AUSTRALIA

  • I'm very happy with 97-run lead: Steven Smith 34 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Australian skipper Steve Smith said he is delighted that his side could push their first innings' total past 500-runs and take a sizeable lead in the second Test against India. The hosts replied to India's 408-run total with 506 in their first innings with the captain himself scoring a hundred...
  • 2nd Test: Australia's 505 puts India on back foot on Day 3 3 hours 10 minutes ago

    Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede a crucial 97-run lead. At stumps, India were 71 for 1, still 26...
  • Brad Haddin's position in Australian team safe: Ian Healy 3 hours 14 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy feels Brad Haddin's experience is invaluable and his position in the side is safe. The 50-year-old Healy lauded Haddin's leadership on Friday and said his position in Australia's Test side is his for as long as he wants it. The 37-year-old Haddin has previously hinted that...
  • Melbourne to host World Cup 2015 Australian opening ceremony 4 hours 9 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Melbourne was Friday named as the host of Australian opening ceremony for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015. Two opening ceremonies for cricket's marquee event will be held on February 12, with co-hosts New Zealand to stage their opener on the same evening in Christchurch. The Melbourne celebration at...
  • Eight children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing 5 hours 8 minutes ago

    Sydney: Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns. Australia is already in a state of heightened alert after police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning to...
  • Hazlewood can easily join 200-wicket club, says McGrath 8 hours 10 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Pace legend Glenn McGrath has said Australia's latest fast bowling sensation, Josh Hazlewood, will join the country's exclusive 200-wicket club in due course of time. McGrath's comments came after the young pacer began his career in a sensational fashion, claiming five wickets for 68 runs, becoming the 33rd Australian to...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 11 hours 56 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4...
  • India were 50-70 runs short, says Sunil Gavaskar 19 hours 8 minutes ago

    Batting great Sunil Gavaskar felt India squandered another opportunity to be in a commanding position after being bowled out for 408 on day two of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday. India, resuming the day on 311 for four, could only add 97 runs to their first innings....
  • Pacers finally get going at Gabba to throw 2nd Test open 21 hours 10 minutes ago

    There are few things more joyous for a cricket fan than to wake up early in the morning to a Test match in Australia. Given the history at the Gabba and the way Test matches have panned out over the years, it makes it even more intriguing. The Indians made...
  • Shane Watson must convert starts into big scores: Michael Slater Yesterday

    Brisbane: Former Australian Test opener Michael Slater said on Thursday that all-rounder Shane Watson must begin making big scores batting at the crucial No.3 position. Watson was dismissed for 25 runs on the second day of the second Test on Thursday, getting caught at mid-on by Shikhar Dhawan to spinner Ravichandran...
  • India are ahead in the game, says R Ashwin Yesterday

    Brisbane: Indian off-spinner R Ashwin believes his side is currently ahead in the second Test against Australia and said they would look to get some quick wickets in the morning session on Friday. Australia on Thursday finished the day at 221 for 4 in reply to India's total of 408 runs....
  • Proud to take five wickets on Test debut: Josh Hazelwood Yesterday

    Brisbane: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has expressed his delight on snapping up his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket on day two of the second Test against India on Wednesday. The pacer took 5-68 on debut as the visitors were bowled out for 408. "I personally started the summer well in...
  • High-five Josh Hazlewood makes most of his chance Yesterday

    Josh Hazlewood had to wait a while for his Test debut but no one can accuse him of wasting his chance when it came after he became the 33rd Australian to take a five-wicket haul on debut in the second Test against India on Thursday. The 23-year-old paceman, who has long...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 Yesterday

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • Shane Warne in damage control mode after calling Mitchell Starc 'soft' Yesterday

    Brisbane: Never too far from controversies, spin legend Shane Warne found himself at the centre of another one when he called pacer Mitchell Starc "soft", but had to offer an explanation after Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann took exception to the description. After Australia endured a tough day in Brisbane heat...
  • Murali Vijay takes a new approach to reach triple figures Yesterday

    After a gut-wrenching dismissal on 99 last week, Murali Vijay made sure he didn't make himself too nervous in the nineties at the Gabba. The India opener looked slightly surprised on Wednesday when he reached his fifth Test century, and needed his batting partner to confirm he'd safely progressed to triple...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours by reaching 311 for 4...
  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats 2 days ago

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • Need fit bowlers and quick wickets on day two: Darren Lehmann 2 days ago

    Australian coach Darren Lehmann praised his team for enduring a tough opening day of the second cricket Test at the Gabba on Wendnesday but said he expects them to come up with a better showing against India on Thursday. Riding on opener Murali Vijay's hundred, India finished the first day on...
  • Michael Clarke takes to Twitter for injury update 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke has taken to Twitter to provide updates on his condition post-surgery and share his views on day one of the second cricket Test against India at the Gabba on Wednesday. Clarke had an operation on his injured right hamstring on Tuesday in Melbourne, after being...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton 2 days ago

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated 90...
  • Mitchell Marsh's injury adds to Australia's woes 2 days ago

    Australia's injury woes deepened on Wednesday when a hamstring problem forced allrounder Mitchell Marsh from the pitch for treatment on the first day of the second Test against India in Brisbane. Australia were already without captain Michael Clarke for the rest of the series because of his endemic hamstring problems and...
  • Shane Warne says Michael Clarke's surgery a success 2 days ago

    Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had given "the best result" possible, former great Shane Warne said on Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup. Clarke badly tore his right hamstring on Saturday during the first Test against India in Adelaide, a match he went into under an...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the Adelaide defeat after they lost the match in the final session on Day 5. Steven Smith will make his Test captaincy debut in place of ruled-out...
  • Steven Smith can replicate the success of Graeme Smith: Kallis 2 days ago

    South African great Jacques Kallis believes that Australian Test captain Steven Smith can achieve success despite his young age and replicate the example set by former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith. "I can only speak from an outsider's point of view that Steve looks like a guy who is well respected," Kallis...
  • 2nd Test: MS Dhoni returns as India plot Gabba heist 2 days ago

    It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the painful Adelaide thoughts, but international sport is as much about getting back on your feet as it is about maintaining a stranglehold. A defeat in the final session of a Test is always painful and the...
  • Marsh brothers join list of Australia's Test siblings 2 days ago

    Joining a select group that was last represented more than a decade ago, two brothers will play alongside each other in the same Australia Test side after Shaun and Mitchell Marsh were named to face India on Tuesday. Shaun, 31, will make his 10th Test appearance after being recalled for the...