TEST SERIES

  • Live Score, 3rd Test: McCullum departs after double ton, New Zealand on top 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • Australia-India Test still in limbo after Phillip Hughes' death Yesterday

    Emotions were still too raw in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes to make a decision on whether to go ahead with next week's first Test against India, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday. Indian cricket officials were being kept closely informed, Sutherland added, and had...
  • Couple of two-day matches not sufficient to open Australia tour, says Ganguly 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough. India will start the Test series against Australia on December 4 and play two practice...
  • Brendon McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq hail exciting Dubai Test 1 week ago

    Dubai: New Zealand and Pakistan captains Brendon McCullum and Misbah-ul Haq hailed the riveting Test between their countries which ended in an exciting draw on Friday. Pakistan, set to chase 261 in a possible 72 overs, finished 65 runs short at 196 for 5. Both teams could have won though. The result...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni goes hunting for bats ahead of Australia tour November 19, 2014

    Meerut: Recuperating from his thumb injury, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is making himself battle-ready for the upcoming tour of Australia and the Indian skipper was seen spending long hours selecting bats. Dhoni, who missed the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka has also been ruled out of the first Test in Brisbane...
  • When Rahul Dravid's two-minute pep talk changed KL Rahul's life November 19, 2014

    It was an Under-13 tournament when a skinny Lokesh Rahul came across his childhood hero Rahul Dravid whose tips changed the Karnataka batsman's life, recollects the youngster's coach Samuel Jayaraj. Karnataka State Cricket Association coach Jayaraj saw an 11-year-old Rahul bat for the first time at the cricket academy in Mangalore....
  • Peter Siddle warns India's stand-in Test skipper Virat Kohli November 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia paceman Peter Siddle has wasted little time throwing a psychological dagger at India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, saying the batsman could expect a harsh reception from players and fans on tour Down Under. Fans at Brisbane's Gabba gave England paceman Stuart Broad a welcome he would never forget in...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq proud as Pakistan's best Test captain November 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Misbah-ul Haq said he felt proud to become his country's most successful captain, four years after he was handed the job in the post spot-fixing scandal which left Pakistan cricket in tatters. The 40-year-old achieved his 15th Test win when Pakistan routed New Zealand by 248 runs in Abu...
  • Chris Gayle returns for West Indies tour of South Africa November 13, 2014

    Hard-hitting left-hander Chris Gayle will return to the West Indies squad for their tour of South Africa after recovering from a back injury. Gayle was not involved in the ill-fated trip to India last month during which a dispute between players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) led to the...
  • Tests not a priority for India: Stuart Clark November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australian Test seamer Stuart Clark Tuesday said the decision to rest skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the first Test against Australia shows that India place greater emphasis on the 2015 World Cup rather than the upcoming series, both to be played Down Under. India are scheduled to play four...
  • Will work on bat speed to prepare for bouncy tracks: KL Rahul November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It was during a drinks break of the Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on Monday that KL Rahul got the news of his selection in the Indian Test team for the tour of Australia but he said he was only concerned about winning the...
  • Indian hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh achieves 100 international caps November 8, 2014

    Perth: Defender Rupinder Pal Singh on Saturday achieved a memorable milestone in his hockey career by appearing in his 100th international match while leading the Indian team against Australia in the third Test on Saturday. Rupinder led India to 1-0 win in Sardar Singh's absence. Playing as a fullback, Rupinder is considered...
  • Test matches will always be on top, says Sachin Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that Test cricket will remain supreme despite the rising popularity of Twenty20, even as he acknowledged that the shortest format has helped players to innovate in their techniques. Speaking to reporters at the launch of his autobiography 'Playing It My Way' at Lord's Cricket Ground,...
  • Mark Craig ready for spin challenge against Pakistan November 7, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: New Zealand's off-spinner Mark Craig on Friday admitted facing Pakistan in the three-Test series will be a big challenge but his team-mates were ready for it. The 27-year-old, who made a remarkable debut with eight wickets against the West Indies in June this year, will supplement the slow bowling...
  • India stun world champions Australia 2-1 to level hockey series November 5, 2014

