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  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 5th ODI 26-01-2014 08:43 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia win the toss and decide to bat. TEAM NEWS: Australia have benched Daniel Christian, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Steve Smith. England have brought in Joe Root for Ballance. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Shane...
  • Aussie skipper Michael Clarke back for final England ODI 25-01-2014 04:32 PM

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke will return for the final one-day match against England Sunday, with coach Darren Lehmann warning the tourists will have gained confidence from their first win against the home team. After dominating England this summer, winning the Ashes 5-0 and taking the first three one-day internationals,...
  • India, Australia, England bid to re-shape world cricket 25-01-2014 09:00 AM

    London: Cricket's power-brokers meet next week amid an apparent threat from India to withdraw from major global events unless there is radical reform of the International Cricket Council. The draft proposal to be discussed at a two-day ICC board meeting in Dubai on January 28 and 29 calls for more...
  • England's first win on Australia tour puts India back on top in ODI rankings 24-01-2014 05:34 PM

    Perth: England have finally beaten Australia on tour by winning the fourth one-day international by 57 runs at the WACA Ground on Friday. England were whitewashed in the Ashes series and lost the one-day series by conceding the first three matches. With a loss on Friday, Australia handed India back...
  • Alastair Cook desperate to stay on as England captain 24-01-2014 04:01 PM

    Alastair Cook has said he is desperate to stay on as England captain after hinting he may quit earlier in the week. Cook said he was considering his future as England's one-day international skipper after his side lost the limited overs series against Australia with Sunday's seven-wicket thrashing in Sydney...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th ODI 24-01-2014 08:31 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third one-dayer...
  • ICC revamp: WICB to present its stance next week 23-01-2014 07:11 PM

    St. John's (Antigua): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has adopted a position on a draft proposal that would put power in international cricket in the hands of India, England and Australia. Decision was reached during a two-day emergency meeting by teleconference which ended late on Wednesday. However, a WICB...
  • BCCI leads the battle to revamp the ICC 23-01-2014 04:49 PM

    Almost numb to the opposition, India, England and Australia are busy tick-marking major structural changes in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) governance that will make them immune to major pitfalls, give a larger control of the game, as well as entitle the 'Big Three' to a bigger chunk of the...
  • George Bailey fit to lead new ODI world number one 23-01-2014 12:46 PM

    Stand-in Australian captain George Bailey Thursday shrugged off injury fears and declared himself fit to lead the new world number one side in the fourth one-day international against England. Bailey had been suffering from a hip flexor injury but said he would definitely take over at the match in western...
  • 4th ODI: England stare at another whitewash but rally round Cook 23-01-2014 09:53 AM

    Perth: England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third one-dayer in Sydney on Sunday to sweep the series 3-0, with...
  • Shane Warne to mentor Australia spinners in World T20 23-01-2014 09:11 AM

    Sydney: Leg spinner Shane Warne has been appointed as a consultant to work with Australia's spin bowlers ahead of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh in March. Cricket Australia said Thursday that Warne will support head coach Darren Lehmann with the squad soon after it assembles in South Africa on...
  • Cricket Australia defends ICC revamp plans 22-01-2014 10:47 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia has defended the structural overhaul of the ICC which will cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England in the face of sharp criticism from some other Boards and Federation of International Cricketers' Associations. CA Chairman Wally Edwards, a key figure in the drafting of a proposal...
  • Australia replace India as No. 1 ODI team 22-01-2014 03:39 PM

    Hamilton: India were dethroned as the number one ODI team after they suffered an agonising 15-run defeat in a rain-truncated second cricket one-dayer against New Zealand, who have now taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series here. India, who desperately needed a win to retain their top spot, made...
  • Misbah wants Pakistan to challenge Australia 22-01-2014 07:55 AM

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq on Tuesday urged his team to challenge the Ashes-winning Australia when they play them in their next Test series in the United Arab Emirates in October. Pakistan achieved their fastest run chase of 302 to beat Sri Lanka in the third and final Test in...
  • Bopara backs Alastair Cook as England captain 21-01-2014 09:35 AM

    Perth: Allrounder Ravi Bopara says Alastair Cook is still the best man to captain England and still has the full support of the dressing room. Cook indicated after the third one-day international on Sunday, in which Australia took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, that he would consider...
  • Cricket South Africa slams 'flawed' ICC plan 21-01-2014 09:28 AM

