3RD ODI

  • 3rd ODI: Pakistan crush New Zealand by 147 runs, lead series 2-1 December 14, 2014

    Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi's brilliant all-round performance carried Pakistan to an emphatic 147-run victory over New Zealand in the third one-day international on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Afridi hit a rampant 55 off 26 balls after Ahmed Shehzad smashed 113 off 120 as Pakistan raised their...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI in Sharjah December 14, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan opted to bat against New Zealand in Sharjah Playing XIs: New Zealand: Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • 3rd ODI: Dhawan, Umesh lead India's series-clinching win over Sri Lanka November 9, 2014

    Sri Lanka once again kneeled in front of India's domination on Sunday, losing the third ODI by six wickets and with it the chance to stay alive in the series, which India now lead with a winning 3-0 margin. The ODI champions continued in the ruthless fashion promised by skipper Virat...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 3rd ODI August 30, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Fresh from the moraleboosting win in Cardiff, India will look to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series against England by winning the third ODI at Nottingham after the first game was washed out by rain. Suresh Raina turned...
  • We have a lot of options for top slot, says Suresh Raina August 29, 2014

    Nottingham: India on Friday suffered a setback with opener Rohit Sharma being ruled out of the remainder of the series but star batsman Suresh Raina said the visitors have enough options to fill in for the top slot. Opening the innings, Sharma had scored 52 runs in the second ODI but...
  • Nottingham ODI could be a highscoring game, says Alex Hales August 29, 2014

    Nottingham: Having been part of the Nottinghamshire County team for about six years since 2008, England's latest recruit Alex Hales has said that he is looking forward to taking on India in the third ODI here tomorrow. It will be a special occasion for the youngster, who will be playing his...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies have won and have opted to bat first. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, AlAmin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo,...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI July 12, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: South have won the toss and opted to bat. Both teams have one change as Sri Lanka replace Nuwan Kulasekara with Rangana Herath, while South Africa bring in Wayne Parnell in place of Vernon Philander. In the...
  • Saker salutes Jordan's Sri Lanka rout in third ODI May 29, 2014

    Manchester: England bowling coach David Saker hailed Chris Jordan as the "ultimate professional" after the allrounder spearheaded a stunning 10wicket defeat of Sri Lanka in the third oneday international. Sussex paceman Jordan took a careerbest five wickets for 29 runs as England dismissed Sri Lanka for just 67 at Old Trafford...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI May 28, 2014

    For ballbyball updates scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss: Alastair Cook won the toss and England have elected to bowl. The match looked doubtful with persistent rain but weather cleared at the right time for the play to start. Both teams have won each in the first two onedayers...
  • 3rd ODI: England defeat West Indies by 25 runs, clinch series 2-1 March 6, 2014

    Joe Root completed his first one-day international century to help guide England to a 25-run victory over West Indies on Wednesday in the deciding match of their three-game series in Antigua. Root made 107 off 122 balls to help the tourists compile an imposing total of 303 for six after opener...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 4th ODI in Hamilton January 28, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With their return to No. 1 position in the ODI rankings on the line, India need to tick every box before stepping on the field in Hamilton. By snatching a thrilling lastball tie in Auckland, India kept New Zealand from...
  • 3rd ODI: India tie Auckland thriller January 25, 2014

    Jadeja's unbeaten 66 off 45 balls and 17 off the last over helped India match NZ's 314 to tie the Auckland ODI and keep the fivematch series alive. ...
  • Jadeja stars as 3rd IndiaNew Zealand ODI ends in a lastball tie January 25, 2014

    The Eden park at Auckland had almost slept when MS Dhoni was dismissed chasing New Zealand's 314 after scoring fifty, but R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja woke New Zealand back up with a rude shock by launching a brilliant counterattack to score 130 runs in the last 14.2 overs to...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI January 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Team India need to regroup quickly and find the right combination as they go into a mustwin match against a confident New Zealand in the third ODI at Auckland on Saturday. The good news for India before the encounter is that...
  • Injured Suresh Raina doubtful for 3rd ODI: reports January 24, 2014

    After a dismal show in the first two ODIs and losing their No. 1 ODI status to Australia, India suffered another blow on Friday when their middleorder batsman Suresh Raina suffered an injury during a practice session ahead of the third oneday international, a report said. The third ODI ...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar confident of winning the doordie 3rd ODI January 24, 2014

