With just four days left for the 1st Test against Australia, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is leaving no stone unturned to make it special as the Indian turbanator stands on the brink of a rare achievement
An out of control wildfire near Melbourne, Australia, has destroyed at least one home and several outbuildings, local media reported. A Victoria state Country Fire Authority official said around five thousand acres had been burnt so far
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Australian batsmen had a tough time facing India A spinners Jalaj Saxena and Rakesh Dhurv as the three-day practice cricket match ended in a dull draw at the Guru Nanak College Ground here Monday. Resuming the day at 131/4, the visitors were first bowled out for 235 in response to India A's 451 after which they were forced to follow on. The Australians ended the third and final day's play at 195/3.
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The following is the Day Three scoreboard of the practice match between India A and Australians here at the Guru Nanak College Ground Monday: India A (First innings): 451 Australians (First innings) Shane Watson c Gautam b Dhurv 84 Ed Cowan lbw b Dhurv 40 Phillip Hughes st Gautam b Jalaj Saxena 1 Usman Khawaja b Jalaj S Saxena 1 Matthew Wade c Gony b Dhurv 44 Moises Henriques lbw b Dhurv 33 Peter Siddle run out (Gony/Dhurv) 2 Mitchell Starc c Vinay Kumar b Jalaj S Saxena 11 Nathan Lyon b Jalaj S Saxena 0 Xavier Doherty c Gautam b Dhurv 7 Ashton Agar not out 4 Extras: (b 4, lb 2, nb 2) 8 Total: (all out; 62.3 overs) 235 Fall of wickets 1-116 (Cowan, 22.4 overs), 2-117 (Hughes, 23.1), 3-127 (Watson, 28.4), 4-127 (Khawaja, 29.6), 5-176 (Henriques, 45.4), 6-182 (Siddle, 47.2), 7-199 (Starc, 51.4), 8-199 (Lyon, 53.1), 9-214 (Doherty, 58.3), 10-235 (Wade, 62.3) Bowling: R Vinay Kumar 9-3-16-0 Dhawal Kulkarni 10-2-37-0 MS Gony 4-0-37-0 Abhishek Nayar 6-0-27-0 Rakesh Dhurv 14.3-2 51-5 Jalaj S Saxena 19-6-61-4 Australians 2nd innings (following on): Shane Watson* run out (Vinay Kumar/Jalaj S Saxena) 60 Ed Cowan c Vinay Kumar b Jalaj S Saxena 53 Phil Hughes b Dhurv 19 Usman Khawaja not out 30 Matthew Wade not out 19 Extras: (b 8, lb 5, nb 1) 14 Total:(3 wickets; 55 overs) 195 Fall of wickets 1-104 (Watson, 21.3 overs), 2-118 (Cowan, 25.1), 3-162 (Hughes, 39.3) Bowling: MS Gony 7-0-30-0 Rakesh Dhurv 18-3-57-1 Jalaj S Saxena 16-4-37-1 Rohit Sharma 4-0-22-0 Manoj Tiwary 10-0-36-0 Match details: Toss: India A chose to bat Umpires: A. Chaudhary and P.G.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Australian bowling legend Glenn McGrath congratulated compatriot Lisa Sthalekar after she hung up her boots Monday, a day after winning the Women's World Cup. "Congratulations to @sthalekar93 on an outstanding career. Perfect way to finish with another ODI World Cup win :))," tweeted McGrath Monday
Australian magazine Woman's Day ignores royal family protests and publishes unauthorised photographs of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge in a bikini. Sarah Charlton reports
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa has been guaranteed the number-one position on the ICC Test Championship table at the April 1 cut-off date after victory in the Cape Town Test against Pakistan. It means their place cannot be overtaken by closest rivals - England, Australia and India.
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Lisa Sthalekar, member of the newly-crowned ICC Women's World Cup champion Australia team, has announced her retirement from international cricket. The Australian all-rounder's announcement follows her team's triumph in the World Cup final win in India Sunday, beating the West Indies by 114 runs. In her final match for Australia, Sthalekar took 2-20 and wrapped up the win with a fine catch to dismiss the last West Indian batter
St. John's (Antigua), Feb 18 (IANS/CMC) West Indies selectors have rested captain Darren Sammy for the upcoming One-Day International series against Zimbabwe, which bowls off in Grenada Friday. The all-rounder, who leads West Indies in every format of the game, has been granted time off for the one-day series only and will be replaced at the helm by seasoned all- rounder Dwayne Bravo.
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Miss the comfort of a personal bed, having a shower or cooking while on the move? For the price of a high-end luxury car, all this could be yours: A Punjab-based automobile fabricator has launched what is called a motorhome - a super-luxury caravan