Ricky Ponting, Australia’s record run-scorer and most-successful cricket captain, said he wants to continue playing elite Tests a day after being dropped from the one-day squad.
England ended Sachin Tendulkar’s push for a 100th international century before wrapping up an innings victory over India in the final Test at the Oval to secure a sweep of the four-match series.
Australia leads India by 120 runs after day two of the third cricket Test in Perth.
India trails Australia by 354 runs with two days to go in the second cricket Test after captain Michael Clarke’s record-setting triple century lifted the home team to a first-innings lead of 468 in Sydney.
Australia reduced India to 73-4 at lunch on day one of the third cricket Test in Perth after sending the touring team in to bat.
Mike Hussey and Ricky Ponting hit half-centuries to rally Australia to 179-8 in its second innings and a 230-run lead over India on day three of their series- opening cricket Test in Melbourne.
India is 102-2 at lunch on day three of the opening cricket Test against England at Lord’s in London.
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Deccan Chargers by nine wickets in the third-place playoff in cricket’s Indian Premier League.
India reached 193-5 at tea to trail England by 281 runs on day three of their opening cricket Test at Lord’s in London.
India rebounded from a poor start to reach 234-7 in the third one-day cricket international against England at the Oval in London.
"They deservedly are the No. 1 side in the world."
- Rahul Dravid on Aug 22, 2011