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  • Laxman slams Chappell, backs Tendulkar's claims 04-11-2014 06:37 PM

    New Delhi: Former India batsman VVS Laxman slammed Greg Chappell and said the controversial ex-India coach had taken Indian cricket backwards during his two-year tenure as the national coach. "Chappell took Indian cricket backwards," Laxman said when asked to describe Chappell's tumultuous stint as coach from 2005 to 2007. Reacting...
  • Sachin Tendulkar reveals, Dravid says no comments, Chappell denies 04-11-2014 02:27 PM

    Cricket's Zen master, who never let anyone breach his zone while batting in the middle, has riled up many with his words that he chose to either keep to himself or used very carefully during his playing days. The launch of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' is only...
  • Headlines like 'Endulkar' hurt me deeply: Sachin Tendulkar 04-11-2014 01:05 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' is eagerly awaited by cricket fraternity and fans, especially after the revelations about former India coach Greg Chappell made in the excerpts released to media on Monday. It's not a secret that the Chappell era, which included the embarrassing first-round exit from the...
  • Riled up Greg Chappell denies Sachin Tendulkar claims 04-11-2014 12:00 PM

    Riled up by Sachin Tendulkar's comments in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way', former India coach Greg Chappell has come out denying the master blaster's claims that he wanted to replace Rahul Dravid as captain before the 2007 World Cup. It would be an understatement to say that the autobiography...
  • Sachin Tendulkar vs Greg Chappell: reactions to the Sachin Story 04-11-2014 11:35 AM

    It would be an understatement to say that the autobiography of India's greatest cricketer ever would create waves, and a sneak peek into that was delivered on Monday when a small excerpt from Sachin Tendulkar's 'Playing It My Way' sent shockwaves among cricket fans and fraternity. "Chappell wanted to replace...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 2 04-11-2014 08:47 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day One Roundup: Opener Tamim Iqbal's restrained batting helped Bangladesh reach 193 for 3 on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. At stumps, Iqbal was 74 not out with Shakib Al Hasan on 13,...
  • KL Rahul, Naman Ojha cross fingers as India pick squad for Australia 04-11-2014 08:19 AM

    KL Rahul and Naman Ojha are two names who have done most things right at the most opportune moment, and on Tuesday, when the BCCI selectors sit down in Chennai to pick India's Test squad for Australia, they will have their fingers crossed. With 1545 runs in 11 first-class matches...
  • Stat Attack: Rahane's lucky hundred and Ishant's love for Sri Lanka 03-11-2014 01:10 PM

    There was only one team playing at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday, where India first scored 363 for 5 and then came back to complete a whopping 169-run win over Sri Lanka producing some interesting stats. While Ajinkya Rahane scoring an ODI hundred is turning into a lucky...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 5 03-11-2014 11:05 AM

    (For ball by ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) All-round performance from Pakistan batsmen and bowlers helped them win the 2nd Test by 356 runs and bag a series (2-0) against Australia after 20 years. Day 4 Roundup: Pakistan were on the verge of their first...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal committee submits final report to Supreme Court 03-11-2014 10:46 AM

    The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee on Monday submitted its final probe report on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case in a sealed envelope to the Supreme Court that will hear the case on November 10. "The report has been submitted in a sealed cover. Court will decide what to...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 1 03-11-2014 08:53 AM

    Tamim Iqbal's 250-ball stay saw him score 74* on day one as the hosts made slow progress but limited Zimbabwe to just three wickets. Lunch Report, Day 1: Bangladesh batted steadily to reach 62-1 at lunch on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. Tamim Iqbal...
  • 1st ODI: All-round India thrash Sri Lanka by 169 runs in Cuttack 02-11-2014 09:05 PM

    Riding on centuries from Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan and an impressive bowling display by Ishant Sharma (4 for 34), India cruised to a comfortable 169-run win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The Lankan batting, which had the experience of Kumar...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq equals Viv Richards' world record of fastest Test hundred 02-11-2014 04:05 PM

