India vs Australia, 3rd Test - Day 1: Statistical highlights
India vs Australia, 3rd Test - Day 1: Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the opening day's play in the third India-Australia cricket Test here on Friday.

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli in Melbourne for New Year
Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli in Melbourne for New Year

Bollywood damsel Anushka Sharma has joined beau Virat Kohli in Melbourne to cheer for him and Team India on the Boxing Day match against Australia.

India vs Australia: Kohli-Dhawan spat will soon be forgotten, says Ganguly
India vs Australia: Kohli-Dhawan spat will soon be forgotten, says Ganguly

The much publicised dressing room spat between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan will soon be forgotten, claims former India captain Sourav Ganguly.

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test
India vs Australia: 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 former Test captain Bill Lawry behind the mike.

India sledging ''backfired'' in Brisbane, says Hazlewood

  India`s attempts to get under Australia`s skin in the second test "backfired" on the way to defeat at the Gabba, according to paceman Josh Hazlewood.

Heightened level of terrorist chatter, attack 'likely': Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday asked Australians to be alert during the holiday period after authorities detected "a heightened level of terrorist chatter" post the Sydney cafe siege, warning another attack is likely.

Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni
Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni

Even as their dismal run away from home continues, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the Indian cricket team's approach to batting in overseas tours has "improved" in the last one year.

India vs Australia: Injury worries to Marsh, Warner cloud Boxing Day Test
India vs Australia: Injury worries to Marsh, Warner cloud Boxing Day Test

Injuries worries to in-form opener David Warner and allrounder Mitch Marsh may affect Australia's plans for the third cricket Test which gets underway at Melbourne on Boxing Day.

Indians should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar
Indians should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar today advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under.

Melbourne to host World Cup 2015 Australian opening ceremony
Melbourne to host World Cup 2015 Australian opening ceremony

Melbourne was Friday named as the host of Australian opening ceremony for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015.

Indian-origin Vasan Srinivasan inducted in Aus national body

Melbourne: An Indian-origin man has been inducted in an Australian national body that advices the government on multicultural affairs and policy programmes.

Hamstrung Michael Clarke will be back, says Ryan Harris
Hamstrung Michael Clarke will be back, says Ryan Harris

Michael Clarke`s candid admission that he may never play again after another physical breakdown caught his Australia team mates off guard, but paceman Ryan Harris is convinced the injury-prone skipper will be back to lead the team.

Indian-origin man dies in Australia after falling from high-rise building

 A 21-year-old Indian-origin man today died after falling from 26th floor of a high-rise apartment building here.

Protest in Melbourne against police violence in US

A peaceful protest was organised in Australia on Friday to show solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri in the US.

Paul Spargo leads in Melbourne with Adam Scott primed to pounce
Paul Spargo leads in Melbourne with Adam Scott primed to pounce

South Australian journeyman Paul Spargo will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Masters after shooting a one-under 71 on Saturday, with double defending champion Adam Scott lurking four strokes behind.

Australia eye top ODI spot on back of sizzling Steve Smith
Australia eye top ODI spot on back of sizzling Steve Smith

Australia may have already clinched the series against South Africa but they have the incentive of top spot on the world one-day rankings in Sunday`s fifth ODI in Sydney.

Adam Scott ''three-peat'' bid off to slow start at Australian Masters
Adam Scott ''three-peat'' bid off to slow start at Australian Masters

World number two Adam Scott gritted his teeth in foul conditions for golf on Thursday, scratching out a one-over 73 in the first round of the Australian Masters to be six strokes behind clubhouse leaders Michael Wright and Stephen Allan.

Modi rules Australian media headlines

 Global glam queen Kim Kardashian must be ruing the timing of her visit to this picturesque Australian city as it is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is dominating the media headlines Down Under.

Treble-chasing Adam Scott targets Masters not Rory McIlroy
Treble-chasing Adam Scott targets Masters not Rory McIlroy

Adam Scott said Wednesday he was putting aside thoughts of next week`s showdown with world number one Rory McIlroy as he chases a third straight win in this week`s Australian Masters.

Successful India to provide vast opportunity for world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a successful India will provide a vast opportunity for the world and sought closer ties with Australia.