1ST ODI

  • Parnell out for South Africa but De Villiers backs depth October 20, 2014

    Allrounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Parnell is the only major injury concern for the Proteas, who are likely to select Vernon...
  • Wake-up call for rusty India after big loss in series opener October 8, 2014

    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 middle...
  • 1st ODI, India vs West Indies: as it happened October 8, 2014

    (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 the...
  • India-West Indies series in doubt: reports October 8, 2014

    Huge dispute between West Indies players and WICB over player contracts has erupted on the eve of the first ODI against India, which is scheduled to be held in Kochi later today. West Indies players claim their fees have been slashed by 75% by their board and that can lead...
  • West Indies threaten to boycott India ODI series opener October 8, 2014

    A strike could hit West Indies' tour opener against India on Wednesday due to a row between leading West Indies players and their own union. The match in Kochi, where the teams are already assembled, is the first of five one-day internationals to be followed by three Test matches and a...
  • 1st ODI: India, West Indies begin series amid ISL buzz October 8, 2014

    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 the talking points for India and West Indies over the next...
  • 1st ODI: Steven Smith ton helps Australia thrash Pakistan by 93 runs October 8, 2014

    Steven Smith scored a maiden one day hundred while paceman Mitchell Johnson took three wickets to help Australia beat Pakistan by 93 runs in the first day-night international on Tuesday. Smith, who had never scored a half-century in one-day games before, managed a sedate 118-ball 101 to guide Australia to a...
  • Pakistan, Australia focus on spin for ODI series October 6, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah on Tuesday, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the missing Ajmal, who has single-handedly won them...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first onedayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50over format after being boosted by fresh...
  • India seek fresh start with fresh faces in ODIs August 24, 2014

    Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a fivematch ODI cricket series starting here on Monday. On one hand, the Indians will be distracted by the 13 series loss in the Test...
  • 1st ODI: Pollard, Ramdin star as West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets August 21, 2014

    Allrounder Kieron Pollard hit 89 and Denesh Ramdin chipped in with 74 as the West Indies overcame a disastrous start to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in their opening oneday international at the National Stadium on Wednesday. With five fours and six sixes off 70 balls, Pollard added a critical 145...
  • 1st ODI: Amla hundred sets up big South Africa win over Sri Lanka July 6, 2014

    Colombo: Hashim Amla's 13th century in oneday international and a 151run stand with captain AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing 75run win in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Amla scored 109 including eight boundaries to take the Proteas to 304 for 5 in 50 overs...
  • As it happened: India vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI June 15, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: While the whole world is in the grip of football World Cup fever, India arranged a lastminute ODI series in Bangladesh before the testing tour of England, but the threematch rubber starting Sunday isn't trivial, for it provides the...
  • Chris Jordan stars as England defeat Sri Lanka by 81 runs (D/L method) May 23, 2014

    Chris Jordan starred with both bat and ball as England set off on the road to next year's World Cup with a an 81run win over Sri Lanka in a rainmarred oneday international at The Oval on Thursday. The Sussex allrounder's belligerent 38 not out off just 13 balls propelled England...
  • England to face West Indies as the team prepares for life without Pietersen February 27, 2014

    London: England will play their first major match since the controversial decision to call time on Kevin Pietersen's international career when they face West Indies in the first of three one-day internationals in Antigua on Friday. English cricket is still coming to terms with the decision to dispense with the services...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka fight back to beat Bangladesh by 13 runs February 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Captain Angelo Mathews led from the front, claiming 3 for 21, while Thisara Perera hit a careerbest 80 not out to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 13 runs in the first oneday international at ShereBangla National Stadium on Monday. Bangladesh were bowled out for 167 in response to Sri...
  • 1st ODI: Virat Kohli's ton in vain as India lose to NZ by 24 runs January 19, 2014

    Napier: Mitchell McClenaghan (4 for 68) starred with the ball with Corey Anderson clicking with both bat and ball as New Zealand defeated India by 24 runs here on Sunday to go 10 up in the fivematch ODI series. Chasing 293 to win, Virat Kohli (123) scored his 18th oneday century...
  • Brendon McCullum promises hostile bowling against India January 18, 2014

    Napier: India will have to contend with some hostile and aggressive fast bowling in the first onedayer, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum warned on Saturday. The hosts have an impressive attack, consisting of five fast bowlers Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne and James Neesham. "We are leaning towards...
  • 1st ODI: Aaron Finch hundred guides Australia to win January 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Aaron Finch made his second century in oneday cricket internationals, sharing a 163run opening partnership with David Warner that lifted Australia to a sixwicket win over England Sunday in the first of a fourmatch series. Finch made 121 and Warner 65 as Australia, in a carefully measured chase, ran down...
  • 1st ODI: West Indies edge New Zealand in lowscoring game December 26, 2013

    Auckland: Darren Sammy made an unbeaten 43 from 27 balls to help the West Indies to a twowicket win over New Zealand in the seriesopening limitedovers international on Thursday, helping the tourists rebound from their 20 Test series defeat. The win, completed in only 27.3 overs when the West Indies reached...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st ODI December 26, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary of this match, scroll to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to field. The West Indies have rejected any suggestion of a Test hangover going into the opening oneday international against a New Zealand side bolstered by the return of Jesse Ryder. Gayle...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Sharjah December 18, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq have won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the first oneday international in Sharjah. Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the two subcontinent powerhouse, face each other in the first of the fiveODI series in...
  • Steyn, Kallis declared fit for 1st ODI against India December 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: Fast bowler Dale Steyn and allrounder Jacques Kallis have recovered from minor injuries to be available for selection for South Africa's first oneday international against India at the Wanderers on Thursday. Cricket South Africa says Steyn is fit again after a side strain and Kallis' sprained finger has also healed....
  • 1st ODI: Pakistan beat South Africa by 23 runs November 24, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page After squaring off the twomatch Twenty20 series, South Africa and Pakistan will once again face each other in the threematch one day international series, starting in Cape Town on Sunday. South Africa's team is bolstered by the return of experienced allrounder...
  • Chris Gayle's loss is a big setback for us, says Dwayne Bravo November 21, 2013

    Kochi: West Indies were on Thursday dealt a big blow after their star batsman Chris Gayle suffered a hamstring tear on his left leg during the first ODI against India, and the visiting team skipper Dwayne Bravo said it was the "worst" thing to happen to them on the current...
  • Spinners did the job for us, says MS Dhoni November 21, 2013

    Kochi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lauded the "fantastic" performance of his side, especially the spinners, who according to him had set the platform for a comfortable sixwicket win over West Indies in the opening ODI of the threematch series on Thursday. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit sparkling halfcenturies after...
  • Virat Kohli equals Viv Richards, fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs November 21, 2013

    Kochi: Virat Kohli continues to scale new peaks, with his 86 in the first ODI against West Indies here on Thursday putting him level with batting legend Vivian Richards as quickest to 5000 ODI runs. Both have done it in 114 innings. Kohli, needing 82 to enjoy the company of West...
  • Injured Chris Gayle to miss last two India ODIs November 21, 2013

    Kochi: West Indies' dashing opening batsman Chris Gayle has been ruled out of the rest of the series as he suffered a hamstring injury while attempting a single during the first ODI of the threematch series against India here on Thursday. Gayle, who was run out while attempting the single, was...
  • West Indies are more confident in limited overs format: Bravo November 20, 2013

    Kochi: Seeking to put the humiliating Testseries defeat behind them, West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo on Wednesday said his team is more comfortable and confident in playing the limitedovers format as it gives them freedom to express themselves. "This format (ODIs) gives us more freedom. In Tests, it is about balance...