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India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Short of ideas
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

After having Australia on the ropes, India’s pacers let the hosts escape by bowling bouncers injudiciously.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: At 147.4 kph, Umesh Yadav leaves Mitchell Johnson in his slipstream
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Umesh Yadav bowled the fast ball of the match. However, Varun Aaron wasn’t too far behind.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes presence felt
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Batsman Dhoni helps extend total past 400; Captain Dhoni marshals his attack to reduce Aus to 221/4.

India tour of Australia: In scorching Brisbane heat, an Australian meltdown
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The only time both batsmen and fielders were keen to run was when the drinks were brought out.

India tour of Australia 2014: Mercury rises, so does Murali Vijay
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Sweltering Brisbane, Aussie firepower fail to melt opener’s resolve; India take giant stride on Day One.

India tour of Australia: Virat Kohli is a more aggressive captain than me, says MS Dhoni
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Dhoni endorsed Kohli’s approach towards the target, insisting that it was the right one.

India tour of Australia: Double-edged blades
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Indian batsmen have struggled on grassy Gabba-like tracks, but bowlers have scripted memorable wins for them.

India tour of Australia: Captaincy, most colourful feather on Steve Smith’s newish baggy green yet
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Smith is someone who’s tasted success as a young captain, leading Sydney Sixers to the maiden Big Bash title.

India tour of Australia: Brisbane’s Gabba will welcome India with pace, bounce and menace
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

The venue itself is built like a Colosseum, and what adds to ominous setting are the distinctly coloured seats around it.

After Phil Hughes, Australia wakes up to another nightmare
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Indian team begins practice session at the Gabba in Brisbane under increased security cover.

India tour of Australia 2014: Knocked out but still standing, the story of Rick Darling
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Darling was roped into opening the batting for Australia in Test at a time the senior players were away playing Packer cricket.

India tour of Australia 2014: Trapped in Nathan Lyon’s den
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

India continue to struggle against spin overseas, with Australia’s off-spinner being the tormentor in Adelaide.

India Tour of Australia: Despite loss, brave India make intent clear
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

It’s become a cliché of sorts, tagging every Test win on foreign soil as the birth of a new epoch.

India Tour of Australia: Virat Kohli’s little master-class
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Kohli played Lyon like he was the Duracell Bunny, hyper-actively moving around in his crease and the pitch.

India tour of Australia: Silver lining of a dark cloud
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

On Day 3, Varun Aaron and Mohammad Shami bowled to a tight line forcing Warner to score his slowest Test century.

India tour of Australia: Words fly thick and fast as players ditch the niceties
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

It all started as David Warner lost his middle-stump to a no-ball from Varun Aaron.

India vs Australia: In India’s reply, everyone plays assigned roles
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

If Dhawan provided quick start, Vijay and Pujara laid the foundation before Kohli and Rahane stepped on the pedal.

India vs Australia, 1st Test Day 3: After Mitchell Johnson’s nasty bouncer to Virat Kohli, anxiety grips Adelaide Oval
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Kohli stood unfazed. He had by then taken off his helmet, and following a brief and nonchalant inspection.

India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3: Knock, knock…captain Virat Kohli’s here
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

30.2 ovs — Kohli hit on helmet by Johnson 1st delivery he faces as skipper; 84.2 ovs — Kohli reaches his 100.

India tour of Australia: Steven Smith brings Indian attack to their knees
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Steven Smith hit three boundaries in all to Varun Aaron, each more audacious than the previous.

India vs Australia, 1st Test: After twin tons, Australia on its feet
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Clarke the toast of the nation as he overcomes emotional, physical strain to score ton on Day 2.

India tour of Australia: Bowlers suffer on pedestrian Day One track
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Aaron and Shami had conceded 25 fours in the 24 overs they bowled overall before the tea-break.

India vs Australia: David Warner’s emotional ton leaves Australia on 354/6
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Australia looked to forward to pile on the misery before the Indians struck back with three late wickets.

India tour of Australia: In first Test as skipper, Virat Kohli has nothing to lose
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

Virat Kohli has already made his intention clear about playing aggressive cricket Down Under.

India tour of Australia: The Mitchell Johnson factor
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

It’s quite obvious that the Johnson-factor would have been the most discussed in the Indian camp.

India vs Australia 2014: Bhuvneshwar Kumar set to miss first two Australia Tests
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

It is learnt that Bhuvi, who is nursing an ankle injury, won’t be available for selection before the Boxing Day Test.

India in Australia 2014: MS Dhoni sweats it out in the nets
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

Dhoni sweats it out in the nets even as uncertainty remains over his participation in the 1st Test.

Pads back on as Michael Clarke returns after injury, grief
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

As it turned out, Michael Clarke was in action at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

India tour of Australia: Fear? Bring it on
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Indian batsmen pooh-pooh the threat of Johnson & Co., promise to fight fire with fire Down Under.

India tour of Australia: Lessons learnt in hit and miss game
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Indian batters got a glimpse of shear pace from the CA XI initially, but negotiated them with ease.

India tour of Australia: Tears and cheers at nets
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Warner breaks down in Australia’s otherwise upbeat practice session, their first after Hughes’ funeral

India tour of Australia: The leader in Ishant Sharma
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Ishant led the way in placing his bat outside the dressing-room in a mark of respect to the late Hughes.

Bouncebackability: Post Phil Hughes, pacers return to old ways
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Cricket returns to Australia after days of mourning in a practice game where India’s short-stuff dismisses CA XI.

Phillip Hughes’ touching funeral: Just for once, Aussies show they have a softer side too
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

But Down Under, they don't believe in giving a quarter, not that they expect one from you.

Australia comes to a halt to pay respects to little brother, mate and favourite son Phillip Hughes
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Australia comes to a halt to pay respects to a little brother, mate and favourite son.

Through the backdoor: MS Dhoni reaches Adelaide without usual fanfare
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Due to circumstances and finger injury, MS Dhoni reaches Adelaide without the usual fanfare.