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Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Jayawardene may miss Bangladesh series due to Injury

Jayawardene may miss Bangladesh series due to Injury

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jaywardene may miss upcoming home series against Bangladesh due fracture in the middle finger.

Mahela take surgery on Tuesday. His finger was dislocated while take a catch in the domestic match. So he may be rested for four to six week times.

Sangakkara also fighting with injury. He was injured during the Boxing Day Test against Australia. He is likely to fit before the Bangladesh series.

Bangladesh will play Two Tests, Three ODI'S and Two T20 against Sri Lanka. They will arrive on February 28.
Morkel will miss third Test against Pakistan Kyle Abbott included

Morkel will miss third Test against Pakistan Kyle Abbott included

South Africa's paceman Morne Morkel will miss third Test Match against Pakistan due to hamstring injury during second Test Match. Dolphins's fast bowler Kyle Abbott named for his replacement for Friday's 3rd Test.

Pace Bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe is full improved from his injury.He may come back in the Limited Over formats against Pakistan. 
Trott, Root sets up series leveling win for England in 2nd ODI

Trott, Root sets up series leveling win for England in 2nd ODI

The commanding Batting performance and James Anderson's five wicket haul leads eight wicket victory over New Zealand in the 2nd ODI in Napier on Wednesday.

England top orders done brilliant job for his side with fifties from Skipper Alastair Cook(78), Jonathan Trott (65) and the Young Joe root (79).

The base of the England win came James Anderson's 5 for 34.

The New Zealand made a slow start they all out 269 runs in 48.5 overs. Anderson removed Watling (7) and debut Rutherford (11) at one New Zealand struggled 22 runs after 12 overs.

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor rebuild the innings they added 72 runs before Williamson dismissal for 33. Ross Taylor made century and Brendon McCullum scored 74 runs.

England's Ian Bell and Alasitair made a solid foundation for his team with first wicket stand of 89 runs. Trott and Joe Root work together for England's victory. Joe Root produce varriety of shots. 

The series deciding third ODI will starts on Saturday in Auckland.
Australia named playing XI for the 1st Test against India, Henriques will play his maiden

Australia named playing XI for the 1st Test against India, Henriques will play his maiden

Australia named thier Plaing XI ahead for the first Test against India in Chennai which starts on coming friday. Moises Henriques will make his Test appearance for Australia and Shane Watson will bat at No.4.

In the two warm up matches, Moises Henriques show brilliant performance against Borad Presidents XI and India A. He take four wicket against Board Presidents XI and made 30 runs against India A.

Australia XI for First Test

David Warner, Ed Cowan, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (Captain), Mathew Wade (Wicket Keeper), Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon.
Faf du Plessis named for South Africa T20 Captain

Faf du Plessis named for South Africa T20 Captain

South Africa named Faf du Plessis as Full Time T20 Captain and alos announced squad for the limitted over formatt.

De Villiers will lead the One Day side. 

Under Du Plessis capitancy South Africa won the T20 Series for 2-1 lead against New Zealand in last Month.

South Africa for One Day

AB de Villiers (Skipper), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

South Africa for Twenty20

Faf du Plessis (Skipper), Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Chris Morris, Justin Ontong, Robbie Peterson, Aaron Phangiso, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
Martin Guptil miss England series due to injury

Martin Guptil miss England series due to injury

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has been missed out remainder Series against England due to thumb injury. He needs surgery to cure the ligament damage. 

Guptill was suffered on his thumb earlier in the series. Hamish Rutherford was replaced for injured Guptill.

Martin Guptill was a regular batsman for New Zealand top order in all formats, and his injury hits New Zealand team step down. After the final One Dayer New Zealand will face England in three Test Match series.

The One day series leveled with the last game on Saturday. The First Test Match of the three tests starts on March 6th in Dunedin.
Australia fight back with Clarke century on Day 1 in the 1st Test

Australia fight back with Clarke century on Day 1 in the 1st Test

Australia Skipper Michael Clarke reached a brilliant century before close of play lead Australia to 316 for 7 on Day 1 first Test against India 

Michael Clarke unbeaten on 103 runs from 169 balls included with 11 fours and one six.

