Test Series 2012

  • WI losing mental battle against England: Gibson May 30, 2012

    Nottingham: West Indies cricket head coach Ottis Gibson says the team is losing the mental battle, after crashing to a nine-wicket loss in the second Test inside four days in Nottingham on Monday. The Trent Bridge loss, coming on the heels of the five-wicket defeat in the first Test at...
  • Consistency key for West Indies, says Ramdin May 24, 2012

    Nottingham: West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin has stressed the need for consistency if the Caribbean side are to get the better of England in the second Test starting on Friday at Trent Bridge. The tourists will be looking to level the series after losing the first Test at Lord's by...
  • 2nd Test: England look to keep West Indies on the mat May 24, 2012

    Nottingham: England will take an unbeatable lead in their three-match series against the West Indies if they win the second Test at Trent Bridge starting on Friday. And, after a five-wicket victory in the first Test at Lord's, few would bet against Andrew Strauss's number one-ranked side going 2-0 up...
  • Pietersen fined for Twitter attack on Knight May 24, 2012

    Nottingham: Kevin Pietersen was fined an "undisclosed sum" by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday following a Twitter attack on former England batsman Nick Knight. Last week, England batting star Pietersen took to Twitter to question the credentials of Knight, who averaged just 23.96 in 17 Tests...
  • Lord's Test: England lose two in chase of 191 May 21, 2012

    London: The first Test at Lord's is set for a thrilling finale, after West Indies left England rocking at 10 for 2 at stumps on Sunday, chasing a victory target of 191. Kemar Roach took 2 for 7 to remove England captain Andrew Strauss and nightwatchman Jimmy Anderson, capitalizing on an...
  • Lord's Test: Chanderpaul keeps West Indies alive May 19, 2012

    London: West Indies reached 120 for 4 against England at stumps on day three of the first Test at Lord's on Saturday and their hopes of avoiding defeat once again rest with Shivnarine Chanderpaul. The tourists were left trailing by 35 at stumps with six second-innings wickets remaining, but Chanderpaul, ranked...
  • Broad gives England early advantage vs WI May 18, 2012

    London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad took a six-wicket haul on Thursday to reduce West Indies to 243-9 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test at Lord's despite Shivnarine Chanderpaul's fighting 87 not out. Broad finished with 6 for 72 from 24.4 overs after claiming five wickets...
  • Out-of-form Strauss keen to stay on as captain May 16, 2012

    London: England captain Andrew Strauss has insisted he has no desire to rid himself of the pressure of leadership despite a poor run of form with the bat. The Middlesex opener is all set to skipper England in the first of a three-Test series against the West Indies at his...
  • West Indies hoping to find inspiration at Lord's May 16, 2012

    London: Darren Sammy will look to put the knowledge of Lord's gained from his time as an MCC Young Cricketer to good use when he captains the West Indies in the first Test against England at the "spiritual place of cricket" starting Thursday. The 28-year-old all-rounder spent three seasons, from...
  • England wary of West Indies threat: Prior May 15, 2012

    London: Matt Prior has insisted there is no way England will take the West Indies lightly when the teams meet for the first of a three-Test series at Lord's here on Thursday. England are top of the International Cricket Council Test rankings, while the West Indies - who have won...
  • Chanderpaul an example for young Windies: Bravo April 27, 2012

    Roseau, Dominica: Shivnarine Chanderpaul followed Brian Lara in becoming the second West Indies batsman to pass 10,000 Test runs on Thursday and team-mate Darren Bravo said he is the example to follow for the new generation of cricketers in the Caribbean. Bravo, who shared in a 110-run partnership with the 37-year-old...
  • Ponting becomes second highest Test run-scorer April 24, 2012

    Roseau, Dominica: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting overtook India's Rahul Dravid to become the second highest Test run-scorer on Monday during the opening day of the third Test against West Indies. Ponting, who made his Test debut in 1995, moved past Dravid's career total of 13,288 shortly after tea. Ten balls...
  • Warner learning art of patience for Tests April 24, 2012

    Roseau, Dominica: Australian David Warner, once considered a machine purpose-built for Twenty20 cricket, showed he is learning the more patient skills required for Test matches with a patient half-century on the opening day of the third Test against West Indies on Monday. The left-hander made 50 from 136 balls on...
  • Shillingford enjoys home comforts in Dominica April 24, 2012

    Roseau, Dominica: West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford ran through Australia's middle order on the first day of the third Test on Monday before admitting his surprise over how much purchase he gained on his home track. It is only the second Test match to be played in Shillingford's homeland of...
  • Roach achieves career-best Test ranking April 21, 2012

