FOURTH TEST

  • Rogers century keeps Australia in charge of fourth Test August 10, 2013

    ChesterleStreet: Chris Rogers rode his luck before reaching a hardearned maiden Test century as Australia stayed in control of the fourth Ashes Test on Saturday, despite a swingbowling masterclass from Stuart Broad on day two. Bad light brought an early end to an attritional day's play at ChesterleStreet, but not before...
  • Australian spirits high after Old Trafford draw: Clarke August 8, 2013

    ChesterLeStreet: Spirits are high in Australia's camp after they stopped the rot in the Ashes series by dominating England in the rainruined third Test at Manchester, captain Michael Clarke said on Thursday. Australia lost the opening two games at Trent Bridge and Lord's, but they were disappointed to come away from...
  • Australia include Bird amid Harris concerns August 8, 2013

    ChesterleStreet, United Kingdom: Jackson Bird could play his first Test of Australia's tour of England after being named Wednesday in a 12man squad for the fourth Test at ChesterleStreet starting Friday. As expected, after an improved showing in the drawn third Test, albeit a result that meant Australia couldn't regain the...
  • Sledging war between India and Australia at Kotla March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Sparks flew thick and fast between Ravindra Jadeja and David Warner as the two players found themselves involved in an ugly spat during the second day's play of the fourth and final Test at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday. It all started when Aussie pacer James Pattinson...
  • 4th Test: History beckons India at Feroz Shah Kotla March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: If it were an ODI, India would have stuffed their eleven with untested players. But it's not. It's a Test match, and more than that, it's an opportunity to whitewash Australia 4-0, which India have never done before. In short, history beckons India here at the Feroz Shah...
  • Shane Watson may return to play fourth Test in Delhi March 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia vice captain Shane Watson is likely to return to India for the fourth Test in Delhi next week and will also make himself available for the Ashes. Herald Sun, quoting sources close to Watson, said he has "cooled on retirement threats" and "will take the first steps towards...
  • 4th Test: Anderson leads England's charge on day two December 14, 2012

    Jamtha, Nagpur: England tightened their grip on the Nagpur Test as they reduced India to 87 for 4 on day two Friday. After posting 330 on a tough wicket, the tourist bowlers got the start they needed with James Anderson getting through the defences of Virender Sehwag off the third...
  • Spotlight on selectors after Eden flopshow December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: With India on the verge of conceding a 12 series lead to England in the ongoing fourTest rubber, the national selectors are likely to ring some changes in the squad for the fourth and last Test in Nagpur, starting December 13. The five selectors, under chairman Sandeep Patil, will meet...
  • 'Manner of defeat will hurt seniors more' January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that the "manner of defeat" in England and Australia was more disappointing than the 08 scoreline. India were humbled by 298 runs in the fourth and final Test in Adelaide on Saturday, losing their eighth consecutive match on foreign soil. They were whitewashed...
  • Australia aiming for the top, says Clarke January 28, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia are on their way back to the top after hammering India 40, skipper Michael Clarke proclaimed, just 12 months after their devastating Ashes series loss to England. The resurgent Australians thumped India by 298 runs early on the fifth day of the fourth Test in Adelaide on Saturday to...
  • Former players call for wholesale changes January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Stunned by India's Test slump abroad after the 40 rout in the series against Australia, former stalwarts blamed the starstudded batting lineup, reacting to the debacle by saying heads should roll following a second successive overseas whitewash. India were humbled by 298 runs in the fourth and final Test...
  • Australia win by 298 runs to sweep series January 28, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia registered an emphatic 298run on the fifth day of the final Test match against India at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday to complete a 40 clean sweep. Chasing a mammoth target of 500 to win, India suffered yet another batting collapse on the fourth day and were reduced to...
  • New ball will be crucial, feels Broad January 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: The day after a Pakistani cab driver told Stuart Broad that England will be "destroyed" by Pakistan in the second Test, the cricketer did his utmost to defy the cocky claim on Friday. Broad frustrated Pakistan throughout the third day, first by hitting a near runaball 58 not out...
  • Onfield exchange part of the game: Ganguly January 27, 2012

    Adelaide: Former captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the onfield verbal exchange between Virat Kohli and Ben Hilfenhaus in the ongoing fourth and final Test between India and Australia is part and parcel of international cricket and signifies "competitive spirit." Young India batsman Kohli, who notched up his maiden Test hundred on...
  • BCCI concerned by poor show in Australia January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: With India staring at their second consecutive overseas series whitewash, the BCCI expressed concern at the lacklusture performance of the Indian team in Australia and said corrective measures will be taken after the series. "Our players have not been able to perform overseas in the last two series, and...
  • 4th Test: India stare at 40 whitewash January 27, 2012

