India vs. Australia Scores Live Scores: India were all out for 224 on day 4 to leave Australia 128 runs to win the second test match at Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday. Opener batsman Shikhar Dhawan has showed best performance with 81, while Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson took four for 61. Johnson has fired with his outstanding spell to collapse Indian top order batting of three for 10 off 11 balls. Meanwhile, Australia didn't get off to a good start to chase 128 runs in Gabba on fourth day of second test match, as they lost Opener David Warner and Shane Watson early. Paceman Ishant Sharma got both the wickets and have put the Aussies into early trouble. However, Australia need to score more 103 runs now with 8 wickets hand. Chris Rogers unbeaten on 15 and Skipper Steven Smith on 2, where both the players needs to play key roles to clinch victory in the second test match in Brisbane to lead 2-0. Umesh Yadav joins Ishant Sharma in the opening spell.
India vs. Australia Scores: Australian has dominated in their first inning and were all out for 505 to hold a 97-run innings lead over India just after tea on the third day of the second Test in Brisbane. Australia stand in captain Steven Smith has claimed his second century of the series and pacer Michael Johnson swashbuckling 88 off 93 balls to put Australia to win the second Test and take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series. Steven Smith and Michael Johnson has shared in a ground record 148-run stand to take the steam out of the Indians, where both the players have held a 187-run lead at the start of the third day. Meanwhile, Smith has became the tenth Australian to score a Test ton on captaincy debut. India Opener Shikar Dhawan is still unbeaten on 26 and Pujara on 15 by end of the Day 3 of second test match in Brisbane. India is still trail by 26 more runs, which they want to bat sensibly tomorrow to put a good total on the board. However, Australian pace attack will come back harder on day four. Australia have got into the lead, to remove early in-form Murali Vijay cheaply.
All-rounder Steven Smith has become Australia's 45th Test captain, where he was replaced Michael Clarke to lead for the remainder of the four test match series against India. Cricket Australia has been planning long term solution than temporarily handing control to the 37-year-old Haddin. Steven Smith said he is going to work hard to lead team from front with his performance on the field and he had showed some good pretty cricket this year. 25-year-old Steven Smith is expecting to be next full-time captain after Michael Clarke, who had lead Australian cricket team to another level. Clarke has been struggling with hamstring injury and back problems from past couple of months, where he needs lot of time to recover full fitness. Steve Smith has showed impressive performance with his bat and ball, where he had scored 190 runs at an average of 51:37. The Sydney-born Steven Smith has become the third youngest player to lead Australia, behind only Ian Craig and Kim Hughes. Meanwhile, Brad Haddin took over the lead, when skipper Clarke left the field in first test match to a thrilling victory by 48 runs on Saturday.
Australia Opener David Warner and India's Shikhar Dhawan and Skipper Virat Kohli have been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ill-tempered incidents in the fourth day of the first test in Adelaide Oval last week. However, ICC has fined 15 and 30 per cent of their respective match fees for Warner and Dhawan, after the Australian opener was bowled by a no-ball. Shikar Dhawan was involved in a incident after India pacer Varun Aaron celebrating after rattling Warner's stumps, which war words exchanged in between them. Virat Kohli has showed outstanding performance to knock back to back centuries, where he was docked 30 per cent of his match fee after an argument with Australian bowler Steven Smith following a rejected lbw appeal against Rohit Sharma. According to sources, the three players admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.ICC released a statement that there was no need for a formal hearing on Saturday.
Australia has clinched victory in first test match by 48 runs against India on Saturday evening in Adelaide Oval, where spinner Nathan Lyon has played key role to pick seven wickets to lead his team to 1-0 in four test match series. India opener Murali Vijay and captain Virat Kohli has showed outstanding performance to combined for a 150-run partnership and looked set to save the first Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. India need 364 runs for victory from 98 over’s on the final day, where Vijay (85) and Kohli (82) batted through the second session and added 100 runs to the India total. India has lost early wickets in the final session and all out for 315 runs. Man of the Match Nathan Lyon insists that it was a bit tough match for them, where the credit goes to Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay for their outstanding performance. Kohli said it was a great game between two teams and hopes to play best cricket in Brisbane in second test match. India and Australia will travel to Brisbane to play second test match at the Brisbane International Ground begins from December 17, where both the teams are going to fight hard to clinch victory.
Adelaide Test Live Scores: Australia has finished day four on 290 for loss of five wickets and lead by 363 runs. Opener David Warner has smashed another wonderful century and Steve Smith have played outstanding cricket on unbeaten 52 to lead his team to 290 end of day 4. India, who was bowled out for 444 on Day 4 before lunch and struggled to face David Warner, but succeed by picking early wicket Chris Rogers (21, 45b, 2x4). Spinner Nathan Lyon has taken into the Adelaide den to change the course of play on Day 4, picking Rohit, before Karn Sharma, soon after Peter Siddle wrap-up. At stumps on Friday, Steve Smith was 52 not out and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin unbeaten on 14, where India will have to face tough challenge in fourth innings on final day in Adelaide test. David Warner has joined along with former legends Greg Chappell, Allan Border and Matthew Hayden in performing the feat twice in a test match. Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon, who has finished with 5-134 from 36 over’s, he can play major role as specialist spinner on the final day in Adelaide.
