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  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 2 06-09-2014 07:17 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Opener Kraigg Braithwaite's confident unbeaten 123 led West Indies to 264 for 3 at the close on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Kingstown, St. Vincent on Friday. Barbadian Brathwaite shared a...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, Triseries final 06-09-2014 12:28 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the Toss and opted to field. Team News: Duminy and Morkel overcome injury scare to be in SA line-up that has one change: Imran Tahir comes in for Rilee Rossouw. Australia bring in Faulkner...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 31 05-09-2014 10:27 PM

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 3-1 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 1 05-09-2014 06:52 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kraigg Brathwaite,...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th ODI 05-09-2014 01:51 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer on Friday. In a...
  • 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength 05-09-2014 08:23 AM

    When India and England meet for the final of the five-match ODI series at Leeds, it would be interesting to see whether the 'men in blue' decide to go for the kill or give chance to some of the fringe players. With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Match 6, Triseries 04-09-2014 02:37 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field first against Soith Africa in match six of the triangular series. Teams: South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers(c), David...
  • Shikhar Dhawan reveals mantra behind India's turnaround in England 03-09-2014 06:53 PM

    In the absence of regular opener Rohit Sharma, the out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane put on a superb opening wicket partnership to guide India to a astonishing nine-wicket win over England. Chasing a a modest 207-run target against England at the Edgbaston, Dhawan, who had a terrible Test series,...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England 02-09-2014 09:26 PM

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI president 01-09-2014 04:31 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Justice Mukul Mudgal committee to complete its investigation into the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal in two months, while declining BCCI's request to reinstate N Srinivasan as the board's president. SC also allowed the Mudgal committee to file another interim report while giving it...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, Triseries, Match 4 31-08-2014 12:34 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Australia won the toss and opted to bat. Michael Clarke comes back in place of Steven Smith. Teams: Australia: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Clarke(c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin(w), James Faulkner,...
  • Dhoni equals Azharuddin's record of most ODI wins as captain 31-08-2014 09:53 AM

    Records and MS Dhoni go together as the Indian captain in between a poor England tour has achieved yet another feat. Dhoni has equaled Mohammad Azharuddin's record of 90 ODI wins, the most by an Indian captain after India won at Trent Bridge by six wickets to lead the five-match...
  • 3rd ODI: Clinical India hammer England by six wickets 30-08-2014 09:51 PM

    India put in another all-round show at Nottingham on Saturday to hammer England for the second game in a row as they beat the hosts by seven wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The world champions were clinical in every department...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 3rd ODI 30-08-2014 02:04 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Fresh from the morale-boosting win in Cardiff, India will look to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series against England by winning the third ODI at Nottingham after the first game was washed out by rain. Suresh Raina...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI 30-08-2014 09:42 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal(w), Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Fawad Alam, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan. Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar...
  • 3rd ODI: India hope for an encore at Nottingham 30-08-2014 09:02 AM

    Fresh from the morale-boosting win in Cardiff, India will look to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series against England by winning the third ODI at Nottingham on Saturday after the first game was washed out by rain. Suresh Raina turned out to be pivot, which helped India turned...
  • As it happened, Triseries: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 29-08-2014 12:43 PM

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for ball-by-ball commentary) TOSS: Zimbabwe decided to field. South Africa have rested skipper AB de Villiers; Hashim Amla to lead the side. PLAYING XIs: ZIMBABWE: Sikandar Raza, Tino Mawoyo, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor (wk), Elton Chigumbura (c), Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams, Prosper...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal panel submits interim report, SC hearing on Sept 1 29-08-2014 12:02 PM

    The Justice Mukul Mudgal committee probing the Indian Premier League's spot-fixing and betting scandal submitted it's interim report to the Supreme Court on Friday, and the SC will hear the case on September 1. The Mudgal committee submitted its report in a sealed envelope and is likely to seek a...
  • Different format, different Team India 28-08-2014 02:47 PM

    It wasn't surprising to see a drastically different India in the second ODI against England at Cardiff on Wednesday. A team coming from consecutive Test defeats - both inside three days - took to ODIs like fish to water. And before we forget, it's the ODI champions after all that...
  • 2nd ODI: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja star as India thrash England 27-08-2014 10:34 PM

    Cardiff: A superb century from Suresh Raina and a 4-wicket haul from Ravindra Jadeja helped India clinch a massive 133-run victory by D/L method over England in the second one-day international on Wednesday. Victory gave India a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Monday's washout in Bristol and saw...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 2nd ODI 27-08-2014 02:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, Triseries in Harare 27-08-2014 12:27 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl at Harare. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Marsh, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson SOUTH AFRICA: Hashim Amla,...
  • 2nd ODI: A cracking win over England need of the hour for India 27-08-2014 08:40 AM

    With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the second ODI after a washout in the first. India captain MS...
  • Is Dhoni and Fletcher's job in Ravi Shastri's hand? 26-08-2014 02:57 PM

    With confusion reigning supreme at the moment in Indian cricket's leadership, reports emerging in the media suggest that the future of Duncan Fletcher as India's coach and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test captain is in the hands of the Team India Director - Ravi Shastri. BCCI officials and Dhoni have...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI 26-08-2014 02:08 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat. PLAYING XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad,...
  • Is Indian cricket heading towards a Dhoni vs BCCI faceoff? 26-08-2014 08:31 AM

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments on Duncan Fletcher have added a few decibels to the chorus demanding Dhoni's sacking as Test captain. The interesting twist is that it's the BCCI, Indian skipper's saviour on many occasions, that could look to clip his wings. Referring to Fletcher as the "boss", Dhoni has...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI 25-08-2014 11:54 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies have won and have opted to bat first. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle,...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI 25-08-2014 01:57 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, TriSeries, 1st Match 25-08-2014 12:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bowl at Harare Sports Club. George Bailey will lead Australia as an injured Michael Clarke sits out. While Zimbabwe have gone in with three changes. Teams: Zimbabwe: Tino...
  • Youngsters hold the key as India look to change fortune in first ODI 25-08-2014 09:34 AM

    After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh faces for the five-match series. This ODI series provides India...