FIRST TEST

  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 2 October 26, 2014

    Tea Report, Day 2: Mahmudullah and Mominul Haque brought up their half-century to lead Bangladesh to 189/5 at tea on the second day of the first Test against Zimbabwe on Sunday. Mahmudullah struck 63 with seven fours and two sixes, while Haque's 53 included five boundaries. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim was batting...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 December 20, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were bundled out...
  • 1st Test: Team India brace for hostile South Africa December 17, 2013

    The skimpy twoTest series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up some questions, if not leave irreparable dents on characters, especially when, at the fall of second Indian wicket, there won't be a Sachin Tendulkar walking in anymore. India haven't...
  • 1st Test: West Indies earn dramatic draw against New Zealand December 7, 2013

    Dunedin: The first Test between New Zealand and the West Indies ended in a draw on Saturday, with rain washing out the final session and preventing a potentially exciting climax. New Zealand were 79 for 4, chasing 112 to win when rain set in just before tea, providing the last twist...
  • 1st Test: Darren Bravo's double hundred thwarts New Zealand on Day 4 December 6, 2013

    Dunedin: Darren Bravo provided stubborn resistance to New Zealand's bowlers bringing up his maiden Test double century to ensure West Indies made the hosts bat again and sent the first Test at University Oval here into a fifth and final day. Bravo, whose previous highest Test score was 195 against Bangladesh...
  • England look scared, says centurion David Warner November 23, 2013

    Brisbane: After hitting the England bowlers all around the Gabba compiling his first Ashes century, David Warner saved a few shots at the opposition for after stumps. "Our bowlers are bowling fast at the moment. England are on the back foot," he said in a provocative poststumps news conference on Saturday....
  • Tim Bresnan might be fit for Ashes opener: Alastair Cook October 26, 2013

    Sydney: England captain Alastair Cook is cautiously optimistic that allrounder Tim Bresnan could be fit for first Test of the return Ashes series next month, he told reporters in Perth on Saturday. Bresnan travelled to Australia with the squad, which will be completed when Kevin Pietersen arrives on Sunday, despite suffering...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4 October 17, 2013

    CLICK HERE for the live updates from Day 4 of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa being played at Abu Dhabi. Day 3 Roundup: South Africa were in a serious pinch after Pakistan routed the top order and left the Proteas reeling at 72 for 4, still trailing by...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 3 October 16, 2013

    CLICK HERE for the live updates from Day 3 of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa being played at Abu Dhabi. Day 2 Roundup: Opener Khurram Manzoor hit his maiden Test century and propelled Pakistan to a 14run lead against South Africa on the second day of the first Test...
  • Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 2: As it happened October 10, 2013

    CLICK HERE for Live Score from Day 2 of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. Day 1 Roundup: Kane Williamson's century helped New Zealand cruise to 280 for 5 against Bangladesh on the first day of the first Test on Wednesday. Williamson made his 114 facing 210 balls before he...
  • As it happened: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st Test September 7, 2013

    CLICK HERE for all the updates from the final day of the first Test between Pakistan and Zimbabwe being played at the Harare Sports Club. Chasing 342 on Day 5, Zimbabwe lost 9 wickets in the first session to crash to 120 all out. Saeed Saeed Ajmal took four wickets to...
  • Flashback: When India won their first Test series in England August 24, 2013

    On this day in 1971, India achieved their first Test victory in England. The scene of this historic victory was The Oval in London, where under Ajit Wadekar India beat England by four wickets to end the hosts' run of 26 Test matches without defeat. Each member of India's XI...
  • As it happened: England vs New Zealand, first Test, day 1 May 16, 2013

    New Zealand bowlers kept a check on the runrate as England batsman got out after getting starts. Trent Boult got 2 two wickets with Martin and Wagner taking one each. CLICK HERE for live ballbyball updates from day one of the first Test between England and New Zealand being played...
  • As it happened: Zim v Ban, 1st Test Day 2 April 18, 2013

