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  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets 20-12-2014 11:57 AM

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill...
  • India blame Gabba practice pitches for Shikhar Dhawan injury 20-12-2014 07:16 AM

    India on Saturday blamed the Australian pitches for the injuries sustained by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli just before play started on Day 4 of the second Test match at Gabba. India suffered a major jolt in the morning on Day 4 when Virat Kohli came to bat in place...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 20-12-2014 04:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI 19-12-2014 04:01 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up an intriguing finale to the tour after the preceding three-match Test and two-Twenty20 series were shared 1-1. Playing XIs: Pakistan:...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 19-12-2014 01:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five at SuperSport Park. Amla declared half an...
  • 2nd Test: Australia's 505 puts India on back foot on Day 3 19-12-2014 01:09 PM

    Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede a crucial 97-run lead. At stumps, India were 71 for 1, still 26...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 19-12-2014 04:23 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 18-12-2014 01:32 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 18-12-2014 12:43 PM

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 18-12-2014 04:31 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours by reaching 311 for...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI in Abu Dhabi 17-12-2014 04:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Dean Brownlie, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan:...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 17-12-2014 02:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: West Indies opted to field against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers, Stiaan van Zyl, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel,...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton 17-12-2014 01:12 PM

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 2, Day 4 17-12-2014 09:12 AM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: After humbling big boys Mumbai in their opening encounter, Jammu and Kashmir failed to weave their magic once again as they lost to Tamil Nadu by 277 runs on the third day. Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 17-12-2014 04:41 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the Adelaide defeat after they lost the match in the final session on Day 5. Steven Smith will make his Test captaincy debut in place...
  • 2nd Test: MS Dhoni returns as India plot Gabba heist 16-12-2014 05:22 PM

    It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the painful Adelaide thoughts, but international sport is as much about getting back on your feet as it is about maintaining a stranglehold. A defeat in the final session of a Test is always painful and...
  • BCCI rules aren't sacrosanct, exit of a team won't collapse projects: SC 16-12-2014 04:05 PM

    Tightening the noose around the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court said on Tuesday that rules of the BCCI are not sacrosanct and cricket projects in the country won't collapse with the exit of a team in the IPL spot-fixing case. Clamping down on the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 3 16-12-2014 08:50 AM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) On a day dominated by bowlers, the Devendra Bundela-led Madhya Pradesh put Uttar Pradesh on the backfoot. Responding to MP's first-innings score of 296 in the four-day encounter at Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led UP were also in trouble after...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 2 15-12-2014 09:04 AM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Uttar Pradesh medium-pacers continuously came back to check Madhya Pradesh on the opening day of the Group A Ranji Trophy match on Sunday. Left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv scalped four batsmen as Vidarbha bundled out Punjab for 195...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI in Sharjah 14-12-2014 04:19 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan opted to bat against New Zealand in Sharjah Playing XIs: New Zealand: Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan:...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 1 14-12-2014 08:59 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Domestic heavyweights Mumbai will like to get over their defeat against Jammu and Kashmir in the opening round as they face tricky opponents in Railways in the second group league match. On the other hand, all eyes will be...
  • Insipid batting lets Virat Kohli down as Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory over India 13-12-2014 01:19 PM

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli was the star of the show for a majority of the final day but was ultimately upstaged by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who spun his team to an emotional 48-run victory in the first Test at Adelaide. Kohli, captaining the Indian Test team for the first...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI 13-12-2014 09:38 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Pallekele. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn Sri Lanka:...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 5 13-12-2014 04:51 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 4 Round-up: David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs....
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI 12-12-2014 04:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XI: New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed...
  • 1st Test: David Warner ton puts Australia in control on Day 4 12-12-2014 01:16 PM

    David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith and Brad Haddin were batting on 52 and 14 respectively when stumps...
  • MS Dhoni ranked 4th in Forbes India Celebrity list for 2014 12-12-2014 08:23 AM

    Indian skipper MS Dhoni is India's richest sportsperson according to the latest list of Forbes India celebs. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan tops the list and other sportspersons in the top 10 are Virat Kohli and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Dhoni is ranked 4th on the list, behind Salman Khan, Amitabh...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 4 12-12-2014 04:51 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Round-up: Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his Test captaincy debut as the visitors responded brilliantly to Australia's mammoth first innings total of 517 for 7 by reaching 369 for 5...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI 11-12-2014 01:51 PM

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England...
  • 1st Test: Virat Kohli leads India's response on Day 3 against Australia 11-12-2014 01:33 PM

    Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his Test captaincy debut as the visitors responded brilliantly to Australia's mammoth first innings total of 517 for 7 by reaching 369 for 5 at stumps on day three of the first Test in Adelaide on Wednesday. Kohli,...