Third Test

  • No sentiment in team selection for third Test, says Alastair Cook December 12, 2013

    Perth: There will be no room for sentiment when it comes to selecting the team for this week's potentially decisive third Ashes Test against Australia, England captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday. England, who arrived in Australia chasing a fourth successive Ashes triumph, have their backs well and truly against the...
  • Injuries force Australia to delay naming 11 for third Ashes Test December 12, 2013

    Perth: Michael Clarke has delayed naming his starting XI for the third Ashes Test to give paceman Ryan Harris time to prove his fitness while James Faulkner has been ruled out after scans on his right hand revealed a thumb fracture. Australia can regain the Ashes with a win in the...
  • Let's take on Australia: Prior urges England December 11, 2013

    Perth: Matt Prior is urging his England team-mates to dispense with the survival instinct and take the fight up to Mitchell Johnson, or forget about retaining the Ashes. Johnson has taken 17 wickets already in Australia's first two victories, peppering the English batsmen with short-pitch bowling at express pace. Making matters...
  • The Ashes, 3rd Test, day 4: As it happened August 4, 2013

    For Live updates from day four of the third Test, CLICK HERE. End of over 36, Australia 172/7: Bad light stopped play as Australia managed to extend their lead past 300. England continued to be on the prowl and kept picking wickets in regular intervals. At Tea, Australia: 137/5: England picked up...
  • The Ashes, 3rd Test, Day 3: As it happened August 3, 2013

    For all the latest from day three of the third Ashes Test, CLICK HERE. End of over 120: England finish day three at 294 for 7, still trailing Australia by 233 runs. Matt Prior was unbeaten on 6 off 40, while Stuart Broad was batting on 9 off 31. Mitchell Starc...
  • Australia hope Warne can help spinners turn corner July 31, 2013

    Manchester: Australia are to call on Shane Warne to advise their spinners ahead of the make-or-break third Ashes Test at Old Trafford - where the leg-spin legend delivered the 'ball of the century' 20 years ago. Warne, in England as a television commentator, has been asked to have a word with...
  • I will push for a spot as a batsman: Wade July 26, 2013

    London: Matthew Wade has no problems about giving up his wicketkeeping role if he can earn a place in Australia's Ashes side as a specialist batsman. The 25-year-old is on tour as the reserve glovesman behind vice-captain and first-choice wicketkeeper Brad Haddin but such have been Australia's run-scoring problems in...
  • One good spell will bring England back in Auckland Test: Finn March 22, 2013

    Auckland: England are just one "crazy spell" away from getting right back in the series-deciding third Test against New Zealand on an otherwise placid Eden Park pitch, fast bowler Steven Finn said on Friday. New Zealand's batsmen, led by a maiden century from Peter Fulton, finished the first day of...
  • 3rd Test: Smith the key as India look to bowl out Australia on day three March 16, 2013

    Mohali: India will come out searching for ways to dislodge Steven Smith on the third morning at the PCA Stadium, following the batsman's resolute innings of 58 on Friday that helped Australia add 122 runs from the time Phillip Hughes was dismissed. India need three wickets to bowl Australia...
  • Australia aim to bid Hussey farewell in style January 2, 2013

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke vowed to strive for a 3-0 clean sweep against Sri Lanka in the final Test starting Thursday to give retiring batsman Michael Hussey a fitting send-off. Clarke has opted for a four-man pace attack after Australia's crushing innings victory against the tourists in last week's...
  • Srinivasan's criticism doesn't bother Mukherjee December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: Under-fire curator of the Eden Gardens, Prabir Mukherjee, on Saturday said he is not bothered about BCCI President N Srinivasan's reported unhappiness with the stadium's pitch for the ongoing third Test in which England are in command against India. There's speculation that Mukherjee's days as Eden's curator would be over...
  • 3rd Test: Aus 33/2 after bowling out SA for 225 November 30, 2012

    Perth: Faf du Plessis defied Australia's attack for the second time this week before running out of batting partners when South Africa was dismissed for 225 late on the first day of the third Test. Du Plessis finished unbeaten on 78 and guided crucial partnerships of 57 with Robin Peterson...
  • India unchanged for third Test against England November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Despite the criticism leveled against the Indian cricket team for its embarrassing ten-wicket defeat inside four days in Mumbai on Monday, the BCCI’s selection committee has named an unchanged 15-man squad for the third Test against England in Kolkata. The fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who was on Monday ruled...
  • Ponting to captain PM's XI against West Indies November 27, 2012

    Adelaide: Under-pressure Ricky Ponting was Tuesday appointed captain of the Prime Minister's XI to face the West Indies in January, suggesting his international career still has legs. The former Australia skipper, who turns 38 next month, has failed in three innings against South Africa during draws in Brisbane and Adelaide and...
  • 3rd Test: Bairstow maiden fifty props up Eng August 17, 2012

