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  • More heat waves expected across Australia 17-01-2014 12:15 PM

    Australia can expect even longer and hotter heat waves than the one now scorching wide swathes of the country, a climate research group said on Thursday, raising questions about its long-term position as an agricultural powerhouse. A blistering heat wave has settled over Australia's south and southeast for nearly a...
  • 2nd ODI, Aus vs Eng: as it happened 17-01-2014 08:28 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50-over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first one-dayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the...
  • 2nd ODI: Johnson back to torment as England look to level 16-01-2014 08:57 PM

    Brisbane: England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50-over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first one-dayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the five-match ODI series gives England a chance to bounce back and draw level here on Friday. The...
  • Struggling bowler Steven Finn welcomes England break 16-01-2014 07:54 PM

    London: Fast bowler Steven Finn admitted on Thursday that he needed a break from cricket after being sent home from England's tour of Australia to work on his bowling action. The 24-year-old did not play a part in England's Ashes whitewash defeat and was subsequently left out of the team...
  • Netherlands geared up for Australia in the Hockey World League semis 16-01-2014 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: After ousting reigning World No.1 and Olympic champions Germany in the quarter-finals, the Netherlands plan to repeat the result in the semi-final against World Champions Australia in the Hockey World League Final here Friday. The team were seen practicing at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium after which...
  • PCB to host three ODIs against Australia this year 16-01-2014 09:34 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has said it will host three one-day internationals and perhaps a T20 match against Australia later this year instead of a Test match. "Yes we have asked cricket Australia to drop one Test and instead play three ODIs and we are also trying to have...
  • Australia to rest Shane Watson for next three ODIs against England 16-01-2014 09:11 AM

    Sydney: Allrounder Shane Watson will take a much-needed break from two upcoming one-day internationals against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The 32-year-old rediscovered his batting touch during the Ashes series and has been key to Australia's latest success. He is scheduled to play in Friday's second ODI in Brisbane but...
  • Physical fitness was the major difference: Terry Walsh 15-01-2014 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Coach Terry Walsh said physical fitness was the major difference between India and Australia as the hosts surrendered meekly after making a bright start to their quarter-final match of the Hero Hockey World League Finals on Wednesday. India, after taking two goal lead, were hammered 2-7 by...
  • Hockey World League: Australia hammer India 7-2 to enter semi-finals 15-01-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: On the day that saw the best attendance in the Hockey World League (HWL) Finals here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India faced their worst defeat of the tournament - when the world champions Australia erased India's surprising 2-0 lead to hammer them 7-2 and enter...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Hockey World League, Quarterfinal 15-01-2014 07:25 PM

    India will need to pull out all stops against world champions Australia in the last-eight encounter of the Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. India have yet to win a match at the tournament and consider themselves lucky to be in the...
  • Australia swelters as heat wave continues, temperature rises 50 degree Celsius 15-01-2014 04:24 PM

    Several parts of Australia are experiencing sweltering heat with mercury rising close to 50 degree Celsius in parts of South-eastern part of the country. Victoria, South Australia and southern New South Wales over recent days have witnessed high temperatures and are expected to remain the same till the end of...
  • Johnson aims to intimidate England in one-dayers 15-01-2014 11:55 AM

    Brisbane: Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has warned England he can be as intimidating with a white ball as a red one as he prepares to return to the Australian team for Friday's second one-day international at the Gabba. Johnson claimed 37 wickets as Australia won the Ashes Test series 5-0,...
  • Hockey World League QF: India need to pull out all stops vs Australia 15-01-2014 08:59 AM

    (Start Time: 8 p.m. IST. IBNLive will Live-Blog the game 7:30 p.m. onwards) New Delhi: Some of the lost confidence returned in the Indian dugout with a draw against Germany, and the hosts will need all of that to pull out all stops against Australia in the quarter-finals of the...
  • Alastair Cook falls to Brett Lee in England's win over PM's XI 14-01-2014 04:55 PM

    Canberra: England captain Alastair Cook's dry summer in Australia continued on Tuesday when he was dismissed second ball in a 50-overs tour match against a Prime Minister's XI. Cook took a single from the first ball he faced after winning the toss and batting at Manuka Oval. But he edged...
  • Cook doesn't have it in him to be a good captain: Ian Chappell 14-01-2014 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels struggling Alastair Cook is not good enough to lead the England team as he lacks fire power and the home team will convincingly win the one day series with the visitors looking "terrible" on the field. "I don't think Cook has it...
  • England beat PM's XI by 172 runs in tour match 14-01-2014 04:15 PM

