Test cricket

Ben Stokes becomes second-fastest to reach 4,000 runs and 150 wickets in Test cricket

Overall, the England all-rounder has become the sixth cricketer in the history of the longest format of the game to complete 4000 runs and 150 wickets in Tests.

Jul 11, 2020, 22:11 PM IST

Test matches will always remain purest form of cricket, says Ben Stokes

England`s all-rounder Ben Stokes has said that Test matches will always remain the purest form of cricket. Stokes, who played an important role in helping England lift the 2019 World Cup trophy, said that it is not right to make many changes in the rules of the longest format of the game and the great players would also not want to see many changes in Test format.

Apr 29, 2020, 11:39 AM IST

On this day in 1877, Test cricket was born

The match played between an English team led by James Lillywhite against the Australians was later given the accolade of being cricket's first official Test.

Mar 15, 2020, 17:18 PM IST

Sir Richard Hadlee, legendary New Zealand all-rounder, says Test cricket must for T20's existence

New Zealand pace great Sir Richard Hadlee is a purist at heart and no fan of cricket's shortest international format - T20. Hadlee, who once held the world record of taking most Test wickets with his 431 scalps, has no qualms in asserting that the shortest format will not survive if Tests are not taken care of.

Feb 28, 2020, 14:53 PM IST

Virat Kohli stays on top, Ajinkya Rahane moves upward in ICC Test rankings

Cheteshwar Pujara has been able to retain his sixth position whereas Ajinkya Rahane moved up by a place and is currently at the eighth spot.

Jan 24, 2020, 16:10 PM IST

England's Joe Root becomes first visiting captain to score 200 in New Zealand

On the fourth day of the second and final Test at the Seddon Park, Joe Root played a brilliant knock of 226 against the Black Caps. He reached the 200-run milestone with a risky single with batting partner Ollie Pope slow off the mark and only keeping his wicket when the New Zealand throw at the stumps went wide.

Dec 02, 2019, 13:07 PM IST

BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner star as New Zealand thrash England in 1st Test

The two teams will now face in the second and final Test beginning Friday at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Nov 25, 2019, 09:52 AM IST

We failed to execute our skills properly: Rohit Sharma after losing to Bangladesh

Bangladesh secured a seven-wicket victory on Sunday after they successfully chased down the target of 149 runs. Bangladesh managed to pull off a big victory because of Mushfiqur Rahim`s unbeaten knock of 60 runs.

Nov 04, 2019, 12:12 PM IST

Ticket prices as low as Rs 50 for India-Bangladesh Eden Test

India is slated to play Bangladesh in three T20s and two tests in November. The second Test will be held at the Eden Gardens between November 22-26.

Oct 21, 2019, 23:05 PM IST

India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma will be given time as Test opener, says Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma has had contrasting fortunes in limited overs and Test cricket. While he is the vice-captain of the team in limited-overs cricket and is recognised as one of the best batsmen in the shorter formats, he has scored just over 1500 runs in his 27-match Test career.

Oct 01, 2019, 14:01 PM IST

Countdown clock, standard ball amongst MCC proposals for Test cricket

The future of the longest format of the game has been a subject of debate, amidst dwindling crowds for Test matches outside Australia and England.

Mar 13, 2019, 12:04 PM IST

India vs Australia 3rd Test: Mayank Agarwal to debut, all eyes on MCG wicket

Openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay along with pacer Umesh Yadav have been dropped from India’s XI. Mayank Agarwal will finally be making his debut in the Indian team.

Dec 25, 2018, 19:08 PM IST

Australian coach Justin Langer says Virat Kohli's India are 'smelling blood'

India will be up against Australia for the first Test match scheduled for Thursday

Dec 05, 2018, 21:00 PM IST

Yasir Shah's 14-wicket haul spins Pakistan to win against New Zealand

Yasir Shah spins Pakistan to innings defeat of New Zealand

Nov 27, 2018, 19:00 PM IST

Kiwis crumble against Pakistan's precision attack in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan's bowlers showed controlled aggression and intelligence to skittle out New Zealand for 153 on day one of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Nov 16, 2018, 22:18 PM IST

India vs West Indies 1st Test: India dominate on Day 2, knock West Indies off balance

India take on West Indies on Day 2 of the 1st Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on Friday. 

Oct 05, 2018, 09:34 AM IST

Prithvi Shaw becomes youngest Indian to score century on Test debut

Prithvi Shaw on Thursday became the youngest Indian and fourth overall to score a century on his Test debut. He achieved this feat in the ongoing 1st Test against West Indies in Rajkot. 

Oct 04, 2018, 14:02 PM IST

I personally spoke to Karun Nair on West Indies team selection: MSK Prasad

Chairman of selecting committee MSK Prasad on Monday clarified why Karun Nair was not selected for the upcoming Test series against West Indies. 

Oct 01, 2018, 18:03 PM IST

Virat Kohli to lead India, Shikhar Dhawan axed for 2-match Test series against West Indies

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced a 15-man Indian team for the two-Test home series against West Indies on Saturday. Virat Kohli, who was rested for the Asia Cup, will resumes captaincy in the Test series. 

Sep 29, 2018, 21:39 PM IST

Learnt captaincy from MS Dhoni, reveals Indian skipper Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed he picked up leadership skills watching predecessor MS Dhoni.

Sep 25, 2018, 17:55 PM IST