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  • Tri-Series: England down experimental India in a one-sided game 20-01-2015 02:30 PM

    India's experiments backfired in a big way against England on Tuesday, resulting in a one-sided nine-wicket defeat at Brisbane in Game 3 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series. MS Dhoni's uncharacteristic decision to bat after winning the toss was exploited to the hilt by Steven Finn and James Anderson on a...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 3 20-01-2015 07:38 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The match the Gabba will be important for both the teams to get back to winning ways and get things rolling in the points table with Australia sitting pretty at the top. England have more on the plate than...
  • As it happened: 4th ODI, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 20-01-2015 07:13 AM

    (For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page) Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in the the 4th ODI as Kyle Mills returned to the New Zealand squad after coming through his comeback match for Auckland from a groin injury with flying colours....
  • Kane Williamson ruled out as NZ-SL gear up for fourth ODI 19-01-2015 06:32 PM

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Nelson on Tuesday. Williamson suffered a shoulder injury in the second Test win over Sri Lanka a fortnight ago and has not played a part in any of the first three one-day...
  • Bowlers, Dhawan under the scanner as India battle England 19-01-2015 04:33 PM

    India, with all the trash talk that is going around about their bowling, did reasonably well at the fag end of the match, taking it to the second last over when the match should have been over well before that, considering the start they got. But given our track record...
  • How AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ODI hundred: a blow-by-blow account 18-01-2015 06:43 PM

    A week ago Adam Gilchrist said AB de Villiers is the most valuable players right now in World Cricket. De Villiers, it seems took it too seriously, and decided to put that on paper against a hapless bunch of West Indies bowlers in the second ODI of the series, smashing...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish 18-01-2015 04:49 PM

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at The Wanderers 18-01-2015 01:08 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to field. West Indies playing XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn South Africa...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd match, Tri-Series 18-01-2015 07:52 AM

    (For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Playing XIs: India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Aninkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav. Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (c), Glenn...
  • What are Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar up to? 17-01-2015 04:53 PM

    There was never any love lost between Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Australian spin wizard Shane Warne through more than a decade of international rivalry. Whenever they took the field, people waited with bated breath to watch a battle between the best batsman in the world and the best...
  • After taming England, Starc ready to hurt India in tri-series 17-01-2015 01:41 PM

    Australia pacer Mitchell Starc promises to stay fired-up against India in the Carlton Mid Tri-Series ODI on Sunday after the hosts inflicted a 2-0 Test series defeat on the visitors. Starc was instrumental in getting Australia off to a winning start in the tournament against England on Friday with a...
  • Stuart Binny is the best seam allrounder in India: MS Dhoni 17-01-2015 01:08 PM

    Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has thrown his weight behind allrounder Stuart Binny's selection in India's World Cup squad. "Irrespective of all the debate, the best seam allrounder in India has been picked," Dhoni said ahead of India's Carlton Mid ODI Tri-series opener against Australia on Sunday. Binny's inclusion, ahead of...
  • I will be out there to take on India: David Warner 17-01-2015 12:33 PM

    Concerns over David Warner's participation in the tri-series ODI against on India were allayed by the Australia opener himself as he said that his right hamstring is only "a little bit sore" and he will "get out there on Sunday." Warner scored a match-winning 127 off 115 balls in Australia's...
  • Worried Dhoni confirms Ishant, Jadeja unavailable for tri-series opener 17-01-2015 12:13 PM

    India will be without the services of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja for their opening tri-series game against hosts Australia on Sunday, confirmed Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The niggles being nursed by quite a few players in India's tri-series and World Cup squad have left the skipper worried...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI 17-01-2015 06:11 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st ODI 16-01-2015 04:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa and West Indies square up in five ODIs, starting at Kingsmead, in their final round of competitive matches before the World Cup starts in Australia and New Zealand next month. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Rilee...
  • Australia, New Zealand to be no-sledging zone during World Cup 2015 16-01-2015 03:37 PM

