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Highlights - Kohli's battling century keeps Australia within reach


Kohli falls to a controversial catch

Virat Kohli was dismissed in controversial style in the second Test with a less-than-convincing catch


Harris floored by Bumrah's blow to the helmet

Australia opener Marcus Harris took a heavy blow to the head


Kohli reaches his century with a boundary

Virat Kohli completed a vital century in the second Test in style with a beautiful straight drive


Harris' ill-judged leave gets him bowled

Marcus Harris falls to Jasprit Bumrah after choosing to leave a delivery onto his stumps


Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

Monga: Bat, breathe, bat, the essence of Virat Kohli

He was the only batsman dragging his team forward. He was facing a superb attack. History wasn't with him. And yet he always looked like he was having the time of his life

Social Story - The greatest Asian batsman of all time?

All the action from the third day in Perth in Tweets, Igrams and Gifs

Associated Press

India 'surprised' by soft signal on Kohli catch - Bumrah

Australia equally certain it was a fair catch, says Lyon, while former players criticise Kohli's behaviour in Perth

Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

Lyon hands Australia substantial lead

The offspinner took his seventh five-for against India despite a sublime hundred from Virat Kohli

Brettig: Australia, and the Perth pitch, switch into the fast lane

Australia ended the day with a reasonable degree of confidence that the "faster and faster" nature of this Test is now more likely to result in India's demise

Finch cleared of serious injury after latest blow to finger

Aaron Finch was taken for x-rays on a possible fractured right index finger after he was hit by Mohammed Shami

The watching list

Australia v India 2018-19

'Massive honour to be recognised by Tendulkar' - Lyon

Nathan Lyon responds to Sachin Tendulkar's congratulatory tweet


Laxman: India bowlers have adapted well to the conditions

VVS Laxman believes India's bowling attack has understood how to bowl on this pitch


Visiting Perth's famous laneways

Shibani Dandekar and Brag Hogg see how gold bars are made and discover street art in Perth's hidden laneways


Full marks for Kohli's celebration?

VVS Laxman, Murali Kartik, and Damien Martyn rate the top moments of the third day


'We were surprised by the on-field call' - Bumrah

Bumrah talks about Kohli's controversial dismissal, saying India were puzzled by the original decision


Laxman: 'We are running out of superlatives to describe Kohli'

Murali Kartik, VVS Laxman and Damien Martyn discuss Virat Kohli's 25th Test hundred


Indian Premier League

Auction preview

Sunrisers chase back-up for Warner, CSK need a left-arm quick

Knight Riders, meanwhile, will want to boost their overseas player stocks and Rajasthan Royals will be looking for an Indian fast bowler

Wanted: A finisher for RCB and a partner for Bumrah

Delhi Capitals will be on the lookout for an overseas allrounder. Kings XI, meanwhile, have the largest purse and will be dictating terms at the auction

Talking T20 podcast: Chakravarthy, Dube in line to be millionaires?

Nagraj Gollapudi and Gaurav Sundararaman discuss teams' potential strategies

Top Headlines

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Wellington

Latham, Williamson grind Sri Lanka on batting day

Latham raised his seventh Test ton, while Williamson made a savage 91 as Sri Lanka wilted under the home team's batting might

Fernando: The frustrations of being Kane Williamson

The man and his team are among the best current operators, but on the world scale occupy minimal time and space. They quietly absorb life's injustices

Williamson's fluency allowed me to keep going - Latham

This was Latham's first trip to triple figures since January 2017, and breaks a relatively lean spell that goes back at least six innings

India-Australia rivalry

Harbhajan broke down when apologising for 'monkeygate' - Symonds

The former Australia allrounder has opened up on the impact of the incident in Sydney ten years ago

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Bangladesh v West Indies

1st T20I, Sylhet

WI look to break five-game losing streak against upbeat hosts

The match has been rescheduled twice in the last 48 hours, mainly due to technical problems with one of the light towers

'As long as he is alive, Hope will play' - Brathwaite

The West Indies captain was also pleased with the return of opener Evin Lewis for the T20I leg, after he skipped the tour of India last month

Afif, Zakir haven't developed as expected - chief selector

Minhajul Abedin said the youngsters had underperformed since making their international debuts but added Mahedi Hasan was still on the radar

Mediocre crowd numbers

Australia news

WACA chief lays blame at Cricket Australia for poor crowds

Christina Matthews, the WACA chief executive, also spoke about how the banned Cameron Bancroft has embraced his community service

Pakistan in South Africa 2018-19

Pre-match buzz

Finger injury forces Philander out of Boxing Day Test

Set to miss the first Test of the home series after sustaining a hairline fracture on his right thumb

Regional 4-day tournament

West Indies domestic

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Highlights clips

2nd Test, Perth

Kohli to the rescue as Perth Test sits on a knife-edge

A superb unbeaten knock of 82 by Virat Kohli has left the second Test against Australia in Perth delicately poised at stumps on day two.


