago

    Adelaide: India captain Virat Kohli was graceful in defeat admitting that Murali Vijay's dismissal might have just been the turning point in their 48-run defeat against Australia in the first cricket Test on Saturday. Asked if Vijay's dismissal when he was batting 99 became the turning point, Kohli replied,"Could be. If...
  • I may never play again: Michael Clarke 1 week ago

    Adelaide: The Australian cricket team suffered a massive injury blow when skipper Michael Clarke all but ruled himself out of the remaining Test series against India after limping off the field with a hamstring strain on the final day of the opening match here. "I had a scan, the results are...
  • Insipid batting lets Virat Kohli down as Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory over India 1 week ago

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli was the star of the show for a majority of the final day but was ultimately upstaged by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who spun his team to an emotional 48-run victory in the first Test at Adelaide. Kohli, captaining the Indian Test team for the first...
  • Michael Clarke limps off, taken to the hospital for scans 1 week ago

    Adelaide: Australia, on Saturday, were left to deal with a massive injury scare to inspirational skipper Michael Clarke, who was taken to the hospital for scans after limping off the field due to a hamstring strain on the fifth day of the ongoing first cricket Test against India. Clarke, who is...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 5 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 4 Round-up: David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith...
  • India can still win Adelaide Test, says Sunil Gavaskar December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes that the Virat Kohli-led team can even win the first cricket Test if they remain in a positive frame of mind despite another good batting show by the home team on the fourth day of the encounter. Riding on another David Warner century,...
  • Verbal spat, belligerent Warner and gyrate Lyon spice up Adelaide Test December 12, 2014

    The Indian batting led by Virat Kohli was good enough to save the follow-on but just when a lot of Indian fans were queuing up to watch a "Rohit Sharma Special", as most us would like from him, India succumbed to a total well short of Australia on Day 4...
  • Patience will be key on the final day: Ajinkya Rahane December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Left facing a big lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Australia, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Friday said that his team will have to be calm and patient on the fifth and final day to remain in contention. Riding David Warner's century, the hosts ended Friday...
  • David Warner claps on seeing Abbott's bowling figures on scoreboard December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: While he was leaving his imprint as a prolific scorer with yet another Test ton, David Warner also showed his support for Sean Abbott when the opener clapped after seeing the New South Wales (NSW) pacer's bowling figures on the Adelaide Oval scoreboard on Friday. Abbott's bouncer to Hughes in...
  • This is the best form of my life, says David Warner December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: He might have made scoring look easy on the Adelaide track by notching centuries in each innings, but David Warner said that the pitch is not placid anymore and his team is determined to take all 10 Indian wickets on the final day of first cricket Test on Saturday. Warner...
  • 1st Test: David Warner ton puts Australia in control on Day 4 December 12, 2014

    David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith and Brad Haddin were batting on 52 and 14 respectively when stumps...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • David Warner, Varun Aaron in war of words over no-ball dismissal December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: A dash of spice was finally added to what has been an emotionally-charged first India-Australia cricket Test when David Warner and Varun Aaron got involved in a war of words after the home batsman was called back by the umpire following a no-ball dismissal on Friday. The incident took place...
  • Sean Abbott takes 8 wickets in strong cricket return post Phillip Hughes' death December 12, 2014

    Sean Abbott, the Australian fast bowler who delivered the ball that killed Phillip Hughes, has made a remarkable return to cricket, helping New South Wales beat Queensland on Friday. The 22-year-old Abbott has been receiving counselling, and the support of the cricketing world, after he bowled the bouncer that struck Hughes...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 4 December 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Round-up: Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his Test captaincy debut as the visitors responded brilliantly to Australia's mammoth first innings total of 517 for 7 by reaching 369 for 5 at...
  • Dhawal Kulkarni flying to Australia as cover for injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar December 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai pace spearhead Dhawal Kulkarni is being sent to Australia on an urgent basis as replacement for injured Indian seamer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, according to Cricket Board secretary Sanjay Patel. "Dhawal will be flying to Australia on Saturday and we are in the process of getting his visa done. He is...
  • Kohli, Pujara give befitting reply to Australia's mammoth total December 11, 2014

    The first two days of the Brisbane Test saw Australia take matters in their own hands and dominate the proceedings. The start of Day 3 was not much of a surprise as the hosts declared overnight at 517 for 7 and the Indian openers had their work cut out with...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Australia beat Argentina 4-2 to secure semi-final place December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World champions and holders Australia finally got their mojo back and defeated Argentina 4-2 to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. After a not-so-impressive outing where they won one, lost one and drew one game, the Kookaburras got...
  • Shane Warne pleased with Nathan Lyon's performance December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Spin legend Shane Warne praised Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for being brave and flighting the ball to induce mistakes by the Indian batsmen on the third day of the first Test match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Lyon picked up two of the five wickets to fall on day...
  • I'll look to exploit footmarks left by Ishant: Nathan Lyon December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Thursday said he will look to exploit the footmarks created by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma during his spell to David Warner on the opening day of the first cricket Test. The 27-year-old Lyon bowled a brilliant spell of spin through the day, troubling Indian batsmen,...
  • Greg Chappell backs David Warner to be next Australian captain December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Former Australian skipper Greg Chappell has backed explosive opener David Warner to be the next captain of the national cricket team. Chronic back and hamstring injuries have raised concerns over current captain Clarke's short and long-term future. Warner, however, would be a bold selection as he hasn't always been a choir...
  • Kohli bouncer to help players past Hughes shock: Nathan Lyon December 11, 2014

    A Mitchell Johnson bouncer that struck India captain Virat Kohli on the helmet during the first Test on Thursday might actually help players get past the shock of Phillip Hughes' death, according to Australia spinner Nathan Lyon. After taking the wicket of opener Murali Vijay before lunch on day three at...