CB Series

  • A year on, Tendulkar still on 99 tons March 12, 2012

    Exactly a year ago, on March 11, 2011, Sachin Tendulkar scored his 99th international century against South Africa in Nagpur during the World Cup. It wasn’t enough to set up an Indian victory, but it showed viewers the world over that aged 37 and 323 days, he was still a...
  • Sehwag denies reports of dissensions in team March 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Virender Sehwag on Saturday denied reports of any rift with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during India's dismal cricket tour of Australia, saying they were just media creations. "I don't think there is any rift. It was created by the media. We will continue to play like we did earlier. We...
  • Watson lauds Australia's fighting abilities March 8, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia's stand-in captain Shane Watson was delighted at his team standing up to the test after scoring a none-too-impressive 231 against Sri Lanka in the third and decisive final of the CB series here on Thursday. "After getting 231 we knew we were going to have to bowl and field...
  • Australia fined for slow over-rate March 8, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia were on Thursday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 16-run win over Sir Lanka in the third and final ODI of the best-of-three finals of the tri-series here on Thursday. Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Australia were...
  • Lack of partnerships up front did us: Mahela March 9, 2012

    Adelaide: Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene rued the lack of partnerships up front as they lost to Australia by 16 runs in the last and decisive final of the cricket tri-series here on Thursday. "Initially if we were given 231 we would have taken it. They put a lot of pressure on...
  • Australia clinch absorbing CB Series March 8, 2012

    And so, after 15 matches spanning 33 days, we have a winner of the CB Series. The three-team ODI tournament, which was a fixture in the Australian summer until it was abandoned three years ago, has huffed and puffed its way across Australia and ended after three engaging finals. The...
  • McKay's five wins Australia the CB Series March 8, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia clinched the cricket tri-series title as they relied on a spirited bowling display to beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs in a low-scoring thriller here on Thursday. After posting 231 all out on a difficult Adelaide Oval track, the hosts rode on pacer Clint McKay's five-for to stop Sri...
  • Clarke out of West Indies ODIs March 9, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia skipper Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the five-match limited-overs series in the West Indies later this month, but selectors are hopeful he'll recover from a left hamstring injury in time to play in the Test series in the Caribbean. Scans confirmed the extent of the hamstring strain...
  • Aus vs SL. 3rd final: As it happened March 8, 2012

    Adelaide: Sri Lanka innings: 49th over: Malinga misses as McKay hits! It's all over and Australia are the CB Series champions. A fully deserved five-wicket haul for the Aussie pacer who finishes off with figures of 5/28. Lasith Malinga b McKay 6 47th over: A wild swing across the line from Rangana Herath and...
  • Sri Lanka aim title blow at struggling Aussies March 7, 2012

    Adelaide: A rejuvenated Sri Lanka will look to exploit the injury problems and bowling woes of Australia when the two teams clash for the CB Series title in the third and last final of the tri-series on Thursday. Just ahead of the decider, Australia have lost skipper Michael Clarke to a...
  • Key is to compete well at all times: Mahela March 6, 2012

    Adelaide: After registering a comprehensive win over Australia in the second final of the tri-series, Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene on Tuesday said that the key to his team's success against a tough opponent is to "compete well at all times". Sri Lanka's eight-wicket win at Adelaide is their sixth win...
  • SL thrash Australia in 2nd CB series final March 6, 2012

    Adelaide: Tillakaratne Dilshan led the way with an impressive century as Sri Lanka humbled Australia in an eight-wicket win on Tuesday to force the Tri-series into a third and deciding final. Dilshan shared a 179-run opening stand with skipper Mahela Jayawardene (80) and a 55-run second-wicket partnership with Kumar Sangakkara before...
  • Aus vs SL, 2nd final: as it happened March 6, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings: Over No. 45: Sri Lanka win! Centuries from David Warner and Michael Clarke went in vain as a 179-run opening stand between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene sealed an eight-wicket victory in the second CB series final for Sri Lanka. Over No. 42: Sri Lanka are just 17 runs...
  • Taylor asks Dhoni to learn from Jayawardene March 5, 2012

