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  • India can make comeback in Nagpur Test: Chawla December 14, 2012

    Nagpur: Notwithstanding Indian top order's pathetic show once again after the bowlers did a decent job to restrict England to 330, leg spinner Piyush Chawla said the hosts can still make a comeback in the fourth Test if Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni manage to put on a good session...
  • 3rd Test, India vs England, Day 3: as it happened December 7, 2012

    Cook smashed yet another big century (190), while Trott too made valuable 87 as England amassed a huge 509/6 to lead by 193 at Stumps on Day 3....
  • Wicket will not assist spinners initially: Dhoni December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: India skipper MS Dhoni, who had asked for a turning track for the Test match against England at the Eden Gardens beginning on Wednesday, said the wicket would not assist the spinners in the first two days and the pacers are likely to get some help from the pitch...
  • Five ways India can improve for the third Test against Eng December 4, 2012

    1. Firm up the batting India's batting was poor in Mumbai, barring Cheteshwar Pujara's excellent firstinnings century and a dogged halfcentury in the second from Gautam Gambhir. Most damning was the collapse on the third afternoon when spin accounted for seven Indian wickets. Numbers two to seven managed 41 runs between...
  • Is Chesteshwar Pujara the new wall of India? November 23, 2012

    Chesteshwar Pujara is making a big impression at Test arena after he slammed his third Test ton on Friday against England in second Test match at Wankhede stadium. ...
  • Ashwin lauds Pujara's technical efficiency November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: R Ashwin's support was crucial in young batsman Cheteshwar Pujara scoring a century on Friday and the India spinner says it would have been a "shame" had his colleague missed out on a hundred on Friday. Pujara was going strong while other toporder batsmen struggled but the young batsman found...
  • Yadav doubtful for 2nd Test, Dinda called up as cover November 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav was on Wednesday rendered doubtful for the second Test against England, starting on Friday, due to a lower back problem. Yadav, who picked up four wickets in the first match in Ahemedabad, underwent a scan on Wednesday and did not turn up for the...
  • Sidhu takes dig at Waugh for criticising Dhoni November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India cricketer turned commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday came down heavily on exAustralia skipper Steve Waugh, who criticised India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for demanding tracks that turn from the very first day. "Ask Steve Waugh whether the Indian team gets a turning track when we visit...
  • Wicket has become very flat, says Umesh Yadav November 18, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Not assured of an outright win in the first Test after England's dramatic fightback, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav on Sunday said that the home team's bowlers will have to put in a lot of effort on the final day to pack off the visitors on a pitch that has...
  • We are still in the game, says Prior November 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England may have their backs to the wall in the first cricket Test against India, but wicketkeeperbatsman Matt Prior on Saturday insisted that they were "still in the game". After being bowled out out for 191 to give India a huge 330run firstinnings lead, England staged a fightback through skipper...
  • Kris Srikkanth hails Pujara's double ton November 16, 2012

    Cheteshwar Pujara scored his maiden Test double ton on the second day of the first Test match between India and England. ...
  • India dominate England on Day 1 of first Test November 15, 2012

    Virender Sehwag cracked a blistering 117 while Cheteshwar Pujara compiled a strokefilled unbeaten 98 as India dominated Englands bowlers to finish at 323 for 4 at the end of day one of the first Test. ...
  • 'Pity that Sehwag could not make double ton' November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels opener Virender Sehwag's decision to make a departure from his 'see the ball, hit the ball' approach went a long way in helping him score his first Test century in two years, here on Thursday. Sehwag smashed a runaball 117 to put India in the...
  • We would have been happier with 56 wickets: Swann November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England would have been happier with five or six wickets by stumps on the opening day of the first cricket Test, according to offspinner Graeme Swann, who said destructive opener Virender Sehwag took the game away with his blistering runaball 117 on Thursday. "They are in a very strong position....
  • Sehwag still India's best bet at the top November 15, 2012

    It was not Ghaziabad, it was Ahmedabad. The opposition was not Uttar Pradesh, it was England. But those geographical names don't matter when the man in charge of the compass is Virender Sehwag. The Indian opener sticks to his mantra of 'my way or the highway' and it once again...
  • Boycott tips India to win Test series against England November 14, 2012

    England legend Geoffrey Boycott feels hosts India are redhot favourites to win upcoming fourTest series against the Three Lions. ...
  • Kapil asks India to look beyond Tendulkar November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday advised Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men not to depend too much on Sachin Tendulkar and asked the youngsters to shoulder responsibility during the fourTest series against England starting in Ahmedabad on Thursday. "Sachin will be the centre of attraction. The focus will be...
  • 'Ashwin should concentrate on stock delivery' November 14, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday praised his spin trump card Ravichandra Ashwin for the variations in his bowling and said that the youngster should use his offbreaks as his stock delivery. "Ashwin has got variations. He can bowl almost each and every delivery, googly, offspin, legspin, carrom ball....
  • Warne's fivepoint plan to help Eng win in India November 14, 2012

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has asked England to follow a fivepoint game plan, including a unique bowling strategy, if they are to become first British team to win a Test series in India in 28 years. Warne said the same plan, prepared by him, was executed successfully by...
  • England in India: A brief history, Part 1 November 6, 2012

    Since 1933, England have toured India 14 times for bilateral series with an overall record of 24 wins from 88 international matches in all formats (there has been just one Twenty20 international played between the two sides in India). Ahead of a fourTest series starting November 15 in Ahmedabad, we...