India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights: IND's top four blown away in 145-run chase, 45/4 at Stumps

Updated on Dec 24, 2022 04:36 PM IST

India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights: Axar Patel has held up the Indian innings after KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli all fell in the final session. 

India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: Ashwin and Umesh had taken four wickets each in the first innings
India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: Ashwin and Umesh had taken four wickets each in the first innings(ANI)

India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights: While the first half of the day may have belonged to India, Bangladesh made a comeback towards the second half, first with the bat and then with the ball. Litton Das led their batting recovery alongwith Taskin Ahmed and Nurul Hasan, ensuring that Bangladesh end up setting a target of 145 for India to chase. India's top order was then blown away, with KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli all falling for single digit scores. 

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  • Dec 24, 2022 04:26 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: STUMPS! India 45/4, need 100 to win

    Axar ends the day with a four. He will resume his innings tomorrow on an overnight score of 26 off 54 and it is his innings that has kept India slightly ahead here despite the fact that they have lost their top order batters for single digit scores. Bangladesh really have made a match of this though, and by no means is this going to be a straightforward task for India. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 04:24 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Live: Last over of the day

    What an extraordinary day this has been. Taijul Islam has the ball in his hands, Axar Patel on strike with nightwatchman Jaydev Unadkat at the other end. India 41/4, need 104 runs to win

  • Dec 24, 2022 04:13 PM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: OUT! Kohli goes!

    Well, well, some sparks flying here, Kohli falls to Mehidy Hasan Miraz. After that Kohli goes and has a few angry words with Shakib Al Hasan. Bangladesh clearly have the upper hand now, the Indian scorecard makes for utterly dismal reading at the moment. India 37/4, need 108 runs to win. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: Kohli reverses an LBW call

    Big, big appeal for LBW from Taijul and Bangladesh and the umpire raises his finger. Kohli takes the review straightaway so that dampens Bangladesh's spirits already. Sure enough, there was an inside edge before the ball hit the pad. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 04:03 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Live: India 32/3 in 16 overs 

    Nervy stuff this for the Indians. Virat Kohli has been sent in, there is still a lot of time for stumps and India certainly won't be sending in a nightwatchman at this point. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live score: OUT! Gill is stumped

    Fantastic delivery from Mehidy, Gill goes for a walk and his poles are ripped. Gill falls for seven off 35 balls.  India 29/3, need 116 to win.

  • Dec 24, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: FOUR! 

    Axar rocks back, clears his front leg and sends the ball crashing through cover off Shakib.

  • Dec 24, 2022 03:38 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Live: India 17/2 after 9 overs

    India send in Axar Patel in place of Virat Kohli. This is no night watchman, India are clearly trying to unsettle Shakib with this left-hand right-hand combination. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh Live Updates: OUT!

    ANOTHER WICKET! Cheteshwar Pujara fails to reach the crease in time as Nurul Hasan remains alert with lightning quick stumping! 

    India lose their second! 12/2

  • Dec 24, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    IND vs BAN Live Updates: First four!

    And it comes off Pujara's bat. Poor line as Shakib bowls down the leg side, allowing Pujara to go for the sweep. He easily beats the fielder at fine leg. That should release some pressure!

    India 9/1 in five overs. Target 145

  • Dec 24, 2022 03:20 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh Live Score: Cheteshwar Pujara joins Gill

    India will hope Pujara to calm things down after the unexpected early dismissal of their captain Rahul.

  • Dec 24, 2022 03:15 PM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: KL RAHUL DISMISSED!

    Yet another failure for the Indian captain. Shakib Al Hasan strikes, Rahul departs for 2! A faint outside edge results results in an end to Rahul's brief stay at the crease. Shakib's delivery turns sharply away from the right-hander. Brilliant catch by Nurul Hasan

  • Dec 24, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: India 2/0 after first over

    The openers are pretty lucky to have survived that over. After Gill's close call with the LBW, Rahul's attempted tuck away to the leg side goes just centimetres past short leg. The fielder probably should have reacted faster.

  • Dec 24, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: Appeal and review off the first ball!

    Shakib Al Hasan bowling the first over, Shubman Gill on strike, big appeal for LBW off the very first ball. Umpire turns it down and Shakib aggressively makes the T before turning away in disappointment. That certainly was worth the DRS, it was mighty close, just about going down the leg side. Fantastic call from the umpire. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:54 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Bangladesh 231 all out, set India a target of 145 to win

    Taskin is unbeaten on 31 off 46. Fantastic hand from him, Litton Das and Zakir Hasan but the opposite can be said about the rest of the batters, including the experienced seniors Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim. The contribution from the lower middle order shows that Bangladesh could have set India a target close to 250 had even one of the top five apart from Zakir clicked and possibly scored more than the young opener. For now, though, India do have a job in their hands. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:51 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live score: OUT! A mix-up ends the innings!

