India won’t be butterfingers at Bengaluru, says Vijay

India opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday promised better catching from his side in the second test against Australia after the hosts spilled several in their sobering defeat in the series opener in Pune. Visiting captain Steve Smith hit the only century of the match in Pune after being spilled four times by the butter-finger hosts […]

Batsmen lacked application, says India captain Kohli

India’s abject first-innings batting against Australia cost them the opening test in the four-match series, home captain Virat Kohli said after his side’s 333-run defeat on Saturday. “I think the way we batted in the first innings, I think we put ourselves under a lot of pressure to be honest,” Kohli told reporters. World number […]

Ashwin ‘Bradman of bowling’, says Steve Waugh

Former skipper Steve Waugh has warned that Australia’s only hope of beating India in their upcoming series is by taming Ravichandran Ashwin, branding the record-breaking spinner “the Bradman of bowling”. After the off spinner became the fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets last weekend, Waugh paid Ashwin the ultimate Australian compliment by comparing him […]

India unchanged for first two Australia tests

India have kept faith with the 16-man squad that cruised to victory in the one-off test against Bangladesh for the first two matches of the home series against Australia starting next week. The world’s top-ranked test side are unbeaten in their last 19 contests and completed a comprehensive 208-run win against their South Asian neighbours […]

Ashwin and Jadeja spin India to win over Bangladesh

Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up four wickets apiece to lead India to a comprehensive 208-run win over Bangladesh on the fifth day of their one-off test at Hyderabad on Monday (13). Bangladesh, chasing an improbable victory target of 459 in their second innings, were dismissed for 250 late in an extended second […]

India need seven wickets for victory on final day

India’s spinners sent back the top three Bangladesh batsmen in the second innings of the one-off test at Hyderabad on Sunday (12) to keep the hosts on course for victory. Chasing an improbable target of 459 in four sessions for a win, Bangladesh reached 103-3 at stumps on the fourth day of their maiden test […]

Kohli double ton leads India’s Hyderabad run feast

Virat Kohli smashed his fourth double century, and Wriddhiman Saha struck his second test ton to help India tighten their grip on the game in a one-off test against Bangladesh on Friday (10). Bangladesh finished day two on 41 for one in reply to India’s huge first innings total of 687-6 declared, which it racked […]

Kohli and Vijay tons put India in charge against Bangladesh

An insatiable Virat Kohli smashed his 16th test century and Murali Vijay registered his ninth to steer India to a commanding 356 for three against Bangladesh on the opening day of a one-off test in Hyderabad on Thursday (9). India lost opener Lokesh Rahul in the first over of the match but were in a […]

Kumble: India to carry forward momentum from England series

India will look to build on a highly successful home season when it clashes with Bangladesh, says head coach Anil Kumble even as he emphasised on his side’s ability to take 20 wickets. “We would like to look at it as continuation from where we left against England. It’s been a good home season so […]

ICC begins ‘Big Three’ rollback despite India objection

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has agreed “in principle” to reverse the 2014 decision which effectively put India, England and Australia in control of the game’s finances and administration. Unsurprisingly, the influential the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) voted against the new proposal after failing to defer the vote in a three-day […]

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