    Perth: The Indian men's hockey team bounced back in style against Australia, beating the World Champions 2-1 to level the four-match test series at 1-1 here on Wednesday. India started aggressively and kept the opponents' defence busy in the first two quarters. They managed to sneak into Australian defence-line and...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar attributes three Ds for Australia success November 4, 2014

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis said on Tuesday that determination, dedication and discipline had been the keys to his team's first series win over Australia in 20 years. Pakistan annihilated Australia by 356 runs in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday to win the two-match series 2-0, their first...
  • India face Australia in first hockey Test November 3, 2014

    Perth: A well-prepared India will take on World Champions Australia in the first of the four-match Test series at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Tuesday. As part of their preparation for the upcoming Champions Trophy, India are set to take up the challenge of facing the strong Australian team. "It's exciting times...
  • Coach Darren Lehmann admits Australia failed to adapt October 27, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's cricket coach Darren Lehmann Monday refused to blame the Dubai pitch and instead admitted his team didn't play well during their 221-run defeat against Pakistan in the first Test. Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series on the back of a maiden five wicket haul (5 for...
  • Mohammad Hafeez recovers from hand injury October 16, 2014

    Islamabad: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has fully recovered from a hand injury and is fit for next week's first Test against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this month, Hafeez missed the one-off Twenty20 and the three one-day internationals against Australia after injuring his left hand during a practice match at...
  • Rookie spinner in Pakistan's preliminary squad for Australia Tests October 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday named uncapped legspinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shah, 28, was one of the leading wicket-takers in the domestic season last year, with...
  • Fit-again Michael Clarke hopes Australia carry momentum October 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Fit-again Australian captain Michael Clarke said on Tuesday that he hopes his team can carry the momentum of its Twenty20 and one-day wins over Pakistan into the two-match Test series starting next week. Australia routed Pakistan 3-0 in the one-day series which finished on Sunday and also won the...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to undergo fitness test for Australia series October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will know on Tuesday if he can make the Test series against Australia after undergoing a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy. According to the chief medical and health officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Hafeez has resumed batting in the nets with the...
  • Pakistan lose Wahab Riaz for Test series against Australia October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan continued to lose key players through injury in their series against Australia with paceman Wahab Riaz on Monday ruled out of the two Test series. The 29-year-old left-arm paceman hurt his knee during the second one-day international against Australia in Dubai on Friday and after an MRI has...
  • West Indies have the ability to beat India: Richie Richardson October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies cricket manager Richie Richardson on said he is well aware that India would look to bounce back from their forgettable England tour but believes in his side's ability and looks forward to beat the hosts. "When you are a top team and you lose, you just can't wait...
  • Chris Gayle expects to recover in time for Tests in India September 30, 2014

    Kingston: Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle believes he will overcome injury in time for the three-Test series in India which starts next month. The attacking left-hander was not considered for selection for the second Test against Bangladesh earlier this month or the one-day series in India starting next week, because...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq distances himself from Younis Khan comment September 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq has distanced himself from the axing of senior batsman, Younis Khan for the ODI series against Australia. "I don't want to comment on this issue because Younis is a senior teammate and I also have to look at the PCB code of conduct but...
  • Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson set to play against Pakistan September 28, 2014

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said Sunday that fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Johnson was withdrawn from the Twenty20 Champions League with a rib injury, but left with the national squad for the UAE on...
  • Australia coach Darren Lehmann turns heat on spinner Nathan Lyon September 28, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory. An orthodox spinner who rarely strays from his stock off-breaks, Lyon will be under pressure to perform in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Younis Khan makes the cut among probables for Australia series September 21, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan selectors have retained senior batsman Younis Khan in a shortlist of 20 players they have finalized for the Test and ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Sources close to the selectors told PTI on Sunday that Younis was shortlisted for the series despite initial doubts...
  • 2nd Test: Benn takes five as West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 296 runs to win series 20 September 17, 2014

    Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 30th Test century and leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn followed with 5 for 72 on Tuesday as the West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 296 runs late on day four of the second Test. The West Indies, playing their landmark 500th Test, swept the twoTest series 20. Chanderpaul's unbeaten...