India Tour Australia

  • First final, CB Series: As it happened March 4, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings 50th over: Australia win by 15 runs! Great win for them. Go 10 up in the bestofthree finals. Warner bags the ManoftheMatch award for a brilliant 163, his maiden ton. The Lankans gave Australia a big scare who looked certain to win the match at one time. Thanks...
  • 'Aus not playing in spirit of the game' February 29, 2012

    Hobart:Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday lashed out at the Australian players for not playing in the spirit of the game in his side's triseries match against the hosts in Sydney on Sunday. The match between India and Australia at the SCG, which the latter won by 87 runs, witnessed...
  • Best innings of my career, says Virat Kohli February 29, 2012

    Hobart: Virat Kohli, whose unbeaten 133 guided India to a sevenwicket victory over Sri Lanka in a crunch cricket triseries match here on Tuesday, termed his 86ball knock as the best of his international career. "It has to be the best innings of my career. The kind of situation we were...
  • 'I was protecting myself from being hit' February 27, 2012

    Hobart: The controversial 'obstruction' incident in the match against Australia might have left India seething with anger but the man at the centre of the controversy, David Hussey on Monday justified his action saying he was just trying to "protect" himself. Hussey said he would have accepted the umpire's decision if...
  • Jayawardene wary of Tendulkar's last chance February 27, 2012

    Hobart: Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene says he is wary of what is shaping up to be Sachin Tendulkar's final chance in Australia to score his elusive 100th international century for India. Tuesday's triseries oneday international in Hobart will be the Indian batting great's last innings in Australia unless his team...
  • India virtually out of triseries February 26, 2012

    Former cricketer and expert Maninder Singh feels umpires were right in both the controversial runout decisions. ...
  • 'Lee had no business to obstruct Sachin' February 26, 2012

    Sydney: A major controversy erupted in the triseries match between India and Australia at the SCG, with Sachin Tendulkar being dismissed in a debatable run out and visiting captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lashing out at pacer Brett Lee for standing on the way of the batsman. The action unfolded after the...
  • Can't pinpoint one reason for failure: Dhoni February 26, 2012

    Sydney: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that he "can't pinpoint one particular reason" for his team's failure in the ongoing ODI triseries where they have lost their fourth match. "I can't pinpoint one particular reason. We need to bat well. Also I have lost most of the tosses...
  • Undeserving India not out of triseries yet February 26, 2012

    A tour that has spanned nine defeats, three wins and a tie across three formats lumbers on. India's 87run loss to Australia at the SCG on Sunday has left them battered and bruised, meaning their chances of making the bestofthreefinals have slipped even further away from what clearly looks a...
  • Criticism may fire up Tendulkar: Hussey February 25, 2012

    Sydney: Australia's Michael Hussey dreads hearing calls for Sachin Tedulkar's retirement, fearing that the criticism may just fire up the Indian for a better performance. Former India skipper Kapil Dev had recently said that Tendulkar should have retired after winning the World Cup. Despite Tendulkar's ordinary form in the ongoing triseries, Hussey...
  • Fletcher to act as peacemaker: sources February 23, 2012

    In another twist to the differnce of opinion between the players of Team India, sources on Thursday told CNNIBN that BCCI wants coach Duncan Fletcher to resolve the rift within the team. Fletcher and media manager GS Walia have been asked to speak to the senior players and put an...
  • Shut up and play cricket, India! February 24, 2012

    Stroke the ego of an Indian cricketer these days and smut will roll out. "Seniors are slow in the field," Dhoni says one day. "We're the same for the last 10 years," Sehwag retorts on the other. "Rotating the openers because of their slow fielding." Dhoni clarifies one evening. "Ask...
  • Kapil wants Sachin to retire immediately February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: India's 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev feels that the time has run out for Sachin Tendulkar and the batting maestro should immediately retire from international cricket. Kapil believes that Tendulkar, who has scored 68 runs in four innings in the ongoing triseries in Australia, should have retired...
  • India look to bounce back against SL February 20, 2012

    Brisbane: India seek to get their momentum back in the ongoing triseries when they clash with a resurgent Sri Lanka at the Gabba here on Tuesday. In the absence of inform skipper MS Dhoni, who will miss the eighth match of the CB Series due to a onematch ban for slow...
  • Shastri urges Tendulkar to forget 100th ton February 19, 2012

    Brisbane: Former India skipper Ravi Shastri wants Sachin Tendulkar to stay true to his game and "forget about the milestone" as the wait for his landmark 100th international century continues. Dismissing notions that Tendulkar was out of form despite a modest average of 32 in seven international matches this Australian summer,...
  • Want to be more consistent: Vinay Kumar February 18, 2012

