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  • Live Score: Delhi, Bangalore seek to continue winning momentum 26-04-2015 06:29 PM

    For LIVE blog, scroll down to bottom of the page High on confidence after convincing victories in their previous games, both Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will seek the winning momentum when they face off in the Indian Premier League. Delhi dispatched Mumbai Indians to end their nine-match losing...
  • BCCI wants Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly as cricket advisors 26-04-2015 05:55 PM

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its working Committee has expressed their desire to appoint legendary trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid as advisors on all cricket-related matters. In its working committee meet on Sunday, the BCCI decided to seek the approval of...
  • N Srinivasan spied on other BCCI officials: reports 26-04-2015 04:13 PM

    N Srinivasan seems to be finding out new ways of getting into controversies as a new one has hit the docks. According to a report in ndtv.com, Srinivasan allegedly paid 14 crores of the board's money to a London-based private agency to spy on other BCCI members. BCCI is suppose...
  • Live Score: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals tie delayed due to rain 26-04-2015 03:23 PM

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be in a tight corner without their 'mystery spinner' Sunil Narine, reported for chucking, as they gear up to face Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. The Royals will also be keen to return to...
  • IPL 8: Ashish Nehra is one of finest India have produced, says Ashwin 26-04-2015 11:35 AM

    Ravichandran Ashwin might not have had the best of tournaments so far at this year's IPL but it will be downright stupid to write him off so early in the edition. So far, the Indian offspinner has only bowled 2.4 overs on an average and has not completed his quota...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5 25-04-2015 06:52 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Kraigg Brathwaite's determined century led West Indies to 202 for 2 at the close of the fourth day of the second Test leaving the hosts with a lead of 37 runs. There is still plenty of...
  • As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 8, Match 24 25-04-2015 06:42 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Struggling to be consistent, Kings XI Punjab will have their task cut out when they take on the in-form Chennai Super Kings. CSK have lost just one of their five matches so far and are currently second...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 8, Match 23 25-04-2015 02:41 PM

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Having lost five of their six previous encounters, hosts Mumbai Indians will have their task cut out when they face a rejuvenated Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. After...
  • BCCI keeping an eye on Virat Kohli's behaviour 25-04-2015 11:13 AM

    The Board of Cricket Control in India has been reported to be keeping eye on India's new Test captain Virat Kohli over his behaviour. BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya has told Hindustan Times that Kohli will be on notice over his behaviour. "Kohli's outbursts has to be examined and whatever corrective...
  • IPL 8: Mitchell Starc heaps praise on RCB for perfect performance against RR 25-04-2015 11:09 AM

    Mitchell Starc has praised the bowling effort of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team after their win over league leaders Rajasthan Royals on Friday. Starc, picked up 3 for 22 and was named Man of the Match for his brilliant performance. After the match the pacer said that this was the...
  • IPL 8: Sunil Narine to undergo test in Chennai again 25-04-2015 08:35 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders have decided to send Sunil Narine for another test of his bowling action after match officials expressed 'concerns' over deliveries the offspinner bowled in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday (April 22) in Visakhapatnam. If Narine is called a second time, he will be out of...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8, Match 22 24-04-2015 06:34 PM

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Pushed to the bottom of the heap after three successive losses, it would take an extraordinary performance from Royal Challengers Bangalore to get the better of table-toppers Rajasthan Royals. With five wins from six matches, Rajasthan are sitting pretty at...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 4 24-04-2015 05:55 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 3 round-up: Joe Root's sixth Test hundred piloted England to a position of control at 373 for 6 in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 299 at stumps on the third day of the second Test...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, One-off T20I 24-04-2015 05:21 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat against Bangladesh in one-off T20. Teams: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur...
  • As it happened: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 8, Match 21 23-04-2015 06:44 PM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: An inconsistent Delhi will look to break the home jinx when they take on struggling Mumbai in their sixth match of the IPL. Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday inflicted a six-wicket loss on Delhi, handing...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3 23-04-2015 06:40 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2 round-up: England openers Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott made a solid start in reply to West Indies' total of 299 by reaching 74 without loss on the second day of the second Test on Wednesday. Cook, who has...
  • IPL 8: CSK in fresh controversy on franchise's undervaluation 23-04-2015 01:41 PM

