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  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Southern Express, CLT20, Qualifier 4 14-09-2014 07:21 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Mumbai opted to bowl. Playing XI: After starting their Champions League T20 (CLT20) title defence on a losing note in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians would be eager to return to winnings ways when they take on the...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Day 2 14-09-2014 07:18 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Opening batsmen Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite hit half-centuries as the West Indies built a strong first-day total of 246 for 3 against Bangladesh in the second Test at Beausejour Stadium on Saturday. Left-hander Johnson, on...
  • As it happened: Northern Knights vs Lahore Lions, CLT20 Qualifier 3 14-09-2014 03:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Umar Akmal played a stunning unbeaten cameo of 18-ball 38 as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, New Zealand...
  • Full Text: Rahul Dravid delivers the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture 14-09-2014 02:59 PM

    Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honour to be delivering the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture this evening in front of an audience with a deep love and great knowledge of cricket. Much like the late Dilip Sardesai. It was because of this deep love and knowledge of the...
  • CLT20: Star IPL players to watch out for 14-09-2014 12:47 PM

    With the Champions League Twenty20 kicking off and that to happening in India, the IPL teams and their players will be keenly followed. Moreover, in the five editions of the CLT20, IPL teams have always started as favourites. Let's have a look at the star players from the IPL teams...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians face Southern Express in a mustwin game 14-09-2014 12:06 PM

    After starting their Champions League T20 (CLT20) title defence on a losing note in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians would be eager to return to winnings ways when they take on the Sri Lankan champions Southern Express in Raipur on Sunday. Pressure will be on Mumbai as they will have...
  • As it happened: Lahore Lions vs Mumbai Indians, CLT20, Qualifier 2 13-09-2014 07:45 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With players such as Pollard, Malinga, Lendl Simons and Corey Anderson at their disposal, and not to forget the seasoned Indian players like Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Raydu, MI are favourites to top the qualifiers. Lahore Lions also have...
  • WI vs Ban, 2nd Test, Day 1: as it happened 13-09-2014 07:14 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh elected to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk), Nasir Hossain, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Robiul Islam West Indies: Leon Johnson, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Darren...
  • As it happened: Northern Knights vs Southern Express, CLT20, Qualifier 1 13-09-2014 03:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Southern Express: The Sri Lankan club qualified for the CLT20 after winning the domestic T20 competiton (Super 4s T20) where they beat Udart Rulers in the final. The team, however, suffered a body blow when the influential Lasith Malinga...
  • CLT20: All you want to know about the qualifying stage 12-09-2014 04:19 PM

    The sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) will see Mumbai Indians defending the title they won in 2013, which was incidentally also the last time Sachin Tendulkar made a T20 appearance in the MI jersey. An oddity, though, in that scenario is that the defending champions will have...
  • Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015 11-09-2014 11:06 AM

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by match-fixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spot-fixing, have emerged occasionally, tarnishing the image of the gentleman's game. With cricket's biggest extravaganza - the ICC Cricket World Cup - coming up next year in Australia and New...
  • Virat Kohli: Patchy form but still number one T20 batsman 10-09-2014 11:37 AM

    India's Virat Kohli has become the number-one ranked T20 batsman in the ICC Player Rankings for the first time in his career. Apart from Kohli, Suresh Raina is the only other Indian batsman in top 10. This followed his powerful performance in the one-off T20 in Birmingham on Sunday, where...
  • Rohit Sharma ruled out of CLT20 due to injury 10-09-2014 09:27 AM

    In a big setback to the Mumbai Indians, skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the Champions League Twenty20 due to multiple injuries. The star batsman sustained a fractured middle finger during the second ODI against England at Cardiff and in addition to that he has been diagnosed with...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test, Day 5 09-09-2014 07:42 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Captain Mushfiqur Rahim struck an unbeaten 70 on Monday as Bangladesh batted doggedly to reach 256 for 5 in their second innings on day four as they faced an uphill battle to save the first Test...
  • Saeed Ajmal banned from bowling, ICC finds action illegal 09-09-2014 12:13 PM

    In a major blow to Pakistan cricket their leading offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday for illegal bowling action with immediate effect. According to the analysis that revealed all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations. Saeed,...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 4 08-09-2014 07:38 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn claimed 5 for 39 on Sunday as the West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 182 to take a first innings lead of 302 after three days of the first Test. The hosts...
  • Coming Soon: The Sachin Tendulkar Cup 08-09-2014 02:46 PM

    Talks are on in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to name a series after India's most iconic player till date - Sachin Tendulkar. According to a report in the The Asian Age, the BCCI is pondering over a series in the name of Tendulkar, with the...
  • Pakistan side Lahore Lions issued Indian visa for CLT20 08-09-2014 01:04 PM

    Lahore Lions have been cleared by the Indian government to play in the Champions League Twenty20, with the Pakistan club issued visas and likely to arrive in India on September 9. Champions of Pakistan's domestic T20 competition, Lions will play the qualifiers to be held before the main tournament. "The...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs 07-09-2014 10:57 PM

    Virat Kohli's first half-century of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close three-run win in the one-off Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31-ball 71 and...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 3 07-09-2014 07:17 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite compiled an unbeaten 205 as the West Indies reached 407 for 3 against Bangladesh at the close of a rain-hit second day at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Saturday. The hosts, 264 for...
  • 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...