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  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group B wrap: Sensational Wakhare helps Vidarbha thrash Gujarat 24-01-2015 08:25 PM

    Off-spinner Akshay Wakhare bagged a career-best seven wickets 7 for 70 to run through Gujarat batting line-up in a sensational bowling display and set up Vidarbha's 120-run victory in their Ranji Trophy Group B match on Saturday. Gujarat were dismissed for just 175 in 70 overs in their second innings...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 7, Day 4 24-01-2015 09:33 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup:Rajasthan romped past Odisha by 10 wickets to win with a bonus point on Day 3 on Friday. Odisha, starting the day at 144 for nine, failed to add to their first innings total before being bowled...
  • Focus on Shikhar Dhawan ahead of Australia test 23-01-2015 01:23 PM

    Out-of-form opener Shikhar Dawan worked overtime at India nets under the watchful eyes of coach Duncan Fletcher ahead of India's Carlton Mid Tri-series match against Australia on Jan 26. Dhawan, with twin failures of 2 and 1, was under the spotlight in an optional practice session on Friday at the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 7, Day 3 23-01-2015 09:08 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Baroda, after making 335 in their first innings, had defending champions Karnataka on the ropes reducing the hosts to 233 for six in reply at stumps on the second day of the Group A Ranji Trophy...
  • Full text: Supreme Court order on Srinivasan, CSK, RR, Raman, Meiyappan 23-01-2015 08:29 AM

    In a setback to N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday barred him from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest and set up a judges committee under a former Chief Justice of India to decide on the punishment in the IPL scam that can threaten the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Match 4, Tri-Series 23-01-2015 07:53 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side on Friday....
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI 23-01-2015 07:17 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: New Zealand are leading the series 2-1 with one game being abandoned. With three more games to go, a win on Friday would ensure that they won't lose the series. Sri Lanka, on the other hand would...
  • Landmark IPL Verdict: Who said what 22-01-2015 04:49 PM

    In a major setback to sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday said he cannot contest elections for the cricket board's governing body presidency as long as he is involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. The apex...
  • IPL Verdict: Srinivasan jolted, Twitter reacted 22-01-2015 04:25 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday brought the hammer down on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, ruling Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra guilty of betting on IPL matches but sparing N Srinivasan on allegations of cover-up but not on the issue of conflict of interest. The apex court read out...
  • IPL spot-fixing timeline: From a shameful episode to a landmark judgement 22-01-2015 04:24 PM

    The Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the IPL spot-fixing case on Thursday, more than two years after Indian cricket's most embarrassing episode broke out in May 2013 during IPL6. The landmark judgement saw the apex court banning any BCCI official, including N Srinivasan, with commercial interests while finding team...
  • N Srinivasan has to choose between CSK and BCCI, says Supreme Court 22-01-2015 03:48 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday disallowed Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) chief-in-exile N Srinivasan from contesting elections to the cricket board. In a 130-page verdict on Thursday, the apex court said that Srinivasan as the BCCI chief and owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise had created...
  • IPL verdict: SC says high probability Srinivasan involved in corruption; Meiyappan, Kundra guilty 22-01-2015 02:25 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday brought the hammer down on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, ruling Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra guilty of betting on IPL matches but sparing N Srinivasan on allegations of cover-up but not on the issue of conflict of interest. The apex court read out...
  • Ranji Trophy Live Scores: Round 7, Day 2 22-01-2015 08:28 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Roundup: A fighting century by Deepak Hooda (142) lifted Baroda to 320 for eight against champions Karnataka, while left-arm spinner Rahil Shah (seven for 34) helped Tamil Nadu dismiss Mumbai for 141 in the Ranji Trophy league...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today 21-01-2015 07:24 PM

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. N.Srinivasan will be well placed on Thursday to know what the future holds in store for him as the former BCCI President is...
  • Dhoni wants India to do a Gilchrist 21-01-2015 01:45 PM

