Mitchell Starc struck twice as New Zealand crumbled to 173-7 at the dinner-break of the first day-night Test on Friday but Australia's joy was tempered when their pace spearhead limped off the ground late in the session.
Arjun Tendulkar, son of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, has been selected for the Mumbai under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy team after an all-round show in the Mumbai Cricket Association's Under-16 Payyade Trophy.
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has defended the nature of Jamtha track, saying it is poor "technique" of the batsmen and not any "demon" in the pitch that resulted in South Africa being bundled out for a paltry 79 during the third Test.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid was very critical of the pitches being prepared in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, where "getting six to seven wickets by bowling darts" has become the order of the day and said that it will prove to be detrimental towards producing "good cricketers".
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who claimed five for 32 in South Africa's paltry first innings of 79, says the home side needs to be patient on Day 3 as things will be different in the second innings. Harish Kotian reports from Nagpur.
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin hit back at criticism of the pitch for the ongoing third Test between India and South Africa in Nagpur, saying it needs to be taken out of the equation since both teams have to deal with the same conditions. Harish Kotian/Rediff.com reports