    To avoid ugly confrontations resulting from exchange of words on the field, cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), has reportedly decided to come down hard on sledging during the coming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. According to a report in London's The Times newspaper, match officials...
  • Pakistan cricket decoded: a chat with noted writer Osman Samiuddin 16-01-2015 02:53 PM

    Noted Pakistani cricket writer, Osman Samiuddin, had a Q&A session on IBNLive.com Facebook page on his latest book, 'The Unquiet Ones: A History of Pakistan Cricket'. He took questions on Pakistani cricket's past, present, and the future. Excerpts: IBNLive: You have quoted from some very rare, old cricket magazines -...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 4 16-01-2015 09:16 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 roundup: Firing on all cylinders, four big guns - Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Maharastra and Tamil Nadu - won their Ranji trophy engagements inside three days Thursday. Manan Sharma spun Delhi to an innings and 150 run victory...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st ODI, Tri-series 16-01-2015 07:53 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With the World Cup in the back of their minds, favourites Australia and England will lock horns in the opening match of the ODI tri-series on Friday, looking to test their squads one last time in the final lead-up...
  • India vs Pakistan: Adelaide Oval's spectator 'code of conduct' for World Cup 15-01-2015 01:33 PM

    Just on its second day, the 2015 ICC World Cup will host the most high-profile clash of the event between India and Pakistan, but with the excitement, cricket's biggest rivalry also brings with it a headache for the organisers as emotions threaten to take over both on the field and...
  • Will India win the tri-series in Australia? Stats say 'No' 15-01-2015 11:21 AM

    With all the stats that go on to support India and their performance in the shorter format of the game, the following - across the multi-team ODI series they have played in Australia - will definitely not put the team in good light as the Men in Blue gear up...
  • Snapshot: BCCI unveils new Team India jersey ahead of World Cup 15-01-2015 10:12 AM

    The BCCI has unveiled the all new official Team India jersey in Melbourne ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The uniform is a striking contemporary blue, with a textured, premium finish designed to enhance the modern requirements of the game and its players. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 3 15-01-2015 09:36 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Roundup: Bengal were in a slightly advantageous position as they got rid of the Jammu and Kashmir top order on the second day of their Ranji trophy match at the Eden Gardens. Responding to Bengal's first innings...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI 15-01-2015 08:16 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Kane Williamson's absence for possibly the next three matches against Sri Lanka could be a blessing in disguise for New Zealand, with the batting order given the opportunity to fine tune plans for the World Cup. Test opener...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd T20 at Kingsmead 14-01-2015 09:15 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Teams: South Africa: MN van Wyk, RR Hendricks, RR Rossouw, JP Duminy, JL Ontong(c), F Behardien, D Wiese, WD Parnell, KJ Abbott, M de Lange, AM Phangiso West...
  • Australia's Punjab-connect Gurinder Sandhu eager to dominate India 14-01-2015 03:02 PM

    Gurinder Sandhu's dream of intimidating the Indian batsman with his pace is on the verge of coming true as the India-origin pacer is all set to don the Australian green and gold in the upcoming tri-series. After an impressive stint in the Big Bash League, Sandhu, who bowls at a...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 2 14-01-2015 08:51 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Roundup: Bengal rode on wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha's exquisite 129 and Laxmi Ratan Shukla's 72 to reach 312/7 on day one of the Ranji Trophy game against Jammu amnd Kashmir on Monday. In Delhi, Unmukt Chand scored 117...
  • Aggressive is the only way I play one-day cricket: Moeen Ali 13-01-2015 03:05 PM

    Moeen Ali, England's designated opener for the coming Tri-Series and World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, has promised an aggressive approach against the new ball. Ali, who is not new to the opening batsman's role, didn't disappoint in his first innings on the Australia tour, hitting a power-packed 50...
  • World Cup 2015 may have its 'Chuck De' moments 13-01-2015 02:43 PM

    International Cricket Council's (ICC) recent crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has cost the teams some of their premier bowlers for the World Cup, with Saeed Ajmal's name immediately popping up at the mention. At the same time, though, some of the participating nations have gambled by naming bowlers who...