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  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 11 31-07-2014 05:26 PM

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266-run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the five-match series in style at 1-1. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 3rd Test, Day 5 31-07-2014 02:12 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 - leaving England within striking distance of a series-levelling victory...
  • 3rd Test: Pressure on India in battle of survival 31-07-2014 08:53 AM

    After a historic win at the Lord's, India would not have thought of being in such a precarious situation on the fifth and final day of the third Test in Southampton. Surprisingly, on a greenish Lord's pitch Indian batsmen showed great application but at Ageas Bowl track best-suited for batting...
  • 3rd Test: Chasing 445, India 112/4 on Day 4 as England eye big win 30-07-2014 10:59 PM

    India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 - leaving England withing striking distance of a series-levelling victory on the final day. Riding on James Anderson's 5 for 53, England didn't take...
  • South Africa legend Jacques Kallis retires from all forms of cricket 30-07-2014 06:15 PM

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38-year-old, one of the greatest all-rounders in the game's history, retired from Test cricket last year but had been planning to finish his South Africa career at...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 4 30-07-2014 02:23 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 29-07-2014 02:22 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors...
  • 3rd Test: Test for Indian batsmen to make a strong reply 29-07-2014 10:30 AM

    England got the right kind of pitch for their out of form batsmen to bounce back. Starting with captain Alastair Cook, who was unlucky to miss out on a century just by five runs. But Ian Bell grabbed the opportunity on day two by scoring a big innings of 167....
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 28-07-2014 10:57 PM

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 3rd Test, Day 2 28-07-2014 02:26 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total...
  • 3rd Test: Bowlers key for India on day two, England comfortable at 247/2 28-07-2014 09:56 AM

    Indian bowlers will be hoping to make quick inroads in England's batting line up when the team walk out for the second day of action in the third Test at the Southampton. India sorely missed their hero of Lord's victory, Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out due to an ankle...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 5 28-07-2014 09:38 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 4 Round up: Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the series-deciding second Test against South Africa. At stumps on a rain-interrupted day four, South Africa...
  • 3rd Test: Ballance, Cook defy India on day one, England 247/2 27-07-2014 10:25 PM

    Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of 247 for 2 at stumps on day one of the third Test at...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1 27-07-2014 02:26 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's green-top and India's in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third Test starting here Sunday. The...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4 27-07-2014 09:23 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Round-up: South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the...
  • Rohit Sharma may sneak into the playing XI at Southampton 26-07-2014 11:27 AM

    India's net sessions ahead of the third Test against England at Southampton have given indications that the visitors might go in with seven batsmen and four specialist bowlers, ESPNCricinfo has reported. Rohit's inclusion would mean that the slot of the bowling allrounder filled by Stuart Binny has to be vacated...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 3 26-07-2014 09:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 round-up: Hashim Amla led South Africa's recovery to 98 for 3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket Test on Friday. Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 on his...
  • BCCI unhappy with ICC's decision to fine Jadeja, reserves the right to appeal 25-07-2014 04:45 PM

    The BCCI has taken note of the ICC Match Referee's decision to find Ravindra Jadeja guilty of a Level 1 'Breach of Conduct' for his involvement in an incident on the second day of the Nottingham Test of the ongoing series between India and England. The BCCI issued a press...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 25-07-2014 10:45 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: The retiring Mahela Jayawardene showed what Sri Lanka would be missing as he smashed an unbeaten 140 on the first day of the series-deciding second Test. Sri Lanka were reeling at 16-2 but the stylish right-hander...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1 24-07-2014 09:37 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla(c), AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock(w), Jean-Paul Duminy, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir. Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • 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 28year 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...
  • 1st Test, SL v SA: as it happened 20-07-2014 09:27 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Sri Lanka left-hander Kumar Sangakkara led a steady charge towards a challenging 370-run target after South Africa declared on the fourth day of the first Test. The former captain was unbeaten on 58 with one six...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4 19-07-2014 09:34 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 round-up: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three of the first Test....
  • 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...