Debut Player Moises Henriques played supportive role when Aussies loss five Wickets. he made 68 runs and added 151 runs partnership for 6th wicket with Michael Clarke. Peter Siddle not out on 1 run.

Local Boy Ravichandran Ashwin showed brilliant bowling display on Day 1. He claimed 6 for 88 runs.

This century was the Michael Clarke's 23rd century.

Australia made a solid start David Warner and Ed Cowan added 64 runs for first wicket. David Warner scored 59 runs and Ed Cowan made 29. Shane Watson (28), and Mathew Wade (12) are quickly fall after lunch.

At One Stage Australia struggled 153 for 5. And then Clarke and Henriques rebuild the Innings.

Michael Clarke reached another Milestone on Day 1. He passed 7000 runs mark. Clarke became the 10th Australian Player to reach 7,000 runs Tests.
Amla and de Villiers lift South Africa on Day 1 against Pakistan

Amla and de Villiers lift South Africa on Day 1 against Pakistan

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers both showed brilliant knocks in the 90's on Day 1 of the final Test Match against Pakistan on Friday.

AB de Villiers was unbeaten on 98 and Vernon Philander not out on 45 runs. South Africa scored 334 for 6 at the end of Day 1.

Elected to bat first, Openers Graeme Smith (5) and Alviro Peterson (10) dismissed early.

Faf du Plessis made 29 runs. AB de Villiers and du Plessis put on 69 runs stand.

AB de Villiers added 79 runs partnership with Hashim Amla. He was scored 92 runs from 128 balls missed century.

Pakistan Bowler Rahat playing his 2nd Test taken 3 for 95 runs. South Africa already won the series 2-0.
Charles and Bravo sets up huge win for West Indies

Charles and Bravo sets up huge win for West Indies

Johnson Charles and Darren Bravo smashed fashionable hundreds as West Indies without difficulty beat Zimbabwe by 156 runs in the opening match of their ODI series in Grenada on Friday.

The West Indies made 337 for 4 from their 50 overs and Zimbabwe down to 181 for nine after a bad start. Charles' 130, which follows his first hundred  in Melbourne earlier this month, came from  111 deliveries with  12 fours and four sixes .

Charles and fellow opener Kieran Powell added 168 runs for the first wicket . Zimbabwe finally dismissed Powell for 79. Darren Bravo smashed Kyle Jarvis over midwicket for six on the second to last delivery of the over and then a single off the final ball scored his maiden ODI century.

Chasing a Winning target of 338 runs was always going to be a hard task for Zimbabwe and their reply never got going after a poor start with four wickets fallen for just 34 runs.

The fine  41 from Ervine and 51 from Malcolm Waller avoided a droop and gave some respectability to the Zimbabwe innings but the run-rate was well out of reach as the Zimbabwe finished  181 for 9, Narine ended  with 3 for 28 in his 10 overs spell.
England beat New Zealand in 3rd ODI and win the Series 2-1

England beat New Zealand in 3rd ODI and win the Series 2-1

Destructive bowling from Steven Finn and a brilliant top order batting performance  gave England a five wickets victory  over New Zealand in the final  ODI at Eden Park on Saturday to take the series 2-1.

After New Zealand were dismissed for an unchallenging 185 in an innings that ended 37 balls short of their 50 overs, England overhauled the target in a rapid 37.3 overs. The win gave England a mental boost going into the first Test Match on March 6 after before winning the T20 series 2-1.

The  early dismissal of Ian Bell for 24 runs, Alastair Cook (46) and Jonathan Trott (38). After their dismissal rapid succession, Joe Root unbeaten 28 and Eoin Morgan (39) added 56 runs for the fourth wicket before Morgan dismissed. New Zealand struggled against the pace and precision of Finn and James Anderson and were 67 for 5 after 25.

