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India's Johnson goading tactics backfires badly

The tourists lit the fuse with their sledging of Johnson and bowling short to him and two hours later were left lamenting a smoking knock from the ICC Cricketer of the Year.

India vs Australia 2nd Test: Smith, Johnson and tail give Australia edge

Skipper Steve Smith scored a controlled 133, Mitchell Johnson a game-changing 88 and Australia's tail wagged vigorously as the hosts barged their way back into the second test against India on day three in Brisbane on Friday.

Uniform rehab, training thanks to Greg and NCC

Among the major outcomes of the  plan released in 2011 to strengthen Australia’s cricket structure is the National Cricket Centre. The facility, close to the Allan Border Field which housed the older national academy, is evidence of it.

Safe-hands Ravichandran Ashwin happy with no 'slip' ups

Ravichandran Ashwin believes India still have work to do in the slip catching department but the lanky off-spinner is delighted that the hard work he has put in fine-tuning his technique is paying off.

India vs Australia 2nd Test, Day 2: Honours even after bad light ends play

Australia reached to 221 for four at the close of play on the second day of the second Test against India on Thursday after battling their way back into the contest on the back of debutant paceman Josh Hazlewood's five for 68.

Pak cricketers shattered after terror attack: Younis Khan

Former Pakistan captain and senior batsman Younis Khan feels playing the fourth cricket ODI against New Zealand would be very difficult as the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar had left the players shattered.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Vijay ton puts India in driver's seat

Murali Vijay scored 144 and shared a century stand with Ajinkya Rahane as India's batsmen dictated terms to an Australian attack that fell short of expectations Wednesday.

Australia make three changes for second India Test in Brisbane

Shaun Marsh, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc replaced Michael Clarke, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle in the Australian team for the second Test against India starting in Brisbane on Wednesday.

India vs Australia: Fit again, Dhoni to lead India in second Test

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will return from injury to lead India in Wednesday's second Test against Australia in Brisbane, the Indian team management said on Tuesday.

Smith promises aggression against India as Australia captain

One of the youngest ever to take over as Australia's Test captain, Steven Smith on Monday promised to be an aggressive and positive leader in the ongoing Test series against India.

Indian cricketers in Australia get extra security

Security around Indian cricketers has been beefed up in Brisbane owing to a hostage crisis in Sydney with the BCCI keeping a close watch on the unfolding events there.

Kohli jumps to 16th, Vijay 28th in ICC Test rankings

Riding on his centuries in the first Test against Australia, India's Virat Kohli has jumped 11 places to be 16th in the latest ICC Test rankings while Murali Vijay also gained eight places.

Smith named Australia captain, Clarke's career in doubt

Steven Smith will captain Australia's Test team for the rest of the series against India, with regular skipper Michael Clarke's career in serious doubt due to persistent injury problems.

Alastair Cook's World Cup captaincy in doubt

Alastair Cook's role as England captain for next year's World Cup was cast into doubt when head coach Peter Moores said his position would be reviewed after the team's current one-day series in Sri Lanka.

Ind vs Aus: Virat Kohli 'hurt but proud' after loss

India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, who scored twin centuries in the first Test said he's a little bit hurt but proud of his team's effort.
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