    Dubai: West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach achieved a career-best ranking after producing a Man-of-the-Match performance in the Port-of-Spain Test against Australia, which ended in a draw on Thursday. Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar held on to the joint 12th spot to be the highest-ranked Indian batsman in the latest ICC Test...
  • WI-Aus second Test ends in a damp draw April 20, 2012

    Port-of-Spain: Persistent rain spoiled a West Indies run-chase at 53 for 2 in pursuit of a teasing target of 215 in 61 overs against Australia as the second Test ended in a damp draw on Thursday. Showers arrived 40 minutes before tea and there was no more play possible on...
  • 2nd Test: Lyon takes five to put Australia on top April 18, 2012

    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took five cheap wickets late on Tuesday to trigger a West Indies collapse and give Australia the edge on the third day of the second Test at the Queen's Park Oval. The hosts, replying to Australia's first-innings total of 311, were cruising at 230 for 4...
  • 2nd Test: WI lose three to give Aus control April 17, 2012

    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: Australia took three final-session wickets to restrict West Indies to 49-3 by stumps Monday on the second day of the second Test, building a 262-run lead despite Kemar Roach's five-wicket haul for the hosts. Roach took 5-105 from 27 overs as West Indies dismissed Australia for 311 after...
  • 2nd Test: Australia crawl on opening day April 16, 2012

    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: All-rounder Shane Watson hit a composed 56 on Sunday to help Australia reach 208 for 5 at close on the opening day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval. Watson struck seven fours off 172 balls in 220 minutes, while captain Michael...
  • 2nd Test: England beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets April 7, 2012

    Colombo: Offspinner Graeme Swann completed a career-best 10-wicket match haul and Kevin Pietersen hit an aggressive 42 not out to propel England to an eight-wicket win that levelled the series 1-1 on the final day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. The win ensured that the tourists...
  • Flynn, Brownlie boost NZ squad for 3rd Test March 18, 2012

    Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand have sought to bolster their fragile batting line-up for the third Test against South Africa, recalling Daniel Flynn for his first Test in more than two years and hurrying Dean Brownlie's return from a finger injury. Flynn and Brownlie were named in the 14-man squad for...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand out for 185 on Day 1 March 15, 2012

    Hamilton: South Africa strike bowlers Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn took five wickets from 17 balls and without conceding a run to spark a dramatic collapse that saw New Zealand dismissed for 185 on Thursday on the opening day of the second Test. New Zealand slipped from a strong position at...
  • 1st Test: Martin sparks South Africa collapse March 7, 2012

    Dunedin: Chris Martin dismissed three of the world's best players within four deliveries on Wednesday to reassert his power over South African batsmen and to spark New Zealand's sharp resurgence on the rain-affected first day of the first Test. South Africa were 191 for seven at stumps on a day shortened...
  • Sachin great even without 100th ton: Waugh February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Sachin Tendukar's aura as a batsman will not diminish even if he does not score his much-awaited 100th international century, feels Australian great Steve Waugh. "I think it's a huge statistic and India is obsessed by stats. The whole country wants him to get his one hundredth 100, so maybe...
  • Clueless England in a spin February 6, 2012

    England have aspired to be the best Test team in the world for some time, but once they reached the top they suffered a severe bout of vertigo. The No. 1 ranked-Test team has been humiliated 3-0 in the UAE by a superb Pakistan bowling attack led, admirably, by Saeed...
  • Pakistan win third Test, sweep series February 6, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan recorded their first-ever whitewash against England on Monday after a 71-run victory in the third Test sealed a crushing 3-0 series win over the world's top-ranked team. England - chasing an imposing 324-run target - were dismissed for 252 on the fourth day of the final Test with fast...
  • Chasing 324 to win, England 36/0 on Day 3 February 5, 2012

    Dubai: England face a tough run chase of 324 to win the third and final Test after Azhar Ali scored a career-best 157 for Pakistan on Sunday. England need another 288 runs in their second innings after ending the third day on 36-0 with captain Andrew Strauss 19 not out and...
  • Wickets tumble on Day 1 of Pak-Eng Test February 3, 2012

    Dubai: England batsmen ruined the terrific job by seamers Stuart Broad and James Anderson to end up at 104-6 against Pakistan on a bowler-dominated opening day of the third Test on Friday. Broad bulldozed the top order with 4-36 and Anderson captured 3-35 to shoot out Pakistan for 99 but left-arm...