Skipper Tim Paine warned Thursday that Steve Smith "feeds off" criticism and was fired up for the high-stakes fourth Test against India, which Australia will start without injured opener Will Pucovski.
New Zealand captain Sophie Devine smashed the fastest hundred in women's Twenty20 cricket on Thursday, reaching the milestone in just 36 balls in the domestic Super Smash competition.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter Scale struck Dima Hasao in Assam on Thursday, according to National Center for Seismology (NCS). The NCS said the earthquake occurred at 12:45 am today. No damage or casualty has been reported yet.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted people on the occasion of harvest festivals, which are celebrated in various parts of the country under different names (Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu, Uttarayan and Paush Parva), and extended to them his best wishes.