Video highlights of Day two of the second Test match between India and Australia at Hyderabad.
After putting Australia on the mat on Day one, India's batsmen further dominated the Aussies as Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay reached their respective tons. India began the second morning on a low note as Virender Sehwag was dismissed by Peter Siddle.
From thereon, the duo of Vijay-Pujara showed their class as the pair remained unbeaten at stumps as India posted 311 for one.
Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara recorded India's highest-second wicket partnership against Australia on way to putting their team on top in the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Vijay (129) and Pujara (162) went through the grind in the morning session to end day two unbeaten on a 295-run stand with their team sitting pretty at 311 for one and a healthy 74-run lead. Virender Sehwag, the lone batsman to be dismissed during the day, departed cheaply after India resumed with an overnight score of five for no loss.
Australia apparently ran out of ideas after their fast bowlers kept things tight till lunch, IANS reported.
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Riding high on confidence after winning in Chennai, India will be looking for another impressive performance when they take on Australia in the second Test starting at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Saturday.
India could have won the first Test in four days but a gritty last-wicket stand between Moises Henriques and Nathan Lyon took the match into the fifth day. India, however, didn't have to wait long wrapping up the match quickly.
It was the third time in Indian cricketing history that spinners bagged 20 wickets a match. With the kind of a grass-less pitch chosen here, the script looks to continue for the hosts.
India take on Australia on the first day of the second Test match at Hyderabad on Saturday.
A video of Sachin Tendulkar's wicket in the first innings of the 1st Test between India and Australia at Chennai.
Indian cricket fans would breathe a huge sigh of relief as the maestro returned to his elements with a fantastic performance. Having put in the hard yards in domestic cricket, he looked in good touch and these are ominous signs for Australia. The thing that stood out was his positive mindset. In the first innings he started off with two fours to pump life into the Indian charge after two early blows. As if wanting to make a statement, hen then carted for two sixes in the second innings. The master looks dangerous — and hungry.
MS Dhoni scored a scintillating 183 against Sri Lanka in 2005.
The Indian captain also scored his maiden double century in the first Test against Australia at Chennai in 2013.
Former India coach Greg Chappell praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his iconic innings in the first Test against Australia and believes that Dhoni is the only person who can make a difference in the Test series.
"Only MS could have played such a knock," Chappell was quoted as saying by Times of India.
"He has played several memorable knocks in one-day cricket, but this was the best I have seen him play in Test matches,” Chappell added.
Video of Ravichandran Ashwin trying to get Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirmanne out at non striker's end before delivering the ball.
While batting against India during the tri-series in Australia, Thirimanne was backing up too far ahead before the bowler delivered the ball. An alert Ashwin saw this and knocked of the bails and the batsman was way out of the crease. Though according to rules Thirimanne could have been given out, Indian skipper Virender Sehwag allowed the batsman to continue and did not take the appeal forward.
A video of Australia’s second innings’ fall of wickets in the first Test between the visitors and India.
Ravichandran Ashwin snatched his second fifer before Australian debutant Moises Henriques struck his second half-century of the match on a difficult pitch on Monday to take the first cricket Test into the fifth day.
At stumps, Henriques was batting on 75 following his first-innings 68, and his 57-run unfinished last-wicket stand to take Australia to 232 for nine in the second innings, giving the visitors a slender lead of 40 runs going into the last day.
Henrique and Lyon frustrated the Indian bowlers with their stubborn yet attacking stand after the Indian spinners reduced Australia to 175 for nine. Offspinner
Australia were bowled out for 380 in the morning session of Day Two of the first Test against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Michael Clarke top-scored for the visitors with a vital 130 off 246 balls.
India's bowlers toiled hard for a good hour-and-a-half before finally getting rid of Clarke before lunch.
This was before the Australian skipper, along with Peter Siddle, ensured that India did not get the early breakthrough and defied the spinners some more after starting the day on 103 not out. Siddle was also solid in his defence against Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who were MS Dhoni's first-choice tweakers.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed his maiden double century to lift India to a mammoth 515/8 in the first innings at the end of the third day's play in the first cricket Test against Australia at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday.
Dhoni remained unbeaten on 206 and had Bhuvneshwar Kumar (16 not out) for company as India ended the day with an impressive lead of 135 runs. Australia scored 380 runs in their first innings.
India take on Australia on the fourth day of the first Test match at Chennai on Monday.
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A video of England bowler Chris Tremlett missing a golden chance to register a hattrick against Bangladesh in a One-Day International match in 2005.
Cricket has its own share of exciting moments. In this video Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful managed to save his wicket after the ball bounced on the bails and went behind the wicket as the stumps remained intact.
England faced Bangladesh in this match played in 2005. Tremlett had first dismissed Shahriar Nafees and Tushar Imran on consecutive deliveries. The lanky pacer however missed out on a hat-trick after a lucky escape for Ashraful.