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  • How India can right their wrongs to save England series August 11, 2014

    "A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life." The plot for India to salvage lost pride in England is not as serious as the 2000 flick 'Gone in 60 seconds', but the...
  • Farokh Engineer slams India's embarrassing defeat at Old Trafford August 10, 2014

    Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer lamented the team's "embarrassing" innings and 54-run defeat by England in the third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday, criticising both the players and coach Duncan Fletcher. "This was embarrassing," the 76-year-old Engineer, who played 46 Tests from 1961-1975, told BBC Radio Five on Sunday. "India shot...
  • Dhoni three defeats away from matching Fleming's away Test record August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have forged a formidable coach-captain combination with Stephen Fleming for the CSK in the Indian Premier League but the India captain is on the verge of equalling an ignominious record in possession of the former Black Caps skipper - that of maximum number of...
  • Lack of fighting spirit by Team India shocks one and all August 11, 2014

    Manchester: As India surrendered the fourth Test in Manchester by an innings and 54 runs in less than three days, the five-match series shifted decisively in England's favour but the manner of defeats has definitely shocked everyone after the team's historic Lord's victory. It is now pegged at 2-1, after the...
  • Stuart Broad included in unchanged England squad for 5th Test August 10, 2014

    England named an unchanged 13-man squad for the fifth Test starting on 15 August at the Oval in London. Stuart Broad has been included in the team despite suffering a fractured nose when batting at Old Trafford on Saturday. Broad was retired hurt after being struck on the nose by a...
  • Stat Attack: India's Manchester defeat their 14th within three days August 10, 2014

    India's humiliating innings and 54-run defeat by England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday was the latest away loss for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. This result, which saw England go 2-1 up in the five-match series with a victory completed inside three days, meant India had won...
  • Stuart Broad, Matt Prior to undergo surgery after Test series August 10, 2014

    London: English cricket duo Stuart Broad and wicketkeeper Matt Prior will undergo surgery to cure their long-term injury troubles at the end of the month. According to Daily Mail, Prior, who opted out for the rest of the summer to recuperate from an Achilles tendon injury, saw a specialist who...
  • Batsmen capitulate as India lose at Old Trafford August 10, 2014

    Indian batsmen failed to survive the session after tea and lost the fourth Test to England by an innings and 54 runs. ...
  • India's away record further dented at Old Trafford August 10, 2014

    Manchester: India's humiliating innings and 54-run defeat by England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday was the latest away loss for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. This result, which saw England go 2-1 up in the five-match series with a victory completed inside three days, meant India had...
  • England upbeat over Broad despite broken nose August 10, 2014

    Manchester: England expect Stuart Broad will be fit to play in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval next week despite confirming the paceman had suffered a broken nose in their fourth Test win at Old Trafford. "X-rays confirm a fractured nose," an England and Wales Cricket Board...
  • Michael Vaughan slams 'pathetic' India August 10, 2014

    Manchester: Former England captain Michael Vaughan blasted India for their "pathetic" display in losing the fourth Test at Old Trafford by an innings and 54 runs on Saturday. India lost nine wickets after tea on the third day as they were bowled out for 161 and were in fact beaten in...
  • Do India need sweeping changes for the fifth Test? August 10, 2014

    Manchester: After India's abysmal defeat in the fourth Test in less than two and a half days - by virtue of which they now trail 1-2 in the series - Indian cricket need sweeping changes. It is all the more ironical that this should be the case for the Board of...
  • Cook surprised at India's meek surrender in one session August 10, 2014

    Manchester: Jubilant with his teams' thumping win at Old Trafford on Saturday, England skipper Alastair Cook expressed surprise at India's abject surrender in the fourth Test, which allowed the hosts to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Getting behind a 215-run lead, the visitors were shot out for just...
  • Captain MS Dhoni lashes out at top order after Manchester debacle August 10, 2014

    Manchester: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a dig at the top-order batsmen stating that it was the fifth bowler and the lower order who were scoring all the runs after another abject surrender against England in the fourth cricket Test on Saturday. Asked if the second innings effort was disappointing,...
  • 4th Test: India crumble to a humiliating innings defeat at Old Trafford August 9, 2014