    How about that, a rather sloppy piece of cricket all-round ends the innings. Khaled goes scampering forward for a single that simply is not there, short leg Shubman Gill makes a leisurely, loopy throw to Axar who quickly dislodges the bail. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: FOUR! Taskin goes aerial!

    Taskin comes down the ground and smashes Siraj over mid-off. He then takes a single and gives Khaled Ahmed two balls to survive.

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:38 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Live: GONE! When it rains it pours

    Ashwin gets Taijul Islam off the first ball of the 68th! Big appeal from the Indians as a length ball hits Taijul on the kneeroll. Umpire raises the finger, Taijul takes the review of course and the umpire's call is what is held up by the ball tracker. Bangladesh 220/9, lead by 133 runs. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: OUT! Siraj gets Litton!

    Siraj cleans him up! Sharp jag back from a good length, Litton seems to have been beaten for pace. The ball crashes to the top of the stumps. That partnership ends at 60 off 76 balls. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: Taskin overturns an LBW decision

    Not the greatest of decisions from the umpire. Loud appeal from the Indians after the length delivery from Siraj raps Taskin on the pads. Umpire raises the finger quite late and Litton asked Taskin to review it almost immediately. As it turns out, the ball had pitched well outside leg. Bangladesh are 216/7, lead by 129 runs. Litton on 71 off 92, Taskin on 23 off 34. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Live: FOUR! 50 partnership between Litton and Taskin

    Thick outside edge from Taskin, it goes just past gully and runs to the boundary. Partnership has gone to 51 off 52. Lead is now 123, there are a few worried faces now among the Indians. This innings should have been done and dusted by now considering how things were going for much of the second session. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live score: FOUR! Litton motors along

    Axar bowls the fifth ball of the 62nd over at a length outside off, Litton plays it nice and late and carresses it to the boundary. He moves to 68 off 86. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: 200 up for Bangladesh

    A rush of blood to Litton's head maybe? He slapped the second delivery of the over above cover for four. Then Litton charges down the track and slices the next delivery. He only got it off the outside edge and fortunately for him, fell front of point.

  • Dec 24, 2022 02:03 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Live: The players are back

    Siraj bowling the first over of the third session. Litton Das is on strike, he is on 58 off 78 balls, Taskin Ahmed on 15 off 18. If these two can play just the way they have thus far for another hour, this match will become pretty interesting. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: TEA! Bangladesh 195/7 in 60 overs, lead by 108 runs

    124 runs have been scored in 27 overs for three wickets in this session. It looked like Bangladesh might struggle to reach a lead of 50 but they have raced past 100 now thanks to the counter-punch first led by Nurul Hassan and then continued by Litton Das. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 01:43 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: FOUR! Taskin takes Bangladesh's lead past 100

    Big sweep and Taskin manages to beat the fielder at the deep midwicket boundary. This will be the last over before tea and, as stated before, it is pretty clear now that this match is going to a fourth day at least. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Live: DROPPED! Litton gets to his fifty!

    Bangladesh 176/7, lead by 87. Litton tries to defend from his backfoot, the ball went away from him, took the outside edge and Kohli dove to his right but can't make it stick at slip. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 01:35 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live score: India run out of luck with LBWs

    Litton Das succesfully reverses an LBW decision that India got in their favour. Axar sent this one full and it came into Litton, hits him around the knee roll. Umpire gave it out but Litton went for the DRS, as it turns out the ball would have missed leg stump. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: OUT! 

    That's the end of Nurul's cameo. He is drawn forward as he looks to push but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball. Pant is quick to dislodge the bails once it gets to him. That partnership ends at 46 off 48 balls.

  • Dec 24, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: DROPPED AND FOUR!

    Axar gets an outside edge off Nurul and ricochets off Pant's gloves to the boundary. Pant didn't have any time to react there but wicketkeepers are expected to take those. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: Bangaldesh 153/6

    Lead has now reached 66 runs. These two have rotated strike really well so, hardly any dot balls since Nurul has come into the middle. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 01:00 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Live: FOUR! Litton sweeps again!

    He defends the next ball and then sweeps Axar again. This partnership has reached 33 in 27 balls, Bangladesh's best of this innings. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live score: FOUR! 