    Auckland: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Friday said that his team was completely focussed ahead of its doordie match against New Zealand and confident of reversing the 02 deficit in the fiveODI series. "There is no extraordinary pressure on us. We are confident of doing well. To win this match,...
  • Shot selection is an area Suresh Raina needs to work on: MS Dhoni January 24, 2014

    Auckland: It is great to be a strokemaker but it is must for a batsman to have control over his shots to have continued success. This precisely was the message for Suresh Raina from his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after India's 15run loss in the second ODI at Hamilton. India's hopes had...
  • India lose 2nd ODI, No. 1 rank in New Zealand January 22, 2014

    India's overseas performance took a further dip in New Zealand on Wednesday when MS Dhoni's men were beaten by New Zealand in the second ODI at Hamilton, with the 15run (D/L) loss also snatching the No. 1 ODI rank from the world champions. Set a revised target of 297, after two...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia look to open England's 'scars' wider January 18, 2014

    Sydney: Australia will be looking to open England's "scars" and close out the oneday series on Sunday, keeper Brad Haddin said after his team's thrilling onewicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane. Alastair Cook's men have now lost the opening two oneday internationals which follow their demoralising 50 loss in...
  • 3rd ODI: Recordbreaking Corey Anderson powers New Zealand to big win January 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Corey Anderson clubbed the fastest century in the history of oneday internationals from 36 balls as the hosts cruised to a 159run win over the West Indies in Wednesday's rainshortened third onedayer. New Zealand reached 283 for 4 from only 21 overs, with the West Indies only...
  • Could New Zealand have scored 674 in 50 overs? January 1, 2014

    Corey Anderson and Jesse Ryder, the two New Zealand batsmen who welcomed the 2014 for New Zealand in style, by setting the Queenstown cricket ground on fire with their ballistic knocks. The Kiwi allrounder, Anderson smashed the fastest century in ODI history, racing to 101 off just 36 balls on...
  • 3rd ODI: New Zealand eye revenge against West Indies December 31, 2013

    Upbeat with a 10 lead after winning the first oneday international, West Indies will eye another win when they take on New Zealand in the third ODI at Queenstown Events Centre on Wednesday. The second match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain in Napier. The batting is...
  • Third IndiaSouth Africa ODI called off due to rain, SA win series 20 December 11, 2013

    The third ODI between South Africa and India was called off after heavy rain forced the match to be called off after South Africa had posted 301 for 8. Earlier, Quinton de Kock notched up his third successive hundred and skipper AB de Villiers also struck a century as South Africa...
  • South African conditions not a problem for us: Rohit Sharma December 10, 2013

    Centurion: Indian batsmen have been reeling under the onslaught of South African bowlers on bouncy wickets in the ongoing ODI series but opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday dismissed talks of lack of technique and blamed the debacle to want of application. Rohit said the South African conditions were not a problem...
  • South Africa rest Jacques Kallis for third ODI December 10, 2013

    Centurion: South Africa, who are leading the ODI series 20 have decided to rest Jacques Kallis for the third match, but a decision to sit out Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel is yet to be taken. After making a comeback into the ODI fold, Kallis hasn't done that great but South...
  • 3rd ODI: Game on as India and West Indies meet in series decider November 26, 2013

    High on spirits after their serieslevelling win in the second onedayer, West Indies have brought interest back into the ODI series against India and will be eyeing the trophy when the two sides meet in the third and final ODI at Kanpur on Wednesday. The visitors played out of their...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka win by D/L to level series November 16, 2013

    Sri Lanka leveled the threematch ODI series against New Zealand by winning the third and final oneday international at Dambulla by 36 runs on Saturday according to the Duckworth/Lewis Method. Sri Lanka set New Zealand a target of 216 in 33 overs in the rainaffected game and the game was then...
  • Imran Tahir helps South Africa take 21 lead against Pakistan November 7, 2013

    Legspinner Imran Tahir ripped through Pakistan's batting order with figures of 4 for 53 to spur South Africa to a convincing 68run victory in the third oneday international on Wednesday. Chasing a formidable 260run total, Pakistan were bowled out for 191 in 44.3 overs with Tahir claiming the key wickets of...