2012 13

  • The Last Word: What is the true state of Indian economy? February 11, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent. Growth in 201213 slipped to a decadelow of 4.5 per cent. The economy expanded 4.6 per cent in the first half (AprilSeptember)...
  • Growth will not be less than 5 pc in 201314, says Chidambaram February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent. "I am confident that the final estimate will be not less than 5 per cent for the whole year," Chidambaram said,...
  • Airtel may sell mobile towers in Nigeria for about $550 million January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel is expected to selloff mobile towers in Nigeria, biggest revenue generating market for the company in Africa, for $500550 million by April, industry sources said. The company has less than 4,000 mobile towers in the African country. When contacted Airtel spokesperson said: "As a company...
  • Dale Steyn bats for IndiaSouth Africa series September 24, 2013

    Mohali: Dale Steyn does not want the standoff between the BCCI and CSA to result in a curtailed series between India and South Africa later this year as the speedster says the two teams share a "great cricketing rivalry". "It would be quite nice if India come to South Africa. There...
  • Sachin Tendulkar receives award for fastest ton in Ranji Trophy May 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Senior cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who played a crucial role in Mumbai's conquest of their 40th Ranji Trophy title this season, on Wednesday received award for striking the fastest century in the national championship at the annual awards function of Mumbai Cricket Association here. Tendulkar, who slammed the century against Railways...
  • IBNLive's EPL team of the season 201213 May 21, 2013

    With the 201213 English Premier League (EPL) title having been decided, IBNLive runs the rule over the most valuable players. Enjoy! David de Gea: The Manchester United goalkeeper was slammed by critics initially for committing errors but the young Spaniard proved everyone wrong in the second half of the season, giving...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 4 April 20, 2013

    Zimbabwe dismissed Bangladesh for 147 in the second innings thumping the visitors by 335 in the 1st Test at Harare. Read on for the updates Bangladesh innings: End of over 49.2 : Bangladesh 147 all out Graeme Cremer scalped the remaining two wickets in consecutive deliveries dismissing Rubel Hossain...
  • Zimbabwe on top after 16 wickets tumble on Day 3 April 20, 2013

    Harare: Bangladesh will need to produce a record fourthinnings total to beat Zimbabwe in the first Test after 16 wickets tumbled on the third day on Friday. Bangladesh, replying to the home team's 389, lost their last five wickets for no run as they were skittled out for 134 before...
  • India to play three Tests, seven ODIs and two T20s against South Africa April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket team will play three Tests, seven ODIs and two Twenty20 matches during their tour of South Africa, slated to start at the end of this year. Cricket South Africa and the Indian Cricket Board were contemplating accommodating one more Test but things could not materialise...
  • Indian women whitewash Bangladesh, clinch T20 series 30 April 5, 2013

    Vadodara: The Indian women's cricket team rode on a disciplined bowling performance to register a 10run win over Bangladesh in the third and final T20 International and inflict a 30 whitewash on the visitors here on Friday. Electing to bat, India posted 123 for nine and then restricted Bangladesh to...
  • Michael Clarke confident of Australia giving England a good fight in Ashes April 2, 2013

    Sydney: Australian cricketing prospects have rarely looked bleaker than when Michael Clarke took over the Test captaincy after the last Ashes series but only an outandout optimist would declare the outlook that much brighter two years on. While his personal stock has risen inexorably on the back of a torrent...
  • There's no threat to MisbahulHaq's captaincy: Zaka Ashraf April 2, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will not press the panic button after the team's Test series whitewash in South Africa and has no plans to sack captain MisbahulHaq or coach Dav Whatmore, PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said on Monday. Ashraf said that he wants to bring consistency and continuity to Pakistan...
  • T20I: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 17 runs April 1, 2013

    Pallekele: Kusal Perera smashed a brisk 64 to set up Sri Lanka's 17run victory over Bangladesh in a oneoff Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday. The opener hit four sixes and five fours in his 44ball knock as Sri Lanka posted a challenging 198 for 5 before restricting Bangladesh to...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, T20I March 31, 2013

