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  • Surprising to see Australians drop so many catches: Virat Kohli 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday said, it was unusual to see Australia drop so many catches. Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147), primary beneficiaries of Australia's generosity, scored fine centuries to help India launch an inspired reply to the home team's huge first innings score of 530, reaching...
  • Virat Kohli thanks Aussie verbal spat for career-high 169 6 hours 21 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India's Virat Kohli says Australia's on-field sledging and attempted intimidation sparked his career-high innings of 169 on the third day of the third Test Sunday. Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (148) put together a fluent 262-run partnership on a placid pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, helping India to 462 for...
  • 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane cast a spell over Aussies as match hangs in balance 7 hours 35 minutes ago

    Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test on Sunday in Melbourne. Kohli was out in the last over of the day when Brad...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Report: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 1 2 days ago

    (For Live Blog updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as another...
  • Indian team is whingeing among themselves: Steven Smith 3 days ago

    Melbourne: The speculation around the mood inside India's dressing room became a subject of ridicule for Australian skipper Steven Smith, who said the home team does not need to sledge the tourists as they are busy "whingeing among themselves". He was referring to the aftermath of the Brisbane Test which his...
  • Kohli used a knife and stabbed Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni 3 days ago

    Dismissing the reports of a dressing room clash between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni laughed off the media speculations and said these are tales more suited for a movie script. Dhawan was struck on his wrist during a practice session at the Gabba and didn't come...
  • India don't believe they can win away from home: Matthew Hayden 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Not too impressed with the Indian cricket team, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden feels the tourists do not seem to believe that they can win away from home and have gone "missing" during key moments of the ongoing Test series. India trail the four-match series 0-2, losing the second Test...
  • Team India's pride at stake against Australia in Boxing Day Test 4 days ago

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on the Australian soil this week. The defeat in the first two Tests in Australia...
  • Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter to head list 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli has overtaken Sachin Tendulkar as the most followed sportsperson on Twitter though the iconic cricketer still holds the number two spot a year after his retirement. Kohli (@imVkohli) heads the list with a total base of 4,870,190 fans, which is higher than Tendulkar's (@sachin_rt) 4,869,849...
  • Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan clash led to 'unrest' at Gabba: reports 5 days ago

    Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli has allegedly lashed out at opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan for his unwillingness to come out to bat on Day 4 of the Gabba Test. Dhawan, unbeaten overnight, expressed inability because of a knock he took on his right wrist while practicing on an uneven pitch. Kohli, who...
  • Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni 6 days ago

    Even as their dismal run away from home continues, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the Indian cricket team's approach to batting in overseas tours has "improved" in the last one year. A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second Test against Australia after an inept batting display by...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready 1 week 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...
  • India in Australia: Two Tests India should not have lost 1 week ago

    Another Test is behind India, leaving a lot of ifs and buts. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is right it doesn't matter how close you were to winning - what matters is the end result. India were beaten by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. Looking at the...
  • Did Dhoni and Kohli's 'lack of communication' cost India Gabba Test? December 20, 2014

    India succumbed to second consecutive Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts won by four wickets inside four days, but the manner in which India lost and skipper MS Dhoni's admission after that should discomfort a lot of fans. From 71 for 1 and just 26 behind Australia in...
  • India's Australia nightmare continues, another 4-0 looms December 20, 2014

    The moment Virat Kohli came out to resume India's second innings with Cheteshwar Pujara on the fourth morning, one could sense something was not right with the team. As it turned out, Shikhar Dhawan, who was supposed to come out with Pujara, was hit on the wrist during the net...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets December 20, 2014

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill from...
  • India blame Gabba practice pitches for Shikhar Dhawan injury December 20, 2014

    India on Saturday blamed the Australian pitches for the injuries sustained by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli just before play started on Day 4 of the second Test match at Gabba. India suffered a major jolt in the morning on Day 4 when Virat Kohli came to bat in place of...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 December 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede...
  • e Lounge: In conversation with Anushka Sharma December 19, 2014

    Actress Anushka Sharma speaks to CNN-IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand on her upcoming release 'PK' and why she wants to keep her personal relationship away from the media glare. ...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (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...
  • Watch: Anushka Sharma on her relationship status with cricketer Virat Kohli December 18, 2014

    Actress Anushka Sharma talks to CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand about her much-awaited film 'PK' and on her relationship status with cricketer Virat Kohli. ...
  • Watch: Anushka Sharma speaks about her upcoming release 'PK' December 18, 2014

    Actress Anushka Sharma speaks to CNN-IBN about upcoming release 'PK'. Watch her full interview on CNN-IBN at 10:30 pm, Wednesday. ...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: 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 by reaching 311 for 4...
  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats December 17, 2014

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton December 17, 2014

    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...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 December 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the Adelaide defeat after they lost the match in the final session on Day 5. Steven Smith will make his Test captaincy debut in place of ruled-out...