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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia, New Zealand

Feb 14 - Mar 29 2015

The 11th edition of the World Cup

The 2015 Cricket World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The location of the games will be evenly split, with the day-night final match to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Australia in the 2015 Cricket World Cup

Groups, News, Schedule

Australia Cricket World Cup 2015

Australia Squad

Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey (vice captain), Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.


2015 Cricket World Cup Groups

Group A

Australia (co-host)
Bangladesh
England
New Zealand (co-host)
Sri Lanka
Afghanistan
Scotland

Group B

India
Pakistan
South Africa
West Indies
Zimbabwe
Ireland
UAE

Tri-series in Australia 2014-15

Jan 16 to Feb 1, 2015

India vs Australia vs England

The Carlton Mid ODI Tri Series involving Australia, England And India will start at the end of the four-test series between India and Australia.
India vs Australia vS England Tri-Series 2015

Schedule

Fri Jan 16- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
1st match
Australia vs England
SCG, Sydney
Sun Jan 18- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
2nd match
Australia vs India
MCG, Melbourne
Tue Jan 20- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
3rd match
India vs England
Gabba, Brisbane
Fri Jan 23- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
4th match
England vs Australia
Blundstone Arena, Hobart
Mon Jan 26- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
5th match
India vs Australia
SCG, Sydney
Fri Jan 30- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
6th match
India vs England
WACA, Perth
Sun Feb 1- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
Final match
Australia vs England
WACA, Perth

India vs Australia Test Series 2014-15

Dec 12, 2014 to Jan 7, 2015

Commonwealth Bank Test Series

India will play three Tests against Australia.
India vs Australia Test Cricket Series 2014-15

Revised Schedule

9 to 13 December 20141st Test
India vs Australia
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
17 to 21 December 20142nd Test
India vs Australia
Gabba, Brisbane
26 to 30 December 20143rd Test
India vs Australia
MCG, Melbourne
6 to 10 January 20154th Test
India vs Australia
SCG, Sydney

First Test rescheduled for December 9

The first Test between India and Australia was rescheduled for December 9 at Adelaide, the adopted home ground of late batsman Phillip Hughes, whose tragic death left the cricketing world devastated. The revised schedule allows for a three-day break leading into the Brisbane Test and a four-day break ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne for players to adequately prepare.

Old Schedule

Thursday 4-8 December 20141st Test
India vs Australia
Gabba, Brisbane
Friday 12-16 December 20142nd Test
India vs Australia
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Friday 26-30 December 20143rd Test
India vs Australia
MCG, Melbourne
Saturday 3-7 January 20154th Test
India vs Australia
SCG, Sydney

Teams announced, Dhoni to miss first test

Batsman Virat Kohli will lead the tourists in the first Test in Brisbane from December 4, as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out of the opening match due to injury. The Indian selectors named a 19-man squad that comprises eight specialist batsmen and five seamers along with two wicket-keepers excluding Dhoni for the four match Test series. The two new faces in the squad are right-hand batsman Lokesh Rahul (22) and leg-spinner Karn Sharma (27). Rahul is the third opener behind Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay.

Ishant Sharma leads the new-ball attack that includes Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron. The three spinners in the side are Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma.

India Test Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha, Naman Ojha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron.
Australia Test Squad: (First Test only) Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (capt), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (vice-capt, wk), Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

Phillip Hughes: 1988-2014

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

Dies at 25, after freakish accident

Death came two days after being hit by a bouncer

Two days after being struck by a bouncer in what was called a freakish accident, Australian star cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday. Cricketers, politicians and sports people have paid tribute to Hughes, who at 25, became one of only a handful of professional players to suffer a fatal head injury on the field within the last century. Hughes had burst on to the international scene in 2009 with two hundreds in his second Test.

The South Australian batsman was playing in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales when a bouncer from Sean Abbott hit his neck. Hughes received mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the pitch and was soon whisked by medical transport off the pitch to St Vincent's Hospital. He then received emergency surgery to reduce the pressure on his brain but never regained consciousness.

After his death was announced, cricket officials from Pakistan and New Zealand chose to postpone the second day's play in the third and final Test between the two countries. A two-day tour match between a Cricket Australia XI and India, scheduled to be played in Adelaide on Friday and Saturday, has been cancelled.

