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  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand 6 days ago

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has become the first senior player to publicly criticise David Moyes, who lasted just 10 months in charge as manager at Old Trafford last season. Moyes was appointed from Everton to succeed Alex Ferguson before the start of last season but reigning champions United lost...
  • I have gone from 'king of Manchester' to 'devil', says Louis van Gaal August 22, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has poured scorn on critics who he says have made a "devil" of him after one defeat in his new job. United's 2-1 home defeat by Swansea City was the shock result on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. They face a...
  • Manchester United need to learn to cope with pressure: Louis van Gaal August 16, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said his team need to learn to cope with pressure after they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League season. United enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season tour of the United States beating rivals Liverpool and European...
  • India's defeat in three days against England helps feed homeless August 13, 2014

    London: England's defeat of India inside three days in the fourth Test at Manchester's Old Trafford may not have been good news for ground authorities, who lost out on two days' worth of takings and it certainly wasn't good for the tourists. But England's win, which put the hosts 2-1...
  • Injured Stuart Broad may play fifth Test with face mask August 11, 2014

    England pacer Stuart Broad, who was hit on the nose by a bouncer from the Indian fast bowler Varun Aaron in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, hinted that he may play the fifth and final Test against India with a face mask. Broad, in the first over after lunch...
  • Wretched form in England exposes India's batting woes August 11, 2014

    Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's wretched form in England has again exposed India's failure to fill the huge void left in the batting line-up when Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar retired. Dravid, India's formidable number three batsman, ended his career in January 2012 after scoring 13,288 runs in 164 Tests, with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 4th Test: India's surrender for 152 gives England control on day one August 8, 2014

    Stuart Broad's six-wicket haul led England's decimation of India, which saw the visitors bundled out for a paltry 152 and hand the hosts a big advantage on the opening day of the fourth Test at Manchester. MS Dhoni's decision to bat despite overcast conditions, which delayed start by 30 minutes due...
  • India equal world record for batsmen scoring zeroes in a Test innings August 7, 2014

    Manchester: The Indian team on Thursday became the owner of an ignominious statistic with six of their batsmen getting without scoring thereby equalling the record number of six ducks in a single Test inning by an international team. India now jointly hold the record for highest number of ducks in an...
  • Live Score, 4th Test: India bat; Ashwin, Gambhir, Aaron in playing XI August 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) England face the welcome problem of dealing with the consequences of winning ahead of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford. Victory by the huge margin of 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton last week saw England...
  • India should put the Anderson controversy behind, says Gavaskar August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said that India should put behind the James Anderson fracas behind and focus on the fourth Test against England, starting at Manchester on Thursday. "I have always believed that it should be the bat and the ball that should talk on the...
  • James Anderson has no need to change aggressive style: Alastair Cook August 6, 2014

    Paceman James Anderson has no need to tone down his aggression when England and India renew their rivalry in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Thursday, according to Alastair Cook. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday ruled out launching an appeal against the decision to clear the fast bowler...
  • Five things to know about the fourth India-England Test August 6, 2014

    Manchester: Until the third Test at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, it had been a desperate year for all involved with England cricket. Attempting to rebuild the team after a 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia which had decimated confidence, England lost a one-day and Test series to Sri Lanka. India arrived...
  • Finn replaces Plunkett, Broad doubtful for fourth India Test August 4, 2014

    Manchester: England fast bowler Steven Finn has replaced injured Liam Plunkett for the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford starting Thursday. Plunkett, who picked 3 wickets in the first drawn Test and scalped 4 during England's loss at Lord's apart from a half-century, opted out of the third Test as...
  • Anderson included in unchanged England squad for fourth Test August 1, 2014

    London: James Anderson was included in an unchanged 13-man England squad announced on Thursday for the fourth Test with India at the Lancashire seamer's Old Trafford home ground starting on August 7. The squad was made public just hours after England wrapped up a crushing 266-run in the third Test to...
  • Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England July 31, 2014

    Southampton: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth cricket Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday. Ishant had returned with a career-best figures of seven for 74 to guide India to a 95-run win...
  • Louis van Gaal says he can fulfill Manchester United expectations July 17, 2014

    New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal said he believes he can meet the expectations for success at "the biggest club in the world" but refused to indulge in predictions when he was introduced to the media at Old Trafford on Thursday. The Dutchman, smiling and looking relaxed after arriving from...
  • Saker salutes Jordan's Sri Lanka rout in third ODI May 29, 2014

    Manchester: England bowling coach David Saker hailed Chris Jordan as the "ultimate professional" after the allrounder spearheaded a stunning 10-wicket defeat of Sri Lanka in the third one-day international. Sussex paceman Jordan took a career-best five wickets for 29 runs as England dismissed Sri Lanka for just 67 at Old Trafford...