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  • 2nd ODI: Hurt India look to hit West Indies back at Kotla 11-10-2014 08:42 AM

    After an embarrassing defeat in the first ODI at Kochi, India will look to hit the West Indies back hard at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday to draw level in the five-match series. India looked complacent and surprised at Kochi, where the visitors put up a spirited all-round...
  • 2nd ODI, Pak vs Aus: as it happened 10-10-2014 03:51 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Team: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Misbah-ul-Haq(capt), Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Irfan Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven...
  • Rohit Sharma in a comfort zone as ODI opener 10-10-2014 12:28 PM

    An injured finger has kept Rohit Sharma from being available for ODI selection against the touring West Indians, but getting close to full fitness, the Mumbai batsman hopes to continue in the role of an opener in coloured jersey. Talking to DNA, Rohit said his finger is close to getting...
  • Ishant Sharma replaces injured Mohit for West Indies ODIs 10-10-2014 11:08 AM

    Pacer Ishant Sharma has been picked as a replacement for injured medium-pacer Mohit Sharma in India squad for the remainder of the one-day international series against West Indies. India lost the first ODI at Kochi by 124 runs and are trailing 0-1 in the five-match series. "Mohit Sharma has aggravated...
  • No threat to ODI series, trying to resolve West Indies pay dispute: BCCI 09-10-2014 05:01 PM

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday assured the West Indies team that it will speak to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to resolve the pay dispute that led to the Windies threatening a strike ahead of the ODI series against India. "I want to...
  • Stat Attack: Kohli's poor run and Jadeja's marathon delivery in ODIs 09-10-2014 12:57 PM

    India's 124-run defeat to West Indies came as a surprise to those who thought a 5-0 drubbing for the visitors was a given. Instead, it turned out to be a wake-up call for those day-dreamers while throwing the series wide open - at least until the fourth ODI now. Chasing...
  • Wake-up call for rusty India after big loss in series opener 08-10-2014 11:44 PM

    The five-match ODI series against West Indies before its start was considered as India's first step towards World Cup preparation, but the humiliating defeat of 124 runs in the Kochi opener is a wake-up call for the hosts. After putting West Indies in to bat, India did well till the...
  • 1st ODI: All-round Marlon Samuels takes West Indies to a thumping victory over India 08-10-2014 10:20 PM

    Kochi: Riding on Marlon Samuels all-round performance, West Indies thrashed India by 124 runs in the first one-dayer to lead the five-match series 1-0. Chasing 322, India were all out for 197 in 41 overs with Shikhar Dhawan being the top-scorer for the hosts with 68 runs, while Ravi Rampaul,...
  • Defiant West Indies agree to play in Kochi, but demands stay 08-10-2014 02:36 PM

    Clouds hanging over the first ODI between India and West Indies cleared hours before the series opener in Kochi on Wednesday after the visiting players agreed to play without backing down on their demands in the long-standing payment row with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The first signs of...
  • 1st ODI, India vs West Indies: as it happened 08-10-2014 01:07 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI 07-10-2014 03:00 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate...
  • Who is Kuldeep Yadav - the latest entry to Team India? 06-10-2014 11:17 AM

    Chinaman bowlers are a rarity in India, perhaps that's what fast-tracked the growth of Kuldeep Yadav who, despite no List A or First Class experience, finds himself in India's squad for the ODIs against West Indies. But Kuldeep didn't start as a spinner. He wanted to be a fast bowler...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, One-off Twenty20 in Dubai 05-10-2014 08:59 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone T20 international, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be...
  • Suresh Raina's Twenty20 consistency delivers another cup for CSK 04-10-2014 10:58 PM

    Suresh Raina on Saturday hit a blistering century pulverising Kolkata Knight Riders into submission as Chennai Super Kings got a sweet revenge clinching the Champions League T20 in style with an eighth-wicket victory. It was a Raina masterclass as he gave the Kolkata bowlers no room for error in his...
  • Suresh Raina's ton seals CSK's second CLT20 title 04-10-2014 10:09 PM

