First Test

  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 20-12-2013 12:40 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: 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...
  • 1st Test: Team India brace for hostile South Africa 17-12-2013 03:10 PM

    The skimpy two-Test 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 07-12-2013 12:01 PM

    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...
  • 1st Test: Darren Bravo's double hundred thwarts New Zealand on Day 4 06-12-2013 11:08 AM

    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...
  • England look scared, says centurion David Warner 23-11-2013 03:39 PM

    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 post-stumps news conference on...
  • Tim Bresnan might be fit for Ashes opener: Alastair Cook 26-10-2013 01:23 PM

    Sydney: England captain Alastair Cook is cautiously optimistic that all-rounder 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...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4 17-10-2013 11:12 AM

    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 Round-up: South Africa were in a serious pinch after Pakistan routed the top order and left the Proteas reeling at 72 for 4, still trailing...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 3 16-10-2013 10:53 AM

    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 Round-up: Opener Khurram Manzoor hit his maiden Test century and propelled Pakistan to a 14-run lead against South Africa on the second day of the...
  • Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 2: As it happened 10-10-2013 08:49 AM

    CLICK HERE for Live Score from Day 2 of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand. Day 1 Round-up: 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...
  • As it happened: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st Test 07-09-2013 01:10 PM

    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...
  • Flashback: When India won their first Test series in England 24-08-2013 08:19 AM

    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 16-05-2013 02:37 PM

    New Zealand bowlers kept a check on the run-rate 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 ball-by-ball 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 18-04-2013 01:29 PM

    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...
  • Onions doubtful for first Eng-SA Test 18-07-2012 05:57 PM

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  • 1st Test: Win-at-all-costs for Eng, SA 18-07-2012 04:56 PM

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  • Remembering Ghulam Ahmed, India's first Test offpinner

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    For a decade and a half following their Test debut, India didn't think much of offspin as a weapon of attack. Legspin was king, and...