India vs Australia ODI series 2013

10 October to 2 November 2013

Australia to play seven ODIs and a T20I

Australia, who had toured India for a four-Test series in March this year and lost 4-0, will play seven ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October and November in India. The last time they played in India for a seven-match ODI series was in October-November 2009, when they won 4-2.
India vs Australia ODI Cricket Series 2013

Schedule


Bangalore One Day International

7th & Final ODI - Rohit Sharma scores 209; Chasing 384, Australia goes down fighting; IND-AUS:3-2(7/7)

Rohit Sharma 209 2013
India opener Rohit Sharma became the third player to reach 200, and created history by slamming the highest number of sixes... read more ...

Nagpur One Day International

India chase down 351 in the must-win game; IND-AUS:2-2(6/7)

Shikhar Dhawan (100), Rohit Sharma (79) and Virat Kohli (115* off 66 balls) helped India mow down the Aussie target of 351 with three balls and six wickets in hand... read more ...

Jaipur One Day International

India beat Australia by 9 wickets to register 2nd highest run-chase in history

India vs Australia 2013 Highest Run Chase
Team India achieved the massive target of 360 set by the Australians in just 43.3 overs with 9 wickets in hand, thanks to two incredible partnerships - the first, an opening stand of 174 between Dhawan and Rohit followed by 186 runs scored in only 17.2 overs between Rohit and Kohli... read more ...

Indian Cricket Team

Yuvraj back in limited-overs squad

Man of the tournament in the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh, has made a comeback to India's limited-overs squad for the Twenty20 and first three ODIs of the home series against Australia. The all-rounder, who made a comeback last year after battling a rare form of lung cancer, last played for India against England in an ODI in January.Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag failed to return to the team. Yuvraj's fitness partner Zaheer Khan also couldn't make the team. Batsmen Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, seamer Mohit Sharma and spinner Parvez Rasool missed out from the team that played Zimbabwe. India squad against Australia for the Twenty20 and first three ODIs: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat
Out from Champions Trophy: Umesh Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, M Vijay, Irfan Pathan
In from Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Shami

India 'A' in South Africa 2013

August 8 to 27

CSA Triangular Series, 2 four-day games

A 16-man India 'A' squad will tour South Africa to play a triangular series against the A sides of South Africa and Australia, as well as two four-day games against the home side, from August 8 to 27. Several top-order batsmen figure in the team that will be lead by Cheteshwar Pujara including Dhawan, Vijay, Rohit, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Rahane and Dinesh Karthik. India 'A' to South Africa: Cheteshwar Pujara (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Parveez Rasool, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Ishwar Pandey, Jaidev Unadkat, Siddarth Kaul.
India A South Africa Tour 2013

CSA Triangular Series Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Australia A 4 3 2 1 0 12 +0.099
India A 4 2 2 0 0 8 +0.135
South Africa A 4 1 3 0 0 4 -0.248

Highlights

6th one-dayer, Pretoria: Shikhar Dhawan's blistering 248 takes India 'A' to final

Shikhar Dhawan slammed 248, the second highest List A score ever, from 150 balls. His double century came in just 132 deliveries and included 24 boundaries and 4 sixes. He fell 20 runs short of the highest score in List A cricket. The record remains with Alistair Duncan Brown of England, who scored 268 off 160 balls for Surrey vs Glamorgan at The Oval on 19th June 2002. Pujara remained not out on 109, with India ending the innings on 433 for 3 in their must-win match versus hosts South Africa 'A'. In 19 ODIs to date, he has already struck three 100s, three half-centuries and averages 43.11.South Africa 'A' gave a great chase thanks to centuries from Reeza Hendricks (106) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld (108) before being bowled out for 394 in reply. India 'A' will now play Australia 'A' in the final of the tri-series on Wednesday, 14th August.
6th one-dayer: India 'A' 433/3 (Dhawan 248, Pujara 109*) beat South Africa 'A' 394 (van Jaarsveld 108, Hendricks 106, Pandey 4-76) by 39 runs

Tri-series Final: India 'A' vs Australia 'A'

