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  • Australia likely to host day-night Test against New Zealand later this year January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: In a first, the pink ball is likely to make its debut in Adelaide or Hobart when Australia hosts trans-Tansman rivals New Zealand in a Test series later this year, according to a report. According to a report in ESPN cricinfo, Australia appear almost certain to host the inaugural day-night...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli as long-term Test captain January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Batting legend Rahul Dravid had backed Virat Kohli to lead the Indian cricket team on a long- term basis, describing him as the ideal leader around whom the country can plan its Test future. Kohli led the Indian side in two matches in the just-concluded Test series in Australia,...
  • India slip to seventh in Test rankings January 11, 2015

    Dubai: India have slipped a place to be seventh in the latest ICC Test rankings after losing the four-match away series against Australia 0-2. India's slide in the rankings come after the two fighting draws which were not enough to prevent another series loss overseas. India captain Virat Kohli however has gained...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • South Africa retain top Test team status January 6, 2015

    Dubai: South Africa have retained their ICC top ranking in Tests following their 2-0 series win over the West Indies. The win helped South Africa retain the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Championship mace and pocket a cash award of $500,000, an ICC statement said Tuesday. "The series win means irrespective...
  • David Warner's touching tribute to 'little mate' Phillip Hughes January 6, 2015

    David Warner said he was in tears before he went out to score an emotional century to put Australia in a strong position in the final Test against India in Sydney on Tuesday. Warner, who was deeply affected by the tragic death of his close friend Phillip Hughes in November, mastered...
  • David Warner may quit IPL to focus on Tests January 6, 2015

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner is worried about mental fatigue that creeps in from playing non-stop cricket and said he might quit the Indian Premier League (IPL) to concentrate on Tests. "I pinch myself every day that I'm opening the batting for Australia in Test matches, especially on an occasion like...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 3 January 4, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries as South Africa threatened to cash in where the West Indies missed out on day two. While the West Indies could muster only 329 after winning the toss and...
  • Jonathan Trott bids to revive Test career January 3, 2015

    Cape Town: Former England batsman Jonathan Trott will continue to try to revive his Test career on his first overseas tour since leaving the Ashes in Australia with stress issues just over a year ago. The 33-year-old is captain of a 15-man England Lions squad, which begins a month-long tour of...
  • Car crash test mandatory, says government January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: For a country that loses one life every 4 minutes due to a road accident, there couldn't have been a better new year gift. The governmnet has made car crash tests mandatory for all new cars in India from October 2017. Road safety experts say this move will...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka reeling on bowlers' day in Wellington January 3, 2015

    Wellington: Recalled fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep took 4 for 63 as Sri Lanka dismissed New Zealand for 221 on the opening day of the second Test on Saturday as they seek to reassert themself in the two-match series. Sri Lanka claimed New Zealand's last eight wickets for 81 runs after winning...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 in Wellington January 3, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to field against New Zealand. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Tom Latham, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne,...
  • Virat Kohli jumps four places to 15th in ICC Test rankings December 31, 2014

    Indian batsman Virat Kohli jumped four places to 15th in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings released here Wednesday. The 26-year-old Kohli rode on scores of 169 and 54 in the third Test against Australia. Another batsman who has benefited most from the drawn Test at the Melbourne Cricket...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from Tests in the middle of Australia series, shocks world cricket December 30, 2014

    After India lost the Border-Gavaskar series to Australia on Tuesday, with one more Test to go, India's most successful Test captain decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect. Dhoni, under whom India had become the world's number 1 Test side, wants to concentrate on the shorter format...
  • Cartoon of the day: Dhoni retires from Test cricket December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • MS Dhoni retires: Tenure vindicated India's malaise of poor travellers December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with all the success that he has got at the international level, always gave that guy next door feeling and from the streets of Ranchi to becoming the heartthrob of millions, he always had his own way of doing things. We might agree to disagree on a...
  • Happy with the draw at the MCG, says MS Dhoni December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: After salvaging a draw against Australia, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed satisfaction with his team's performance in the third cricket Test, which eventually turned out to be his last match in the longer format following his shocking retirement. Australia had finished their second innings at 318/9 at lunch to...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Bajrang Dal stages protests against Aamir Khan's 'PK' across India December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' across the country even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released. ...
  • 2nd Test: West Indies' Brathwaite, Samuels defy South Africa on Day 3 December 28, 2014

    Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels hit half-centuries as the West Indies fought back on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at St George's Park on Sunday. Brathwaite made 65 not out and Samuels was unbeaten on 60 as the West Indies reached 144 for two in reply...
  • CAT 2014: 16 aspirants, including a girl, score 100 percentile December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Common Admission Test (CAT) results for admission to 19 Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) including six new ones and other business schools for the year 2014 was announced on Saturday. The examination this year was held on November 16 and 22. CAT 2014 convenor Dr Rohit Kapoor said...