A slew of howlers by umpires in the ongoing India-Australia cricket Test series Down Under has convinced former captain Dilip Vengsarkar to come out in support of the Decision Review System (DRS), a technology whose use has been consistently opposed by BCCI.
On two days of fluctuating fortunes, a new crop of Indians put to rest the Gabba snigger the visitors have been forced to associate with the fast and bouncy pitches Down Under. Historical fallacies were consigned to, for a prospective future once the Indian team finished Day 1 of the second Test at 311 for four wickets in Brisbane. Before the start of the match, it was everybody's assumption that the Indians will struggle to survive, let alone post a respectable score.
There would be plenty to ponder for Australia's new skipper Steve Smith on Day 2 of the second Test match as most of his bowlers have looked out of form while the Indian batsmen have scored runs at ease.
His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesay attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar.
Opener Murali Vijay cracked a fluent 144 as India put up a solid batting display to take the honours on the opening day of the second cricket Test against Australia by reaching a comfortable 311 for four here on Wednesday.
Excitement, thrill, action, reaction, altercation, drama, emotions; the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played at Adelaide Oval covered all these aspects and set the tone for rest of the series.
Left facing a big lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Australia, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane today said that his team will have to be calm and patient on the fifth and final day to remain in contention.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Thursday said he will look to exploit the footmarks created by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma during his spell to David Warner on the opening day of the first cricket Test.
Having done his bit with the willow, Cheteshwar Pujara said India's strong reply meant the visitors' young batsmen have proven themselves on the third day of the first cricket Test versus Australia here on Thursday.
Seeking their 41st Ranji Trophy title, former champions Mumbai are to open their campaign against Group A minnows Jammu and Kashmir in the first-ever meeting between the two teams in 80 years of the tournament, here Sunday.
Despite being one of the most swashbuckling cricketers the game has seen, Virender Sehwag's downfall of late has been an unplesant sight for fans across the world. But now that the veteran has expressed his desire to see his name in India's World Cup probables list, the question is whether it is actually possible?
The Indian pace attack is getting much attention Down Under, with Varun Aaron being singled out for special praise by Australian cricketers, who feel the youngster's biggest assets - pace and bounce - are things that had troubled the visitors on their previous tours here.