    London: South Africa have become the first major cricket nation to call on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to withdraw a draft plan that would give greater control of the world game to England, Australia and India. A "position paper" outlining the proposed changes is due to be discussed by...
  • Mitchell Johnson wins Allan Border Medal 20-01-2014 05:28 PM

    Melbourne: England tormentor Mitchell Johnson capped a remarkable summer by shading Test and one-day captain Michael Clarke to win the Allan Border Medal for Australia's player of the year on Monday. The fearsome paceman took 168 of the votes made by the media, players and umpires to beat Clarke by...
  • Australia eye Twenty20 world places against England 20-01-2014 11:47 AM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia on Monday challenged its Twenty20 squad to use the England series to fight for a place in the side heading to the short format's world championship. Australia unveiled a 14-man squad for the three matches against England with George Bailey named captain after being dropped from the...
  • NZC backs ICC restructuring with more control to Ind, Aus, Eng 20-01-2014 11:46 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket has backed the proposed changes in the ICC's administrative structure, which would leave major decision-making in the hands of India, Australia and England, despite facing severe criticism from the country's players' association. The New Zealand Players' Association has described the draft proposal of this plan, which...
  • Australia rest stars for final ODIs against England 20-01-2014 10:19 AM

    Melbourne: With the one-day series already won, Australia announced that several stars will miss one or both of the remaining matches against England in Perth next Friday and Adelaide. Leading runmakers David Warner, Man-of-the-Match with 71 off 70 balls in Sunday night's emphatic victory, and wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin will skip...
  • Australia bring in new blood for South Africa tour, Bailey dropped 20-01-2014 10:14 AM

    Perth: After a stunning Ashes triumph, Australia added specialist batsmen to a 15-man squad unveiled on Monday for the upcoming tour against world number one South Africa. Uncapped Tasmanian Alex Doolan joins Shaun Marsh who returns to the Test scene after almost two years. Losing out is Ashes number six...
  • Adebayor scores two as Tottenham beat Swansea 3-1 in EPL 19-01-2014 10:02 PM

    Swansea: Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice as Tottenham beat Swansea 3-1 to extend Tim Sherwood's unbeaten Premier League start as manager. The striker headed Spurs into a 35th-minute lead and tapped in their third in the 71st after Chico Flores' own goal. Wilfried Bony hit the bar and had a good...
  • Alastair Cook mulls quitting after another England defeat 19-01-2014 08:58 PM

    Alastair Cook is considering his future as England's one-day international captain after his side lost the limited overs series against Australia with Sunday's seven-wicket thrashing in Sydney. England's disastrous tour Down Under continued as they lost their third consecutive ODI after being whitewashed 5-0 in the Ashes series. "I think...
  • Australia beat England by seven wickets in third ODI 19-01-2014 04:41 PM

    Sydney: David Warner and Shaun Marsh smashed fifties to complement their bowlers' efforts as Australia crushed England by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Sydney on Sunday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Warner blasted seven boundaries and two sixes in his 71 off...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd ODI, Sydney 19-01-2014 08:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England would be hoping to bounce back against Australia in the third ODI in Sydney and keep the ODI series alive. Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke(c), Glenn Maxwell,...
  • Chris Jordan replaces Steven Finn in England T20 squad 18-01-2014 08:28 PM

    Sydney: Sussex seamer Chris Jordan was called into England's Twenty20 squad to play Australia on Saturday following the early exit of Steven Finn. Jordan is already in Australia with the one-day international squad where he has shown signs of promise despite England going 2-0 down in the five-match series. Middlesex...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia look to open England's 'scars' wider 18-01-2014 02:10 PM

    Sydney: Australia will be looking to open England's "scars" and close out the one-day series on Sunday, keeper Brad Haddin said after his team's thrilling one-wicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane. Alastair Cook's men have now lost the opening two one-day internationals which follow their demoralising 5-0 loss...
  • 2nd ODI: Faulkner heroics seal dramatic Australia victory 17-01-2014 05:04 PM

    Brisbane: James Faulkner's sensational late assault powered Australia to a dramatic one-wicket victory over England in the second one-day international in Brisbane on Friday. Crushed 5-0 in the Ashes series and thumped in the first one-dayer in Melbourne, England sensed the chance of securing their first win over Australia on...