India 'A' convincingly take CSA Tri-series title in Pretoria

India 'A' emphatically beat their Australian counterparts by 50 runs to clinch the Tri-series final of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) triangular series at the TUKS Oval in Pretoria on Wednesday. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, India lost two wickets in the first six overs, but the 108-run third-wicket partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (62) and Dinesh Karthik (73) pulled the innings back in India’s favour. But India lost their last five wickets for 14 runs as they recorded the third-lowest total of the tournament.In Australia’s chase, Tim Paine (47) and Hazlewood (30) were the only ones to prosper in the face of some tight bowling from the Indian, especially the quick bowlers, who were able to extract slight extra bounce. Speedster Mohammed Shami (2-30) dealt initial blows, while Shahbaz Nadeem (3-34), Perveez Rasool (1-30) and Suresh Raina (1-33) kept the Aussie batsmen under tight leash. Australia were bowled out for 193 in 46.3 overs, handing India their fifth 'A' tournament victory since the concept was introduced in 1994.
Tri-Series Final: India 'A' 243 all out in 49.2 ov (Karthik 73, Shikhar 62) beat Australia 'A' 193 all out in 46.3 ov (Nadeem 3-34, Mohammed Shami 2-30) by 50 runs

India vs Australia Test series 2013

Australia tour of India

4 Tests for Airtel Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2013

The Airtel Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2013 will be played in India from 22nd February to 26th March. The teams will play 4 Tests, with MS Dhoni leading India and Michele Clark leading Australia.
India vs Australia Cricket Series 2013

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Delhi Test, Day Three

India seal series whitewash in Delhi [IND-AUS:4-0(4/4)]

India completed a 4-0 series whitewash, as Cheteshwar Pujara helped seal the win with an unbeaten 82 in Delhi. Chasing 155 to win, India were 5/3 in a mini-collapse before MS Dhoni (12 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (82 not out) guided the home side to an historic series triumph, reaching 158/4 off just 31.2 overs to win with more than two days to spare. At the start of the day, the outlook was promising for Australia as they restricted India to adding only six runs to their overnight total (272 all out) with the help of spinner Nathan Lyon's career-best 7-94. Australia were skittled for 164 as man-of-the-match Ravindra Jadeja claimed 5-58 with his left-arm spinners to put the hosts on top. For Australia, tailender Peter Siddle (51 and 50) top-scored for the second time in the match - the first time a No.9 has done so in Test cricket.It's the first time Australia have lost four matches in a Test series since going down 5-1 in the 1978/79 Ashes. It is also the first time that Australia have lost a series 4-0 since a defeat by South Africa in 1970. India XI: A M Rahane, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Mahendra Dhoni (c, wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. England XI: Shane Watson (Captain), David Warner, E J M Cowan, Philips Hughes, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), G J Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon.
Delhi Test, day 3: India 272 (Vijay 57, Pujara 52, Lyon 7-94) and 158/4 (Pujara 82*) beat Australia 262 (Siddle 51, Ashwin 5-57) and 164 (Jadeja 5-58) by 6 wickets

Indian Team Selection

Injured Dhawan ruled out of 4th Test; Suresh Raina included

India's latest batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan who suffered a hand injury during the Mohali test was on Tuesday ruled out of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Delhi. He will be out of action for six weeks, and Suresh Raina will replace him in the squad. The selection committee had opted for veteran left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir as the substitute opener, before a blood test showed he was down with jaundice.In the absence of Sehwag, Gambhir and Dhawan, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane are the only openers in the squad and Rahane, who is yet to play a Test, looks most likely to partner Vijay in Delhi. Suresh Raina, who has played 17 tests, wasn't part of the squad for the four Tests against England and the first three Tests against Australia. India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Mohali Test, Day Five

Australia's eighth loss in the last 10 Tests in India, hosts claim series [IND-AUS:3-0(3/4)]

