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  • 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...
  • India seek fresh start with fresh faces in ODIs 24-08-2014 12:50 PM

    Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a five-match ODI cricket series starting here on Monday. On one hand, the Indians will be distracted by the 1-3 series loss in the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI 23-08-2014 10:03 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga PAKISTAN: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis...
  • Tour match: Clinical Indians beat Middlesex by 95 runs 22-08-2014 09:43 PM

    London: Under-fire batsman Virat Kohli finally came good and the bowlers delivered to help India beat Middlesex by 95 runs in the the 50-over practice game at Lord's on Friday. Chasing a target of 231 runs, the hosts were bowled out for 135 runs (39.5 overs) with youngster Karn Sharma...
  • As it happened: Indians vs Middlesex, Tour match at Lord's 22-08-2014 02:52 PM

    Middlesex innings: Karn Sharma took three wickets to end the Middlesex chase, handing the Indians a 95-run victory. End of 36 overs: Middlesex lost two quick wickets inside the gap of 2 overs to struggle at 119 for 8. End of 28 overs: Offspinner R Ashwin struck to sent Simpson...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 21-08-2014 12:46 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura (c), Luke Jongwe, Prosper Utseya, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk),...
  • No ban on WAGs while Team India on tour: BCCI sources 21-08-2014 11:58 AM

    The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Thursday rubbished reports suggesting girlfriends and wives of players will no longer be allowed on tour and there will also be restrictions on the duration of the wives' stay, according to the CNN IBN sources. Earlier, there were reports that the...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI, St George's 20-08-2014 06:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh have beaten only Afghanistan and Nepal in their last 21 international matches, which makes hosts WI overwhelming favourites TOSS: West Indies opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk),...
  • Eager to find out what went wrong with Team India: Ravi Shastri 20-08-2014 06:02 PM

    The newly-appointed Team India Director, Ravi Shastri, is on a mission to find out what actually went wrong with a team that created history at Lord's but turned into pushovers in the last three Tests of the series against England. BCCI on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to India's support staff,...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 2nd ODI 19-08-2014 12:48 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to bowl. TEAM NEWS: Zimbabwe brought in Sikandar Raza for Vusi Sibanda, while Brian Vitori replaced Shingi Masakadza. South Africa unchanged. The Proteas cruised to a 93-run victory in the first match on Sunday, with Hashim...
  • Ravi Shastri appointed Team India Director for ODI series in England 19-08-2014 12:24 PM

    In a surprise move on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named former India captain Ravi Shastri as Director, Indian Team, for the five-match ODI series against England besides appointing Sanjay Bangar as assistant to chief coach Duncan Fletcher. While the appointment of Bangar, who came...
  • 2nd Test, SL v Pak: as it happened 18-08-2014 09:11 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four second-innings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the match and level the two-match series, Pakistan were precariously placed at 127...
  • India's shocking batting stats in last four innings: 63/6, 66/6, 44/6, 62/6 17-08-2014 09:21 PM

    Another batting disaster by the Indian batsmen once again illustrated the fact that the top order haven't learnt anything from their previous outings on the ongoing tour. The visitors have not crossed the 200-run mark in the previous four innings and surely have made a habit of losing five to...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 31 17-08-2014 09:03 PM

    England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with a huge innings and 244-run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th Test, Day 3 17-08-2014 02:15 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 1st ODI 17-08-2014 12:58 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl first. Zimbabwe have three debutants - Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva and John Nyumbu. While South Africa have left out Rilee Rossouw, Marchant de Lange and Shezi. Teams:...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 4 17-08-2014 09:42 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day-2 Round-up: Kumar Sangakkara scored a half-century and shared an unbroken 98-run third wicket stand with Mahela Jayawardene to give Sri Lanka a strong 165-run lead as the hosts reached reached 177 for 2 in their second innings at...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237run lead 16-08-2014 11:02 PM

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th Test, Day 2 16-08-2014 02:18 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: After a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford, Indian batting saw another collapse at The Oval. England pacers toppled the Indian batting with wickets at regular intervals and India were all out for mere 148 in the...