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  • IPL 8: Yusuf Pathan's cameo was crucial against Hyderabad, says Manish Pandey 05-05-2015 11:07 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Manish Pandey credited allrounder Yusuf Pathan's quick-fire cameo for the comprehensive 35-win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL T20 cricket tournament in Kolkata. Put in to bat, KKR stuttered after a flying start but Pathan's 30 not out from 19 balls pushed their total to 167/7...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 8. Match 38 04-05-2015 06:59 PM

    For LIVE blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Kolkata Knight Riders will have the psychological edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad but the defending champions will be wary of the visiting side's resurgence when they clash at the Eden Gardens. Posting three wins in four games, including one against KKR...
  • As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8, Match 37 04-05-2015 01:50 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chennai Super Kings would seek to get back to winning ways and consolidate their position at points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore would hope to build on the momentum when they lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL)...
  • Black Caps not at risk from rebel league: New Zealand Cricket 04-05-2015 12:08 PM

    New Zealand Cricket believes Black Caps are not at risk of being poached by organisers of a proposed rebel league, backed by Essel Group. "I don't think our players are under threat at the moment," Barclay, NZC's representative at the ICC, told Sunday Star Times. He said the reports were...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 03-05-2015 06:52 PM

    For ball-bay-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2, Round-up: England were wobbling at 39 for 5 in their second innings yet leading by what could be called a handy 107 runs after an extraordinary second day. Eighteen wickets tumbled for 245 runs at Kensington Oval. Never...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 8, Match 35 03-05-2015 02:48 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Having notched up back-to-back victories with a win over Rajasthan Royals in their last game, Mumbai Indians will start as favourites when they take on Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. Playing at home on Friday, Mumbai beat...
  • AS it happened:, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 8, Match 34 02-05-2015 07:14 PM

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) A struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad face an uphill task to find their way through in the ongoing Indian Premier League as they get ready to take on formidable Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium on Saturday....
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2 02-05-2015 06:45 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2, Round-up: Alastair Cook's long overdue 26th Test hundred saved England from complete collapse as his side reached 240 for 7 at stumps on the opening day. Captain Cook was dismissed for a painstaking 105 off the last ball...
  • As it happened: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 8, Match 33 02-05-2015 02:44 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Pumped up after a thrilling win over the smooth-sailing Chennai Super Kings, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Saturday. With Thursday night's win, KKR moved up a rung...
  • Tamim, Kayes stitch best opening stand in second innings of a Test 02-05-2015 01:02 PM

    You can't blame a team thinking of a Test win after taking a 296-run lead, but the way Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes thwarted Pakistan's charge in the first Test, it had to be something special. The duo, though, made it extra special - with a world record...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 5 02-05-2015 09:12 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Unbeaten centuries by openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes helped Bangladesh to virtually wipe out a massive first-innings deficit after bowling out Pakistan for 628 on the fourth day Friday of the first cricket Test. Tamim,...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1 01-05-2015 07:07 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page. TOSS: England opted to bat against the West Indies. Playing XIs: West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (wk/capt), Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Shannon Gabriel, Veerasammy Permaul England: Alastair Cook (capt),...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 8, Match 32 01-05-2015 06:44 PM

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Well-rested and rejuvenated Mumbai Indians would seek to turn the tables on travel-weary Rajasthan Royals when the two former champions cross swords in the Indian Premier League cricket contest at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday. MI had lost...
  • As it happened: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 8, Match 31 01-05-2015 02:49 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Smarting from a crushing defeat in their previous game, Delhi Daredevils have no option but to go all out when they take on Kings XI Punjab, who are also struggling in the ongoing edition of the Indian...
  • Zimbabwe players edgy about Pakistan tour 01-05-2015 12:37 PM

    The country's cricket board may have agreed to Pakistan tour but the Zimbabwe players are edgy to visit the subcontinent nation that has been deprived of international cricket since the 2009 Lahore terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team. Several Zimbabwe players have agreed to board the flight 'out of...
  • Sunil Narine undergoes another test on bowling action: BCCI 01-05-2015 10:08 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies spinner Sunil Narine underwent another biomechanical test at the Sri Ramachandra Sports Sciences Centre in Chennai on Thursday after being banned by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) from bowling offspin. The result is expected on Saturday before KKR's match against Royal...
  • Clarke, Warner targets of new rebel cricket league: reports 01-05-2015 09:22 AM

