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  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 7th ODI 29-01-2015 08:07 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand. Teams: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 5th ODI 28-01-2015 04:27 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss, will bowl first South Africa Team HM Amla*, RR Rossouw, F du Plessis, Q de Kock, DA Miller, JP Duminy, F Behardien, WD Parnell, AM Phangiso, KJ Abbott, M de Lange West Indies...
  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia 26-01-2015 02:51 PM

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series 26-01-2015 07:27 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • Srinivasan ready to cut off ties with CSK for BCCI return: reports 25-01-2015 12:16 PM

    BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan has decided to give up on his Indian Premier League franchisee Chennai Super Kings following the Supreme Court's ban on BCCI office bearers having any commercial interests in the board's activities. According to reports on Sunday, Srinivasan has apparently told BCCI members that he would...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 4th ODI 25-01-2015 12:09 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies have won the toss and have opted to bat first. Teams: South Africa Rilee Rossouw, Morne van Wyk(w), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Morne Morkel,...
  • Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja fit for Sydney ODI 25-01-2015 11:26 AM

    After India's dismal show in the first two ODI's of the tri-series, some good news coming in from Australia as the Indian team management confirmed reports of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting fit and ready to play the next one-day in Sydney. According to BCCI official website, www.bcci.tv, Ishant...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 6th ODI 25-01-2015 07:53 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Laka in the sixth ODI of seven match series. New Zealand lead series 2-1. Teams: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor,...
  • 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...