Perth Test

  • Johnson can bowl even faster, says Craig McDermott December 10, 2013

    Adelaide: Australian bowling coach Craig McDermott had a chilling warning for England Tuesday -- Mitchell Johnson can go even faster on his home ground in Perth. The fearsome left-arm paceman grabbed his second consecutive Man-of-the-Match award after a thumping win in Adelaide on Monday as the home side took a...
  • Australia name Bollinger, Coulter-Nile as Perth cover December 4, 2013

    Australia have put fast bowlers Doug Bollinger and Nathan Coulter-Nile on standby for next week's third Ashes Test against England in Perth should any of the current pacemen break down during the second Test in Adelaide, starting on Thursday. The Adelaide Oval's drop-in pitch is expected to favour batsmen and provide...
  • Australia get happy returns from Mitchells in Perth November 30, 2012

    Perth: Australia's gamble on a rag-tag band of rookies and fringe players to overhaul their pace bowling unit paid rich dividends at the WACA on Friday, giving the hosts the edge in the third Test against South Africa. Although the tourists battled back from the depths of 6 for 75 to...
  • Timeline of highs and lows in Ricky Ponting's career November 29, 2012

    Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has announced his retirement from Test cricket on Thursday. The third Test between Australia and South Africa starting Friday at the WACA, Perth, will be his last international game. Here is a timeline of important events in Ponting’s 17-year career. Test debut: Born on December...
  • Dhoni rues eight minutes that cost him a ban January 18, 2012

    Perth: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday told MiD DAY that he was well aware of his team's slow over-rate in the Perth Test and even tried to rectify it but couldn't. Dhoni was handed a one-Test ban for India's slow over-rate and will have to sit out the...
  • CA refuses to release Warner for Big Bash January 16, 2012

    Melbourne: Sydney Thunders is furious that Cricket Australia has refused to release Perth Test hero David Warner for their must-win Big Bash League clash against Brisbane Heat on Tuesday. Warner struck a magnificent 180 in the third Test in Australia's crushing an innings and 37-run win over India. Cricket Australia apparently want...
  • 'India's defeat in Perth disheartening' January 15, 2012

    Experts discuss India's spineless performance in the Perth Test, which was their seventh successive overseas defeat. ...
  • Dhoni gets one-Test ban for slow over rate January 15, 2012

    Perth: Perth: India skipper MS Dhoni's woes fail to cease in Australia as after a dismal run with the bat, he has been handed a one-Test ban for maintaining slow over-rate in the third Test here, which India lost on the third day by an innings and 37 runs. Dhoni received...
  • Ex-players call for Dhoni's head January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: As the Indian team's pathetic show continues in Australia, former players say the time has come to remove Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test skipper and senior players like VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid should also plan their timely retirements. India's surprise capitulation has evoked sharp criticism from former players...
  • India may consider four-pronged pace attack January 12, 2012

    Perth: Australia—India are considering an unusual four-pronged pace attack for the third Test against Australia but won't settle on their final line-up until just before the match, said captain MS Dhoni. A grassy pitch has greeted the Indians at Perth's WACA Ground, with curator Cameron Sutherland predicting the wicket would have...
  • Kumble Interview: The Perth-Breaker speaks up January 22, 2008

    After the historic win in Perth, India are on a roll. A well-balanced side with experience and youth have shown that they have what it takes to beat the world champions. CNN-IBN Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra caught up with the man at the helm for an exclusive interview. Adelaide: It’s very...
  • Cry babies! Aussie media slam India's win January 20, 2008

    Perth: Struggling to digest the defeat India rammed down the hosts' throat in the third Test, a section of the Australian media on Sunday reacted with dented pride and hurt ego as it sought to pick holes in the visitors' emphatic win. Stung after Anil Kumble and his comrades-in-arms halted the...
  • Perth win: The jewel in Team India's crown January 20, 2008

    New Delhi: India's tour Down Under was expected to be a fiercely contested one. But not even in their wildest dreams anyone would have imagined the kind of drama that would unfold during the series. After India capitulated without a fight in the Boxing Day Test match at Melbourne by a...
  • Chak Diya India! Celebrating victory in Perth January 21, 2008

    Celebs, cricket pundits, tarot card reader predict what lies ahead for Team India. ...
  • Happy Perth Day! Down Under, India emerge tops January 20, 2008

    New Delhi: It was poetic justice at Perth. The Indian cricket team led by a suave yet aggressive Anil Kumble beat Australia in the Third Test by 72 runs, burying the ghosts of Sydney and writing in history books what could perhaps be one of the most memorable chapters of...
  • Happy comeback to Team India for Irfan Pathan January 19, 2008

    Perth: It was a happy return to Team India for Irfan Pathan on Saturday, the all-rounder who only last month registered his maiden Test hundred against Pakistan at Bangalore. After India beat Australia at the third Test here, an ecstatic man-of-the-match Pathan said: "I am grateful to Venkatesh Prasad (bowling coach),...
  • Watch: Nation celebrates Team India's big win January 19, 2008

    Nation celebrates Team India's big win ...
  • Blog: All is fair in love and cricket ... January 19, 2008

    By Jaidev Iyer So finally we prevented OZ mates from getting their 17th consecutive Test win. This match again being very memorable where Indians were always shade better than the Australians in every department of the game. The last time India prevented Australia with 17th win was the most famous 281...
  • Captain's knock: 'Nobody gave us a chance to win at Perth' January 19, 2008

    Perth: Perth was always going to be a difficult frontier for India to conquer, but the visitors proved the pundits wrong by stopping the Australian juggernaut here in the third Test match Saturday. Indian captain Anil Kumble rated the win as superb as none thought his team could do...
  • 'Try one more over?' And Ishant clicked with it January 19, 2008

    Perth: When on Virender Sehwag's insistence captain Anil Kumble asked Ishant Sharma if he would bowl one more over in Saturday's morning session in the third Test against Australia, the lanky Delhi pacer agreed and dismissed Ricky Ponting with the next ball. Sharma had bowled seven consecutive overs and looking tired...
  • Ponting's team fined for slow over-rate January 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Australia not only lost the third Test against India at Perth but were also fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the match. ICC Match Referee Mike Procter decided to impose the fine after ruling out that Ricky Ponting’s team was two overs short of its target even after...
  • Bravo India! This shows who is stronger | All is fair... January 19, 2008

    Rock bottom has a good side – the only way out is up. This holds true in life and things more important – like cricket. The current India-Australia series Down Under has seen it all, from aggression to derision, official incompetence to bravado, and charges and counter-charges, proved or otherwise. The way...
  • Indians beat Aussies in their backyard | Wish team January 19, 2008

    Searching for a world record 17th consecutive Test win, Australia were expected to blow away the Indian challenge at WACA in Perth. Playing the third Test of the four-match series on what is the fastest pitch in the world, India were not expected to mount any serious challenge to the...
  • Perth Test: India have the edge as Aussie openers fail January 18, 2008

    Australian pacers ripped through the Indian top order as Brett Lee, Stuart Clark and Mitchell Johnson struck early on the third day of the Perth Test as India slumped to 158-5 by lunch. India lost four crucial wickets on a day when they were aiming to set a massive target...
  • Perth Test: India on a high, lead Aus by 170 runs January 17, 2008

    Indian seamers struck back in style on Day II of the Perth Test to reduce the Aussies to 22-3 at lunch at the WACA. ...