India vs. Australia Adelaide Test: India captain Virat Kohli has survived a hit on the helmet by pacer Mitchell Johnson bouncer in the first ball he faced, where he had slammed seventh century in 30 Tests as India showed outstanding responded to Australia's 517/7 declared on Day 3 of the opening match at the Adelaide Oval. Virat Kohli has became only the third Indian after Vijay Hazare and Sunil Gavaskar to score a hundred on captaincy debut. Kohli knocked century off 158 balls, when India reached 331 for loss of 4 wickets in the 85th over during the last session on Thursday. Opener Murali Vijay scored 53 notching up his seventh Test half century in the pre-lunch session followed by Cheteshwar Pujara 73 sailing into his sixth in the pre-tea session. Earlier in the morning, Shikhar Dhawan (25) has departed early in the eighth over, while Ajinkya Rahane has managed to score 62 runs. Rohit Sharma batting on 33 and Saha on 1 in the crease by end of the Day 3 of the Adelaide test match. Mitchell Johnson and spinner Nathan Lyon have managed to pick up two wickets each.
Adelaide Oval Test: Australia Injured captain Michael Clarke has return back to the crease and knocked an inspiring century to put Australia in command position after a rain-interrupted second day of the first test match against India on Wednesday in Adelaide Oval. Michael Clarke, who was retired hurt on 60 with a lower back injury on day 1, he had taken treatment and pain-killing injections to show outstanding performance 128 helped drive the hosts to 517 for seven by stumps at Adelaide Oval.Clarke’s batting partner Steven Smith has joined in the party on unbeaten on 162, when the umpires stopped play due to bad light, with pacer Mitchell Johnson yet to score. Clarke was the only player to fall on day 2, as he swept leg spinner Karn Sharma straight to Cheteshwar Pujara at square leg. Rain has interrupted play throughout the day on day 2 of the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. Michael Clarke (128) and Steve Smith has joined along with opener David Warner (145) as century-makers in the Australia innings. However, Indian bowlers once again struggled to pick wickets in 30 over’s bowled on second day.
Australian cricket team has return back to the field on Tuesday in Adelaide Oval for the first time since the tragedy that befell Phillip Hughes a fortnight ago. An emotional David Warner has smashed the Indian bowling attack to the cleaners on his way to a 10th century, as Australia cruised to 238 for two wickets at tea on the opening day of the first cricket Test here in Adelaide Oval. David Warner has played remarkable knock undefeated on 131 off 140 balls with 17 boundaries after stunning 118 runs partnership for the third wicket with skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired hurt). Meanwhile, Chris Rogers and Shane Watson were out after giving catches to Shikhar Dhawan at second slip. Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith have been improving a good stand, after Warner's exit has hardly made a difference to Australia's position in the game. Australia has dominated on Day 1 opening test match against India with 297 for loss of three wickets. Karn Sharma, who had made his test debut here in Adelaide, he has started well in the final session and picked dangerous Warner.
Virat Kohli is all set to make his Test captaincy debut in the opening test match against Australia, schedule to begins from Tuesday December 9 at Adelaide Oval. Meanwhile, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has arrived here in Adelaide raised speculations about whether Dhoni will sit out. Captain Dhoni is likely to resume the test captaincy for Tuesday's Adelaide Test after his late arrival in Australia and he is recovering from a fractured thumb. MS Dhoni had left out from the opening Test match, which it was the originally scheduled to begin on December 4, to allow him time to recover from a hairline crack on his right thumb. Team India doesn’t want to take any risk ahead of the ICC World Cup. However, the Adelaide Oval Test match pushed to December 9, where he needs few days to recover from thumb injury. Virat Kohli is excited to make his captaincy debut at the same venue where he had scored the first of his six Test tons so far. The dashing batsman previous tour to Australia, which shows one of the few positives for the team, scoring 116 in the first innings at the Adelaide Oval. He also played 29 Tests overall so far with an average of 39.46.
Virat Kohli has remain second place in ICC ODI batsmen rankings table, while India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has slide down to ninth place after missing five ODIs matches against Sri Lanka last month due to thumb injury. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had showed outstanding performance from beginning of the season, he had slips to eighth in the bowlers' rankings, while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja is still holding ninth position. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will come back to action in the first test match against Australia, schedule to kick off on December 9 in Adelaide Oval and second test match will played in Brisbane form December 17. Dhoni is likely to join with the team soon and he will work hard to regain old form to lead his team in a four test matches. India has been playing practice match against Cricket Australia XI in two-day tour match on Thursday, where Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay remain unbeaten and India 99 for loss of 2 wickets at stumps day 1.
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be joining along with Indian team ahead of the first test match against Australia, scheduled to be played on December 9 in Adelaide Oval. MS Dhoni, who was struggling with thumb injury from past two month, he also skips from the five match ODI series against Sri Lanka, he will travel to Adelaide soon. Cricket Australia have released the new schedule on Monday night, the first Test match of the four-match series will kick off in Adelaide from December 9-12, while second match will be take place at Gabba in Brisbane from December 17-21. The Boxing Day Test match will be start Melbourne on December 26, which it will be remained unchanged from previous schedule. The fourth Test is likely to be played in Sydney but with a delay of three days, it will begin on January 6 instead of January 3. Virat Kohli will attend the Phil Hughes funeral, where he will be joined by fellow players Rohit Sharma and Murali Vijay, including team director Ravi Shastri, coach Duncan Fletcher and team manager Arshad Ayub.