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India tour of Australia 2014/15

Dhoni Not Happy With Santa Claus

Dhoni Not Happy With Santa Claus

MS Dhoni was not pleased with Santa Clause this X'Mas as poor overseas record continues to haunt Indian captain in Australia.

David Warner

We Can Take 10 Wickets - Warner

Any Adelaide Test always comes alive on the last two days. It was the same story with the ongoing Australia versus India match as things got heated in the middle. David Warner was at the centre of it.

Virat Kohli

Big Moment For Me To Lead - Kohli

Virat Kohli’s coming of age as an Indian cricketer will be complete on Tuesday when he stands in for MS Dhoni as the Test captain of the visiting side. Chetan Narula previews the Adelaide Test.

Virat Kohli

Additional Tour Game For India

Cricket Australia have arranged a two-day tour game between a Cricket Australia XI and India which will begin at the Gliderol Oval in Adelaide tomorrow (4th December).

Australia Recall Ashton Agar For The Sydney Test

Agar Recalled For Sydney Test

Western-Australia left-arm spinner, Ashton Agar has got a surprise call from the selectors for the Commonwealth Bank Pink Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who will lead India's attack

India's Fast Bowling Options In Australia

Barely a week after thrashing the Sri Lankans 5-0 the Indian team is already in Australia preparing for another tough Test series before the eventual World Cup in February and March, writes Tapabrata Banejee.

There was plenty of drama throughout the series - as captured here in Sydney - but how well did India really do?

India In Australia - Performance Review

Tapabrata Banerjee runs the rule over India's performance in the 2-0 Test series defeat to Australia, assessing that while some questions have been answered, others remain up for discussion.

A Field Day For Rahane-Kohli

A Field Day For Rahane-Kohli

Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli came to the party with a 262-run stand for the fourth wicket as the visitors reached 462 for eight at stumps in reply to Australia’s 530 runs in their first innings.

Not Wise To Sledge Mitchell Johnson - Steve Smith

Not Wise To Sledge Johnson - Smith

Australia’s young skipper Steve Smith has come out and warned India that any plans of sledging Mitchell Johnson in the future are likely to backfire just as they did in Brisbane.

#AusvInd Review, Tri-Series Preview

#AusvInd Review, Tri-Series Preview

The fourth Test between Australia and India in Sydney as well as the start of the One-Day International tri-series also involving England are the subjects for Cricket World's latest Hot Spot show.

Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan

ICC Fines Dhawan, Kohli, Warner

The International Cricket Council has fined Indian pair Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli as well as Australian David Warner following incidents in the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Murali Vijay

India Off To A Flyer, Australia Wilt

Steve Smith endured a chastening first day as an Australian Test captain as he lost three bowlers to injury and India piled up 311 for four on day one of the seccond game in Brisbane.

Warner Promises More Banter Against India

Warner Promises More Banter

Australia opening batsman David Warner has promised his team won’t cut down on the verbal volleys at the Indians during the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which starts on Friday December 26.

Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar walk off after securing a draw for India

An Exciting Finish At The SCG

The flat-bed pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground probably didn’t deserve an eventual winner, although it wasn’t for a lack of trying, writes Chetan Narula at the SCG.

Australian and Indian players shake hands after the fourth and final Test in Sydney was drawn

Draw In Sydney, Australia Win 2-0

Australia claimed a 2-0 series win over India after the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground was drawn with the tourists batting through the final day to reach 252 for seven.

Hot Spot - On MS Dhoni's Retirement

Hot Spot - On MS Dhoni's Retirement

John Pennington and Chetan Narula discuss MS Dhoni's retirement in the wake of the drawn third Test between Australia and India in Melbourne.

Steve Smith

Hazlewood, Smith Lead Fightback

Josh Hazlewood took a five-wicket haul and Steve Smith hit an unbeaten half-century as Australia launched a fightback on day two of the second Test against India in Brisbane.

