England

  • Jonathan Trott hits first century since illness break July 23, 2014

    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...
  • Dhoni a far better keeper than he showed at Lord's, says Farokh Engineer July 23, 2014

    London: Former Indian wicket-keeping great Farokh Engineer has questioned skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ploy to stand back against spinner Ravindra Jadeja during the second Test at Lord's. India won by 95 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series against England. "Standing back to Ravindra Jadeja didn't make sense...
  • Ashwin should be part of playing XI: Bishen Singh Bedi July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin. "Ideally, Ashwin should have played in the both the games. Again it's not Stuart Binny's fault that he's been thrust...
  • Senior players have got to look at their game, says coach Moores July 23, 2014

    London: Livid with England's performance so far in the ongoing Test series against India, coach Peter Moores feels the senior players need to raise their game by several notches for the side to make a comeback in the five-match series. England are trailing 0-1 in the series after losing by 95...
  • Dream come true for Buttler, surgery time for Prior July 23, 2014

    London: New England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler finally gets the Test status after serving as a one-day cricketer and this, he says, is a "dream come true". Lancastrian Buttler, 23, has played 63 times in limited-overs cricket for his country and will now make his debut in Tests on Sunday in the...
  • 2014 Lord's win more special than 1986 July 23, 2014

    Winning the second Test of the ongoing series in England, Indian cricket's only second triumph at Lord's, has brought back memories of India's first Test win at the Home of Cricket in 1986 when the visitors beat the Englishmen by five wickets. Ishant Sharma's spell of 7 for 74 on the...
  • India are lords of Lord's July 22, 2014

    Ishant Sharma picked up seven wickets in the second innings to take India to a 95-run win and lead the five-match series 1-0. ...
  • Alastair Cook retained as captain for 3rd Test, Buttler in for Prior July 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided to retain an under-fire Alastair Cook as the captain for the third Test against India at Southampton, starting July 27 despite calls for his ouster after the home team lost second Test at Lord's against India. The only change in the 13-man...
  • Ishant, Bhuvneshwar climb up ICC rankings chart July 23, 2014

    Dubai: India's historic win at Lord's, only their second at the home of cricket in 82 years, has seen Indian players Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane make noticeable improvements in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ishant, who took a match-winning seven-wicket haul in...
  • Ajinkya Rahane the stand-out player at Lord's: Graeme Swann July 22, 2014

    London: Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his match-winning seven for 74, but former England off-spinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the stand-out player in India's historic win at Lord's. "Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out Indian player in the second...
  • Hearing on Anderson-Jadeja spat fixed for August 1 July 22, 2014

    London: The ICC-appointed Judicial Commissioner to investigate the altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday fixed August 1 as the date for conducting a detailed hearing within 48 hours of which he would announce his decision on the incident. "At the end of the hearing on 1 August, the...
  • Bob Willis calls England 'happy hookers' after Lord's surrender July 22, 2014

    London: Former England captain Bob Willis took potshots at the national cricket team after they slid to a 95-run defeat to India at Lord's, calling them "happy hookers" for their meek surrender against short-pitched bowling and compared them with the ones who used to frequent a posh nightclub once famous...
  • Alastair Cook has nowhere left to hide following Dhoni schooling July 22, 2014

    England skipper Alastair Cook is running out of time, excuses and places to hide after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India became the latest side to expose his weaknesses with a thumping victory at Lord's to open a 1-0 lead in their five-match series. His bright start to life as England captain at...
  • Kevin Pietersen willing to play for struggling England again July 22, 2014

    London: The bitter circumstances in which his England career was cut short notwithstanding, Kevin Pietersen has still not given up hopes of playing for the national team insisting that he can revive the beleaguered side. England lost by 95 runs to India in the second Test at Lord's, adding to...
  • No one appreciates my efforts other than team-mates: Ishant Sharma July 22, 2014

    London: Cynosure of all eyes after his fiery spell earned India first Test victory at the iconic Lord's in 28 years, fast bowler Ishant Sharma feels his efforts are never appreciated by people other than his team-mates. "Sometimes, I feel like my efforts are never appreciated by people other than my...
  • Lord's win was a team effort, says Sandeep Patil July 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Selection panel chairman Sandeep Patil said the convincing 95-run win over England has thrilled him and credited the whole team for the stupendous effort. India swamped England by 95 runs to post their first victory at Lord's in 28 years. "I'm thrilled by the victory like everyone else. But this is...
  • Lords of Lord's: The five heroes of India's historic win July 22, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma played pivotal roles in India's historic triumph on Monday, which helped the visitors to their first Test win at Lord's since 1986 and only second overall in 82 years. If Rahane's century on day one laid the foundation, Ishant Sharma's...
  • Stats from Lord's: Ishant's first five-for in a winning cause and more July 22, 2014

    Statistical highlights from India's historic triumph on Monday that saw them beat England in a Test at Lord's for the first time since 1986 and second overall in 82 years. - India have produced a victory after failing to register a single win in their previous fifteen Tests overseas. The win...
  • Alastair Cook will never improve, says Ricky Ponting July 22, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on under-fire England skipper Alastair Cook on Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for the rest of his career. England's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday made it 10 successive Test matches...
  • England won't miss Cook as captain, says Nasser Hussain July 22, 2014

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95-run defeat by India at Lord's on Monday condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win. Immediately after the match Cook said he had no intention of resigning and the England and...
  • Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England July 22, 2014

    At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country's third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered. His relatively disappointing tally of 21 goals in 114 appearances, including several...
  • Match-winner Ishant needed convincing to go short July 22, 2014

    London: Ishant Sharma's short-pitched barrage inspired India to victory at Lord's on Monday, but the tall right-arm seamer needed more than a little convincing from his captain to attempt the match-winning tactic. Sharma took career-best figures of 7 for 74 as India claimed a 95-run victory to go 1-0 up in...
  • Matt Prior to take a break, miss rest of India series July 22, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday, he told the England and Wales Cricket Board website. Prior, under pressure for his place after a poor...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 21, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years July 23, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane's century gave a dream start to what turned out to be a historic Test for India, ended by a breathtaking display of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma that sucked life out of England. Here's how it all unfolded between July 17 and 21, 2014, at the Home of...
  • India beat England at Lord's, make history July 21, 2014

    CNN-IBN's panelists discuss India's historic 95-run victory over England at Lord's that gave them a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. ...
  • Team India ends away-day blues, England winless in 10 Tests July 21, 2014

    London: India finally won their first away Test in more than three years as they defeated England by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday. Victory ended India's run of 15 successive Tests without an away win. This success, in the second Test of a five-match campaign, also put India 1-0 up in...
  • Ishant Sharma shines as India win historic Lord's Test July 21, 2014

    Ishant Sharma picked up seven wickets in the second innings to take India to a 95-run win and lead the five-match series 1-0. ...
  • Action correction helped Ishant Sharma get back into form: Coach July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Ishant Sharma's childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced in recent times was "justified" and is also proud that his favourite ward has answered back in the best possible way by winning an overseas Test match for India. "You can't deny that consistency...
  • MS Dhoni instructed me to bowl bouncers, says Ishant Sharma July 21, 2014

    London: Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma credited captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for instructing him to bowl bouncers which helped India win the second Test at Lord's here Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. After drawing the first Test at Trent Bridge, India won the second match by 95...