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India erred in Perth by not including spinner: Manjrekar

Mumbai, Dec 18: Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar feels India made a mistake in not including a front- line spinner in the second Test that Australia won on Tuesday at Perth to square the four match series 1-1.

He said the team management should take the blame for selections which have "back-fired.

"(Australian spinner) Nathon Lyon is a...

Yuvraj goes unsold at IPL auction, WI pocket big money

Jaipur, Dec 18: Out of favour India batsman Yuvraj Singh went unsold, while West Indians Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite bagged hefty deals in the first round of bidding at the 2019 IPL players' auction here on Tuesday.

There were no takers for 37-year-old Yuvraj, who was a sought-after player in the IPL for a long time and during...

We never thought about spin option: Kohli after Perth defeat

Perth, Dec 18: Skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday said the thought of having a spinner for the second Test against Australia never crossed his mind as he believed India's four-pronged pace attack would do the job.

India lost the match by 146 runs.

The visitors were outdone by a second successive eight-wicket haul by off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who...

Australia beat India by 146 runs in second Test, series levelled at 1-1

Perth, Dec 18: Australia defeated India by 146 runs in the second Test to level the four-match series 1-1 here on Tuesday.

Batting first, Australia scored 326 and then bowled out India for 283 for a 43-run first-innings lead.

In the second essay, Australia were all out for 243 to set the visitors a target of 287. However,...

Naseeruddin Shah claims Virat Kohli is ‘world’s worst behaved player’

New Delhi, Dec 17: Bollywood veteran Naseeruddin Shah claimed Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the world’s “worst behaved player.” Virat, who has had his fair share of controversies on account of aggression, landed himself in a soup when he asked a fan to leave the country after the latter said he likes English and Australian batsmen more than Indian batsmen....

BAI announces 10 lakh cash reward for PV Sindhu; Sameer Verma to get 3 lakh

New Delhi, Dec 17: Badminton Association Of India (BAI) announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for PV Sindhu, who became the first Indian to win the season-ending World Tour Finals in Guangzhou, China on Sunday.

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu ended the year on a high, beating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-19 21-17 in the summit clash to claim...

India all out for 283, Australia get first-innings lead of 43

Perth, Dec 17: India were all out for 283 in their first innings of the second Test against Australia here Sunday, giving the hosts a lead of 43 runs.

Australia were all out for 326 in their first innings.

Brief scores:

Australia 1st innings: 326 all out

India 1st innings: 283 all out in 105.5...

Perth Test: Virat Kohli leads India's fightback against Australia on Day 2

Perth, Dec 15: Captain Virat Kohli determinedly led India`s fightback on an engrossing day two at the Perth Stadium on Saturday, blunting Australia`s bowling attack to leave the second Test hanging in the balance.

In reply to Australia`s first-inning total of 326, India fought back on the green-tinged pitch to reach stumps at 172 for three with Kohli 82...

Sizzling Sindhu reaches badminton Tour Finals decider

Shanghai, Dec 15: Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu will face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in Sunday's decider at the badminton World Tour Finals for a share of the $1.5 million prize money.

The sixth-ranked Indian has been in imperious form all week in the Chinese city of Guangzhou and made it a fourth victory with a bruising defeat of...

India bowl out Australia for 326 on day 2 of Perth Test match

Perth, Dec 15: India bowled out hosts Australia for 326 in their first innings on the second day of the second Test at the brand new Optus Stadium here on Saturday.

Australia began at 277 for six and could add 49 runs to their overnight total.

Marcus Harris (70) top-scored for the hosts while paceman Ishant Sharma (4/41)...