    Jonny Bairstow hit a maiden Test fifty while Ian Bell too added yet another half-century as England recovered from 54 for 4 to end the second day's play of the third and final Test against South Africa at 208 for 5 at Lord's on Friday. Bairstow scored an unbeaten 72, while...
  • Eng-SA, 3rd Test, Day 1: As it happened August 16, 2012

    London: South Africa made a recovery after a disastrous beginning to their first innings of the third and final Test at Lord's on Thursday. JP Duminy made an 61, while Jacques Rudolph too contributed with 42 as the visitors reached 262 for 7 before bad light stopped play, with 2.2...
  • Battle to decide Test No. 1 begins August 16, 2012

    After winning the third Test against India on August 13, 2011, England put themselves on top of the Test rankings ladder. They went on to steam-roll India in the fourth Test, completing a historic 4-0 whitewash. But just a shade over an year after dismantling their colonial cousins, England now...
  • Graeme Smith to overtake Border's record August 14, 2012

    Lord's – the spiritual home of cricket – has seen many, many landmarks, and plenty of these have been etched onto the honor's board at the hallowed venue. On Thursday, when the toss between the captains of the English and South African teams gets underway, Lord's will bare witness to...
  • SL-Pak third Test poised for exciting finish July 11, 2012

    Pallekele: Pakistan's Azhar Ali smashed a second century in successive matches Wednesday to leave the final Test against Sri Lanka poised for an intriguing finish. Azhar made 136 as Pakistan wriggled out of a corner to post 299 for 8 in their second innings by stumps on the fourth day...
  • 3rd Test: Perera gives Sri Lanka edge vs Pak July 10, 2012

    Pallekelle: Thisara Perera's brisk half-century for Sri Lanka left Pakistan struggling to catch the home side after three days of the third and final Test on Tuesday. Opening batsman Tharanga Paranavitana (75) and Thilan Samaraweera (73) powered Sri Lanka to match Pakistan's first-innings score, then Perera's late whacks lifted their total...
  • Johnson, McClean hurt India A on Day 3 June 19, 2012

    Gros Islet, St. Lucia: India A look like losing the third and final unofficial Test and with it the series to West Indies A after pacers Delorn Johnson and Kevin McClean devastated them on the third day of the match. Trailing by 106 runs in the first innings, India were...
  • Powell's ton dampens India A hopes June 18, 2012

    Gros Islet, St. Lucia: India A will be hard put to save the third Test and the series after opener Kieran Powell's gritty century gave West Indies A a crucial 90-run lead with two wickets still intact at the close of play on the second day here Sunday. With two more...
  • England-West Indies 3rd Test ends in a draw June 11, 2012

    Birmingham: Rain had the final say as the third and final Test between England and West Indies ended in a draw at Edgbaston here on Monday. In a match where three days out of a possible five were washed out, it was no surprise neither side had got in a position...
  • 3rd Test: WI 280-8 at stumps on Day 3 June 10, 2012

    Birmingham: England were left to rue a poor display in the field as West Indies reached 280 for 8 at stumps on day three Saturday of the third Test at Edgbaston. The hosts dropped three simple catches and were also punished for misfields and defensive field placings which saw a...
  • Barath calls for West Indies turnaround June 6, 2012

    Birmingham: West Indies opener Adrian Barath has urged the team to finish their Test campaign against England with a flourish, despite already being 2-0 down in the three-match series. The tourists head into the finale, which starts at Edgbaston on Thursday, on the back of convincing five-wicket and nine-wicket defeats...
  • Barath backs Narine to hurt Eng in final Test June 6, 2012

    Birmingham: West Indies opening batsman Adrian Barath has tipped mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine to have a major impact in the final Test against England at Edgbaston starting Thursday. The West Indies are trying to avoid an embarrassing whitewash after losing the first two Test matches in the three-Test series. "Once he...
  • Chanderpaul an example for young Windies: Bravo April 27, 2012

    Roseau, Dominica: Shivnarine Chanderpaul followed Brian Lara in becoming the second West Indies batsman to pass 10,000 Test runs on Thursday and team-mate Darren Bravo said he is the example to follow for the new generation of cricketers in the Caribbean. Bravo, who shared in a 110-run partnership with the 37-year-old...
  • 3rd Test: Australia lead crosses 300 on Day 3 April 26, 2012

    Roseau, Dominica: Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting both hit half-centuries on Wednesday as Australia built a healthy lead of 310 on the third day of the third and final Test at Windsor Park. Ponting topscored with 57 while Cowan contributed 55 as Australia reached 200 for 6 in their second...