Free Press Journal
  • Hockey Champions Trophy: India lose to defending champions Australia in final

    Breda: India suffered a penalty shootout heartbreak in the Hockey Champions Trophy final for the second consecutive time as they lost 1-3 (1-1) to defending champions Australia here on Sunday. Blake Govers put Australia ahead in the 24th minute. India equalised through Vivek Sagar Prasad’s strike in the 43rd minute to end 1-1 at the regulation 60 minutes of play.

  • India’s tour of Australia: Cricket Australia confirms Adelaide Test will be a day affair

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia today confirmed that the Adelaide Test against India will not be a day-night affair after the latter expressed reservations over playing with pink ball.   The current ICC Playing Conditions stipulate that a day-night Test match can be held only “with the agreement of the visiting Board”.

  • ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: India’s win confirms their status as superpower of world cricket

    Indian under-19 team has done what was expected of them and clinched the world title in New Zealand for the record fourth time. Indian colts remained unbeaten through the tournament and the win reiterated their class and panache. India is a land which is obsessed with cricket, politics, and entertainment and is never short of a dull moment. This World Cup showed that Indian cricket has got the best infrastructure, resources and

  • Birthday Special! How VVS Laxman’s iconic 281 at Eden Gardens changed Indian cricket forever

    Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman or famously known as VVS Laxman is celebrating his 43rd birthday today. A good day to ponder what kind of legacy would the stylish and silky batsman from Hyderabad has given to Indian cricket, and how will the current generation remember this very very special player. Indian cricket over the years has produced many kinds of players and ones such as Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and now Virat

  • India vs Australia: Is sky the limit for this young and professional Indian team?

    Australia’s tour of India finally came to an end, with third T20I at Hyderabad abandoned due to wet outfield, even though there wasn’t any rain and with that the series was tied at 1-1. Earlier in the ODI series the hosts had surgically and with precision steam rolled Aussies by 4-1 margin and by virtue of that series win, India are currently ranked No 1 in both Test and limited overs cricket.

  • India vs Australia: India eye improvement in series-decider against Aussies

    Hyderabad: India will be itching to bounce back from the thrashing they received in Guwahati on an edgy but resilient Australia in the series-decidingthird and final T20 International here tomorrow. India, who dominated Australia in the preceding ODIseries, won the opening T20 comfortably before getting a rudeshock in the second game. Despite the recent success India have had over Australia,Virat Kohli has maintained that the team from Down Under isalways tough to beat. And with

  • Guwahati stone-throwing incident not reflective of our security measures: Rajyavardhan Rathore

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has condemned the stone-pelting incident on the Australian cricket team bus, adding that he has also spoken to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal about the same. A rock was allegedly thrown at the Australian team bus as they returned to the team hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium following their eight-wicket win in the second T20I of the three-match series in Guwahati.

  • Losing Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in 1st over became crucial: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    Guwahati: India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels that dismissal of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma off JasonBehrendorff’s very first over of the innings tilted scales in Australia’s favour. Rookie left-arm pacer Behrendorff took 4/21 in 4 overs as Australia levelled the three-match T20 series winning the second game by eight wickets.

  • We didn’t perform ‘good enough’ with the bat: Virat Kohli

    Guwahati: Indian skipper Virat Kohli admitted that his team’s performance with the bat was just not good enough during his side’s eight-wicket defeat to Australia at Guwahati’s Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. “Not the performance we wished for. Australia were much better on the day. I don’t think we were good enough with the bat. The wicket was bit sticking to start with. It was difficult for them as well, but after

  • India vs Australia: Behrendorff shines in Australia’s series-leveling win in Guwahati

    Guwahati: Left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff’s four-wicket burst sparked an Indian collapse and Moises Henriques and Travis Head then smoked India out to help Australia to an easy eight-wicket win in the second T20 of the three-match series Guwahati’s Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Chasing a target of 119, the visitors crossed the line in just 15.3 overs for the series-levelling win.

  • India vs Australia: Is Glenn Maxwell making a mess of his career?

    Australia’s tour of India suffered another jolt as visitors lost to India by nine wickets via Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method in the first T20I at Ranchi. Australians on this tour have found no momentum and their game has regressed very badly with each game. The mongrel and the aggression associated with the Australian side is nowhere to be seen and this team could be counted as the weakest to tour

  • India vs Australia: Injured Steve Smith out of T20Is against India

    Ranchi: Australian captain Steve Smith was today ruled out of the Twenty20 series against India due to a shoulder injury, a massive setback for the already struggling visitors. Cricket Australia confirmed that vice-captain DavidWarner will stand in as captain for the three-match series, which begins here today. Marcus Stoinis will replace Smith in the squad for the remainder of the series. Smith, on the other hand, will return home and is expected

  • India vs Australia: India aim to extend domination over Australia in T20Is

    Ranchi: A confident India will look to extend their domination, while a hapless Australia would aim for a change of fortunes in the three-match T20 series beginning here tomorrow. India dominated the limited over series against Australia with a 4-1 win to reclaim the number one ODI rankings and Virat Kohli and his men would be keen for a perfect finish to the T20I series. A reliable pool of bowlers in both

  • India vs Australia: Is Ajinkya Rahane’s omission from T20 series justified?

    Australia’s tour of India has now moved on to T20 series and the first match will be played at Ranchi on Saturday. Australia, who suffered a 4-1 loss in the ODI series would be desperate to show their improvement and would hope to compete with India on an equal footing. India, on the other hand, would be buoyed by their performance in the one-day matches and go into the T20 series as

  • India vs Australia: Has India turned itself into mean, ruthless machine?

    Australia’s tour of India ended on predictable lines as hosts defeated already demoralised and dysfunctional Aussies by seven wickets in the fifth one day match at Nagpur. Australia after electing to bat first started well with usual suspects in Aaron Finch and David Warner asserting themselves, but as has been the case right throughout the series, Indians bowled well to restrict Australia to a meagre score of 242/9 in