India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 4: Australia dismiss set openers as India face uphill task in pursuit of 407 | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Cheteshwar Pujara was left to summon his trademark doggedness with skipper Ajinkya Rahane after India lost their openers in pursuit of an improbable 407, setting the stage for an intriguing final day of the third Test against Australia in which the visitors will primarily try to bat out three sessions here. Having drawn flak … Read more

‘This isn’t the first time’: Cricket fraternity condemns abuse from crowd during Sydney Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India spinner Harbhajan Singh on Sunday said that the Australian crowd is in the habit of getting involved in unsavoury incidents like hurling abuses at the visiting teams. The off-spinner also said that the Australian crowd has made comments about his colour and religion in the past. Harbhajan’s remarks came as the Indian … Read more

India vs Australia 3rd Test: Indian cricketers subjected to abuse again, spectators evicted from SCG | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Things took an unfortunate turn again in the Sydney Test on Day four. A few spectators were evicted from the Sydney Cricket Ground after Team India complained of alleged racial abuse for the second successive day of the third Test. The issue came to light after the end of 86th over when India … Read more

I think India won’t even make 200 in second innings: Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Sunday said that he does not see India making even 200 runs in the second innings of the ongoing third Test against Australia here at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Ponting was answering questions from the Twitter handle of 7Cricket and he replied to a query from a fan … Read more

‘Should be banned for life’: Michael Hussey slams racial abuse at SCG | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Former Australian cricketers Michael Hussey and Shane Warne have condemned the racial abuse at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) during the Test match between India and Australia. The Indian team on Saturday lodged an official complaint after the crowd at the SCG racially abused pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj over the second and … Read more

We were going to make it as hard as possible for Pujara: Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Australia entered the four-match Test series against India determined to make it “as hard as possible” for Cheteshwar Pujara to score, the home team’s pace spearhead Pat Cummins said after his terrific display in the third Test on Saturday. Pujara has been criticised for his ultra-defensive approach in the series so far and instead … Read more

India vs Australia 3rd Test: Australia tighten noose with 197-run lead over India on Day 3 | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Cheteshwar Pujara’s singular lack of intent pushed an injury-ravaged India into a deep hole as Australia tightened the noose with a substantial 197-run lead on a forgettable Saturday for the visitors in the third Test. SCORECARD | HIGHLIGHTSPujara’s slowest Test half-century, a painstaking 50 off 176 balls, was soon followed by India being bowled … Read more