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  • Watch: Pakistan roar back, Ireland on song; ICC World Cup, Day 21 highlights 08-03-2015 10:06 AM

    Pakistan made their most significant kill of the edition to upset South Africa, while Ireland continued their dream run by beating Zimbabwe. Watch highlights from Day 21 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy Final, Day 1 08-03-2015 09:01 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Come Sunday, two of India's domestic cricket power houses will clash in the five-day Ranji Trophy final in what promises to be an exciting match. Defending champions Karnataka will be battling it out against their southern rivals Tamil Nadu at the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 32, Pool A 08-03-2015 07:55 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If there's one Asian team not overawed by the Australia experience, it's Sri Lanka. They may trail 31-55 in the overall head-to-head numbers, but in matches against Australian on their turf in the new millennium, they have...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Afghanistan, World Cup, Match 31, Pool A 08-03-2015 02:23 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) New Zealand have won all four matches they have played so far but complacency is something one does not associate with this in-form Kiwi side. Kane Williamson took the side to victory against Australia after Mitchell Starc's 6 for 28 triggered...
  • Watch: Dhoni ensures India's 4th consecutive win, ICC World Cup, Day 20 highlights 07-03-2015 10:15 AM

    India made heavy weather of the paltry 183-run chase against West Indies until MS Dhoni came to their rescue to ensure the defending champions' entry into the quarter-finals. Watch hightlights from Day 20 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Ireland vs Zimbabwe, Match 30 07-03-2015 07:44 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Quick Preview: Ireland and Zimbabwe face each other in a Pool B clash at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday in a match that could have a key bearing on both sides' chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup....
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs South Africa, World Cup, Match 29, Pool B 07-03-2015 05:03 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Auckland: On the back of grey skies and a persistent drizzle, an unstoppable force breezed into Auckland ahead of the weekend. AB de Villiers, in red-hot form, has refused to be denied thus far in South Africa's campaign and...
  • ICC World Cup: A Dhoni special and India sail into the quarters 06-03-2015 09:50 PM

    He delivers when the team needs him the most. We saw it in the 2011 World Cup final and we saw it today. MS Dhoni may not have an ODI century out of the subcontinent but if his 30s and 40s can contribute to the team retaining the Cup, no...
  • World Cup 2015: Twitter lauds quarter-finalists India 06-03-2015 08:14 PM

    India rallied around swing bowler Mohammed Shami's three-wicket performance to beat the West Indies by four wickets and remain unbeaten and in first place in Pool B in the World Cup. Chasing West Indies' modest 182 all out, India scored 185 for six in 39.1 overs. The defending champions made...
  • 'Speed' Murugesh - Chennai auto driver to offer free rides if India win World Cup 06-03-2015 07:12 PM

    In a country of over 1.2 billion people, where every second person is a cricket expert, where a cricketer is worshiped like God, where an India vs Pakistan game can trigger wars, where a result could decide the menu of your kitchen, where cricket is not just a sport, but...
  • Watch: Bangladesh survive Scottish scare, ICC World Cup Highlights, Day 19 06-03-2015 11:30 AM

    Scotland put up a daunting 318 to chase for Bangladesh, who did it easy in the end to win by four wickets and 1.5 overs to spare. Watch highlights from Day 19 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Missed any of the excitement and drama of #BANvSCO? Catch up now...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 28 06-03-2015 10:10 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The build-up to India vs West Indies Pool B battle on Friday has been far from ideal. An unwanted fall out between Virat Kohli and an Indian journalist has shifted focus away from the battle on the field. Hopefully,...
  • World Cup: India vs West Indies - battles within the battle 05-03-2015 07:42 PM

    Two-time champions will meet two-time champions at the ICC World Cup on Friday - a status West Indies have had since 1979 but India have never played with those credentials against the once invisible Caribbean team. India, with a foot inside the quarter-finals after 3/3 wins, will be the more...
  • Watch: Pakistan back in top four, Australia hammer Afghanistan, ICC World Cup, Day 18 05-03-2015 12:59 PM

