SECOND TEST

  • McCullum shows maturity with Wellington triple century February 18, 2014

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum showed his growing maturity and desire to stamp his mark on New Zealand with an inspirational triplecentury that salvaged the second Test against India and sealed a 10 series win on Tuesday. The 32yearold's 302 at Wellington's Basin Reserve capped a golden summer for the New Zealand captain,...
  • How India drew a Test they should have won in three days February 18, 2014

    India let another opportunity of a Test win on foreign soil slip from their hands when New Zealand managed to erase a 246run deficit to plunder 680 for 7 in their second innings and shut down India's chances of a serieslevelling win. Here's how it happened over the course of...
  • Milestone man McCullum on the brink of greatness February 17, 2014

    Wellington: An exhausted Brendon McCullum stood on the cusp of history on Monday after he had saved the second Test against India and set up his side up for a tilt at what would be an astounding victory on the fifth and final day. The 32yearold captain ended the fourth day...
  • Proud BJ Watling relished grinding India with a century February 17, 2014

    Wellington: The cricketing cliche of taking each ball on its merits and then switching off to deal with the next was never more appropriate on Monday as Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling batted New Zealand into a strong position in the second Test against India. The hosts were 571 for six...
  • We need to fight back to deny India a win in the 2nd Test: Watling February 15, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand wicketkeeperbatsman BJ Watling admitted that a long, hard battle lies ahead of their batsmen in the second Test against India after the visitors took a formidable 246run first innings lead, riding on Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test ton on Saturday. "It was not really an ideal day for us....
  • 2nd Test: Kane Williamson praises Indian bowling on day one February 14, 2014

    Wellington: Key New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson praises the Indian bowling attack after the Kiwis were shot out for 192 runs on the first day of the second and final Test . "They bowled very well. They sort of picked up from where they left off in Auckland (in first...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara's mind games set up Durban battle December 25, 2013

    It was unlike Cheteshwar Pujara to come out of his soft image and remind South Africa how they refused to accept India's challenge at Johannesburg, as the onedown batsman added some spark to the decisive Boxing Day Test. A win was there for the taking but Pujara felt the South Africans...
  • Australia don't mind opening England's Trott wounds November 29, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia will leave no stone unturned to find ways of unsettling England during the Ashes, even if it involves raising the sensitive issue of Jonathan Trott's troubles out on the field. England's number three batsman left the tour this week to deal with a stressrelated illness after failing twice with...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4 October 26, 2013

    Day 3 Roundup: South Africa were penalised five runs for ball tampering as Pakistan fought grimly to avoid a heavy loss to the Proteas on an eventful third day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan were reeling at 132 for 4 in their second innings at stumps with captain MisbahulHaq...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 October 24, 2013

    Day 3 Roundup: Corey Anderson's maiden century and halfcenturies by tailenders BJ Watling and Ish Sodhi lifted New Zealand to 4198 and a 137run lead over Bangladesh on the third day of the second Test on Wednesday. New Zealand, who have never lost a Test to Bangladesh, were almost in...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs NZ, 2nd Test, Day 3 October 23, 2013

    Day 2 Roundup: Shakib Al Hasan claimed three wickets to restrict New Zealand to 107 for 3 in reply to Bangladesh's 282 on a raininterrupted second day of the second Test on Tuesday. Tea was enforced 26 minutes earlier than scheduled after rain thwarted play. The rain never relented and...
  • India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni V long range missile September 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Sunday successfully test fired Agni V from Wheeler Island, the country's most potent nuclear capable ballistic missile. The long range missile can carry nuclear warheads and is capable of reaching deep into China and as far as Europe. Only the UN Security Council permanent members - China,...
  • Second test flight of 5,000 km range Agni-V missile planned September 13, 2013

    Balasore: A second test flight of long range, nuclear capable 'Agni-V' missile might be taken up on September 15 from Wheeler Island on Odisha's coast, if the weather permits. "If everything goes according to plan and weather conditions allow for a smooth launch, the test might be taken up on September...
  • Cash-strapped Zimbabwe move Test venue to save costs September 4, 2013

    Zimbabwe have moved the venue of next week's second Test against Pakistan from Bulawayo to Harare for logistical reasons and to save costs, the Zimbabwe Cricket Union announced on Wednesday. The Test will still be played from September 10-14. A saving of some $75,000 will be made by playing the Test at...
  • Australian media slams batsmen for surrender at Lord's July 20, 2013

