Five Wickets

  • Pep talk helped Lyon turn the Test around April 18, 2012

    Port of Spain: The rain was pelting down in Trinidad on Tuesday and Nathan Lyon did not have a wicket to his name, so he decided to use the spare time to get some answers. He approached the Australian team coach Mickey Arthur and the team's elder statesman, Ricky Ponting,...
  • Nerveless Rohit steers MI to last-ball win April 13, 2012

    Deccan Chargers gave Mumbai Indians a stirring fight in defence of a total of 139 for 9, but Rohit Sharma struck a six off the final ball of the match to take the visitors to a nail-biting five-wicket win in Visakhapatnam. He scored steadily without taking too many risks and...
  • Philander continues impressive Test start December 16, 2011

    Centurion: Keeping it simple in seamer-friendly conditions again paid dividends for South Africa's Vernon Philander, who continued his impressive impact in Tests with another five-wicket haul on Thursday. The 26-year-old rocked Sri Lanka with figures of five for 53 on the opening day of the first Test - his third...
  • 2011 - A great year for debutant bowlers December 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Debutant Test bowlers have never had it better. When South Africa's latest pace prospect, Marchant de Lange, ran through Sri Lanka on the second day in Durban, he emulated his team-mate Vernon Philander and Australians James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins in taking a five-wicket haul on...
  • Ashwin to receive Dilip Sardesai award November 28, 2011

    Mumbai: India’s latest spin sensation R Ashwin has been chosen for the Dilip Sardesai award for the best Indian cricketer in the recently-concluded Test series against West Indies. It will be presented to him on December 10 in Chennai. The award comprises a trophy and a cheque for Rs. 5...