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  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Final: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Day 3 10-03-2015 10:20 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An unbeaten 239-run sixth-wicket partnership between Lokesh Rahul (131 not out) and Karun Nair (130 not out) piled on Tamil Nadu's agony as Karnataka reached a formidable total of 323/5 at stumps on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy...
  • Watch: How Bangladesh threw England out of World Cup, Day 23 Highlights 10-03-2015 08:27 AM

    Bangladesh created history by sealing their first ever entry into the World Cup knockouts at the cost of England, who will now take an early flight back home. ...
  • Watch: Bangladesh erupts in joy after dumping England out of World Cup 10-03-2015 08:15 AM

    Cricket-mad Bangladesh had no end to its happiness after the national team dumped England out of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: India vs Ireland, World Cup, Match 34, Pool B 10-03-2015 05:09 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Defying all odds, trash talks and pre-tournament predictions, defending champions India are cruising in their bid to retain the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Very few would have predicted such a smooth sail for India, and rightly so, given...
  • IPL: BCCI mulls banning cheerleaders, after-match parties 09-03-2015 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) is mulling over the idea of no after-match parties and cheerleaders in the next edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) as they look to restore the reputation of the Tournament. Sources told CNN-IBN that the BCCI has proposed banning the...
  • World Cup 2015: Twitter hails Bangladesh win, slams sluggish England 09-03-2015 06:12 PM

    England slumped out of contention at the World Cup 2015 with a 15-run loss on Monday to Bangladesh, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time. Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets for Bangladesh after Mahmudullah posted the team's first World Cup century in a competitive, but achievable, 275 for...
  • Watch: NZ stay unbeaten, Australia in QF, ICC World Cup, Day 22 Highlights 09-03-2015 09:44 AM

    New Zealand taken their winning run to 5-0 with a win over Afghanistan, while Australia leave Sri Lanka behind in a Sydney run-fest to reach the quarters. Watch Day 22 highlights from the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Final, Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Day 2 09-03-2015 09:08 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Report: As many as 14 wickets fell on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final being played between holders Karnataka and Tamil Nadu at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. Put in to bat, Tamil Nadu...
  • As it happened: England vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 33 09-03-2015 08:23 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) If Bangladesh beat England, they will create history and will reach the knockout stages of a World Cup for the first time. For England, its a must-win game and a loss here will end their World Cup campaign. Teams: England: Moeen...
  • Watch: Pakistan roar back, Ireland on song; ICC World Cup, Day 21 highlights 08-03-2015 10:06 AM

    Pakistan made their most significant kill of the edition to upset South Africa, while Ireland continued their dream run by beating Zimbabwe. Watch highlights from Day 21 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy Final, Day 1 08-03-2015 09:01 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Come Sunday, two of India's domestic cricket power houses will clash in the five-day Ranji Trophy final in what promises to be an exciting match. Defending champions Karnataka will be battling it out against their southern rivals Tamil Nadu at the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 32, Pool A 08-03-2015 07:55 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If there's one Asian team not overawed by the Australia experience, it's Sri Lanka. They may trail 31-55 in the overall head-to-head numbers, but in matches against Australian on their turf in the new millennium, they have...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Afghanistan, World Cup, Match 31, Pool A 08-03-2015 02:23 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) New Zealand have won all four matches they have played so far but complacency is something one does not associate with this in-form Kiwi side. Kane Williamson took the side to victory against Australia after Mitchell Starc's 6 for 28 triggered...
  • Watch: Dhoni ensures India's 4th consecutive win, ICC World Cup, Day 20 highlights 07-03-2015 10:15 AM

    India made heavy weather of the paltry 183-run chase against West Indies until MS Dhoni came to their rescue to ensure the defending champions' entry into the quarter-finals. Watch hightlights from Day 20 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Ireland vs Zimbabwe, Match 30 07-03-2015 07:44 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Quick Preview: Ireland and Zimbabwe face each other in a Pool B clash at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday in a match that could have a key bearing on both sides' chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup....
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs South Africa, World Cup, Match 29, Pool B 07-03-2015 05:03 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Auckland: On the back of grey skies and a persistent drizzle, an unstoppable force breezed into Auckland ahead of the weekend. AB de Villiers, in red-hot form, has refused to be denied thus far in South Africa's campaign and...
  • ICC World Cup: A Dhoni special and India sail into the quarters 06-03-2015 09:50 PM

