Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane bat superbly before another Indian collapse
Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane bat superbly before another Indian collapse

Live updates from Day 3 of the third Test match being played between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

3rd Test, Day 2, India vs Australia - As it Happened...
3rd Test, Day 2, India vs Australia - As it Happened...

Live updates from Day 2 of the third Test match being played between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 1: As it Happened...
India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 1: As it Happened...

Australia finish Day 1 on 259/5 against India. Smith 72* and Haddin 23* are on the crease. Shami was the pick of the bowlers taking 2/55.

India vs Australia: Sunil Gavaskar defends MS Dhoni on 'unrest' remark
India vs Australia: Sunil Gavaskar defends MS Dhoni on 'unrest' remark

Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his "unrest" comment that got the media talking about a rift within the Indian cricket team in Australia, saying that the Indian captain might have chosen a wrong word to describe the situation.

Melbourne is India's best chance to win: Michael Bevan
Melbourne is India's best chance to win: Michael Bevan

Notwithstanding the 2-0 scoreline in favour of the home team, former Australian all-rounder Michael Bevan is impressed with the brand of cricket played in the series and feels Indians have a good chance to bounce back in Melbourne in the third cricket Test, starting tomorrow.

Sledging war shows no signs of abating in third Test
Sledging war shows no signs of abating in third Test

Captain MS Dhoni said Thursday sledging had nothing to do with India`s losing performance in the series against Australia and he encouraged more of it in this week`s third Test in Melbourne.

Boxing Day Test: It's high time Rohit Sharma shines with the bat
Boxing Day Test: It's high time Rohit Sharma shines with the bat

At a time when most of the Indian batsmen are trying hard to get the team into respectable positions, it's high time a senior batsman like Rohit Sharma too contributes with the bat.

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.

Difficult times ahead for Dhoni & Co as Mitchell Johnson regains form

Ahead of India’s tour of Australia, the biggest threat for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team was none other than the meanest in-form speedster Mitchell Johnson.

India don't believe they can win away from home: Matthew Hayden
India don't believe they can win away from home: Matthew Hayden

Not too impressed with the Indian cricket team, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden feels the tourists do not seem to believe that they can win away from home and have gone "missing" during key moments of the ongoing Test series.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Did Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron arrive late at Gabba on 4th day?
India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Did Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron arrive late at Gabba on 4th day?

While Indian batsmen were collapsing like a pack of cards on Day 4 of the Brisbane Tests, speedsters Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron reached late to the ground, according to an Australian newspaper.

Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter to head list
Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter to head list

Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli has overtaken Sachin Tendulkar as the most followed sportsperson on Twitter though the iconic cricketer still holds the number two spot a year after his retirement.

Can Lokesh Rahul gets his maiden Test cap in Oz?
Can Lokesh Rahul gets his maiden Test cap in Oz?

In the first two Tests that India lost against Australia in the four match series, one thing which remained constant was the below par performance of Indian lower middle order, especially in the second innings.

BCCI announces contracted players list, Bhuvneshwar Kumar promoted to Grade A
BCCI announces contracted players list, Bhuvneshwar Kumar promoted to Grade A

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the list of its contracted players for the 2014-15 season.

Aussie media slate `whingeing` India after loss in 2nd Test
Aussie media slate `whingeing` India after loss in 2nd Test

Beaten India were distracted by their gripes over the state of practice wickets and food as they reached their breaking point on their Australian tour, local media said Sunday.

India vs Australia: A tale of two tails

In sports, numbers are everything. In a high stake series like the one between Australia and India Down Under, numbers are bound to excite. But beware, not all numbers will help keep sanity, especially if one is an Indian fan.

There was some unrest in dressing room: MS Dhoni
There was some unrest in dressing room: MS Dhoni

All is not well in the Indian dressing room right now with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni revealing that there was some "unrest" resulting from "lack of communication" with the in-form Virat Kohli before Saturday's batting collapse in the lost second cricket Test against Australia here.

Brisbane Test, India vs Australia: As it Happened...
Brisbane Test, India vs Australia: As it Happened...

Live updates from Day 3 of the second Test match being played between India and Australia at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.

2nd Test: India were 50-70 runs short, says Sunil Gavaskar
2nd Test: India were 50-70 runs short, says Sunil Gavaskar

Batting great Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday felt India squandered another opportunity to be in a commanding position after being bowled out for 408 on day two of the second cricket Test against Australia in Brisbane today.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Veteran Mitchell Johnson praises debutante Josh Hazlewood
India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Veteran Mitchell Johnson praises debutante Josh Hazlewood

Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson on Thursday praised debutante Josh Hazlewood for his outstanding performance on Day two of the second Test against India at Brisbane.