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  • As it happened: England vs India, 3rd ODI August 30, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Fresh from the moraleboosting win in Cardiff, India will look to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series against England by winning the third ODI at Nottingham after the first game was washed out by rain. Suresh Raina turned...
  • England ponder options at India ODI after Botham blast August 30, 2014

    London: England will have criticism from allround great Ian Botham ringing in their ears as they try to get back on level terms with India in the third oneday international at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Wednesday's huge 133run defeat by India in Cardiff was almost a textbook demonstration of what have...
  • Alex Hales eager to forge opening partnership with Alastair Cook August 30, 2014

    Nottingham: Alex Hales said on Friday he was looking forward to establish a oneday international opening partnership with Alastair Cook despite all the calls for the England captain to quit limited overs cricket. Former England offspinner Graeme Swann, labelled a "socalled friend" by Cook earlier in the week, reiterated on Friday...
  • 3rd ODI: India hope for an encore at Nottingham August 30, 2014

    Fresh from the moraleboosting win in Cardiff, India will look to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series against England by winning the third ODI at Nottingham on Saturday after the first game was washed out by rain. Suresh Raina turned out to be pivot, which helped India turned their...
  • We have a lot of options for top slot, says Suresh Raina August 29, 2014

    Nottingham: India on Friday suffered a setback with opener Rohit Sharma being ruled out of the remainder of the series but star batsman Suresh Raina said the visitors have enough options to fill in for the top slot. Opening the innings, Sharma had scored 52 runs in the second ODI but...
  • England and Wales Cricket Board denies 'courtsiding' eviction story August 29, 2014

    Nottingham: The English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has denied that the eviction of a man from the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff during the second ODI on Wednesday was related to courtsiding or betting. One of the local papers in England, The Cricket Paper, had reported that 'a man was ejected...
  • Nottingham ODI could be a highscoring game, says Alex Hales August 30, 2014

    Nottingham: Having been part of the Nottinghamshire County team for about six years since 2008, England's latest recruit Alex Hales has said that he is looking forward to taking on India in the third ODI here tomorrow. It will be a special occasion for the youngster, who will be playing his...
  • Graeme Swann stands by Alastair Cook criticism August 29, 2014

    Graeme Swann reiterated on Friday his call to Alastair Cook to stand down as England's oneday captain and quit limited overs internationals completely, saying the team's current approach to the 50over game was akin to a "twolitre diesel in a Formula One race". The former offspinner, who retired from international duty...
  • Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Murali Vijay for ODIs, T20 in England August 29, 2014

    Nottingham: India opener Rohit Sharma will miss the next three oneday internationals and the oneoff Twenty20 game against England with a finger injury and will be replaced by Murali Vijay, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday. "Rohit Sharma has sustained a fracture on the middle finger of his right...
  • Suresh Raina will bat at number five, confirms MS Dhoni August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: The move to send Suresh Raina to bat at number five paid rich dividends as his matchwinning century helped India post a 133run win over England, and it seems the Indian team management is in no mood to tamper with the middle order batsman's position in the batting lineup. "Yes,...
  • I rate Raina's knock as one of the best overseas: Sunil Gavaskar August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar lavished parises on Suresh Raina's matchwinning knock in the second ODI against England and rated the lefthander's hundred as one of the best ODI innings overseas. "You have got to rate it as one of the best innings. You can't call it the top innings...
  • Ravi Shastri instilled confidence in the team, says Suresh Raina August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Having scored a matchwinning 75ball100 against England in the second ODI, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's prematch pep talk, which urged him to go out and express himself. "Ravi Shastri gave us a lot of confidence. He came in the team meeting and said a...
  • Wayne Rooney to captain England team August 28, 2014

    Wayne Rooney has been named England captain, taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worstever World Cup. England coach Roy Hodgson confirmed the Manchester United player's appointment from a small pool of potential captains while naming the squad for England's first...
  • An ODI win can't quieten the shouts for Fletcher's removal August 29, 2014