    He delivers when the team needs him the most. We saw it in the 2011 World Cup final and we saw it today. MS Dhoni may not have an ODI century out of the subcontinent but if his 30s and 40s can contribute to the team retaining the Cup, no...
  • World Cup 2015: Twitter lauds quarter-finalists India 06-03-2015 08:14 PM

    India rallied around swing bowler Mohammed Shami's three-wicket performance to beat the West Indies by four wickets and remain unbeaten and in first place in Pool B in the World Cup. Chasing West Indies' modest 182 all out, India scored 185 for six in 39.1 overs. The defending champions made...
  • 'Speed' Murugesh - Chennai auto driver to offer free rides if India win World Cup 06-03-2015 07:12 PM

    In a country of over 1.2 billion people, where every second person is a cricket expert, where a cricketer is worshiped like God, where an India vs Pakistan game can trigger wars, where a result could decide the menu of your kitchen, where cricket is not just a sport, but...
  • Watch: Bangladesh survive Scottish scare, ICC World Cup Highlights, Day 19 06-03-2015 11:30 AM

    Scotland put up a daunting 318 to chase for Bangladesh, who did it easy in the end to win by four wickets and 1.5 overs to spare. Watch highlights from Day 19 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Missed any of the excitement and drama of #BANvSCO? Catch up now...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 28 06-03-2015 10:10 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The build-up to India vs West Indies Pool B battle on Friday has been far from ideal. An unwanted fall out between Virat Kohli and an Indian journalist has shifted focus away from the battle on the field. Hopefully,...
  • World Cup: India vs West Indies - battles within the battle 05-03-2015 07:42 PM

    Two-time champions will meet two-time champions at the ICC World Cup on Friday - a status West Indies have had since 1979 but India have never played with those credentials against the once invisible Caribbean team. India, with a foot inside the quarter-finals after 3/3 wins, will be the more...
  • Watch: Pakistan back in top four, Australia hammer Afghanistan, ICC World Cup, Day 18 05-03-2015 12:59 PM

    Pakistan beat UAE to get their campaign back on track with second consecutive win while Australia score record 417 against Afghanistan. Watch highlights from Day 18 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Didn't get the chance to see the mayhem of #PAKvUAE or #AUSvAFG? Catch up now with #CWCDaily! https://t.co/4kv026xoGv-...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Bangladesh vs Scotland 05-03-2015 02:26 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand: Scotland have another chance to revive a Cricket World Cup campaign which has fallen below their own expectations when they play Bangladesh in a Pool A match at Nelson's Saxton Oval on Thursday. Bangladesh have one win to...
  • World Cup: Warner's six hits a small boy smack on the hand in WACA stands 04-03-2015 05:21 PM

    Batsmen are enjoying Happy Hours at ongoing ICC world Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and it was nothing different at the WACA on Thursday except an unfortunate incident where a kid got hit smack on his hand by a David Warner six. The Australian opener was in his elements...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Match 26 04-03-2015 11:04 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page)Quick Preview: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Pakistan vs UAE, Match No 25 04-03-2015 05:11 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Misbah-ul-Haq is facing so much fire at the moment, with Pakistan having won only one of the three matches they have played, and the two losses being heavy ones, he should borrow the line made famous by Kevin...
  • World Cup: Should India rest key players? Pick your India XI vs West Indies 03-03-2015 03:19 PM

    With three wins in the bag and a place in the quarter-finals assured, should India captain MS Dhoni test the bench strength to keep every member of the squad ready for tougher battles ahead? Pick your XI for the match against West Indies on Friday. But remember, you can submit...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Ireland, World Cup 2015 03-03-2015 07:47 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Ireland go into Tuesday's World Cup clash against South Africa in Canberra faced with a question that even fanciful Test nations have struggled to find an answer for. How does one tame the rampaging AB de Villiers...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya elected BCCI president for the second time 02-03-2015 11:15 AM

    Seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya has been elected as the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president, replacing Narayanaswami Srinivasan, in the board's annual general meeting in Chennai on Monday, more than a decade after he last held the top job. Apart from Dalmiya, the other new entrants...