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  • Twitter reactions on India's historic Lord's win July 21, 2014

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne Monday said India "bullied and bounced" out England to earn their first win at Lord's since 1986. "Horrific hour for Eng. India bullied & bounced them out. Remember Eng won the toss on the greenest pitch ever & blew it, changes needed !!" tweeted Warne,...
  • Breathtaking Ishant takes life out of England for India's historic triumph July 22, 2014

    We talk of a breathtaking fast-bowling display. We talk of bowlers intimidating batsmen. We talk of bowlers rattling a team up. We talk of bowlers at their best in Test cricket. We talk of champions coming up with their best when cornered. Each of the above fitted perfectly into a...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx July 21, 2014

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • Vijay backs Jadeja to spin England out July 21, 2014

    London: Murali Vijay has backed Ravindra Jadeja to be a last-day hero as India closed in on a coveted Test win against England at Lord's. Both players had a day to remember on Sunday, although in opener Vijay's case it was bittersweet as he just missed out on a place on...
  • Rare Test success beckons India at Lord's July 21, 2014

    If there are any Monday morning blues in the Lord's Test, they will be exclusively reserved for England who stare at the prospect of watching India celebrate a rare Test win. Six wickets away, India stand as firm favourites to repeat what they last did 28 years back in 1986 -...
  • 'Haunted' London hotel gives England cricketers spooky nights July 21, 2014

    London: England have often looked a haunted side during their ongoing run of nine Tests without a win. And according to paceman Stuart Broad they have a particular reason to be spooked during matches in London after ghostly goings-on at the team hotel. Broad said several members of the side...
  • We will bat to win, says England assistant coach Farbrace July 21, 2014

    London: England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has said that his side will be turning up on day five with the intention to win this second Test against India at Lord's. At stumps on day four, the hosts were struggling at 105 for 4 in a chase of 319 runs for victory. "You've...
  • I won't regret missed century if we win the Test, says Vijay July 21, 2014

    London: Indian opener Murali Vijay has said that he will not feel dejected on missing out on a century at Lord's if his team goes on to win the second Test against England on Monday. Chasing 319 for victory, the hosts slumped to 105 for 4 at stumps on day four....
  • India six wickets away from winning the Lord's Test July 21, 2014

    The second Test is headed for a nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifth-day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 on Sunday. At stumps on the fourth day, Joe Root and...
  • ECB must consider taking captaincy away from Cook: Vaughan July 20, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan has slammed England captain Alastair Cook's "poor tactics" in the ongoing Lord's Test against India and called for the ECB to consider taking the captaincy away from him. Vaughan, in his article for the 'Daily Telegraph', said "We have reached the stage with Cook when he cannot be...
  • My batting form has helped my bowling: Bhuvneshwar July 20, 2014

    London: India's top bowler in the ongoing Test series against England with 11 wickets to his credit, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says his good form with the bat has been a major factor in helping him perform well with the ball. Bhuvneshwar, who struck two half-centuries in the drawn opening Test in...
  • No video evidence of Jadeja-Anderson altercation July 20, 2014

    London: In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja, it has come to light that there is no video evidence of the incident for which a preliminary ICC hearing will be conducted on Tuesday. According to a report in 'ESPNCricinfo', "Indian officials have questioned why...
  • Sweeping of Lord's pitch raises controversy July 20, 2014

    London: The furore over the "poor" pitch in in Trent Bridge is yet to settle down but that has not stopped a new controversy from brewing in the India-England second Test after MCC was forced to tender an apology for the manner in which one of its groundstaff swept the...
  • We need wickets in the first session: Plunkett July 20, 2014

    London: England pacer Liam Plunkett feels that second Test against India hangs in the balance after three days of cricket. "The match is quite balanced at the moment. It is very even between both sides," said Plunkett after the day's play. "In the morning, if we can pick a couple of wickets...
  • India looking at a 300-plus target, says Pujara July 20, 2014

    London: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said that his side will be looking at a 300-plus target for England in the second innings. "Overall, if you see the match is evenly balanced. We just need to bat well tomorrow morning because the first session will be very crucial," said Pujara after...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar joins India's Lord's elite July 19, 2014

    London: Bhuvneshwar Kumar became only the twelfth India bowler to take five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord's on Saturday. Kumar's return of six for 82 against England on the third day of the second Test also represented his Test-best bowling figures in what was the 24-year-old's...
  • 2nd Test: India lead England by 145 runs on Day 3, match evenly poised July 21, 2014

    England-India contest at Lord's still hangs in the balance after the end of day three, as India lost three wickets in quick succession in the last session but fought back through Murali Vijay's gutsy half-century to take their overall lead to 145, leaving the second Test interestingly poised. At stumps on...
  • Bhuvneshwar is like me, hope he can avoid flashbulbs: Bishan Bedi July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Saturday paid rich compliments to young seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar terming him as cricketer of his kind and prayed that the he remains like this for the rest of his career. Bedi took to micro-blogging site twitter to praise Bhuvneshwar, who has been...
  • ICC match referee rates Trent Bridge pitch as 'poor' July 19, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who officiated in the first Test between India and England at Nottingham, has rated the pitch used at Trent Bridge as "poor". In accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch...
  • With flexibility, Ashwin can be a hit abroad: Graeme Swann July 19, 2014

    London: R Ashwin has it in him to be India's top spinner on foreign tracks provided he becomes a little more flexible and curbs his aggressive instincts when the situation demands, feels former England off-spinner Graeme Swann. Ashwin is currently warming the bench after failing to find a place in the...
  • Don't copy Germany, Harry Redknapp urges England July 19, 2014

    Harry Redknapp believes England need to stop trying to emulate other international teams and focus on creating their own footballing identity, the Queens Park Rangers manager said on Friday. England endured a terrible World Cup campaign, winning just one point from three games against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica to finish...
  • Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing: Ballance July 19, 2014

    London: England's century-maker on day two of the second Test versus India here, Gary Ballance on Friday said that his side needs to make use of the remaining wickets on day three and try to take a lead in the first innings. Ballance scored 110 runs and added to his century...
  • Indian bowlers bowled in right areas, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar July 19, 2014

    London: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Friday said the onus will be on the bowling attack to quickly get rid of the remaining English batting on day three of the second Test at Lord's here. Kumar took 4 for 46 in the hosts' first innings as they reached 219 for...
  • 2nd Test: Gary Ballance hundred cuts India's lead to 76 on Day 2 July 18, 2014

    Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total of 295. Ballance scored 110 and added 98 in a fifth-wicket stand with Moeen...
  • Shane Warne dials Cook's number to 'clear the air' July 18, 2014

    London: Australian spin legend Shane Warne claims to have settled his differences with Alastair Cook after talking to the England skipper for over an hour. "It was good to clear the air and it was amicable," Warne told the Daily Telegraph. During England's 5-0 Ashes series loss 'Down Under', Cook's generally conservative...
  • Nasser Hussain questions English bowling on green pitch July 18, 2014

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain questioned Alastair Cook's seamers on what he thought was "one of the best day one pitches for bowling" in the second Test, on the opening day, against India at Lord's. Hussain wrote in the Daily Mail that England failed to capitalise in the first and...