    Even as the future of coach Duncan Fletcher hangs in the balance and uncertainty looms large over the Zimbabwean's job with BCCI, former India players, including master batsman Gundappa Vishwanath are batting for an Indian to take over the national team's coaching reins. "We have so many greats to guide the...
  • Different format, different Team India August 28, 2014

    It wasn't surprising to see a drastically different India in the second ODI against England at Cardiff on Wednesday. A team coming from consecutive Test defeats both inside three days took to ODIs like fish to water. And before we forget, it's the ODI champions after all that...
  • England fined for maintaining slow overrate in Cardiff August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: As if the loss was not enough, England's cricketers were fined 10 per cent of their match fees while their skipper Alastair Cook was docked 20 per cent of his earnings for maintaining a slow overrate in the second onedayer against India. "Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of...
  • Suresh Raina provides India the perfect 'ton'ic August 28, 2014

    Bereft of an inspiring performance since Ishant Sharma's sevenwicket burst at Lord's, Team India received the perfect tonic on Wednesday provided by its limitedovers specialist Suresh Raina. Offfield disagreements had taken precedence and Raina's century in a winning cause in the Cardiff ODI played the right notes to lift...
  • Cook disappointed with 'friend' Swann's World Cup comment August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: With friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies. England suffered a massive 133run defeat by world champions India in the second oneday international in Cardiff on Wednesday, effectively the first of what is now a fourmatch series following Monday's total...
  • ODIs a good format to come back into form, says MS Dhoni August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133run win in the second ODI against England on Thursday and the Indian captain said it's a "good format to come back into form" following the Test series debacle. Dhoni was cheered on...
  • Lot of improvement to do, says Alastair Cook after loss to India August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Dejected after a 133run loss (D/L method) against India in the second onedayer on Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 10 deficit in the fivematch series. "If we play like that we're not going...
  • Captain MS Dhoni hails Suresh Raina's fantastic knock August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his matchwinning hundred in the second onedayer against England on Thursday that helped the visitors take a 10 lead in the fivematch series. "It was a fantastic knock," said Dhoni, about Raina's 75ball 100. India humbled the hosts by 133...
  • 2nd ODI: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja star as India thrash England August 27, 2014

    Cardiff: A superb century from Suresh Raina and a 4wicket haul from Ravindra Jadeja helped India clinch a massive 133run victory by D/L method over England in the second oneday international on Wednesday. Victory gave India a 10 lead in the fivematch series following Monday's washout in Bristol and saw...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 2nd ODI August 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) With offfield matters taking precedence over onfield performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where weather permitting the visitors take on England in the second...
  • 2nd ODI: A cracking win over England need of the hour for India August 27, 2014

    With offfield matters taking precedence over onfield performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where weather permitting the visitors take on England in the second ODI after a washout in the first. India captain...
  • Vaughan, Swann want Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain August 26, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan and exspinner Graeme Swann said that Alastair Cook must be sacked as the ODI captain for England to win the 2015 World Cup. Both Vaughan and Swann feel that the selectors are picking the ODI side on the basis of performance in Tests and that...
  • Team India avoids media ahead of 2nd ODI August 26, 2014

    Cardiff: Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management on Wednesday sought to stay clear of the media by not sending any player for the prematch press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had created a flutter at...
  • England haven't lost momentum owing to rain, says Joe Root August 26, 2014

    Cardiff: England batsman Joe Root on Tuesday said that his side hasn't lost the momentum gained in the triumphant Test series as it prepares to take on India in the second ODI on Wednesday. The first ODI of the fivematch series was abandoned in Bristol without a ball being bowled on...
  • Frank Lampard's retirement adds to England's central problem August 26, 2014

    Although it was far from unexpected, Frank Lampard's international retirement increased the challenge facing England manager Roy Hodgson as he looks to move the team forward for the 2016 European Championship and beyond. Lampard, on loan at Manchester City before heading to New York City, called time on his international career...