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India vs Australia: No reason to respect Mitchell Johnson, says Virat Kohli
India vs Australia: No reason to respect Mitchell Johnson, says Virat Kohli

After scoring his third Test hundred of the tour, Virat Kohli Sunday said he was left with no good reason to respect pacer Mitchell Johnson and some of the other Australia players after verbals flew "throughout the day" at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test – Day 3: Statistical highlights
Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test – Day 3: Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights on day three of the third cricket Test between India and Australia here Sunday.

India vs Australia: Dhoni sets record for most stumpings in international cricket
India vs Australia: Dhoni sets record for most stumpings in international cricket

Indian skipper and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday set a record for the most number of stumpings in international cricket on day two of the third Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cericket Ground (MCG) here.

Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Gave away too many runs but we will score too, says Ashwin
Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Gave away too many runs but we will score too, says Ashwin

Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin on Saturday said the tourists will pile up their own share tomorrow in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now.

Consistent Murali Vijay keeps India's hope alive in Australia
Consistent Murali Vijay keeps India's hope alive in Australia

Brilliance of Murali Vijay continues to hog the limelight in Australia. The Indian opener on Saturday posted yet another half-century to help the tourists close Day 2 at 108 for 1, keeping themselves in the match and series.

Marathon man Steve Smith impresses once again
Marathon man Steve Smith impresses once again

At 25 years of age, captaining the Australian team and carrying the side's batting against India once again shows why Steve Smith is a sheer class act in modern day cricket. Smith scored a well made 72* and kept Aussies in the hunt of getting another big total in the third Test match against India in Melbourne on Friday.

India vs Australia 2014: Josh Hazlewood advises Joe Burns to keep things simple at MCG
India vs Australia 2014: Josh Hazlewood advises Joe Burns to keep things simple at MCG

Fresh from his impressive debut at the Gabba in the second cricket match against India, Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has advised young Joe Burns, who is set to play his first Test at the MCG on Boxing Day, to keep things simple.

Ishant needs to step up and take more wickets: Ajit Agarkar
Ishant needs to step up and take more wickets: Ajit Agarkar

Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar feels that Ishant Sharma should step up in a leadership role as the bowling unit has the skill set and ability to take 20 Australian wickets in the third cricket Test starting tomorrow at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

If India have a chance, it's at MCG, says Ricky Ponting
If India have a chance, it's at MCG, says Ricky Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is happy with the way the hosts have played their brand of cricket till now but believes that if India have a chance of victory it will be in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting Friday.

Shane Watson faces fitness test after being struck by bouncer
Shane Watson faces fitness test after being struck by bouncer

Selector Mark Waugh has said Shane Watson faces a fitness test Wednesday morning for the third Test against India, starting Friday, after the all-rounder was struck on the helmet in the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) nets here Tuesday.

Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Test squad
Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja in Test squad

 Young left-arm spinner Axar Patel will replace an injured Ravindra Jadeja, who was on Monday ruled out due to a shoulder injury from India's remaining two cricket Tests against Australia.

Boxing Day Test: My dad didn't believe I was selected: Joe Burns
Boxing Day Test: My dad didn't believe I was selected: Joe Burns

 Young batsman Joe Burns' selection in the Australian cricket team for the third Test against India was so unexpected that his own father had refused to believe the news.

MS Dhoni says India not far off away from Test wins
MS Dhoni says India not far off away from Test wins

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have the pace, threat and aggression to win Tests away from home and it`s just a matter of time before results go their way.

Australia name squad for Boxing Day Test against India
Australia name squad for Boxing Day Test against India

Australia named a 13-man squad for the Boxing Day Test match against visitors India starting at the MCG on Friday. 25-year-old Joe Burns has been added in the squad in place of injured Mitchell Marsh, Cricket Australia confirmed. Burns plays for Queensland and has represented Australia A.

Young India will succeed under Modiji's leadership: VVS Laxman
Young India will succeed under Modiji's leadership: VVS Laxman

 The Australians found it difficult to breach VVS Laxman's defence during his playing days but on the same soil, it was Narendra Modi's speech that 'bowled' him over and he is confident that young India will achieve success under the Prime Minister's able leadership.

South African spinner Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI
South African spinner Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI

South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday.

IPL spot-fixing: Sunil Gavaskar hits out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, questions N Srinivasan's silence
IPL spot-fixing: Sunil Gavaskar hits out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, questions N Srinivasan's silence

Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, son-in-law of ICC President N Srinivasan, over his involvement in betting and also questioned the Tamil Nadu strongman's silence in the whole spot-fixing and betting issue.

Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy: Know more about Melbourne Cricket Ground
Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy: Know more about Melbourne Cricket Ground

After his Summit talks with Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and addressing the Australian Parliament in Canberra on Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi visited the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

PM Narendra Modi gets flavour of cricket ahead of MCG visit
PM Narendra Modi gets flavour of cricket ahead of MCG visit

A day ahead of his visit to the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday got a flavour of cricket.

Former Aussie cricketer Brett Lee gets on Narendra Modi bandwagon
Former Aussie cricketer Brett Lee gets on Narendra Modi bandwagon

Former Australia paceman Brett Lee has get on the Narendra Modi bandwagon. The celebrated cricketer-turn-actor is one of the many enthusiasts welcoming the Indian Prime Minister in Australia.