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Tag: Test Match

India - Sri Lanka 1st Test
1st Test: India Extends Stronghold As Sri Lanka Finish Day Two At 108/4

India extended their stronghold on day two of the first Test at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium as Sri Lanka ended the day at 108/4 in 43 overs. After declaring at 574/8 in 129.2 overs, India picked four Sri Lankan wickets in the final session to put the visitors on the backfoot while enjoying a lead of 466 runs.

Jadeja Smashes 175 Not Out As India Declare At 574 For 8
Jadeja Smashes 175 Not Out As India Declare At 574 For 8

India slowly but surely have batted Sri Lanka out of the game. The seventh wicket partnership of 130 runs between Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin (61 off 82 balls), has in all likelihood, put the final nail in their coffin unless there is an out of the world batting effort from Sri Lanka.

1st Test: Pant's Rollicking 96 Powers India To 357/6 Against Sri Lanka
1st Test: Pant's Rollicking 96 Powers India To 357/6 Against Sri Lanka

Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin slammed five fours to maintain India's comfortable hold on day one. At stumps, Jadeja was batting on 45 and Ashwin on 10.

Rahane & Pujara To Get Longer Ropes, Vihari & Iyer Might Have To Wait For Regular Chances
Rahane & Pujara To Get Longer Ropes, Vihari & Iyer Might Have To Wait For Regular Chances

Dravid was lavish in his praise for Vihari for his gritty show in the second Test against South Africa. He also hailed Iyer as another strong middle order contender. However, The Wall made it pretty clear that both the players will not be preferred over and above a Rahane or a Pujara in the set-up with Kohli set to comeback in the next game.

Indian Middle-Order Finally Shines As South Africa Chase 240
Indian Middle-Order Finally Shines As South Africa Chase 240

It was Vihari and Shardul, who were involved in a 41-run stand for the seventh wicket and then had two little but enormously important stands of 17 and 21 respectively with tail-enders Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj to set up a good chase for the Proteas.

SA v IND 1st Test: Rahul's Sublime Ton Helps India Rule Day One
SA v IND 1st Test: Rahul's Sublime Ton Helps India Rule Day One

Rahul brought up his seventh Test century by steering Maharaj through backward point despite a desperate dive by Keegan Petersen. He also became the second Indian opener to score a Test century in South Africa after Wasim Jaffer's 116 at Cape Town in 2007.

Joe Root
Root Needs 22 Runs To Surpass Tendulkar's Tally For Most Test Runs In A Calendar Year

He is also now three runs away from overtaking former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's 2005 haul of 1544 runs.

IND V NZ, 2nd Test: Kiwis 140/5 At Stumps, India Five Wickets Away From Win
IND V NZ, 2nd Test: Kiwis 140/5 At Stumps, India Five Wickets Away From Win

New Zealand's hopes now rest with Nicholls (36 not out) and Rachin Ravindra (2 not out) as they survived the few overs remaining for the day. Ravindra, who had denied India victory in the first Test at Kanpur holding the fort with last man Ajaz Patel, would be hoping to do the same but this time India has too much time left in their hands and New Zealand too few wickets.

IND V NZ, First Test: India Set 284-Run Target For NZ After Declaring At 234/7
IND V NZ, First Test: India Set 284-Run Target For NZ After Declaring At 234/7

Iyer, who had kept a cautious eye while defending and rotating the strike, stepped out to smash Ajaz Patel for a six down the ground. He then reached his half-century in 109 balls, becoming the first Indian batter to get a century in the first innings and then follow it up with a half-century in second innings on debut.

IND vs NZ, First Test: KS Bharat Takes Keeping Duties In Saha's Absence

Earlier on Friday, Shreyas Iyer had struck a century on debut in India making 345. But a five-wicket haul by Tim Southee followed by half-centuries by openers Will Young and Tom Latham helped New Zealand sit on top at the end of day two.

Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha attempts to run out New Zealands Will Young during second day of the fi
Shreyas Iyer Becomes 16th Indian To Slam Hundred On Test Debut

Iyer scored 105 off 171 balls, striking 13 fours and a couple of sixes during his brilliant effort.

Fans Play Drums Outside Old Trafford Cricket Stadium
India Vs England Manchester Test Called Off, Confirms ECB

It is also learnt that more than one India player had expressed concerns about taking the field in talks between the BCCI and the team management over the last two days.

IND v ENG: India Move Into Lead Despite Losing Rahul, Rohit Scores 15th Test Fifty
IND v ENG: India Move Into Lead Despite Losing Rahul, Rohit Scores 15th Test Fifty

In the 27th over, Rohit Sharma was given another breather by Rory Burns who dropped a tough chance at the second slip off Ollie Robinson for the second time. The catch dropped by Burns was the 16th time England dropped a catch in the ongoing series.

