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  • Wriddhiman Saha rates 35run Test knock higher than IPL century June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: He has been the focus of attention after a magnificent hundred in the IPL final but Wriddhiman Saha rates a longforgotten 35run Test knock in Australia higher than his latest feat. "Although the context was completely different but I would rate the innings of 35 in the Adelaide Test...
  • Michael Vaughan fears 50 Ashes series drubbing for England December 9, 2013

    London: England are heading for a 50 Ashes series drubbing in Australia unless they can recover mentally from two crushing defeats, former captain Michael Vaughan said on Monday. Australia won the second Test by 218 runs in Adelaide on Monday, having opened the series with a 381run drubbing in Brisbane. The third...
  • Johnson and Stokes cleared by ICC after Ashes clash December 9, 2013

    Adelaide: Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson and England allrounder Ben Stokes have been found not guilty of breaching the code of conduct despite clashing during the second Ashes Test, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. The pair collided after a heated exchange on Sunday during the fourth day's play and...
  • Beaten England must look into their 'souls', says Cook December 9, 2013

    Adelaide: Underpressure Alastair Cook called on his demoralised England team to search their "souls" after their second straight Ashes Test defeat to Australia on Monday, with the skipper among those conducting the deepest introspection. England's final four wickets fell within an hour's play on the fifth day at Adelaide Oval, the...
  • 2nd Ashes Test: Australia win by 218 runs, take 20 lead December 9, 2013

    Adelaide: Michael Clarke's Australians finished off England in 11 overs on Monday to win the second Test by 218 runs and take a 20 series lead into Perth, where they're aiming to regain the Ashes with a third straight win. England had been behind the game at Adelaide since dropping three...
  • 2nd Ashes Test, Day 5: as it happened December 9, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Australia moved within four wickets of victory in the second Ashes Test and a 20 series lead after ending Joe Root's defiant innings and exposing the England tailenders to the new ball before stumps on the penultimate...
  • 2nd Ashes Test: Australia four wickets away from win in Adelaide December 8, 2013

    Adelaide: Australia moved within four wickets of victory in the second Ashes Test and a 20 series lead after ending Joe Root's defiant innings late Sunday and exposing the England tailenders to the new ball before stumps on the penultimate evening. Set an improbable 531 to win when Australia declared their...
  • As it happened: The Ashes: 2nd Test, Day 4 December 8, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 roundup: Mitchell Johnson tormented England by taking seven wickets with some fearsome fast bowling and Australia's batsmen compounded the pressure by extending the lead to 530 runs with two days remaining in the second Ashes Test. It was a...
  • Ashes, 2nd Test: Australia lead by 530 after Johnson show on Day 3 December 7, 2013

    Adelaide: Mitchell Johnson tormented England by taking seven wickets with some fearsome fast bowling on Saturday and Australia's batsmen compounded the pressure by extending the lead to 530 runs with two days remaining in the second Ashes Test. It was a hectic third day at the Adelaide Oval, with 12 wickets...
  • As it happened: Ashes, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 7, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin scored centuries as Australia ran rampant before declaring at 570 for 9 on Friday, then Mitchell Johnson bowled England captain Alastair Cook to cap a strong performance by the hosts on day...
  • As it happened: 2nd Ashes Test, Day 1 December 5, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Australia won the toss and Michael Clarke decided to bat. TEAM NEWS: Australia retained the same XI. Ben Stokes makes his debut for England, with the visitors also bringing in Monty Panesar to partner offspinner Graeme Swann. Playing XI: England: Alastair Cook...
  • Fit Clarke savours rare continuity in Adelaide December 4, 2013

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke has declared himself fit to face England in the second Ashes Test and is relishing the opportunity to lead out the same 11 players in backtoback matches for the first time in a year. Clarke skipped training on Tuesday after rolling his right ankle the day...
  • Graeme Swann seeks Mallett's help to turn fortunes December 4, 2013

    Adelaide: Graeme Swann has linked up with former Australian Test spinner Ashley Mallett in an effort to lift his fortunes and bowl England to a serieslevelling victory in Adelaide, reports said on Wednesday. Swann, 34, met Mallett on Tuesday, two days before the second Test starts, to get tips on...
  • Michael Clarke says fit to play second Ashes Test December 4, 2013

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke has declared himself fit to play England in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide after suffering an injury scare when he rolled his ankle on Monday. Clarke skipped training on Tuesday to rest his ankle but trained in the nets on Wednesday at Adelaide Oval, where...
  • Australia retain same team for 2nd Ashes Test December 4, 2013