    After eight matches since November 24 on their tour of Australia, India are still searching for their first win. With World Cup just 24 days away, it doesn't augur well for Team India. And Dhoni knows that. His suggestion: "Do a Gilchrist". India's consecutive defeats in their first two matches...
  • Sean Abbott will be in IPL auction this year: reports 21-01-2015 10:58 AM

    New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott has registered for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Abbott has been in solid form with the ball for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, picking up six wickets at an average of 33.17 this season, and has another chance to...
  • Ranji Trophy, Round 7, Day 1: Rahil bowls Mumbai out to put Tamil Nadu on top 21-01-2015 08:48 AM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) A rampant Karnataka, strengthened by the return of Test batsman Lokesh Rahul, take on Baroda, in the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy on Wednesday. Uttar Pradesh host Bengal in a Ranji Trophy battle of struggling cricket teams beginning at...
  • Tri-Series: England down experimental India in a one-sided game 20-01-2015 02:30 PM

    India's experiments backfired in a big way against England on Tuesday, resulting in a one-sided nine-wicket defeat at Brisbane in Game 3 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series. MS Dhoni's uncharacteristic decision to bat after winning the toss was exploited to the hilt by Steven Finn and James Anderson on a...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 3 20-01-2015 07:38 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The match the Gabba will be important for both the teams to get back to winning ways and get things rolling in the points table with Australia sitting pretty at the top. England have more on the plate than...
  • As it happened: 4th ODI, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 20-01-2015 07:13 AM

    (For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page) Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in the the 4th ODI as Kyle Mills returned to the New Zealand squad after coming through his comeback match for Auckland from a groin injury with flying colours....
  • Kane Williamson ruled out as NZ-SL gear up for fourth ODI 19-01-2015 06:32 PM

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Nelson on Tuesday. Williamson suffered a shoulder injury in the second Test win over Sri Lanka a fortnight ago and has not played a part in any of the first three one-day...
  • Bowlers, Dhawan under the scanner as India battle England 19-01-2015 04:33 PM

    India, with all the trash talk that is going around about their bowling, did reasonably well at the fag end of the match, taking it to the second last over when the match should have been over well before that, considering the start they got. But given our track record...
  • How AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ODI hundred: a blow-by-blow account 18-01-2015 06:43 PM

    A week ago Adam Gilchrist said AB de Villiers is the most valuable players right now in World Cricket. De Villiers, it seems took it too seriously, and decided to put that on paper against a hapless bunch of West Indies bowlers in the second ODI of the series, smashing...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish 18-01-2015 04:49 PM

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at The Wanderers 18-01-2015 01:08 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to field. West Indies playing XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn South Africa...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd match, Tri-Series 18-01-2015 07:52 AM

    (For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Playing XIs: India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Aninkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav. Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (c), Glenn...
  • What are Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar up to? 17-01-2015 04:53 PM

    There was never any love lost between Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Australian spin wizard Shane Warne through more than a decade of international rivalry. Whenever they took the field, people waited with bated breath to watch a battle between the best batsman in the world and the best...
  • After taming England, Starc ready to hurt India in tri-series 17-01-2015 01:41 PM

    Australia pacer Mitchell Starc promises to stay fired-up against India in the Carlton Mid Tri-Series ODI on Sunday after the hosts inflicted a 2-0 Test series defeat on the visitors. Starc was instrumental in getting Australia off to a winning start in the tournament against England on Friday with a...
  • Stuart Binny is the best seam allrounder in India: MS Dhoni 17-01-2015 01:08 PM

    Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has thrown his weight behind allrounder Stuart Binny's selection in India's World Cup squad. "Irrespective of all the debate, the best seam allrounder in India has been picked," Dhoni said ahead of India's Carlton Mid ODI Tri-series opener against Australia on Sunday. Binny's inclusion, ahead of...
  • I will be out there to take on India: David Warner 17-01-2015 12:33 PM

    Concerns over David Warner's participation in the tri-series ODI against on India were allayed by the Australia opener himself as he said that his right hamstring is only "a little bit sore" and he will "get out there on Sunday." Warner scored a match-winning 127 off 115 balls in Australia's...