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq equalled the record of fastest Test century on Sunday, reaching the milestone in 56 balls during the second and final Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi. The 40-year-old hit Mitchell Starc for consecutive boundaries to equal West Indies great Viv Richards's 1986 record against England at St...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Cuttack 02-11-2014 12:35 PM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Their World Cup build-up halted by West Indies team's sudden mid-series pullout, India would resume the preparations for the mega-event when they square off against under-cooked sub-continental rivals Sri Lanka in a hastily-arranged ODI series starting on Sunday. A...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 02-11-2014 11:01 AM

    (For ball by ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Pakistan dismissed Australia for 261 runs to take a first-innings lead of 309. Captain Misbah-ul Haq could have enforced a follow-on, but opted to bat again and set an even bigger target for the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 01-11-2014 10:47 AM

    Day-2 Roundup: Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570 for 6 declared in...
  • Younis Khan - the gentle 'record-breaking' giant 31-10-2014 03:30 PM

    If ever there was a fitting reply, Younis Khan has given it. Overlooked for the ODIs, fighting courtroom battles and at times meted out treatment equalling disrespect of a veteran servant of the game, Younis has sent out a message the way it should be - by performing on the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 31-10-2014 10:39 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put Pakistan in control at 304-2 after the first day of the second Test against Australia on Thursday. Khan, who made...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1 30-10-2014 10:56 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon PAKISTAN: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad...
  • I may never play for India again: Yuvraj Singh 29-10-2014 02:22 PM

    Yuvraj Singh has admitted he might have played his last match for India. Declared 'Man of the Series' in 2011 World Cup, it has been tough for Yuvraj to return to his best following a life-threatening battle with lung cancer, and he has been more out than in the national...
  • India can't take it easy against 'underprepared' Sri Lanka 29-10-2014 08:05 AM

    Sri Lanka answered BCCI's urgent call in the affirmative and are here for the five-match ODI series arranged in the eleventh hour after West Indies took a mid-tour flight back home from India - annoying one of the ICC 'Big Three'. While the West Indies team, its cricket board WICB...
  • Will captaincy weigh on just back-in-form Virat Kohli? 28-10-2014 01:21 PM

    Once again Virat Kohli is at the helm of Team India. Once again he will be under the 'captaincy' pressure. And once again it will be a test for India's first-in-line to throne to sustain his recently-gained form against the West Indies after a long lean slump. India decided to...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 3 27-10-2014 08:35 AM

    Tajul Islam returned Bangladesh's best ever single innings haul, taking eight wickets on Monday as Zimbabwe were dismissed for just 114 in their second innings in the first Test. Islam's 8 for 39 eclipsed the figures of 7 for 36 by fellow left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan against New Zealand...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 27-10-2014 02:39 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opted to field against South Africa. Teams: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5 26-10-2014 11:09 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chasing a mammoth 438 to win, Australia resume at a precarious 59/4 on the final day of the Dubai Test. Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 2 26-10-2014 08:28 AM

    Tea Report, Day 2: Mahmudullah and Mominul Haque brought up their half-century to lead Bangladesh to 189/5 at tea on the second day of the first Test against Zimbabwe on Sunday. Mahmudullah struck 63 with seven fours and two sixes, while Haque's 53 included five boundaries. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim was...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 4 25-10-2014 11:28 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Pakistan stretched their lead to a commanding 189 runs after inexperienced spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar dismissed Australia for 303 on the third day of the first Test on Friday. Opening batsmen Ahmed Shehzad, 22...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 1 25-10-2014 09:01 AM

    The veteran Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan took his 12th five-for (6/59) as Zimbabwe bowled out the visitors for 240 and reached 27/1 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka on Saturday. Earlier, opener Sikandar Raza struck 51 on Saturday to steer Zimbabwe to 179...
  • Dhoni doing a good job but my favourite captain is Ganguly: Yuvraj Singh 25-10-2014 08:05 AM

    Out of form and striving for a comeback to India's ODI set-up, Yuvraj Singh says he 'flourished' the most under Sourav Ganguly who is also his favourite among the captain's he played under. Talking to The Indian Express at the Idea Exchange event, Yuvraj touched subjects on and off the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 24-10-2014 11:13 AM

    (Scroll down for ball-by-ball commentary) Day 2 Roundup: David Warner's aggressive half century led Australia to a solid 113 without loss after Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century lifted Pakistan to 454 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Warner raised his sixth consecutive 50-plus score in Tests and...