India vs England 2012

  • Rather see Sehwag bat than bowl to him: Warne November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Australian spin legend Shane Warne congratulated India's explosive batsman Virender Sehwag who is to play his 100th Test match against England on Friday in Mumbai. Warne, Test cricket's second highest wickettaker, also said he'd rather see Sehwag bat than bowl to him. "Also congrats to Sehwag on his 100th...
  • Yadav doubtful for 2nd Test, Dinda called up as cover November 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav was on Wednesday rendered doubtful for the second Test against England, starting on Friday, due to a lower back problem. Yadav, who picked up four wickets in the first match in Ahemedabad, underwent a scan on Wednesday and did not turn up for the...
  • Sidhu takes dig at Waugh for criticising Dhoni November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India cricketer turned commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday came down heavily on exAustralia skipper Steve Waugh, who criticised India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for demanding tracks that turn from the very first day. "Ask Steve Waugh whether the Indian team gets a turning track when we visit...
  • Injured Finn ruled out of second Test against India November 20, 2012

    Mumbai: England pacer Steven Finn has been ruled out of the second Test against India with the thigh strain he picked up at the start of the tour. Finn, who was injured during England's first warmup match of the tour, was expected to be recalled for the second Test here...
  • India take series lead November 19, 2012

    India won the first cricket Test against England by nine wickets in Ahmedabad to take the lead in the fourmatch series. ...
  • Pujara can be tried in shorter format: Gavaskar November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said that young Cheteshwar Pujara has got his basics right and the Saurashtra batsman could be tried in limited overs of cricket. "Something that certainly can be given a try, because he has got the basics right. If you have the basics right...
  • Review of India's performance in 1st Test November 19, 2012

    There is no better feeling than avenging yourself on your perpetrators. This rang true for India coming into the first Test against England at Ahmedabad. India were thrashed 40 when they toured England last year, so this series was looked at as an opportunity for India to settle scores and...
  • Everyone in team needs to contribute: Cook November 19, 2012

    Ahmedabad: One of the very few batsmen to emerge with his head held high in the big defeat to India in the first Test, England skipper Alastair Cook on Monday said it was time for all the team members to chip in. Cook made a defiant 176 in the second...
  • MS Dhoni credits spinners for victory in 1st Test November 19, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday credited the bowlers for his team's ninewicket victory over England in the first Test of the series here, saying that the spinners put in a lot of hard work on a wicket that did not offer much turn. After India scored 5218 declared...
  • Ind v Eng, 1st Test: Ninewicket win gives India 10 lead November 19, 2012

    Ahmedabad: India completed a ninewicket win on day five to take a 10 series lead over England in the fourTest series, spurred on by a dramatic morning session and a brisk innings from Cheteshwar Pujara post lunch. Their bowlers snapped up England's last five wickets for 66 runs in the...
  • Wicket has become very flat, says Umesh Yadav November 18, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Not assured of an outright win in the first Test after England's dramatic fightback, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav on Sunday said that the home team's bowlers will have to put in a lot of effort on the final day to pack off the visitors on a pitch that has...
  • Ind v Eng, 1st Test, Day 4: Cook, Prior marathon keeps England alive November 18, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Alastair Cook and Matt Prior orchestrated a remarkable comeback as England erased a huge deficit and gained a lead of 10 runs over India, finishing the fourth day in Ahmedabad on 340 for 5 with hopes of a draw now a possibility. When Umesh Yadav removed Ian Bell and...
  • Gambhir flies back to Delhi after grandmother dies November 18, 2012

    Ahmedabad: India opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday flew back to Delhi before commencement of the fourth day's play in the first Test against England following the death of his grandmother. Confirming the development, media manager Vinod Deshpande told PTI that the opener took a flight to Delhi this morning after hearing...
  • We are still in the game, says Prior November 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England may have their backs to the wall in the first cricket Test against India, but wicketkeeperbatsman Matt Prior on Saturday insisted that they were "still in the game". After being bowled out out for 191 to give India a huge 330run firstinnings lead, England staged a fightback through skipper...
  • Ind v Eng, 1st Test, Day 3: England put up a fight after followingon November 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Alastair Cook and Nick Compton exhibited creditable resistance to drive England to 111 for 0 in their second innings at stumps on day three of the first Test in Ahmedabad, after the visitors had been bowled out for 191 in reply to India's mammoth 521 for 8 and made...
  • Boycott questions England's ability to play spin November 16, 2012

