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  • 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...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya set to return as BCCI president 02-03-2015 10:11 AM

    Veteran cricket administrator and former ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya is all set to return as the Board for Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president, replacing N Srinivasan, in the board's annual general meeting on Monday, more than a decade after he last held the top job. The road for...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup 01-03-2015 10:44 AM

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Score: Semi-final, Day 5 01-03-2015 08:55 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Centuries from Swapnil Gugale (154) and Chirag Khurana (125) helped Maharashtra end at 394/5 on Day 4 to still trail Tamil Nadu by 155 runs in their Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Earlier,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 23 01-03-2015 08:05 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 22, Pool A 01-03-2015 02:30 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates 28-02-2015 06:50 PM

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who...
  • ICC World Cup: Twitter skips a beat, New Zealand beat Australia 28-02-2015 06:20 PM

    The pulse of Twitterati went up and down as the pendulum kept swinging in Auckland on Saturday, when the Cricket World Cup co-hosts played the most exciting match of the tournament in 15 days. New Zealand and Australia are two of the hot favourites to lift the trophy on March...
  • India jump to second in the list of most ODI wins 28-02-2015 05:57 PM

    The victory over UAE in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Saturday was India's 440th ODI win, pushing them up to the second spot in the list of teams with most ODI wins. The defending champions routed the UAE by nine wickets, which was India's third straight win as...
  • India roll over UAE to secure entry to World Cup quarter-finals 28-02-2015 04:24 PM

    The pacy WACA track turned out to be a spin nightmare for the UAE who received a nine-wicket hammering at the hand of defending champions India who secured their third consecutive win and entry into the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals. Understandably, MS Dhoni wanted to bat to avoid exactly...
  • Watch: Record-breaking De Villiers arrives at ICC World Cup, Day 14 highlights 28-02-2015 12:45 PM

    South Africa's run-monger AB de Villiers added the fastest 150 in ODIs to his world records of fastest 50 and fastest 100 as Jason Holder's West Indies were handed out a batting tutorial. Highlights from day 14 of the ICC World Cup. ...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 28-02-2015 10:46 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15: Semi-finals, Day 4 28-02-2015 08:44 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Report: A half-century from opener Swapnil Gugale (56 not out) helped Maharashtra post 110/1 at stumps on Day 3 after Tamil Nadu ended their first innings at 549 at the Eden Gardens. Meanwhile, battling long and hard,...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Australia, World Cup, Match 20, Pool A 28-02-2015 05:35 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers vs West Indies, a blow-by-blow account 27-02-2015 02:18 PM

    AB de Villiers 162 not out off just 66 balls, including fastest ever ODI 150 in 64 balls, and then South Africa 408 for 5 - the Sydney crowd was treated to a feast in the ICC World Cup on Friday. If there ever was an exhibition on how to...
  • ICC World Cup: Injured Mohammed Shami out of UAE game 27-02-2015 10:49 AM

    Star of India's back-to-back wins against Pakistan and South Africa, Mohammed Shami has been ruled of India's third match of the ICC World Cup 2015 due to a knee injury. "Mohammed Shami has got mild left knee problem and had ultrasound guided-injection yesterday [Thursday] for his long-term management perspective. He...
  • Watch: Afghanistan Day at World Cup, Sri Lanka trounce Bangladesh, Day 13 highlights 27-02-2015 10:14 AM

    Afghanistan held their nerves to beat Scotland by a wicket for their first every win at ICC World Cup while the Sri Lankans jumped to No. 2 in Pool A by hammering Bangladesh. Watch all the highlights from Day 13. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Semi-finals, Day 3 27-02-2015 09:09 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 19 27-02-2015 07:38 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their...
  • Afghanistan's big day leads chorus of minnows at ICC World Cup 26-02-2015 03:17 PM

    If you tell Samiullah Shenwari, at the fag end of Feb 26 Thursday, that he reminded the world how the likes of Steve Waugh and Brian Lara used to get the tailenders bat around them, he may reply "Oh, come on! I am not that good." But his innings that...
  • Watch: Ireland edge UAE in last-over finish, ICC World Cup, Day 12 highlights 26-02-2015 09:33 AM

    The Associates brought fans to the edge of their seats in the Pool B encounter at The Gabba in Brisbane, but the Irish held their nerves to win in 49.2 overs. Watch all the highlights from the exciting encounter. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semi-finals, Day 2 26-02-2015 08:24 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: After being dismissed for a paltry 202 in their first innings, Karnataka hit back strongly with skipper and seamer Vinay Kumar taking six wickets to bundle out Mumbai for 44 in just 15.3 overs on the first...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 18, Pool A 26-02-2015 07:50 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling to cope with the conditions in New Zealand. Angelo Mathews's men were thrashed by the...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 17 26-02-2015 01:46 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Either Afghanistan or Scotland will post a first-ever win in a World Cup match when they meet in a Pool A match at the University Oval, unless New Zealand's fickle weather intervenes. Afghanistan are playing in their first World...
  • Watch: The Gayle mayhem in Canberra, ICC World Cup, Day 11 highlights 25-02-2015 10:30 AM

    Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 balls broke record after record as Zimbabwe were reduced to spectators watching sixes sail over them like aerial strikes. Watch highlights from an eventful Day 11 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Chris Gayle must thank Jalandhar for historic double 25-02-2015 10:29 AM

    You can count the metres those 16 Chris Gayle sixes travelled at the Manuka Oval on Monday but you can't discount the made-in-Jalandhar willow the Jamaican had in his grip to heap misery on Zimbabwe with a record-breaking 215 off 147 balls. The veteran West Indies opener is now the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semis 25-02-2015 08:48 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An exciting battle is on cards when a resurgent Mumbai lock horns with defending champions Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semi-final match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sworn enemies on the cricket field, both captains Aditya Tare and R Vinay...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 25-02-2015 07:09 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the...
  • Damage list: Chris Gayle wreaks havoc in ICC World Cup 2015 24-02-2015 02:25 PM

    On Monday at the Manuka Oval, Chris Gayle held a placard - cliched but very true: Form is temporary, class is permanent. The six-hitting machine manufactured in Jamaica went into an overdrive, answering the critics who questioned its efficacy - in record-breaking in style. The swashbuckling West Indian is now...
  • Watch: England relieved after first win, ICC World Cup, Day 10 highlights 24-02-2015 09:30 AM

    Moeen Ali led with both and ball in England's comfortable win over Scotland - their first after two damaging defeats in Pool A. Watch highlights from Day 10 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...