    Chennai Super Kings have a history of creating controversies and this year is no different. After finding itself in hot water due to conflict of interest in the Indian Premier League, the franchise found themselves in a spot of bother as the IPL governing council objected to the amount at...
  • IPL 2015: Sachin Tendulkar still in the mix of things for Mumbai Indians 23-04-2015 01:30 PM

    It has been almost one and half years since Sachin Tendulkar called it a day in international cricket and since then, it was only once that the world saw the maestro walk through the lane in the corridor of the pavillion with his pads on waiting for his chance to...
  • IPL 8: I enjoyed taking Dhoni bhai's wicket, says Yuzvendra Chahal 23-04-2015 11:28 AM

    Royal Challengers Bangalore have not had the best of tournaments so far and with the likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in the squad it is just a bit more than disappointing to see them languishing at the bottom of the table. While the match between...
  • As it happened: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 8, Match 201 22-04-2015 07:07 PM

    For Live blog, scroll down to bottom of the page. Beaten in their respective last games, both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings will be hungry to prevail over each other in the battle of wits when they lock horns. CSK are placed second in the table with six...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2 22-04-2015 06:31 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 1 Report: A patient 94 not out from Marlon Samuels helped West Indies recover against England to end the first day of the second test on 188 for five in Grenada. While the tourists will be frustrated at not...
  • As it happaned: SRH vs KKR, IPL 8, Match 19 22-04-2015 02:46 PM

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Their morale on the upswing after back-to-back victories, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will aim to continue the winning run when they take on the inconsistent Sunrisers Hyderabad in their fifth IPL cricket match on Wednesday. The Gautam Gambhir-led KKR's...
  • Shaun Marsh's big-bang return makes Kings XI Punjab 'a happy team' 22-04-2015 01:47 PM

    Shaun Marsh announced his arrival in this year's IPL with a brilliant 40-ball 65 that helped Kings XI Punjab trounce the former champions in a nail-biter that was decided in a Super Over. While speaking to iplT20.com, Marsh opened up and spoke about his match-winning knock. "It was fantastic to...
  • 11 tragedies and near tragedies on the cricket field 22-04-2015 01:19 PM

    Injuries on the cricket field have been on the rise, forcing equipment manufacturers to continuously strive for more advanced and safe gears to give players all-round protection. But it's something you can't have a foolproof plan against, since sports injuries are part of a sportsperson's life. The world of sports...
  • Afghanistan to host 'home' series in India? 22-04-2015 11:46 AM

    In a move akin to Pakistan hosting their 'home' series in the UAE, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has reportedly requested India to provide a ground for their team to host 'home' matches. According to media reports, Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is scheduled to visit India shortly and will...
  • IPL 8: Watson and I complement each other very well, says Rahane 22-04-2015 10:27 AM

    Ajinkya Rahane's good run for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League continued as he once again stitched a good opening stand with Shane Watson against a formidable Kings XI Punjab attack on Tuesday. The stand, however, was not enough for the Royals to go over the line but it...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 8, Match 18 21-04-2015 06:49 PM

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page A struggling Kings XI Punjab will have to pull out all stops against the sole unbeaten side, Rajasthan Royals, when the two teams clash in an Indian Premier League match. Rajasthan Royals have successfully dealt with all the challenges thrown...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 1 21-04-2015 06:19 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against West Indies in Grenada. Playing XIs: West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (wk/capt), Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo England: Alastair Cook...
  • After Ankit Keshri's tragic death, another Bengal cricketer suffers serious head injury while fielding 21-04-2015 05:35 PM

    Just a day after the tragic death of Bengal's former under-19 cricket captain Ankit Keshri, another player from the region named Rahul Ghosh has suffered a serious head injury while fielding in a Division 2 Cricket Association of Bengal match on Tuesday. Playing for the Kolkata Police team against Bijoy...
  • Is Harbhajan Singh back to his best? 21-04-2015 12:31 PM

    The loop is back. He is not pushing it through. There is less frustration in his demeanour when hit for runs. The wicket column is densely populated. Does that all indicate Harbhajan Singh is still good for an India return? The wily Sardar celebrated his 100th IPL match with a...