Brendon McCullum was once more the standout performer with the bat for New Zealand, smashed 79 runs from 68 deliveries. Finn at one stage had the extraordinary bowling figures of 3 for 10 off eight overs before McCullum distorted the statistics with two fours and a six in an over that leads England a quick 17 runs.

Second ODI centurion Ross Taylor scored 28 runs after a 53 runs stand with Grant Elliott (24) for the fourth wicket and the only other batsman to reached double figures was James Franklin (13) who gave Graeme Swann his 100th ODI wicket.

Finn finished with the figures of 3 for 27 off nine overs, while Stuart Broad take 2 for 38 and Anderson 1 for 34. England will play a four day Warm up match against a New Zealand XI in Queenstown before the first Test Match.
Tendulkar and Kohli stand leads India fightback against Australia on Day 2

Tendulkar and Kohli stand leads India fightback against Australia on Day 2

Australia's worries about the fine bating display of Sachin Tendulkar were realized on day two of the first Test against India as the veteran closing towards his first Test century since January 2011.

The Match top scorer will resume on Sunday's third day of play in the first Test on 71 with India 182 for 3 in reply to Australia's first innings of 380 runs which was guided by captain Michael Clarke's 130 runs.

The Sachin Tendulkar has smashed six fours from 128 balls and his 77 runs partnership with Virat Kohli (50*) resurrected India following James Pattinson's early strikes.

James Pattinson lead Australia's attack with 3 for 25 from six overs, the right-armer taking the new ball and reaching the 150km/h mark in his first Test Match appearance since suffering a side injury in November. The Pattinson dismissed openers Murali Vijay (10) and Virender Sehwag (2).

Cheteshwar Pujara (44) and Tendulkar added third wicket stand of 93 runs before Pattinson dismissed  Pujara . Australia had resumed on 316 for 7 and were all out for 380 runs at lunch. Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 103 for 7.
Debut Kyle Abott seven wickets keeps South Africa in Control

Debut Kyle Abott seven wickets keeps South Africa in Control

Kyle Abott take 7 for 29 on his Maiden Test leads South Africa in command on Day 2 of the 3rd and final Test Match against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Saturday.

Pakistan forced to follow on they still 253 runs behind. Pakistan were 14 for 1 at the end of the Day 2.

Younis Khan made 33 runs. AB de Villiers reached 16th Test Hundred and his third against Pakistan. He was scored 121 runs. South Africa were all out for 409 runs. Vernon Phillander made his carrier best 74 runs gave vital support with AB de Villiers.

Pakistan's Rahat Ali ended with 6 for 127 runs.
MS Dhoni maiden double century sets up India gain Big Lead on Day 3 against Australia

MS Dhoni maiden double century sets up India gain Big Lead on Day 3 against Australia

India have in use charge of the first Test against Australia subsequent MS Dhoni's first double century which has gave the India side a first innings lead of 135 runs.

India still have two wickets in their pocket at 515 for 8 at stumps on Sunday after resumed in Chennai on 182 for 3 in reply to Australia's 1st Innings 380 runs.

MS  Dhoni smashed an undefeated 206 runs from 243 deliveries with 22 boundaries and five sixes. Nathan Lyon  Aussies most expensive bowler of the day ended day 3 with 182 for 3 from 40 overs.  Debutant tailender Bhuvenshwar Kumar contributed unbeaten 16 in a 109 runs stand for the ninth wicket.

This was a MS Dhoni's sixth century and first against Australia and came at a critical time with his side struggling at 4 for 196 runs.

The MS Dhoni shared a 128 runs stand for the fifth wicket with Virat Kohli (107) after Australia had been in a good position with India 4 for 196 when Sachin Tendulkar dismissed for 81. Fast Bowler James Pattinson claimed 4 for 89.

Kohli's 199-ball hundred, the fourth in 15 Test Matches, was his second in consecutive matches against Australia after his 116 runs in Adelaide 13 months ago.