WATCH: Kohli punishes Hazlewood

Virat Kohli sends Josh Hazlewood to the boundary four times in nine balls


WATCH: Rahane puts Starc short balls away

Ajinkya Rahane punished Mitchell Starc's short deliveries in style on day 2 in Perth


WATCH: Big Lyon offbreak nearly bowls Kohli

Virat Kohli shoulders arms, and a ripper from Nathan Lyon comes agonisingly close to shaving his off bail


WATCH: Cummins repeatedly beats Kohli's edge

Getting just enough movement in the corridor outside off stump, Pat Cummins sends the ball past Virat Kohli's edge three times


Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

Monga: Kohli's method and Rahane's madness

The India captain took no risks on a pitch with pace and bounce but the vice-captain was more than happy for the ball to come onto his bat and then fly away to the boundary

Breaking down a Virat Kohli masterclass

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Social Story - Rahul's weak zone

All the action from Day 2 in Perth, as chronicled by Twitter

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India Domestic

Comebacks and Records

Hardik Pandya gathers momentum with fifty against Mumbai

The India allrounder coming back from injury has the chance to influence a tight game with his bowling on the last day at Wankhede stadium

Four-day Test cricket

Australia news

Four-day Tests loom in Australia's future

Kevin Roberts, the CA chief executive, has urged boards to be open to the idea outside the Test championship and beyond its first two cycles

Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth, Day 1

Brettig: Harris steps up to give Australia a foothold

Marcus Harris took guard first up in Perth, for the first time in first-class cricket. Selflessness and teamwork on display, and it did the trick for his side

Ponting's history with Ishant steels Finch

Ponting's lessons from a decade ago helped Finch make headway in his battle to prove himself as a Test opener in home conditions

Usman Khawaja: 205 balls, one boundary

If crease occupation turns itself into a substantial innings, Khawaja's method is not a problem, but, so far this series, the tactic hasn't translated into runs

SL's captaincy carousel

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2018-19

Malinga to lead ODI and T20I squads in New Zealand

Angelo Mathews, who had been axed from the limited-overs squads due to fitness and run out issues, is back

England news

New director unveiled

Giles confirmed as England men's new managing director

Former England spinner will take up the role in January ahead of the team's tour of the Caribbean

The watching list

Australia v India 2018-19

Revisiting the WACA ground

The WACA Ground might be old-school and resistant to change, but it has its own unique charm


#AskChappelli - What does Ian Chappell make of captain Kohli?

Is Virat Kohli a good captain? Does Tim Paine warrant a place in the Australian side? Ian Chappell answers your queries


Decoding 'second innings' Shami

Shami has played every single overseas Test for India this year. But can he be Indian attack's main man by being more disciplined and accurate?


Episode 4 - Gearing Up: Are cricket bats killing the contest?

The ball flies further and faster, the players are stronger than ever. Has the balance between bat and ball slipped too far in the age of T20?


A boat ride like no other in Perth

Shibani and Brad Hogg take a boat ride in Perth


Can Virat Taste Aussie Success Again?

Aakash Chopra analyses the tweaks Virat Kohli made in his technique ahead of every overseas tour this year


Asia Cup news

PCB to host 2020 Asia Cup, but no clarity over venue

Will be held in September 2020, a month before the T20 World Cup in Australia

Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

Unchanged Australia call in Ponting for test of fundamentals

Ponting's advice followed time-honoured lines of Perth - leaving the ball on length, being selective on balls to drive and cashing in on the cut and the pull

Under-scanner Ishant works hard to rectify no-ball problem

Ishant had missed out on two wickets in Adelaide because of overstepping, but the no-balls not called on the field have also attracted scrutiny

Australia v India

Test series

Monga: In praise of cranky old WACA

It may not always have been the most pleasant viewing experience, but it is difficult to not be sentimental about the most singular cricket ground in the world

Marcus Harris in Perth: the return of the prodigal son

The key for the opener will be to ensure he builds on the dual scores of 26 with innings of greater heft to match his obvious skill

Another appointment

Sri Lanka news

Jon Lewis appointed Sri Lanka's new batting coach

The former Durham county head coach is part of a slew of new appointments, and has a contract that runs till the end of the 2019 World Cup

India in Australia


Best group of quicks India have had - Bowling coach Arun

India's bowling coach said that consistency was a big issue on previous tours, and the bowling group has responded extremely well to correct that

WATCH: Bangar keeps an eye on Vijay, Rahane

Virat Kohli gets some practice at the slips and Parthiv Patel imparts some knowledge onto Rishabh Pant


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Episode four

Gearing Up: Are cricket bats killing the contest?



Michael Vaughan, too hungover

When Dale Steyn learnt what movie-crazy tamil fans can do, Kohli's gesture and much else in our social media round-up


Auction shortlist

IPL 2019 news

Bairstow, Hales... and Pat Brown in IPL auction

Nine overseas players have opted for the maximum base price of 2 crore, with none of the Indians choosing that category

Vinod Rai v Diana Edulji

India news

Rules were broken to replace Kumble with Shastri - Edulji

She said that Kohli had constantly sent messages to the BCCI CEO, interfering in the India coach appointment process

Rai, Edulji in war of words over hiring of India women's coach

While Edulji wants Ramesh Powar to continue, Rai appoints ad-hoc committee to shortlist new coach

Big Bash League

Maxwell banks on IPL captaincy experience for BBL

The new captain for Melbourne Stars says leading a diverse set of players made him learn quickly


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