Tag: Test Series

India elect to bat against Sri Lanka in opening Test

Galle: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match Test series here on Wednesday. Playing the first game under new coach Ravi Shastri, India decided to go with five bowlers. All-rounder Hardik Pandya is making his Test debut. Sri Lanka, meanwhile is led […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Formidable India fancy chances against Sri Lanka in first Test

Galle: After a dominating end to the home Test season that included series wins against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia, India are all set to start afresh under new coach Ravi Shastri, when they take on Sri Lanka in the three-Test series here. Going into the first Test of the series on Wednesday, the Virat […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Cricket Australia applauds its team efforts in Test series

Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday congratulated its Test team for the quality performance during the recently concluded four-match Test series against India. Australia thrashed the hosts in the first Test match at Pune by 333 runs and then lost the second match in Bengaluru by 75 runs. The third match, which was played in […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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India off to steady start after Jadeja show

Ranchi: India lost the wicket of opener Lokesh Rahul to finish the second day’s play at 120/1 in their response to Australia’s first innings total of 451 in the third cricket Test here on Friday. Playing his 50th Test, opener Murali Vijay looked rock solid to remain unbeaten on 42 at the close of the day’s […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Australia's Starc ruled out of India tour with fractured foot

New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial third Test against India in Ranchi, Australia suffered a major blow after pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was ruled out of the remainder of the cricket Test rubber with a fractured foot, Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Friday. “Mitchell experienced some pain in his right foot during the second Test […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
First Test: Australia lead by 201 runs at tea on Day 2

Pune: Australia scored 46/2 in the second innings, taking their lead to 201 runs at tea on the second day of the first cricket Test against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. Skipper Steven Smith (27) and Jose Handscomb (8) were at the crease when umpires called for the break. After […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
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This is my biggest achievement: Virat Kohli

Sydney: India captain Virat Kohli termed his team’s historic 2-1 series win on Australia soil as his “biggest achievement” which will give the current team a “different identity”. Eight summers back at the Wankhede, Kohli was the youngest member of a star-studded team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni which lifted the World Cup but this […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Pant comes to party with ton, India deflate Australia at SCG

Sydney: India buried a dispirited Australia under a mountain of runs with Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja adding a dash of strokeful aggression to the sedate proceedings in the fourth and final Test here Friday. India put together their second highest team total on Australian soil, piling up 622/7 declared on the second day of […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Fourth Test: Injured Ashwin, Ishant to miss out as India look to create history

Sydney: India’s unwavering pursuit of history hit a minor glitch in 11th hour injury concerns but Virat Kohli’s men will still walk in as overwhelming favourites against a faltering Australia in the fourth and final Test starting Thursday. Leading 2-1 in the four-match series, India remain firm favourites to make it 3-1 at the Sydney […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
India close in on win as Australia reach 258/8 at stumps

Melbourne: India came within sniffing distance of a defining victory before a stoic resistance by Australia’s tail delayed the inevitable in the third Test here Saturday. Pat Cummins scored a heroic half-century as Australia finished at 258 for eight at stumps on day four after being reduced to 176 for seven after tea. At end of […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Agarwal shines on debut, India grab advantage in Boxing Day Test

Melbourne: Debutant Mayank Agarwal provided the base with a confident half-century before Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Puyara steered India to a solid 215 for two on day one of the third Test against Australia, here Wednesday. Agarwal, thrusted into the squad following failure of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay, responded with a 76-run knock off […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Our pacers have skills to trouble Kohli: Paine

Sydney: Australia have enough firepower in their pace attack to “trouble” India’s talismanic captain Virat Kohli, believes skipper Tim Paine, who urged his seamers to not get too “emotional” during the four-Test series starting at Adelaide on December 6. “I think our fast bowling attack if they play purely on skill, they’re going to trouble […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Brilliant India pull back with 203-run win in 3rd Test

Nottingham: India’s cornered cricketers produced a fantastic collective performance to outclass England by 203 runs in the third Test to keep the five-match series alive, here today. Needing only a wicket on the final morning, India completed the formalities in only 2.5 overs as England were all out for 317, well short of the mammoth […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Kohli, Rahane tons take India to 336/3 at tea

Melbourne: Defiant centuries from Virat Kohli, his third ton in this series, and Ajinkya Rahane helped India fight back to reach 336 for three at tea against Australia on Day 3 of the third cricket Test at the MCG, here today. Resuming the day on 108 for one in response to Australia’s first innings score […]

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Akhtar wants 'match-winner' Rohit in the XI against WI

New Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has backed India’s limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma to be a part of the playing XI for the opening Test against West Indies and feels that not picking the batsman will be ‘wrong. Speaking on his official Youtube channel, Akhtar said that since Rohit was a part of the […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021