Second Test

  • McCullum shows maturity with Wellington triple century 18-02-2014 01:42 PM

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum showed his growing maturity and desire to stamp his mark on New Zealand with an inspirational triple-century that salvaged the second Test against India and sealed a 1-0 series win on Tuesday. The 32-year-old's 302 at Wellington's Basin Reserve capped a golden summer for the New Zealand...
  • How India drew a Test they should have won in three days 18-02-2014 11:53 AM

    India let another opportunity of a Test win on foreign soil slip from their hands when New Zealand managed to erase a 246-run deficit to plunder 680 for 7 in their second innings and shut down India's chances of a series-levelling win. Here's how it happened over the course of...
  • Milestone man McCullum on the brink of greatness 17-02-2014 02:38 PM

    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 32-year-old captain ended the fourth...
  • Proud BJ Watling relished grinding India with a century 17-02-2014 01:14 PM

    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...
  • We need to fight back to deny India a win in the 2nd Test: Watling 15-02-2014 02:38 PM

    Wellington: New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman 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 246-run first innings lead, riding on Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test ton on Saturday. "It was not really an ideal day for...
  • 2nd Test: Kane Williamson praises Indian bowling on day one 14-02-2014 01:29 PM

    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 25-12-2013 11:32 AM

    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 one-down batsman added some spark to the decisive Boxing Day Test. A win was there for the taking but Pujara felt the South...
  • Australia don't mind opening England's Trott wounds 29-11-2013 11:08 AM

    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 stress-related illness after failing twice...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4 26-10-2013 11:39 AM

    Day 3 Round-up: 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...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 24-10-2013 08:21 AM

    Day 3 Round-up: Corey Anderson's maiden century and half-centuries by tailenders BJ Watling and Ish Sodhi lifted New Zealand to 419-8 and a 137-run 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 23-10-2013 08:55 AM

    Day 2 Round-up: Shakib Al Hasan claimed three wickets to restrict New Zealand to 107 for 3 in reply to Bangladesh's 282 on a rain-interrupted 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 15-09-2013 08:33 AM

    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 -...
  • Second test flight of 5,000 km range Agni-V missile planned 13-09-2013 05:00 PM

    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...
  • Cash-strapped Zimbabwe move Test venue to save costs 04-09-2013 09:09 PM

    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...
  • Australian media slams batsmen for surrender at Lord's 20-07-2013 09:23 AM

    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 18-07-2013 12:27 PM

    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 25-05-2013 11:39 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 2 25-05-2013 02:52 PM

    A maiden Test century by Joe Root and a fine half-century 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),...
  • As it happened: England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 24-05-2013 02:34 PM

    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 90-minute delay. But the rain doesn't look like relenting at the...
  • New Zealand bowler Wagner wants to get under England's skin 23-05-2013 01:08 PM

    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 two-match campaign with a commanding 170-run success, achieved...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd Test 29-04-2013 01:28 PM

    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 all-out Over 95.3 Kyle Jarvis is trapped in front of the wicket by Shakib Al Hasan for seven runs. Zimbabwe all...
  • Bangladesh eye redemption in 2nd Test against Zim 24-04-2013 01:07 PM

    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...