Virat Kohli moved slowly but steadily towards a seventh Test century against Australia on day two of the second Test in Perth.
India pushed through to reach the highest score of the match and then snapped up four Australian second-innings wickets on the fourth day of the first Test in Adelaide to leave the hosts staring down the barrel of defeat ahead of the final day.
Ravi Ashwin’s off-breaks knocked the top off the Aussie top order to leave them reeling at 87-4, before Peter Handscomb and Travis Head helped rescue the innings.
Cape Cobras’ 23-year-old batter Zubayr Hamza has been included in the squad for the Proteas’ three-match Test series against Pakistan, starting at SuperSport Park, Centurion, on 26 December.
Pakistan dominated proceedings in the first Test against Australia in Dubai after posting 482 runs in the first innings thanks to Haris Sohail’s maiden Test century on day two.
World number one batsman Virat Kohli scored his 24th Test century as India piled on the runs against a depleted West Indies attack on day two of the first Test at Rajkot.
Jimmy Anderson surpassed Glenn McGrath as the highest wicket-taking pace bowler in Test history to help England secure 118-run victory against India at The Oval.
The retiring Alastair Cook carried England to a promising 114 for two on day three of the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval on Sunday.
The Indian top order failed once again to offer captain Virat Kohli the support he needed to offer resistance to a buoyant England at The Oval.
Cricket fans are in for a compelling contest in the fourth Test between England and India.