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  • Lords of Lord's: The five heroes of India's historic win 22-07-2014 11:53 AM

    Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma played pivotal roles in India's historic triumph on Monday, which helped the visitors to their first Test win at Lord's since 1986 and only second overall in 82 years. If Rahane's century on day one laid the foundation, Ishant...
  • How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years 21-07-2014 10:25 PM

    Ajinkya Rahane's century gave a dream start to what turned out to be a historic Test for India, ended by a breathtaking display of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma that sucked life out of England. Here's how it all unfolded between July 17 and 21, 2014, at the Home of...
  • Twitter reactions on India's historic Lord's win 21-07-2014 08:04 PM

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne Monday said India "bullied and bounced" out England to earn their first win at Lord's since 1986. "Horrific hour for Eng. India bullied & bounced them out. Remember Eng won the toss on the greenest pitch ever & blew it, changes needed !!" tweeted...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx 21-07-2014 07:22 PM

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • India six wickets away from winning the Lord's Test 20-07-2014 10:53 PM

    The second Test is headed for a nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifth-day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 on Sunday. At stumps on the fourth day, Joe Root and...
  • 2nd Test: India lead England by 145 runs on Day 3, match evenly poised 19-07-2014 10:45 PM

    England-India contest at Lord's still hangs in the balance after the end of day three, as India lost three wickets in quick succession in the last session but fought back through Murali Vijay's gutsy half-century to take their overall lead to 145, leaving the second Test interestingly poised. At stumps...
  • 2nd Test: Gary Ballance hundred cuts India's lead to 76 on Day 2 18-07-2014 10:46 PM

    Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total of 295. Ballance scored 110 and added 98 in a fifth-wicket stand with...
  • Sunil Narine bowls the first maiden Super Over of Twenty20 cricket 18-07-2014 04:07 PM

    West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has created history by becoming the first bowler in the history of T20 cricket to bowl a maiden Super Over - a feat he achieved in the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday. The game between Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors culminated in tied scores...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's 17-07-2014 10:59 PM

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership...
  • Live Score: England opt to bowl against India, teams unchanged 17-07-2014 02:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: England opted to bowl against India. Both teams unchanged from the first Test. Pre-match: Build-up to the Lord's Test is sure to fan the flames of aggression after the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja spilled over...
  • England hit back by charging Jadeja with a Level 2 offence 16-07-2014 10:40 PM

    The ICC on Wednesday confirmed that England team manager Phil Neale has charged India's Ravindra Jadeja under Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for his alleged incident involving England pacer James Anderson on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. The alleged offence has been...
  • 2nd Test: England, India seek first win amid Jadeja-Anderson row 16-07-2014 05:24 PM

    Build-up to the Lord's Test is sure to fan the flames of aggression after the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja spilled over from the field to the match referee's room - turning into a round of allegations and counter-allegations between India and England on the eve of the...
  • 1st Test: India hold England to a draw after final-day jitters 13-07-2014 09:19 PM

    India overcame morning jitters on the final day of the first Test against England, holding onto a draw after a fighting half-century on debut by Stuart Binny thwarted England's last-ditch effort for a victory. Binny scored 78 in crucial partnerships of 65 and 91 with Ravindra Jadeja (31) and Bhuvneshwar...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely 12-07-2014 10:59 PM

    Joe Root and James Anderson's world-record partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middle-order batsman...
  • 1st Test: Rearguard action earns India 414-run lead over England on Day 2 10-07-2014 10:12 PM

    Rearguard action from Indian tailenders Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami frustrated England on the second day of the Nottingham Test, at the end of which the visitors led the hosts by 414 runs. India slipped from a comfortable 344 for 5 to 346 for 9 when a collapse shortly after...
  • 1st Test: Vijay's century defies England on Day 1, India 259/4 09-07-2014 10:11 PM

    The Nottingham weather didn't threaten one bit and allowed an intriguing day of Test cricket in bright English sunshine, with India taking the opening day honours in the first Test - thanks to unbeaten 122 runs from Murali Vijay who took India to a healthy 259 for 4 at stumps...
  • Live Score, 1st Test: India opt to bat against England, debut for Stuart Binny 09-07-2014 02:28 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: The visitors haven't forgotten the 4-0 whitewash in 2011 and also seek their first overseas Test win in three years. The 2011 whitewash made England the new No. 1 Test team, displacing India in the most ruthless manner...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score: 2nd ODI at Pallekele 09-07-2014 01:58 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir...
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar gets a rousing reception while coming out to bat at Lord's 09-07-2014 11:07 AM

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar got a touching reception while walking out to bat for probably the last time at Lord's as captain of the MCC XI. It was the Lord's bicentenary celebration match between the MCC and Rest of the World XI, and Tendulkar hardly looked rusty before being dismissed...
  • India in England: Key battles in store at Trent Bridge 09-07-2014 10:52 AM

    India haven't won an overseas Test for three years; England were humiliated in Ashes 5-0. India have gone 14 matches without a win on foreign soil; England lost to Sri Lanka in their last home Test series. India were whitewashed 4-0 on their last England tour; England then beat India...
  • Numbers game: India at Trent Bridge 08-07-2014 01:25 PM

    On Wednesday morning, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni walks out for the toss with Alastair Cook in the first Investec Test against hosts England, he will become the first Indian captain to lead the team in successive Tests at Trent Bridge. Here are some facts from the Trent Bridge cricket ground...
  • Dhoni needs to pick between Ashwin and Jadeja for Nottingham Test 08-07-2014 08:44 AM

    India will begin their gruelling two-month tour of England with the first of the five Tests starting at Trent Bridge on July 9 as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would be desperate to reclaim the lost glory after being routed 0-4 on the 2011 tour. In warm-up for the big Test,...
  • Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India's most successful captain turns 33 07-07-2014 02:01 PM

    India's most successful captain and arguably the best finisher of the limited-overs format Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 33 today - entering what could be the last phase of his distinguished career leading up to the World Cup early next year. Dhoni - who made his international debut on December 23,...
  • Deciding the playing XI will be a big test for MS Dhoni 07-07-2014 10:34 AM

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to put in some serious thinking as to what will be his playing XI in the first Test of the five-match series. Will Dhoni go with five specialist batsmen and give Stuart Binny a Test debut at Trent Bridge? Indian players warmed up...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 2nd Twenty20 at Roseau 06-07-2014 11:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Teams: West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell New Zealand Playing XI:...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 1st Twenty20 at Roseau 05-07-2014 10:56 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Pre-match: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at...
  • Live Score: Warne's RoW opt to bat against Sachin's MCC 05-07-2014 02:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warne-led Rest of the World XI in a 50-over one-day game to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Home of Cricket - Lord's. Exactly six months and 18...
  • Get stuck into Cook: Shastri tells India 02-07-2014 12:33 PM

    "If you have the leader under pressure, always go for him, You need to get stuck in." Ravi Shastri has minced no words in his advice to the Indian team in England, set to play their first five-Test series since 1959. England captain Alastair Cook hasn't scored a hundred in...
  • My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat: full statement of the NZ cricketer banned for life 01-07-2014 12:54 PM

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 14 counts of match-fixing. Here's the full text of Vincent's statement: My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I...
  • Lou Vincent admits to 'cheating', banned for life 01-07-2014 12:15 PM

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 18 counts of match-fixing. Vincent, who played for Lancashire and Sussex in England, has confessed of fixing games in county cricket's limited-overs...