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  • 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,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 11-12-2014 04:43 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: On a rain-curtailed day, Michael Clarke scored a fine 128 while Steven Smith finished with an unbeaten 162 to put Australia in command. The hosts ended Day 2 of the first Test at 517/7. Indian bowlers...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI 10-12-2014 02:29 PM

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England:...
  • 1st Test: Smith, Clarke put Team India on the ropes on rain-hit day 10-12-2014 01:41 PM

    Skipper Michael Clarke played through pain and recorded his 28th Test century and Steven Smith smashed 21 boundaries for his unbeaten 162 to take Australia to a strong 517 for 7 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day against India at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. It was a frustrating...
  • Will stay away from IPL meetings if allowed to contest BCCI elections, Srinivasan to SC 10-12-2014 11:28 AM

    BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that if he is re-elected to the cricket body, he would stay away from IPL governing council till a proposed committee decides on the question of conflict of interest involving him and his IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings. Srinivasan in...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 1, Day 4 10-12-2014 08:47 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: The Group A match between Mumbai and Jammu and Kashmir was evenly poised at the end of the third day's play with the visitors finishing on 58 for one while chasing a modest target of 237...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 10-12-2014 05:18 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Round-up: India picked up three late wickets to pull things back on day one of the first Adelaide Test on Tuesday after a splendid batting display by Australian opener David Warner (145), skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired...
  • 1st Test: Australia 354/6 after Warner ton, India strike late to hit back 09-12-2014 12:58 PM

    India picked up three late wickets to pull things back on day one of the first Adelaide Test on Tuesday after a splendid batting display by Australian opener David Warner (145), skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired hurt) and Steve Smith (72*). The day began with 63 claps in honour of...
  • IPL Scandal: SC, BCCI want retired judges to probe the matter 09-12-2014 11:41 AM

    Cracking the whip in the Indian Premier League (IPL) corruption case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday insisted that action must be taken against Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president-in-exile N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan. At the end of the proceedings, it was decided that the court would...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 1, Day 3 09-12-2014 08:56 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Jammu and Kashmir opener Shubham Khajuria compiled his maiden first-class century before former champions Mumbai bounced back to dismiss the visitors for 254 in the first innings. Delhi's new ball bowlers Parvinder Awana and Sumit Narwal wielded their willows...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 1 in Adelaide 09-12-2014 04:41 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia opted to bat against India India, after a calamitous week ahead of the Test match, would look to improve their overseas record with Virat Kohli at the helm of affairs. Australia, on the other hand, would look...
  • India-Australia resume rivalry post Hughes tragedy 08-12-2014 06:39 PM

    Adelaide: India, after a calamitous week ahead of the Test match, would look to improve their overseas record with Virat Kohli at the helm of affairs. Australia, on the other hand, would look to give Phillip Hughes, the perfect farewell after the sun bid farewell to the young soul at...
  • Difficult to ignore N Srinivasan's conflict of interest, says Supreme Court 08-12-2014 04:48 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday grilled BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan on conflict of interest and said it was difficult for it to accept that the involvement of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan - a team official of Chennai Super Kings - in betting during the IPL 2013 did not result in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI 08-12-2014 04:04 PM

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page Playing XIs: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham,...
  • Injured Dhoni ruled out of 1st Test, Kohli to lead India in Adelaide 08-12-2014 09:28 AM

    Virat Kohli will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide, after regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out with a thumb injury. Dhoni was initially slated to sit out the opening Test of the series to rest an injured thumb but after the rescheduling in the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Day 2 08-12-2014 08:46 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a gutsy unbeaten century while the others floundered as Delhi struggled to 260 for six on the first day. Chidambaram Gautam's 94-run knock was the highlight for Karnataka...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 4th ODI 07-12-2014 09:42 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: England have won the toss and have opted to bat against Lanka. England will be high on confidence after winning the last ODI and will be hoping to level series today. Sri Lanka at the moment lead series...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Day 1 07-12-2014 08:58 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An upbeat Bengal side led by their gutsy captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla will start as favourites in the Ranji Trophy opener against Baroda, who would be without the services of their batting mainstay Ambati Rayudu, out with a hip...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I in Dubai 05-12-2014 09:19 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to field. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Shahid Afridi (c), Saad Nasim, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul New Zealand:...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni dons a new hairstyle for Australia tour 05-12-2014 01:05 PM

    Known to be a trendsetter when it comes to hair-styling, the India captain chose to go for an ultra-mohawk for the tour Down Under. ...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, 2nd Tour Game 05-12-2014 07:05 AM

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page Day 1 Round-up: Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets on Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia. In...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st T20 04-12-2014 09:02 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl. Paceman Umar Gul's return is a huge boost for former world champions Pakistan ahead of two Twenty20 internationals against an under-strength New Zealand. The 30-year-old is back after suffering from...
  • Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Harbhajan not among India's World Cup 2015 probables 04-12-2014 03:23 PM

    The BCCI selectors ended hopes of its 2011 World Cup winners Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan to be part of India's title defence in Australia next month - leaving them out of the list of 30 probables announced on Thursday. Eleven players from the...
  • As it happened: 2nd Tour Game, Day 1 04-12-2014 07:23 AM

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians at Adelaide SQUAD: CA XI: Ryan Carters, Jordan Silk, Ashton Turner (c), Matthew Short, Alex Keath, Jake Doran, Sebastian Gotch (wk), Evan Gulbis, Josh Lalor, Jonte Pattison, Sam Rainbird, David Moody...
  • Watch: Michael Clarke's eulogy to his 'brother' Phillip Hughes 03-12-2014 03:42 PM

    Australia captain Michael Clarke urged mourners to "dig in and get through to tea" as he choked back tears in an emotional eulogy delivered to Phillip Hughes at the cricketer's funeral on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Clarke, a near-constant presence by his team mate's bedside during his two-day fight for life...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 3rd ODI 03-12-2014 02:08 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Hambantota Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (capt), Thilina Kandamby, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis...
  • Phillip Hughes' funeral at Macksville 03-12-2014 08:29 AM

    For Live coverage scroll down to bottom of the page Mourners, led by Australia captain Michael Clarke, are converging on the small rural town of Macksville ahead of funeral service for Phillip Hughes, as the Test cricketer's birthplace becomes the focus of a nation's attention. Clarke arrived by helicopter on...
  • SC pulls up BCCI, asks it to explain business model; Srinivasan claims innocence 01-12-2014 04:25 PM

    The Supreme Court on Saturday reacted sharply on the IPL scandal by asking the Board of Control for Cricket in India to give information with regards to the financial working of the apex body of cricket in the country along with the findings with respect to auction and purchase of...
  • India in Australia: Tour Game on Dec 4-5, 1st Test in Adelaide from Dec 9 01-12-2014 04:12 PM

    The Adelaide Oval has been chosen as the venue to host the first Test match between Australia and India in a weeks time, according to a report in Channel Nine, which is also Cricket Australia's broadcast partner. The reshuffling of the dates would mean that it will give that much...