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  • Chanderpaul enters South Africa series under pressure in rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: Veteran West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul will enter the opening Test against South Africa starting on Wednesday, with his top three spot in the world batting rankings under threat. In the latest rankings released on Sunday, Chanderpaul remained third but had Australian shot-maker David Warner breathing down his neck in...
  • Warner, Dhawan and Kohli fined for breaching Code of Conduct 4 days 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...
  • Insipid batting lets Virat Kohli down as Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory over India 5 days 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...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 5 5 days 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...
  • Verbal spat, belligerent Warner and gyrate Lyon spice up Adelaide Test 5 days ago

    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...
  • David Warner claps on seeing Abbott's bowling figures on scoreboard 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Greg Chappell backs David Warner to be next Australian captain 1 week ago

    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...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: On a rain-curtailed day, Michael Clarke scored a fine 128 while Steven Smith finished with an unbeaten 162 to put Australia in command. The hosts ended Day 2 of the first Test at 517/7. Indian bowlers were out...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 December 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Round-up: India picked up three late wickets to pull things back on day one of the first Adelaide Test on Tuesday after a splendid batting display by Australian opener David Warner (145), skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired hurt)...
  • Varun Aaron, Mohammad Shami could have done better with new ball: Ajit Agarkar December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding a difficult day in office for India's fast bowlers against Australia, former paceman Ajit Agarkar feels the new-ball attack of Varun Aaron and Mohammad Shami looked good even though they let it slip against David Warner in "tough conditions". "To start off with Aaron and Shami are good....
  • David Warner hails Adelaide ton as his best ever December 9, 2014

    Adelaide: Coming in the wake of Phillip Hughes' tragic death, an emotional David Warner on Tuesday said his innings of 145 runs on day one of the first cricket Test against India was the "best knock" of his career and would stay with him for the rest of his life....
  • Karn's inclusion beyond debate, Warner proves his class once again December 9, 2014

    Adelaide Oval, for some reason has always produced great batting-friendly conditions and the first Test match between Australia and India was no different. The pitch looked dry and with the sun beating down, whatever moisture there was early on vanished very quickly. Michal Clarke won the toss and elected to bat...
  • Warner pays tribute to 'friend' Hughes with a classy ton in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    David Warner paid tribute to his friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes, by scoring a scintillating century against India in the first Test in Adelaide. Warner blasted a quickfire century off 106 balls, firing up an emotional Adelaide Oval crowd after solemn tributes to Hughes. Warner, who was present when Hughes was...
  • 1st Test: Australia 354/6 after Warner ton, India strike late to hit back December 9, 2014

    India picked up three late wickets to pull things back on day one of the first Adelaide Test on Tuesday after a splendid batting display by Australian opener David Warner (145), skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired hurt) and Steve Smith (72*). The day began with 63 claps in honour of late...
  • India in Australia 2014: Analysis of Australian cricket team December 6, 2014

    Analysis of Australia squad before the four-Test against India, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday: TOP ORDER David Warner will be one of the first names on the team sheet after a brilliant year in which he has scored 1,199 Test runs at 74.93. India will not have forgotten the 69-ball century he...
  • Australians not shy of bowling bouncers post Phil Hughes tragedy December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Returning to the aggressive brand of cricket they are known for, Australian pacers on Friday showed no signs of shying away from bowling bouncers in the aftermath of Phillip Hughes' death as they held their first training session here since the tragedy. There was no shortage of bouncers as the...
  • India in Australia: 1st Test may be delayed, Aus players need time after Hughes tragedy November 28, 2014

    The first Test between India and Australia is all set to be rescheduled as three of the senior Aussie cricketers in Shane Watson, David Warner and Brad Haddin are amongst those who have already said that they are not in perfect state of mind to return to competitive cricket. According to...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 4th ODI November 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat. Australia lead the five match ODI series 2-1. Teams: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 November 2, 2014

    (For ball by ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Pakistan dismissed Australia for 261 runs to take a first-innings lead of 309. Captain Misbah-ul Haq could have enforced a follow-on, but opted to bat again and set an even bigger target for the opposition....
  • 2nd Test: Australia fight to save match after Younis Khan's epic 213 October 31, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570 for 6 declared in their...
  • 2nd Test: Spin-hit Australia look to bounce back against Pakistan October 29, 2014

    After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The world number two team was all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the...
  • David Warner, Younis Khan move up in ICC Test rankings for batsmen October 27, 2014

    Dubai: Hundreds in both innings during Pakistan's win over Australia in the first Test helped former captain Younis Khan jump four places to seventh while Aussie opener David Warner moved up to a career-high fourth position in the latest ICC batting and bowling rankings released on Monday. Pakistan blitzed Australia by...
  • Three-ton David Warner feels lucky to match Don Bradman October 25, 2014

    Australian opener David Warner believes luck played a part in his matching illustrious countryman Don Bradman's three consecutive Test hundreds, he said today. The 27-year-old left-hander smashed 133 for his ninth Test century, his third in as many innings following his 135 and 145 against South Africa in Cape Town in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 4 October 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Pakistan stretched their lead to a commanding 189 runs after inexperienced spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar dismissed Australia for 303 on the third day of the first Test on Friday. Opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad, 22 not out,...
  • 1st Test: Spinners shine as Pakistan take 189-run lead against Australia on Day 3 October 24, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan stretched their lead to a commanding 189 runs after inexperienced spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar dismissed Australia for 303 on the third day of the first Test on Friday. Opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad, 22 not out, and Azhar Ali, 16 not out, guided the home team to 38...