2015

  • Geoffrey Boycott warns against new England role for Andrew Strauss 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    London: England great Geoffrey Boycott said he feared "everything will stay the same" were Andrew Strauss put in charge of reviving the country's cricket fortunes, as speculation continued about a role in the national set-up for former Australia paceman Jason Gillespie. Former captain Strauss appears to be the front-runner to fill...
  • IPL 8: Suresh Raina credits MS Dhoni's leadership for CSK's success 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Chennai: Lauding Chennai Super Kings' team effort in Monday's win against Royal Challengers Bangalore, top-order batsman Suresh Raina credited skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership qualities for the side's excellent showing in the IPL cricket tournament. Man-of-the-match Raina top-scored with 52 runs as CSK posted 148 for nine in 20 overs and...
  • India to play a one-off Test and three ODIs in Bangladesh 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    India will play one Test and three One-Day Internationals during their tour of Bangladesh in June, said a release from Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday (May 4). India are scheduled to reach Dhaka on June 7 and play the one-off Test at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium in Fatullah from...
  • IPL 8: Corey Anderson rejoins MI squad ahead of DD game 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Injured New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson joined the Mumbai Indians squad at its optional practice session, ahead of their crucial IPL cricket game against Delhi Daredevils at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Anderson, who was earlier said to be out of the IPL with a fractured left-hand finger, had returned...
  • IPL 8: Nehra, Bravo help CSK demolish RCB by 24 runs 3 hours 57 minutes ago

    Chennai: A sensational bowling effort by Chennai Super Kings saw them defend a modest total as they crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 24 runs to regain their position at the top of the table in the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, on Monday. Having posted a modest 148 for nine in...
  • IPL 8: All-round Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 35 runs 4 hours 57 minutes ago

    For LIVE blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Kolkata Knight Riders will have the psychological edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad but the defending champions will be wary of the visiting side's resurgence when they clash at the Eden Gardens. Posting three wins in four games, including one against KKR in a...
  • Andy Murray snaps claycourt jinx with first title in Munich 5 hours 25 minutes ago

    Munich: Andy Murray claimed the first claycourt title of his career on Monday with a 7-6(4), 5-7, 7-6(4) win over twice champion Philipp Kohlschreiber in the rain-delayed Munich Open final. The 27-year-old Briton kept his cool in the final that was suspended after only 23 minutes on Sunday, winning the title...
  • England slip to fourth place in Test rankings after losing to WI 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Bangalore: England slipped one place on the International Cricket Council's Test rankings following their five-wicket defeat to West Indies in the third and final Test on May 3. England, who had entered the three-Test series with 104 points, now have 102 after the drawn series, one less than third-placed Pakistan, as...
  • England need a rethink, says Ian Botham 6 hours 36 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Ian Botham led the call for widespread changes to the England Test team after the five-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in Bridgetown on Sunday (May 3). The result meant the three-Test series ended on even terms at 1-1 after a draw in the first Test and...
  • IPL 8: Rajasthan Royals lucky to have Ajinkya Rahane, says James Faulkner 7 hours 0 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has praised his Rajasthan Royals (RR) teammate Ajinkya Rahane, saying the franchise is lucky to have him in the squad. Rahane has been in rollicking form this season in the Indian Premier League (IPL), amassing 430 runs from 10 matches so far. His scintillating unbeaten 91 against...
  • Bangladesh have made a mark in international cricket, says coach 9 hours 21 minutes ago

    Bangladesh's superb rearguard action that led to an unlikely draw in the first Test against Pakistan last week could well be the "turning point" their coach believes will inspire the side to build on a brilliant run of form. Considered one of the minnows among the 10 test playing nations, Bangladesh's...
  • As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8, Match 37 10 hours 6 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chennai Super Kings would seek to get back to winning ways and consolidate their position at points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore would hope to build on the momentum when they lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match...
  • Phil Simmons impressed with West Indies' determination 11 hours 1 minutes ago

    Phil Simmons praised the "determination" of the West Indies players after his side pulled off a come-from-behind win in their third Test against England at Bridgetown on Sunday (May 3) to level the three-Test series 1-1. West Indies were 68 runs behind England after the first innings but then bowled England...
  • England coach Peter Moores may face the music after Caribbean flop 11 hours 21 minutes ago

