Bowling was considered India's weak link before they arrived in South Africa but pacer Ishant Sharma said it has been the key to the team's success in the ongoing opening Test.
At the stroke of lunch, Morne Morkel, running across at deep square-leg to stop a Cheteshwar Pujara shot, swooped on the ball but twisted his right ankle and fell, clearly in pain.
'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh on Thursday called for setting up of a committee to suggest names of sportspersons to honour them with the Bharat Ratna. "A committee should be set up to suggest names after assessing the sportspersons involved in different sports on the basis of their performances for honouring them with Bharat Ratna," Milkha, who was here to attend a programme, told reporters.
Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a rung to seventh in the batting list but R Ashwin remained steady at fifth in the bowling chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Thursday.
Ashish Bagai will lead Canada at the 2014 cricket world cup qualifier next month in New Zealand. Bagai, Harvir Baidwan and Khurram Chohan all played in the 2011 world cup when Canada went 1-5 with the lone win coming over Kenya.
Fragile mind, poor technique and exaggerated reputation built on the comfort of home are the discussions stalking India in their tour of South Africa.
As the home side were closing on their third emphatic victory, Australia's newspapers today said the Ashes were as good as won, revelling in "the sun setting" on hapless England as they began talking about a 5-0 series whitewash.
Australia are on the brink of regaining the Ashes after dismissing England before lunch on the third morning of the third Test in Perth today.
Cristiano Ronaldo can set a new record for goals scored in a Champions League group stage when already-qualified Real Madrid visit FC Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Bangladesh cricket authorities played down security fears on Monday after a bomb explosion outside the hotel of a West Indian touring team sparked jitters ahead of the World Twenty20 next March.
Tennis player Sania Mirza feels that these events are important as they help in understanding how good India is at sports other than cricket. They also build great sportsmanship and friendship between the countries, she added.
Steve Smith and Brad Haddin led an Australian fightback after England found early success on the opening day of the third Ashes Test at the WACA Ground today.
Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh who is recuperating well from his shoulder injury, which has kept him out of action from Punjab's last two ranji trophy encounters, and is expected to return to competitive cricket in another 10 days time.
Test great Glenn McGrath has hailed Australia's rediscovery of "bit of mongrel" in the Ashes series and said they were starting to resemble the top teams of the past.
India might have come a cropper in the just-concluded ODI series against South Africa but pacer Ishant Sharma said there are some positives to be gained from the 0-2 drubbing and the visitors would try to utilise them in the upcoming two Tests. 3rd ODI: SA take series 2-0