    Bangladesh innings: End of over 20, Bangladesh 181 for 7: Sri Lanka win by 17 runs. Sri Lanka put up a great show after Kusal Perera's cameo as hosts defeated Bangladesh by 17 runs. Putting into bat, Sri Lanka set a stiff target of 199 runs. Bangladesh, who gave a solid...
  • Sachin Tendulkar should be allowed to retire on his terms: Rajeev Shukla March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior BCCI official Rajeev Shukla feels that Sachin Tendulkar should be allowed to retire on his own terms considering the huge contribution the veteran batsman has made to Indian cricket. "He (Tendulkar) has made a huge contribution to Indian cricket and is a guiding spirit of the team....
  • T20I: Upbeat Bangladesh look to upset newlook Sri Lanka March 30, 2013

    Pallekele: After a moral boosting win in the 3rd ODI, Bangladesh will be raring to go in the one offTwenty20 international against Sri Lanka at Pallekele and with an experimental Sri Lankan side against them, the visitors will very well fancy their chances on Sunday. Sri Lanka had named five...
  • Australia series helped me get back my rhythm: Ishant Sharma March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: India pacer Ishant Sharma feels that he has got his "rhythm back" in the recentlyconcluded home Test series against Australia after spending the better part of last year on the sidelines due to ankle surgery. "I think I am slowly getting back into my rhythm. I am pretty...
  • Bangladesh draw 11 with Sri Lanka in ODI series March 29, 2013

    Pallekele: Bangladesh drew the oneday international series with Sri Lanka 11 after Nasir Hossain hit four boundaries in the nexttolast over on Thursday to lead the visitors to a threewicket win in the rainaffected third match. Chasing a revised target of 183 in 27 overs under the Duckworth/Lewis method, Bangladesh were...
  • Abdur Razzak becomes first Bangladesh bowler to 200 ODI wickets March 29, 2013

    Pallekele: Abdur Razzak, the leftarm spinner, on Thursday became the first Bangladesh bowler to take 200 wickets in oneday international cricket. The 30year old achieved the landmark in his 141st ODI appearance when he claimed the wicket of Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake in the final over of the host's innings...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI March 28, 2013

    Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the rain interrupted third ODI played at the Pallekele Stadium as the ODI series finished at 11. Read on for the updates Bangladesh innings: End of over 26: 184 for 7 Nasir Hossain propelled Bangladesh to a nailbiting victory over Sri Lanka in the 3rd...
  • England must improve to retain Ashes: Andy Flower March 28, 2013

    London: England coach Andy Flower admits his players will need to show significant improvement from their drawn series against New Zealand if they are to retain the Ashes against Australia this year. Flower's side narrowly avoided a shock defeat in the Test series in New Zealand this week after grinding...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka aim to seal series against Bangladesh March 27, 2013

    Pallekele: After defeating Bangladesh emphatically in the first ODI and with the 2nd ODI washed away, Sri Lanka will be looking to seal the deal in the third and the final ODI to be played at Pallekele here on Friday. After a competitive Test series, Sri Lanka blew away the...
  • New Zealand trending in the right direction: Brendon McCullum March 27, 2013

    Auckland: Redemption was not a word New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum would bother to countenance after his side were denied a Test series victory against England after the final match on Tuesday. McCullum's team had come into the series ranked eighth in the world after a humiliating series loss in...
  • Taylor not happy in New Zealand setup March 27, 2013

    Wellington: ExNew Zealand skipper Ross Taylor, replaced as captain late last year, admitted on Wednesday he was not entirely comfortable in the team following a dramatic Test series draw against England. Taylor also indicated there was more to the way he lost the captaincy to Brendon McCullum than has been revealed. "I...
  • Relieved England head home after wakeup call for Ashes March 27, 2013

    Auckland: Alastair Cook's team return to England under no illusions they pulled off a great escape against New Zealand and can ill afford any further lapses in intensity ahead of backtoback Ashes series later this year. The world's secondranked Test side were expected to win comfortably over a New Zealand team...
  • Australian batting is on the decline, says Ian Chappell March 27, 2013

    The former Australia skipper Ian Chappell has said in an interview to ESPNcricinfo that there won't be another Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke if numerous gaping "holes in the production line" are not addressed by Cricket Australia (CA) soon. Chappell pointed out how the Australian batting was exposed...
  • Qadir criticises pitches prepared by India for Australia Tests March 26, 2013

    Lahore: Former Pakistan legspinner Abdul Qadir has criticized the pitches prepared by Indian curators for the recently concluded Test series against Australia. "It is true that Test cricket is supposed to be a test of the batsmen and bowlers who must show the required skills to adapt themselves in different conditions...