    London: Former captain Geoffrey Boycott has questioned England's ability to play spin on the turning subcontinent pitches after they lost three quick wickets in the first Test against India in Ahmedabad. After India declared at a mammoth 521 for eight on the second evening, opener Nick Compton, James Anderson and...
  • Pujara has got the temperament, says Srikkanth November 16, 2012

    Krishnamachari Srikkanth says that Pujara has got the temperament for Test cricket, and he is happy with the transition. ...
  • Too early to compare Pujara with Dravid: Kapil November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev heaped praises on double centurion Cheteshwar Pujara but said it was too early to say that the Indian team has found Rahul Dravid's replacement in him. "He has just started. He has shown great temperament but you cannot compare him with Rahul so...
  • Kris Srikkanth hails Pujara's double ton November 16, 2012

    Cheteshwar Pujara scored his maiden Test double ton on the second day of the first Test match between India and England. ...
  • Oldschool Pujara is India's big hope November 16, 2012

    Cheteshwar Pujara is trying hard. That is evident from the way he stands at the crease, watches every ball, stretches well forward to smother the turn and hops back in the crease to defend or force the short stuff, and runs hard at every opportunity he gets to run a...
  • Ind v Eng, 1st Test, Day 2: Spinners keep India on top after Pujara's 206 November 16, 2012

    Ahmedabad: India's spin twins R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha reduced England to 41 for 3 by stumps on day two of the first Test, after a maiden doublecentury from Cheteshwar Pujara allowed India declare at 521 for 8 on Friday. Pujara showed remarkable patience and defiance to become the sixth...
  • World press supports Agencies in dispute with BCCI November 15, 2012

    Paris/Darmstadt: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WANIFRA) and the World Editors Forum have joined the protest against Indian cricket authorities, who have locked out reputable photographic news agencies from the highprofile IndiaEngland cricket series that began today. "It is simply unacceptable for the BCCI to take it upon...
  • India dominate England on Day 1 of first Test November 15, 2012

    Virender Sehwag cracked a blistering 117 while Cheteshwar Pujara compiled a strokefilled unbeaten 98 as India dominated Englands bowlers to finish at 323 for 4 at the end of day one of the first Test. ...
  • 'Pity that Sehwag could not make double ton' November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels opener Virender Sehwag's decision to make a departure from his 'see the ball, hit the ball' approach went a long way in helping him score his first Test century in two years, here on Thursday. Sehwag smashed a runaball 117 to put India in the...
  • We would have been happier with 56 wickets: Swann November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England would have been happier with five or six wickets by stumps on the opening day of the first cricket Test, according to offspinner Graeme Swann, who said destructive opener Virender Sehwag took the game away with his blistering runaball 117 on Thursday. "They are in a very strong position....
  • Hope people stop criticising Sehwag: Coach November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Irrespective of success or failures, the tough grind of international cricket had helped Virender Sehwag to remain nonchalant over the years, but his childhood coach A N Sharma admitted that he used to get "hurt" by the critical remarks about his favourite student. Sehwag smashed a runaball 117...
  • Watching videos of past knocks helped me: Sehwag November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad Relieved at scoring his first Test century in almost two years, Virender Sehwag said that watching replays of some of his big knocks of the past helped him in reaching the threefigure mark in the first Test against England here. "I have to thank my video analyst Dhananjay. We...
  • Sehwag still India's best bet at the top November 15, 2012

    It was not Ghaziabad, it was Ahmedabad. The opposition was not Uttar Pradesh, it was England. But those geographical names don't matter when the man in charge of the compass is Virender Sehwag. The Indian opener sticks to his mantra of 'my way or the highway' and it once again...
  • Trott shows lack of sportsman spirit November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England's Jonathan Trott displayed a distinct lack of sportsman spirit when he persisted with his appeal for a catch despite dropping the ball during the first day of the opening Test against India here on Thursday. Posttea, when India were at 259 for 3, Kohli, who was on four, went...