Ravindra Jadeja (16) was dismissed by Pattinson shortly before tea. Ravi Ashwin (3) was Lyon's third wicket and debutant Moises Henriques' first wicket came when the seamer rattled the stumps of the energetic Harbhajan Singh (11) at 8 for 406.

MS Dhoni also completed his 4,000 runs in Test Carrier and India’s highest Individual score by a wicket Keeper. MS Dhoni was the first Indian Captain to score Double Century against Aussies.
South Africa finished whitewash against Pakistan after win the final Test

South Africa finished whitewash against Pakistan after win the final Test

South Africa again beat Pakistan by innings and 18 runs on Sunday and sweep the Three Test match series 3-0 the world's No.1 Test Team ended their game in style.

Pakistan bowled out for 235 runs in their 2nd innings in the 3rd Day of the Final Test Match. South Africa scored 409 in their 2nd innings and then Pakistan bowled out for 156 runs in the first innings. Debutant fast bowler Kyle Abott claimed 29 for 7.

Dale Steyn take 4 for 80 and Kyle Abott picked up 2 for 39 in the Pakistan's 2nd Innings. South Africa are undefeated side in the 12 Test Series. South Africa No.1 Test side of the 2012-13 with away win from England and Australia and Now New Zealand 2-0 and Pakistan 3-0.

Sarfraz Ahmed and Saeed Ajmal teporarily show resistants but cannot take it for long time. Pakistan restrict 176 for 6 after lunch on Day 3.

Ahmed and Saeed Ajmal added 62 runs partnership for the seventh wicket. Imran Farhat was the top scorer for Pakistan with 43 runs. Ahmed made 40 and Saeed Ajamal scored 31. Kyle Abott named for the Man of the Match Award.
Ramnaresh Sarwan century sets up series win for West Indies

Ramnaresh Sarwan century sets up series win for West Indies

West Indies beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the second ODI at the National Cricket Stadium on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the three match ODI series.

Ramnaresh Sarwan smashed an unbeaten 120, his carrier best ODI Score score, as West Indies reached 274 for 3 with an over to spare.

Kieron Pollard made unbeaten on 41 off just 20 deliveries while opener Kieran Powell scored 57.

Zimbabwe scored 273 for 8 in their 50 overs with Craig Ervine top scorer with 80 runs while Dwayne Bravo was became only the eighth West Indies bowler to take six or more wickets.

West Indies already won the first game at the same venue by 156 runs on Friday while the third and final match will also be played in Grenada on Tuesday.
Heriques delay India's victory after Spinners Stun Australia

Heriques delay India's victory after Spinners Stun Australia

Debutant Australia Player Moises Henriques has played a courageous hand of unbeaten 75 runs in Australia's second innings of 232 for 9 to give the visitors an overall lead of 40 runs after day four of the first Test Match against India.

Ravichandran Ashwin take 5 for 90 after his seven wicket haul in Australia's first innings. Henriques made 68 runs in Australia's first innings, has put on 57 runs for the 10th wicket with Nathan Lyon not out on 8. India allout for 572 runs skipper including MS Dhoni's brilliant knock of 224 runs.

Trailing by 192 runs on the first innings score Australia had seemed innings defeat at 175 for 9 before Lyon and Henriques fight back in a rough display.

Shane Watson made 17 runs and dismissed last ball before lunch and Ed Cowan scored 32 runs. Australia skipper Michael Clarke made century in the first innings he was dismissed for 31 runs. Harbhajan singh removed David Warner for 23 runs. Taildenders Peter Siddle (2), James Pattinson (11), Mitchell Starc (8) dismissed in quickly.

Earlier India had resumed on Day four on 515 for 8 and Dhoni added his score from 206 to 224 before becoming one of fifth wicket for fast bowler James Pattinson (5 for 96).
Dhoni and Ashwin sets up big win for India in the First Test

Dhoni and Ashwin sets up big win for India in the First Test

Sachin Tendulkar smashed two sixes from his first two balls to guide deliver a quick kill as India crush Australia by eight wickets on Tuesday in the first Test at Chennai.

