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  • India's best chance is at MCG: Ricky Ponting 8 hours 23 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is happy with the way the hosts have played their brand of cricket till now but believes that if India have a chance of victory it will be in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting Friday. Trailing the four-match series 0-2, India lost a...
  • Would take up Champions Trophy issue with FIH: Pakistan Hockey Federation 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has said it would take up the issue of behaviour of tournament director at the recent Champions Trophy in India with the International Hockey Federation (FIH). PHF secretary Rana Mujahid told reporters in Lahore after the Congress of the federation that it was decided to take...
  • Sarita Devi's suspension: HC seeks Boxing India's response 10 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Boxing India on a plea challenging International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and...
  • 'Mobile phone exports from India may drop to nil in 2015' 13 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: While government is pushing to make India hub for electronics manufacturing with 'Make in India' programme, a report has said that exports of mobile phones are estimated to crash to zero in 2015. "Mobile market grows by 32 per cent or to $12 billion in 2014 but imports take...
  • India don't believe they can win away from home: Matthew Hayden 14 hours 1 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Not too impressed with the Indian cricket team, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden feels the tourists do not seem to believe that they can win away from home and have gone "missing" during key moments of the ongoing Test series. India trail the four-match series 0-2, losing the second Test...
  • Looking to win more titles in 2015; coach kids: Saina Nehwal 14 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A successful 2014 behind her, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal is now looking for an "even better" outing in the coming year with her eyes trained on 2016 Rio Olympics, besides getting ready to try her hand in coaching. "2014 has been a very good year for me. I...
  • Shaun Marsh in latest injury scare for Australia 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    The Australian team received a fresh injury scare when middle-order batsman Shaun Marsh was struck on the hand at a practice session on Wednesday. This was the second injury scenario for the home team ahead of the commencement of third Test on Boxing Day against India after all-rounder Shane Watson was...
  • Phillip Hughes' tragic passing still haunts David Warner 17 hours 2 minutes ago

    Australian opening batsman David Warner says the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes still haunts him every time he sees a batsman struck on the head by a cricket ball. Warner was standing at gully when Hughes was felled by a bouncer at the SCG in a Sheffield Shield match last month,...
  • Injured Clarke to do commentary during third Test 18 hours 3 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Wide World of Sports commentary team for the Boxing Day Test against India starting here on Friday. Clarke, who is recovering from hamstring surgery, will take on the role throughout the third Test against India, providing an unique insight into his teammates...
  • Team India face uphill task against Australia in Boxing Day Test 20 hours 27 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says his team's refusal to be intimidated by India's verbal sledges and physical play during the second Test will give them an advantage when the teams meet again on Friday in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India greeted Australia fast bowler Mitchell...
  • N Srinivasan to Rohit Sharma - the different hues of Indian cricket in 2014 21 hours 1 minutes ago

    Very rarely the world will come across a sport as complicated as cricket in regards to its longevity and rules of the game which gives rise to too many heated arguments and debates as in a country like India where everybody is an expert of the game which is followed...
  • David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Australia vs India Test 21 hours 11 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Opener David Warner and allrounder Shane Watson both took part in training on Wednesday as injury scares eased for Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India. The pair returned to the fray during a Christmas Eve session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Warner, batting for the first time since...
  • Axar Patel excited to play in Australia but likely to miss Boxing Day Test 21 hours 35 minutes ago

    Promising allrounder Axar Patel on Wednesday expressed happiness over his selection in the Indian squad for the next two Test matches against Australia after Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the series due to an injury. "I am very happy being selected for the Indian team for the next two Test...
  • Team India's pride at stake against Australia in Boxing Day Test 22 hours 50 minutes ago

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on the Australian soil this week. The defeat in the first two Tests in Australia...
  • Team India's sledging 'backfired' in Brisbane, says Hazlewood 22 hours 53 minutes ago

    India's attempts to get under Australia's skin in the second Test "backfired" on the way to defeat at the Gabba, according to paceman Josh Hazlewood. Australia head into the third Test starting in Melbourne on Friday with a 2-0 lead in the four-match series and looking to seal victory. Hazlewood's team...
  • Australia should stick with Shane Watson at No.3: Ricky Ponting Yesterday

