Sydney Test

  • England pacer Rankin hamstrung in Test debut 03-01-2014 12:32 PM

    Sydney: England's Boyd Rankin had a horror Test debut with a hamstring injury forcing him from the field twice in the final Ashes Test against Australia on Friday. The giant Irish-born paceman could only send down 8.2 overs before he limped from the Sydney cricket ground late in the opening...
  • Ashes: Australia aim for clean sweep at Sydney 02-01-2014 10:48 AM

    Sydney: Battered England are desperate to avoid the ignominy of a 5-0 series whitewash against Australia as they scramble to salvage some pride in the final Ashes Test in Sydney starting on Friday. Alastair Cook's team - coming off a dispiriting eight-wicket loss in the fourth Test in Melbourne -...
  • Clarke says SCG wicket pace-friendly for 5th Test 02-01-2014 08:10 AM

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke says he's never seen more grass on a Sydney Cricket Ground pitch and predicts it will suit a pace bowling attack as the home side attempts to complete a 5-0 Ashes sweep over England. The state of the wicket could see fast bowler James Faulkner...
  • Ponting admits to making mistakes in Sydney Test 14-01-2008 11:55 AM

    London: England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has decided to skip the Indian Premier League (IPL) to prove his worth in the Test side. Bopara, who was picked by Rajasthan Royals for the fourth season, wishes to score heavily for his county Essex in championship as he eyes recently retired Paul Collingwood's...
  • Clarke regrets standing his ground in second Test 13-01-2008 09:54 PM

    Navi Mumbai: With the biggest possible squad - 30 in total - in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the new entrant Sahara Pune Warriors will lock horns against the Kings XI Punjab in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. Having young and exciting players in their ranks, Warriors could definitely be a...
  • Love him or hate him, Bucknor is one of cricket's greats 08-01-2008 03:33 PM

    The legendary all-rounder also praised Afridi's efforts as a captain. ...
  • The ugly face of the invincible Aussies 07-01-2008 11:41 PM

    Over a billion people on both sides of the border are going to be glued to their TV sets. But in Chandigarh, the real battle will take place. ...
  • 'Sack Ponting', Oz media back Team India 07-01-2008 09:09 PM

    Dhaka: South Africa's reputation as cricket's perennial chokers returned to haunt them as New Zealand pulled off a dramatic 49-run win on Friday to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals. The Black Caps, restricted to 221-8 after taking first strike, bundled out South Africa for 172 in an exciting finish...
  • Should Bucknor be removed from panel of ICC umpires? 07-01-2008 02:11 AM

    Ahmedabad: Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Thursday predicted that India would beat Pakistan in the World Cup semifinal and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men are the strong favourites to win the coveted title after a gap of 28 years. India played well as a team on Thursday and deserved victory. On...
  • Bucknor booted out, not to officiate in third Test 06-01-2008 11:03 PM

    Ahmedabad: India batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday apologised to Gautam Gambhir after his unsavoury run out episode which almost threatened to break India's World Cup dream in the quarter-final against Australia here. In the 34th over, Gambhir was run out when, standing at the non-striker's end, he ran three-fourths of...
  • Indian fans in Sydney dejected 06-01-2008 09:03 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene says there's no extra pressure on the co-host to do well in front of their home crowd in the World Cup quarterfinal against England on Saturday. There's always pressure on you to win matches, that's with every team, Jayawardene told reporters on Thursday. For...
  • Indians accuse Hogg of using abusive language 06-01-2008 08:31 PM

    Colombo: Spinner Adil Rashid will replace all-rounder Michael Yardy at the World Cup after Yardy returned to England suffering from depression. The England & Wales Cricket Board said it had received permission from tournament organizers to replace Yardy. Rashid, who is currently in the West Indies England's second string team,...
  • Indian media complain against Ponting 06-01-2008 07:59 PM

    Dhaka: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has apologized for the team's limp World Cup exit on Wednesday, but said it is easy to blame the senior players. West Indies coach Ottis Gibson used a news conference after the 10-wicket thrashing by Pakistan to criticize senior players including Gayle for failing...
  • Tendulkar leaves behind the horror of 2007 at Sydney 04-01-2008 07:13 PM

    Dhaka: Through to the quarterfinals as convincing Group B winners, one of South Africa's only problems going forward might be deciding who to leave out of the team. Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and AB de Villiers all sat out Saturday's game against Bangladesh, and they were hardly missed in a...
  • India hoping history repeats itself against Australia 03-01-2008 07:51 PM

    Chennai: Somehow, England is still alive in the World Cup, but the drama may not be over yet. England ended its Group-B campaign with a now customary late scramble to remain in contention with an 18-run win over the West Indies on Thursday. Andrew Strauss's team hopes the upset losses...