Brendon McCullum shows maturity with triple-century

Brendon McCullum showed his growing maturity and desire to stamp his mark on New Zealand with an inspirational triple-century that salvaged the second test against India and sealed a 1-0 series win on Tuesday.

McCullum, Watling break world record for 6th-wicket stand

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and B J Watling broke the world record for the highest sixth-wicket partnership with a 352-run stand against India in the ongoing second cricket Test here today.

India lose first Test by 40 runs, New Zealand lead series 1-0

India conjured up hopes of a record run-chase before a lower middle-order collapse saw the visitors slump to a 40-run defeat against New Zealand in the thrilling first cricket test and hand over a 1-0 lead to the hosts in the two-match series here today.

1st Test: New Zealand not pressing the panic button yet, says Wagner

New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner today said that the hosts will not be hitting the panic button just yet as they are confident of taking remaining Indian wickets needed for victory in the first Test, here.

1st Test: India face stiff task of scoring 320 runs in chase of 407

India face a daunting task of scoring 407 runs to win the first cricket Test against New Zealand, who suffered a dramatic batting collapse in the second innings to be skittled out for 105 and left the topsy-turvy match wide open, on Saturday.

1st Test: Captain’s knock by Brendon McCullum

On the second day of the first Test at Eden Park, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum who was unbeaten on 143 at stumps on the first day, went on to score a double ton against India and ensured that his side crossed the 500-run mark in the first innings.

2nd Test: Sri Lanka build lead agaisnt Bangladesh

Sri Lanka were set for a big lead despite a shaky start in their second innings in the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Friday.

Need to put pressure on Indian batsmen: Trent Boult

New Zealand pacer Trent Boult on Tuesday sought to play mind games ahead of the first cricket Test against India, saying the visiting batsmen are too attacking and that sustained pressure can get them to commit errors.

Opportunity for India to take revenge from New Zealand

If Indian players play according to their reputation, there is no question why they can’t beat the hosts in the Test series, which might give them some solace after their shameful defeat in the ODIs.

We got what we wanted from tour game: Rohit Sharma

Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma on Monday said that the Indian team got "what they wanted" before going into the first Test against New Zealand at the Eden Park in Auckland, starting February 6.

Learning about bowling in various conditions: Ishwar Pandey

The lanky Ishwar Pandey finally got a chance to play a match on this tour of New Zealand in a two-day tour game and his three-wicket haul in 14 overs would surely make him happy after waiting in the wings for three weeks since India landed in this country.

Team India looking for form-revival ahead of New Zealand Test series

Hammered in the ODIs, the Indian cricket team would look to make a fresh start in its so far disappointing tour of New Zealand when it takes on the hosts in a two-day practice game here tomorrow to build up for the two-match Test series.

ODI rout fires up New Zealand for Test series against India

A fired up New Zealand on Saturday turned their sights towards the upcoming two Tests against India, bursting with confidence after exceeding expectations by dominating the one-day series.

India look for morale boosting win against New Zealand ahead of Test Series

In the fifth and final ODI of the series, India will look for a consolation win, which might give them the much-needed boost to enter the two-match Test series with a positive frame of mind.

A sea-change in attitude of Team India

Fearlessness, dynamism and flamboyance are the new traits one can easily observe in the young Indian team which has been currently locking horns with the world’s number one ranked Test team – South Africa.

India vs South Africa: Good start key for Proteas in first Test against India, says Smith

Proteas Test captain, Graeme Smith has said it will be important to start well in the first Test against India at the Wanderers on Wednesday, according to reports.

I feel Shami will start the series as our best bowler even ahead of Zaheer Khan: Sourav Ganguly

Former captain Sourav Ganguly today rated Mohammed Shami ahead of the experienced Zaheer Khan as he said the young pacer would be India`s "best" as they begin a tough two-match Test series against South Africa in Johannesburg from Wednesday.

Can Virat Kohli prove his mettle in South Africa?

After a poor ODI series in South Africa, Virat Kohli, the new run-machine of Team India has to perform in two-match Test series against the Proteas, to prove his credentials right.

India will miss Sachin Tendulkar: Morkel

South African pacer Morne Morkel on Monday fired the first salvo ahead of the two-match Test series, starting here December 18, stating that the young Indian batsmen will miss `Sachin Tendulkar`s patience` in the middle and they should be prepared to face some hostile bowling from the home side.

India vs South Africa: Fletcher faces litmus test

It`s nearly two years that India haven`t played a Test overseas and as they prepare to take on South Africa at the Wanderers on Wednesday, it will be a trial by fire for coach Duncan Fletcher, who has now come a long way from the team`s 0-8 result abroad.