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  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia 4 days ago

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • 4th Test: India manage a nervous draw, Australia win series 2-0 January 10, 2015

    It seemed the Adelaide nightmare will return to haunt India in the final session of the Sydney Test as well, but some sensible batting by Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar allowed the hosts to overcome a five-wicket loss post tea to secure a nervous draw but lose the Border-Gavaskar Trophy...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 5 at the SCG January 10, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front...
  • Australia captain Steven Smith breaks Don Bradman's record January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Steven Smith's record-breaking spree continued after the Australian skipper eclipsed one of Donald Bradman's longest standing marks against India on day four of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Friday. According to foxsports.com.au, Smith's incredible run of form continued as he passed Bradman's record...
  • 4th Test: Australia take control on Day 4, lead India by 348 January 9, 2015

    Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front on the fourth day of the Sydney Test - putting an Indian win...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 January 9, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third...
  • 'Big relief!' says KL Rahul after burying Melbourne ghosts January 8, 2015

    Sydney: Criticised for failing in his debut Test in Melbourne, young Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul was relieved to score his maiden century in his second game to help India stay afloat on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia on Thursday. The 22-year-old Karnataka batsman could...
  • Virat Kohli breaks Test captaincy world record January 8, 2015

    Virat Kohli marked his elevation to India's Test captaincy by smashing his fourth century of the series on day three of the fourth Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third Test, produced a sparkling 140 with 20...
  • 4th Test: Kohli, Rahul tons lead India's fightback, still trail by 230 on Day 3 January 8, 2015

    KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India were still trailing by 230 runs with Kohli (140) and Wriddhiman Saha (14)...
  • Virat Kohli becomes 2nd Indian to score 500 in a Test series in Australia January 8, 2015

    Sydney: Captain Virat Kohli, on Thursday, became the second Indian batsman to score 500 runs in a Test series in Australia during the fourth and final match at the SCG. Kohli, who came into the match with 499 runs from the three earlier matches of the series, reached that landmark by...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 January 8, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: The Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday witnessed Australia moving into a position from where it's difficult to see them losing, as captain Steven Smith's century and contributions from the lower order pushed Australia's score to 572 for...
  • Pacers working on consistency, says India bowling coach January 6, 2015

    India's young attack is still a work in progress and more time is needed to iron out its deficiencies, Indian bowling coach B Arun said on Tuesday after Australia piled up 348 for 2 on the opening day of the fourth and final Test in Sydney. Openers David Warner and Chris...
  • Michael Clarke leads emotional tributes to Phillip Hughes at SCG January 6, 2015

    Sydney: Emotions ran high on the opening day of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia as injured skipper Michael Clarke led a series of tributes for late Phillip Hughes, who was fatally struck by a bouncer six weeks back at the SCG. Clarke, who is part of the...
  • India's last chance of redemption in New Year Test at emotional Sydney January 5, 2015

    A series that began on a tragic note in Australia will end with the reminder of that painful incident, which snatched Phillip Hughes away from his loved ones. Emotions will no doubt take over the players before they come to terms with it once again, and while Australia will want...
  • Dhoni's retirement decision was pretty shocking, says Kohli January 5, 2015

    New India skipper Virat Kohli says he will encourage his team to play positively and not back down against Australia in the final Test in Sydney, which begins on Tuesday. Kohli has been thrust into the captaincy following the shock Test retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni following last week's drawn third...
  • Kohli promises analytical, positive approach for SCG Test January 5, 2015

    Thrust back into the India captaincy after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's shock decision to retire from Tests last week, Virat Kohli hopes to put right some of the mistakes he made in his first match in charge against Australia. The aggressive right-handed batsman had deputised in the injured Dhoni's absence in the...
  • Starc in, Johnson out of Australia's XI for Sydney Test against India January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Mitchell Starc will replace injured allrounder Mitchell Johnson in the only change to Australia's lineup for the fourth Test against India starting at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Captain Steve Smith confirmed Australia's match XI Monday, saying Johnson has a slight hamstring strain and probably would have been considered...
  • Mitchell Starc likely to replace injured Mitchell Johnson at SCG January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc is likely to take the place of injured quick Mitchell Johnson in a like-for-like replacement in the Australian team for the Sydney Test beginning on Tuesday. Johnson, Australia's leading bowler, was ruled out of the match on Sunday due to hamstring soreness, paving the way for...
  • SCG Test last for Chris Rogers on Australian soil January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers has declared that the Sydney Test against India will be his last on home soil. The 37-year-old wishes to hang up his boots following the Ashes in the summer. With an experience of 11 seasons in English county cricket, the left-hander could prove to be...
  • Dhoni's absence gives Australia advantage: David Warner January 4, 2015

    Sydney: The sudden retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most capped and most successful Test captain, gives Australia an early advantage in the build-up to the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning Tuesday, opener David Warner said on Sunday. "MS (Dhoni) thinks a lot about...
  • Mitchell Johnson ruled out of Sydney Test January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test against India with hamstring soreness, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. Johnson, 33, who bowled long spells during the first three Tests against India, had some right hamstring soreness during the Boxing Day Test and had...
  • Brad Haddin prepared for India's short-ball attack January 2, 2015

    Sydney: Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin has said India is welcome to continue the short-ball attack on him in the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Jan 6-10. India's quickies have bombarded the veteran Aussie gloveman with the short stuff in the past two Tests to mixed success....
  • We will put up a fine show for Phil Hughes at SCG: Peter Siddle January 2, 2015

    Sydney: As an emotional Australia get ready to play the final cricket Test at SCG starting Tuesday, medium-pacer Peter Siddle said that his team is keen to put up a fine show in memory of late Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to a fatal bouncer on this venue five weeks back. The...
  • Ashton Agar hoping for SCG pitch to assist spin January 2, 2015

    Sydney: With the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) having a history of assisting spin from third day onwards, Australian left-arm orthodox Ashton Agar is hoping to get picked in the XI and play his part in the fourth and final cricket Test against India starting January 6. Agar, who joined the 13-man...
  • SCG to honour late Phillip Hughes with bronze plaque January 1, 2015

    Sydney: As Australian cricketers return to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the first time since the death of Phillip Hughes, the life of their fallen teammate will be commemorated with a bronze plaque to be unveiled at the ground at which he burst onto the scene and then met...
  • Sean Abbott takes two wickets on return to SCG December 9, 2014

    Australian paceman Sean Abbott took two for 53 for New South Wales on Tuesday as cricket returned to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) two weeks after Phillip Hughes was fatally injured in freak accident during a match. Abbott, whose bouncer hit Hughes on the back of the head and caused the...