    Sydney: Australia's newspapers on Saturday ripped into their team's feeble batting in the second Test against England, fearing the Ashes campaign might have unravelled in one catastrophic session at Lord's. Australia collapsed to 128 all out in reply to England's first innings 361 with the home side opting against enforcing...
  • Queen Elizabeth II to watch 2nd Ashes Test at Lord's July 18, 2013

    London: Queen Elizabeth II will be present at the Lord's Cricket Ground to watch the opening day of the second Ashes Test here on Thursday. The Queen would be introduced to the captains and the players of Australia and England, as well as the match officials before the start of...
  • 2nd Test: Root's ton gives England control on day two May 25, 2013

    Leeds: Joe Root made the second Test worth waiting an extra day for as he notched his maiden Test century on his Headingley home turf in leading England to 337 for 7 against New Zealand on day two Saturday. In scoring 104, Root exceeded the Yorkshire Cricket Club's marketing of the...
  • As it happened: England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 2 May 25, 2013

    A maiden Test century by Joe Root and a fine halfcentury from Bairstow helped England post 337 for 7 at stumps on Day 2. CLICK HERE for Live Updates from Day 2 of the Headingley Test after rain washed out the opening day's play. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Nick Compton,...
  • As it happened: England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 May 24, 2013

    Stumps: The first day's play of the second Test between England and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain. TOSS DELAYED: It's raining in Leeds, and even if it stops right now, we are in for an at least 90minute delay. But the rain doesn't look like relenting at the moment,...
  • New Zealand bowler Wagner wants to get under England's skin May 23, 2013

    Leeds: New Zealand's Neil Wagner said on Wednesday he wanted to make England batsmen "hate him" and "get in their face" as the Black Caps look to square the Test series with victory at Headingley. England won the first Test of this twomatch campaign with a commanding 170run success, achieved...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd Test April 29, 2013

    With quick wickets falling at the other end, Hamilton Masakadza waged a lone battle as his side crumbled down to 257 runs in 95.3 overs. Zimbabwe second innings: 257 allout Over 95.3 Kyle Jarvis is trapped in front of the wicket by Shakib Al Hasan for seven runs. Zimbabwe all out for...
  • Bangladesh eye redemption in 2nd Test against Zim April 24, 2013

    Harare: Chastened by a heavy defeat that has once again highlighted their lack of progress, Bangladesh begin the second and final Test against Zimbabwe on Thursday looking to prove they can adapt to foreign conditions and match their fellow Test strugglers. The Asian side came into the series as favourites after...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 3 March 22, 2013

    Live updates from day three of the second Test between West Indies and Zimbabwe at the Windsor Park in Dominica. Zimbabwe second innings: End of over 42.2: Zimbabwe all out for 141: Another wicket for Shillingford as he completes his fivewicket haul. Cremer tried to go over the top but only hit...
  • 2nd Test: SL, Bangladesh hope for even contest in Colombo March 15, 2013

    Colombo: Hosts Sri Lanka will be desperate to deliver when they take on buoyant Bangladesh in the second and final Test starting here on Saturday. The first Test between the two sides was full of runs and ended in a draw, but the the R Premadasa Stadium track should offer...
  • Hyderabad Test: Another rank turner for Australia in Uppal? March 1, 2013

    Hyderabad: India's concern for the pitch has been nothing less than deciding the eleven to field in a Test match during the current home season, and the 22-yard strip at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here in Uppal is getting as much attention a day before the second Test against Australia....
  • Jadeja or Ojha: who should play the Hyderabad Test? February 28, 2013

    The hindsight to India's comprehensive win in the Chennai Test last week is that just one bowler and two batsmen touched the international performance bar, and had R Ashwin not recorded his career best match haul of 12 wickets, India could have struggled to bowl out Australia twice. Spinners bowled 193...
  • 2nd Test, SA vs NZ: Amla century puts SA on top January 11, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: Hashim Amla's unbeaten 106 guided South Africa to 325 for 4 at stumps on day one of the second Test at St. George's Park on Friday after New Zealand made some early inroads only to wilt badly in the afternoon. Amla moved South Africa back into a position of...
  • South African Cricketers' Association threatens strike January 10, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: The South African Cricketers' Association has raised the possibility of taking the world's topranked Test team out on a "lawful strike" next month in protest over the makeup of the country's new governing board. SACA says on Thursday, on the eve of South Africa's second Test against New Zealand,...
  • 2nd Test: England thrash India to level series November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: England raced to a resounding 10wicket win in the second Test over India here to level the fourmatch series at 11. Chasing 57 to win, England openers Alastair Cook (18) and Nick Compton (30) took their team over the line in the first session itself on day four at...