    Team India produced yet another horrible batting performance as they were crushed to a humiliating loss in the fourth Test by the hands of England at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday. Moeen Ali picked four for 39 as India were humiliated by an innings and 54 runs in the...
  • Pankaj Singh picks his maiden Test wicket after 416 balls August 9, 2014

    Indian speedster Pankaj Singh finally took his first Test wicket when he dismissed England's Joe Root on the third day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday. The tall paceman had threatened to become the most expensive wicketless bowler in Test history. His return of none for 179 in England's...
  • Stuart Broad suffers nose blow from Varun Aaron bouncer August 9, 2014

    Manchester: England's Stuart Broad was retired hurt after being struck on the nose by a bouncer from India fast bowler Varun Aaron on the third day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday. Broad, in the first over after lunch, had just hooked a couple of Aaron bouncers for...
  • 'Srinivasan played in ECB hands in Anderson-Jadeja spat' August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India became a "laughing stock" during the Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson incident because of the timidity of BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan, who played a "puppet" fearing a backlash from the England and Australia boards, CAB secretary Aditya Verma said on Saturday. "With N Srinivasan playing puppet, the Jadeja-Anderson issue...
  • Pankaj Singh moves closer to Test worst August 9, 2014

    Pankaj Singh found himself eyeing one of Test cricket's most unwanted records after a return of none for 79 in 17 overs on the second day of the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford on Friday. The tall paceman's return of none for 179 in England's 266-run victory in the...
  • Match poised nicely for both teams, says Bell August 9, 2014

    Manchester: England have extended their lead to 85 runs against India but Ian Bell says the fourth Test match was still hanging in balance. Bell scored 58 runs in England's unfinished first innings as the hosts reached 237 for 6 at the end of day two. "It certainly is poised very nicely....
  • Aaron vows to bowl quick after impressive return August 9, 2014

    Manchester: After making an impressive return to the Indian fold, fast bowler Varun Aaron says he won't cut down on his pace despite having a history of suffering stress fractures. Aaron has so far dismissed three batsmen in England's first innings, pegging them back with two blows on day one and...
  • 4th Test: England take 85-run lead over India on rain-marred Day 2 August 9, 2014

    Rain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar combined in Manchester on Friday to help India stop England from taking a clear advantage in the fourth Test, which saw the hosts go 85 runs into the lead with four wickets in hand at stumps on day two. India struck thrice on the second morning but...
  • No plans to revamp ICC Code of Conduct for players, says N Srinivasan August 8, 2014

    Chennai: ICC chairman N. Srinivasan on Friday made it clear that the apex cricket body was "not considering" a complete overhaul in the 'Code of Conduct' for players, which has become a subject of debate following the infamous James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja 'Pushgate' incident. "We are not considering revamping ICC Code of...
  • Stuart Broad set for knee surgery after Test series August 8, 2014

    Manchester: Stuart Broad confirmed he would be undergoing surgery on a longstanding right knee injury after taking six wickets to leave England well-placed in the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford on Thursday. However, Broad insisted he would see out the remainder of a five-Test series currently in the balance...
  • Bowlers made good use of the conditions, says Broad August 8, 2014

    Manchester: England allrounder Stuart Broad has said that their bowling attack made good use of the conditions after losing the toss and they now need to bat India out of the game. The visitors were bowled out for 152 runs on day one and England reached 113 for 3 in reply...
  • Indian batsmen cut a sorry figure in Manchester August 8, 2014

    One of the Twitter trends on Thursday afternoon read 'India 8/4'. While that indicated Test cricket was alive and kicking on social media, the word 'India' upset a lot of fans in the subcontinent who anticipated a fitting reply to the Englishmen but were served a meek surrender by the...
  • 4th Test: Bowlers must step up on Day 2, says Ashwin August 8, 2014

    Manchester: Indian offspinner R Ashwin has expressed hope that one of their bowlers will step up on second day to prevent England from running away with the fourth Test and also expressed his disappointment as he got out after getting set. India were bowled out for a paltry 152 in...
  • Rahul Dravid questions no punishment in Anderson-Jadeja row August 8, 2014

    Manchester: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has slammed the 'not guilty' verdict given to James Anderson in the 'pushgate' incident and said the administrators of the game have sent out a "wrong message" by letting off the England pacer without any punishment. Dravid has said that Anderson, who allegedly pushed Ravindra...