HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014


McCullum registers New Zealand's fastest Test century

Skipper Brendon McCullum (195) smashed the fastest hundred (74 deliveries) in New Zealand Test history to put the hosts in command on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Hagley Oval on Friday.

India vs Aus: Hosts 259-5 at stumps on Day 1 of third Test

Steven Smith once again proved the difference for Australia as the new captain scored an assured half century to steer his team through a mixed day with the bat on the opening day of the third test against India.

Captain Dhoni in denial mode again on Kohli-Dhawan spat

After two days of silence, the skipper finally responded to stories about the unrest incident on Friday by sticking to a narrative of denial which has been exercised many a times in the past by the Indian cricket establishment.

India mull on Rohit-Raina conundrum

India are contemplating a possible swap in the middle-order and it is Rohit Sharma who could lose his place to Suresh Raina in the third Test starting at the MCG on Friday.

Indian team is whingeing among themselves: Steve Smith

The speculation around the mood inside India's dressing room on Thursday became a subject of ridicule for Australian skipper Steve Smith, who said the home team does not need to sledge the tourists as they are busy 'whingeing among themselves'.

Delhi cricket officials ‘go nuts’ this time

A DDCA official was accused of stealing peanuts from the Rajasthan Ranji team dressing room at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, during its game against Delhi. The visiting team manager Vijendar Yadav has filed a written complaint.

Joe Burns to make debut batting 6th for Australia

Joe Burns will make his test debut batting No. 6 for Australia in the third test match against India beginning Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test

Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Channel Nine commentary team for the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne, which will also mark the return of Bill Lawry behind the mike.

School students torn between board exams and World Cup that matters

Is cricket your life, as is casually thrown around? Are you appearing for board examination in 2015? If your answer to both is yes, the schedules will be out to get you. The WC starts Valentine’s Day and ends March 29. This will be a testing period!

Virat Kohli tries to make amends after Shikhar Dhawan spat

The Indian team's intense, three-and-half-hour training session on Wednesday was a precursor to the return of a semblance of bonhomie in the camp.

Injured Michael Clarke upbeat he will play at World Cup

Australian captain Michael Clarke eased fears on Wednesday his career may by over, saying he is recovering well from surgery on a torn hamstring.

Yusuf Pathan slaps spectator during Ranji Trophy match

The Baroda all-rounder was upset by the remarks passed by the young spectator when he was batting at the Reliance Cricket Stadium, where the hosts were playing against Jammu and Kashmir.

Kohli-Dhawan spat: Dhoni had no business talking about 'unrest'

If you think that India skipper MS Dhoni was just being plain honest, think again. This is not a man given to loose talk. The choice of word was prudent, writes HT sports editor Sukhwant Basra.

Bhuvneshwar looking to start afresh in remainder of Test series

As the Indian team hit the nets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday after a two-day break, Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to action, indicating he is fit and available for selection.

Shane Watson shaken after bouncer hits helmet in practice

Australia's support staff rushed to help Shane Watson, although the bouncer didn't seem to have caused any damage beyond leaving the player rattled.
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