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  • Batsmen will score big on Day 3, says Ravichandran Ashwin 25 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin said on Saturday that the tourists will pile up their own share on Sunday in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now. India had pushed Australia on the...
  • Live Score: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round up: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished the West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in...
  • Steven Smith ton helps Australia take grip of 3rd Test 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*) in the middle. India still trail Australia by 422 runs. Vijay's fifty...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in control as Sri Lanka follow on 3 hours 25 minutes ago

    Christchurch: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first innings. Karunaratne and Silva shrugged off their failures in the first innings, in which...
  • David Warner fails to take field after hand injury 3 hours 30 minutes ago

    Melbourne: David Warner on Saturday failed to take field against India in the ongoing Boxing Day cricket Test after the Australian opener suffered a nasty blow on his right forearm at the MCG nets. Warner, who injured his left thumb at the Gabba last week, was hit by a Peter Siddle...
  • I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, on Saturday, regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some...
  • Mitchell Marsh ruled out of Sydney Test 4 hours 53 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh, on Saturday, was ruled out of the fourth cricket Test against India in Sydney after fresh scans revealed that his injured hamstring has deteriorated. Australia's physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Marsh's injured hamstring would keep him out of the Sydney Test from January 6 and the focus...
  • Michael Clarke unlikely to make start of World Cup 5 hours 53 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke doubts he will be fit for the start of the World Cup in February but hopes to be back at some stage during the tournament. Clarke had surgery on his injured hamstring after straining it for a fourth time in as many months during the first...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 10 hours 9 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Report: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in...
  • Michael Clarke impressive in commentary 'debut' at MCG 15 hours 14 minutes ago

    Melbourne: His cricketing future may be under cloud of doubt after his latest hamstring injury but a dapper Michael Clarke was impressive in his 'debut' as a media pundit for the 'Channel 9' network during the third cricket Test that got underway. According to Sydney Morning Herald,"Based on his Boxing Day...
  • Time is running out for Shane Watson: Allan Border 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    Melbourne: World Cup winning former Australian captain Allan Border is extermely critical of senior cricketer Shane Watson's inconsistent performance and fears that time might just be running out for the 33-year-old all-rounder, rated as one of the best players of his time. "I'm a Shane Watson fan but I've become an...
  • India bowled best in series so far, says Sunil Gavaskar 15 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday rated India's bowling on the opening day of the third cricket Test against Australia as their best performance in the series so far but reminded that lack of quality bowling all-rounder could hurt the visitors again going into day two. India restricted...
  • Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis punish West Indies for fielding lapses 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    Port Elizabeth: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth, on Friday. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in to bat in overcast...
  • Stat Attack: Dhoni becomes 1st Indian wicketkeeper to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather on his hat on Friday as he became the only Indian glovesman to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests. Dhoni took his tally to 65 dismissals (51 catches and 14 stumpings) in 19 matches against Australia. England's Alan Knott is...
  • India have an edge over Australia at the end of Day 1: Kris Srikkanth 19 hours 20 minutes ago

    Srikanth is of the opinion that India have done a fair job by not letting the opposition score more than 3 runs per over and the visitors have an edge at the end of Day 1 of Boxing Day Test match. ...
  • Saeed Ajmal still unable to rectify bowling action 19 hours 38 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shehryar Khan had revealed that off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could...
  • Obstreperous Smith, inconsistent bowling were talking points of 1st day of Boxing Day Test 20 hours 58 minutes ago

    The Boxing Day Test match is always a special moment for all the players and the occasion in itself can at times get big on the players. But as they say it, the biggest of moments and the greatest of players are made for each other and Steven Smith is...
  • Chris Rogers frustrated to miss out on a big score 23 hours 35 minutes ago

    Melbourne: He cracked a half-century to lay the foundation for Australia's first innings but opener Chris Rogers said he was "frustrated" and "disappointed" to miss out on a big score on the opening day of the third Test against India in Melbourne on Friday. The hosts finished at 259/5, thanks to...
  • Shane Watson laments untimely dismissal Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Shane Watson, despite posting his highest Test score in nearly a year, lamented the missed opportunity to capitalise on the good start he got and score a big century on Friday. Watson was under pressure following a prolonged run-drought, but he scored a patient 52 on day one...
  • Brendon McCullum produces again when team needs it most Yesterday

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's record breaking exploits continued on Friday as he imposed his will on a Test match to bend it to his team's advantage for the fourth time this year. McCullum smashed 195-runs from 134 balls at Hagley Oval to lead New Zealand to 429 for seven at...
  • Mohammed Shami says first session on Day 2 very important Yesterday

    Melbourne: Lauding his fellow bowlers for executing the plans well today, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami said the tourists would now aim to send Australia packing in the first session on Saturday in the ongoing third cricket Test here. India had Australia in rare discomfort, reducing them to 259 for five at...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 1 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies face a daunting task when they take on South Africa in the second Test at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park. The tourists were outplayed in the first Test at Centurion, where they were beaten by an innings and...
  • Phillip Hughes' bat to be placed atop Everest Yesterday

    Melbourne: In an initiative proposed by the Cricket Association of Nepal, a bat belonging to the late Australian batsman Phillip Hughes will be placed atop the Mount Everest. Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Wally Edwards said the board was working with their Nepalese counterparts to make the tribute possible during the next...
  • 3rd Test: India, Australia share honours on Day 1 Yesterday

    Melbourne: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in this series and was still batting on 72 when the stumps...
  • 1st Test: Brendon McCullum ton puts New Zealand on top on Day 1 Yesterday

    Christchurch: Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on the first day of the first Test against Sri...
  • Cricket Australia trademarks '63 not out' Yesterday

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) has trademarked the phrase "63 not out" in memory of batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being struck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match last month. He was batting on 63 when he was fatally injured. CA termed the move "defensive" to prevent people cashing in...
  • Umar Gul yet to recover, may not be considered for WC Yesterday

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar Khan has revealed that national cricket team's most experienced pacer, Umar Gul may not be considered for the final World Cup squad, as he is yet to completely recover from his knee problem. Gul underwent an operation last year in Melbourne after...
  • Kamran Akmal may make it to Pakistan WC squad Yesterday

    Karachi: Discarded wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal could be a surprise inclusion in Pakistan's final World Cup squad after he continued his rich vein of batting form in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Gold league at the National Stadium here. Kamran, out of favour with the selectors in the one-day format since...