India scored 50 for 2 from 11.3 overs before lunch on the 5th day of play chasing a needed 50 runs to win. Tendulkar was undefeated on 13 from 10 deliveries with Cheteshwar Pujara not out on 8.

James Pattinson dismissed Murali Vijay  for six runs and Virender Sehwag was caught at slip off the bowling of Nathan Lyon at 19 runs. Australia resumed on day five at 232 for 9 and were all out for 241 with a lead of 49 runs.

Nathan Lyon was caught at short leg for 11 runs after put on 66 runs in 85 minutes for the 10th wicket with debut player Moises Henriques was unbeaten on 81 runs.

Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed 5 for 95 after his seven wicket haul in Australia's first innings. Spinners Harbhajan Singh (2 for 55) and Ravindra Jadeja (3 for 72) were the other wicket takers. MS Dhoni named Man of the Match award for his brilliant 224 knock.

The second Test of the four match series starts in Hyderabad on Saturday.
West Indies clinched the ODI Series 3-0 against Zimbabwe

West Indies clinched the ODI Series 3-0 against Zimbabwe

West Indies sweep their ODI series against Zimbabwe 3-0 on Tuesday after building relatively heavy weather of what should have been a relaxed pursuit of 212 runs before chased their target for the loss of five wickets.

Darren Bravo's undefeated 72 runs helped the home side to victory, the left-hander batsman gain both the man of the match and man of the series awards following on his first ODI century in the first game on Friday.

Kieran Powell contributed 42 runs at the top of the order. Disciplined bowling work by the West Indies in the field had reduced Zimbabwe to 211 for 9 after the tourists chose to bat first again.

Chamu Chibhabha, extraordinarily demoted to number seven in the order, gave the innings some morality with an unbeaten 48 run, his team top score. Andre Russell, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was the most flourishing of the West Indies bowlers, taking 3 for 40 off his 10 overs spell.
MS Dhoni's Double Ton was his best Test Innings Says Greg Chappell

MS Dhoni's Double Ton was his best Test Innings Says Greg Chappell

Former India coach Greg Chappell believe MS Dhoni's match winning knock of 224 runs against Australia in the Chennai Test was the most excellent of his 74 match career. Dhoni's maiden double hundred altered the momentum of India's first innings after the dimissal of Sachin Tendulkar on a slow third morning and guide deliver India a 192 runs lead from which they were able to push for a big victory.

"He has played several unforgettable knocks in ODI cricket, but this innings was the best I have seen him play in Test Formates," Chappell said. The way in which he attacked a exhausting Australian attack, defensive the tailenders, really makes him a match winner."

"At this time when players all over the world are stressed to manage with their workload, it is amazing how Dhoni manages to play every match with the same intensity. That he has done it effectively now for five years speaks volumes about Dhoni's fitness, mental strength as well as his promise. India are blessed to have Dhoni." He added.
England XI 357 for 7 on Day 1 in Tour Match against New Zealand XI

England XI 357 for 7 on Day 1 in Tour Match against New Zealand XI

England XI 357 for 7 on Day one of four Day Tour Match against New Zealand XI at Queenstown Events Centre.

New Zealand XI Won the Toss and elected to field first. England openers made a solid start. Alastair Cook made 60 runs at Top. Joe Root scored 49 runs. Ian Bell was the top scorer for England XI with unbeaten 127 runs and Stuart Broad remain unbeaten at 6 runs. 

New Zealand XI Bowler Neesham take four for 65 and Wagner claimed 2 for 65.
Tour Match England XI all out for 426 New Zealand XI 224 at Stumps on Day 2

Tour Match England XI all out for 426 New Zealand XI 224 at Stumps on Day 2

New Zealand XI 224 for 6 on Day two of the Tour Match against England XI at Queenstown.

Hamish Rutherford was the top scorer for New Zealand with 90 runs. D Brownlie made 63 runs. Walting unbeaten on 26 stayed at crease close of play.

