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  • Lord's to host ICC World Cup 2019 final 11 hours 28 minutes ago

    London: Lord's has been chosen to host the 2019 World Cup final and the 2017 Women's World Cup final, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The ECB also revealed the 2019 semi-finals will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Oval, Taunton, Chester-le-Street, Headingley,...
  • I won't walk away, says under-fire Cook Yesterday

    Alastair Cook said he had no intention of stepping down as captain after his England side lost the seventh and final match of the one-day series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. The left-handed opening batsman struggled for runs again, making just 32 as his team were beaten by 87 runs to...
  • 7th ODI: Sri Lanka wipe out England, win ODI series 5-2 Yesterday

    Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs in the seventh and final one-day international to win the series 5-2 on Tuesday as Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with bat and ball, smashing his 18th hundred and snaring three wickets. Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka posted 302-6 thanks to Dilshan's 101 off 124...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 7th ODI 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka have won the toss and will be batting first against England in the seventh ODI. England make two changes - Hales and Gurney back in, for Bopara and Finn. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have made one change with Dilruwan...
  • Michael Clarke's immediate future still not clear 3 days ago

    Australian cricket officials are still no closer to knowing whether Michael Clarke will be fit enough to play in next year's World Cup. Clarke's future remains uncertain after he badly tore a hamstring during Australia's first test win over India last week. He has already ruled himself out of the three remaining...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England 3 days ago

    Colombo: Making it obvious that he will retire after the 2015 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday revealed on social media that the seventh and final ODI against England on Tuesday will be his last at home turf. "Going for my last practice session with the boys...
  • Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara handed ICC fine for dissent 3 days ago

    Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee from their victory over England on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) imposed the penalty after deciding Sangakkara was "showing dissent at an umpire's decision". The disagreement came at the start of 34th over when the...
  • Champions Trophy: England beat Belgium to claim seventh place 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: England got the better of Belgium 3-2 to claim the seventh place in the hockey Champions Trophy on Sunday. It was a high-octane battle with Belgium's Florent van Aubel scoring his first on 10 minutes, latching onto a loose finish to fire past English goalie George Pinner. England, though, scored the...
  • 6th ODI: Sri Lanka beat England by 90 runs to clinch the series 5 days ago

    Sri Lanka beat England by 90 runs in the sixth one-day international at Pallekele on Saturday to take an unbeatable 4-2 lead in their seven-match series. Kumar Sangakkara completed his 20th one-day international century to help the home team post a healthy total of 292 for seven. England could only muster 202...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI 5 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Pallekele. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • Germany down England 2-0 to enter Champions Trophy semi-final 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Olympic champions Germany produced a perfect game to beat England 2-0 in an all-European battle en route to their semi-final berth in the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, here on Thursday. At the Kalinga Stadium, the Germans, who finished at the bottom in the pool stages, produce defensive master-class to...
  • 5th ODI: Joe Root ton powers England to a 5-wicket win over Sri Lanka 1 week ago

    Pallekele: Joe Root struck an unbeaten 104 to cap Chris Woakes' six wickets and lead England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international on Thursday. England chased down a challenging total of 239 with 240 for 5 from 49.1 overs. Sri Lanka's series lead was narrowed...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI 1 week ago

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris...
  • England's Craig Kieswetter set to miss Cricket World Cup 2015 1 week ago

    Taunton: England wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter is unlikely to play at the 2015 Cricket World Cup because of a serious eye injury. Somerset, Kieswetter's English county side, says in a statement that the 27-year-old player "has struggled to regain perfect vision" after suffering a "terrible" eye injury in a domestic game in...
  • 5th ODI: Rain abandons England innings against Sri Lanka 1 week ago

    England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele on Wednesday. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris Woakes (6-47)...
  • England face Germany in first quarter-final of Champions Trophy December 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In-form England will be aiming to maintain their momentum when they take on Germany in the first quarter-final of the Hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. England are very much in form, having won two of their three matches, staying unbeaten and collecting seven points on their...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 10, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen...
  • Sachithra Senanayake recalled by Sri Lanka after action cleared December 9, 2014