Josh Hazlewood

Hazlewood Handed Test Debut

Australia have confirmed three changes for the second Test against India, which begins in Brisbane tomorrow with pace bowler Josh Hazlewood set for his debut.

Johnson, Rogers Take Australia To Nervous Victory

Johnson Take Australia To Victory

Mitchell Johnson's return to form with the ball and a steady half century from Chris Rogers scripted a nervous four wicket win for Australia in Brisbane.

Smith, Lower Order Give Australia Vital Lead

Australia Take Vital Lead

Steven Smith, scoring an exceptional century on the captaincy debut along with Mitchell Johnson, turned the tide in favor of the hosts in the second Test against India at Brisbane.

Dhoni Retires After Helping India To A Draw In Third Test

Dhoni Retires As India Manage Draw

The fifth day of the third Test between Australia and India was set up to be a dramatic one. Rain however played spoilsport in the first session and delayed the declaration. It only came at lunch time as the hosts finished their second innings at 318 for nine at lunch and set India a target of 384 runs. The visitors finished at 174 for six with Dhoni himself holding fort at stumps.

Virat Kohli

Indian Batsmen Hit Ground Running

Five Indian batsmen scored half-centuries as their two-day tour game against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide was drawn after they declared on 363 for eight.

Umesh Yadav

Smith Delighted, Yadav Philosophical

Steve Smith was delighted with his century on day three of the first Test against India in Brisbane while fast bowler Umesh Yadav explained why India had stuck to their plans of bowling short.

Brisbane saw plenty of drama on day two

Proud To Take Five - Hazlewood

Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood described taking a five-wicket haul on day two of the first Test against India in Brisbane as a "very proud moment".

Steve Smith

Smith Tons Up As Australia Prosper

Steve Smith scored his fourth Test century in as many matches as Australia remained in complete control on day two of the fourth and final Test against India in Sydney.

David Warner

Player Of The Week - David Warner

After a week full of glittering performances around the world, David Warner's twin centuries in Adelaide have won him the Cricket World Player Of The Week award.

MS Dhoni Announces Test Retirement, Kohli To Captain In Sydney Test

MS Dhoni Announces Test Retirement

In a surprising decision, Indian captain MS Dhoni on Tuesday announced immediate retirement from Test cricket. Present vice-captain Virat Kohli will lead the team in the final Test match of the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Sydney.

Chris Rogers and Suresh Raina collide

Quick Runs Put Australia 348 Ahead

Australia bowled India out for 475 and then moved quickly to a score of 251 for six in their second innings to end day four of the fourth and final Test in Sydney 348 runs ahead.

Virat Kohli (left) and Lokesh Rahul both scored centuries as India fought back on day three

Kohli, Rahul Tons Launch Fightback

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli scored centuries as India hit back on day three of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Sydney to close on 342 for five replying to Australia's 572 for seven declared.

Varun Aaron

Indian Bowlers Start Tour Well

India's bowlers shone on the opening day of their tour of Australia, bowling out a Cricket Australia XI for 219 on day one of a two-day game in Adelaide.

Murali Vijay

I Forgot About My Hundred - Vijay

When a batsman is completely in the zone, he is oblivious to all else happening around him and Murali VIjay admits he didn't realise he had scored his century on day one of the second Test against Australia.

Phillip Hughes' caps displayed at his funeral service

Australia Prepare Phil Hughes Tribute

Cricket Australia have revealed the details of how the national team will pay tribute to Phillip Hughes ahead of the opening Test against India, which begins in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Australia Hammer India On Day Two

Australia Hammer India On Day Two

If the third Test hung in balance at the end of day one, a man in golden form made sure that it wouldn't be the case at the end of day two. Steve Smith struck his third successive Test hundred, a second consecutive Test hundred in his second game in-charge and his 7th overall in a career spanning 25 matches, wherein he also crossed 2000 runs overall.

Virat Kohli

Australia Deserved To Win - Kohli

An enthralling first Test in Adelaide ended in victory for Australia as the beat India by 48 runs. Virat Kohli struck a sensational second century to guide his team’s chase but ultimately the visitors fell short of their target.

