INDIA VS AUSTRALIA

  • As it happened: India vs Australia, World Cup warm-up February 8, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: India will have to recover quickly from the blow of losing pace spearhead Ishant Sharma even as the fitness of Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will be under spotlight as they take on hosts Australia in...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series January 26, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 5 at the SCG January 10, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front...
  • Australian commentator Michael Slater refers to Anushka Sharma as Virat Kohli's wife; realises the gaffe, then calls her his fiancee December 30, 2014

    It was an awkward moment for former cricketer-turned commentator Michael Slater. During his commentary on the final day of the third test between Australia and India at the at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Slater referred to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma as cricketer Virat Kohli's wife. Realising his mistake, he then...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test December 30, 2014

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round up: Shaun Marsh's fifty helped Australia stretch their lead to 326 runs against India at stumps on day four of the third Test in Melboure. Marsh (62*) and Ryan Harris (8*) remained unbeaten for hosts with the team...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 4 December 29, 2014

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test. Kohli was out in the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 3 December 28, 2014

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*)...
  • India in Australia: No love lost in this modern-day rivalry December 8, 2014

    There is no love lost when it is India vs Australia. On-field animosity goes up a few notches, exchange of words is never pleasant, heated moments are way too regular and sarcasm from close-in fielders is at its best to make the Australian summer more scorching. It's not just the...
  • India tour of Australia: a brief history December 6, 2014

    India's dream of winning a Test series in Australia hasn't fulfilled yet. They have toured Australia 10 times but never returned home with the trophy. Here is a look-back at India's performance in Australia from 1947 to 2012. 1947-48: India's first experience on the Australian soil came when the...
  • Sourav Ganguly to be with ISL franchise, will miss first 2 Tests November 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Struggling in the business end of the tournament, Atletico de Kolkata will be boosted by the presence of their team co-owner Sourav Ganguly as they make a bid to make the semifinals of the ongoing Indian Super League. The cricketer-turned-commentator Ganguly on Tuesday said he would give the first and...
  • Indian hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh achieves 100 international caps November 8, 2014

    Perth: Defender Rupinder Pal Singh on Saturday achieved a memorable milestone in his hockey career by appearing in his 100th international match while leading the Indian team against Australia in the third Test on Saturday. Rupinder led India to 1-0 win in Sardar Singh's absence. Playing as a fullback, Rupinder is considered...
  • SV Sunil strikes in India's 1-0 win over Australia in third hockey Test November 8, 2014

    Perth: SV Sunil struck the only goal of the match in the third quarter as India stun Australia 1-0 in the third hockey Test to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series on Saturday. Rupinder Pal Singh, who played his 100th international match on Saturday, led the Indian side in...
  • English experience to help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: VVS Laxman on Friday said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the gruelling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup. "I'm sure we'll do well in Australia. The reason I believe this because they have got the talent and the potential. You have seen that...
  • Hockey World Cup: Holders Australia thrash India 40 June 9, 2014

    The Hague: India suffered a humiliating 04 loss against defending champions Australia in their final group league encounter of the men's hockey World Cup here on Monday. Chris Ciriello (16th and 22nd) struck a brace while Kieran Govers (3rd) and Jeremy Hayward (20th) struck a goal apiece. Asserting their strength, Australia built...
  • World T20: India trounce Australia by 73 runs to enter semis unbeaten March 30, 2014

    The Indian juggernaut steamrolled Australia on Sunday amid bizarre scenes as the Aussies adopted a hit-or-perish approach to their chase of India's 159 for 7, which saw them getting bowled out for just 86. The 73-run win, India's fourth in a row, meant India will enter the semi-finals unbeaten as...
  • As it happened: World T20, India vs Australia March 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia opted to field. Yuvraj (60) and Ashwin (4/11) laid the foundation for India's comfortable win as they bundled out Australia for 86 after making 159/7. India have got off to a dream start to their World Twenty20 campaign, winning three...
  • World T20: Australia next as India aim to stay unbeaten before semis March 29, 2014