    Colombo: Off spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake has been recalled by Sri Lanka hours after his reformed bowling action was deemed legal Tuesday by the International Cricket Council. Senanayake was added to the Sri Lanka squad to play the remaining two one-day internationals against England because strike bowler and left-arm spinner Rangana...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: England top Pool A, Argentina topple Germany December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: England continued to enjoy their stay here in the capital of Odisha as they went on to top Pool A after a 1-1 draw with Belgium on Tuesday at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy. Amaury Keusters was on the mark for the Belgians as early as the 9th minute and...
  • Kevin Pietersen hankers for Test return December 8, 2014

    Melbourne: Kevin Pietersen says he hopes his exile from the England Test side will soon end allowing him able to achieve his goals of reaching 10,000 Test runs and again beating Australia in an Ashes series. Pietersen was dropped from the England team after their disastrous and acrimonious series in Australia...
  • 4th ODI: Sri Lanka survive England scare to take 3-1 lead December 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan spinners combined for nine wickets before Kumar Sangakkara hit 86 runs to help the hosts to a tense six-wicket win over England in the fourth one-day international on Sunday. Electing to bat first, England were 265 all out in 50 overs and Sri Lanka chased down the runs...
  • Hockey: England maul Pakistan, register best-ever win in Champions Trophy December 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: An impressive England demolished Pakistan 8-2 in their second Pool A match to register their best-ever win in the history of the FIH Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. England dished out a scintillating performance in the opening two quarters and pumped in as many as five goals...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 4th ODI December 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: England have won the toss and have opted to bat against Lanka. England will be high on confidence after winning the last ODI and will be hoping to level series today. Sri Lanka at the moment lead series 2-1. Sri...
  • Alastair Cook captain as England name provisional World Cup squad December 6, 2014

    England named a provisional 30-man squad on Saturday for next year's one-day World Cup with Alastair Cook as captain. Cook is under pressure following a poor run of results and is suspended from Sunday's game against Sri Lanka due to the team's slow over-rate in the last game. Fast bowlers James Anderson...
  • Hockey: England stun Australia 3-1 in Champions Trophy December 6, 2014

    Bhubanewar: England stunned defending champions Australia 3-1 in the inaugural match of the men's hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Saturday. Underdogs England dominated throughout the match, putting regular pressure on the World champions Australian team, which struggled hard to impress. Barry Middleton-led England started the match with constant attacking...
  • Sri Lanka add chinaman bowler for England ODIs December 4, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have picked uncapped left-arm chinaman bowler Lakshan Sandakan for the fourth and fifth one-day internationals against England. Seam bowler Suranga Lakmal also returns after an injury layoff in the 16-man squad named on Thursday. Batsman Mahela Jayawardene, who opted out of the third match citing personal reasons, also returns....
  • Australia is the team to beat in Champions Trophy: Barry Middleton December 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: England hockey team captain Barry Middleton said on Thursday world champions Australia will be the team to beat in the FIH Champions Trophy, which kick starts at the Kalinga Stadikum from Saturday. "All teams are equally good but I think world champions Australia are going to be the toughest of...
  • England's Alastair Cook gets one-match ban for slow over-rate December 4, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook was on Thursday suspended for one match and fined 20 percent of his undisclosed match fees for his team's slow over-rate in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka. Match referee David Boon ruled that England bowled one over short in the stipulated time frame during Wednesday's...
  • Kumar Sangakkara completes 13,000 ODI runs December 3, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday became only the fourth batsman in history to surpass the 13,000-run mark in one-day internationals, achieving the feat in his 386th match. The 37-year-old left-hander reached the landmark during the third match against England in Hambantota when he took a single off Chris Woakes to...
  • 3rd ODI: Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali help England trounce Sri Lanka by 5 wickets December 3, 2014

    Opener Moeen Ali hit a dazzling 58 off 40 balls to inspire England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected third one-day international in Hambantota on Wednesday. The tourists, chasing a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 236 in 35 overs, cruised home with eight balls to spare to record...