Nathan Lyon is congratulated

Lyon Bowls Australia To Victory

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon returned seven for 152 to bowl Australia to a 48-run over India, who made a game chase of a target of 364 on the final day of the first Test in Adelaide.

Darren Lehmann says he wants Michael Clarke to play in Adelaide

Clarke Pushing Hard To Make First Test

Australia captain Michael Clarke is pushing hard to prove his fitness ahead of the first Test against India in Adelaide, and coach Darren Lehmann says he wants him playing.

SCG Plaque Unveiled In Hughes' Memory

SCG Plaque Unveiled In Hughes' Memory

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground in honour of Phillip Hughes, who died after being struck at the ground late last year.

Ravichandran Ashwin wheels away

Fourth Test Poised For Intense Finish

The fourth Test between Australia and India in Sydney took a dramatic turn on day four and day five promises an intense finish, writes Chetan Narula at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

MS Dhoni

Dhoni: Player, Captain & Indian Cricket

When he celebrates after taking a catch, behind the stumps, flinging the ball high, and jumping up in joy, commentators get excited; excited that they got a glimpse of the excited Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Virat Kohli

Kohli Century Leads India Fightback

Virat Kohli shrugged off being hit on the helmet by a Mitchell Johnson bouncer to score a century as India fought back on day three of the first Test against Australia in Adelaide.

Harris Derail India After Kohli, Rahane Counteract

Harris Derail India

An energetic spell from Ryan Harris in the final stages of the day's play derailed India after a fascinating counteract from Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane swayed the momentum towards the visitors.

Australia Face Injury Woes Ahead Of The Boxing Day Test

Injury Woes For Australia

Australia, having taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the Commonwealth Bank test series, are in with a dilemma ahead of the Boxing Day test as three of their players, Shane Watson, David Warner and Mitchell Starc are nursing injury concerns.

David Warner celebrates reaching a Test century at the SCG for the first time

Total Dominance From Australia

Australia completely dominated day one of the fourth and final Test against India in Sydney as they closed on 348 for two with four batsmen scoring at least a half-century.

Smith, Tail Steal Initiative, Hustle India On Backfoot

Smith, Harris Steal Initiative

It was a familiar tale for the visitors as Australia skipper Steven Smith, along with tail-end batsmen stole away the initiative on day two of the third Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

An Intense Day

An Intense Day

In a closely fought series, wherein they have proven Australia to be very vulnerable, India has found themselves at the wrong end of the score-line. They trailed by 2-0 going into the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne and given their past record another series defeat loomed large.

Haddin Lauds Brave Decision To Make Smith Captain

Haddin Lauds Smith The Captain

Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin was all praise for the decision to make Steven Smith the captain of Australia for the rest of the series against India.

Steve Smith raises his bat

Clarke, Smith Punish India

Michael Clarke and Steve Smith both scored centuries despite only 30 overs of play being possible on day two of the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval.

India Escape With Draw, Australia Clinch Series

India Escape With Draw

After an exciting day of Test cricket at its very best, India scurried to a nervous draw in Melbourne as Australia clinched the Border-Gavaskar trophy with an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Honors Even On Day One In Melbourne

MCG Honours Even On Day One

Steven Smith scored an unbeaten fifty as honors remained even on day one in Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Steve Smith, David Warner & Brad Haddin

Steve Smith To Lead Australia

Steve Smith has been appointed as Australia's Test vice-captain and will lead the side against India for the remaining three Tests in the absence of the injured Michael Clarke.

Brisbane Cricket Ground

Israeli Umpire Dies, 1st Test Delayed

While Cricket Australia consider whether to postpone or cancel the first Test against India following the death of Phil Hughes, news of another tragic death on the field of play has rocked the cricketing world.

