Australian skipper Steven Smith reacts after hitting a half century on day two of the second Test against India in Brisbane on Thursday. Photo: AP
Australian skipper Steven Smith reacts after hitting a half century on day two of the second Test against India in Brisbane on Thursday. Photo: AP
Brisbane Test, Day 2

Hazlewood and Smith keep Australia in it

Test intriguingly poised after the debutant paceman gets a five-for; Haddin takes six catches »

IPL: 79 Indians retained

The eight IPL teams have retained 123 cricketers in all — 79 Indians and 44 overseas players — for the 2015 season. According to a BCCI press release, five Indian cricketers were traded.... »

Healy acknowledges Haddin’s achievement

Ian Healy is a ‘fair dinkum’ Aussie. He was someone who characterised the Australian spirit in the ’80s and the ’90s.Not just with his excellent glovework — he has 366 catches and 29 stumpi... »
A JOB WELL DONE: Australia's Josh Hazlewood, who took five for 68 on debut, celebrates the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane on day two of the second Test.
Brisbane, December 19, 2014

India ahead in the game, says Ashwin

R. Ashwin believed India was “ahead in the game at this point in time.” He added, “If we have a good morning session tomorrow, we will be further ahead in the game.”On Australian cap... »
Sachin Tendulkar after inaugurating the art exhibition
Mumbai, December 18, 2014

A salute to the batting maestro

As you walk into the National Gallery of Modern Art, a sound of window shattering jolts you. And a woman starts screaming in Marathi. Some time later, the same happens and this time she screams in... »
Sunil Gavaskar clarified that he is “not connected in anyway” with the BCCI administration. File Photo
New Delhi, December 17, 2014

I am not connected with BCCI administration: Gavaskar

With the Supreme Court on Wednesday observing that players and officials having commercial interests should stay away from administering the game, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar clarified tha... »
Dubai, December 17, 2014

India just 0.2 points behind leaders Australia in ODI chart

India might be lagging way behind Australia in the Test rankings but the current World Cup holders are just 0.2 points behind the top-of-the-table Aussies in the ODI chart, according to the latest... »
Murali Vijay celebrates after scoring a century on day one of the second cricket test against Australia in Brisbane on Wednesday.
Brisbane, December 17, 2014

I wasn’t aware how much I was batting on: Vijay

M. Vijay had a sense of fulfilment after the first day’s play here on Wednesday. Four of his five centuries have come against Australia, but his effort at the ’Gabba here on Wednesday would have t... »
Makarand Waigankar.
December 17, 2014

A puzzling slump

The recent loss of Mumbai to the J & K Ranji team was no stroke of luck but a systematic triumph achieved by the underdogs. The cricketing fraternity in Mumbai is visibly shaken — from the m... »
Australia's Steve Smith plays a shot, during the fourth day of their cricket test match in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
Brisbane, December 17, 2014

Smith all excited and eyeing glory

Steve Smith was looking forward to his first Test as captain. He said here on Tuesday, “We’re all excited about coming into this second Test and trying to go two-nil up in this series.” On... »
ON THE WANE With life in a majority of our neighbourhoods characterised by an air of cold impersonality, locality-based teams and nagar cricket have become rare.
December 16, 2014

When neighbourhoods locked willows

I was strokeless. I couldn’t hook, pull or hoist the ball on the cricket field. I was runless too. My top score was a workmanlike 23, notched up against a bowling attack as formidable as a litter o... »
New Delhi, December 16, 2014

ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee

The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the “actual beneficiary” of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group... »
COLOMBO, December 16, 2014

Sri Lanka wipes out England, takes ODI series 5-2

Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs in the seventh and final one-day international and won the series 5-2 as Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with bat and ball, smashing his 18th hundred and snaring... »

Brothers Shaun and Mitchell join forces

Sydney fallout: BCCI security chief to fly to Australia

Michael Clarke to undergo surgery

IPL: Yuvraj, Pietersen, Karthik, Vijay released

You just watched the fun, SC tells IPL COO

All you need to know about Australia's new test cricket captain Steve Smith

Steve Smith appointed captain

Indians lacked decisive footwork

Advantage TN after day one

Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood holds the ball aloft after taking five wickets on debut during play on day two of the second cricket test against India in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday.
Brisbane, December 18, 2014

Very proud to have taken five wickets in debut Test: Hazlewood

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has expressed his delight on snapping up his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket on day two of the second cricket Test against India at Brisbane on Thursd... »
New Delhi, December 17, 2014

Players, administrators with interests not to run the game: SC

The BCCI on Wednesday submitted a list of players including former greats Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Saurav Ganguly and administrators with commercial interest in the IPL to the Supreme Cour... »
Brisbane, December 17, 2014

Injured Mitchell Marsh won’t bowl further in 2nd Test

Australia were on Wednesday dealt a blow as their all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will not bowl again in the remainder of the second cricket Test against India due to a hamstring injury on the first da... »
Australian coach Darren Lehmann expects the team to come up with a better showing against India on Thursday. File Photo
Brisbane, December 17, 2014

Fitness concerns for Australia

“Test cricket can be brutally hard,” said Alex Kountouris at the end of the day’s play. The Australian physio, having to cope with a spate of fitness issues during the first day here, re... »
Murali Vijay celebrates after scoring a century on Day 1 of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane on Wednesday.
Brisbane, December 17, 2014

Vijay puts India in a strong position

It is here that reputations are made. Mitchell Johnson pounding in on the first day morning, the iconic surface at the ’Gabba offering bounce and carry, and an Indian opener meeting the challenge... »
OVER THE MOON: Tamil Nadu's Aushik Srinivas is ecstatic after dismissing J & K's Waseem Raza in the Ranji Trophy on Tuesday. Photo : K. Pichumani
Dindigul, December 17, 2014

Massive win for Tamil Nadu

Aushik Srinivas scalped five for 12 as Jammu & Kashmir capitulated for 131 in its second innings on the third day to hand a massive 277-run win to Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy Group A match... »
Brisbane, December 17, 2014

Dhoni undaunted by ’Gabba facts

India has never won a Test at the ’Gabba. The last time the Australians lost a Test here was against the West Indies 26 years ago. And none from this Indian team has figured in a Test at this venu... »
New Delhi, December 16, 2014

If officials don’t own teams, IPL will not crash: SC

“Heavens will not fall” if cricket administrators do not own Indian Premier League (IPL) teams. Having BCCI president-in-exile N. Srinivasan relinquish his role as team owner will not lead to the... »
December 16, 2014

From Kolkata to Kohli: Reminisces of a Test cricket fan

I love the game of cricket. I was all of four years old when Kapil Dev lifted the World Cup on the Lord’s balcony in 1983. I don’t remember having watched the match on TV, but I have seen the h... »

London, December 16, 2014

LBW rulings in favour of hosts dropped due to neutral umpires

An Indian-origin researcher’s study has come to a conclusion that the number of LBW decisions in favour of the home team has dropped considerably following the introduction of neutral umpires in T... »

India faces challenge of mind and technique

Hazlewood, Starc in Australia team for Brisbane Test

CA takes a long-term view

Abhinav scores a fluent century

Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England

Indian cricketers’ security increased in Brisbane

Afridi leads Pakistan to 147-run victory over NZ

Lehmann all praise for Kohli and Vijay

Listen to The Hindu's Sports Editor Nirmal Shekar speak to our Sports-Writer Arun Venugopal on India's showing at the Commonweath Games — with a guest appearance by golden girl Dipika Pallikal — India's tour of England, the Jadeja-Anderson controversy and more....Listen in »