Conditions going to be similar to first two Tests: Michael Clarke

Australian skipper Michael Clarke is ready for another litmus test having conceded that the conditions at the PCA Stadium here are pretty "similar" to the ones they encountered in the first two Tests of the four-match series.

Arthur says Oz team`s morale not `rock bottom` following crushing twin defeats

Australia coach Mickey Arthur has claimed his team`s morale is not rock bottom following two crushing defeats against India in the ongoing Test series, but he admitted some players are still shell shocked at the difficulty of succeeding in the harsh Indian conditions.

Sitting ducks Aussies need to be more aggressive, says Wade

The Australian cricketers behaved like "sitting ducks" in the opening two Test losses against India, said wicket-keeper Matthew Wade as he called on his teammates to be more aggressive and take some load off skipper Michael Clarke

Mohali pitch will be different from Chennai, Hyderabad

The pitch of the third Test between India and Australia will not be of the same character as the last two matches in Chennai and Hyderabad, claimed Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) official.

We are contemplating changes, says coach Mickey Arthur

Desperate to claw their way back in the series, Australia`s chief coach Mickey Arthur today said they were not averse to the idea of making a few changes in the playing eleven if that can bring good result for them.

After defeat, Aussies practice on fifth day track

Australian batsmen haven`t been able to survive enough overs in the last two Tests to know what it is like batting on a typical Indian track on the fifth day of a match and that prompted them to practice on the Test-match strip here today.

Australian media lashes out at cricket team for abject surrender

Launching a scathing attack on their cricket team for a spineless show in the second Test, the Australian media today dubbed their players as "pale warriors", who did not have the stomach for fight and the legs to last the distance.

Clarke to move up the order after "unacceptable" performances

A distraught Michael Clarke will promote himself up the order in the remaining two Tests against India, saying his team`s "unacceptable" batting performances has left him with no other choice.

HCA to refund Day 5 tickets of India-Aus Test

With the second cricket Test between India and Australia ending prematurely on the fourth day here on Monday, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has decided to refund the ticket amount for the final day.

Dhoni becomes most successful India Test captain

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the most successful Indian Test captain, surpassing Sourav Ganguly after India won the second cricket Test against Australia by an innings and 135 runs here Tuesday.

India vs Australia: Hyderabad Test, Day 4 - As it happened...

Updates from Day 4 of the second Test being played between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.

This performance is unacceptable, says dejected Clarke

Livid after a second successive meek surrender by his team, Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke today said the performance is "unacceptable" and chided his batsmen for not taking enough responsibility.

India vs Australia: 2nd Test, Day 3 - As it happened...

Updates from Day 3 of the second Test being played between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3: Statistical Highlights

Statistical highlights on the third day of the second cricket Test between India and Australia here on Monday.

Our batsmen should learn from Vijay-Pujara: Doherty

Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty on Monday said the Australian batsmen need to take a cue from the performances of Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay in order to save the side from the ignominy of another crushing defeat in the second Test match, here.

Aussies don`t know how to go about on turners: Pujara

Young batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday said the Australians hardly have an idea about batting on turning tracks as the visitors continued to struggle against the Indian spinners.

My aim was to bowl within the stumps: Bhuvneshwar

Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar today said that his main aim was to bowl "within the stumps" and that has helped him pick up three top-order Australian wickets on the opening day of the second Test here.

India vs Australia, Hyderabad Test: Statistical Highlights

Statistical highlights on the first day of the second cricket Test match between India and Australia, here on Saturday.

Good weekend turnout at Test despite tight security

Despite the unprecedented security in the wake of terror attack in Hyderabad, the second Test between India and Australia attracted huge crowds at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Spin will again play a big role, says Clarke

Australian skipper Michael Clarke on Friday reckoned that spin will "again play a big role" in the second Test against India here but was non-committal on whether he would go with an extra spinner or a fast bowler.