    Brisbane: He has emerged as an unlikely top wickettaker for India in the ongoing ODI triseries and pacer Vinay Kumar on Saturday said he is looking to improve on consistency in the forthcoming matches. "I could have given 10 runs less in every game, there are a few areas I can...
  • India look to pile on Aus misery February 18, 2012

    India will go into the Commonwealth Bank Series match against Australia at Brisbane on Sunday with a lot of confidence probably the first time on the tour. All of a sudden, everything has changed for the Indians. Courtesy, their thrilling fourwicket win against the Aussies a couple of matches...
  • Ganguly surprised at Tiwary's omission February 14, 2012

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday expressed surprise at the omission of an inform Manoj Tiwary in the ongoing triseries in Australia. Talking to the reporters on the sidelines of the first practice session for the upcoming domestic onedayers, the Bengal captain, said, "It's quite surprising that somebody who...
  • BCCI rejects inquiry into Testseries debacle February 14, 2012

    Chennai: India suffered a humiliating 04 Test series whitewash against Australia last month and had the dubious distinction of losing their eighth successive match overseas but the Cricket Board on Monday ruled out any inquiry into the performance of the team in the disastrous tour. Board President N Srinivasan said there...
  • Don't experiment with Tendulkar: Akram February 13, 2012

    Adelaide: Baffled with the rotation policy, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram said it does not work in the subcontinent and the Indian team management should not have rested a player of Sachin Tendulkar's stature. "Don't experiment with a Sachin Tendulkar," warned Akram. "Rotation policy does not work in our part of the...
  • Doherty expecting Indian backlash at Adelaide February 11, 2012

    Adelaide: The Australians have dominated India so far but spinner Xavier Doherty on Saturday said his team would have to be on guard as the resurgent visitors might hit back strongly when the two teams clash for the second time in the ODI cricket triseries here on Sunday. India put up...
  • Mitchell Marsh included for India match February 11, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia have decided to rest veteran batsman Mike Hussey and bring in allrounder Mitchell Marsh for the triseries onedayer against India on Sunday. The 36yearold Hussey will be back for Australia's next match against Sri Lanka in Sydney on February 17. "Mr Cricket having a well earned rest. He will be...
  • Slater rates Kohli as best young batsman February 10, 2012

    Perth: Former Australia opener Michael Slater is mighty impressed with Virat Kohli's technique and reckoned he is the best young batsman in world cricket today. "The thing that impresses me about Kohli is his technique. If you look at all the upcoming batsmen in the world, they have techniques for...
  • Aussie pacers will be tested overseas: Clarke February 10, 2012

    Perth: Australian captain Michael Clarke says his team's ontherise pace battery, which brought a formidable Indian batting lineup to its knees, will truly be considered intimidating after it performs on foreign pitches. "I think the fact we've seen so many young guys come in and do well, automatically we think the...
  • India face tough test against Sri Lanka February 7, 2012

    When nothing seems to going the right way, India would look to get their ODI triseries campaign on track when they clash with Sri Lanka on Wednesday. India will meet Sri Lanka for the first time since the 2011 World Cup final. It is the batting that has let down India...
  • Bailey as T20 skipper, not amusing: Chappell February 5, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell feels the national team's captaincy has been devalued by the appointment of rookie George Bailey as Twenty20 skipper. "Twenty20 might be the shortest form of the game and viewed as rock'n'roll cricket, but that's no reason to start devaluing the Australian captaincy," Chappell said of...
  • Lee out of triseries with broken foot February 5, 2012

    Melbourne: The Australian cricket team suffered a massive blow on Sunday after its veteran pace spearhead Brett Lee was ruled out of the entire ODI triseries against India and Sri Lanka due to a broken foot. The 35yearold pacer will remain out of action for four to six weeks, also leaving...
  • We are favourites to win triseries: Clarke February 4, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke on Saturday declared his team as the favourite to win the ODI triseries but conceded that it will have to produce its best to nail down world champions India in the opening game on Sunday. The series features Sri Lanka as the third team. "We have to...
  • Team's morale has lifted, says Raina February 4, 2012

    Melbourne: The emphatic triumph in the second Twenty20 match against Australia has lifted India's morale and the struggling tourists are now looking forward to the oneday triseries with renewed enthusiam, said batsman Suresh Raina. The triseries, also featuring Sri Lanka, gets underway on Sunday with India taking on Australia. "The morale has...
  • Aus vs Ind, 2nd T20: as it happened February 3, 2012

    India Innings 20th over Gambhir (56 not out) leads India to an 8wicket win with two balls to go. Their first win on this tour. The lefthander closes out the match with a four. MS Dhoni remains unbeaten on 21. With the win, the Indians have levelled the 2match T20...