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  • Rift between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli is trash talk: Ravi Shastri 02-01-2015 11:52 AM

    All is well between India's incoming and outgoing Test captains, and talk of a rift between Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni is nothing but just trash, said India's Team Director Ravi Shastri in an interview to ESPNCricinfo. "You guys have no idea of the respect Dhoni commands, not just...
  • MS Dhoni recommends Michael Hussey to be India's new coach: report 02-01-2015 09:47 AM

    Having ended his Test career with a jaw-dropping, mid-series announcement, Mahendra Singh Dhoni took most by surprise. But while he waived at India's Test dressing room bidding it a goodbye, Dhoni wants it to remain in the best shape and in best hands. According to a report in the Hindustan...
  • Did MS Dhoni not want to play Test cricket under Kohli? 31-12-2014 01:04 PM

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has taken the world by surprise with his shocking decision to quit Test cricket. Dhoni's retirement from the longer format on Tuesday soon after the drawn third Test in Melbourne, not only jolted the country's media and former players but also raised several questions about...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 4 31-12-2014 08:44 AM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Gujarat were on the brink of a defeat against Delhi thanks to left-arm spinner Varun Sood's exploits in both the innings of their Ranji Trophy match, while S Badrinath cracked 152 to help Vidarbha set a 405-run target for Rajasthan....
  • Who said what on MS Dhoni's Test retirement 30-12-2014 10:44 PM

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his Test retirement with immediate effect on Tuesday. Dhoni decided to call time on his Test career in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Following are the reactions: Sachin Tendulkar: "well done on a wonderful career in test cricket @msdhoni. Always enjoyed...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from Tests in the middle of Australia series, shocks world cricket 30-12-2014 09:25 PM

    After India lost the Border-Gavaskar series to Australia on Tuesday, with one more Test to go, India's most successful Test captain decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect. Dhoni, under whom India had become the world's number 1 Test side, wants to concentrate on the shorter...
  • MS Dhoni retires: Profile of India's most successful Test captain 30-12-2014 04:54 PM

    Regarded as one of India's greatest captain, MS Dhoni has been a revelation in the game of cricket. With his unorthodox style of batting, Dhoni was not considered an ideal batsmen for Test cricket, but he has proved everyone wrong as India won the top prize in all formats of...
  • MS Dhoni should now target 2015 World Cup, says Sachin Tendulkar 30-12-2014 03:46 PM

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Dhoni, under whom India had become the world's number 1 Test side, wants to concentrate on the shorter format of the...
  • Twitter goes berserk as MS Dhoni announces retirement 30-12-2014 03:06 PM

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Here is a list of people who took to Twitter to react to this shocking piece of news. ...
  • MS Dhoni retires: Famous quotes on greatest Indian skipper 30-12-2014 02:53 PM

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of India's best captains, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Dhoni, under whom India had become the world's no 1 Test side wanted to concentrate on the shorter format of the...
  • MS Dhoni retires from Test cricket, to play ODIs and T20s; Virat Kohli named Test captain 30-12-2014 02:29 PM

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Dhoni, under whom India had become the world's number 1 Test side, wants to concentrate on the shorter format of the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 5 30-12-2014 01:24 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 4: A spectacular collapse has raised the prospect of a nervous finale for a brittle West Indies after they finished on 275 for nine on day four of the second Test against South Africa on Monday. Kraigg Brathwaite...
  • 3rd Test: India salvage draw from precarious position, Australia win series 30-12-2014 01:06 PM

    Team India held their nerves to salvage a draw on the final day of the third Test against Australia on Tuesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After being set a target of 384 runs to win, India lost wickets at regular intervals before MS Dhoni and R Ashwin managed to...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 3 30-12-2014 10:57 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Mandeep Singh (235), Yuvraj Singh (182) and Gurkeerat Singh (101) powered Punjab to 659 for seven declared during their Ranji Trophy match against Saurashtra in Rajkot while centuries from Virender Sehwag (105) and Unmukt Chand helped Delhi reach 425...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test 30-12-2014 04:18 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round up: Shaun Marsh's fifty helped Australia stretch their lead to 326 runs against India at stumps on day four of the third Test in Melboure. Marsh (62*) and Ryan Harris (8*) remained unbeaten for hosts with the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 4 29-12-2014 01:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: West Indies reached 144 for two in reply to South Africa's 417 for eight declared. The West Indies took four wickets before lunch, including the prize scalps of Amla and AB de Villiers, who were dismissed...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 2 29-12-2014 10:56 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 round-up: Mandeep Singh struck his maiden century of this Ranji Trophy season while Yuvraj Singh was nearing his third successive ton as Punjab reached 327 for three. Odisha won a good toss as their seam trio of...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 29-12-2014 04:47 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 round-up: Two late wickets by Trent Boult put New Zealand back in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka Sunday after a maiden Test century by Dimuth Karunaratne had briefly given the tourists a glimmer of...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 4 29-12-2014 04:30 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test. Kohli was out...
  • 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane cast a spell over Aussies as match hangs in balance 28-12-2014 01:22 PM

    Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test on Sunday in Melbourne. Kohli was out in the last over of the day when Brad...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 28-12-2014 01:08 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies. Only half an hour's play was possible...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 1 28-12-2014 08:41 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With two convincing outright victories under their belt, a supremely confident Delhi led by their mercurial skipper Gautam Gambhir will take on the gutsy Gujarat in their bid to complete a hat-trick of outright victories in the Ranji Trophy...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 28-12-2014 04:58 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Report: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 3 28-12-2014 04:34 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2 27-12-2014 01:19 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round up: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished the West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being...
  • Steven Smith ton helps Australia take grip of 3rd Test 27-12-2014 12:39 PM

    Melbourne: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*) in the middle. India still trail Australia by 422 runs. Vijay's fifty...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 27-12-2014 05:09 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 27-12-2014 04:46 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Report: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus...
  • Stat Attack: Dhoni becomes 1st Indian wicketkeeper to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests 26-12-2014 08:23 PM

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather on his hat on Friday as he became the only Indian glovesman to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests. Dhoni took his tally to 65 dismissals (51 catches and 14 stumpings) in 19 matches against Australia. England's Alan Knott is...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 1 26-12-2014 01:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies face a daunting task when they take on South Africa in the second Test at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park. The tourists were outplayed in the first Test at Centurion, where they were beaten by an...