Australia sticks to winning formula for opening Test against New Zealand

Australia heavily hinted on December 3 that it will field the same XI for the opening Test against New Zealand to the one that thrashed Pakistan, with selectors keen to build a core group of players. Tim Paine’s men have proven to be far more consistent in recent months, having retained the Ashes in England … Read more Australia sticks to winning formula for opening Test against New Zealand

Williamson and Taylor score unbeaten centuries

Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured New Zealand drew the rain-hit second Test against England here on Tuesday, sealing a 1-0 series win. The weather turned sour soon after lunch on the fifth day when New Zealand, having taken advantage of some sloppy fielding, was 241 for two in the second innings, 140 … Read more Williamson and Taylor score unbeaten centuries

New Zealand beat England by innings and 65 runs in first test

New Zealand wrapped up an impressive innings and 65-run victory over England shortly after tea on the fifth day of the first test at Bay Oval on November 25 with Neil Wagner running through the lower order. Wagner took three wickets in 17 balls for just one run as England collapsed from 132-5 to 138-8 … Read more New Zealand beat England by innings and 65 runs in first test

Spectacular start and gala shows at the first-ever Day-Night Test

India and Bangladesh, the two participating nations in the first-ever Day-Night Test, were initiated into the innovative version with fanfare, made special by the presence of government heads from either side of the border. Eden Gardens, which had filled almost to the capacity, presented an electrifying setting for the visiting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and … Read more Spectacular start and gala shows at the first-ever Day-Night Test

Pink-ball conundrum keeps Virat Kohli preoccupied

A bemused India captain Virat Kohli sought to arrange the jigsaw puzzle posed by the pink ball as his team prepared for the inaugural day-night Test in the country. Kohli wondered why the Board of Control for Cricket in India had hastened into the act without arranging a practice match ahead of the historic event. … Read more Pink-ball conundrum keeps Virat Kohli preoccupied

India and Bangladesh venture into uncharted territory with day/night Tests

India, cricket’s biggest market, finally shed its reluctance and welcomed day/night Tests. The iconic Eden Gardens will host the second and final India-Bangladesh Test under lights from Friday. Eden, the first venue to hold ODI and T20 World Cup finals in the country, had taken the lead in 2016 to stage India’s first day-night pink-ball … Read more India and Bangladesh venture into uncharted territory with day/night Tests

Indian pacers under lights, Mominul’s main concern

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque agrees with his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli that a practice match before the inaugural pink-ball Test would have been helpful for both teams. The visiting captain did not wish to go deeper into the matter and accepted the arrangement saying, “We didn’t get any practice match, so we cannot ponder on … Read more Indian pacers under lights, Mominul’s main concern

New Zealand vs England 1st test | England 121-3 at tea on day 1 of 1st test with New Zealand

Opener Rory Burns labored for more than three hours over a half century which helped guide England to 121-3 at tea Thursday on the first day of the first cricket test against New Zealand. Burns was 35 not out at lunch and added only 17 runs in more than an hour of the second session … Read more New Zealand vs England 1st test | England 121-3 at tea on day 1 of 1st test with New Zealand

Pakistan vs Australia 1st test | Pakistan win toss, choose to bat

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and chose to bat in the first cricket Test in hot and humid conditions at the Gabba in Brisbane on November 21. As expected, Pakistan will give 16-year-old pace sensation Naseem Shah his first cap, making him one of the youngest players in Test history. Shah, who decided … Read more Pakistan vs Australia 1st test | Pakistan win toss, choose to bat

Ind vs Ban | Bangladesh wobble to 60/4 at lunch after India declare at 493/6

India remained on course for a big innings victory after their pacers blew away the Bangladesh top-order, reducing the visitors to 60 for 4 at lunch on the third day of the first Test here on Saturday. India declared their first innings at their overnight score of 493 for 6 to let their pace attack … Read more Ind vs Ban | Bangladesh wobble to 60/4 at lunch after India declare at 493/6

India vs Bangladesh | Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane build as India reach 188/3 at lunch on day 2

Opener Mayank Agarwal continued his fine run by inching towards his third Test hundred as India reached 188 for 3 at lunch despite losing skipper Virat Kohli early on the second day of the opening Test here on Friday. India now have a lead of 38 runs after having dismissed Bangladesh for 150 in the … Read more India vs Bangladesh | Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane build as India reach 188/3 at lunch on day 2

R. Ashwin echoes Virat Kohli’s views on Test venues

A day after captain Virat Kohli reiterated his preference for restricting Test cricket in India to five centres, R. Ashwin echoed his captain’s sentiment. “Every other nation has a certain pattern of playing Test cricket. They do know how the venue behaves, how the pitch behaves, how the games pan out. That’s perennially how Test … Read more R. Ashwin echoes Virat Kohli’s views on Test venues

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