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  • New Zealand reposition Brendon McCullum for Sri Lanka series 15 hours 27 minutes ago

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is set to return to his customary middle-order slot for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Christchurch on Boxing Day. McCullum opened with Tom Latham in all three Tests during the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, scoring a double-century...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready 19 hours 14 minutes ago

    It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage. The supine surrender of the last India Test squad to visit Australia, packed...
  • Making Indian roads safer by keeping untrained drivers off the road 2 days ago

    The new draft of the Road Safety and Transport Bill suggests a unified driving licensing system and automated driving tests. There are nearly 950 RTO's in the country. Modernizing, operating and maintaining them will cost approximately 1000 crores per year. Seems like a high price but not as high as...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 3 days ago

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton 4 days ago

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated 90...
  • Despite ban, medical books continue to propagate two-finger test to detect rape 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Medical examination of rape survivors has been in question for a long time. Especially the two-finger test which involves the doctor inserting two or more fingers in the vagina of the rape survivor to test for the presence of hymen and the laxity of the vagina. For long, the...
  • Virat Kohli knows how to play cricket in Australia, says Mark Taylor 1 week ago

    Adelaide: Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor has come out and praised Virat Kohli for the way he marshalled the Indian team in the first Test, saying the young batsman knows how to play cricket Down Under. The match ended in the hosts' favour by 48 runs and gave them a...
  • India in Australia: Visitors to be greeted with a green top at the Gabba 1 week ago

    Brisbane: After a close encounter at the Adelaide Oval in which the Australian team managed a 48-run win over India, the visitors will now be greeted with a green top at the Gabba in the second Test starting on December 17. "It's a well grassed wicket," curator Kevin Mitchell was quoted...
  • Virat Kohli returns to top 20 in the ICC Test rankings 1 week ago

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings at 16th after his stupendous back-to-back hundreds in the opening cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli, whose twin hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, rose 11 rungs...
  • Murali Vijay's dismissal was turning point, says Virat Kohli December 13, 2014

    Adelaide: India captain Virat Kohli was graceful in defeat admitting that Murali Vijay's dismissal might have just been the turning point in their 48-run defeat against Australia in the first cricket Test on Saturday. Asked if Vijay's dismissal when he was batting 99 became the turning point, Kohli replied,"Could be. If...
  • Insipid batting lets Virat Kohli down as Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory over India December 13, 2014

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli was the star of the show for a majority of the final day but was ultimately upstaged by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who spun his team to an emotional 48-run victory in the first Test at Adelaide. Kohli, captaining the Indian Test team for the first...
  • Verbal spat, belligerent Warner and gyrate Lyon spice up Adelaide Test December 12, 2014

    The Indian batting led by Virat Kohli was good enough to save the follow-on but just when a lot of Indian fans were queuing up to watch a "Rohit Sharma Special", as most us would like from him, India succumbed to a total well short of Australia on Day 4...
  • 1st Test: David Warner ton puts Australia in control on Day 4 December 12, 2014

    David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith and Brad Haddin were batting on 52 and 14 respectively when stumps...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 4 December 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Round-up: Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his Test captaincy debut as the visitors responded brilliantly to Australia's mammoth first innings total of 517 for 7 by reaching 369 for 5 at...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 December 11, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: On a rain-curtailed day, Michael Clarke scored a fine 128 while Steven Smith finished with an unbeaten 162 to put Australia in command. The hosts ended Day 2 of the first Test at 517/7. Indian bowlers were out...
  • Michael Clarke has shown unbelievable courage: Steve Smith December 10, 2014

    Adelaide: Australian batsman Steve Smith feels skipper Michael Clarke has shown "unbelievable" courage in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes and played "beautifully" on Wednesday battling severe back pain to score a century on day 2 of the first cricket Test against India. After retiring at the score...
  • 1st Test: Smith, Clarke put Team India on the ropes on rain-hit day December 10, 2014

    Skipper Michael Clarke played through pain and recorded his 28th Test century and Steven Smith smashed 21 boundaries for his unbeaten 162 to take Australia to a strong 517 for 7 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day against India at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. It was a frustrating day...
  • After Delhi rape, service providers stress on need for psychometric tests on drivers December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After protests over the horrific rape of a young woman by an Uber driver, cab providers are finally waking up to the need to ensure better safety for women. Traditional cab service providers are also planning to make regular calls to women passengers travelling alone at night to...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 December 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Round-up: India picked up three late wickets to pull things back on day one of the first Adelaide Test on Tuesday after a splendid batting display by Australian opener David Warner (145), skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired hurt)...
  • Warner pays tribute to 'friend' Hughes with a classy ton in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    David Warner paid tribute to his friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes, by scoring a scintillating century against India in the first Test in Adelaide. Warner blasted a quickfire century off 106 balls, firing up an emotional Adelaide Oval crowd after solemn tributes to Hughes. Warner, who was present when Hughes was...
  • Adelaide celebrates life of Phil Hughes, '13th man' of Australia squad December 9, 2014

    In the minds of the cricket lovers, Phillip Hughes will remain '63 Not Out Forever', but on Tuesday the departed cricketer was named his national team's "13th man" as the first cricket Test between India and Australia started here on an emotional note. As Australia named their playing XI for the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 1 in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia opted to bat against India India, after a calamitous week ahead of the Test match, would look to improve their overseas record with Virat Kohli at the helm of affairs. Australia, on the other hand, would look to give...
  • Kevin Pietersen hankers for Test return December 8, 2014

    Melbourne: Kevin Pietersen says he hopes his exile from the England Test side will soon end allowing him able to achieve his goals of reaching 10,000 Test runs and again beating Australia in an Ashes series. Pietersen was dropped from the England team after their disastrous and acrimonious series in Australia...
  • No budging on DRS for stand-in India captain Virat Kohli December 8, 2014

    Stand-in India captain Virat Kohli has stuck to the party line on cricket's decision review system (DRS), saying his team would only endorse its use if it were 100 percent accurate. India's four-Test series against Australia will go ahead without the use of the sometimes controversial DRS, with the tourists rejecting...
  • Test cricket back on after Phillip Hughes' death December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: The emotional road back to competition begins Tuesday for Australia's Test cricketers following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes. The Adelaide Oval match against India will serve as yet another tribute to the fallen Australian player. Cricket Australia said Sunday that spectators will be asked to stand for 63 seconds of...
  • Injured Dhoni ruled out of 1st Test, Kohli to lead India in Adelaide December 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide, after regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out with a thumb injury. Dhoni was initially slated to sit out the opening Test of the series to rest an injured thumb but after the rescheduling in the wake...
  • Clarke to play 1st Test against India, Hughes named 13th man December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke will play in what is expected to be an emotion-charged first Test against India after overcoming a hamstring injury to take his place in the Adelaide Oval match. Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says Clarke is "100 percent fit" and will lead a team Tuesday that includes...
  • Team India aim to grab top 3 spot in ICC Test rankings December 7, 2014

    Dubai: India would look to grab the number three position in the ICC Test Team Rankings as they take on Australia in a four-Test series which gets underway with the opening match in Adelaide on December 9. Currently placed sixth in the ranking, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men will have a chance...
  • Shikhar Dhawan hints Dhoni might play Adelaide Test December 6, 2014

    Adelaide: In what would come as a change of plan for the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni might captain the side in the opening Test against Australia as he has joined the squad well in time for the four-match series, which had to be rescheduled following Phillip Hughes' death. Dhoni,...