Graeme Swann take 2 for 36, Broad, Woakes and Trott take one wicket each. Earlier, England XI resumed day 2 at 357 for 7. Ian Bell Top scorer with 158 runs and Matt Prior made 41 runs. Neesham and Wagner claimed four wickets each. 
Tour Match Matt Prior and Swann build England XI's lead

Tour Match Matt Prior and Swann build England XI's lead

Tour Match : New Zealand XI Vs England XI

New Zealand resumed Day 3 242 for 6 at 80.1 overs (BJ Watling on 36, CJ Anderson not out 8)

7th Wicket partnership 50 runs in 78 deliveries 50 mins (BJ Watling 18, CJ Anderson 35)

BJ Watling finished 50 off 103 deliveries

New Zealand XI reached 300 runs in 88.3 overs

Corey J Anderson completed 50 off 49 deliveries

New Zealand XI at Drinks 305 for 6 in 89.0 overs (BJ Watling 52*, CJ Anderson 53*)

7th Wicket partnership passed 100 runs in 106 deliveries

New Zealand Declared their first innings at 349 for 7 (BG Watling 63*, N Wagner 11*)

England XI 2nd innings

at Lunch England XI 15 for 0 in 4.0 overs (AN Cook 13,  Compton 0)

England XI reached 100 runs in 25.2 overs

at Tea England XI 115 for 4 in 29.0 overs (MJ Prior 50*, JE Root 4*)

England XI reached 150 runs in 37.4 overs

Matt Prior scored 68 runs

England XI finished 200 runs in 51.1 overs

At Stumps of Day 3 England XI 256 for 9 in 62.0 overs (GP Swann 41*, G Onions 2*) England XI lead by 333 runs.
Ingram, Kleinveldt stars as South Africa beat Pakistan in First ODI

Ingram, Kleinveldt stars as South Africa beat Pakistan in First ODI

Colin Ingram made unbeaten century guide comfortable 125 runs victory for South Africa in the first ODI against Pakistan at Chevrolet Park on Sunday.

The Colin Ingram made unbeaten 105 runs as South Africa post 315 for 4 after being sent in to bat. Pakistan could only manage 190 runs in chase. Ingram made his runs off 103 deliveries included with ten boundaries. This was his third one day hundred and his second against Pakistan.

He put on partnerships of 120 runs for the third wicket with skipper AB de Villiers (65) and 62 runs for the fourth wicket with Faf du Plessis (26) and 50 off only 23 balls with Farhaan Behardien he was smashed 34 not out off 14 balls. Hashim Amla scored 43 runs before he was caught at deep square leg off Mohammad Hafeez. Pakistan made a good start with Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed added 42 for the first wicket off 43 balls before they struggled a double blow.

Asad Shafiq dismissed cheaply and Pakistan were unable to build extensive partnerships with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq top scorer with 38 runs. Shahid Afridi quickfire 34 off 16 balls before he was last man out but his innings was never likely to alter the outcome. Afridi smashed three sixes, including a huge strike which sailed out of the ground and into a car park.

Kleinveldt ended with 4 for 22 in 5.2 overs and Ryan McLaren claimed 3 for 19. This win gave South Africa a 1-0 lead in the five match ODI series. The second match will starts on Centurion on Friday.
Bangladesh creates History at Galle on Day Four

Bangladesh creates History at Galle on Day Four

Mushfiqur Rahim was became the first Bangladeshi to smashed a double hundred in Tests while Nasir Hossain made a first Test Match century as the visitors got a 68 runs lead in the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh captain Rahim hit a brilliant 200 and Hossain an inspiring 100 as Bangladesh were all out for 638, this was their highest total in 76 Test Matches, in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 570 for 4 declared.

Sri Lanka reached 116 for 1 in their second innings at stumps on the day four of the Test going for a draw in Galle. Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan was unbeaten on 63 and Kumar Sangakkara not out on 49 runs.

Bangladesh who dominated the match for a second consecutive day with their fine batting display, also became only the third team after India and Pakistan to post 600 or more in a Test innings in Sri Lanka.

