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  • As it happened: India vs Australia, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. An undefeated India will face their biggest challenge of the World Cup when they take on co-hosts and four-time champions Australia in the latter's backyard at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There has been a lot of talk about the match...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, semi-finals 1 week ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) A much-anticipated pulsating battle between New Zealand's bowlers and two-time champions West Indies' big hitters may well decide the fourth quarter-final of the World Cup. Co-hosts New Zealand are high on confidence after romping into the knock-out stage with an all-win record in...
  • As it happened; Australia vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final March 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Hosts Australia will have to counter a rising and unpredictable Pakistan in the third cricket World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval. While four-time World Cup winners Australia can easily be termed as favourites going by the past performance and the arsenal they...
  • As it happened: India vs Bangladesh, 2nd quarter-final March 19, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) As India look to hold on to their winning momentum and register their seventh win on the trot in the tournament, Bangladesh would aim to upset the defending champions just like they did way back in the group stages of 2007. But as...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Quarter-final March 18, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) It will be a highly-charged contest between two powerful batting line-ups as former champions Sri Lanka take on superbly talented but traditional under-performers South Africa in the first quarter-final of the cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). In a quest...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards 2015: Nominees for Best Background Score March 15, 2015

    There have been several discussions and heated debates about the most deserving films in 2014. The past year saw an interesting blend of films that won commercial success and critical acclaim. So while the big films got bigger, several offbeat projects also found several takers. In the second edition of...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs UAE, World Cup 2015, Match 41 March 15, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. West Indies are expected to unleash...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs England, World Cup, Match 38 March 13, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Afghanistan will look to follow the lead of Bangladesh when they face England in their World Cup finale in Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). England, reeling from the fall-out of a World Cup where they, like tournament debutants Afghanistan, have so far only beaten...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 37 March 13, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Pre-match: Bangladesh will seek to exploit New Zealand's weakness against spin and halt the co-hosts' unbeaten run when the teams meet in the World Cup in Hamilton on Friday. Bangladesh surprised everyone by knocking out England with a hard-fought 15-run win on...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 32, Pool A March 8, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If there's one Asian team not overawed by the Australia experience, it's Sri Lanka. They may trail 31-55 in the overall head-to-head numbers, but in matches against Australian on their turf in the new millennium, they have...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Ireland vs Zimbabwe, Match 30 March 7, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Quick Preview: Ireland and Zimbabwe face each other in a Pool B clash at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday in a match that could have a key bearing on both sides' chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The Irish...
  • Cricketnext launches brand new app for iOS and Android March 6, 2015

    Stay tuned to the World Cup, including fastest scorecard, and everything else in the cricket world at the tap of your finger. ...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Match 26 March 4, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page)Quick Preview: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Score: Semi-final, Day 5 March 1, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Centuries from Swapnil Gugale (154) and Chirag Khurana (125) helped Maharashtra end at 394/5 on Day 4 to still trail Tamil Nadu by 155 runs in their Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Earlier, Tamil Nadu...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 22, Pool A March 1, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both teams. A...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 February 28, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Australia, World Cup, Match 20, Pool A February 28, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected,...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 19 February 27, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 18, Pool A February 26, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling to cope with the conditions in New Zealand. Angelo Mathews's men were thrashed by the co-hosts...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 17 February 26, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Either Afghanistan or Scotland will post a first-ever win in a World Cup match when they meet in a Pool A match at the University Oval, unless New Zealand's fickle weather intervenes. Afghanistan are playing in their first World Cup, Scotland...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 February 25, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the larger...
  • AS it happened: India vs South Africa, World Cup, Match 13, Pool B February 22, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Quick Preview: After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for the...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia, Bangladesh share points after Brisbane washout February 21, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's cricket World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled at the Gabba here Saturday. Both teams will get one point each. Heavy rain generated by Cyclone Marcia swamped Brisbane Friday and persisted again Saturday, meaning no play was possible. The rain had eased early...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup, Match 11 February 21, 2015

    (For live updates scroll down) Quick Preview: Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup on Saturday with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off their campaign...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-finals February 20, 2015

    (Scroll down for score updates) With Maharashtra already in the semi-finals, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai look for outright wins to secure the other three spots. Catch the Day 4 action with live updates below. ...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs England, World Cup, Pool A, Match 9 February 20, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in today's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Quarter-Finals, Day 4 February 19, 2015

    (Scroll down for live score updates) With Maharashtra already in the semi-finals, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai look for outright wins to secure the other three spots. Catch the Day 4 action with live updates below. ...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs West Indies, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 5 February 16, 2015

    (For blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Traditional giant-killers Ireland and under-pressure West Indies possess all the ingredients for a high-scoring clash in their opening World Cup match in Nelson. Both sides feature quality batsmen but relatively inexperienced bowling line-ups for a match they have each targeted...
  • India vs Pakistan: India 300/7, Kohli 107, Sohail 5/55 February 15, 2015

    There was no shortage of atmosphere at an Adelaide Oval packed to the rafters. Drums beat rhythmically, horns blared out loud and clear, there was singing and dancing, with the promise of a party to follow post sundown. The special atmosphere perforce dictated a special performance. Virat Kohli has played several...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 4 February 15, 2015

    TOSS: India opted to bat. Quick Preview: It's a Sunday. The streets are going to be deserted, but not all the people will be at home. A little under 55,000 will be at the Adelaide Oval. Over 1.2 billion in India and around 183 million in Pakistan will in some way...