SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND

  • Head held high, India's ouster from World Cup just a bad day 3 days ago

    This was always on the cards as not every day you will get things going your way. There comes a time when you need somebody to stick his neck out and fight it through but sports can be cruel in that regard as no matter how hard you try to...
  • World Cup: I was never concerned about my spot, says Aaron Finch 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday's final at his home ground. Finch hit an uncharacteristically scrappy 81 in a match-winning partnership of...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya lauds Team India's 'outstanding' World Cup performance 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The disappointment of a semi-final exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions, were knocked out of the World Cup following a 95-run...
  • Australia Tour Diary: India lost on my best day 3 days ago

    What do you want from life? Money, satisfaction, content, good health, the best for yourself. The answer may vary individually, but none would mind all, and almost no one knows how to get all of that. I had a clue but wasn't sure. A Thursday in Sydney finally confirmed it....
  • Team India should be proud of their World Cup campaign 3 days ago

    Sydney: Back in 2003, India's World Cup campaign consisted of eight straight wins bookended by crushing defeats to Australia, one of them in the final at The Wanderers. Almost exactly 12 years on, India's hitherto blemish-free tournament came to a juddering halt against the men in gold and green. This...
  • Gloom shrouds India after World Cup exit 3 days ago

    Sydney/New Delhi: A pall of gloom descended on the Indian dressing room after the team's campaign in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday, and the pain of losing the semi-finals engulfed the entire cricket-crazy nation that was left grief-stricken. Disappointment was writ large on the faces of...
  • World Cup: Steven Smith - the old nemesis sinks India yet again 3 days ago

    Steven Smith on Thursday stamped his authority on the No.3 batting spot with a sparkling 93-ball 105 to put Australia in line for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 95-run semi-final victory over defending champions India in Sydney. Smith started out in the tournament batting at number five...
  • World Cup 2015: India succumbed under the pressure, says Sunil Gavaskar 3 days ago

    Sydney: Dejected with Indian batsmen's poor shot selection in their 329-run chase, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the pressure of the cricket World Cup semi-final got to the team as it was outplayed by Australia on Thursday. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's run-a-ball 65 stood tall amid a disappointing show as...
  • World Cup: Mixed twitter reactions on India's defeat against Australia 4 days ago

    India were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 after Australia defeated them by 95 runs in the second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. After winning seven matches on the trot, India's quest for a second successive World Cup title was finally ended as Australians outplayed MS...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia haven't peaked yet, says Michael Clarke 4 days ago

    Skipper Michael Clarke thinks Australia have not yet peaked at the World Cup despite reaching the final against neighbours New Zealand by beating reigning champions India on Thursday. Steve Smith scored 105 to fire Australia to 328 for seven on their way to dethroning India with a 95-run victory at Sydney...
  • World Cup: Australia, India fans confident of their team's success 4 days ago

    After Australia set India target of 328 Australian fans were confident of their teams win. On the other hand, Indian fans were also confident that team can chase down the target. ...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. An undefeated India will face their biggest challenge of the World Cup when they take on co-hosts and four-time champions Australia in the latter's backyard at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There has been a lot of talk about the match...
  • World Cup 2015: What India need to do to beat Australia in the semi-final 5 days ago

    The four semifinalists for World Cup 2015 were no surprise and most of us would have got our predictions right. India's entry into the top four was also expected, but what was striking was the way they have dominated and won their matches so far in the tournament. After failing...
  • India vs Australia semi-final: Two World Champions set to light up World Cup 2015 5 days ago

    On the eve of a big match, two opponents are unlikely to arrive at any sort of consensus. They will accentuate their strengths, downplay their weaknesses, and generally talk a good game. The one thing Michael Clarke and Rohit Sharma, who addressed the media on the eve of the second...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India's road to the semi-finals 5 days ago

    Undoubtedly, India have played like World Champions. After a dismal show in the Test series against Australia and the ODI tri-series, no one expected India will turn the tables like they have and that too on the biggest stage of all - the ICC World Cup. Players, who raised many...
  • World Cup: Short-ball tactics could backfire on India, says Steve Smith 5 days ago

    Sydney: Steve Smith feels peppering the Australian batsman with the too many short balls could backfire on India when the two teams meet in the cricket World Cup semi-final on Thursday. Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz had troubled the Australians, especially Michael Clarke and Shane Watson, in the quarter-final but he ended...
  • India vs Australia, World Cup semi-final: The key battles and the top warriors of the two teams 5 days ago

    There will be no love lost when India and Australia face in the mouth-watering semi-final clash of the World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. From the Monkey-gate scandal of 2007 series between Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh to Rohit Sharma and David Warner's on-field exchanges, the two rivals...
  • World Cup: Australia can handle expectations in semi-final, says Michael Clarke 5 days ago

    Australia skipper Michael Clarke is confident his side will have no problem handling the weight of local expectation when they meet reigning champions India in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final on Thursday. Australia's four titles make them the most successful team in World Cup history but only Clarke, Shane Watson and...
  • World Cup: Virat Kohli hails 'wonderful' Indian bowling ahead of semi-final 5 days ago

    The transformation of India's bowlers at the World Cup has been "wonderful to watch" and the reigning champions will have a great chance of reaching the final if 10 Australian wickets tumble on Thursday, says Virat Kohli. India's bowlers were hammered all over Australia from the start of December to mid-February...
  • World Cup: India-Australia match ticket prices soar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The prices of tickets for the India vs Australia semi-final match of the World Cup have shot up following a high demand for the blockbuster clash. The high-octane contest will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday and is expected to be a full house with...
  • World Cup: India still bear the scars of summer mauling, says Steve Smith 6 days ago

    Sydney: India still bear the scars of the mauling they suffered at the hands of Australia at the start of their tour Down Under and Steve Smith thinks it could be a factor when the countries meet in Thursday's World Cup semi-final. The world champions have stormed back to imperious form...
  • World Cup: Rahane has best technique among Indian batsmen, says Michael Vaughan 6 days ago

    Sydney: Former England captain Michael Vaughan says that Ajinkya Rahane has the best technique among Indians and the youngster will be one of the premier willow wielders in world cricket in the next four to five years. "Indian team has a wonderful array of batsmen, who have been there and done...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia face Doherty dilemma ahead of semi-final 6 days ago

    Sydney: With two confident teams going head-to-head in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final on Thursday, it could be the tiniest misjudgement, the smallest detail that decides whether Australia or India emerge triumphant. Disregarding perhaps only the toss, Australia's biggest decision this week is likely to be whether to include spinner Xavier...
  • World Cup: India seem to have cracked the Powerplay formula 6 days ago

    Sydney: It's that block of five overs which either heralds the beginning of a decisive onslaught, or brings the fielding team right back in the game. It's that block of five overs that causes even the most composed batsmen to lose their heads and wickets. It's that block of five...
  • World Cup: Brett Lee tips balanced Australia to swing semi-final against India 6 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee believes the balance of the hosts` side will see them defeat defending champions India in Thursday`s World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "I honestly think that Australia will win on Thursday, I think they've got the right balance in the team," said...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Brett Lee signs autographs for fans ahead of India-Australia semi-final 6 days ago

    Former Australia speedster Brett Lee signed autographs for fans during an ICC World Cup pop-up event in Sydney. ...