After winning the toss, Rahul said Kohli is out due to upper-back spasm and Hanuma Vihari comes into the playing eleven.
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The whole cricket fraternity heaped praise on Patel for his stupendous feat of taking all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test match. Most of them termed the feat as an ‘unreal’ and a ‘special effort’.
Resuming the day at 221 for four, India scored 64 runs in the morning session with the loss of two wickets.
After Wriddhiman Saha nicked behind to keeper Tom Blundell off Southee in the 93rd over, Ravichandran Ashwin took consecutive boundaries off him.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said he would have also elected to bat first if he had won the toss
Batsman KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the two-Test series against New Zealand.
Taylor, who has scored just 382 runs in 15 innings with an average of 25.46 in Tests in India, mentioned playing the hosts at home is the toughest challenge in Test cricket apart from facing Australia in their backyard.
Melbourne: Both India and Australia will aim to take a lead in the four-match Test series, currently leveled 1-1, when they square-off in the much awaited Boxing Day clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), starting here from Wednesday. While India on Tuesday dropped both its openers — Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay, Australia made […]
Sydney: A confident India face Australia in the fourth and final Test here on Thursday, aiming to create history by registering their maiden Test series win Down Under. India are leading the four match Test rubber 2-1. India had won the first test followed by a loss in the second. In the third game, the […]
Sydney: In a bid to return to the playing XI for the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, starting Thursday, India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday underwent a solo indoor bowling session while the rest of the Indian team preferred to take a day off. Ashwin, who suffered a side strain […]
Mumbai: The BCCI announced on Sunday that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has regained fitness and is now available for selection for the third Test against Australia which begins on December 26. “Jadeja’s left shoulder has continued to improve and he is now available for the 3rd Test match of the series in Melbourne,” the BCCI said […]
Perth: India dismissed Australia for 326 runs in the first innings of the second cricket Test here on Saturday. Resuming the overnight score of 277/6, Tim Paine and Pat Cummings held the Indian bowlers at bay for a while before both the players departed in consecutive overs. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma then had Mitchell Starc […]
Kolkata: Lauding India’s 31-run victory over Australia in the first Test in Adelaide, former captain Sourav Ganguly predicted the series will be a hard-fought one and all four rubbers will yield results. “It’s an excellent win. Really credible,” Ganguly told reporters at the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) premises. Chasing 323 for victory, Australia’s lower […]
Adelaide: Australia were precariously placed at 104/4 in their second innings as India took a decisive advantage at the end of the fourth day of the opening cricket Test here on Sunday. At stumps, Shaun Marsh was batting on 31 while Travis Head was on 11 at the other end. The Australians still need 219 […]