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  • Live Score: Pacers send back UAE openers early 28-02-2015 10:46 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team...
  • Ranji Trophy Live Scores: Semi-finals, Day 4 28-02-2015 08:44 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Report: A half-century from opener Swapnil Gugale (56 not out) helped Maharashtra post 110/1 at stumps on Day 3 after Tamil Nadu ended their first innings at 549 at the Eden Gardens. Meanwhile, battling long and hard,...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand enter quarters after thrilling 1-wicket win over Australia 28-02-2015 05:35 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers vs West Indies, a blow-by-blow account 27-02-2015 02:18 PM

    AB de Villiers 162 not out off just 66 balls, including fastest ever ODI 150 in 64 balls, and then South Africa 408 for 5 - the Sydney crowd was treated to a feast in the ICC World Cup on Friday. If there ever was an exhibition on how to...
  • ICC World Cup: Injured Mohammed Shami out of UAE game 27-02-2015 10:49 AM

    Star of India's back-to-back wins against Pakistan and South Africa, Mohammed Shami has been ruled of India's third match of the ICC World Cup 2015 due to a knee injury. "Mohammed Shami has got mild left knee problem and had ultrasound guided-injection yesterday [Thursday] for his long-term management perspective. He...
  • Watch: Afghanistan Day at World Cup, Sri Lanka trounce Bangladesh, Day 13 highlights 27-02-2015 10:14 AM

    Afghanistan held their nerves to beat Scotland by a wicket for their first every win at ICC World Cup while the Sri Lankans jumped to No. 2 in Pool A by hammering Bangladesh. Watch all the highlights from Day 13. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Semi-finals, Day 3 27-02-2015 09:09 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 19 27-02-2015 07:38 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their...
  • Afghanistan's big day leads chorus of minnows at ICC World Cup 26-02-2015 03:17 PM

    If you tell Samiullah Shenwari, at the fag end of Feb 26 Thursday, that he reminded the world how the likes of Steve Waugh and Brian Lara used to get the tailenders bat around them, he may reply "Oh, come on! I am not that good." But his innings that...
  • Watch: Ireland edge UAE in last-over finish, ICC World Cup, Day 12 highlights 26-02-2015 09:33 AM

    The Associates brought fans to the edge of their seats in the Pool B encounter at The Gabba in Brisbane, but the Irish held their nerves to win in 49.2 overs. Watch all the highlights from the exciting encounter. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semi-finals, Day 2 26-02-2015 08:24 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: After being dismissed for a paltry 202 in their first innings, Karnataka hit back strongly with skipper and seamer Vinay Kumar taking six wickets to bundle out Mumbai for 44 in just 15.3 overs on the first...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 18, Pool A 26-02-2015 07:50 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling to cope with the conditions in New Zealand. Angelo Mathews's men were thrashed by the...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 17 26-02-2015 01:46 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Either Afghanistan or Scotland will post a first-ever win in a World Cup match when they meet in a Pool A match at the University Oval, unless New Zealand's fickle weather intervenes. Afghanistan are playing in their first World...
  • Watch: The Gayle mayhem in Canberra, ICC World Cup, Day 11 highlights 25-02-2015 10:30 AM

    Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 balls broke record after record as Zimbabwe were reduced to spectators watching sixes sail over them like aerial strikes. Watch highlights from an eventful Day 11 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Chris Gayle must thank Jalandhar for historic double 25-02-2015 10:29 AM

    You can count the metres those 16 Chris Gayle sixes travelled at the Manuka Oval on Monday but you can't discount the made-in-Jalandhar willow the Jamaican had in his grip to heap misery on Zimbabwe with a record-breaking 215 off 147 balls. The veteran West Indies opener is now the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semis 25-02-2015 08:48 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An exciting battle is on cards when a resurgent Mumbai lock horns with defending champions Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semi-final match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sworn enemies on the cricket field, both captains Aditya Tare and R Vinay...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 25-02-2015 07:09 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the...
  • Damage list: Chris Gayle wreaks havoc in ICC World Cup 2015 24-02-2015 02:25 PM

    On Monday at the Manuka Oval, Chris Gayle held a placard - cliched but very true: Form is temporary, class is permanent. The six-hitting machine manufactured in Jamaica went into an overdrive, answering the critics who questioned its efficacy - in record-breaking in style. The swashbuckling West Indian is now...
  • Watch: England relieved after first win, ICC World Cup, Day 10 highlights 24-02-2015 09:30 AM

    Moeen Ali led with both and ball in England's comfortable win over Scotland - their first after two damaging defeats in Pool A. Watch highlights from Day 10 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 15 24-02-2015 08:12 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Both Zimbabwe and West Indies have resurrected their World Cup campaigns after losing their opening matches. Zimbabwe weren't too impressive in seeing off the UAE, but West Indies had every reason to be satisfied with their 150-run demolition of a poor...
  • Images: From Ghaziabad to Melbourne, fans rejoice in India's win over South Africa 23-02-2015 03:00 PM

    Team India broke its World Cup jinx against South Africa, which sparked celebration by fans in India and Australia. Here's a look at the images after India's 130-run win. Fans gathered outside Suresh Raina\'s residence in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to celebrate India\'s win. (Getty Images) Indore saw wild celebrations as...
  • Watch: India roll over SA, Afghan scare for SL; ICC World Cup, Day 9 Highlights 23-02-2015 10:04 AM

    Shikhar Dhawan once again starred with 137 as India thumped South Africa by 130 runs, while Mahela Jayawardene's 100 took Sri Lanka out of trouble against Afghanistan. ...
  • As it happened: England vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 14 23-02-2015 02:20 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Having suffered humiliating defeats in their opening two World Cup games, England's tournament survival will be on the line when they take on Scotland on Monday, with the Scots relishing an opportunity to inflict further misery on...
  • AS it happened: India vs South Africa, World Cup, Match 13, Pool B 22-02-2015 07:36 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Quick Preview: After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for...
  • Watch: West Indies blow away Pakistan, ICC World Cup, Day 8 Highlights 22-02-2015 07:12 AM

    Reduced to a world record low of 1 for 4 chasing 310, Pakistan got a 150-run hammering, while Cyclone Marcia washed out the Australia-Bangladesh tie in Brisbane. ...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 12, Pool A 22-02-2015 02:26 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Second-tier associate nation Afghanistan, looked extremely dangerous at times in their first-ever World Cup match on Wednesday, until Bangladesh exposed their inexperienced batting lineup to win by 105 runs. Playing XIs Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan set new record for worst start to ODI innings 21-02-2015 10:35 AM

    Christchurch: Pakistan set a new record for the worst start to a one-day international innings when they collapsed spectacularly to 1 for 4 against the West Indies after 3.1 overs in their Pool B match in Christchurch on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) posted a message on official Twitter...
  • Watch: McCullum, Southee school England at ICC World Cup, Day 7 Highlights 21-02-2015 08:56 AM

    Clinical New Zealand dismissed England from its presence with Tim Southee's 7 for 33 and Brendon McCullum's 18-ball 50 - the fastest ever in World Cup history. Watch all the highlights from Day 7 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup, Match 11 21-02-2015 08:12 AM

    (For live updates scroll down) Quick Preview: Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup on Saturday with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Pakistan, Match 10, World Cup 2015 21-02-2015 02:42 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: After defeats in their opening matches, the Pakistan and the West Indies squads have created nearly must-win situations for themselves on Saturday if they have any hope of making the World Cup quarter-finals. Ahead of the Pool...