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  • World Cup: Australia deserved to win against India in semis 59 minutes ago

    It is always best to be practical and honest. And so it must be mentioned straightaway that while the Indians did wonderfully well in the World Cup, the simple truth is that they didn't win a single match against the Australians on the entire tour, not in the Test series,...
  • World Cup: India put fielding on a pedestal, lionised bowling in their title defence 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    Four and a half months Down Under, and although India did not have the best of starts, they finished the tour by making a statement. Leading up to the World Cup, hardly anybody gave India a chance to win the trophy but that is the beauty of this game where...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India gave it back 3 hours 29 minutes ago

    'India crash out of world cup', 'We gave it back', 'Dream shattered, World Cup fever ends'. These were some of the headlines that flashed as soon as India lost the semi-final match against Australia by 95 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground. After a record 11-match winning streak in World Cups...
  • World Cup: Pace trio should play less domestic games, says Dhoni 7 hours 11 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The biggest positive for the Indian cricket team in this World Cup has been the performance of their pacers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the trio of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma should not be forced to play domestic events to ensure that they don't...
  • Head held high, India's ouster from World Cup just a bad day 7 hours 26 minutes ago

    This was always on the cards as not every day you will get things going your way. There comes a time when you need somebody to stick his neck out and fight it through but sports can be cruel in that regard as no matter how hard you try to...
  • World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni's ability to read the game is exceptional 10 hours 18 minutes ago

    Melbourne: And thus, the Indian dream run ended. Anti-climactic and without drama, the result a foregone conclusion long before Mitchell Starc cleaned up Umesh Yadav. India didn't entirely turn up at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday (March 26), and were promptly punished by an Australian side that rode on...
  • Gloom shrouds India after World Cup exit 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    Sydney/New Delhi: A pall of gloom descended on the Indian dressing room after the team's campaign in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday, and the pain of losing the semi-finals engulfed the entire cricket-crazy nation that was left grief-stricken. Disappointment was writ large on the faces of...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 22 hours 45 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • World Cup: Senior Indian players have to deliver when it matters 23 hours 31 minutes ago

    There is a lot of talk about pace and bounce when Australian pitches figure in discussions, and if one batsman used those attributes to his advantage on Thursday, it was Steven Smith. Smith has plundered runs right through the summer with, of course, a special liking towards the Indian attack. It...
  • ICC World Cup: Why is beating Australia so tough for India? 23 hours 35 minutes ago

    India were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 after Australia defeated them by 95 runs. ...
  • News 360: Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner, says French prosecutor 23 hours 40 minutes ago

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. ...
  • MS Dhoni calls for changes in ODI playing conditions 23 hours 51 minutes ago

    Sydney: Indian captain MS Dhoni on Thursday advocated changes in playing conditions governing one-day games, saying too many boundaries can cause boredom and the 50-over matches should not become like T20 outings. "It's my personal opinion, I would like them to change. In the history of cricket we have not seen...
  • ICC World Cup: Australian media criticises lack of fight from Indians Yesterday

    Sydney: Australian media were critical of lack of fight from Indian batsmen while praising their national team for a strong performance in their emphatic 95-run run victory to storm into the final of the cricket World Cup on Thursday. Chasing a stiff target of 329, India were all out for 233...
  • World Cup 2015: Things that led to India's ouster Yesterday

    India's dream run in the World Cup ended with a massive 95-run defeat in the semi-final against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team was the defending champions and played like one till the Australia match where a clinical performance by Michael Clarke's brigade saw...
  • Meek surrender by Team India, Australia to meet New Zealand in World Cup final Yesterday

    Michael Clarke's Australian side ended India's reign as World Cup champions with a 95-run victory to seal their berth in the finals. ...
  • World Cup 2015: India succumbed under the pressure, says Sunil Gavaskar Yesterday

    Sydney: Dejected with Indian batsmen's poor shot selection in their 329-run chase, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the pressure of the cricket World Cup semi-final got to the team as it was outplayed by Australia on Thursday. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's run-a-ball 65 stood tall amid a disappointing show as...
  • World Cup: Pressure of run-chase was too much for India, says Dhoni Yesterday

    Sydney: The pressure was just too much for India in the end. They put a spirited defence of their World Cup title but chasing more than 300 to beat Australia in Thursday's semi-final was a task even beyond them. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's inspiring captain who led his country to an...
  • Virat Kohli needs to walk the talk after failing in the World Cup Yesterday

    "We are going to go all out and there is no doubt about that. We are not going to leave anything in the tank in these games," a confident Virat Kohli had said before India's semi-final against Australia at Sydney, which was certainly the most important game of the World...
  • World Cup 2015: No plans to retire yet, says MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Sydney: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made no excuses for India's 95-run loss to Australia in the cricket World Cup semi-finals but said the fast bowlers could have done "slightly better" and Shikhar Dhawan should not have attempted a big shot when they were going smoothly. India's 11-match winning streak over two...
  • World Cup: Mixed twitter reactions on India's defeat against Australia Yesterday

    India were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 after Australia defeated them by 95 runs in the second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. After winning seven matches on the trot, India's quest for a second successive World Cup title was finally ended as Australians outplayed MS...
  • Australia knock India out to set up date with New Zealand in World Cup final Yesterday

    Australia went into the semi-finals with their noses slightly in front because of their unbeaten record in the semi-finals of the World Cup and they just about vindicated that documentation by getting the better off the defending champions India by 95 runs at the SCG to book their place in...
  • ICC World Cup: Keep calm till Dhoni is there, say Indian fans Yesterday

    Indian fans cheer for team India, feels Dhoni can win the game for his team. ...
  • World Cup: Chris Harris believes Dhoni will win the match for India Yesterday

    India lost the top-order in quick succession as Australia kept chipping away at the wickets with Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli and Raina back in the hut. ...
  • ICC World Cup: India's batting relies on the top five, says Brad Hogg Yesterday

    "India look like they have become accustomed to the conditions in Australia," says Brad Hogg. ...
  • World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni's hometown prays for India's win Yesterday

    MS Dhoni's hometown have also made special sweets on the name of Team India's players. ...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. An undefeated India will face their biggest challenge of the World Cup when they take on co-hosts and four-time champions Australia in the latter's backyard at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There has been a lot of talk about the match...
  • World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar advises India to bat first and post a big total Yesterday

    Former captain Sunil Gavaskar tipped Australia as favourites to win thursday's high-voltage cricket World Cup semi-final against India but said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can beat the hosts if they bat first and put up a big total. "Australia are favourites because they have psychological advantage of having beaten India in...