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  • Different format, different Team India 28-08-2014 02:47 PM

    It wasn't surprising to see a drastically different India in the second ODI against England at Cardiff on Wednesday. A team coming from consecutive Test defeats - both inside three days - took to ODIs like fish to water. And before we forget, it's the ODI champions after all that...
  • 2nd ODI: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja star as India thrash England 27-08-2014 10:34 PM

    Cardiff: A superb century from Suresh Raina and a 4-wicket haul from Ravindra Jadeja helped India clinch a massive 133-run victory by D/L method over England in the second one-day international on Wednesday. Victory gave India a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Monday's washout in Bristol and saw...
  • Live Score, 2nd ODI: England ask India to bat, debut for Hales 27-08-2014 02:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the...
  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series in Harare 27-08-2014 12:27 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl at Harare. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Marsh, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson SOUTH AFRICA: Hashim Amla,...
  • 2nd ODI: A cracking win over England need of the hour for India 27-08-2014 08:40 AM

    With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the second ODI after a washout in the first. India captain MS...
  • Is Dhoni and Fletcher's job in Ravi Shastri's hand? 26-08-2014 02:57 PM

    With confusion reigning supreme at the moment in Indian cricket's leadership, reports emerging in the media suggest that the future of Duncan Fletcher as India's coach and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test captain is in the hands of the Team India Director - Ravi Shastri. BCCI officials and Dhoni have...
  • Is Indian cricket heading towards a Dhoni vs BCCI face-off? 26-08-2014 08:31 AM

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments on Duncan Fletcher have added a few decibels to the chorus demanding Dhoni's sacking as Test captain. The interesting twist is that it's the BCCI, Indian skipper's saviour on many occasions, that could look to clip his wings. Referring to Fletcher as the "boss", Dhoni has...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI at Basseterre 25-08-2014 11:54 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies have won and have opted to bat first. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle,...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI 25-08-2014 01:57 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by...
  • Youngsters hold the key as India look to change fortune in first ODI 25-08-2014 09:34 AM

    After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh faces for the five-match series. This ODI series provides India...
  • India seek fresh start with fresh faces in ODIs 24-08-2014 12:50 PM

    Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a five-match ODI cricket series starting here on Monday. On one hand, the Indians will be distracted by the 1-3 series loss in the...
  • Tour match: Clinical Indians beat Middlesex by 95 runs 22-08-2014 09:43 PM

    London: Under-fire batsman Virat Kohli finally came good and the bowlers delivered to help India beat Middlesex by 95 runs in the the 50-over practice game at Lord's on Friday. Chasing a target of 231 runs, the hosts were bowled out for 135 runs (39.5 overs) with youngster Karn Sharma...
  • As it happened: Indians vs Middlesex, Tour match at Lord's 22-08-2014 02:52 PM

    Middlesex innings: Karn Sharma took three wickets to end the Middlesex chase, handing the Indians a 95-run victory. End of 36 overs: Middlesex lost two quick wickets inside the gap of 2 overs to struggle at 119 for 8. End of 28 overs: Offspinner R Ashwin struck to sent Simpson...
  • No ban on WAGs while Team India on tour: BCCI sources 21-08-2014 11:58 AM

    The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Thursday rubbished reports suggesting girlfriends and wives of players will no longer be allowed on tour and there will also be restrictions on the duration of the wives' stay, according to the CNN IBN sources. Earlier, there were reports that the...
  • Eager to find out what went wrong with Team India: Ravi Shastri 20-08-2014 06:02 PM

    The newly-appointed Team India Director, Ravi Shastri, is on a mission to find out what actually went wrong with a team that created history at Lord's but turned into pushovers in the last three Tests of the series against England. BCCI on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to India's support staff,...
  • Ravi Shastri appointed Team India Director for ODI series in England 19-08-2014 12:24 PM

