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  • 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...
  • 1st Test, Day 1 Eng vs SL: as it happened 12-06-2014 03:49 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England will look to put the memory of their 5-0 Ashes drubbing in Australia behind them and prove there is Test life beyond Kevin Pietersen when they face Sri Lanka in the first of a two-match series at Lord's...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, Day 2 09-06-2014 08:31 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 240 for 2 against the West Indies at the close of Day 1. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 08-06-2014 08:12 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bat against West Indies at Kingston. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Trent Boult...
  • I played two years longer than I should have, admits Ricky Ponting 07-06-2014 09:12 AM

    Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has admitted he waited far too long to retire. During an interview with Sky Sports in the UK, Ponting said he should have stepped down from the Australian squad two years before his final Test match, against South Africa in 2012. Ponting made his...
  • Kings XI Punjab had faith in Sehwag's capabilities, says Bangar 04-06-2014 01:07 AM

    Though Virender Sehwag is going through a rough phase but Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar said the team had full confidence in the dashing opener's capabilities in the IPL 7. Riding on Sehwag's scintillating ton, Punjab cruised to a 24-run victory over Chennai Super Kings to enter the final...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI at Birmingham 03-06-2014 05:59 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) England face a decider in the best of five-matches one-day international series after the tourists held their nerve to claim a seven-run win at Lord's two days ago. Playing XI: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela...
  • As it happened: KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens 03-06-2014 11:48 AM

    16:45: The felicitation ceremony ends with the National Anthem. 16:40: Shah Rukh Khan says, "I don't think any other country, any other state support their team so much. Keep supporting us Kolkata. I am grateful for your support. Mamata Di, you have made us feel this is our home. Thank...
  • Big names who flopped in IPL 7 03-06-2014 10:11 AM

    The seventh edition of Indian Premier League has drawn to a close after six dramatic weeks, with the Kolkata Knight Riders claiming a thrilling victory over Kings XI Punjab in the final. There was much to enjoy in a competition that featured plenty of big hitting, quality spin and some...
  • Manish Pandey's 50ball 94 powers Kolkata to second IPL title 01-06-2014 11:30 PM

    Bangalore: Riding on Manish Pandey's brilliant 50-ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL title in three years with a 3-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in an exhilarating summit clash of IPL 7 here on Sunday. Pandey, who was the first Indian to score a century in IPL,...
  • Thunderstorm threat looms over PunjabKolkata IPL 7 final 01-06-2014 05:30 PM

    After 47 days of grueling and competitive cricket, the two teams left standing - Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab - will battle it out in the grand finale of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League to lay their hands on the coveted IPL Trophy and for the...
  • IPL 7 Final: Batting might of Punjab against Kolkata's sharp bowling 01-06-2014 01:08 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab have played three matches in the seventh edition of IPL and all of them have been one-sided affairs. But the final at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore can give all the cricket fans one heck of a match. Punjab are chasing the dream of...
  • Virender Sehwag can be the difference in IPL 7 final 01-06-2014 11:09 AM

    Big games are typically decided by big players. Virender Sehwag proved his worth as he powered Kings XI Punjab to their maiden IPL final after his scintillating knock against Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday. Sehwag scored the second century in the seventh edition of IPL when he...
  • KKR v KXIP: headtohead record in IPL 7 01-06-2014 10:03 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders are ahead in head-to-head statistics this season against Kings XI Punjab. Both teams have played two matches in the group stage and then the Qualifier 1. In the group stage, two sides had won one match each but in the Qualifier 1, Kolkata defeated Punjab to enter...
  • IPL 7 Final: Resurgent KKR in the way of KXIP's maiden title 01-06-2014 08:20 AM

    The season's most consistent team, Kings XI Punjab, would eye their maiden triumph against the ever-resilient Kolkata Knight Riders in the title clash of the seventh season of Indian Premier League on Sunday in what seems to be the perfect finale. After a few controversy-marred seasons, the focus has remained...
  • IPL 7 Final, Kolkata vs Punjab: Players to watch out for 31-05-2014 05:09 PM

    The focus has remained firmly on cricket in season seven of the Indian Premier League and in what seems to be the perfect finale, the season's most consistent team Kings XI Punjab would eye a maiden triumph against the ever-resilient Kolkata Knight Riders in the summit clash on Sunday. Kolkata...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI 31-05-2014 02:37 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss: England won the toss and have opted to bowl. England lead the series 2-1 in the five-match ODI series. While Sri Lanka registered one of their worst defeats in the third ODI at Old Trafford when they were...
  • IPL 7: Bowling gives Kolkata edge over Punjab in the final 31-05-2014 01:59 PM

    The seventh edition of IPL has got its two finalists in Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab and both teams deserve to be part of the summit clash on Sunday. Kolkata, after the UAE leg, never looked like making to the playoffs as they struggled to find the right...
  • Punjab skipper George Bailey thrilled to reach IPL7 final 31-05-2014 12:55 PM

    Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey said they were thrilled to make it to their first IPL final but also admitted that there were anxious moments when Chennai Super Kings' Suresh Raina was batting. Chasing a mammoth target of 227, Raina played a blinder and scored a 25-ball 87 that...
  • IPL 7: Virender Sehwag credits Punjab's success to Sanjay Bangar 31-05-2014 12:38 PM

    Mercurial Kings XI Punjab opener Virender Sehwag has credited coach Sanjay Bangar for his team's success in this year's IPL. Riding on Sehwag's 50-ball ton, Punjab stormed into their first IPL final with a 24-run victory over Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier on Friday. Sehwag also compared Bangar...
  • Virender Sehwag blitz powers Kings XI Punjab into IPL7 final 30-05-2014 11:44 PM

    Suresh Raina's 87 off 25 balls went in vain as Kings XI Punjab, riding on Virender Sehwag's scintillating ton, cruised to a 24-run victory over Chennai Super Kings to enter the IPL-7 final. Punjab will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the final which is scheduled to be played on Sunday....
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 2: Form guide of Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings 30-05-2014 01:11 PM

    Punjab are yet to make it to the final of an IPL season. They have been the most consistent and in-form team of the season, but their star batsman, Glenn Maxwell's poor form in the last few group matches has hurt the team's cause. On the other hand, Chennai have...
  • Team effort behind Kolkata Knight Riders' dramatic comeback in IPL 7 30-05-2014 10:48 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders' dream comeback in the Indian Premier League season seven is no less than reading a fairytale. From being one of the underdogs of the tournament to qualifying for their second final in three seasons, the Kolkata-based franchise has left millions of fans spellbound with their massive resolve....
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 2, Chennai vs Punjab: Players to watch out for 30-05-2014 08:38 AM

    Kings XI Punjab, who were undoubtedly the best team in the group stage of IPL 2014, were defeated comfortably by Kolkata Knight Riders by 28 runs in the first qualifier. Punjab will now take on Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier for a place in the finals. Mohit Sharma...