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  • World Cup: England's Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali out of Afghanistan match March 11, 2015

    Sydney: England allrounders Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali have both been ruled out of the team's final match at the World Cup, against Afghanistan, officials announced on Wednesday. Woakes, a lower middle-order batsman and pace bowler, has a left foot injury that became apparent running between the wickets making 42 not...
  • Anger to fuel England against Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup: Chris Jordan March 11, 2015

    Sydney: England allrounder Chris Jordan said the anger the team felt at their early World Cup exit would fuel the side in their final pool match against Afghanistan in Sydney on Friday. Monday's 15-run loss to Bangladesh in Adelaide meant England were no longer able to qualify for the quarter-finals. It also...
  • England need a world-class T20 tournament, says Michael Atherton March 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Former England captain Michael Atherton on Tuesday felt that his country's cricket needs a "world-class Twenty20 tournament", to make them a strong contender in the limited-overs format. England on Monday slumped to fourth loss in five matches in Pool A of the ongoing World Cup. They lost to Bangladesh by...
  • World Cup 2015: Eoin Morgan blames inconsistency for early exit March 10, 2015

    Eoin Morgan said it is "unbelievably disappointing" that they crashed out of the World Cup after losing to Bangladesh. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Bangladesh deserved to enter quarter-finals, says Aminul Islam March 10, 2015

    It was a great victory by Bangladesh, who played a sensible, solid game to beat England. Their batting and bowling was disciplined throughout. It looked like the batting lost a bit of momentum in the Powerplay as Mushfiqur Rahim was careful to stay at the crease to help Mahmudullah to...
  • World Cup exit shines light on England's ODI woes March 10, 2015

    Sydney: "We thought 275 was chaseable. We shall have to look at the data." With those words, uttered following a defeat by Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday that knocked England out of the World Cup, Peter Moores appeared to write his own epitaph for his second spell as coach of the...
  • World Cup: Out on bail, Rubel Hossain turns into national hero for Bangladesh March 10, 2015

    Yesterday was what every sportsman lives for. Wear heart on sleeve, lay your coffin on the sidelines and be the reason for national cheer. Any doubts about that? Contact Rubel Hossain. One month ago, the career of Bangladesh pacer Hossain was tied on a railway track. Steaming in from the other...
  • Watch: How Bangladesh threw England out of World Cup, Day 23 Highlights March 10, 2015

    Bangladesh created history by sealing their first ever entry into the World Cup knockouts at the cost of England, who will now take an early flight back home. ...
  • World Cup 2015: England suffocated by confidence, says Collingwood March 10, 2015

    You can only imagine how devastated England's players will be after they were knocked out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 by Bangladesh. It actually hurts me. It gives you that feeling in the pit of your stomach for how bad the players must be feeling at the moment. ...
  • Watch: Bangladesh erupts in joy after dumping England out of World Cup March 10, 2015

    Cricket-mad Bangladesh had no end to its happiness after the national team dumped England out of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • England recount their ODI disasters after World Cup ouster March 10, 2015

    England's humiliating 15-run defeat by Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday, that saw them knocked out of the World Cup, was far from the first time they'd been embarrassed in 50-over cricket. Here we look back at five other one-day international matches England would rather forget. March 2, 1994 - Kingstown, St Vincent:...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor March 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SMS, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur; 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle between the...
  • Peter Moores hopes to stay in charge despite England's failure in World Cup March 9, 2015

    "I want to carry on desperately, yeah," said Peter Moores, a few minutes after England crashed out of the World Cup following a 15-run loss at the hands of Bangladesh on Monday (March 9) night, ruling out any possibility of a mid-term resignation. The England coach, in his second stint in...
  • World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza dedicates win over England to 'freedom fighters' March 9, 2015

    Adelaide: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Monday dedicated his country's historic win over England in the World Cup cricket to the 1971 "freedom fighters". Tigers stormed into the quarter-finals of the World Cup, beating England by 15 runs in a breathtaking match on Monday at Adelaide Oval. Mahmudullah's ton and Mushfiqur...
  • World Cup: Morgan clueless about England's future after loss to Bangladesh March 9, 2015

