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  • 4th Test: India's surrender for 152 gives England control on day one 07-08-2014 11:40 PM

    Stuart Broad's six-wicket haul led England's decimation of India, which saw the visitors bundled out for a paltry 152 and hand the hosts a big advantage on the opening day of the fourth Test at Manchester. MS Dhoni's decision to bat despite overcast conditions, which delayed start by 30 minutes...
  • Live Score, 4th Test: India bat; Ashwin, Gambhir, Aaron in playing XI 07-08-2014 02:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) England face the welcome problem of dealing with the consequences of winning ahead of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford. Victory by the huge margin of 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton last week saw...
  • 4th Test: Irked India out to prove a point to England 07-08-2014 08:18 AM

    England face the welcome problem of dealing with the consequences of winning ahead of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford starting on Thursday. Victory by the huge margin of 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton last week saw England level the five-match series at 1-1. It...
  • ICC rejects BCCI's plea against the James Anderson verdict 06-08-2014 03:09 PM

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided not to appeal against the not guilty verdict handed to James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja in the pushing case from first Test at Trent Bridge in the ongoing five-match series. After assessing the content of the decision, the ICC is satisfied with the...
  • Manchester warning for Dhoni and Jadeja: 'Be ready for heaps of stick' 06-08-2014 08:33 AM

    After details of the spat between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja were leaked on Monday, former England player David Lloyd has said that MS Dhoni and Jadeja are superstars only at home and should be ready for "heaps of stick" during the fourth Test at Manchester. Excerpts from the hearing...
  • Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma get India ODI call up for England series, Yuvraj snubbed 05-08-2014 08:02 PM

    Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and Railways' allrounder Karn Sharma have been named in India's 17-man squad for the five ODIs and one-off Twenty20 against England. Mumbai seamer Dhawal Kulkarni, who was picked in the ODI squad for the home series against West Indies last year but was then ruled out...
  • Will Srinivasan back long-time confidant Dhoni in the Jadeja-Anderson row? 05-08-2014 03:01 PM

    The latest reports from England reveal that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni shot down and consequently prevented Team Manager Sunil Dev from exploring a settlement with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on the row between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja. And after Anderson's admission of using foul language...
  • BCCI requests ICC to appeal Anderson's 'not-guilty' verdict 05-08-2014 02:52 PM

    The BCCI has requested the ICC to appeal the verdict in the row between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja. ICC's judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis had found both the players not guilty due to lack of evidence and absence of any video footage of the incident that took place on July...
  • BCCI may pick India's ODI squad for England today with World Cup in mind 05-08-2014 11:06 AM

    The BCCI selection committee will on Tuesday sit down to pick the squad for the limited-overs leg of the England tour, which will give a fair idea about how India are approaching their bid to defend the World Cup next year. India will play a series of five ODIs and...
  • Anderson told Jadeja to 'f**k off': story behind the ugly spat 04-08-2014 05:30 PM

    Left red-faced after the ICC judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis found England seamer James Anderson "not guilty" of pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge Test match, the BCCI has gone a bit on the back foot as they are yet to decide on their next course of action. Asked if...
  • 4th Test: India's playing XI for Old Trafford a tricky choice 04-08-2014 12:27 PM

    Injuries, loss of form and a psychological blow has put India's once blossoming Test tour of England in disarray after a heavy defeat at Southampton, and now picking the playing XI for Old Trafford from an inexperieced squad has turned into a tricky choice. With three days to make up...
  • ICC finds James Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja not guilty 01-08-2014 08:57 PM

    Southampton: The International Cricket Council has found England pacer James Anderson and Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its Code of Conduct in the disciplinary hearing on Friday. The Judicial Commissioner, probing the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja altercation, found both the players not guilty after a marathon six-hour hearing,...
  • James Anderson could face ban in spat row with Jadeja? 01-08-2014 09:55 AM

    London: James Anderson put up a match-winning performance to help England win the third Test in Southampton, but could face ban of 2-4 Tests if found guilty during the hearing in the Ravindra Jadeja spat row that took place at Trent Bridge. The hearing is taking place on Friday to...
  • Dhoni's reply and five reasons for India's Southampton Test defeat 01-08-2014 08:28 AM

    India capitulated to an embarrassing 266-run defeat in the third Test at Southampton, allowing England not only to level the series at 1-1 but also get a firm foot inside the five-Test series that is now widely open. India's surrender on day five was nothing less than England's at Lord's...
  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 1-1 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Live Score: England bat, Ishant out injured, debut for Pankaj 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...