    Melbourne: Joining the debate over Shane Watson's batting position in the upcoming Boxing Day Test, former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting has backed the under-fire batsman to deliver in his favourite number-three position against India. Two years after Ponting's retirement, the Australian team management has failed to fill the No.3 spot...
  • Hughes death still in the back of people's minds: Cummins Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Pat Cummins says the death of Phil Hughes following a freak head injury last month, is still playing on the minds of the country's fast bowlers as they look to bowl the short-pitched stuff. A former team-mate of Hughes, who died aged 25 after being hit on the...
  • Watson hit on helmet, to be monitored for signs of concussion Yesterday

    Melbourne: Phillip Hughes' tragic death came back to haunt Australia after star allrounder Shane Watson was hit on the helmet by a vicious bouncer from pacer James Pattinson during their training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The 33-year-old was left shaken by the fierce blow to the head...
  • India's birth rate declines Yesterday

    New Delhi: India's birth rate declined by 0.2 points with Kerala registering the lowest in 2013, according latest official data. "The Crude Birth Rate (CBR) at the national level during 2013 stands at 21.4, a decline of 0.2 points over 2012. "The maximum CBR has been reported in Bihar (27.6)...
  • Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron arrived late at Gabba on fourth day morning: report Yesterday

    Melbourne: Indian pacers Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron arrived late at the Gabba on the fourth morning of the second Test against Australia even as their teammates were dramatically collapsing out in the middle, according to a report. A report in the Herald Sun claimed that Ishant and Aaron were among...
  • Hughes' death still causing concern for fast bowlers, says Pat Cummins Yesterday

    Melbourne: Pacer Patrick Cummins has admitted the mode of Phillip Hughes' tragic death is still in the back of the minds of Australian pacemen as they continue to bowl bouncers in cricket matches. Cummins was a former team-mate of the left-hander for the New South Wales and Australia but was not...
  • Follow up meeting on 'Make in India' campaign on December 29 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting of several stakeholders on December 29 to chalk out a 'specific action plan' to implement the 'Make in India' programme, which aims at boosting manufacturing sectors. During the day long workshop, which would be organised by the Commerce and Industry...
  • Bhuvneshwar likely to return for Boxing Day Test against Australia Yesterday

    Melbourne: India have got a major boost ahead of the third Test as Bhuvneshwar Kumar in all likelihood will feature in India's Test XI at the MCG. Bhuvneshwar, who was nursing a left ankle injury that forced his exclusion from the first two Tests, on Tuesday was seen batting without any...
  • MS Dhoni completes 10 years in international cricket Yesterday

    Bangalore: India captain MS Dhoni on Tuesday completed 10 years in international cricket. At the age of 23, he made his international debut on December 23, 2004 against Bangladesh in Chittagong in one day international match. The 33-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman had a forgettable international debut a decade ago when he was run...
  • Boxing Day ton tops Chris Rogers' Christmas list Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian batsman Chris Rogers on Tuesday said he'd love nothing more than an opening-day century in the Boxing Day Test against India, starting on Friday. "To go out and play in a second Boxing Day Test, that's something you dream of and can't take away. Hopefully, I can get a...
  • Delhi's duo Jason Wilson and Simon Child ready to defend HIL title Yesterday

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the new season of Hockey India League (HIL), Delhi Waveriders' striker duo of Australian Jason Wilson and New Zealand's Simon Child said on Tuesday that they would look to score the maximum number of goals to help their team defend the title. In the previous season,...
  • 8,973 criminal cases with senior citizens as victims in India Yesterday

    New Delhi: As many as 8,973 criminal cases, in which senior citizens were victims, have been registered in the country till October this year and cheating and robbery accounted for maximum numbers of cases, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The maximum number of 2,257 cases...
  • Indian spinners not too impressive: Brad Hogg Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg feels that the absence of an attacking spin bowler in the Indian side is hurting the visiting team's chances in the ongoing four-Test series against Australia. Hogg said lack of quality in India's spin department is probably one of the key reasons why Australia have...
  • Team India are going to be aggressive in Boxing Day Test, says Haddin Yesterday

    Melbourne: India have set an aggressive tone to the ongoing four-match Test series and Australia is not expecting any let-up going ahead for the Boxing Day Test, Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin said on Tuesday. "The Indians have shown their hand that they are going to be quite aggressive," said Haddin on...
  • AIBA urges IOA to recognise Boxing India Yesterday

    Laussane: Calling on the IOA to recognise Boxing India, International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Dr Ching Kuo-Wu has said that refusing affiliation to BI amounts to going against the Olympic Charter. Speaking to sports website 'insidethegame.biz' here, Dr Wu offered his opinion on the continuing logjam over Boxing India after the...