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Ranchi: India cricket head coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday said that his wards don't need to curb their aggression when they take on Australia in the third Test match here from Thursday. The second Test in Bengaluru witnessed many controversies with the on-field conduct and behaviour of several players being questioned. Off the field too, there were several allegations and counter-allegations. Home captain Virat Kohli objected to rival captain Steve Smith looking at the dressing room to get help on a review.

Kolkata: Delhi-born Chirag Suri, the only United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketer to bag an Indian Premier League (IPL) contract last month, does not rule out playing for his home nation some day and believes the cash-rich league is his gateway to fame. At the outset, it might sound improbable, but after the 22-year old opener -- who is yet to play an ODI or T20 for his country and was even dropped for the first two 50-over engagements against Afghanistan -- was picked by Gujarat Lions, he feels nothing is impossible.

Bengaluru: Accusing the Australians of repeatedly seeking clarification from support staff housed in front of television screens and laptops in the dressing room on the usage of the Decision Review System (DRS), India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday claimed that he had reported about the incident to match referee Chris Broad.

Bengaluru: Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led the way with a six-wicket haul as India defeated Australia by 75 runs in the second cricket Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing a target of 188 runs, Australia were all out for 112 in their second innings shortly after tea on the fourth day. India have now levelled the four-Test series at 1-1. The Indians bowled superbly on a pitch which has developed quite a few cracks, making it difficult for batting.

Bengaluru: After returning with the best figures of 8/50 for any visiting bowler in India, Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Saturday said he drew inspiration by watching videos of his Indian counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin, but stuck to his strength of extracting bounce from the track at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Lyon, who scripted India's downfall scalping the remaining five wickets in a span of just 21 runs after the tea session, said he had bowled close to 1200 deliveries in the preparatory camp in Dubai ahead of the subcontinent tour.

Bengaluru: Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon ripped apart the Indian batting with career-best figures of 8/50 to bundle out the hosts for a paltry 189 in their first innings of the second cricket Test at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday. Opener Lokesh Rahul (90) was the lone batsman to offer some kind of resistance as the Indians succumbed to the Aussie spinners for the third consecutive time in the series.

Bengaluru: Australia captain Steve Smith on Friday advised his team to bat well and score big runs in the first innings because the track here may not deteriorate much like in Pune. Smith also admitted that the Indian team, whose 19-match unbeaten streak was broken in Pune will bounce back strongly.

Bengaluru: Putting the shocking 333-run drubbing in the opening game behind him, India skipper Virat Kohli, on the eve of the second cricket Test here, assured fans on Friday that there won't be a repeat of such abject failure in the remaining three Tests against Australia.

Bengaluru: India will look to bounce back from their horrible defeat in the opening cricket Test against Australia when the second of the four-match series begins at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday. India's 19-match winning streak came to an end in Pune as they lost by 333 runs inside three days, giving Australia the much-needed confidence. On a pitch assisted by spin, India got a dose of their own medicine in Pune as left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe took 12 wickets in the match to floor the hosts.

Kolkata: Virat Kohli's aggression and advice from the Indian pace battery are what will inspire Rajasthan speedster Nathu Singh when he takes the field for Gujarat Lions in the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). "I want my debut to be special. People should not forget my first match," Nathu, 21, told in a telephonic interview.

Sometimes the figures tell it all, and Indias massive loss to Australia in the first of the four-Test series in Pune certainly reveal so. The Test was over in a shade over two sessions on the third day, leaving India battered by 333 runs. If the result had gone India's way, it wouldn't have come as a surprise, but there would have been a hue and cry over the pitch, dubbing it underprepared or not fit for Test cricket. Now that the Australians have won, they want to carry it for the remaining three Tests.

Kolkata: Mahendra Singh Dhoni seems to be enjoying his cricket to the full nowadays. Relieved from captaincy of both the national team and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, India's most successful skipper will, nonetheless, lead his home state Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy starting on Saturday. He was seen spending more time bowling at the nets than he did with a bat in hand here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Bengaluru: Wishing all the franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the player auction here on Monday, the tournament's Chairman Rajeev Shukla hoped the 10th edition of the cash-rich league will be better than the previous editions. "I am confident that IPL 10 will be better than the other editions. Best wishes to all the teams," Shukla said after 66 players, including 27 overseas players, were sold to the franchises at the auction.

Bengaluru: English cricketers led by all-rounder Ben Stokes and pacer Tymal Mills turned out to be the hottest purchases at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Monday, which also saw No. 1-ranked T20 International bowler Imran Tahir and India pacer Ishant Sharma failing to find any takers. Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG), who removed Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy on Sunday, bought Stokes for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore after defeating bids from Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils (DD), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Bengaluru: English all-rounder Ben Stokes and pacer Tymal Mills emerged the hottest buys in the morning session of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, which saw as many as 33 players being bought by franchises while many big names missed out pick-up. Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG), who removed Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy on Sunday, bought Stokes for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore after defeating bids from Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Daredevils (DD), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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