    Full from Axar, Litton deploys the sweep and smacks it to the boundary. Bangladesh are on the counter now. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: SIX! Have some of that says Nurul!

    Ashwin comes back to replace Umesh and his first ball is sent back over his head by Nurul Hasan for a six. Nurul danced down the track to get to that one. He has raced to 18 off 11, Bangladesh are 132/6, lead by 45 runs. This is turning out to be a lovely little cameo. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 12:48 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: FOUR! Nurul Hasan uses the width

    Length ball from Umesh, wide outside off, Nurul cuts it to the boundary. Bangladesh need a lot more of those. Their lead is only 33 runs and they have four extremely shaky lower orders batters to come. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Live: OUT! Axar gets his 2nd

    Another LBW, India just chipping away now. Mehidy has a brief conversation with Litton before deciding against the review. Sure enough, that ball would have been crashing into middle stup. Mehidy falls for a duck, Bangladesh 113/6. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 12:39 PM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: Bangladesh 112/5 in 45 overs 

     Lead by 26 runs.  Litton Das hit two fours in the 44th over, one of which was a rather lucky edge that Virat Kohli did not pocket at slip only because he went wrong at preempting if the ball will go to his left or right. He is on 27 off 38 balls. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: OUT! Zakir falls!

    Zakir slashes at a short, wide delivery outside off and puts it into the hands of Mohammad Siraj at at deep thirdman. Umesh Yadav takes the big scalp. Zakir goes for 51 off 135 balls, Bangladesh 102/5, lead by 15 runs. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 12:16 PM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Live: 50 for Zakir!

    The batters run three off the second ball of the 41st over bowled by Umesh Yadav and that takes Zakir past his half century. What a start he has had to his Test career. Big round of applause for him from around the ground.

  • Dec 24, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live score: India burn their last review

    Rahul tapping the sides of his head as he walks back to his position, Unadkat shaking his head. That was another strange review and now, India have none left. Big shout for LBW after Unadkat's third delivery of the 37th over raps Zakir on the pads. It was a length delivery that Zakir tried to defend with a rather closed bat face. Rahul seems to be saying that there is bat on it but somehow, someone convinces him to take the review. Sure enough, the first replay itself shows there is bat on it and Zakir is safe. India's review game in this innings was questionable at best. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Bangladesh 84/4 in 36 overs

    Zakir is on 43 off 107 balls and Litton on six off 14 balls. Litton has had a few big swipes but seems to have settled down, at least for now. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Live: The players are back!

    Here are Zakir Hassan and Litton Das. Axar Patel has the ball in his hands. This session will decide if this Test ends today or not. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: Zakir stands strong

    There was arguably just one blemish thus far in his innings and that was when he went for that wild slog sweep off Ashwin suddenly and missed it entirely. He had scored a century in the second innings during the last Test, he is on 37 off 96 balls now. Wonder how far he can go here but Bangladesh would most probably need him to score another century to make this match competitive.

  • Dec 24, 2022 11:06 AM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: LUNCH! Bangladesh 71/4, trail by 16 runs

    That wicket of Mushfiqur has put India clearly ahead. Zakir Hasan has held up one end for Bangladesh, he is on 37 off 96. Unadkat, Siraj, Ashwin and Axar have all struck and Bangladesh now face an uphill struggle to put up a competitive target. They need a partnership like the one that Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant put up yesterday.

  • Dec 24, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Live: GONE! Axar gets Mushfiqur!

    That's that for Mushfiqur. He had been set up by Axar in the previous over really, pushed him to the backfoot. Axar sends the first ball of the 32nd at a length, it comes in sharply and hits him on the pads while he was looking to defend from the backfoot. Umpire raises his finger straightaway, Mushfiqur stands at a crease for a while before taking the review. It is three reds and Bangladesh lose their fourth. Bangladesh are 70/4, trail by 17 runs

  • Dec 24, 2022 10:49 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live score: Bangladesh 66/3 in 30 overs, trail by 21 runs

    Axar Patel bowled his first over of the innings and beats Mushfiqur's outside edge off the last ball with the bounce he got. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 10:41 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Pant needing some attention

    The batters go for a tight second after Mushfiqur dabs Unadkat to deep backward square leg. There was some confusion between the batters with Zakir reluctant to go back but they go for it anyway. Pant moves away from the stumps when collecting the ball, which was not on its way to hit the target either. It bounces off his chest and seems to have hit him on the chin as well.

  • Dec 24, 2022 10:22 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Live: GONE! Unadkat gets Shakib!

