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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