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  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 4 25-10-2014 11:28 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Pakistan stretched their lead to a commanding 189 runs after inexperienced spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar dismissed Australia for 303 on the third day of the first Test on Friday. Opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad, 22...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 1 25-10-2014 09:01 AM

    The veteran Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan took his 12th five-for (6/59) as Zimbabwe bowled out the visitors for 240 and reached 27/1 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka on Saturday. Earlier, opener Sikandar Raza struck 51 on Saturday to steer Zimbabwe to 179...
  • Dhoni doing a good job but my favourite captain is Ganguly: Yuvraj Singh 25-10-2014 08:05 AM

    Out of form and striving for a comeback to India's ODI set-up, Yuvraj Singh says he 'flourished' the most under Sourav Ganguly who is also his favourite among the captain's he played under. Talking to The Indian Express at the Idea Exchange event, Yuvraj touched subjects on and off the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 24-10-2014 11:13 AM

    (Scroll down for ball-by-ball commentary) Day 2 Roundup: David Warner's aggressive half century led Australia to a solid 113 without loss after Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century lifted Pakistan to 454 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Warner raised his sixth consecutive 50-plus score in Tests and...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd ODI 24-10-2014 05:47 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opted to bowl against South Africa. Teams: New Zealand 1 Martin Guptill, 2 James Neesham, 3 Dean Brownlie, 4 Brendon McCullum (capt), 5 Tom Latham, 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Daniel Vettori, 9...
  • When Dravid sent an email to Pietersen on how to play spin 23-10-2014 02:31 PM

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and India batting legend Rahul Dravid were team-mates for the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the Englishman in his recently launched autobiography 'KP', revealed that he sought Dravid's help on how to play spin and also...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 23-10-2014 10:19 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1: Pakistan were 219 for four at stumps on Day 1 after Younis scored his 25th Test hundred and had a 83-run stand with Misbah-ul_Haq for the fourth wicket. Younis came in during the fourth over of the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 22-10-2014 11:11 AM

    Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Khan, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Alex Doolan, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan...
  • Dhoni rested; Ashwin, Aaron return for Sri Lanka ODIs 21-10-2014 01:56 PM

    After coming down hard on the West Indies with a decision to sue the WICB over withdrawing midway through its tour of India, the BCCI announced the 14-man squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match home series with Sri Lanka, resting regular skipper MS Dhoni and giving the...
  • BCCI suspends bilateral ties with West Indies, to initiate legal action 21-10-2014 01:34 PM

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday came down hard on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), suspending all bilateral ties and deciding to initiate legal proceedings against WICB for pulling out mid way through the tour of India. The West Indies team decided to fly...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI 21-10-2014 03:23 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to field against New Zealand. South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match...
  • BCCI may claim damages close to Rs. 400 cr from West Indies 19-10-2014 02:38 PM

    West Indies' pullout from their tour of India may cost the country's board heavily with BCCI mulling to claim damages to the tune of approximately Rs. 400 crore from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The BCCI is due to have a working committee meeting on October 21 to discuss...
  • West Indies pullout was imminent: BCCI tells with a timeline 17-10-2014 10:57 PM

    A day of confusion, claim and counter-claim concluded with the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) saying that despite all its efforts, the India vs West Indies ODI series has to be curtailed because of the ongoing issue between WICB and its players. The BCCI ended the confusion...
  • Sri Lanka to fill in for West Indies, accept BCCI's five-ODI offer 17-10-2014 05:35 PM

    Moments after the West Indies Cricket Board pulled out of the remainder of the India tour on Friday over a payment dispute with its players, Sri Lanka Cricket accepted BCCI's invitation to play five ODIs in India in November. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India...
  • West Indies pull out of remainder of India tour 17-10-2014 04:09 PM

    The West Indies have abruptly called off their ongoing India tour due to an ongoing payment dispute between the WICB (West Indies Cricket Board) and WIPA (West Indies Players Association). The West Indies will end the tour after the 4th ODI in Dharamsala and will not play the remaining fifth...
  • Anil Kumble joins Twitter on his 44th birthday 17-10-2014 03:19 PM

