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  • Team India's pride at stake against Australia in Boxing Day Test 24-12-2014 08:21 AM

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on the Australian soil this week. The defeat in the first two Tests in...
  • Bhuvneshwar likely to return for Boxing Day Test against Australia 23-12-2014 04:27 PM

    Melbourne: India have got a major boost ahead of the third Test as Bhuvneshwar Kumar in all likelihood will feature in India's Test XI at the MCG. Bhuvneshwar, who was nursing a left ankle injury that forced his exclusion from the first two Tests, on Tuesday was seen batting without...
  • MS Dhoni completes 10 years in international cricket 23-12-2014 03:58 PM

    Bangalore: India captain MS Dhoni on Tuesday completed 10 years in international cricket. At the age of 23, he made his international debut on December 23, 2004 against Bangladesh in Chittagong in one day international match. The 33-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman had a forgettable international debut a decade ago when he was...
  • Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan clash led to 'unrest' at Gabba: reports 23-12-2014 10:19 AM

    Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli has allegedly lashed out at opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan for his unwillingness to come out to bat on Day 4 of the Gabba Test. Dhawan, unbeaten overnight, expressed inability because of a knock he took on his right wrist while practicing on an uneven pitch. Kohli,...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 3 23-12-2014 08:47 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Medium pacer Shardul Thakur took six wickets to help Mumbai bowl out Uttar Pradesh for 206 in their first innings on the second day of the Ranji Trophy match at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur on Monday while...
  • Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja for remainder of Australia Test series 22-12-2014 03:20 PM

    Axar Patel will join the Indian team in Australia for the remainder of the Test Series as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja, who has a shoulder injury and will be returning to India to undergo a rehabilitation program. Having made his ODI debut early this year, Axar has been in...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 2 22-12-2014 09:00 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) All-rounder Parvez Rasool struck an unbeaten half-century as Jammu and Kashmir put up a decent batting performance to reach 266 for six in their first innings of the Ranji Trophy Group A match against Baroda on Sunday. In another...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 1 21-12-2014 09:04 AM

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: A resilient Railways will have to dig deep to stop the onslaught of defending champions Karnataka in their home tie beginning at the Karnail Singh Stadium. Karnataka have continued their imperious form of last season with comprehensive victories...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 8 Test ducks the most by an Indian skipper 20-12-2014 02:58 PM

    India's most successful captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, bagged an unwelcome record on Saturday when his eighth Test duck made him the Indian skipper with most scores of zeroes to his name. Debutant Australia pacer trapped Dhoni LBW for a naught during India's four-wicket defeat inside four days at Brisbane, which...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4 20-12-2014 02:12 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets 20-12-2014 11:57 AM

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill...
  • India blame Gabba practice pitches for Shikhar Dhawan injury 20-12-2014 07:16 AM

    India on Saturday blamed the Australian pitches for the injuries sustained by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli just before play started on Day 4 of the second Test match at Gabba. India suffered a major jolt in the morning on Day 4 when Virat Kohli came to bat in place...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 20-12-2014 04:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI 19-12-2014 04:01 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up an intriguing finale to the tour after the preceding three-match Test and two-Twenty20 series were shared 1-1. Playing XIs: Pakistan:...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 19-12-2014 01:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five at SuperSport Park. Amla declared half an...
  • 2nd Test: Australia's 505 puts India on back foot on Day 3 19-12-2014 01:09 PM

    Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede a crucial 97-run lead. At stumps, India were 71 for 1, still 26...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 19-12-2014 04:23 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 18-12-2014 01:32 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 18-12-2014 12:43 PM

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 18-12-2014 04:31 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours by reaching 311 for...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI in Abu Dhabi 17-12-2014 04:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Dean Brownlie, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan:...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 17-12-2014 02:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: West Indies opted to field against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers, Stiaan van Zyl, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel,...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton 17-12-2014 01:12 PM

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 2, Day 4 17-12-2014 09:12 AM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: After humbling big boys Mumbai in their opening encounter, Jammu and Kashmir failed to weave their magic once again as they lost to Tamil Nadu by 277 runs on the third day. Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 17-12-2014 04:41 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the Adelaide defeat after they lost the match in the final session on Day 5. Steven Smith will make his Test captaincy debut in place...
  • 2nd Test: MS Dhoni returns as India plot Gabba heist 16-12-2014 05:22 PM

    It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the painful Adelaide thoughts, but international sport is as much about getting back on your feet as it is about maintaining a stranglehold. A defeat in the final session of a Test is always painful and...
  • BCCI rules aren't sacrosanct, exit of a team won't collapse projects: SC 16-12-2014 04:05 PM

    Tightening the noose around the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court said on Tuesday that rules of the BCCI are not sacrosanct and cricket projects in the country won't collapse with the exit of a team in the IPL spot-fixing case. Clamping down on the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 3 16-12-2014 08:50 AM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) On a day dominated by bowlers, the Devendra Bundela-led Madhya Pradesh put Uttar Pradesh on the backfoot. Responding to MP's first-innings score of 296 in the four-day encounter at Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led UP were also in trouble after...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 2 15-12-2014 09:04 AM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Uttar Pradesh medium-pacers continuously came back to check Madhya Pradesh on the opening day of the Group A Ranji Trophy match on Sunday. Left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv scalped four batsmen as Vidarbha bundled out Punjab for 195...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI in Sharjah 14-12-2014 04:19 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan opted to bat against New Zealand in Sharjah Playing XIs: New Zealand: Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan:...