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul embrace

Fourth Test Hangs In The Balance

The fourth Test hangs in thrilling balance as India counter-attacked their way to 342 for five at stumps on day three in Sydney, writes Chetan Narula at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

David Warner

Warner Ton Puts Australia In Charge

David Warner scored his second century of the match as Australia extended their lead over India to 363 runs at stumps on day four of the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Michael Clarke

Clarke Named In Australia Test Squad

Michael Clarke has been named in a 12-man Australia Test squad to play India in the opening Test in Brisbane despite continuing to undergo treatment on a hamstring injury.

Dhawal Kulkarni

Kulkarni Replaces Kumar

Dhawal Kulkarni has been called up as a replacement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is returning home from India's tour of Australia with an ankle injury.

Australia Clinch Advantage With Big Lead

Australia Clinch Advantage

Shaun Marsh with an unbeaten fifty helped Australia clinch a crucial advantage of 326-run lead on day four of the third Test match at Melbourne.

Batsmen Wanted To Prove Themselves - Pujara

Batsmen Wanted To Prove Themselves - Pujara

India finally got a chance to make an impression on this tour of Australia and on day three they came out with flying colours.

David Warner raises his bat

Warner Stars On Emotional Day

David Warner struck a century and dedicated it to the late Phil Hughes as Australia closed day one of the first Test against India in Adelaide on 354 for six.

The Adelaide Oval

Australia-India Test Schedule Revised

A revised schedule for the four-match Test series between Australia and India has been revealed and the series will now start in Adelaide on 9th December.

Ajinkya Rahane

India Draw Final Tour Match

India used the second and final day of their tour game against Cricket Australia XI to allow their batsmen time in the middle as well as their bowlers a late run out before the game was drawn in Adelaide.

Steve Smith

Patience The Key For Smith

Australian batsman Steve Smith has attributed his new-found patience as the reason why his batting form has gone up a couple of notches.

Hot Spot - Was Adelaide The Best Test Ever?

Hot Spot - Was Adelaide The Best Test Ever?

In one of their final Hot Spot cricket discussion videos of the year, John Pennington and Chetan Narula look back at the first Test between Australia and India in Adelaide and preview the second game in Brisbane.

Boxing Day Test In Balance

Boxing Day Test In Balance

India recovered from their poor bowling performance on day two and repeated their consistency from day one under cloudy skies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday.

England v India

ODI Tri-Series Dates Shifted

After India's Test series with Australia was rescheduled following the death of Phil Hughes, some matches in the One-Day International tri-series that follows have also been revised.

Shane Watson's shot eludes two Indian fielders - the story of the opening day at the SCG

A Familiar Story For India

A familiar, repetitive script emerged for India on day one of the fourth Test versus Australia in Sydney, despite a new skipper taking charge.

David Warner

Best Knock Of My Career - Warner

On an immensely emotional day for Australian cricket, David Warner shone through and struck his tenth Test hundred against India in the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Adelaide Oval

Second India Tour Game Cancelled

A two-day tour game between a Cricket Australia XI and India scheduled to begin tomorrow (28th November) in Adelaide has been cancelled following the death of Phil Hughes.

Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Lyon

Johnson Out Of Sydney Test

Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test against India in Sydney, which begins on Tuesday 6th January, due to hamstring soreness.

Shaun Marsh

Australia Call Up Shaun Marsh

Australia have added left-hand batsman Shaun Marsh to their Test squad ahead of the opening match against India in Adelaide, which begins on 9th December.

Steve Smith

Smith Continues Amazing Run

Often it is said that a batsman in form during a lengthy series is the most dangerous aspect of cricket. He can just carry on throughout and get an amazing run under his belt, certainly if the opposition is kind.

Varun Aaron celebrates with team-mates

Aaron, Sharma Lead India's Charge

Varun Aaron and Karn Sharma shared seven wickets as India resumed their tour of Australia against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide.

Cartoon: Raina, Rahul 'In The Frame'

Cartoon: Raina, Rahul 'In The Frame'

The latest Cricket World cartoon portrays how Suresh Raina and KL Rahul might both be 'in the frame' to play in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.