    Live updates from the the second day of the first Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh being played at the Harare Sports Complex. Bangladesh first innings: End of over No.13, Bangladesh 55 for 1: After getting off to a good start to their innings, Bangladesh lost Shahriar Nafees for 29 off Kyle Jarvis...
  • Australia sweat over David Warner's fitness February 19, 2013

    Chennai: The suspense over David Warner's availability for the first Test against India has not yet ended but Australian coach Mickey Arthur is "pretty sure" that the explosive opener will come through fit for the match starting here on Friday. Warner did not play any of the two practice matches that...
  • Sri Lankanorigin Agar may debut for Aus in Chennai February 15, 2013

    Chennai: The 19yearold Australian spinner of Sri Lankanorigin, Ashton Agar, could be in for a surprise debut against India in the first Test in Chennai after Cricket Australia decided to keep him in India for some more days, reported The West Australian. Agar was added to Australia's touring squad to India...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan dismiss South Africa for 253 February 1, 2013

    Johannesburg: Seemingly oblivious to South Africa's celebrations of Graeme Smith's 100th Test as captain, Pakistan stole the show by bowling out the Proteas for 253 on day one of the first Test. On Smith's 32nd birthday, the Wanderers crowd was expecting a dominant showing from its longserving leader, only for Pakistan...
  • Ind vs Eng, 1st Test, Day 4: As it happened November 18, 2012

    The pair thwarted India's bowlers with a 141run stand to take the Ahmedabad Test into the final day....
  • Michael Clarke believes victory still possible November 12, 2012

    Brisbane: Captain Michael Clarke said positive batting had been the key to his unbeaten double century and Australia's remarkable turnaround of fortunes in the first Test against South Africa on Monday. Clarke came to the wicket with his side under the cosh at 40 for three in reply to South...
  • Matthew Wade in for first SA Test, Brad Haddin out October 29, 2012

    Sydney: Matthew Wade has been named Australia wicketkeeper for the first cricket Test against South Africa in a move that may mark the end of Brad Haddin's 43Test career. The 25yearold Wade was named Monday in Australia's 12man squad for the Test which starts in Brisbane on Nov. 9. Haddin, 35,...
  • 1st Test: NZ aim to change fortunes vs WI July 24, 2012

    New Zealand will look to change their fortunes when they take on West Indies in the first Test in Antigua on Wednesday. The tourists badly performed in the ODIs in the Caribbean and the Twenty20s in Florida, and this twomatch Test series is their last chance to put things back...
  • South Africa vow to keep England on the mat July 24, 2012

    London: South Africa achieved one of the most comprehensive wins in Test history when they beat England by an innings and 12 runs in the first Test at the Oval on Monday but captain Graeme Smith and coach Gary Kirsten pledged they would not take England lightly in the remaining...
  • Defeat has left sour taste, says Strauss July 24, 2012

    London: England captain Andrew Strauss was left with a "sour taste in the mouth" after his team suffered a crushing inningsand12run defeat by South Africa in the first Test on Monday. In a battle between the world's top two teams, and with England's number one ranking on the line, Strauss had...
  • Eng vs SA, 1st Test Day 4: As it happened July 22, 2012

    London: South Africa moved an inch towards registering a victory in the first Test against England after reducing the hosts to 102 for 4 in their second innings at The Oval on Sunday. The visitors declared their first innings at tea for 637 for 2, taking a huge 252 lead then...
  • Onions doubtful for first EngSA Test July 18, 2012

    London: Graham Onions's chances of playing in the first Test against South Africa receded further on Wednesday when he was unable to train on the eve of the match at the Oval because of a hamstring strain. The Durham seamer, included in England's 13man squad as an extra pace bowler, was...
  • 1st Test: Winatallcosts for Eng, SA July 18, 2012

    What was supposed to be the battle between the No. 1 and 2 ranked Test teams is not to be, after the ICC's latest rankings reshuffle over the weekend, but the result of England v South Africa will still be keenly anticipated because there is a lot at stake. Should...