    Adelaide: A 40 series for Australia looms large with the home team requiring four wickets on the final day to wrap up another crushing win against a struggling Indian side. Chasing 500 to win the final match or five sessions to bat out a draw India got off to...
  • Aus vs Ind, 4th Test, Day 5: As it happened January 27, 2012

    India Second Innings 12:40 p.m. End of day's play. India 166 for 6. Fair to say India have prolonged the inevitable that now should happen with an Australian victory on day five. Wriddhiman Saha (0) and nightwatchman Ishant Sharma (2) are at the crease. 12:36 p.m. Run out! Silly cricket by Virat...
  • Ponting to sue Indian software firm January 26, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is likely to sue an Indian software firm for using his face in a mobile phone application without permission. Ponting, who scored a brilliant 221 in the ongoing fourth and final Test against India in Adelaide, was not aware that the app was using his...
  • 'Kohli has provided some hope for the future' January 26, 2012

    Cricket analyst Sanjay Manjrekar feels Virat Kohli has shown the merits of giving the young, promising players a chance. ...
  • 'Kohli has provided some hope for the future' January 26, 2012

    Cricket analyst Sanjay Manjrekar feels Virat Kohli has shown the merits of giving the young, promising players a chance. ...
  • 'Virat's swearing is kiddish behaviour' January 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar disapproved of young batsman Virat Kohli swearing at the Australian players after scoring a century in the final Test at Adelaide on Thursday, saying it was like having a "school kid" temperament. Kohli had a wild celebration after reaching his century, using the choicest...
  • Ganguly blasts 'ordinary' Indian batting January 26, 2012

    Adelaide: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has blasted the Indian team for putting up an ordinary batting display on a lifeless track at the Adelaide Oval in the fourth and the final Test against Australia on Thursday. Ganguly was baffled by the abject surrender of the Indian batsmen who, barring Virat...
  • Mature Kohli proves his Test worth January 26, 2012

    After India abjectly capitulated for 161 on the first day in Perth, their topscorer with 44, Virat Kohli, vented his frustration at those who had questioned his technique and temperament. Less than two days later as India stumbled towards a heavy defeat, Kohli stood firm amid the wreckage. When he...
  • Australia lead by 382 despite Kohli's ton January 26, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia were 50 for 3 in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the fourth Test against India in Adelaide, and overall lead of 382 runs. Michael Clarke was on 9 and Ricky Ponting on 1 when the players left the field for the day. Virender...
  • Aus vs India, 4th Test, Day 3: As it happened January 26, 2012

    Australia Second Innings 12:25 p.m. Stumps! Australia stutter at 50 for 3 after choosing not to enforce the followon. But a first innings lead of 332 negated that as India stare at chasing a huge target after capitulating for 272 despite Virat Kohli's maiden Test century. 12:18 p.m. Another wicket falls!...
  • Stage set for Sachin's 100th century: Ganguly January 25, 2012

    Melbourne: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly says Sachin Tendulkar should end his last series against Australian by getting his 100th international century in Adelaide, the city of the legendary Don Bradman. Tendulkar was batting on 12 and Gautam Gambhir on 30 as India were 61 for two in their first innings...
  • 'Indian batsmen will shine in Adelaide' January 25, 2012

    Cricket analyst Sanjay Manjrekar feels that India will get their highest score of the series in the Adelaide Test. ...
  • India fail to create their own luck January 25, 2012

    Ishant Sharma fluffed a straightforward return catch off a Ricky Ponting drive. Peter Siddle, first ball bowled in this Test, plucked a superb onehanded return catch to his right after Virender Sehwag miscued a lowdipping full toss. It summed up just how important it is to make your own luck...
  • Indian batting falters after Aus 604 January 25, 2012

    Adelaide: India lost the wickets of Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid to slip to 61 for 2 at stumps on day two of the final Test in Adelaide, trailing the hosts by 543 runs. Gautam Gambhir (30) and Sachin Tendulkar (12) were on the crease for the visitors who face...
  • India's bowling not world class: Manjrekar January 24, 2012

    Cricket expert Sanjay Manjrekar analyses India's performance on day one of the Adelaide Test. ...