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  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4 27-07-2014 09:23 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Round-up: South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the...
  • Rohit Sharma may sneak into the playing XI at Southampton 26-07-2014 11:27 AM

    India's net sessions ahead of the third Test against England at Southampton have given indications that the visitors might go in with seven batsmen and four specialist bowlers, ESPNCricinfo has reported. Rohit's inclusion would mean that the slot of the bowling allrounder filled by Stuart Binny has to be vacated...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 3 26-07-2014 09:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 round-up: Hashim Amla led South Africa's recovery to 98 for 3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket Test on Friday. Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 on his...
  • BCCI unhappy with ICC's decision to fine Jadeja, reserves the right to appeal 25-07-2014 04:45 PM

    The BCCI has taken note of the ICC Match Referee's decision to find Ravindra Jadeja guilty of a Level 1 'Breach of Conduct' for his involvement in an incident on the second day of the Nottingham Test of the ongoing series between India and England. The BCCI issued a press...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 25-07-2014 10:45 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: The retiring Mahela Jayawardene showed what Sri Lanka would be missing as he smashed an unbeaten 140 on the first day of the series-deciding second Test. Sri Lanka were reeling at 16-2 but the stylish right-hander...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1 24-07-2014 09:37 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla(c), AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock(w), Jean-Paul Duminy, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir. Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • Lords of Lord's: The five heroes of India's historic win 22-07-2014 11:53 AM

    Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma played pivotal roles in India's historic triumph on Monday, which helped the visitors to their first Test win at Lord's since 1986 and only second overall in 82 years. If Rahane's century on day one laid the foundation, Ishant...
  • How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years 21-07-2014 10:25 PM

    Ajinkya Rahane's century gave a dream start to what turned out to be a historic Test for India, ended by a breathtaking display of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma that sucked life out of England. Here's how it all unfolded between July 17 and 21, 2014, at the Home of...
  • Twitter reactions on India's historic Lord's win 21-07-2014 08:04 PM

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne Monday said India "bullied and bounced" out England to earn their first win at Lord's since 1986. "Horrific hour for Eng. India bullied & bounced them out. Remember Eng won the toss on the greenest pitch ever & blew it, changes needed !!" tweeted...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28year Lord's jinx 21-07-2014 07:22 PM

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • India six wickets away from winning the Lord's Test 20-07-2014 10:53 PM

    The second Test is headed for a nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifth-day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 on Sunday. At stumps on the fourth day, Joe Root and...
  • 1st Test, SL v SA: as it happened 20-07-2014 09:27 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Sri Lanka left-hander Kumar Sangakkara led a steady charge towards a challenging 370-run target after South Africa declared on the fourth day of the first Test. The former captain was unbeaten on 58 with one six...
  • 2nd Test: India lead England by 145 runs on Day 3, match evenly poised 19-07-2014 10:45 PM

    England-India contest at Lord's still hangs in the balance after the end of day three, as India lost three wickets in quick succession in the last session but fought back through Murali Vijay's gutsy half-century to take their overall lead to 145, leaving the second Test interestingly poised. At stumps...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4 19-07-2014 09:34 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 round-up: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three of the first Test....
  • 2nd Test: Gary Ballance hundred cuts India's lead to 76 on Day 2 18-07-2014 10:46 PM

    Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total of 295. Ballance scored 110 and added 98 in a fifth-wicket stand with...
  • Sunil Narine bowls the first maiden Super Over of Twenty20 cricket 18-07-2014 04:07 PM

    West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has created history by becoming the first bowler in the history of T20 cricket to bowl a maiden Super Over - a feat he achieved in the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday. The game between Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors culminated in tied scores...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Lord's 18-07-2014 02:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 3 18-07-2014 09:24 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day 2 round-up: Jean-Paul Duminy came up with a timely century Thursday that helped South Africa declare their first innings at a formidable 455 for 9 on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The left-hander...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's 17-07-2014 10:59 PM

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st Test, Day 2 17-07-2014 02:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: England opted to bowl against India. Both teams unchanged from the first Test. Pre-match: Build-up to the Lord's Test is sure to fan the flames of aggression after the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja spilled over...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 17-07-2014 09:02 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day One Highlights: Opener Dean Elgar smashed a century before Sri Lanka pegged back South Africa with four key wickets late on the opening day of the first Test in Galle on Wednesday. The visitors were cruising at one...
  • England hit back by charging Jadeja with a Level 2 offence 16-07-2014 10:40 PM

    The ICC on Wednesday confirmed that England team manager Phil Neale has charged India's Ravindra Jadeja under Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for his alleged incident involving England pacer James Anderson on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. The alleged offence has been...
  • 2nd Test: England, India seek first win amid JadejaAnderson row 16-07-2014 05:24 PM

    Build-up to the Lord's Test is sure to fan the flames of aggression after the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja spilled over from the field to the match referee's room - turning into a round of allegations and counter-allegations between India and England on the eve of the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Afrrica, 1st Test, Day 1 16-07-2014 09:31 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and News: South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the first Test of the three-match Test series. This is South Africa's first Test since the retirement of their former skipper, Graeme...
  • 1st Test: India hold England to a draw after finalday jitters 13-07-2014 09:19 PM

    India overcame morning jitters on the final day of the first Test against England, holding onto a draw after a fighting half-century on debut by Stuart Binny thwarted England's last-ditch effort for a victory. Binny scored 78 in crucial partnerships of 65 and 91 with Ravindra Jadeja (31) and Bhuvneshwar...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely 12-07-2014 10:59 PM

    Joe Root and James Anderson's world-record partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middle-order batsman...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 12-07-2014 09:46 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: South have won the toss and opted to bat. Both teams have one change as Sri Lanka replace Nuwan Kulasekara with Rangana Herath, while South Africa bring in Wayne Parnell in place of Vernon Philander....
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 11-07-2014 02:45 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day-2 Round-up: Rearguard action from Indian tailenders Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami frustrated England on the second day of the Nottingham Test, at the end of which the visitors led the hosts by 414 runs. India slipped from a...
  • 1st Test: Rearguard action earns India 414run lead over England on Day 2 10-07-2014 10:12 PM

    Rearguard action from Indian tailenders Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami frustrated England on the second day of the Nottingham Test, at the end of which the visitors led the hosts by 414 runs. India slipped from a comfortable 344 for 5 to 346 for 9 when a collapse shortly after...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st Test, Day 2 10-07-2014 02:32 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day-1 Round-up: The Nottingham weather didn't threaten one bit and allowed an intriguing day of Test cricket in bright English sunshine on Wednesday, with India taking the opening day honours in the first Test - thanks to unbeaten 122...