After bowling out Australia for 223 in their second innings, India chased down the target of 133 with 15 balls remaining before close of play on the last day of the Mohali test to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This marks the first time that India have won three successive Tests against Australia in a Test series. Of the last Ten Tests played by Australia in India, they have lost eight and drawn the remaining three.Earlier, a defiant 65-minute last-wicket stand between Starc (35) and Xavier Doherty (18) consumed 18.1 overs for 44 runs to ensure the Indians bat well into the mandatory overs. When the final hour started, India required 45 runs from a minimum of 15 overs. With only a few overs to go, Jadeja (8) found the boundary twice after Sachin (21) was run out, and then skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (18) smashed three fours off Mitchell Clarke in a row to finish the innings and win the series. India XI: S Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Mahendra Dhoni (c, wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. England XI: David Warner, Ed Cowan, Michael Clarke (Captain), Phil Hughes, Steve Smith, Brad Haddin (Wicket Keeper), Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Lyon. 12th man: Glenn Maxwell.
Mohali Test, day 5: India 499 (Dhawan 187, Vijay 153, Siddle 5-71) and 136/4 beat Australia 408 (Starc 99, Smith 92) and 223 (Hughes 69) by 6 wickets

Indian Team Selection

Sehwag dropped for remaining Tests

India has dropped veteran batsman Virender Sehwag from the Test side for the first time since 2008, possibly ending the reign of one of cricket's most brutal openers. The squad was trimmed to 14 with the selectors deciding against picking a replacement for him. The out of form opener has scored just 27 runs in his three innings (2, 19 and 6) during the ongoing series. At the start of the Australia series, his regular opening partner Gautam Gambhir was also dropped from the Indian test squad, but then hit a century for India A against the touring side.

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[Above: Sehwag's tweet after the news broke.]
The hard-hitting 34-year-old has scored 8,586 runs in 104 Tests at an average of 49.34 since his debut in 2001. At his peak he was relentless, twice passing Triple Hundred - 309 in Multan in 2004 against Pakistan and 319 in Chennai against South Africa in 2008. However, he has scored only one century since November 2010 - a 117 against England in 2012. His 219 from 149 balls against West Indies remains a world record score in one-day international cricket. In the absence of Sehwag, Delhi-born left-hander Shikhar Dhawan could get a chance to open the innings with Murali Vijay in the two matches to be played in Mohali (from March 14) and Delhi (from March 22) respectively. India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Hyderabad Test, Day Four

Second big win for India [IND-AUS:2-0(2/4)]

MS Dhoni emerged as the most successful Indian captain as the hosts beat Australia by an innings and 135 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead at Hyderabad. This was his 22nd win as captain in 45 Tests with 5 away wins (1 SAF, 1 SRL, 1 NZL, 1 WIN, 1 BAN), going past Sourav Ganguly's 21 in 49 with 11 away wins (1 SRL, 1 AUS, 1 ENG, 1 PAK, 3 BAN, 3 ZMB, 1 WIN). Spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja produced a mesmerising spell as Australia folded for 131, becoming the first team to lose a Test by an innings after declaring their first innings. It was Ashwin's eighth five-for in 11 home Tests. India XI: Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma. England XI: David Warner, E J M Cowan, Philips Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (Captain), Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper), G J Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, X J Doherty.
Hyderabad Test, day four: India 503 (Pujara 204, Vijay 167) beat Australia 237/9 decl (MJ Clarke 91, Wade 62, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-53, Jadeja 3-33) and 131 (Ashwin 5-63, Jadeja 3-33) by an innings and 135 runs

Chennai Test, Day Five

Eight wicket win for India, take 1-0 lead [IND-AUS:1-0(1/4)]

Sachin Tendulkar (13*) hit two sixes off the first two balls he faced from Lyon in the 9th over, after coming out to replace Sehwag who was out for 19. India took 11.3 overs to score the 50 runs required for a victory, but lost two wickets in the process. MS Dhoni, who is now level with Ganguly as the most successful Indian captain with 21 wins, won the man of the match award for his magnificent innings of 224 in the first innings. India XI: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), V Sehwag, M Vijay, CA Pujara, SR Tendulkar, V Kohli, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, B Kumar, I Sharma. England XI: DA Warner, EJM Cowan, PJ Hughes, SR Watson, MJ Clarke (Captain), MS Wade (Wicket Keeper), MC Henriques, PM Siddle, MA Starc, JL Pattinson, NM Lyon.
Chennai Test, day five: India 572 (Dhoni 224, Kohli 107, Tendulkar 81, Pattinson 5-96) and 50/2 beat Australia 380 (Clarke 130, Henriques 68, Ashwin 7-103) and 241 (Henriques 81*, Ashwin 5-95) by 8 wickets

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.