Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 4 | Siraj, Shardul keep India in hunt but Australia sets 328-run target for visitors

The target is a tricky one and the Indian batsmen would get a fair idea whether to go for it by lunch on the final day Indian pacers Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur produced another inspirational effort in adverse circumstances but India were set a challenging target of 328 by Australia as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy … Read more Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 4 | Siraj, Shardul keep India in hunt but Australia sets 328-run target for visitors

South Africa squad clears COVID tests upon arriving in Pakistan

The players and officials will undergo another round of COVID-19 tests in two days time. The entire South Africa cricket team has cleared the COVID-19 tests, allowing the tourists to take part in their first outdoor practice session in Karachi on Sunday. The South African squad, which includes 21 players, underwent their first COVID-19 tests … Read more South Africa squad clears COVID tests upon arriving in Pakistan

Sri Lanka strikes but England on top

Visitors need just 36 more runs with seven wickets in hand. Sri Lanka rattled England with three quick wickets late on the fourth day of the first Test in Galle on Sunday, but the visitors remained favourites to win the match with just 36 more runs needed and seven wickets in hand. England was expected … Read more Sri Lanka strikes but England on top

Australia vs India | Washington-Shardul partnership was outstanding: Ricky Ponting

Washington (62) and Shardul (67) led a splendid lower-order fightback after India were reduced to 186 for 6 in reply to Australia’s 369 Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has admired the discipline and application of Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur for their brilliant rear-guard batting effort, which kept India in contention in the series-deciding fourth … Read more Australia vs India | Washington-Shardul partnership was outstanding: Ricky Ponting

Winning over Aussie crowd was Shardul Thakur’s inspiration behind gritty knock

Thakur (67) joined hands with debutant Washington Sundar (62) for a combative 123-run seventh wicket stand. When Shardul Thakur stepped out to bat on Sunday, rescuing India from a precarious 186/6 was not the only target on his mind as he was also keen to impress the Australian crowd after being told how “rewarding” it … Read more Winning over Aussie crowd was Shardul Thakur’s inspiration behind gritty knock

Aus vs Ind | Indian fan complains of racism at SCG during third Test

Spectator complains of racial profiling and unjustified frisking by security officials. Sydney Cricket Ground officials have launched an investigation after an Indian supporter alleged that he was subjected to racial profiling and abuse by a security officer during the final day of the third Test against Australia. The incident took place after Indian fast bowler … Read more Aus vs Ind | Indian fan complains of racism at SCG during third Test

Aus vs Ind | Natarajan and Washington — destiny’s children

In the mix by happenstance, the two pulled their weight with tidy bowling. Fate and destiny alter scripts, open pathways. Ask T. Natarajan and Washington Sundar. Considered limited overs specialists, the two were catapulted to Test cricket by a series of injuries to frontline cricketers, the limitations in selection forced by a pandemic, and their … Read more Aus vs Ind | Natarajan and Washington — destiny’s children

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy | Kerala continues its giant-killing act

Defeats Delhi by chasing down a huge target, thanks to Uthappa and Vinod’s exploits. Kerala’s giant- killing act continued at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament in Mumbai. A day after stunning Mumbai, Sanju Samson’s men crushed a star-studded Delhi by six wickets on Friday to register its third straight win. Kerala moved to … Read more Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy | Kerala continues its giant-killing act

Natarajan becomes first Indian to make international debut in 3 formats on same tour

Pacer Thangarasu Natarajan, who came to Australia as a net bowler, on Friday became the first Indian cricketer to make his international debut across all three formats during the same tour. The 29-year-old Tamil Nadu player was one of the rookies named in the playing eleven of the injury-ravaged Indian team against Australia in the … Read more Natarajan becomes first Indian to make international debut in 3 formats on same tour

Aus vs Ind: Centurion Labuschagne disappointed at not getting “big score”

Labuschagne credited the Indian bowlers for being disciplined early on and hardly giving away any scoring opportunities. A fifth Test hundred in his kitty against a “very disciplined” bowling attack but Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne was still a disappointed man on the opening day of the fourth Test against India here as the knock was not … Read more Aus vs Ind: Centurion Labuschagne disappointed at not getting “big score”