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  • CWG 2014: Indian paddlers to face Nigeria for bronze 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India lost 1-3 to England in the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's team table tennis semi-final and will have to be content with playing for the bronze medal against Nigeria. The country's top singles player Achanta Sharath Kamal was shocked by an energetic Liam Pitchford, who is ranked five places below,...
  • 3rd Test: Bowlers key for India on day two, England comfortable at 247/2 55 minutes ago

    Indian bowlers will be hoping to make quick inroads in England's batting line up when the team walk out for the second day of action in the third Test at the Southampton. India sorely missed their hero of Lord's victory, Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out due to an ankle...
  • Alastair Cook delighted to return among runs 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Southampton: Alastair Cook on Monday missed out on his 26th Test century by five just runs but the English skipper said even though it was frustrating he was delighted to get out of his prolonged poor form. Cook marked his return to form with a dogged 95 while youngster Gary Ballance...
  • Ishant Sharma to undergo more tests on sore leg: bowling coach 2 hours 49 minutes ago

    Southampton: India's bowling coach Joe Dawes was apprehensive about Ishant Sharma's fitness, saying the pace spearhead will undergo tests in the next few days after missing out on the second test due to a sore leg. Tall fast bowler Pankaj Singh replaced Ishant in the Indian squad. "Ishant has a sore leg....
  • CWG 2014: India lose badminton semi-final to England 3-0 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India lost to England 3-0 in the semi-finals of the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games here late on Sunday night. India's men and mixed doubles teams fought well over three games, but could not in cross the line and Parupalli Kashyap lost his singles match against Rajiv Ouseph in...
  • 3rd Test: Ballance, Cook defy India on day one, England 247/2 12 hours 21 minutes ago

    Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of 247 for 2 at stumps on day one of the third Test at...
  • ICC urges Dhoni, Cook not to 'undermine' judicial process 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    Southampton: The International Cricket Council (ICC) took strong exception to the critical comments made by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his England counterpart Alastair Cook on the James Anderson- Ravindra Jadeja altercation and urged both the captains to respect the judicial process. On the eve of the third Test, Dhoni...
  • Live Score: England bat, Ishant out injured, debut for Pankaj 20 hours 23 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's green-top and India's in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third Test starting here Sunday. The victory...
  • Stokes, Prior testify against Jadeja in Anderson row 18 hours 29 minutes ago

    London: In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, two England players have testified that the Indian allrounder had turned towards the English bowler with a raised bat during the showdown. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, Ben Stokes and Matt Prior, during the hearing...
  • Cook brushes aside Pietersen's quit call Yesterday

    Southampton: Alastair Cook shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain ahead of the third Test against India at Southampton. Pietersen used his Daily Telegraph column published on Saturday to say he was only still in the job because it would be "yet another PR disaster" for the...
  • 3rd Test: 'Hurt' India fired up to extend England's misery Yesterday

    Southampton: They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's green-top and India's in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third cricket Test starting here Sunday. The visitors won the second Test at Lord's by 95 runs...
  • MS Dhoni slams ICC decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja Yesterday

    A livid Dhoni lambasted the ICC decision to impose a fine on Jadeja, saying many a thing were neglected in the case and his players cannot ignore if abuse is hurled on them. ...
  • Can repeat what we did in India in 2012, says Alastair Cook Yesterday

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook is drawing confidence from the 2012 Test series in India where his team came from being a loss down to script a memorable 2-1 series win -- a first for them in 28 years. It was a deja vu moment for Cook as he geared up...
  • MS Dhoni unhappy with ICC's decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja 18 hours 30 minutes ago

    Southampton: A livid India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday lambasted the ICC decision to impose a fine on Ravindra Jadeja, saying many a thing were neglected in the case and his players cannot ignore if abuse is hurled on them. Jadeja was fined 50 percent of his match fee after...
  • Gundappa Viswanath wants specialist spinner for third Test Yesterday

    Kolkata: India should include a specialist spinner in the playing XI for the Southampton Test, beginning on Sunday, former Indian great Gundappa Viswanath said. Without naming Ravichandran Ashwin, the former India captain felt there was a need to make it a two-spin attack along with Ravindra Jadeja. "They should take a specialist...
  • BCCI will take up Jadeja penalty issue with ICC Yesterday

