Amazing Steve Smith flattens India to put hosts in command
Amazing Steve Smith flattens India to put hosts in command

Captain Steve Smith cracked his third successive century with a heroic 192 as Indian bowlers put up a poor show to allow Australia post a mammoth first innings total of 530 and gain control of the third cricket Test here today.

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: 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.

India vs Australia: Kohli-Dhawan spat will soon be forgotten, says Ganguly
India vs Australia: Kohli-Dhawan spat will soon be forgotten, says Ganguly

The much publicised dressing room spat between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan will soon be forgotten, claims former India captain Sourav Ganguly.

Virat Kohli used a knife and he stabbed Shikhar Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli used a knife and he stabbed Shikhar Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni

He stirred up a hornet's nest by talking about a dressing room unrest but Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni sought to quell the speculation with a dash of humour on Thursday, saying that the imaginary stories that came out could be made into a movie by Warner brothers.

Boxing Day Test: India vs Australia - Preview
Boxing Day Test: India vs Australia - Preview

 Stung by two successive defeats and hit by a dressing room unrest, India go into the must-win third cricket Test against Australia here on Thursday seeking to salvage a tour which seems to be falling apart both on and off the field.

India can still square the series, feels Sourav Ganguly
India can still square the series, feels Sourav Ganguly

Former India skipper, Sourav Ganguly has some encouraging words for the Indian team touring Australia and believes that they can still square the series despite losing the first two Tests matches in contrasting fashions.

Spat between Delhi Virat Kohli-Shikhar Dhawan sorted!
Spat between Delhi Virat Kohli-Shikhar Dhawan sorted!

Tiff between two Delhi lads Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, which made the dressing room atmosphere a bit tense during the fourth Day of second Test against Australia, seems to be over now as both the top-order batsmen were looking friendly during India's intense training session on Wednesday.

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: David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Test
India vs Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Test

Opener David Warner and all-rounder Shane Watson both took part in training on Wednesday as injury scares eased for Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India.

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.

India is going to be aggressive: Brad Haddin
India is going to be aggressive: Brad Haddin

 India have set an aggressive tone to the ongoing four-match Test series and Australia is not expecting any let-up going ahead for the Boxing Day Test, Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin said on Tuesday.

Ex-India bowling coach Joe Dawes warns India to ignore sledging to beat Oz
Ex-India bowling coach Joe Dawes warns India to ignore sledging to beat Oz

Former Indian cricket team bowling coach Joe Dawes has warned Mahendra Singh Dhoni's struggling men to ignore sledging if they want to beat Australia, claiming that the tourists have a good, young group of men at the centre of the team.

Shikhar Dhawan-Virat Kohli's fight caused unrest in dressing room during Brisbane Test: Report
Shikhar Dhawan-Virat Kohli's fight caused unrest in dressing room during Brisbane Test: Report

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan and vice-captain Virat Kohli had a fallout on the fourth day of the Brisbane Test against Australia, which the tourists eventually lost by four wickets to trail 2-0 in the four-match series, according to a reputed English daily.

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli fit for Boxing Day Test
Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli fit for Boxing Day Test

 India's opener Shikhar Dhawan and vice-captain Virat Kohli have recovered from their injuries sustained during the second Test against Australia and are fit to play the third match beginning in Melbourne on December 26.

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.

Never faced complaints about practice pitches: Gabba Curator
Never faced complaints about practice pitches: Gabba Curator

Shocked by India's criticism of the practice pitches here, Gabba's chief curator Kevin Mitchell has said that no other touring cricket team has ever complained about the tracks and insisted that they are just fine for net sessions.

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.

2nd Test, Brisbane: As it Happened...
2nd Test, Brisbane: As it Happened...

Live updates from Day 4 of the Gabba Test being played between India and Australia at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Leaked too many runs to tailenders, admits Umesh Yadav
India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Leaked too many runs to tailenders, admits Umesh Yadav

After two days of cricket, India had the upperhand in the second cricket Test -- and the advantage was stretched further on the third morning, but the Australian tail came to the rescue and gave the hosts a 97-run lead by the end of their innings Friday.