South Africa vs West Indies: Stiaan van Zyl answers with ton as opportunity knocks
South Africa vs West Indies: Stiaan van Zyl answers with ton as opportunity knocks

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.

West Indies lose Assad Fudadin for South Africa series
West Indies lose Assad Fudadin for South Africa series

West Indies batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the three-test tour of South Africa after fracturing a finger in fielding practice on Wednesday.

South Africa vs West Indies: Hashim Amla hits double century before declaration
South Africa vs West Indies: Hashim Amla hits double century before declaration

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.

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: Scathing Warne slams lethargic Starc over 'nonchalant' approach
India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Scathing Warne slams lethargic Starc over 'nonchalant' approach

Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has slammed paceman Mitchell Starc for showing a nonchalant approach in the second Test against India at Brisbane.

India vs Australia: Gabba strip will help Aussie pacers, says curator Mitchell
India vs Australia: Gabba strip will help Aussie pacers, says curator Mitchell

After a high-scoring first Test in Adelaide, which India lost by 48 runs to trail the five-match series, a green-top awaits the visitors at the Gabba, here starting December 17.

Virat Kohli knows how to play cricket in Australia: Mark Taylor
Virat Kohli knows how to play cricket in Australia: Mark Taylor

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.

Amazing Virat Kohli, Nathan Lyon win hearts with brilliant performances
Amazing Virat Kohli, Nathan Lyon win hearts with brilliant performances

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.

Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon torments India in Adelaide
Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon torments India in Adelaide

By the look of things, a draw is still on the cards but Nathan Lyon on such sublime form and India's recent trend of giving away wickets to spinners, a result is certainly possible in Adelaide.

1st Test, Day 4: As it Happened...
1st Test, Day 4: As it Happened...

Live updates from day four of the 1st Test match being played between India and Australia at Adelaide Oval.

India vs Australia: Greg Matthews slams Oz for 'over reacting' to Johnson's Kohli bouncer hit
India vs Australia: Greg Matthews slams Oz for 'over reacting' to Johnson's Kohli bouncer hit

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.

India vs Australia: Playing Sharma Karn was a great move, says Sunil Gavaskar
India vs Australia: Playing Sharma Karn was a great move, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday felt India captain Virat Kohli made a great move to play debutant Karn Sharma in the opening Test against Australia in Adelaide.

India vs Australia: Statistical highlights of Day 1 of 1st Test
India vs Australia: Statistical highlights of Day 1 of 1st Test

Statistical highlights of the first day of the first cricket Test match between India and Australia here on Tuesday.

Take your time with each step, Darren Lehmann says to Aussie players
Take your time with each step, Darren Lehmann says to Aussie players

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.

India vs Australia: MS Dhoni could still lead India in first Test
India vs Australia: MS Dhoni could still lead India in first Test

With the arrival of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Adelaide, Virat Kohli's chances of leading India in the first Test against Australia have become slim.

India vs Australia: Phillip Hughes' adopted home town of Adelaide can now host first Test
India vs Australia: Phillip Hughes' adopted home town of Adelaide can now host first Test

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.

Phillip Hughes' death has had deep impact on my son: Steve Waugh
Phillip Hughes' death has had deep impact on my son: Steve Waugh

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.

All for Michael Clarke! Club captain declares innings at 17-0
All for Michael Clarke! Club captain declares innings at 17-0

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.

Five Indian players to watch out for in Test series Down Under

Five Indian players to watch out for in Test series Down Under

There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri
There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri

Team India's director of cricket, Ravi Shastri gave pep talk in the hope of instilling confidence in the squad before leaving the demanding tour of Australia on Friday.