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  • Deciding the playing XI will be a big test for MS Dhoni 07-07-2014 10:34 AM

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to put in some serious thinking as to what will be his playing XI in the first Test of the five-match series. Will Dhoni go with five specialist batsmen and give Stuart Binny a Test debut at Trent Bridge? Indian players warmed up...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20 06-07-2014 11:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Teams: West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell New Zealand Playing XI:...
  • SL v SA, 1st ODI: as it happened 06-07-2014 09:58 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka will look to extend their red-hot winning streak onto home soil when they take on a new-look South Africa in the first of the three one-day internationals on Sunday. The hosts go into the series on the...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 05-07-2014 10:56 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Pre-match: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at...
  • MCC vs RoW: As it happened 05-07-2014 02:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warne-led Rest of the World XI in a 50-over one-day game to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Home of Cricket - Lord's. Exactly six months and 18...
  • Get stuck into Cook: Shastri tells India 02-07-2014 12:33 PM

    "If you have the leader under pressure, always go for him, You need to get stuck in." Ravi Shastri has minced no words in his advice to the Indian team in England, set to play their first five-Test series since 1959. England captain Alastair Cook hasn't scored a hundred in...
  • My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat: full statement of the NZ cricketer banned for life 01-07-2014 12:54 PM

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 14 counts of match-fixing. Here's the full text of Vincent's statement: My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I...
  • Lou Vincent admits to 'cheating', banned for life 01-07-2014 12:15 PM

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 18 counts of match-fixing. Vincent, who played for Lancashire and Sussex in England, has confessed of fixing games in county cricket's limited-overs...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 5 30-06-2014 06:26 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Kane Williamson hit a career-best 161 not out to guide New Zealand to a lead of 307 over West Indies at stumps on Sunday, but the tourists were stalled by heavy rain, which wiped out half...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 4 29-06-2014 06:46 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day-3 Round-up: Kane Wiliamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 123 for 3, a lead of 99, at stumps on the third day. Early strikes by the West Indies bowlers put the tourists under pressure in their second...
  • Rahul Dravid to join Indian team as consultant in England 29-06-2014 12:27 PM

    Batting legend and former India captain Rahul Dravid is set to join Team India in England as a consultant in a mentoring role ahead of the much-awaited five-Test series beginning July 9. Dravid's appointment came after team's coach Duncan Fletcher floated the idea. "It was the coach who approached us...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 28-06-2014 07:19 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an enterprising 68 to lead a positive West Indies batting display against New Zealand on Friday but persistent rain soon after lunch cut the hosts short on day two of the third...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 27-06-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn took 5 for 93 and pacer Kemar Roach added 4 for 61 as the West Indies bowled out New Zealand for 293 on the opening day of the third Test at Kensington...
  • N Srinivasan confirmed as International Cricket Council chairman 26-06-2014 11:05 AM

    Narayanaswami Srinivasan was confirmed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the 52-member full council approved amendments to the ICC's Memorandum and Articles of Association at the annual conference in Melbourne on Thursday. As was widely known before the conference, Srinivasan was elected the chairman despite being...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3 22-06-2014 03:31 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day three roundup: Sam Robson hit his maiden Test century before England lost three wickets for three runs on Saturday to finish the second day on 320 for 6 in their first innings with a 63-run lead over Sri...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2 21-06-2014 03:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Stuart Broad became the first England player to take two career Test hat tricks while Liam Plunkett finished with five wickets as Sri Lanka collapsed to 257 all out on the first day of the second...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 20-06-2014 06:46 PM

    (Scroll down for ball-by-ball commentary) Day 4 Round-up: The West Indies bowlers produced a spirited performance to put a series-levelling victory in sight against New Zealand after four days of the second Test. New Zealand, facing a first-innings deficit of 239, reached 257 for 8 in their second innings, leading...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 20-06-2014 03:14 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England will hope to go one wicket better when they face Sri Lanka in the second and final Test of their series. Alastair Cook's new-look side were denied victory in the first test at Lord's on Monday after Sri...
  • WI vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 4: as it happened 19-06-2014 07:08 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: New Zealand battled back strongly after conceding a first innings lead of 239 in the second Test against the West Indies on Wednesday, reaching 73 for 1 in their second innings at close on the third...
  • 3rd ODI: India eye clean sweep against Bangladesh 18-06-2014 07:35 PM

    After Stuart Binny's six for four took India to a 47-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the visitors will be eyeing a whitewash in the last match of the three-match series in Mirpur on Thursday. Bangladesh had a golden chance to level the series after India were bowled...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: as it happened 18-06-2014 07:22 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked a maiden century and left-hander Darren Bravo also notched three figures on Tuesday as the West Indies dominated day two of the second Test against New Zealand at the Queen's Park Oval....
  • Stuart Binny's 4.4over mayhem that sunk Bangladesh 17-06-2014 08:29 PM

    At 39/2 in 9 overs chasing 106 to win 41, Taskin Ahmed must have been rehearsing his speech for the presentation ceremony - after all he took 5/28 on debut to decimate world champions India. But the introduction of Stuart Binny changed it all. On Tuesday, Binny, playing just his...
  • WI v NZ 2nd Test, Day 2: as it happened 17-06-2014 07:00 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Left-handed opener Tom Latham hit a resolute 82 on Monday but pacer Jerome Taylor took 4 for 34 as the West Indies hit back to bowl out New Zealand for 221 on day one of the...
  • WI vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 1: as it happened 16-06-2014 07:00 PM

    Catch live action from the first day at Port of Spain Test as West Indies try to draw level in the series. (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies are likely to go with a three-pronged pace attack in the second Test as...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 5 16-06-2014 03:19 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten 104 for his first Test century as England fought back to finish the fourth day on 267 for 8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs. With one day left, the Sri Lankans...
  • SC denies urgent hearing on plea restraining Srinivasan from contesting for ICC chief post 16-06-2014 11:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a plea by Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) to stop the former BCCI president N Srinivasan from contesting for the ICC chief post. An apex court bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh described as "unfair" that...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 15-06-2014 04:08 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Kumar Sangakkara's first century at Lord's led Sri Lanka to 415 for 7 at stumps and within 160 of England's first innings. Sangakkara cruised to his 36th Test century, and helped Sri Lanka sail past the follow-on mark...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 14-06-2014 03:38 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Joe Root scored a career-best 200 not out and England immediately declared their first innings at 575 for 9 against Sri Lanka. But Sri Lanka replied strongly, with Kaushal Silva leading the visitors to 140 for 1 at...
  • Star Sports to telecast BangladeshIndia ODI series 14-06-2014 01:38 PM

    The three-match ODI series between India and Bangladesh will be covered live by the Star Sports. Former India opening batsman Aakash Chopra tweeted that Star Sports would be telecasting the Bangladesh vs India series. "India v Bangladesh ODI series will be on Star network. Commentary in both English and Hindi...
  • 1st Test, Eng vs SL Day 2: as it happened 13-06-2014 04:26 PM

    Pre-Match: Joe Root's second hundred in as many Lord's Tests was the cornerstone of England's recovery on the first day of their series opener with Sri Lanka on Thursday. Root's 102 not out helped take England to 344 for 5 at stumps on the first day of the first Test...