Test Series

  • 3rd Test: Ryan Harris bowls Australia to South Africa series win 05-03-2014 11:04 PM

    Australia's Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test on a dramatic day in which a third umpire decision came close to deciding the outcome of the match. South Africa were bowled out for 265 as Australia won the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1 01-03-2014 01:43 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Crushing victories for either side in the first two matches have set up a potentially thrilling decider when South Africa host Australia in the final Test at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. The tourists blazed their way to...
  • Swann brands Pietersen 'childish' after Prior row 01-03-2014 09:11 AM

    Graeme Swann called former England team mate Kevin Pietersen "childish" after the South African-born batsman replied to a verbal attack from Matt Prior by suggesting the wicketkeeper would find it hard to win a Test recall. Prior, dropped after the third Test of the recent 5-0 Ashes rout by Australia...
  • Shane Watson declared fit for decisive third Test against South Africa 27-02-2014 11:36 PM

    Cape Town: Australia are expected to recall allrounder Shane Watson for the third Test against South Africa as they attempt to bounce back from their first defeat in six Test outings and clinch a series win over the world's top-ranked side. The tourists were made to pay for going into...
  • Momentum has swung towards South Africa, says Hashim Amla 25-02-2014 11:17 PM

    Cape Town: South Africa will head to their favourite ground with momentum in their favour when they take on Australia in the series-deciding third Test at Newlands, batsman Hashim Amla said on Tuesday. The Proteas have suffered just one loss in Cape Town in 12 years, to Australia in 2006,...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 4 23-02-2014 01:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 3 round-up: South Africa pressed home their big advantage over Australia in the second Test as Hashim Amla made 93 not out after earlier dislocating his finger and the hosts forged 369 runs ahead on the third day...
  • Dhoni must take a few risks to win abroad: Dravid 18-02-2014 11:37 PM

    Wellington: Former captain Rahul Dravid has backed the underfire Mahendra Singh Dhoni to stay on as Test skipper for at least a year but added that he would need to take a "few risks" to win abroad. "I think he's got to realise this very quickly, that if he wants...
  • MS Dhoni can give Test captaincy to Virat Kohli, says Martin Crowe 18-02-2014 11:35 PM

    Wellington: New Zealand's former skipper Martin Crowe feels India's chances of defending the title at next year's 50-over World Cup could improve if Mahendra Singh Dhoni hands over the Test captaincy to Virat Kohli. "I would say that if India want to defend the next World Cup, I think MS...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 18-02-2014 10:48 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Kirmani bats for underfire Dhoni, downplays string of losses 18-02-2014 09:17 PM

    Mumbai: Former stumper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday backed MS Dhoni's captaincy, saying too much should not be read into India's fourth consecutive series loss overseas as he felt every team goes through a bad phase. "It does not matter whether it is four losses or five. Every team goes through...
  • India had a great chance of winning both Tests: Kris Srikkanth 18-02-2014 08:14 PM

    India had all the chance to win both the Tests in New Zealand but squandered the opportunity to extend their winless streak abroad. ...
  • News 360: Kejriwal quits as CM after Assembly rejects Jan Lokpal Bill 14-02-2014 09:07 PM

    Arvind Kejriwal's roller coaster ride as the Delhi Chief Minister came to an end on February 14, 2014 just 49 days after he assumed office along with his six colleagues as his government failed to table the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly following a high-voltage clash with Congress and...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 14-02-2014 02:36 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday. The visitors...
  • New Zealand will aim to keep India winless on tour, says Tim Southee 12-02-2014 02:57 PM

    Wellington: New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee on Wednesday said that his side will go into the second and final Test against India in its bid to keep the visitors winless on their tour here. After losing the ODI series 0-4, India slumped to a 40-run defeat in the first...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 12-02-2014 01:36 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Michael Clarke hadn't even arrived in South Africa before his first dig: Ready to depart from Sydney airport, the Australia captain said he was unaware top-ranked South Africa had beaten No. 2 India to extend their unbeaten run to...
  • Ryder, Bracewell dropped from NZ Test squad after drinking incident 10-02-2014 09:36 AM