    Suresh Raina's unbeaten 109 off 62 balls powered Chennai Super Kings to their second Champions League T20 (CLT20) on Saturday as they thumped the Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the final at Bangalore. Chennai chased down 181-run target with nine balls to spare. Chasing...
  • As it happened: CSK vs KKR, CLT20 Final 04-10-2014 06:45 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Chennai Super Kings opted to field against Kolkata Knight Riders. The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack...
  • West Indies pull Sunil Narine out of India tour 04-10-2014 11:42 AM

    After being suspended from bowling in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) over suspect action, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has withdrawn ace spinner Sunil Narine from the entire tour of India, ESPNCricinfo reported on Saturday. In a press release on the decision, the WICB confirmed Narine's withdrawal to give...
  • As it happened: KXIP vs CSK, CLT20 2nd semi-final 02-10-2014 07:25 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to bowl. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while Super Kings had to depend on other teams' showing top make the last...
  • Rajasthan XI allowed to feature in BCCI's domestic tournaments 01-10-2014 08:44 PM

    A big relief came for Rajasthan players as the High Court of the state allowed them to play in domestic competitions held by BCCI this year. According to the order, the Rajasthan High Court asked the BCCI to appoint selection committees to pick teams for the domestic tournaments of 2014-15...
  • Former Bangladesh skipper Ashraful's ban reduced to five years 29-09-2014 10:55 PM

    The chairman of Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) disciplinary panel on Monday reduced the eight-year ban on former skipper Mohammad Ashraful for involvement in 'fixing' to five years, with two years suspended, following his appeal in July to Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid who chairs the disciplinary panel. Ashraful is serving a...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Dolphins, CLT20 Match 18 29-09-2014 07:34 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Beleaguered Dolphins will play for pride when they take on a mighty Kolkata Knight Riders in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Monday. Dolphins are already out of the semifinal race having...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Cape Cobras, CLT20 Match 17 28-09-2014 07:18 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Champions League on Sunday. Failing to...
  • As it happened: Hobart Hurricanes vs Barbados Tridents, CLT20 Match 16 28-09-2014 03:02 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Hobart Hurricanes will start as favourites when they take on the winless Barbados Tridents in a Group B encounter of the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. With two wins from three games, the Aussies come into this match after...
  • As it happened: CSK vs Perth scorchers, CLT20, Match 15 27-09-2014 07:14 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Left disappointed after their Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 against Lahore Lions was washed out without a single ball being bowled, Chennai Super Kings would be looking to shut out Perth Scorchers to book their last-four...
  • BCCI retains Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher until 2015 World Cup 26-09-2014 05:23 PM

    The BCCI Working Committee on Friday retained Team Director Ravi Shastri and the coaching staff headed by Duncan Fletcher until the ICC World Cup early next year in Australia and New Zealand. Shastri, Fletcher and the support staff of Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and MV Sridhar will now draw plan...
  • As it happened: CSK vs Lahore Lions 25-09-2014 06:57 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Riding high on a comfortable win over Dolphins in their last encounter, Chennai Super Kings will look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns with Lahore Lions. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would like to see the in-form...
  • As it happened: Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights 23-09-2014 06:53 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand's Northern Knights will look to continue their winning momentum when they face an upbeat Hobart Hurricanes from Australia. It will also be a battle between Northern's Kane Williamson, whose copybook skills will be pitted against unorthodox pyrotechnics...
  • CLT20, CSK vs Dolphins: as it happened 22-09-2014 07:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match. Chennai had lost their opening encounter...
  • CLT20, KKR vs LL: as it happened 21-09-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first. Buoyed by a spectacular win over Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on spirited qualifiers Lahore Lions in their second game....
  • CLT20, Cobras vs Hurricanes: as it happened 21-09-2014 03:15 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After losing their star allrounder Jean-Paul Duminy, an injury-hit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Sunday. Both the teams have lost their first games in...