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  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI 23-08-2014 10:03 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga PAKISTAN: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis...
  • Tour match: Clinical Indians beat Middlesex by 95 runs 22-08-2014 09:43 PM

    London: Under-fire batsman Virat Kohli finally came good and the bowlers delivered to help India beat Middlesex by 95 runs in the the 50-over practice game at Lord's on Friday. Chasing a target of 231 runs, the hosts were bowled out for 135 runs (39.5 overs) with youngster Karn Sharma...
  • As it happened: Indians vs Middlesex, Tour match at Lord's 22-08-2014 02:52 PM

    Middlesex innings: Karn Sharma took three wickets to end the Middlesex chase, handing the Indians a 95-run victory. End of 36 overs: Middlesex lost two quick wickets inside the gap of 2 overs to struggle at 119 for 8. End of 28 overs: Offspinner R Ashwin struck to sent Simpson...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 21-08-2014 12:46 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura (c), Luke Jongwe, Prosper Utseya, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk),...
  • No ban on WAGs while Team India on tour: BCCI sources 21-08-2014 11:58 AM

    The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Thursday rubbished reports suggesting girlfriends and wives of players will no longer be allowed on tour and there will also be restrictions on the duration of the wives' stay, according to the CNN IBN sources. Earlier, there were reports that the...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI, St George's 20-08-2014 06:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh have beaten only Afghanistan and Nepal in their last 21 international matches, which makes hosts WI overwhelming favourites TOSS: West Indies opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk),...
  • Eager to find out what went wrong with Team India: Ravi Shastri 20-08-2014 06:02 PM

    The newly-appointed Team India Director, Ravi Shastri, is on a mission to find out what actually went wrong with a team that created history at Lord's but turned into pushovers in the last three Tests of the series against England. BCCI on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to India's support staff,...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 2nd ODI 19-08-2014 12:48 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to bowl. TEAM NEWS: Zimbabwe brought in Sikandar Raza for Vusi Sibanda, while Brian Vitori replaced Shingi Masakadza. South Africa unchanged. The Proteas cruised to a 93-run victory in the first match on Sunday, with Hashim...
  • Ravi Shastri appointed Team India Director for ODI series in England 19-08-2014 12:24 PM

    In a surprise move on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named former India captain Ravi Shastri as Director, Indian Team, for the five-match ODI series against England besides appointing Sanjay Bangar as assistant to chief coach Duncan Fletcher. While the appointment of Bangar, who came...
  • 2nd Test, SL v Pak: as it happened 18-08-2014 09:11 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four second-innings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the match and level the two-match series, Pakistan were precariously placed at 127...
  • India's shocking batting stats in last four innings: 63/6, 66/6, 44/6, 62/6 17-08-2014 09:21 PM

    Another batting disaster by the Indian batsmen once again illustrated the fact that the top order haven't learnt anything from their previous outings on the ongoing tour. The visitors have not crossed the 200-run mark in the previous four innings and surely have made a habit of losing five to...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 31 17-08-2014 09:03 PM

    England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with a huge innings and 244-run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th Test, Day 3 17-08-2014 02:15 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 1st ODI 17-08-2014 12:58 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl first. Zimbabwe have three debutants - Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva and John Nyumbu. While South Africa have left out Rilee Rossouw, Marchant de Lange and Shezi. Teams:...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 4 17-08-2014 09:42 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day-2 Round-up: Kumar Sangakkara scored a half-century and shared an unbroken 98-run third wicket stand with Mahela Jayawardene to give Sri Lanka a strong 165-run lead as the hosts reached reached 177 for 2 in their second innings at...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237run lead 16-08-2014 11:02 PM

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th Test, Day 2 16-08-2014 02:18 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: After a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford, Indian batting saw another collapse at The Oval. England pacers toppled the Indian batting with wickets at regular intervals and India were all out for mere 148 in the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3 16-08-2014 09:35 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a five-wicket haul but half-centuries from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the...
  • 5th Test: England in a commanding position after bowling out India for 148 15-08-2014 11:44 PM

    After a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford, Indian batting saw another collapse at The Oval. England pacers toppled the Indian batting with wickets at regular intervals and India were all out for a mere 148 in the first innings of the fifth and final Test on Friday. In reply, openers...
  • 5th Test: India's horror show with the bat continues in England 15-08-2014 09:58 PM

    After suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of England in Southampton and Old Trafford, India witnessed another batting collapse in the must-win fifth Test at The Oval on Friday. Although India's collapse was not quite as dramatic as when they slumped to eight for four in the last Test. England...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th Test, Day 1 15-08-2014 02:04 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Battered and bruised in the last two matches, it will be a test of character for India's under performing players as they go into the fifth and final Test against England here on Friday, hoping to restore their pride...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2 15-08-2014 08:44 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1: Pakistan seam bowlers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz shared seven wickets as Pakistan came back strong on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday, holding Sri Lanka to 261 for 8 at stumps. Khan returned...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 1 14-08-2014 09:36 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in Mahela Jayawardene's farewell Test. Teams: Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Chanaka...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test 12-08-2014 01:59 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1...
  • Sunil Gavaskar escapes car crash in England 12-08-2014 11:38 AM

    Former India captain and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar had a miraculous escape in a road accident while travelling from Manchester to London after the conclusion of the fourth Test on Sunday. The driver of his Jaguar car swerved to the right but failed to avoid a collision with another vehicle...
  • Injured Stuart Broad may play fifth Test with face mask 11-08-2014 02:16 PM

    England pacer Stuart Broad, who was hit on the nose by a bouncer from the Indian fast bowler Varun Aaron in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, hinted that he may play the fifth and final Test against India with a face mask. Broad, in the first over after lunch...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Oneoff Test, Day 3 11-08-2014 12:52 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar made half-centuries on Sunday as top-ranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club. Du Plessis was 69 not out and opener Elgar earlier...
  • Stuart Broad included in unchanged England squad for 5th Test 10-08-2014 05:58 PM

    England named an unchanged 13-man squad for the fifth Test starting on 15 August at the Oval in London. Stuart Broad has been included in the team despite suffering a fractured nose when batting at Old Trafford on Saturday. Broad was retired hurt after being struck on the nose by...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test, Day 2 10-08-2014 12:56 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Dale Steyn and Dane Piedt claimed four wickets apiece for South Africa, but Zimbabwe defied the odds as they batted out the first day of the one-off Test to reach stumps on 248 for 9. Top-ranked...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 5 10-08-2014 09:12 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 10th double century against reckless Pakistan as Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 533 for 9 for an overall lead of 82 runs on the fourth day of the first Test...