    Australian cricket duo Michael Clarke and David Warner would be offered $50 million contracts to join the lucrative new T20 league, backed by the Essel Group, according to reports in Sydney Morning Herald. Both players could be offered 10-year contracts to join the league but neither player was available for...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4 01-05-2015 08:03 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 3 Round-up: Opener Mohammad Hafeez hit a career best 224 as Pakistan piled up a mammoth 537 for 5 at stumps on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Thursday. Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Khan both...
  • As it happened: KKR vs CSK, IPL 8, Match 30 30-04-2015 06:55 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Reeling under an agonising two-run defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to quickly redeem themselves when they face the same opponents in the return leg Indian Premier League match on...
  • Zimbabwe confirms Pakistan tour 30-04-2015 03:28 PM

    The international cricket hiatus in Pakistan is set to end as Zimbabwe on Thursday confirmed its decision to tour the cricket-deprived nation in May. Since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009, no Full ICC Member nation has toured the country considering it a security risk to...
  • When Virat Kohli bowed to young IPL sensation Sarfaraz Khan 30-04-2015 03:17 PM

    45 runs in 21 balls from the bat of a 17-year-old, the youngest IPL cricketer, made one of world's most prolific batsmen, Virat Kohli, bow to him as he walked out of the park hitting 6 fours and a six in his rollicking knock for Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday....
  • IPL 2015: Destructive Chris Gayle becomes first man to hit 500 sixes in T20s 30-04-2015 11:21 AM

    On Wednesday, one of the most destructive players in limited-overs cricket, Chris Gayle, added another feather to his cap when he smashed the 500th six of his T20 career to become the first man in history to do so. The Jamaican achieved this feat in an Indian Premier League match...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 3 30-04-2015 08:43 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2 Round-up: Opener Mohammed Hafeez was 137 not out in powering Pakistan to 227 for one and 105 runs behind Bangladesh after two days of the first Test. Hafeez reached his third century in three Tests, and eighth overall,...
  • As it happened: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 8, Match 29 29-04-2015 07:10 PM

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Humiliated in their previous face-off this season, Rajasthan Royals will be desperate to seek revenge against a resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. In the earlier meeting between the two teams last week, RCB...
  • IPL bans Sunil Narine from bowling offspin 29-04-2015 02:36 PM

    Sunil Narine's troubles refuse to end as after once again being reported for a suspect bowling action, the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action committee on Wednesday banned the Kolkata Knight Riders' spinner from bowling offspin; however, he may continue to bowl the knuckle bowl and the straight delivery. Narine, who was...
  • IPL 2015: RCB desperate to hit a 'home run' at Chinnaswamy 29-04-2015 02:19 PM

    In three match so far at home ground M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Royal Challengers Bangalore are yet to end up as winners. On Wednesday, a desperate RCB XI will look to set the record straight against Rajasthan Royals. Interestingly, RCB have a 100% win record this season when playing away from...
  • Fortunate to be playing at 44, says IPL's oldest cricketer Brad Hogg 29-04-2015 01:41 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders may have ended on the wrong side in an agonising two-run defeat against Chennai Super Kings, but they would take heart from the performance of their bowlers, including that of 44-year-old Brad Hogg. On Tuesday, the chinaman bowler from Australia became the oldest cricketer to play an...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 2 29-04-2015 08:57 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 1 Round-up: Mominul Haque steered Bangladesh to 236 for 4 against Pakistan, hitting a well-composed 80 before falling at the end of the first day. Haque, who struck eight fours in his 162 ball-knock, joined Sachin Tendulkar and England's...
  • As it happened: CSK vs KKR, IPL 8, Match 28 28-04-2015 07:00 PM

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Enduring an erratic campaign so far, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders face a stiff challenge when they take on the smooth-sailing Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match on Tuesday. KKR are currently placed third on the points table...
  • IPL mess: Who is Karan Gilhotra and is he controversial at all 28-04-2015 05:43 PM

    Until last weekend, Karan Gilhotra wasn't a name part of cricket debates. But a letter from the ICC headquarters to BCCI's inbox changed it all. The newly-elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur's image of sharing a cake with Gilhotra caught the attention of ICC as its Anti Corruption and Security Unit...