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  • Dhoni's reply and five reasons for India's Southampton Test defeat 01-08-2014 08:28 AM

    India capitulated to an embarrassing 266-run defeat in the third Test at Southampton, allowing England not only to level the series at 1-1 but also get a firm foot inside the five-Test series that is now widely open. India's surrender on day five was nothing less than England's at Lord's...
  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 1-1 31-07-2014 05:26 PM

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266-run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the five-match series in style at 1-1. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added...
  • 3rd Test: Pressure on India in battle of survival 31-07-2014 08:53 AM

    After a historic win at the Lord's, India would not have thought of being in such a precarious situation on the fifth and final day of the third Test in Southampton. Surprisingly, on a greenish Lord's pitch Indian batsmen showed great application but at Ageas Bowl track best-suited for batting...
  • 3rd Test: Chasing 445, India 112/4 on Day 4 as England eye big win 30-07-2014 10:59 PM

    India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 - leaving England withing striking distance of a series-levelling victory on the final day. Riding on James Anderson's 5 for 53, England didn't take...
  • South Africa legend Jacques Kallis retires from all forms of cricket 30-07-2014 06:15 PM

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38-year-old, one of the greatest all-rounders in the game's history, retired from Test cricket last year but had been planning to finish his South Africa career at...
  • 3rd Test: Test for Indian batsmen to make a strong reply 29-07-2014 10:30 AM

    England got the right kind of pitch for their out of form batsmen to bounce back. Starting with captain Alastair Cook, who was unlucky to miss out on a century just by five runs. But Ian Bell grabbed the opportunity on day two by scoring a big innings of 167....
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 28-07-2014 10:57 PM

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at...
  • 3rd Test: Bowlers key for India on day two, England comfortable at 247/2 28-07-2014 09:56 AM

    Indian bowlers will be hoping to make quick inroads in England's batting line up when the team walk out for the second day of action in the third Test at the Southampton. India sorely missed their hero of Lord's victory, Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out due to an ankle...
  • 3rd Test: Ballance, Cook defy India on day one, England 247/2 27-07-2014 10:25 PM

    Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of 247 for 2 at stumps on day one of the third Test at...
  • Live Score: England bat, Ishant out injured, debut for Pankaj 27-07-2014 02:26 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's green-top and India's in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third Test starting here Sunday. The...
  • Rohit Sharma may sneak into the playing XI at Southampton 26-07-2014 11:27 AM

    India's net sessions ahead of the third Test against England at Southampton have given indications that the visitors might go in with seven batsmen and four specialist bowlers, ESPNCricinfo has reported. Rohit's inclusion would mean that the slot of the bowling allrounder filled by Stuart Binny has to be vacated...
  • BCCI unhappy with ICC's decision to fine Jadeja, reserves the right to appeal 25-07-2014 04:45 PM

    The BCCI has taken note of the ICC Match Referee's decision to find Ravindra Jadeja guilty of a Level 1 'Breach of Conduct' for his involvement in an incident on the second day of the Nottingham Test of the ongoing series between India and England. The BCCI issued a press...
  • Lords of Lord's: The five heroes of India's historic win 22-07-2014 11:53 AM

    Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma played pivotal roles in India's historic triumph on Monday, which helped the visitors to their first Test win at Lord's since 1986 and only second overall in 82 years. If Rahane's century on day one laid the foundation, Ishant...
  • How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years 21-07-2014 10:25 PM

    Ajinkya Rahane's century gave a dream start to what turned out to be a historic Test for India, ended by a breathtaking display of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma that sucked life out of England. Here's how it all unfolded between July 17 and 21, 2014, at the Home of...
  • Twitter reactions on India's historic Lord's win 21-07-2014 08:04 PM

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne Monday said India "bullied and bounced" out England to earn their first win at Lord's since 1986. "Horrific hour for Eng. India bullied & bounced them out. Remember Eng won the toss on the greenest pitch ever & blew it, changes needed !!" tweeted...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx 21-07-2014 07:22 PM

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • India six wickets away from winning the Lord's Test 20-07-2014 10:53 PM

    The second Test is headed for a nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifth-day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 on Sunday. At stumps on the fourth day, Joe Root and...
  • 2nd Test: India lead England by 145 runs on Day 3, match evenly poised 19-07-2014 10:45 PM

    England-India contest at Lord's still hangs in the balance after the end of day three, as India lost three wickets in quick succession in the last session but fought back through Murali Vijay's gutsy half-century to take their overall lead to 145, leaving the second Test interestingly poised. At stumps...
  • 2nd Test: Gary Ballance hundred cuts India's lead to 76 on Day 2 18-07-2014 10:46 PM

    Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total of 295. Ballance scored 110 and added 98 in a fifth-wicket stand with...
  • Sunil Narine bowls the first maiden Super Over of Twenty20 cricket 18-07-2014 04:07 PM

    West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has created history by becoming the first bowler in the history of T20 cricket to bowl a maiden Super Over - a feat he achieved in the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday. The game between Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors culminated in tied scores...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's 17-07-2014 10:59 PM

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership...
  • Live Score: England opt to bowl against India, teams unchanged 17-07-2014 02:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: England opted to bowl against India. Both teams unchanged from the first Test. Pre-match: Build-up to the Lord's Test is sure to fan the flames of aggression after the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja spilled over...
  • England hit back by charging Jadeja with a Level 2 offence 16-07-2014 10:40 PM

    The ICC on Wednesday confirmed that England team manager Phil Neale has charged India's Ravindra Jadeja under Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for his alleged incident involving England pacer James Anderson on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. The alleged offence has been...
  • 2nd Test: England, India seek first win amid Jadeja-Anderson row 16-07-2014 05:24 PM

    Build-up to the Lord's Test is sure to fan the flames of aggression after the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja spilled over from the field to the match referee's room - turning into a round of allegations and counter-allegations between India and England on the eve of the...
  • 1st Test: India hold England to a draw after final-day jitters 13-07-2014 09:19 PM

    India overcame morning jitters on the final day of the first Test against England, holding onto a draw after a fighting half-century on debut by Stuart Binny thwarted England's last-ditch effort for a victory. Binny scored 78 in crucial partnerships of 65 and 91 with Ravindra Jadeja (31) and Bhuvneshwar...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely 12-07-2014 10:59 PM

    Joe Root and James Anderson's world-record partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middle-order batsman...
  • 1st Test: Rearguard action earns India 414-run lead over England on Day 2 10-07-2014 10:12 PM

    Rearguard action from Indian tailenders Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami frustrated England on the second day of the Nottingham Test, at the end of which the visitors led the hosts by 414 runs. India slipped from a comfortable 344 for 5 to 346 for 9 when a collapse shortly after...
  • 1st Test: Vijay's century defies England on Day 1, India 259/4 09-07-2014 10:11 PM

    The Nottingham weather didn't threaten one bit and allowed an intriguing day of Test cricket in bright English sunshine, with India taking the opening day honours in the first Test - thanks to unbeaten 122 runs from Murali Vijay who took India to a healthy 259 for 4 at stumps...
  • Live Score, 1st Test: India opt to bat against England, debut for Stuart Binny 09-07-2014 02:28 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: The visitors haven't forgotten the 4-0 whitewash in 2011 and also seek their first overseas Test win in three years. The 2011 whitewash made England the new No. 1 Test team, displacing India in the most ruthless manner...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score: 2nd ODI at Pallekele 09-07-2014 01:58 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir...