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  • IPL Spot-Fixing: Supreme Court names 'actors involved in drama' 14-11-2014 02:43 PM

    In a dramatic turn of events in the IPL spot-fixing case on Friday, the Supreme Court, while hearing the case, inadvertently named two current players as mentioned in the final probe report submitted by Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee. The court was reading out the names of non-players mentioned in the...
  • IPL spot-fixing case: Supreme Court hearing on Mudgal committee report today 14-11-2014 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court hearing on the report by Justice Mudgal Committee, which is probing the Indian Premier League's (IPL) spot-fixing case, is scheduled to take place on Friday. The apex court had adjourned the hearing to November 14. The reason was the judges had not read the report....
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 3 14-11-2014 08:56 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Zimbabwe's top order came good to put up a strong reply to Bangladesh's huge first innings total of 503 on the second day. Opener Sikandar Raza remained unbeaten on 54 and Hamilton Masakadza was on 51...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 1st ODI 14-11-2014 08:31 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to field against Australia Playing XIs: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood South Africa: Hashim Amla,...
  • Records tumbled as Rohit Sharma rumbled 13-11-2014 06:42 PM

    Rohit Sharma went on to rewrite ODI history books at Eden Gardens on Thursday, where he played arguably the best innings in one-day cricket - hitting the highest score every in an ODI knock with his 264 off just 173 balls. En route becoming the first man to hit two...
  • Twitterview: Reactions to Rohit Sharma's historic double century 13-11-2014 05:59 PM

    Rohit Sharma registered his name in the history books on Thursday by becoming the first man ever to score two double centuries in ODI cricket, hammering the Sri Lankans for 264 runs in Kolkata to send records tumbling. Rohit's record feat came about in just 173 balls, including 33 fours...
  • Hitman Rohit Sharma scores historic ODI double century 13-11-2014 05:40 PM

    If ever there was a dream return from injury, Rohit Sharma lived it to the T at Eden Gardens on Tuesday - becoming the first man ever in the history of one-day internationals to hit two double centuries and going on to become the highest ODI scorer ever by forcing...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI 13-11-2014 12:29 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) As the India-Sri Lanka battle shifts to Eden Gardens, the hosts, having pocketed the series with a hat-trick of wins, would look to continue their dominance and climb up the ladder in the ICC rankings while giving the bench-warmers...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 5 13-11-2014 11:03 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan are two wickets away from a comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the first Test after the tourists slumped to 174 for 8 in their second innings. After their first-innings run feast of 566 for...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 2 13-11-2014 08:54 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes scored centuries in a record opening stand and led Bangladesh to a commanding 303 for 2 against Zimbabwe on Day 1. Kayes struck a career-best 130 while Iqbal made 109. Their...
  • Full Text: VVS Laxman delivers the MAK Pataudi Lecture 12-11-2014 11:22 PM

    Addressing the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi memorial lecture organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens, former India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman voiced his opinions on the core issues that affect Indian and Test cricket. Read the full transcript here: Good evening...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli to take over Test captaincy from MS Dhoni 12-11-2014 04:54 PM

    Former India skipper Rahul Dravid feels it will be a great opportunity for Virat Kohli to prove himself as a Test skipper in the first Test against Australia at Brisbane. Kohli has been named captain for the opening Test of the tour Down Under, starting December 4, in the absence...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 1 12-11-2014 08:39 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe at Chittagong Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Brian Chari, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor(capt), Craig Ervine, Elton Chigumbura, Regis Chakabva(wk), Tinashe Panyangara, Natsai Mushangwe, Richmond Mutumbami, Shingirai Masakadza Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes,...
  • Is it end of road for Sehwag, Gambhir and Zaheer? 11-11-2014 03:29 PM

    Continuing to overlook senior statesmen Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan for the Test tour of Australia, the Indian selectors seemed to have sent the final hint to the three men in the twilight of their cricket career. Sehwag, who last played a Test in March 2013, has been...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3 11-11-2014 10:58 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 while Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq struck unbeaten centuries before Pakistan declared their first innings on 566 for three wickets in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on...
  • Meet India's new would-be Test cricketers - KL Rahul and Karn Sharma 10-11-2014 05:02 PM

