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Spinners and Dhoni shine as India win first test against Australia by 8 wickets

Harbhajan Singh of India  congratulates Ravindra Jadeja of India on the wicket of Nathan Lyon of Australia during day 5 of the 1st Airtel Test match between India and Australia at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on the 26th February 2013

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India won the first test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in Chennai by 9 wickets. The spinners claimed all the 10 wickets in the second innings of Australia, after India had set up a huge first innings lead, all this giving India a target of 50 runs to score, which the hosts won after [...]

Henriques resistance prevents India’s Innings-win, Australia 9-down, lead by 40 runs

India Spinners Jadeja

India rips through the Australian batting line-up in the 2nd innings after setting up a big lead of 192 runs in the first innings, all credits to MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli for that. R Ashwin continued with the great bowling, after getting seven wickets in the first innings, he got a 5-for in the [...]

India takes 100+ lead as Dhoni’s double century, Kohli’s ton takes India to 515/8 on Day 3

MS Dhoni Virat Kohli

A very dominating day for India as first Virat Kohli got his century, but then it was a total MS Dhoni show with a double century, getting a great support from Bhuvaneshwar Kumar for the 9th wicket, which is a record partnership for India against Australia. India started off well with Sachin and Kohli facing [...]

Wade and Lyon put Australia in control on second day of 3rd test vs West Indies

Matthew Wade century

A wonderful maiden test century from Matthew Wade and a poor batting display by the West Indies left Australia in total charge at the end of the second day of the third and final Test here on Tuesday. Australia lead by 163 runs, after being dismissed for 328 and having reduced the West Indies to [...]

Nathan Lyon’s 5-wicket haul puts West Indies under pressure, WI 252/9 on Day 2

Australian teammates celebrate

A spell of five for sixteen by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon put Australia in charge at Queen’s Park Oval at the end of the third day of the second Test in the West Indies on Tuesday. It was the first time that Lyon had taken five wickets in an innings since his debut Test in [...]

Australia going to use two spinners for 2nd test vs West Indies

Nathan Lyon Mickey Arthur

Australia coach Mickey Arthur said his team may employ two specialist spinners for the second Test against the West Indies, which starts on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Oval. Nathan Lyon, who played in the first Test victory in Barbados, could be partnered by left-arm spinner Michael Beer as the Australians look to wrap up [...]

West Indies all-out for 148 in 2nd innings, Australia need 192 runs from 62 overs on final day

Ryan Harris Wicket

Australia were set a difficult target of 192 to win the first Test after their pace attack worked its way through the West Indies tail to dismiss them for 148 here on the fifth and final day on Wednesday. West Indies coach Otis Gibson had said after stumps on the fourth day that a target [...]

West Indies 60 for 1 at lunch against Australia in first test, day one

Adrian Barath

West Indies were 60 for one at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against Australia after winning the toss at Kensington Oval on Saturday. The only breakthrough for Australia came in the 18th over with a change of tactics. For his second spell, Ryan Harris had replaced Nathan Lyon at the Malcolm [...]

Australia thrash India by 298 runs in the final Test at Adelaide to win the Border-Gavaskar Test series 4-0

Australian skipper Michael Clarke is adjudged the Man-of-the-Series for scoring mammoth 626 runs and leading the side from the front

Australia finished the last rites on the day fifth of the fourth Test at Adelaide Oval to win the Test match by a massive margin of 298 runs. With the fourth successive victory, Australia pummelled India 4-0 in the Border-Gavaskar series, their first whitewash against India since 1999-2000. Resuming innings from 166-6, only miracle could [...]

Video: Highlights of the fourth day of the first Test at MCG

Australia has thumped India by 122 runs to take a lead of 1-0 in the four-Test series. James Pattinson and Peter Siddle were the heroes on the fourth day. Pattinson cracked unbeaten 37 runs and his last-wicket partnership with Ben Hilfenhaus was instrumental in extending Australia’s lead to 291 runs. Pattinson then bowled with unwavering [...]

Tendulkar and Dravid put India in the driver’s seat – India 214/3 – Stumps, Day 2

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid compiled their 20th century partnership in Test cricket.

India has strengthened their position at the end of the second day of the first Test at MCG by posting an impressive total of 214-3 in response to Australia’s 333 in the first innings. Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar conjured up a splendid partnership of 117 runs, their 20th hundredth partnership in Test cricket, a [...]