Rahim overnight score 152 smashed one six and 22 fours in his solid 321 ball knock. He put on a record 267 runs Partnership for the fifth wicket with Mohammad Ashraful and 106 for the next with Hossain.
Four Aussie Players left out from the Squd

Four Aussie Players left out from the Squd

Australia's planning for the third Test at Mohali starting Thursday have been terrified into confusion with news that four key players have been misplaced from the squad due to disciplinary reasons. Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja have been left out from the squad for the Mohali Test after failing to meet a target of Saturday night to provide feedback to coach Mickey Arthur on how Australia can improve after being hammered in the first two Tests.

According to news from the touring Australian media contingent, Arthur had on Tuesday request the players to present three ways in which they and the whole team could improve. Barring the four abovementioned players, all of Australia's squad replied via email or SMS or on letters submitted to Arthur under his hotel door. 

"Unluckily four players didn't submit with that. We pleasure ourselves on attitude. We have given the players a vast amount of scope to get culture and attitude right. We hope that those behaviors with what we want to do with this side, how we want to take this team to be the greatest in the world, teams that are the best in the world have best attitude and best behavior pattern and a good, hard, ruthless culture. I believe those four players unfortunately did not meet my necessities so those four are not existing for selection for this Test match

This news came as a major blow for the Australia, who trail Test Series 2-0 and need to win the third and fourth Tests to keep the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Australia are already in personnel difficulty with Brad Haddin called up as back up for wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, who injured himself playing basketball over the weekend.
Mushfiqur Rahim scored First Double Century for Bangladesh in Test Cricket

Mushfiqur Rahim scored First Double Century for Bangladesh in Test Cricket

This Day was the unforgettable for Bangladesh Cricket, Skipper Musfiqur Rahim scored double century against Sri Lanka in the First Test at Galle on Day Four. He was the first Bangladeshi to score Double Century in Test Matches. Mohammand Ashraful missed this record short of just 10 runs. He dismissed for 190 runs. The Highest Individual scorer for Bangladesh in Test Format given below.

Musfiqur Rahim
Sri Lanka
Galle, 2013
Mohammad Ashraful
Sri Lanka
Galle, 2013
Mohammad Ashraful
Chittagong ,2004
Tamim Iqbal
Dhaka, 2010
Aminul Islam
Dhaka ,2000
Eight Ton First Test Match ends in Draw

Eight Ton First Test Match ends in Draw

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara finished his second hundred of the match as the First Test against Bangladesh ends in a draw on the fifth day in Galle on Tuesday.

Sangakkara smashed a fine 105 runs and opener Tillakaratne Dilshan an inspiring 126 as Sri Lanka declared their second innings at 335 for 4 at tea to set Bangladesh impossible 268 runs winning target in the final session. Bangladesh ended at 70 for 1 in their second innings.

The flat track at the Galle International Stadium gave eight centuries, equals the record of most tons in a Test Match between West Indies and South Africa match at Antigua in 2005. Sangakkara made his 32nd Test Match century, this was the highest by a Sri Lankan in Test Cricket. He hit 10 boundaries in his 172 ball innings.

The former skipper made 142 runs in the first innings, also became the fifth Sri Lankan to make a century in each innings of a Test after Duleep Mendis, Asanka Gurusinha, Aravinda de Silva and Dilshan.

Dilshan completed his 16th Test Match Hundred. Dilshan and Sangakkara dismissed in the space of 19 runs after lunch, They put on 213 runs for the second wicket. Bangladesh also produced a brilliant batting performance in the match as they made their highest Test total of 638 in their 1st innings on Monday in reply to Sri Lanka's 570 for 4 declared.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim top scorer with 200 runs, the first Test double hundred by a Bangladesh batsman. Mohammad Ashraful (190) and Nasir Hossain (100) were the other main run scorers. Musfiqur Rahim named for the Man of the Match award. The second and final Test starts in Colombo on Saturday.
Zimbabwe bowled out for 211 and West Indies loss early wickets on Day 1

Zimbabwe bowled out for 211 and West Indies loss early wickets on Day 1

Marlon Samuels claimed career best figures of 4 for 13 and his partner spinner Shane Shillingford take 3 for 58 as the West Indies all out Zimbabwe for 211 runs on day one of the opening Test on Tuesday. The Tourists fight back late in the day through fast bowler Kyle Jarvis (2 for 9), with the West Indies where 18 for 2 at the Stumps at Kensington Oval.