    Sydney: There are plenty of lessons to be learnt for India from their disastrous tour of Australia and one of them should be aggressive one-day captaincy, opined former Australia captain Mark Taylor. While recapping India's poor tour, the Channel Nine commentator said: "Mahendra Singh Dhoni has to be more aggressive...
  • Australia look to clinch tri-series March 5, 2012

    Adelaide: Just a step away from clinching the title, Australia will be hoping to seal the issue on Tuesday itself when they take on a spirited Sri Lanka in the second match of the best-of-three finals of the tri-series here. Australia took a giant step towards winning Commonwealth Bank trophy when...
  • Difficult tour, but enjoyable: Tiwary March 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Talented Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary said that although he did not get a chance to play a single match during India's disastrous tri-series campaign in Australia, but he has grown as a cricketer by spending a good amount of time in the Indian dressing room. "I know it was difficult...
  • First final, CB Series: As it happened March 4, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings 50th over: Australia win by 15 runs! Great win for them. Go 1-0 up in the best-of-three finals. Warner bags the Man-of-the-Match award for a brilliant 163, his maiden ton. The Lankans gave Australia a big scare who looked certain to win the match at one time. Thanks...
  • SL look to prevail over Aussies in finals March 3, 2012

    Brisbane: A woeful India out of the equation, Australia and Sri Lanka will battle it out in best-of-three finals with the spirited islanders well-equipped to upstage the hosts in the summit clashes starting on Sunday. Mahela Jayawardene and his men have beaten Australia in three straight games and what's more, have...
  • Kohli ton up there with Richards' best: Jones March 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says Virat Kohli's 86-ball 133 in a tri-series match against Sri Lanka was one of the "greatest" one-day international knocks, and felt the young batsman must be promoted to the number three position in the shorter formats. "What a bizarre week of cricket it has...
  • Hard to understand India's psyche: Gavaskar March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday came down heavily on the Indian cricket team after the conclusion of its disastrous tour Down Under, saying it was hard to understand the "psyche" of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. "When they get through an achievement like a fifty, hundred or a wicket...
  • Australia will give their 100 per cent: Moody March 1, 2012

    Former Aussie allrounder Tom Moody talks about the crucial last league match of the CB series between Australia and SL. ...
  • Watson to captain Aus if Clarke sits out March 1, 2012

    Melbourne: Shane Watson is likely to lead Australia in Friday's crucial and last league match of the tri-series against Sri Lanka as regular skipper Michael Clarke is still doubtful after missing batting practice on Thursday. "Clarke jogged laps of the MCG but was the only batsman in the Australia squad not...
  • 'Good that we are in charge of our destiny' March 1, 2012

    Melbourne: Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene on Thursday said he is glad that at least the team's fortunes are still in their own hands unlike their sub-continental neighbours, India. "Going in to the last game it's in our control, what we need to do. It's a good position for us to...
  • 'Aus not playing in spirit of the game' February 29, 2012

    Hobart:Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday lashed out at the Australian players for not playing in the spirit of the game in his side's tri-series match against the hosts in Sydney on Sunday. The match between India and Australia at the SCG, which the latter won by 87 runs, witnessed...
  • Best innings of my career, says Virat Kohli February 29, 2012

    Hobart: Virat Kohli, whose unbeaten 133 guided India to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a crunch cricket tri-series match here on Tuesday, termed his 86-ball knock as the best of his international career. "It has to be the best innings of my career. The kind of situation we were...
  • India triumph in match of two halves February 28, 2012

    What a quixotic match it was, and what a startling result. Having been decidedly ordinary in the field, allowing Sri Lanka to cruise to 320, India got it together at the right time in extraordinary manner to chase down the target in 36.4 overs to seize a bonus point and...
  • Top-order gave the right start: Dhoni February 28, 2012

    Hobart: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday described his side's incredible seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the crucial tri-series match here as one of the best ODI victories he has been part of. "This was one of the best ODI cricket I have been a part of. That was...
  • Yuvraj congratulates Virat Kohli on superb ton February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, recovering from a malignant tumour between his lungs in the United States, on Tuesday congratulated Virat Kohli on his stupendous unbeaten knock of 133 which kept India in the hunt for a place in the final of the CB series in Australia. The senior batsman in jest...