2nd Test

  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka close in on a win against Pakistan August 17, 2014

    Colombo: Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four second-innings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the Test and level the two-match series, Pakistan were precariously placed on 127 for 7 at stumps on the fourth day with their last...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan dig in despite Herath's five-wicket haul on Day 2 August 15, 2014

    Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a five-wicket haul but half-centuries from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan trail Sri Lanka, who lead the two-Test series 1-0, by...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 2-0 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa July 24, 2014

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test July 23, 2014

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Lord's win was a team effort, says Sandeep Patil July 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Selection panel chairman Sandeep Patil said the convincing 95-run win over England has thrilled him and credited the whole team for the stupendous effort. India swamped England by 95 runs to post their first victory at Lord's in 28 years. "I'm thrilled by the victory like everyone else. But this is...
  • Stats from Lord's: Ishant's first five-for in a winning cause and more July 22, 2014

    Statistical highlights from India's historic triumph on Monday that saw them beat England in a Test at Lord's for the first time since 1986 and second overall in 82 years. - India have produced a victory after failing to register a single win in their previous fifteen Tests overseas. The win...
  • England won't miss Cook as captain, says Nasser Hussain July 22, 2014

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95-run defeat by India at Lord's on Monday condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win. Immediately after the match Cook said he had no intention of resigning and the England and...
  • Match-winner Ishant needed convincing to go short July 22, 2014

    London: Ishant Sharma's short-pitched barrage inspired India to victory at Lord's on Monday, but the tall right-arm seamer needed more than a little convincing from his captain to attempt the match-winning tactic. Sharma took career-best figures of 7 for 74 as India claimed a 95-run victory to go 1-0 up in...
  • Matt Prior to take a break, miss rest of India series July 22, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday, he told the England and Wales Cricket Board website. Prior, under pressure for his place after a poor...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx July 21, 2014

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • Rare Test success beckons India at Lord's July 21, 2014

    If there are any Monday morning blues in the Lord's Test, they will be exclusively reserved for England who stare at the prospect of watching India celebrate a rare Test win. Six wickets away, India stand as firm favourites to repeat what they last did 28 years back in 1986 -...
  • We will bat to win, says England assistant coach Farbrace July 21, 2014

    London: England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has said that his side will be turning up on day five with the intention to win this second Test against India at Lord's. At stumps on day four, the hosts were struggling at 105 for 4 in a chase of 319 runs for victory. "You've...
  • I won't regret missed century if we win the Test, says Vijay July 21, 2014

    London: Indian opener Murali Vijay has said that he will not feel dejected on missing out on a century at Lord's if his team goes on to win the second Test against England on Monday. Chasing 319 for victory, the hosts slumped to 105 for 4 at stumps on day four....
  • We need wickets in the first session: Plunkett July 20, 2014

    London: England pacer Liam Plunkett feels that second Test against India hangs in the balance after three days of cricket. "The match is quite balanced at the moment. It is very even between both sides," said Plunkett after the day's play. "In the morning, if we can pick a couple of wickets...
  • India looking at a 300-plus target, says Pujara July 20, 2014

    London: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said that his side will be looking at a 300-plus target for England in the second innings. "Overall, if you see the match is evenly balanced. We just need to bat well tomorrow morning because the first session will be very crucial," said Pujara after...
  • Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing: Ballance July 19, 2014

    London: England's century-maker on day two of the second Test versus India here, Gary Ballance on Friday said that his side needs to make use of the remaining wickets on day three and try to take a lead in the first innings. Ballance scored 110 runs and added to his century...
  • Indian bowlers bowled in right areas, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar July 19, 2014

    London: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Friday said the onus will be on the bowling attack to quickly get rid of the remaining English batting on day three of the second Test at Lord's here. Kumar took 4 for 46 in the hosts' first innings as they reached 219 for...
  • 2nd Test: Gary Ballance hundred cuts India's lead to 76 on Day 2 July 18, 2014

    Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total of 295. Ballance scored 110 and added 98 in a fifth-wicket stand with Moeen...
  • Frustrating not to bowl India out on day one: Stokes July 18, 2014

    London: England allrounder Ben Stokes said that his team was extremely disappointed on not having bowled India out on the first day of the second Test at Lord's. Put into bat, India finished the day at 290 for 9 thanks to a defiant Ajinkya Rahane's (103) second Test century that really...
  • This century at Lord's will remain special, says Rahane July 18, 2014

    London: Delighted to be on the Lord's roll-of-honour after a gritty hundred on the opening day of the second Test, Ajinkya Rahane revealed that he was a little nervous before his first Test at this celebrated ground. The batsman though did calm down on the morning of the match and that...
  • Ajinkya Rahane saves India the blushes with a century at Lord's July 18, 2014

    "I always said that when you come to a country, you want to play on a wicket that is the speciality of that country" - MS Dhoni's words reminded England what India dish out when they travel to the subcontinent. So the Home of Cricket, Lord's, didn't take time to...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's July 18, 2014

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership for...
  • Cricket should be the focus for both teams: Kris Srikkanth July 16, 2014

    Ahead of the second Test at Lord's, India have lodged a complaint against James Anderson for 'abusing and pushing' Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test. ...
  • Five things to know about England-India second Test at Lord's July 16, 2014

    London: A lifeless pitch at Trent Bridge ensured the first Test between England and India was drawn, despite some remarkable individual performances. To end their first streak in 21 years of nine straight Tests without a win, England have recalled left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan, less than a year after a...
  • England team-mates back Kerrigan Test recall July 16, 2014

    London: Amid criticism that his Test team recall may have come too soon, England spinner Simon Kerrigan has won the backing of his team-mates who believe he will raise his game if given a second chance in the Lord's Test against India starting on Thursday. Kerrigan was surprisingly selected for the...
  • England name Kerrigan in squad for second Test July 14, 2014

    England have recalled spinner Simon Kerrigan to their squad ahead of the second Test against India following a draw in the opening Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The hosts struggled to see off a resilient batting performance from the visitors in the first Test in Nottingham with their four-man seam...
  • Live Score: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 4 June 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day three round-up: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both made half-centuries on Sunday as Sri Lanka built a delicate lead of 106 runs over England after finishing day three of the second Test on 214 for 4. Jayawardene was unbeaten on...
  • 2nd Test: Sam Robson's maiden ton gives England 63-run lead over Sri Lanka June 22, 2014

    Leeds: Sam Robson hit his maiden Test century before England lost three wickets for three runs on Saturday to finish the second day on 320 for 6 in their first innings with a 63-run lead over Sri Lanka in the second Test. The 24-year old Robson went to tea on 98...
  • 2nd Test: Stuart Broad takes hat-trick as England dismiss Sri Lanka for 257 June 21, 2014

    Leeds: Stuart Broad became the first England player to take two career Test hat tricks while Liam Plunkett finished with five wickets as Sri Lanka collapsed to 257 all out on the first day of the second Test on Friday. In reply, England reached 36-0 at stumps with Alastair Cook on...