    KL Rahul and Karn Sharma's hard work and prayers have been answered. The Karnataka wicket-keeper batsman and the Uttar Pradesh legspinner will be on the flight to Australia later this month for India's four-Test tour. Rahul, who considers Dravid as his icon, is talked of highly by 'The Wall' himself,...
  • Rohit back, Dhawan rested for remaining two ODIs against Sri Lanka 10-11-2014 04:10 PM

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the team for the last two ODIs against Sri Lanka to be held in Kolkata (November 13) and Ranchi (November 16), giving in-form batsman Shikhar Dhawan and allrounder Ravindra Jadeja the much-needed rest, while dropping wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha...
  • KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Karn Sharma included in India's Test squad for Australia 10-11-2014 04:02 PM

    India captain MS Dhoni will miss the first Test on the tour of Australia due to injury while Karnataka's in-form young opener KL Rahul, talented Railways legspinner Karn Sharma and Madhya Pradesh wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha have made it to India's 19-member Test squad for the four-Test tour. Dhoni has...
  • SC adjourns hearing on Mukul Mudgal IPL spot-fixing report to November 14 10-11-2014 03:23 PM

    The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on Justice Mudgal Committee report on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing to November 14. The judges have not read the report yet. According to sources, N Srinivasan is ready to contest elections for the post of BCCI president. Srinivasan is ready with three...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2 10-11-2014 12:06 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Ahmed Shehzad hit a spirited unbeaten century and shared a record-breaking opening stand of 178 with Mohammad Hafeez to steer Pakistan to a commanding 269 for 1 at stumps on the first day of the first...
  • IPL Scandal: Will Mudgal committee report be an eyewash or eye opener? 10-11-2014 08:16 AM

    The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the IPL spot-fixing case on Monday after the Justice Mukul Mudgal-led committee probing the case submitted its final report on November 3, but will it be an eye opener or an eyewash? The sealed envelope in possession of the court could lay bare...
  • 3rd ODI: Dhawan, Umesh lead India's series-clinching win over Sri Lanka 09-11-2014 09:12 PM

    Sri Lanka once again kneeled in front of India's domination on Sunday, losing the third ODI by six wickets and with it the chance to stay alive in the series, which India now lead with a winning 3-0 margin. The ODI champions continued in the ruthless fashion promised by skipper...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd T20 09-11-2014 01:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Australia have won the toss and have opted to field against South Africa. T20 series is level at 1-1. Teams: South Africa (Playing XI): Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w), Rilee Rossouw, Jean-Paul Duminy(c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese,...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI 09-11-2014 12:43 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Umesh Yadav's 4 wickets restricted Sri Lanka to 242, Dhawan (91) and Kohli (53) struck played knocks to give India 3-0 lead in the 5-match series. Preview: Having taken a comfortable 2-0 lead, a confident India will look...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 09-11-2014 10:50 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat first against New Zealand in the first Test. Pakistan went in with the same eleven that defeated Australia last week. Meanwhile, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson were declared fit...
  • When Arjun punched his friend at school for blaming dad Sachin Tendulkar 08-11-2014 12:07 PM

    While the life of celebrities looks all rosy from outside, it really isn't true. One example of that is how their children cope with the pressure of being celebrity kids. And Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun, is no exception. When India failed to cross the group stage for an early exit...
  • Will Kumar Sangakkara break Sachin Tendulkar's world record? 07-11-2014 02:44 PM

    Sri Lanka's batting legend Kumar Sangakkara scored his 87th ODI half-century in the second match against India on Thursday, and is now only nine behind Sachin Tendulkar's world record of 96 ODI fifties. While scoring 61 in the game that the Lankans in the end lost by six wickets, Sangakkara...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd T20 07-11-2014 01:33 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Faulkner's 3/25 restricted South Africa to a paltry 101, skipper Finch led Australia's reply with 44* for an easy 7-wicket win to level series 1-1. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Cameron White, Aaron Finch (c), Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, Ben...
  • Life has come full circle for ton-up Ambati Rayudu 07-11-2014 09:50 AM

    Banned for participation in the rebellion T20 league, given amnesty years later, worked hard to earn India colours and now owner of an ODI century - life indeed came full circle for Ambati Rayudu on Thursday evening. Promoted to bat up the order at No. 3 by skipper Virat Kohli,...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 5 07-11-2014 08:56 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Shakib's match haul of 10 wickets plus a century helped Bangladesh thump Zimbabwe by 162 runs and win series 2-0. Day 4 Round-up: All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan followed his century with a five-wicket haul as Bangladesh pushed for victory...