CAPE TOWN: Australia on Thursday escaped the ignominy of being bowled out for Test cricket’s lowest-ever score after they were reduced to 21 for nine before being dismissed for 47 by South Africa in the second innings of the first Test on a pacy Newlands track.
NEW DELHI: Former India captain Kapil Dev on Thursday said Harbhajan Singh, dropped from the India squad, is getting tough competition from young tweakers Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin and will only emerge stronger from it.
“I think it is good for Harbhajan that [...]
NEW DELHI: The Karnail Singh Stadium on Thursday had a surprise guest as star batsman Rahul Dravid dropped in to watch his state Karnataka play against Railways.
Clad in green T-shirt and blue denims, Rahul walked around half past 10 much to the delight of the Karnataka team. He enquired [...]
MELBOURNE: India’s controversial former cricket coach Greg Chappell claims the biggest regret of his tumultuous three-year stint there was the fallout with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar with whom he simply failed to “communicate” properly.
Chappell, who served as India coach from 2005 to 2007, admitted in his new [...]
RAWALPINDI: When Pakistani cricket coach Asif Bajwa first saw 11-year-old Mohammad Aamer bowl, he knew the boy was headed for stardom.
Bajwa gave him free training, schooling, and lodging in his own home, hoping he would become a source of pride for Pakistan, a country plagued by poverty, militancy and [...]
NEW DELHI: India on Thursday named an unchanged squad for the second Test against the West Indies, once again leaving out senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh from the side.
The selection committee met on Thursday and decided to retain the side which beat the Caribbeans by five wickets in the opening [...]
NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram praised Indian off-spinner R Ashwin for his excellent Test debut against the West Indies, in which he finished with a nine-wicket haul, but warned him against becoming complacent.
“What I like about Ashwin is that he is not scared of flighting [...]
NEW DELHI: India’s third-highest successful run chase in Tests wasn’t as easy as it was made to look by the Big Four.
Though the bleak, winless past few months of away cricket can’t be brushed under the remains [...]
NEW DELHI: There were only 4, 500 people at the Ferozeshah Kotla when it hit like a jackhammer: the 100th ton could happen here. Sachin Tendulkar had just pulled Darren Sammy to the square leg fence to enter the 70s.
India were 222/3, and 54 remained [...]
NEW DELHI: Skipper MS Dhoni revealed after the victory over West Indies that he had been slightly daunted by the prospect of going into the first Test without India’s most experienced spinner, Harbhajan Singh, as well as their pace spearhead Zaheer Khan.
Harbhajan has been dropped due to [...]