    Wellington: Troubled batsman Jesse Ryder has been dropped from New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India as New Zealand Cricket probes his involvement in late night drinking. Ryder and fast bowler Doug Bracewell, who were both members of the first-Test squad, were reported to have been drinking at...
  • MS Dhoni rues unlucky dismissals in second innings 09-02-2014 11:24 AM

    Auckland: India skipper MS Dhoni had high praise for his bowling attack for bringing them into the game but rued few unlucky dismissals in the second innings as the visitors went down by 40 runs against New Zealand in the first cricket Test on Sunday. "The bowlers bowled fantastically well...
  • MS Dhoni now Indian captain with worst away Test loss record 09-02-2014 11:05 AM

    India skipper MS Dhoni, the only captain to have won all three ICC limited-overs trophy to go with the Test mace, now holds the unfortunate record of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas. The 40-run loss to New Zealand in the Auckland Test on Sunday was Dhoni's 11th...
  • 1st Test: NZ beat India by 40 runs after Dhoni's controversial decision 09-02-2014 10:02 AM

    Auckland: Chasing a stiff target of 407 runs to win, Team India went down fighting and were dismissed for 366 in their second innings as they slumped to a 40-run defeat against New Zealand in the first Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday. It was a roller-coaster fourth...
  • Dhawan, Pujara steady as India need 320 runs more to win first Test 08-02-2014 11:20 AM

    A remarkable fightback from Team India saw them end day three at 87 for 1, needing 320 more runs to win the first Test against New Zealand, who suffered a dramatic batting collapse in the second innings to be skittled out for 105 at Auckland on Saturday. India will have...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5 08-02-2014 09:10 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Kumar Sangakkara became only the second player to hit a triple century and a century in the same match as Sri Lanka remained on track to win the second Test against Bangladesh. After Sri Lanka declared their second innings...
  • Murali Vijay blames new ball for batting failure - don't openers specialise in that? 07-02-2014 12:26 PM

    Auckland: At a loss to explain India's poor batting in the ongoing first cricket Test against New Zealand, opener Murali Vijay on Friday said more than the pitch, it is the new ball which is hurting willow-wielders on both sides. The Kiwis piled on 503 runs in their first innings...
  • South Africa happy with Test warm-up ahead of Australia series 07-02-2014 08:02 AM

    Johannesburg: A century by Faf du Plessis and a first session in the middle for wicketkeeper AB de Villiers since hand surgery has left South Africa satisfied with preparations for the Test series against Australia. South Africa, who host a buoyant Australian side fresh from their Ashes triumph in a...
  • 1st Test: McCullum, Williamson tons take New Zealand to 329/4 on Day 1 06-02-2014 11:13 AM

    Auckland: Centuries by Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum helped New Zealand take control on day one of the first Test against India at Auckland on Thursday. The Kiwis were 329 for 4 at stumps with McCullum unbeaten on 143 and Corey Anderson on 43. Williamson and McCullum engineered a crucial...
  • Who can overturn India's winless run in overseas Tests? 05-02-2014 01:01 PM

    The last time India toured New Zealand, they created history - breaking a 40-year jinx to win the series 1-0 after winning the Hamilton Test. But after being blanked 0-4 in the ODI leg of the current tour, the Indians will go into two-Test series as the second-best team -...
  • India's away Test record in dire straits 05-02-2014 09:14 AM

    It's been 31 months since India last won an away Test. It happened in Jamaica, where they beat hosts West Indies in June 2011. And their current streak of 12 back-to-back away Tests without a win is the worst for MS Dhoni & Co. since 1993-2001, when the number stood...
  • 1st Test: India's search for first win in 2014 resumes in New Zealand 05-02-2014 08:17 AM

    After being thrashed 4-0 against all odds in the ODI series by hosts New Zealand, Team India will hope to make amends in the first Test of the two-Test series starting Thursday at the Eden Park in Auckland. India have not won a Test match on the road since June...
  • India need to draw NZ Test series to retain second position in ICC rankings 04-02-2014 01:11 PM

    Dubai: India will retain their number two position in the ICC Test Team Rankings if they win or draw the upcoming two-match series against New Zealand, starting in Auckland on Thursday. A 2-0 series win will fetch India one rating point to take them to 118 points with no change...