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  • 4th Test: Kohli, Rahul tons lead India's fightback, still trail by 230 on Day 3 08-01-2015 12:22 PM

    KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India were still trailing by 230 runs with Kohli (140) and Wriddhiman Saha...
  • KL Rahul overcomes debut jitters with maiden ton at SCG 08-01-2015 12:17 PM

    Young Karnataka opener KL Rahul announced his arrival to Test cricket with a maiden century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test against Australia. After being promoted as an opener, the 22-year-old batsman looked solid in his approach, ripping apart the Australian attack...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 5, Day 4 08-01-2015 08:49 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Wicketkeeper Naman Ojha and captain Devendra Bundela cracked hundreds each to help Madhya Pradesh take the crucial first innings lead over Mumbai. Punjab were fighting with their back to the wall against a fine bowling by...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 08-01-2015 04:37 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: The Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday witnessed Australia moving into a position from where it's difficult to see them losing, as captain Steven Smith's century and contributions from the lower order pushed Australia's score to 572 for...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Final squads of all 14 teams 07-01-2015 05:59 PM

    Australia and West Indies named their final 15 on Sunday, which rounded off the squad announcements from all 14 participating teams. India: MS Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Stuart...
  • If not Stuart Binny, who would you have picked for World Cup? Cast your vote! 07-01-2015 03:07 PM

    In our last survey, fans got 14 of 15 names same as BCCI's official World Cup squad announced yesterday. But the general opinion among Indian public is that Stuart Binny should not have been picked. Then who do you think should have taken his place? Make your choice and press...
  • Dhoni's World Cup push for CSK team-mates turned down by selectors: report 07-01-2015 12:40 PM

    India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined the BCCI selectors via video conference from Australia, but some of the names suggested by him were turned down by the selectors - according to a report in the Hindustan Times. The BCCI trimmed down the list of 30 World Cup probables to...
  • 4th Test: Australia pile on the runs, India trail by 501 07-01-2015 12:29 PM

    The Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday witnessed Australia moving into a position from where it's difficult to see them losing, as captain Steven Smith's century and contributions from the lower order pushed Australia's score to 572 for 7 declared and Murali Vijay's third-ball duck put India on the back foot....
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 5, Day 3 07-01-2015 08:58 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Robin Uthappa slammed a brilliant 156 as defending champions Karnataka took command of their Group A Ranji Trophy league match against Jammu and Kashmir who, trailing by 243 runs in the first innings, were 37 for one in their...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Day 2, 4th Test 07-01-2015 04:52 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Virat Kohli's first day as India's full-time Test captain ended on a sorry note as bowlers leaked runs at a canter and fielders spilled catches, which allowed Australia to race to a dominating 348 for 2 thanks to David Warner's...
  • India's World Cup squad: People's choice matches BCCI's 14/15 06-01-2015 04:43 PM

    An overwhelming response over the past four days saw Cricketnext followers queuing up to pick their 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup commencing in just over a month in Australia and New Zealand. And underlining the cricketing knowhow of Indian fans, they got 14 of the 15 names ditto...
  • India's squad for Tri-series: Mohit, Dhawal part of 17-man squad 06-01-2015 04:18 PM

    Along with the much-awaited World Cup squad, the BCCI selectors on Tuesday also named the touring party for the Carlton Mid Tri-series in Australia, with fast bowlers Mohit Sharma and Dhawal Kulkarni being the only two players in the squad that will not be part of the World Cup. Injured...
  • India's World Cup Squad: No Yuvraj; Jadeja, Axar, Binny make the cut 06-01-2015 03:24 PM

    Axar Patel's World Cup dream came true on Tuesday as he was named in India's 15-man squad for their title defence in Australia and New Zealand in February-March this year, while Yuvraj Singh was overlooked and Ravindra Jadeja was selected pending fitness from his shoulder injury. Yuvraj, who was considered...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 5 06-01-2015 01:34 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Simon Harmer and Dale Steyn shared seven wickets to negate a lengthy rain delay and set South Africa up for victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Newlands on Monday. Harmer took 4 for...
  • 4th Test: Warner, Smith hammer poor India on Day 1 06-01-2015 12:31 PM

