Sundar gets Smith but Labuschagne takes Australia to 154/3 at tea

Sundar gets Smith but Labuschagne takes Australia to 154/3 at tea

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PTI | Brisbane

Debutant Washington Sundar got the dangerous Steve Smith with a well-planned dismissal but Marnus Labuschagne upped the ante in the second session with an unbeaten 73 that took Australia to 154 for 3 at tea on the opening day of the fourth Test on Friday. Australia scored runs at a fair...

Ter Stegan saves Barca in shootout

Friday, 15 January 2021 | AFP | Cordoba

Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s heroics ensured Barcelona edged past Real Sociedad on penalties on Wednesday to reach the Spanish Super Cup final, without the injured Lionel Messi. Messi was watching on as Ter Stegen did his best to fill the void in Cordoba, the goalkeeper immense both in the shoot-out and during...

Thailand Open: Saina loses to Busanan in second round, injured Srikanth gives walkover

Thailand Open: Saina loses to Busanan in second round, injured Srikanth gives walkover

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PTI | Bangkok

Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal was knocked out of the Yonex Thailand Open Super 1000 after losing the women's singles second round to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan here on Thursday. In a battle of attrition, Saina managed to grab the opening game but ran out of steam in the end, losing 23-21...

'Overworked' Bumrah should be given a breather during England series, feels Gambhir

'Overworked' Bumrah should be given a breather during England series, feels Gambhir

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

Former opener Gautam Gambhir believes the Indian team management needs to take good care of its pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and if required, the right-arm pacer should be given a break during the upcoming home series against England. On the road for nearly five months since this year's IPL, Bumrah has...

Gavaskar is entitled to his opinion but it doesn't affect me one iota: Time Paine

Gavaskar is entitled to his opinion but it doesn't affect me one iota: Time Paine

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PTI | Brisbane

Australia captain Tim Paine wouldn't engage in a war of words with Sunil Gavaskar, saying the legendary Indian's critical assessment of his leadership doesn't bother him one bit. On the last day of the Sydney Test, Paine tried to unsettle Ravichandran Ashwin by sledging the Indian spinner and Gavaskar promptly termed...

‘Not ideal’ IPL timing responsible for growing injury list: Langer

‘Not ideal’ IPL timing responsible for growing injury list: Langer

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PTI | Brisbane

He loves the IPL but Australia coach Justin Langer on Wednesday questioned the timing of the last year’s edition, which he believes could have been a contributing factor in the injury setbacks that both his and the Indian team have endured in the ongoing series. The IPL was held in the...

‘Paine is an outstanding leader’

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PTI | Brisbane

Australia coach Justin Langer on Wednesday unequivocally supported his under-fire skipper Tim Paine, calling him an “outstanding leader”, who will remain in the top job for some more time despite his poor keeping and unsportsmanlike conduct in the third Test against India. Paine was heavily criticised for sledging and yelling at...

It's still not advantage Aus, believes Lyon

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PTI | Brisbane

It’s still not advantage Australia, believes the country’s leading spinner Nathan Lyon, despite playing the series-deciding fourth Test against an injury-ravaged Indian team at a venue where the home team’s record is second to none. The seasoned campaigner refused to overlook the grit and gumption showed by the Indians in the...

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