IND v ENG: India 34 For 1 After England Take Huge First-Innings Lead
IND v ENG: India 34 For 1 After England Take Huge First-Innings Lead

Earlier, England were bowled out for 432 in 132.2 overs. The hosts could add only nine runs to their overnight score of 423. Craig Overton cracked successive boundaries through square of the wicket on both sides. But he was dismissed LBW by Mohammed Shami. Overton (32) went for review, but in vain. Jasprit Bumrah finished off the England innings by hitting the off-stump of Ollie Robinson (0).

India Takes Lead But England Gets Three Wickets
2nd Test: India Takes Lead But England Gets Three Wickets

England dominated the session and picked three big wickets of Rahul, Sharma, and Kohli while conceding 56 runs in 25 overs.

Jasprit Bumrah Released From Indian Test Squad On His Request: BCCI

Ahmedabad: Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Indian team on his request, the Indian cricket board announced on Saturday. “Bumrah made a request to BCCI [Board of Control for Cricket in India] to be released from India’s squad ahead of the fourth Test owing to personal reasons. Accordingly, the fast bowler has […]

'Summer Of 36': India Record Lowest Score, Australia Win By Eight Wickets To Take 1-0 Lead

Adelaide: Australia scored a sensational eight-wicket victory against India on the third day of the first Test on Saturday, to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series at the Adelaide Oval. After their pace bowlers Pat Cummins (4/21) and Josh Hazlewood (5/8) caused a carnage to skittle out India for 36, their lowest Test […]

Eng Vs Pak 1st Test, Day 3: Pak Lead By 244, Eng Bowlers Lead Fightback

Manchester: Pakistan hold a lead of 244 with one wicket in hand at the end of what was a breathless day of Test cricket at Old Trafford on Friday. England’s bowlers managed to bring the hosts back into the game towards the end of the final session of Day 4 after their own batsmen were […]

Eng v WI 1st Test: Windies Beat England By 4 Wickets

An all-round performance helped the West Indies team to pull out a surprise 4 wicket win against the hosts England at Southampton in the first-ever cricket test match after the coronavirus pandemic-enforced hiatus. Jermaine Blackwood struck a resilient half-century to keep West Indies on course for victory as they were 143/4 at Tea, needing 57 […]

Odisha Nose Ahead Against J&K As Bowlers Shine

Cuttack: Odisha enjoyed a slight advantage in their Ranji Trophy Group C match against Jammu and Kashmir by taking an overall lead of 173 runs on the second day here on Monday. Fourteen wickets fell on the second day after the bowlers had shone by picking up 13 scalps on day one. The home side, […]

Indore Test: Pacers Lead Show As India Thrash Bangladesh By An Innings & 130 Runs

Indore: The writing was on the wall on the third morning itself and it was all about delaying the inevitable for Bangladesh as the Indian pace bowlers ran through their batting line-up once again as Virat Kohli and boys register an innings and 130-run win over the visitors in the first Test of the two-match […]

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Smashes Career-Best 243, Crushes Hopes Of Bangladesh Comeback

Indore: Opener Mayank Agarwal grinded a below-par Bangladesh bowling unit with a career-best second double hundred as India buried the visitors under a deluge of runs on the second day of the opening Test here on Friday. Agarwal’s third Test hundred, 243 off 330 balls, formed the cornerstone of India’s 493 for 6, which gave […]

Birthday of Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 1st To Score Twin Tons On Opening Debut In Tests

Visakhapatnam: Rohit Sharma on Saturday created history by becoming the first batsman to score hundred in both innings in his debut match as an opener in Test cricket. Rohit, who scored 176 in the first innings of the ongoing Test against South Africa, followed it up with a brilliant century in the second innings as […]

India VS Australia
India Looking For Record 11th Straight Home Test Series Win

New Delhi: India take on South Africa in their first Test series at home since they hosted the West Indies in October 2018. The series starts on October 2, with the first Test to be played in Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli’s side are the top ranked team in the Test rankings and started their campaign in […]

Bumrah Has Skill-Set To Succeed In India In Tests: Agarkar

New Delhi: Ever since making his Test debut in Cape Town in January 2018, Jasprit Bumrah has improved by leaps and bounds and has become an integral part of the Indian team across all formats, especially Test cricket. Bumrah has featured in 12 Test matches so far, in which he has scalped 62 wickets at […]

Kohli & Co Pose With New Test Jerseys. See Pics

Indian cricketers posed with their new Test jerseys, the pictures of which were posted by Team India’s official social media account through an Instagram story. The photo shoot was done just before the World Test Championship campaign that begins with the two-Test series against the West Indies, beginning on Thursday in Antigua. Captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Ajinkya […]