    Pakistan beat UAE to get their campaign back on track with second consecutive win while Australia score record 417 against Afghanistan. Watch highlights from Day 18 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Didn't get the chance to see the mayhem of #PAKvUAE or #AUSvAFG? Catch up now with #CWCDaily! https://t.co/4kv026xoGv-...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Bangladesh vs Scotland 05-03-2015 02:26 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand: Scotland have another chance to revive a Cricket World Cup campaign which has fallen below their own expectations when they play Bangladesh in a Pool A match at Nelson's Saxton Oval on Thursday. Bangladesh have one win to...
  • World Cup: Warner's six hits a small boy smack on the hand in WACA stands 04-03-2015 05:21 PM

    Batsmen are enjoying Happy Hours at ongoing ICC world Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and it was nothing different at the WACA on Thursday except an unfortunate incident where a kid got hit smack on his hand by a David Warner six. The Australian opener was in his elements...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Match 26 04-03-2015 11:04 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page)Quick Preview: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Pakistan vs UAE, Match No 25 04-03-2015 05:11 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Misbah-ul-Haq is facing so much fire at the moment, with Pakistan having won only one of the three matches they have played, and the two losses being heavy ones, he should borrow the line made famous by Kevin...
  • World Cup: Should India rest key players? Pick your India XI vs West Indies 03-03-2015 03:19 PM

    With three wins in the bag and a place in the quarter-finals assured, should India captain MS Dhoni test the bench strength to keep every member of the squad ready for tougher battles ahead? Pick your XI for the match against West Indies on Friday. But remember, you can submit...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Ireland, World Cup 2015 03-03-2015 07:47 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Ireland go into Tuesday's World Cup clash against South Africa in Canberra faced with a question that even fanciful Test nations have struggled to find an answer for. How does one tame the rampaging AB de Villiers...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya elected BCCI president for the second time 02-03-2015 11:15 AM

    Seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya has been elected as the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president, replacing Narayanaswami Srinivasan, in the board's annual general meeting in Chennai on Monday, more than a decade after he last held the top job. Apart from Dalmiya, the other new entrants...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya set to return as BCCI president 02-03-2015 10:11 AM

    Veteran cricket administrator and former ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya is all set to return as the Board for Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president, replacing N Srinivasan, in the board's annual general meeting on Monday, more than a decade after he last held the top job. The road for...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup 01-03-2015 10:44 AM

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Score: Semi-final, Day 5 01-03-2015 08:55 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Centuries from Swapnil Gugale (154) and Chirag Khurana (125) helped Maharashtra end at 394/5 on Day 4 to still trail Tamil Nadu by 155 runs in their Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Earlier,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 23 01-03-2015 08:05 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 22, Pool A 01-03-2015 02:30 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates 28-02-2015 06:50 PM

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who...
  • ICC World Cup: Twitter skips a beat, New Zealand beat Australia 28-02-2015 06:20 PM

    The pulse of Twitterati went up and down as the pendulum kept swinging in Auckland on Saturday, when the Cricket World Cup co-hosts played the most exciting match of the tournament in 15 days. New Zealand and Australia are two of the hot favourites to lift the trophy on March...
  • India jump to second in the list of most ODI wins 28-02-2015 05:57 PM

    The victory over UAE in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Saturday was India's 440th ODI win, pushing them up to the second spot in the list of teams with most ODI wins. The defending champions routed the UAE by nine wickets, which was India's third straight win as...
  • India roll over UAE to secure entry to World Cup quarter-finals 28-02-2015 04:24 PM

    The pacy WACA track turned out to be a spin nightmare for the UAE who received a nine-wicket hammering at the hand of defending champions India who secured their third consecutive win and entry into the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals. Understandably, MS Dhoni wanted to bat to avoid exactly...