    Length ball from Unadkat, Shakib comes forward and pushes at it with hard, hard hands. It hits him high on the bat and goes straight to Gill at extra cover. Soft dismissal and the Bangladesh captain will not be happy about he has batted throughout this series. Shakib Al Hasanis gone for 13, Bangladesh 51/3

  • Dec 24, 2022 10:06 AM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: Some Kohli talk during drinks

    Rahul stood back and let the former captain do the talking during the drinks after the first hour of the first session. This is anybody's game at the moment but India certainly are slightly ahead. Tantalisingly poised. Bangladesh 42/2 after 20 overs, trail by 45 runs. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 09:59 AM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: Bangladesh 40/2, trail by 47

    Zakir Hasan, who has been absolutely solid today, suddenly went for an almighty slog sweep off Ashwin at the end of the last over and missed the red thing entirely. That came out of nowhere and it does look like the constant chatter among the Indian fielders surrounding him did get to his head. Shakib was smiling ear to ear as he went up the pitch and had a chat with him after that. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 09:47 AM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Live: FOUR! Shakib with the cover-drive!

    Oh, someone make a postcard out of that one! Siraj pitches it up, not really a half volley, Shakib brings the front down to the pitch of the ball and sends it to the boundary with a glorious cover drive. Siraj had beaten the outside edge off previous ball though and does seem to have Shakib's number at the moment. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 09:45 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live score: Bangladesh 32/2, trail by 55 runs

    Shakib Al Hasan is on five off six, Zakir on 17 off 50. Some stability at the moment for Bangladesh after those two wickets fell in consecutive overs. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 09:31 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: GONE! Mominul falls!

     Siraj sends the fifth ball of the 13th at length. Mominul on the move and gets squared up. Outside edge and a regulation catch for Pant. Extremely thin nick, seems like the umpire was not too sure but Mominul is known to be a walker to his credit. Bangladesh's first innings hero couldn't quite do a repeat. Mominul Haque is gone for 5, Bangladesh 26/2, trail by 61 runs. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 09:18 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Live: India lose another review

    The bowlers are not doing Rahul any favours here. This time Siraj is the bowler, the third ball of the ninth over raps Zakir Hassan on his pads. Big appeal from the Indians turned down and it seems Siraj was the only one who was absolutely sure that Rahul should take the DRS. The Indian captain asks for it at the last second and, as it turns out, the ball was pitching outside leg. It did look like the bowler was the one who led that argument for taking the DRS and India now have two of their reviews burnt out.

  • Dec 24, 2022 09:13 AM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: GONE! Ashwin gets the breakthrough

    India had lost a review off the previous ball and that was for an LBW call. Another shout for LBW off the very next ball, the umpire turns it down again, Rahul is persuaded to take the review again. This time though, the ball-tracker shows that it would have hit the stumps. Najmul Hossain Shanto is gone for 5, Bangladesh 13/1, trail India by 74 runs

  • Dec 24, 2022 09:01 AM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: The players are out!

    The Bangladesh openers Zakir Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto walk out. Mohammed Siraj is bowling the first over of the day. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Pitch report

    Sanjay Manjrekar says that this pitch is now perfectly suited for left handers. "There's a rough outside leg. For right-handers, it's a nightmare around a good length. It's a similar story at the other end as well."

  • Dec 24, 2022 08:42 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live score: Shreyas Iyer turns deaf ear to the short stuff

    The constant talk about his apparent weakness against short pitched delivery did affect him at one point of time but Shreyas Iyer on Friday said that he turned a "deaf ear" to outside comments and focussed on taking corrective measures which is yielding results. "That (short ball issue) has been something the commentators talk about. Off-the-field, people keep saying that I have that issue. It had gone into my head at some point in time. But if I leave (the ball) or keep it down, I don't have any problem. Runs were not coming (against short balls), that was the situation. It does play in the mind of a batter when people from outside talk about issues and it’s important as a player to turn a deaf ear to them. The rest will take care of itself. At the end of the day, ignorance is bliss," said the 28-year-old right-handed batter.

  • Dec 24, 2022 08:25 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 Live: The Iyer-Pant stand 

    India were 94/4 chasing Bangladesh's 227 when Shreyas Iyer walked in to replace Virat Kohli. Until then, India were circumspect, preferring to survive rather than score, the classical Test approach. Iyer and Pant then came in bashed the living daylights out of the red ball Bazzball style and the Bangladeshi shoulders drooped. Both batters were denied their centuries though, with Pant getting out for a sixth time in the 90s, and Bangladesh managed to reign the Indians in before the lead got out of hand and so, the Test remains alive. 

