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  • 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...
  • 4th Test: India crumble to a humiliating innings defeat at Old Trafford 09-08-2014 10:53 PM

    Team India produced yet another horrible batting performance as they were crushed to a humiliating loss in the fourth Test by the hands of England at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday. Moeen Ali picked four for 39 as India were humiliated by an innings and 54 runs in the...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 at Old Trafford 09-08-2014 02:01 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Only Test, Day 1 09-08-2014 01:15 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat. Dane Piedt makes Test debut for South Africa while Zimbabwe hand two debut caps by giving chance to Nyumbu and Tiripano. Teams: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro...
  • India to renew bilateral series with Pakistan in 2015: N Srinivasan 09-08-2014 10:41 AM

    India and Pakistan will end their cricketing stalemate as both countries will renew their rivalry with a bilateral Test series in December 2015 as per reports. It is highely unlikely of India travelling to Pakistan as in the recent years UAE have been hosting matches. In the ICC's Future Tours...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4 09-08-2014 09:34 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 round-up: Kumar Sangakkara rose to fourth place in the list of century-makers as he and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene plundered Pakistan's bowlers on the rain-hit third day of the first Test in Galle. The hosts, who began...
  • US Police drills holes into Jimmy Neesham's bat to check for drugs 08-08-2014 10:40 PM

    In a bizarre incident on Friday, New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham's bat was drilled into by the US Police to check for drugs while he was in transition to West Indies to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament. The 23-year-old Kiwi allrounder's bat was suspected by the...
  • 4th Test: England take 85run lead over India on rainmarred Day 2 08-08-2014 10:13 PM

    Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets in hand at stumps on day two. India struck thrice on the second morning...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 4th Test, Day 2 at Old Trafford 08-08-2014 02:04 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Stuart Broad's six-wicket haul led England's decimation of India, which saw the visitors bundled out for a paltry 152 and hand the hosts a big advantage on the opening day of the fourth Test at Manchester....
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 3 08-08-2014 09:23 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on...
  • 4th Test: India's surrender for 152 gives England control on day one 07-08-2014 11:40 PM

    Stuart Broad's six-wicket haul led England's decimation of India, which saw the visitors bundled out for a paltry 152 and hand the hosts a big advantage on the opening day of the fourth Test at Manchester. MS Dhoni's decision to bat despite overcast conditions, which delayed start by 30 minutes...