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  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 3 30-12-2014 10:57 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Mandeep Singh (235), Yuvraj Singh (182) and Gurkeerat Singh (101) powered Punjab to 659 for seven declared during their Ranji Trophy match against Saurashtra in Rajkot while centuries from Virender Sehwag (105) and Unmukt Chand helped Delhi reach 425...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test 30-12-2014 04:18 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round up: Shaun Marsh's fifty helped Australia stretch their lead to 326 runs against India at stumps on day four of the third Test in Melboure. Marsh (62*) and Ryan Harris (8*) remained unbeaten for hosts with the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 4 29-12-2014 01:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: West Indies reached 144 for two in reply to South Africa's 417 for eight declared. The West Indies took four wickets before lunch, including the prize scalps of Amla and AB de Villiers, who were dismissed...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 2 29-12-2014 10:56 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 round-up: Mandeep Singh struck his maiden century of this Ranji Trophy season while Yuvraj Singh was nearing his third successive ton as Punjab reached 327 for three. Odisha won a good toss as their seam trio of...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 29-12-2014 04:47 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 round-up: Two late wickets by Trent Boult put New Zealand back in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka Sunday after a maiden Test century by Dimuth Karunaratne had briefly given the tourists a glimmer of...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 4 29-12-2014 04:30 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test. Kohli was out...
  • 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane cast a spell over Aussies as match hangs in balance 28-12-2014 01:22 PM

    Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test on Sunday in Melbourne. Kohli was out in the last over of the day when Brad...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 28-12-2014 01:08 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies. Only half an hour's play was possible...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 1 28-12-2014 08:41 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With two convincing outright victories under their belt, a supremely confident Delhi led by their mercurial skipper Gautam Gambhir will take on the gutsy Gujarat in their bid to complete a hat-trick of outright victories in the Ranji Trophy...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 28-12-2014 04:58 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Report: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 3 28-12-2014 04:34 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2 27-12-2014 01:19 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round up: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished the West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being...
  • Steven Smith ton helps Australia take grip of 3rd Test 27-12-2014 12:39 PM

    Melbourne: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*) in the middle. India still trail Australia by 422 runs. Vijay's fifty...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 27-12-2014 05:09 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 27-12-2014 04:46 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Report: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus...
  • Stat Attack: Dhoni becomes 1st Indian wicketkeeper to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests 26-12-2014 08:23 PM

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather on his hat on Friday as he became the only Indian glovesman to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests. Dhoni took his tally to 65 dismissals (51 catches and 14 stumpings) in 19 matches against Australia. England's Alan Knott is...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 1 26-12-2014 01:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies face a daunting task when they take on South Africa in the second Test at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park. The tourists were outplayed in the first Test at Centurion, where they were beaten by an...
  • 3rd Test: India, Australia share honours on Day 1 26-12-2014 12:12 PM

    Melbourne: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in this series and was still batting on 72 when the stumps...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 26-12-2014 04:23 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 1 26-12-2014 04:06 AM

    (For Live Blog updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as...
  • India fight for survival against Australia in Boxing Day Test 25-12-2014 04:10 PM

    With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as another loss in the Boxing Day Test starting on Friday would help Australia...
  • Kohli used a knife and stabbed Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni 25-12-2014 11:55 AM

    Dismissing the reports of a dressing room clash between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni laughed off the media speculations and said these are tales more suited for a movie script. Dhawan was struck on his wrist during a practice session at the Gabba and didn't...
  • Axar Patel excited to play in Australia but likely to miss Boxing Day Test 24-12-2014 09:37 AM

    Promising allrounder Axar Patel on Wednesday expressed happiness over his selection in the Indian squad for the next two Test matches against Australia after Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the series due to an injury. "I am very happy being selected for the Indian team for the next two...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 4 24-12-2014 08:39 AM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Unmukt Chand hit his fifth first-class century (146 runs) and half-centuries from Mithun Manhas (53) and Sumit Narwal (59) helped Delhi declare their innings at 380 for six, building up a first-innings lead of 239 before reducing Rajasthan to 78...
  • Team India's pride at stake against Australia in Boxing Day Test 24-12-2014 08:21 AM

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on the Australian soil this week. The defeat in the first two Tests in...
  • Bhuvneshwar likely to return for Boxing Day Test against Australia 23-12-2014 04:27 PM

    Melbourne: India have got a major boost ahead of the third Test as Bhuvneshwar Kumar in all likelihood will feature in India's Test XI at the MCG. Bhuvneshwar, who was nursing a left ankle injury that forced his exclusion from the first two Tests, on Tuesday was seen batting without...
  • MS Dhoni completes 10 years in international cricket 23-12-2014 03:58 PM

    Bangalore: India captain MS Dhoni on Tuesday completed 10 years in international cricket. At the age of 23, he made his international debut on December 23, 2004 against Bangladesh in Chittagong in one day international match. The 33-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman had a forgettable international debut a decade ago when he was...
  • Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan clash led to 'unrest' at Gabba: reports 23-12-2014 10:19 AM

    Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli has allegedly lashed out at opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan for his unwillingness to come out to bat on Day 4 of the Gabba Test. Dhawan, unbeaten overnight, expressed inability because of a knock he took on his right wrist while practicing on an uneven pitch. Kohli,...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 3 23-12-2014 08:47 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Medium pacer Shardul Thakur took six wickets to help Mumbai bowl out Uttar Pradesh for 206 in their first innings on the second day of the Ranji Trophy match at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur on Monday while...
  • Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja for remainder of Australia Test series 22-12-2014 03:20 PM

    Axar Patel will join the Indian team in Australia for the remainder of the Test Series as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja, who has a shoulder injury and will be returning to India to undergo a rehabilitation program. Having made his ODI debut early this year, Axar has been in...