    In a surprise move on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named former India captain Ravi Shastri as Director, Indian Team, for the five-match ODI series against England besides appointing Sanjay Bangar as assistant to chief coach Duncan Fletcher. While the appointment of Bangar, who came...
  • India's shocking batting stats in last four innings: 63/6, 66/6, 44/6, 62/6 17-08-2014 09:21 PM

    Another batting disaster by the Indian batsmen once again illustrated the fact that the top order haven't learnt anything from their previous outings on the ongoing tour. The visitors have not crossed the 200-run mark in the previous four innings and surely have made a habit of losing five to...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 3-1 17-08-2014 09:03 PM

    England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with a huge innings and 244-run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237-run lead 16-08-2014 11:02 PM

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with...
  • 5th Test: England in a commanding position after bowling out India for 148 15-08-2014 11:44 PM

    After a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford, Indian batting saw another collapse at The Oval. England pacers toppled the Indian batting with wickets at regular intervals and India were all out for a mere 148 in the first innings of the fifth and final Test on Friday. In reply, openers...
  • 5th Test: India's horror show with the bat continues in England 15-08-2014 09:58 PM

    After suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of England in Southampton and Old Trafford, India witnessed another batting collapse in the must-win fifth Test at The Oval on Friday. Although India's collapse was not quite as dramatic as when they slumped to eight for four in the last Test. England...
  • Live Score, 5th Test: Unchanged England opt to bowl at The Oval 15-08-2014 02:04 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Battered and bruised in the last two matches, it will be a test of character for India's under performing players as they go into the fifth and final Test against England here on Friday, hoping to restore their pride...
  • Sunil Gavaskar escapes car crash in England 12-08-2014 11:38 AM

    Former India captain and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar had a miraculous escape in a road accident while travelling from Manchester to London after the conclusion of the fourth Test on Sunday. The driver of his Jaguar car swerved to the right but failed to avoid a collision with another vehicle...
  • Injured Stuart Broad may play fifth Test with face mask 11-08-2014 02:16 PM

    England pacer Stuart Broad, who was hit on the nose by a bouncer from the Indian fast bowler Varun Aaron in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, hinted that he may play the fifth and final Test against India with a face mask. Broad, in the first over after lunch...
  • Stuart Broad included in unchanged England squad for 5th Test 10-08-2014 05:58 PM

    England named an unchanged 13-man squad for the fifth Test starting on 15 August at the Oval in London. Stuart Broad has been included in the team despite suffering a fractured nose when batting at Old Trafford on Saturday. Broad was retired hurt after being struck on the nose by...
  • 4th Test: India crumble to a humiliating innings defeat at Old Trafford 09-08-2014 10:53 PM

    Team India produced yet another horrible batting performance as they were crushed to a humiliating loss in the fourth Test by the hands of England at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday. Moeen Ali picked four for 39 as India were humiliated by an innings and 54 runs in the...
  • India to renew bilateral series with Pakistan in 2015: N Srinivasan 09-08-2014 10:41 AM

    India and Pakistan will end their cricketing stalemate as both countries will renew their rivalry with a bilateral Test series in December 2015 as per reports. It is highely unlikely of India travelling to Pakistan as in the recent years UAE have been hosting matches. In the ICC's Future Tours...
  • US Police drills holes into Jimmy Neesham's bat to check for drugs 08-08-2014 10:40 PM

    In a bizarre incident on Friday, New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham's bat was drilled into by the US Police to check for drugs while he was in transition to West Indies to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament. The 23-year-old Kiwi allrounder's bat was suspected by the...
  • 4th Test: England take 85-run lead over India on rain-marred Day 2 08-08-2014 10:13 PM

    Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets in hand at stumps on day two. India struck thrice on the second morning...
  • 4th Test: India's surrender for 152 gives England control on day one 07-08-2014 11:40 PM

    Stuart Broad's six-wicket haul led England's decimation of India, which saw the visitors bundled out for a paltry 152 and hand the hosts a big advantage on the opening day of the fourth Test at Manchester. MS Dhoni's decision to bat despite overcast conditions, which delayed start by 30 minutes...