    Mumbai: BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla reiterated on Saturday that the board will appeal to the ICC against their decision to penalise Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his altercation with England pacer James Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge. "Board will go for appeal in ICC. We will put...
  • Rohit Sharma may sneak into the playing XI at Southampton Yesterday

    India's net sessions ahead of the third Test against England at Southampton have given indications that the visitors might go in with seven batsmen and four specialist bowlers, ESPNCricinfo has reported. Rohit's inclusion would mean that the slot of the bowling allrounder filled by Stuart Binny has to be vacated to...
  • CWG 2014: Rowsell wins track pursuit, England lead in golds 2 days ago

    Glasgow: Track cyclist Joanna Rowsell helped England break New Zealand and Australian domination of the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. While Scottish comedian Billy Connolly watched with Chris Hoy - in the velodrome named after the retired Scottish Olympian - Rowsell finished a second ahead of Australian Annette...
  • Five things to know about the third India vs England Test 2 days ago

    Southampton: After England's last-day batting collapse against India in the second Test at Lord's, the pressure and scrutiny on captain Alastair Cook seems to be reaching its peak. England slumped from 198 for 5 to 225 all out as India won their first Test away from home in three years, taking...
  • Cook is still captain because of ECB politics: Pietersen 2 days ago

    London: Alastair Cook has managed to hold on to England captaincy solely because of "politics", says maverick batsman Kevin Pietersen and insists that the disaster which the skipper is enduring in the series against India is something that he would not wish even for his worst enemy. "At the moment only...
  • Jos Buttler promises to be aggressive in debut Test against India 2 days ago

    Southampton: Set to make his Test debut against India in the third match of the series, England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler says it would be a big Test for him but he is determined to play aggressive cricket. The 23-year-old Buttler was brought in the team as a replacement for Matt...
  • BCCI unhappy with ICC's decision to fine Jadeja, reserves the right to appeal 2 days ago

    The BCCI has taken note of the ICC Match Referee's decision to find Ravindra Jadeja guilty of a Level 1 'Breach of Conduct' for his involvement in an incident on the second day of the Nottingham Test of the ongoing series between India and England. The BCCI issued a press release...
  • Jadeja found guilty in row with Anderson, fined by ICC 2 days ago

    London: Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee by the ICC for his involvement in an incident with England paceman James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham. "India's Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of...
  • Gambhir, Dhawan in 'opening' battle for Southampton Test 2 days ago

    With opener Shikhar Dhawan's struggle against pace, bounce and swing extending to two Tests in England, the battle to partner Murali Vijay at the top is hotting up between two Delhi men Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir. Incidentally, Gambhir is one of the only four players who were part of India's...
  • Steve Waugh lauds Ajinkya Rahane after Lord's heroics 3 days ago

    Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out Indian player in the second Test as he scored a brilliant century in the first innings. ...
  • R Ashwin should play the third Test, says Saqlain Mushtaq 3 days ago

    London: Former Pakistan spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq on Thursday joined the chorus for the inclusion of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the India's playing XI against England for the third Test, starting at Southampton on Sunday. "England had six left-handed batsmen in their eleven. Why aren't they playing R Ashwin? Isn't...
  • Out-of-form Virat Kohli gets advice from childhood coach 3 days ago

    Coach advises Virat Kohli not to play square off the wicket Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to "avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially" in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang. "Virat has six Test...
  • Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni planning to quit Test cricket? 4 days ago

    Amid the euphoria of India's elusive win at Lord's in the second Test against England, a statement from skipper MS Dhoni got lost under a stockpile of statistics and Ishant Sharma carols. Dhoni, who once again masterminded a piece of history for India with a Test win at Lord's after 28...
  • Jonathan Trott hits first century since illness break 4 days ago

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott scored his first century since returning to top-level cricket after a stress-related illness during Warwickshire's County Championship game against Sussex on Wednesday. The 33-year-old right-hander, who scored 138 in a reserve game last month, reached 106 in the Division One match at Horsham before being caught...