Nerves and high rhythm caught India off-guard, says coach Paul van Ass
Nerves and high rhythm caught India off-guard, says coach Paul van Ass

India hockey coach Paul van Ass said inability to handle fast-paced attack resulted in his side's capitulation against World champions Australia in the FIH World League Semifinals, here on Sunday.

World Hockey League Semifinal: Spirited Indian women lose 2-4 to Australia
World Hockey League Semifinal: Spirited Indian women lose 2-4 to Australia

Indian women produced their best performance of the ongoing World Hockey League Semifinals even though they suffered a 2-4 loss to World Cup silver medallists Australia after a gritty fight in their last preliminary league outing here on Saturday.

India aspire for good show against Australia
India aspire for good show against Australia

Their campaign passing along smoothly, India will now look to upstage fancied world champions Australia in their last preliminary match of the World League semifinals on Sunday.

Virat Kohli needs to learn from MS Dhoni: Steve Waugh
Virat Kohli needs to learn from MS Dhoni: Steve Waugh

Australia's World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his emotions in check and mature as a captain.

India stun world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup
India stun world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup

Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here.

People should be 'ashamed' for blaming me and Anushka for WC defeat: Virat Kohli

India's Test captain Virat Kohli on Friday lashed out at critics, who blamed his girlfriend Anushkha Sharma for the team's exit from ICC Cricket World Cup, stating that they "should be ashamed of themselves" as "no one has won more matches" than him in the last five years.

In Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup
In Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup

Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday.

India vs Australia WC semi-final match generated 24.5 million interactions on Facebook
India vs Australia WC semi-final match generated 24.5 million interactions on Facebook

As Australia and India faced off on Thursday to compete for a spot in the Cricket World Cup final, conversation on Facebook exploded as millions joined in ball-by-ball commentary during the crucial game. 

ICC Cricket World Cup: Team India deserves praise, not stones and criticism

The semi-final loss was heartbreaking. The Indian cricket team had been in superb form right throughout the tournament and they were expected to do the same against the mighty Aussies.

DNA: India's loss at ICC World Cup 2015 celebrated by some in Srinagar

India's loss at ICC World Cup 2015 was celebrated in Srinagar by some.
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Ram Gopal Varma 'happy' over India's loss against Australia; Omar hits back

A war of words has broken out between Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah over the former's controversial tweets on Indian cricket team's defeat against Australia in Thursday's World Cup semi-final match.

DNA: Analysing India's heartbreaking defeat in ICC World Cup semi-final

India's innings in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday as they succumbed to pressure against the Australian team, who decimated the defending champions by 95 runs to romp into the finals and break a million Indian hearts.

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Cricket World Cup: Australian media criticises lack of fight from Indians
Cricket World Cup: Australian media criticises lack of fight from Indians

Australian media were critical of lack of fight from Indian batsmen while praising their national team for a strong performance in their emphatic 95-run run victory to storm into the final of the cricket World Cup here on Thursday.

ICC WC 2015: Expert analysis of India vs Australia semi-final match-Part 2

India's innings in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday as they succumbed to pressure against the clinical Australians, who decimated the defending champions by 95 runs to romp into the finals and break a million Indian hearts.Watch our experts analyse India's defeat in the semis.

Cricket World Cup: Indian fan sacrifices tongue seeking divine intervention
Cricket World Cup: Indian fan sacrifices tongue seeking divine intervention

Fanaticism drove an Indian cricket fan to the extremes during India's semi-final defeat to Australia, according to reports.

Cricket World Cup: Former Pakistan players rue ouster of Asian teams from final
Cricket World Cup: Former Pakistan players rue ouster of Asian teams from final

Former Pakistani cricketers rued the failure of any Asian team to make it to the cricket World Cup final after Australia beat India by 95 runs in the second semi-final in Sydney on Thursday.

Cricket World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities
Cricket World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities

Attributing India's ouster from the World Cup to crucial missed opportunities, former cricketers on Thursday said the team needed a big knock from a top-order batsman to have a shot at overhauling the mammoth Australian total.

Pressure of semi-finals got to India: Sunil Gavaskar
Pressure of semi-finals got to India: Sunil Gavaskar

Dejected with Indian batsmen's poor shot selection in their 329-run chase, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the pressure of the cricket World Cup semi-final got to the team as it was outplayed by Australia here on Thursday.

Unfair to blame Anushka for Kohli's poor form: Ganguly
Unfair to blame Anushka for Kohli's poor form: Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's failure with the bat in the cricket World Cup semifinal against Australia, saying that it showed their immaturity.