    Virat Kohli's first day as India's full-time Test captain ended on a sorry note as bowlers leaked runs at a canter and fielders spilled catches, which allowed Australia to race to a dominating 348 for 2 thanks to David Warner's third century of the series. Australia didn't hesitate to bat...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 5, Day 2 06-01-2015 08:45 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Virender Sehwag's second consecutive century (not out 147) lifted Delhi to 278 for seven on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy encounter against Haryana at Lahli, Rohtak, while Jammu and Kashmir, after being dismissed for 160 in their...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 1 06-01-2015 04:27 AM

    (For updates on Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: A series that began on a tragic note in Australia will end with the reminder of that painful incident, which snatched Phillip Hughes away from his loved ones. Emotions will no doubt take over the players before...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 4 05-01-2015 01:48 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Leon Johnson and Marlon Samuels dug in to keep the West Indies in touch after AB de Villiers' century gave South Africa the initiative. Johnson and Samuels put on an unbroken 61 for the third wicket...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 5, Day 1 05-01-2015 08:39 AM

    (For Live Scores, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Big-ticket matches: Haryana vs Delhi If one goes by the form, Delhi with three facile victories will have their tail up against Haryana, who lost their last game against minnows Odisha by seven wickets on a seamer-friendly track at...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3 04-01-2015 11:48 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Kumar Sangakkara scored a brilliant 203 - his 11th Test double century - to guide Sri Lanka to a 113-run lead over New Zealand at stumps on the second day of the second Test at the Basin Reserve on...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 3 04-01-2015 01:41 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries as South Africa threatened to cash in where the West Indies missed out on day two. While the West Indies could muster only 329 after winning the toss...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2 03-01-2015 11:58 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Nuwan Pradeep took four for 63 as Sri Lanka dismissed New Zealand for 221 on the opening day of the second Test on Saturday. Sri Lanka claimed New Zealand's last eight wickets for 81 runs after...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 03-01-2015 01:49 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Roundup: The West Indies were prone to devastating batting collapses in the first two Tests, but made a steady 276-6 after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The biggest disappointment for the tourists was their...
  • Unfit Ravindra Jadeja in doubt for World Cup: reports 03-01-2015 01:14 PM

    Ravindra Jadeja's World Cup dreams may remain unrealised for a while as the left-arm spin allrounder faces an injury threat, according to a report in the The Times of India. TOI has reported that Jadeja faces six to seven weeks of recuperation period for a shoulder injury he sustained during...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 in Wellington 03-01-2015 08:09 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to field against New Zealand. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Tom Latham, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult Sri Lanka:...
  • MS Dhoni to attend World Cup selection meeting via video-conference: reports 02-01-2015 07:44 PM

    He has retired from Test cricket and handed over the reins to Virat Kohli but MS Dhoni has stayed back with the Indian Test team and is all set to attend the Board of Cricket contol (BCCI) World Cup selection meeting via video-conference from Australia. According to CNN-IBN sources, Dhoni...
  • Cricket expert? Pick India's 15-man squad for World Cup title defence 02-01-2015 02:07 PM

    With BCCI set to announce India's World Cup squad on January 6 from the list of 30 probables, it's your chance to be a selector and pick the 15 you feel will make the cut.var _polldaddy = [] || _polldaddy;_polldaddy.push( {type: "iframe",auto: "1",domain: "ibnlive.polldaddy.com/s/",id: "pick-india-s-world-cup-squad",placeholder: "pd_1420186496"} );(function(d,c,j){if(!document.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src=('https:'==document.location.protocol)?'https://polldaddy.com/survey.js':'http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js';s=document.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);}}(document,'script','pd-embed')); ...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 1 02-01-2015 01:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: West Indies opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Alviro Petersen, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers (wk), Stiaan van Zyl, Temba Bavuma, Simon Harmer, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne...
  • Reports of my marriage are greatly exaggerated: Imran Khan 02-01-2015 12:37 PM

    Pakistan's former cricket captain-turned-politician Imran Khan has slammed the reports of his marriage with a former BBC anchor Reham Khan. The 62-year-old Imran wrote on his twitter account that the reports are "greatly exaggerated". "The reports of my marriage are greatly exaggerated!," said Imran, who led Pakistan to victory in...
  • Hussey clueless about Dhoni recommending him as India coach 02-01-2015 12:08 PM

    Former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey has said he is surprised by reports claiming that Mahendra Singh Dhoni had suggested his name to replace Duncan Fletcher as India's coach. Hussey, who is currently the skipper of Sydney Thunder in Big Bash, said on Friday that he is not sure whether he...