Gayle Not Picked For West Indies Squad In Test Series Vs India

St. John’s (Antigua): Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle was not picked for West Indies’ squad to face India in a two-match Test series despite his desire to play, while offspinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall was drafted in. Gayle, 39, had said he would retire from international cricket after the home Test series against India, which is starting […]

India declare 1st innings for 622/7 vs Australia on Day 2

 Sydney: India declared their first innings for 622/7 just before stumps on the second day of the fourth Test against Australia here on Friday. Pujara scored 193 while Pant (159) slammed his maiden ton. Pant played 189 balls and remained unbeaten. Ravindra Jadeja (81), Hanuma Vihari (42) and Mayank Agarwal (77) also contributed handsomely. For […]

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It was pleasing to see our bowlers bowl: Kohli

Perth: Despite being on the receiving end in the second Test against Australia, India skipper Virat Kohli has praised the effort of his bowlers and hopes they carry the momentum to the next games as well. Chasing a challeging 287-run target, the Indian batsmen failed to put up a fight and the entire side was […]

2nd Test: India 15/2 at tea, need 272 runs more to win vs Australia

Perth: India were 15/2 at tea on the fourth day, needing 272 runs to win the second Test against Australia here on Monday. Chasing 287, India lost two quick wickets in the form of Lokesh Rahul (0) and Cheteshwar Pujara (6). Skipper Virat Kohli and Murli Vijay were batting when tea was taken. Earlier, Australia […]

2nd Test: Australia 132/4 at stumps, lead by 175 runs vs India

Perth: Australia were 132/4 at stumps on the third day of the second cricket Test against India here on Sunday. Usman Khawaja and skipper Tim Paine were batting on 41 and eight runs respectively when the umpires decided to call it a day. The hosts now have a 175-run lead against India. Earlier in the […]

India beats Australia
India beat Australia by 31 runs in Adelaide Test

Adelaide: India on Monday earned a hard-fought 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series after beating Australia by 31 runs in the opening cricket Test at the Adelaide Oval here. This is the sixth Test win for India on Australian soil. Chasing a massive 323, Australia’s lower middle order gave a tough fight in their […]

India VS Australia
Head half-century helps Australia post 191/7 vs India as wickets tumble

Adelaide: Travis Head’s fighting 61 off 149 balls helped Australia reach 191/7 at stumps on Friday, the second day of the first test against India, after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three top-order wickets and helped the visitors dominate the day’s play. India were all out for 250 runs in the first innings when Mohammad Shami […]

1st Test: Poor batting leaves India struggling on opening day

Adelaide: Cheteshwar Pujara fought his way to a gritty century even as familiar batting woes on foreign soil left India struggling at 250/9 on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Australia here on Thursday. Pujara posted a wonderfully patient and composed 123 off 246 deliveries before being run out off the last […]

India one wicket away from winning Nottingham Test

Nottingham: India are one wicket away from a comprehensive victory as England were 311/9 at stumps on the fourth day while chasing a mammoth 521 in the third Test match here on Tuesday. Adil Rashid (30) and James Anderson (8) were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day. India Jasprit Bumrah […]

3rd Test: India set daunting 521-run target for England

Nottingham: India declared their second innings at 352/7, setting a target of 521 runs for England to win the third Test with two days remaining at Trent Bridge here on Monday. Skipper Virat Kohli struck his 23rd Test ton, his fourth slowest century coming off 197 balls, to guide India to the massive score. Kohli […]

3rd Test: India take 292 runs lead at stumps on day 2 vs England

Nottingham: A disciplined batting helped India score 124/2 in their second innings, taking 292 runs lead Aat stumps on the second day of the third Test match against England here on Sunday. Cheteshwar Pujara (33) and Skipper Virat Kohli (8) were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day. For England, Adil […]

England outplay India by innings & 159 runs at Lord's

London: England bowled out India for 130 runs in the second innings to win the second Test by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the play here on Sunday. With the win, England took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Having conceded the first-innings lead by 289 runs, India’s batting […]

England v India
England beat India in first Test to lead series

Birmingham: India were bowled out for 162 in their second innings, losing the first Test to England by 31 runs before lunch on the fourth day here on Saturday. Chasing 194, India resumed the day at 110/5 but kept losing wickets, including the one of captain Virat Kohli (51), to fall short by 31 runs. […]

Kohli stands firm as India need 84 runs to win first Test vs England

Birmingham: Skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 43-run knock helped India score 110/5 at stumps on the third day of the first Test against England here on Friday. India need another 84 runs to win. After bowling out the hosts for 180 in their second innings at tea, Indian batters once again failed in the second innings […]