Zimbabwe's first innings total was build around opener Tino Mawoyo's top scorer of 50 runs but pacer Kemar Roach (2 for 31) and Shillingford dismissed the back of the top order before Samuels polished off the innings. Zimbabwe, batting after winning the toss, lost Vusi Sibanda made 12.

Mawoyo and Hamilton Masakadza added second wicket partnership of 42 runs before Roach struck again in his first over of a second spell. Zimbabwe reached 100 runs with just lose two wickets just after lunch but the hosts side dominated in the next two sessions.

The Mawoyo struck seven fours in an even fifty off 95 deliveries. Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel then got a wicked outswinging yorker to pluck out the off stump of skipper Brendan Taylor  for 26 as the Zimbabweans chipped down further to 110 for 4. Taylor, who smashed four boundaries, had put on 41 runs with Mawoyo. Zimbabwe were 162 for 6 at tea.

Regis Chakabva dropped by Tino Best at mid-off off Shillingford before the break, find a useful ally in Graeme Cremer on resumption and the pair put on seventh wicket partnership of 38 runs. Cremer was the more enterprising, hit three fours in 25 before he slashed to backward point off Samuels. Chakabva dismissed at the same total, prodding Shillingford to Kieran Powell at short leg after defying for 15 off 92 deliveries.

Marlon Samuels quickly wrapped up the innings with Jarvis (0) snared by Powell at bat-pad and Tendai Chatara (2) caught at mid-off as he attacked. Ray Price, who slammed a reverse sweep for four and a big six over midwicket, ended on 12 not out. Kyle Jarvis find a early wickets. Chris Gayle unbeaten on 11 runs and Darren Bravo not out on without score.
3rd Test: India aim to seal the Test Series

3rd Test: India aim to seal the Test Series

The India Tour did not shaped for Aussies side they battle main issues on off field. They already faced two massive defeats. The Cricket Australia management surprisingly left out four main players Vice Captain Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Usman Khwaja and pace bowler Mitchell Johnson on Monday for did not submit detected by Coach Micky Arthur.

Shane Watson already returned home and Mathew Wade Injury leaves the tourists with a very few choice select the Playing XI. Aussies did not start tour well, Skipper Michael Clarke was only batsman in form against India bowlers. Ed Cowan start well and could not make long innings and David Warner Also struggled against India spinners. Brad Haddin replaced for Injured Mathew wade.

India will play with high confidence after two big wins. Pujara, Kohli and MS Dhoni are in good form. Ashwin and jadeja bowled well in last two tests. Virender Sehwag axed from side after failed in first two test matches. Delhi player Shikhar Dhawan will play his Debut Match. Murali Vijay also in brilliant form he smashed big century in the last Test.

Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma searching for Good Form. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled well in Hyderabad Test. Australia will need to win the 3rd Test Match to avoid series defeat.

India probable Playing XI
1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 M Vijay, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Sachin Tendulkar, 5 Virat Kohli, 6 MS Dhoni (captain & wicketkeeper), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Harbhajan Singh/Pragyan Ojha, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar and 11 Ishant Sharma.

Australia probable Playing XI
1 David Warner, 2 Ed Cowan, 3 Phillip Hughes/Matthew Wade, 4 Michael Clarke (captain), 5 Steven Smith, 6 Brad Haddin (wicketkeeper), 7 Moises Henriques, 8 Glenn Maxwell/Xavier Doherty, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Peter Siddle, 11 Nathan Lyon