    Adelaide: Captain Michael Clarke is fit and will take his place in an unchanged Australian lineup for the second Ashes Test against England. Australia won the seriesopening match by 381 runs in Brisbane their first win in 10 Tests and have retained the winning combination, with Clarke overcoming...
  • Ashes bowlers brace up for heavy workload in Adelaide December 3, 2013

    Melbourne: Resurgent Australia had enigmatic paceman Mitchell Johnson to thank for their crushing win over England in Brisbane and will put their hopes on another unknown quantity when the coin is tossed for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Adelaide Oval's new dropin pitch is only expected to enhance the ground's...
  • Australia don't mind opening England's Trott wounds November 29, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia will leave no stone unturned to find ways of unsettling England during the Ashes, even if it involves raising the sensitive issue of Jonathan Trott's troubles out on the field. England's number three batsman left the tour this week to deal with a stressrelated illness after failing twice with...
  • Batsmen can expect another Ashes bumpy ride in Adelaide November 27, 2013

    Sydney: The Adelaide Oval curator will seek to juice up what has traditionally been a docile pitch for the second Ashes Test between Australia and England next week, meaning batsmen may be in for a torrid opening. Damian Hough said he would leave grass on the refurbished stadium's new dropin pitch...
  • Verbal taunts continue between Ashes Test matches November 27, 2013

    Adelaide: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says he doesn't anticipate a truce in the verbal sparring between his team and England for the second Ashes Test beginning December 5 at Adelaide. Johnson, who took manofthematch figures of 9 for 103 in Australia's 381run win in the first Test at Brisbane, says...
  • CA declares Test venues for 2014-15 India series September 11, 2013

    Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the venues for the four Test matches against India in the 2014-15 season. Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne will host the four matches, while Perth missed out on a possible option. Announcing the schedule, CA Chief Executive said the venues were decided considering the complex...
  • 2nd ODI: SL beat Australia to level series 11 January 13, 2013

    Adelaide: Lahiru Thirimanne struck his first oneday century as Sri Lanka levelled the oneday series against Australia with a convincing eightwicket win on Sunday. Sri Lanka put the hosts in to bat after rain delayed the start at the Adelaide Oval and the bowlers capitalised on cloud cover and moisture in...
  • New look Australian team aim for another big win January 12, 2013

    As the inexperienced Australian team, with three debutants, and George Bailey at the helm of the affairs in ODIs for the first time pummeled the nearly full strength Sri Lanka side by 107 runs at the MCG on Saturday, not many were surprised. And if they repeat the feat at...
  • Aussie press hails South Africa after Adelaide draw November 27, 2012

    Sydney: Australian media Tuesday praised the rearguard action by South Africa to save the second Test and said their survival will feel like a win going into the third and deciding showdown this week. Debutant Faf du Plessis batted throughout the final day for a defiant unbeaten century to guide the...
  • Ponting to captain PM's XI against West Indies November 27, 2012

    Adelaide: Underpressure Ricky Ponting was Tuesday appointed captain of the Prime Minister's XI to face the West Indies in January, suggesting his international career still has legs. The former Australia skipper, who turns 38 next month, has failed in three innings against South Africa during draws in Brisbane and Adelaide and...
  • Australia's Nathan Lyon records figures of 5031493 November 26, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia offspinner Nathan Lyon on Monday recorded incredible figures of 5031493 in South Africa second innings during the gripping draw at the Adelaide Oval. His number of maiden overs (31) was the most in a Test innings since India's Dilip Doshi bowled 34 against New Zealand at Auckland in...
  • 2nd Test: Du Plessis debut ton helps SA earn a draw vs Australia November 26, 2012

    Adelaide: Faf du Plessis helped South Africa salvage a draw in an epic debut, defying the Australian attack all day Monday to post his maiden Test century. Du Plessis (110 not out) defended resolutely in partnerships with AB de Villiers (33) and Jacques Kallis (46) after resuming at 77 for 4,...
  • 2nd Test: Australia stamp their authority over South Africa November 25, 2012

    Adelaide: AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis stonewalled the Australian bowlers for most of the evening session on Sunday, trying desperately to save the second Test and protect South Africa's No. 1 Test ranking. Needing a record fourth innings of 430 to win after Australia captain Michael Clarke declared at...
  • 2nd Test: Smith hundred keeps South Africa alive November 23, 2012

    Adelaide: Graeme Smith survived two close calls to post his 26th Test century and guide South Africa's comeback Friday after Morne Morkel's fivewicket haul swiftly stemmed Australia's rampant run flow in the second cricket Test. South Africa reached stumps at 217 for 2 on day two in reply to Australia's first...