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Aussies prepared for big battle: Smith

Steve Smith insists Australia’s batsmen will be ready for their do or die Champions Trophy showdown with England  despite their lack of action in the tournament. Smith’s side endured the frustration of having Monday’s clash with Bangladesh abandoned due to rain, just days after their opening fixture against New Zealand was also washed out.On both occasions, it has been Australia who were batting in the early stages of their innings

Mumbai Indians lift IPL trophy for third time

Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians won the India Premier League title Sunday for the third time in the 10 years that the Twenty20 tournament has been played. They defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by a solitary run at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on a sultry evening. After scoring a below-par 129-8, MI restricted RPS to 128-6. RPS needed 23 runs from the final two overs of the run chase, which came

Malinga, Bhajji in mix as MI take on upbeat KKR

Mumbai: Under pressure post Steve Smith’s blitzkrieg, Mumbai Indians will be fretting over their team combination as they take on a marauding Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League encounter, here tomorrow. Both teams had contrasting results in their opening games with Mumbai Indians losing to Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets while KKR thrashing Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets. The MI team management may be forced to make a couple

Smith, Warner take Australia to 131/1 at lunch

Dharamsala: Skipper Steve Smith continued with his blazing form by striking yet another half-century and led Australia to a comfortable 131 for one at lunch on the opening day of the fourth Test against India, here. Smith looked at ease on a true pitch, smashing his way to an unbeaten 72 off 101 balls. The captain added 121 runs for the unbroken second wicket with David Warner (54), who was dropped

'Series win in India counts as one of best achievements'

Melbourne: Former captain Allan Border says a win for Steve Smith’s team in the ongoing Test series in India would count as one of the ‘very best achievements’ in Australian cricket history. The high-voltage rubber is locked at 1-1 heading into the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala. “It’s right up there with the very best achievements by any team, because (winning in India) has been the holy grail of Australian

Renshaw all praise for Smith

Ranchi: Australian opener Renshaw praised his skipper Steve Smith for making his bat talk after the DRS controversy in the Bengaluru Test. “I think he’s handled this whole situation really well. He showed how do it and that we’re here for a cricket series. He didn’t throw it away. He might have played a couple of bad shots, like some of the others did, like I did, but he did

Focus on pitch for India-Oz 3rd Test at Ranchi

Ranchi: The spotlight is firmly trained on the pitch as an ambitious India brace up for what is expected to be a high-voltage battle of attrition against Australia in the third cricket Test starting here tomorrow. Since the amicable end to the acrimonious DRS saga, the focus has shifted to the pitch at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA), which is organising it’s first-ever Test match. The four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy

It's time to move on, says Kohli

Ranchi: Virat Kohli does not regret his showdown with Steve Smith over DRS but the Indian skipper today said he has decided to bury the hatchet and focus on the third cricket Test against Australia starting here tomorrow. Kohli, who had stopped short of calling Smith ‘cheat’ after their dramatic 75-run win against Australia in Bengaluru, was flooded with questions on the DRS controversy but Kohli had only one answer: Time to

Ashwin slams Smith for dressing-room advice

Bengaluru: Ravichandran Ashwin has taken a dig at Steve Smith’s controversial move to seek dressing room advice for a DRS referral in the second Test against India, calling it “an Under-10 game” tactic. Stating that the incident reminded him of his junior cricket days, Ashwin said: “Steven Smith actually turned back and asked the dressing room if he could take a review. That is completely unheard of. “The last time

Smith's act is against spirit of game: Kapil

Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and VVS Laxman criticised Australian skipper Steve Smith for seeking the dressing room’s input for a DRS referral in the second Test against India, saying it violated the spirit of the game. In the 21st over of Australian second innings, Smith was trapped LBW by pacer Umesh Yadav and having already blown a DRS call, involving David Warner, the Australians were in a fix to go

Kohli takes on Smith's 'brainfade' remark

Bengalore: Virat Kohli all but accused Australia of cheating after India squared their four-Test series in thrilling fashion in Bangalore. Set 188 to take a shock 2-0 lead, the Australians were skittled for 112, with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin England’s destroyer before Christmas taking six for 41. But tempers frayed throughout the Test, which ended with Indian captain Kohli suggesting Australia’s players had been looking up towards their dressing room for