    England captain Eoin Morgan was "gutted" after his team's premature exit from the World Cup on Monday and confessed he was clueless about what the future holds for the team. England's woeful form on 50-over cricket's biggest stage appeared intertwined with the miserable form of their captain who fell for his...
  • Kings of Cricket: Bangladesh enter WC quarters, England ousted March 9, 2015

    Bangladesh created history on Monday by ousting England from the cricket World Cup's league stage and securing a quarterfinal berth for the first time. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Twitter hails Bangladesh win, slams sluggish England March 9, 2015

    England slumped out of contention at the World Cup 2015 with a 15-run loss on Monday to Bangladesh, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time. Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets for Bangladesh after Mahmudullah posted the team's first World Cup century in a competitive, but achievable, 275 for 7...
  • Saina Nehwal takes positives from All England performance March 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: A dream All England title might have slipped through her fingers but Saina Nehwal on Monday insisted on taking positives out of the prestigious tournament, saying her consistency and improvement in overall game will help her to do well in the season ahead. Olympic bronze medalist Saina's quest for becoming...
  • Heroic Bangladesh qualify for quarters, script England's ouster from World Cup March 9, 2015

    England slumped out of contention at the Cricket World Cup with a a 15-run loss Monday to Bangladesh, which advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time. Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets for Bangladesh after Mahmudullah posted the team's first World Cup century in a competitive, but achievable, 275 for...
  • World Cup: Its going to be England or will it be Bangladesh in quarters? March 9, 2015

    A loss to Bangladesh in Pool A will end England's World Cup, while West Indies need to beat UAE and then watch Ireland vs Pakistan to know their fate. ...
  • Saina Nehwal's All England loss dashes a billion Indian dreams March 9, 2015

    It was an agonising end to what could have been a historical day for India. On International Women's Day, Saina Nehwal was the cynosure of all Indian eyes and on the cusp of creating history when she was in the final of the prestigious All England Badminton championship - the...
  • Carolina Marin and Chen Long scoop All-England singles titles March 9, 2015

    Birmingham: Carolina Marin of Spain staged a remarkable comeback to land the All-England Championships crown on Sunday as Saina Nehwal blew the chance to become India's first female winner. In the men's final, world champion Chen Long captured the title for the second time in three years as he overcame charismatic...
  • As it happened: England vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 33 March 9, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) If Bangladesh beat England, they will create history and will reach the knockout stages of a World Cup for the first time. For England, its a must-win game and a loss here will end their World Cup campaign. Teams: England: Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Alex...
  • I lost focus and got nervous, says Saina Nehwal March 8, 2015

    Birmingham: After her dreams of winning All England badminton championship ended in agony with a defeat in the final, a crestfallen Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it was her lack of focus and nervousness which led to her loss. Olympic bronze medallist Saina let go of a huge opportunity to script...
  • Saina Nehwal loses to Carolina Marin at All England Championship final March 8, 2015

    Birmingham: In a major heartbreak, Saina Nehwal lost the women's singles final of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships to Spain's Carolina Marin here on Sunday. In her attempt to become the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Super Series Premier event, she took off well to win the...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin, All England Badminton Championships final March 8, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Indian ace Saina Nehwal sailed into the All England Championships final after beating her Chinese opponent Sun Yu on Saturday. The third seeded Indian prevailed 21-13, 21-13 in a 5--minute contest against the 18th seed. ...
  • World Cup: Our goal is to win the game against Bangladesh, says Peter Moores March 8, 2015

    It's been close to 11 months since Peter Moores was reappointed coach of the England team, five years after he was sacked from that position following a very public falling out with Kevin Pietersen, the then captain. A string of poor results with Ashley Giles in charge, most notably at the...
  • World Cup: Boys are very confident after chasing 318, says Mortaza March 8, 2015

    Mashrafe Mortaza has seen it all before - the pressure of expectations, the jubilant reactions of fans in triumph, their bitter disappointment in defeat. He has also undergone seven surgeries to various parts of his legs - knee, ankle, calf - in the last 12 years, so he knows better...
  • Chen Long beats Lin Dan for win at All England semis March 8, 2015

    Birmingham: World No. 1 Chen Long of China beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan for the first time in their seven meetings to reach the final at the All England Badminton Championships. Chen, the All England winner in 2013, took a surprise straight set win 21-13, 21-12 in just 45 minutes....