Michael Clarke praises `gentleman` Younis Khan
Michael Clarke praises `gentleman` Younis Khan

Australian skipper Michael Clarke praised record century maker Younis Khan as a "gentleman of the game" after the Pakistani notched a century in each innings in the first Test on Saturday.

Pakistan spinners strike after Younus, Shehzad heroics
Pakistan spinners strike after Younus, Shehzad heroics

Pakistan`s spinners scythed through Australia`s top order in the second innings to get them close to victory in the first test after twin centuries from Younus Khan and youngster Ajmal Shehzad helped the hosts set an improbable target.

Younis khan scores record 26th Test ton for Pakistan
Younis khan scores record 26th Test ton for Pakistan

Veteran batsman Younis Khan on Saturday scored a record 26th Test ton for Pakistan. He achieved this feat in the ongoing first Test match against Australia on the fourth day in Dubai. The star player notched up a brilliant 103 not out off just 147 deliveries in the second innings, as Pakistan set a target of 434 runs for Australia to chase.

Ahmed Shehzad`s hundred puts Pakistan in command
Ahmed Shehzad`s hundred puts Pakistan in command

Opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a solid century to steer Pakistan into a commanding position on the fourth day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Saturday.

Jun Seok Lee shares lead in fog-hit Korea Open
Jun Seok Lee shares lead in fog-hit Korea Open

Australia`s Jun Seok Lee birdied the 18th hole to join a four-way tie for the halfway lead at the fog-disrupted Kolon Korea Open on Saturday.

Ahmed Shehzad`s fifty stretches Pakistan`s lead in first Test
Ahmed Shehzad`s fifty stretches Pakistan`s lead in first Test

Opener Ahmed Shehzad hit a solid half-century to help Pakistan strengthen their position in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Saturday.

Australia batsmen in familiar tail-spin in Dubai
Australia batsmen in familiar tail-spin in Dubai

Scars re-opened on a dusty pitch in Bulawayo in August bled profusely on day three of the first test against Pakistan as Australia`s batsmen showed a familiar vulnerability to tight spin bowling on slow wickets.

MH 370: Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said on Friday.

English experience will help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman
English experience will help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman on Friday said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the grueling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup.

Pakistan in command despite David Warner's century
Pakistan in command despite David Warner's century

Pakistan's spin bowlers shared six wickets between them to take control of the first Test against Australia despite a brilliant hundred by David Warner on the third day on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to visit Fiji on November 19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Fiji on November 19, a day after a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbot in Canberra.

Younis Khan definitely 'deserves spot' in Pakistan's World Cup squad: Zaheer Abbas
Younis Khan definitely 'deserves spot' in Pakistan's World Cup squad: Zaheer Abbas

Pakistan's legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas has said that Younis Khan deserved a definite spot in next year's World Cup squad to prove his mark, after the former captain thrilled him with his performance in the first Test match against Australia.

South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso
South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso

South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country`s cricket board said on Friday.

Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding
Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year.

David Warner hits century, Pakistan pick up four wickets
David Warner hits century, Pakistan pick up four wickets

David Warner remained unbeaten after his ninth test hundred but Pakistan fought back with four Australian wickets in an extended morning session on the third day of the first test in Dubai on Friday.

India name 21-member hockey squad for Oz Test tour
India name 21-member hockey squad for Oz Test tour

 Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9.

Australia hit back after Pakistan's 454 in first Test
Australia hit back after Pakistan's 454 in first Test

Australia got off to a solid start after wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed's brilliant hundred guided Pakistan to a big first innings total of 454 in the first Test in Dubai on Thursday.

Australian tourist mauled by tiger in Thailand's animal park

An Australian tourist was mauled by a 15-month-old tiger in one of Thailand's tiger parks, where people can go and pet these big cats and have their photographs taken with them.

Pakistan out for 454 in first Test
Pakistan out for 454 in first Test

Pakistan were bowled out for 454 on the second day of the opening Test against Australia in Dubai on Thursday.

Security stepped up at Australia Parliament after Canada attack

Security has been stepped up at parliaments and Canadian diplomatic missions around Australia, a day after a gunman opened fire at parliament in that country killing one soldier, according to a media report.