Indian captain MS Dhoni came down hard on Indian spinners for bowling too many loose deliveries in the first One-Day International (ODI) against Australia.
India's were thrashed by Australia in the first match of the cricket tri-series by 65 runs.
Australia were 35 for two in 11 overs when rain stopped play but they recovered after the interruption, and Dhoni said lack of discipline among his slow bowlers led to the home side reaching 216 for five in their allotted 32 overs.
"We were doing well before rain. Once they (Australia) came back after the rain break, they went after our bowling.
Our loose deliveries were too loose. That was the difference," Dhoni said after the match.
Australia lead India by 88 runs at the close of day two and are in complete command of the third Test match. Viewers can watch the day three action live on the internet.
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With a young and inexperienced side to lead, Australian captain Michael Clarke has already conceded that it would be quite a task for his greenhorn bowlers to contain India's veteran line-up of batsmen.
But never the best of travelers despite their improving record, the Indians would be challenged by the sheer hostility of conditions that Australia is known for.
The larger grounds and the bouncing tracks would test the Indian side even though the visitors hold the edge against the most inexperienced of Australian sides.
Both the teams got down to sharpening their tools ahead of the first Test of the 4-match series. While India made some technical changes, Australia hoped for their batsman to find their rhythm.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has managed to retain his Test spot ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India, starting December 26.
The national selectors decided to persist with the out-of-form batsman despite mounting criticism though out-of-form opener Phil Hughes was dropped from the 13-member squad.
There was speculation that Ponting and senior middle-order batsman Mike Hussey are in line to be axed due to a string of poor performances in the past few months but both of them managed to retain their place in the squad.
Sachin Tendulkar holds several batting records, including the most Test centuries and the most one-day international centuries, and was rated in 2002 by Wisden as the second greatest Test batsman ever, after Sir Don Bradman.
He received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Indias highest sporting honour, for 1997-1998, and the civilian award Padma Shri in 1999. Tendulkar was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1997.
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Seven members of the Indian Test squad, including Sachin Tendulkar reached Australia on December 8.
These players had left for Australia early in a bid to get acclimatised to the conditions there ahead of their forthcoming tour Down Under.
Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha and Pragyan Ojha boarded a connecting Singapore Airways flight for Melbourne from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport late Wednesday night.
The rest of the team, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had been rested for the recently-concluded ODI series against the West Indies had left for Australia from Chennai on December 12.
After tasting success with its Indian Premier League (IPL) playing cards named Cricket Attax, the New York-based kids marketer Topps is in the process of acquiring global cricketing rights to launch more products based on this sport.
"We are talking to world bodies in terms of controlling global rights on cricket. If that comes through in about a fortnight's time then we should be able to come up with a lot of cricketing products," Topps India Sports & Entertainment Country Head Sanjeev Katyal told PTI.
The company will expand its portfolio with a second collection of IPL cards coinciding with the popular T20 series next summer, he said.
Topps entered India in May last with an eight-year deal for IPL trading cards, and
The impressive performances in the first two Tests of the ongoing series against the West Indies saw Rahul Dravid break into the top 10 while VVS Laxman climbed to 13th spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen issued.
Dravid scored a brilliant 119 while Laxman made an unbeaten 176 during India's just-concluded second Test against the West Indies at the Eden Gardens which the home team won by an innings and 15 runs to pocket the three-match series 2-0.
By virtue of these outstanding performances, Dravid has moved up four places to eighth position and Laxman gained five spots to 13th in the recently-released Test batsmen chart.
Past and present cricketers as well as expert commentators paid tribute to the renowned cricket writer Peter Reobuk, who was reported to have committed suicide in his hotel room in South Africa.
Tributes for the great writer have flown in.
Here are few tributes tweeted by former and current players
Sanjay Manjrekar: With Peter Roebuck, an important, independent global voice on cricket has gone away… I liked the way peter kept his distance from the players so that he could be the detached, clinical analyst of their performances...
Tony Greig: The death of Peter Roebuck leaves the grass less green and cricket without its most effective investigative journalist.
Harsha Bhogle: Devastated. My dear friend and one of the
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Disappointed England skipper Alastair Cook expressed his frustration after his team's fourth successive loss to India in the ODI series but felt that it was not because of lack of effort from his players.
Cook said his players could not execute their plans and failed to convert their starts to big scores and it lead to their six-wicket defeat to India in the fourth ODI at the Wandheke stadium.
"It's quite frustrating. We have not performed at the level we had done recently. We can't fault training, effort or desire or commitment. We are performing anywhere near to what we can do," said Cook after his side slumped to a six-wicket defeat at the Wankhede Stadium.