    India so far have got off to a dream start to their World Twenty20 campaign, winning three matches on the bounce and booking a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. On Sunday, MS Dhoni & Co run into Australia, who are desperate for a win in order to keep...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Hockey World League, Quarterfinal January 15, 2014

    India will need to pull out all stops against world champions Australia in the lasteight encounter of the Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. India have yet to win a match at the tournament and consider themselves lucky to be in the knockouts...
  • Hockey World League QF: India need to pull out all stops vs Australia January 15, 2014

    (Start Time: 8 p.m. IST. IBNLive will LiveBlog the game 7:30 p.m. onwards) New Delhi: Some of the lost confidence returned in the Indian dugout with a draw against Germany, and the hosts will need all of that to pull out all stops against Australia in the quarterfinals of the Hockey...
  • Jadeja fined for using offensive language against Watson November 3, 2013

    Dubai: Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Sunday fined 10 per cent of his match fee for using offensive language against Shane Watson after dismissing the Australian batsman in the seventh oneday match in Bangalore. The incident happened in the 29th over and Jadeja was found to have breached Article 2.1.4...
  • Rohit Sharma powers India on recordbreaking day November 3, 2013

    Rohit Sharma's recordbreaking 209 seemed to have put Australia out of the contest even before the visitors' innings began but James Faulkner's century ensured that India sweat it out to win the series 32 with a 57run win in the seventh ODI at Bangalore. Rohit hit a worldrecord 16 sixes in...
  • Rohit Sharma can fill the big shoes of Sachin Tendulkar: Bailey November 3, 2013

    Bangalore: Impressed with his breathtaking display of batting, Australia skipper George Bailey says Rohit Sharma is certainly the one who is in the mix for the spot that will open up after Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from international cricket later this month. Rohit crack a matchwinning double century as India posted a...
  • New rules helped me score double ton: Rohit Sharma November 3, 2013

    Bangalore: Double centurion Rohit Sharma on Saturday said the new rule of five fielders inside the circle helped him to go for the coveted landmark as India clinched the sevenmatch ODI series against Australia 32 with an easy win here. "I was really not looking for it (200). That's how I...
  • Our death bowling needs improvement: Dhoni November 2, 2013

    Bangalore: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was pleased with the way his toporder performed in the sevenmatch ODI series against Australia but said the team's death bowling needs improvement. Rohit Sharma smashed his way into the record books with a stunning 209 as the Indian cricket team provided the perfect Diwali...
  • Rohit Sharma double ton helps India survive Faulkner blitz to win series November 2, 2013

    Rohit Sharma's recordbreaking 209 seemed to have put Australia out of the contest even before the visitors' innings began but James Faulkner's century ensured that India sweat it out to win the series 32 with a 57run win in the seventh ODI at Bangalore. Rohit hit a worldrecord 16 sixes in...
  • Rohit Sharma's double hundred gets Twitter buzzing November 2, 2013

    New rules or old rules, two news balls or one, four fielders on the boundary or five, batting tracks or bowling tracks, batting at home or away. Nothing can take anything away from the innings that Rohit Sharma played to light up Bangalore on Diwali eve: 209 runs, second highest...
  • Rohit Sharma: 209 runs, 16 sixes, world record November 2, 2013

    New rules or old rules, two news balls or one, four fielders on the boundary or five, batting tracks or bowling tracks, batting at home or away. Nothing can take anything away from the innings Rohit Sharma played to light up Bangalore on Diwali eve: 209 runs, second highest ODI...
  • I wanted to play big, says Rohit Sharma November 2, 2013

    Bangalore: Smiling ear to ear after becoming only the third cricketer ever to smash an ODI double hundred, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Saturday said he went in with the intent to "play big" and successfully executed the plan on the small ground. Sharma joined Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the...