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  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15 Live: Round 8, Day 4 01-02-2015 09:13 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Round up: Hosts Vidarbha bowled with clinical precision to outclass table toppers Delhi by an innings and 93 runs. Having won the match in less than two and half days, Vidarbha with seven points including a bonus...
  • Live Score: Australia strike early, Hazlewood picks his first 01-02-2015 07:17 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pre-match: In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final. Having accumulated 15 points from four matches, the George Baily-led Australia...
  • West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo retires from Test cricket 31-01-2015 09:48 AM

    West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo has decided to call it quits from the longer format of the game. Bravo played his last Test match against Sri Lanka in December 2010 and on Saturday decided to call it time on his Test career through a statement, reports CMC. "Over the years,...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI 31-01-2015 08:27 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan in the first ODI. Teams: Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil,...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 8, Day 3 31-01-2015 08:25 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: Seen as a future India Test regular, Young Lokesh Rahul on Friday cracked a memorable triple century - the first from Karnataka to achieve the feat in Ranji Trophy as well as first-class cricket - guiding...
  • England keep India winless to enter tri-series final 30-01-2015 04:23 PM

    Talking of momentum, India will have none such thing going into their World Cup title defence as they remain winless after more than two months on tour in Australia. England inflicted the latest wound on the world champions, throwing them out of the Carlton Mid ODI tri-series with a three-wicket...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 8, Day 2 30-01-2015 10:43 AM

    Bangalore: Lokesh Rahul's good run of form continued as the young batsman struck an unbeaten 150 to guide Karnataka to a comfortable position in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match against Uttar Pradesh here on Thursday. At stumps on the first day, hosts Karnataka were strongly placed at 326...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 6 30-01-2015 07:05 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pre-match: Australia, bad form, injuries, experiments, England, bad weather. India have fought all sort of enemies for over the last two months Down Under. But what their battles are yet to yield is a win. And if that objective...
  • Virat Kohli may have to 'sacrifice' No. 3 position, hints MS Dhoni 29-01-2015 02:32 PM

    Ahead of India's crunch Carlton Mid tri-series ODI against England on Friday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that batsmen will have to sacrifice their batting position if that suits the team in its World Cup defence. The Indian team management's decision to ask Virat Kohli to bat a rung...
  • Super Over may decide 2015 World Cup winners 29-01-2015 12:35 PM

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has put its faith in Super Over as the "credible way to separate two sides" in the event of a tie, and the same condition will be in force in the event the 2015 ICC World Cup final on March 29 ends with scores tied....
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 8, Day 1 29-01-2015 09:11 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With time running out fast for both the teams, Bengal and Railways will face off in a must-win match to keep themselves in contention for quarters of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament. Bengal will stick to their ploy of...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 7th ODI 29-01-2015 08:07 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand. Teams: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 5th ODI 28-01-2015 04:27 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss, will bowl first South Africa Team HM Amla*, RR Rossouw, F du Plessis, Q de Kock, DA Miller, JP Duminy, F Behardien, WD Parnell, AM Phangiso, KJ Abbott, M de Lange West Indies...
  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia 26-01-2015 02:51 PM

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series 26-01-2015 07:27 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • Srinivasan ready to cut off ties with CSK for BCCI return: reports 25-01-2015 12:16 PM

    BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan has decided to give up on his Indian Premier League franchisee Chennai Super Kings following the Supreme Court's ban on BCCI office bearers having any commercial interests in the board's activities. According to reports on Sunday, Srinivasan has apparently told BCCI members that he would...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 4th ODI 25-01-2015 12:09 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies have won the toss and have opted to bat first. Teams: South Africa Rilee Rossouw, Morne van Wyk(w), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Morne Morkel,...
  • Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja fit for Sydney ODI 25-01-2015 11:26 AM

    After India's dismal show in the first two ODI's of the tri-series, some good news coming in from Australia as the Indian team management confirmed reports of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting fit and ready to play the next one-day in Sydney. According to BCCI official website, www.bcci.tv, Ishant...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 6th ODI 25-01-2015 07:53 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Laka in the sixth ODI of seven match series. New Zealand lead series 2-1. Teams: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor,...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group B wrap: Sensational Wakhare helps Vidarbha thrash Gujarat 24-01-2015 08:25 PM

    Off-spinner Akshay Wakhare bagged a career-best seven wickets 7 for 70 to run through Gujarat batting line-up in a sensational bowling display and set up Vidarbha's 120-run victory in their Ranji Trophy Group B match on Saturday. Gujarat were dismissed for just 175 in 70 overs in their second innings...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 7, Day 4 24-01-2015 09:33 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup:Rajasthan romped past Odisha by 10 wickets to win with a bonus point on Day 3 on Friday. Odisha, starting the day at 144 for nine, failed to add to their first innings total before being bowled...
  • Focus on Shikhar Dhawan ahead of Australia test 23-01-2015 01:23 PM

    Out-of-form opener Shikhar Dawan worked overtime at India nets under the watchful eyes of coach Duncan Fletcher ahead of India's Carlton Mid Tri-series match against Australia on Jan 26. Dhawan, with twin failures of 2 and 1, was under the spotlight in an optional practice session on Friday at the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 7, Day 3 23-01-2015 09:08 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Baroda, after making 335 in their first innings, had defending champions Karnataka on the ropes reducing the hosts to 233 for six in reply at stumps on the second day of the Group A Ranji Trophy...
  • Full text: Supreme Court order on Srinivasan, CSK, RR, Raman, Meiyappan 23-01-2015 08:29 AM

    In a setback to N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday barred him from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest and set up a judges committee under a former Chief Justice of India to decide on the punishment in the IPL scam that can threaten the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Match 4, Tri-Series 23-01-2015 07:53 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side on Friday....
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI 23-01-2015 07:17 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: New Zealand are leading the series 2-1 with one game being abandoned. With three more games to go, a win on Friday would ensure that they won't lose the series. Sri Lanka, on the other hand would...
  • Landmark IPL Verdict: Who said what 22-01-2015 04:49 PM

    In a major setback to sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday said he cannot contest elections for the cricket board's governing body presidency as long as he is involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. The apex...
  • IPL Verdict: Srinivasan jolted, Twitter reacted 22-01-2015 04:25 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday brought the hammer down on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, ruling Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra guilty of betting on IPL matches but sparing N Srinivasan on allegations of cover-up but not on the issue of conflict of interest. The apex court read out...
  • IPL spot-fixing timeline: From a shameful episode to a landmark judgement 22-01-2015 04:24 PM

    The Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the IPL spot-fixing case on Thursday, more than two years after Indian cricket's most embarrassing episode broke out in May 2013 during IPL6. The landmark judgement saw the apex court banning any BCCI official, including N Srinivasan, with commercial interests while finding team...
  • N Srinivasan has to choose between CSK and BCCI, says Supreme Court 22-01-2015 03:48 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday disallowed Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) chief-in-exile N Srinivasan from contesting elections to the cricket board. In a 130-page verdict on Thursday, the apex court said that Srinivasan as the BCCI chief and owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise had created...