South African Stiaan van Zyl waited a long time for his test debut but made the most of the opportunity when it finally arrived with an unbeaten century on debut in the first test against West Indies on Thursday.
Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Thursday.
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.
Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor has come out and praised Virat Kohli for the way he marshalled the Indian team in the first Test here, saying the young batsman knows how to play cricket Down Under.
India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli would have been much happier if India would have held on to defy Aussies but that wasn't the case. In the end though the hosts won by 48 runs, Virat Kohli had done his job served with perfection.
Former Australian Test spinner Greg Matthews has criticised the team's reaction when pace express Mitchell Johnson's bouncer hit Indian stand-in skipper Virat Kohli in the helmet on the third day of the first Test at Adelaide Oval.
The Australian team is slowly shifting its focus back to cricket after more than a week of emotional turmoil caused by Phillip Hughes' death but coach Darren Lehmann has told his wards to take their time to recover and not push themselves too hard.
The first Test between India and Australia may be shifted from Brisbane to Adelaide, the adopted home town of Phillip Hughes, providing both teams more time to come to terms with the tragic death of the cricketer who was to turn 26 on Sunday.
He has rarely shown emotion on the field but former Australian captain Steve Waugh was emotional as he spoke about his teenager son Austin breaking down after hearing the news of Phillip Hughes' death.
Australian captain Michael Clarke's fight against time to play in the first Test against India got his grade club captain in trouble on Saturday. After sending them in to bat first at Kings Oval by Parramatta, Western Suburbs skipper Jeff Cook declared their innings at 0-17, one ball shy of 10 completed overs.