  • Dec 24, 2022 07:55 AM IST

    IND vs BAN 2nd Test Live: Bangladesh XI

    Najmul Hossain Shanto, Zakir Hasan, Mominul Haque, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Nurul Hasan(w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed

  • Dec 24, 2022 07:54 AM IST

    2nd Test Day 3 Live Score: India XI 

    KL Rahul(c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

  • Dec 24, 2022 07:45 AM IST

    India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Live Score: Hello and welcome!

    This is the day that this Test could potentially end, unless Bangladesh can bat it out. A collapse could give India a laughable target to chase, or even worse, an innings victory, which certainly would be some kind of a record considering the mere 87-run lead they had. However, they have shown throughout this series that they have the steel in their batting lineup to survive entire days. 

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Ravi Shastri, who masterminded India's twin Test series triumphs over Australia, has come up with a jaw-dropping scoreline prediction for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Former Indian head coach Shastri has come up with a jaw-dropping scoreline prediction for the Australia Test series(Getty/BCCI)
Former Indian head coach Shastri has come up with a jaw-dropping scoreline prediction for the Australia Test series(Getty/BCCI)
By, New Delhi

'Speaking about doctored pitch...': Rohit shuts down ex-Australia players, media

Updated on Feb 08, 2023 07:43 PM IST

India captain Rohit Sharma has also had his say on the ‘doctored pitches’ accusation from the Australian media. In the pre-match press conference, the India captain and opener urged the fans and media to focus on cricket rather than worrying too much about the nature of the pitch.

Nagpur: Indian captain Rohit Sharma addresses a press conference ahead of the first test cricket match between India and Australia, in Nagpur, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI02_08_2023_000090A)(PTI)
Nagpur: Indian captain Rohit Sharma addresses a press conference ahead of the first test cricket match between India and Australia, in Nagpur, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI02_08_2023_000090A)(PTI)

ICC announces WTC final date and venue ahead of India vs Australia Tests

Published on Feb 08, 2023 02:20 PM IST

Australia currently top the standings, with India in hot pursuit in second place, and both teams go head-to-head across a four-Test series from 9 February with a place at The Oval, and the coveted ICC World Test Championship Mace, firmly in their sights. India need to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy comprising four Tests to stand a chance of qualify for the WTC final.

Nagpur: Indian captain Rohit Sharma interacts with his Australian counterpart Pat Cummins ahead of the 1st cricket test match between India and Australia, at Vidharba Cricket Stadium in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI02_08_2023_000100A)(PTI)
Nagpur: Indian captain Rohit Sharma interacts with his Australian counterpart Pat Cummins ahead of the 1st cricket test match between India and Australia, at Vidharba Cricket Stadium in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI02_08_2023_000100A)(PTI)

Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Steve Smith eye staggering batting records in

Published on Feb 08, 2023 02:04 PM IST

Indian run-machine Virat Kohli can shatter multiple records in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia. India's Cheteshwar Pujara and former Australian skipper Steve Smith are also on verge of shattering batting records in the four-match Test series.

Kohli, Pujara and Smith are on verge of shattering batting records in the four-match Test series(AP-PTI)
Kohli, Pujara and Smith are on verge of shattering batting records in the four-match Test series(AP-PTI)
By, New Delhi

'Why crib? AUS have no right to moan about Indian pitches': Gavaskar fires back

Published on Feb 08, 2023 12:49 PM IST

Having heard enough of pitch talk, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar has responded fiercely, pointing out Australia have no right to complain about the quality of Indian surfaces as their own wickets have come under scrutiny.

Sunil Gavaskar has come up with a fiery response to those who are criticising Indian pitches(PTI)
Sunil Gavaskar has come up with a fiery response to those who are criticising Indian pitches(PTI)
By, New Delhi

'Gill scored big hundreds but SKY…': Rohit's mysterious remark on India XI

Updated on Feb 08, 2023 03:50 PM IST

Rohit Sharma added more suspense surrounding India's Playing XI for 1st Test. Will it be Ishan Kishan or KS Bharat? Will India ask Shubman Gill to bat in the middle order or take the gamble of handing a debut to Suryakumar Yadav?

India's captain Rohit Sharma (C) and team coach Rahul Dravid (R) listen to their teammate Suryakumar Yadav during a practice session(AFP)
India's captain Rohit Sharma (C) and team coach Rahul Dravid (R) listen to their teammate Suryakumar Yadav during a practice session(AFP)
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