    India's greatest legspinner Anil Kumble gave in to the Twitter buzz on Friday, joining the microblogging site on his 44th birthday. "Finally on Twitter...& on a day that am a yr older and hopefully wiser! Looking forward...cheers," India's greatest match-winning bowler tweeted at 10:41 am today, and followed it by...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, 4th ODI 17-10-2014 01:39 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Sulieman Benn, Jerome Taylor India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina,...
  • Legends of Rupganj: Believe it or not, it's the name of a cricket club 16-10-2014 12:20 PM

    Admirers of old-school cricket still don't follow the Twenty20 tamasha. They would rather analyse the loop and dip of a classic spinner than the metres a six travelled. And when club names like 'Legends of Rupganj' mushroom, you know matters are only getting worse. A Dhaka Premier League club is...
  • India losing it's grip over cricket market? 15-10-2014 04:55 PM

    India has long dominated the international cricket market with the BCCI controlling majority of the International Cricket Council's revenues. But it might not be the case anymore. According to a media report, ICC's media rights deal shows that India's contribution to world cricket has fallen considerably. "After Star won the...
  • 'Darrell Hair has gone mad,' says angry Harbhajan Singh 15-10-2014 03:54 PM

    An enraged Harbhajan Singh has slammed former ICC umpirer Darrell hair for his remark "role models for chuckers" directed at him, Saqlain Mushtaq and Muttiah Muralitharan after ICC's recent clamp down on illegal bowling action leading to bans on a number of bowlers. "This is too much. Hair is crossing...
  • Akshar Patel included for last two ODIs and only T20 against West Indies 14-10-2014 02:57 PM

    Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel has been included in the squad for the remaining two ODIs against the West Indies. Akshar, who plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL, has also found a place in the one-off T20 against the West Indies along with Manish Pandey. The T20 is scheduled to...
  • Supreme Court refuses to advance BCCI AGM dates 14-10-2014 09:40 AM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Annual General Meeting of the BCCI will go ahead as scheduled on November 20, rejecting the petition filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar that said the BCCI was constitutionally wrong in deferring its AGM. The decision also comes as a shot...
  • BCCI pays Gavaskar, Shastri more than players: reports 13-10-2014 01:51 PM

    In a startling report done by The Indian Express, which reveals that former players Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are top-earners of BCCI by drawing Rs 6 crore annually. Both of them also get paid extra Rs 2 crore for their additional roles - Shastri being the director of Indian...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi 12-10-2014 04:17 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan Team: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Steven Smith, George Bailey(captain), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin(wicketkepper), Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad,...
  • India and Virat Kohli hit back 12-10-2014 10:53 AM

    The struggle and turmoil of Virat Kohli seems to have abated after his 78-ball 62 against West Indies in the second one-dayer on Saturday at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Kohli has been struggling for form since the last tour of England, but at his home turf he stayed patient and...
  • 2nd ODI: All-round India beat West Indies by 48 runs to level series 1-1 11-10-2014 10:07 PM

    After an embarrassing defeat in Kochi, India were once again on the verge of losing when the bowlers came to rescue and India registered an impressive 48-run win over West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi on Saturday. West Indies were once cruising at 170/3 in 35.4...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI 11-10-2014 01:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After an embarrassing defeat in the first ODI at Kochi, India will look to hit the West Indies back hard at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday to draw level in the five-match series. India looked complacent and...
  • 2nd ODI: Hurt India look to hit West Indies back at Kotla 11-10-2014 08:42 AM

    After an embarrassing defeat in the first ODI at Kochi, India will look to hit the West Indies back hard at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday to draw level in the five-match series. India looked complacent and surprised at Kochi, where the visitors put up a spirited all-round...
  • 2nd ODI, Pak vs Aus: as it happened 10-10-2014 03:51 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Team: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Misbah-ul-Haq(capt), Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Irfan Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven...
  • Rohit Sharma in a comfort zone as ODI opener 10-10-2014 12:28 PM

    An injured finger has kept Rohit Sharma from being available for ODI selection against the touring West Indians, but getting close to full fitness, the Mumbai batsman hopes to continue in the role of an opener in coloured jersey. Talking to DNA, Rohit said his finger is close to getting...