    Canberra: Another batting failure by England captain Alastair Cook overshadowed his team's 172-run win over a Prime Minister's XI in a 50-over tour match on Tuesday. England finally brought to an end their traumatic run of six straight losses in Australia, embracing their 5-0 defeat in the Ashes series and...
  • Hockey World League: India hold Germany to 3-3 draw, face Aus in QF 13-01-2014 09:54 PM

    New Delhi: India looked hurt and it showed in the way they reacted after two consecutive defeats to almost beat Olympic Champions Germany before conceding a late goal that allowed the Germans to draw the match at 3-3 in the last game of the pool phase at the Hockey World...
  • England finish unbeaten on Pool A, Australia top Pool B in Hockey World League Final 13-01-2014 07:13 PM

    New Delhi: An impressive England spanked New Zealand 5-1 to finish on top of Pool A, while Australia thrashed Argentina 6-1 to emerge as the leaders in Pool B at the Hockey World League Final on Monday. Irrespective of the result, it was Zealand who had the first promising scoring...
  • AAP sets trend as NRIs 'adopt a constituency' in Delhi polls 13-01-2014 03:19 PM

    The surprise victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the recent Delhi Assembly elections has brought to the fore the crucial role played by the party's NRI supporters across the globe. Local country and city teams of AAP consisting of Non Resident Indians from across the world adopted a...
  • AB de Villiers' surgery a success, on track to face Aussies 12-01-2014 06:20 PM

    Cape Town: South Africa wicketkeeper AB de Villiers had successful surgery on his injured hand on Friday and should be fit to take on Australia next month, Cricket South Africa said. "He will start light rehab on Monday and is on track to be ready for the upcoming tour against...
  • 1st ODI: Aaron Finch hundred guides Australia to win 12-01-2014 04:52 PM

    Melbourne: Aaron Finch made his second century in one-day cricket internationals, sharing a 163-run opening partnership with David Warner that lifted Australia to a six-wicket win over England Sunday in the first of a four-match series. Finch made 121 and Warner 65 as Australia, in a carefully measured chase, ran...
  • Doug Bollinger reprimanded for Code of Behaviour breach 12-01-2014 02:53 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday reprimanded fast bowler Doug Bollinger for breaching the Code of Behaviour during a Twenty20 Big Bash League match on Saturday. The Sydney Thunder left-arm bowler was reported by the umpires for breaching Article 2.1.4 - using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting during...
  • Australian Open champion Azarenka coy on Williams rivalry 12-01-2014 10:42 AM

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka is relishing her return to Melbourne Park as double defending champion and while Serena Williams is a hot favourite to deny her a hat-trick of titles, the Belarusian says she will not focus solely on the challenge from the world number one. Azarenka's two grand slam titles...
  • Alastair Cook fails again in 1st ODI against Australia 12-01-2014 10:18 AM

    Melbourne: Alastair Cook's horror southern summer continued when the England captain was dismissed for just four runs from only three balls on Sunday in the first one-day cricket international against Australia. Cook had a tortured Ashes Test series - which his team lost 5-0 - scoring only 246 runs in...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st ODI 12-01-2014 08:19 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Alastair Cook calls correctly and tells Michael Clarke that England will bat first. TEAM NEWS: Australia announced their XI last night. They have left out James Pattinson. England have not included James Tredwell PLAYING XIs: England: 1 Alastair...
  • Argentina record second straight win, Dutch beat Australia at Hockey World League Final 11-01-2014 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: Argentina continued their giant-killing spree and scored a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Belgium, while the Netherlands beat Australia by a solitary goal to register their first victory at the Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. In the opening match of the...
  • Alastair Cook ducks questions on Kevin Pietersen's England future 11-01-2014 05:24 PM

    London: England captain Alastair Cook declined on Saturday to offer any assurances to mercurial batsman Kevin Pietersen about his Test future. Smarting from a 5-0 Ashes whitewash, England's misery in Australia was not confined to the field and coach Andy Flower had to issue a statement on Wednesday denying media...