    England cricket captain Alastair Cook has denied there is any need for a review of the team's failure to win the test series against West Indies but coach Peter Moores may feel uneasy on the flight back from the Caribbean. Incoming board chairman Colin Graves promised in March there would be...
  • Ranbir Kapoor narrates uncle Shashi Kapoor's Bollywood journey at the National Film Awards ceremony 11 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bollywood's heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and nephew of Shashi Kapoor narrated the journey of the veteran actor-producer in the showbiz through a special video screened at the 62nd National Film Awards ceremony here when his uncle was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014. The 77-year-old actor could not for...
  • IPL 8: I played my natural game against Delhi Daredevils, says Ajinkya Rahane 12 hours 29 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Left sleepless the last time he played a bad shot against Mumbai Indians, in-form Rajasthan Royals batsman Ajinkya Rahane was desperate to set the record straight which helped him notch up the sublime 91-run knock in an IPL match here. "I was really hurt when I got out (for 16...
  • Angelo Mathews still optimistic about Delhi Daredevils' chances in IPL 8 12 hours 39 minutes ago

    Delhi Daredevils are enduring an inconsistent campaign but their key all-rounder Angelo Mathews is confident that the side can turn it around and make the play-offs of the IPL cricket tournament. "We played pretty well against Mumbai Indians at Delhi on April 23. We have another chance to play in Mumbai...
  • Halep, Venus lose in Madrid Open first round, Serena advances 12 hours 49 minutes ago

    Madrid: Second-seeded Simona Halep and Venus Williams both lost in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while top-seeded Serena Williams had a trouble-free debut. Defending champion Maria Sharapova also advanced after beating Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-3. Halep, a finalist both in Madrid and at the French Open last...
  • England need to find ruthless edge, says coach Moores 12 hours 51 minutes ago

    England coach Peter Moores said his team needed be more ruthless after they were beaten by West Indies in the third Test in Barbados and drew the three-match series 1-1. The tourists, who won the second test in Grenada, were on top in the opener in Antigua but West Indies held...
  • IPL 2015: We let ourselves down, rues DD captain JP Duminy 13 hours 15 minutes ago

    Delhi Daredevils skipper Jean-Paul Duminy blamed poor batting and fielding as well as lack of intensity for his team's 14-run loss to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. "I don't think we bowled particularly well. Also, in the field we let ourselves down. It was not only about dropped catches but about our...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata aim for consistency against a resurgent Hyderabad 13 hours 47 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders will have the psychological edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad but the defending champions will be wary of the visiting side's resurgence when they clash in an IPL match at the Eden Gardens on Monday. Posting three wins in four games, including one against KKR in a rain-marred encounter...
  • IPL 8: Chennai Super Kings look to bounce back against Bangalore 15 hours 22 minutes ago

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings would seek to get back to winning ways and consolidate their position at points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore would hope to build on the momentum when they lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Monday. Currently on second spot with six wins from...
  • West Indies beat England by 5 wickets in 3rd Test to level series 1-1 15 hours 44 minutes ago

    Barbados: West Indies defied the odds and a wearing pitch to complete a series-levelling five-wicket victory over England on Day 3 of the third and final Test on Sunday. Set a daunting target of 192 after the tourists were dismissed for 123 in their second innings, a 108-run fifth-wicket partnership between...
  • IPL 8: All-round Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs Yesterday

    Mumbai: When Ajinkya Rahane takes guard, he brings with him a serene beauty. Whether in the cauldron of Test cricket, the middle ground of One-Day Internationals or the hurly-burly of Twenty20, Rahane remains unruffled. Even when he's smashing his way to 91 not out off just 54 balls. Even when he's...
  • IPL 8: Batsmen trying very hard, feels KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar Yesterday

    Mohali: With Kings XI Punjab losing seven out of their nine matches, coach Sanjay Bangar has said batting failure and inability to chase down moderate totals has resulted in the team languishing at the bottom of the IPL points table. Going down to Mumbai Indians by 23 runs in Sunday's game,...
  • Roger Federer wins Istanbul Open in straight sets Yesterday

    Istanbul: Top-seeded Roger Federer claimed his 85th title Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (11) win over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Istanbul Open. The 17-time Grand Slam winner fended off strong resistance from the third-seeded Uruguayan, who saved four match points. Federer, who claimed his first title on clay since...
  • ICC fines Bangladesh, Pakistan players for heated pitch argument Yesterday

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Pakistani paceman Wahab Riaz were fined Sunday for a heated on pitch argument during the final day of the drawn first Test between the sides. Hasan and Riaz had 30 percent of their match wages docked for breaching the International Cricket Council's code of...