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  • Five Tamil fishermen serving death sentence in Sri Lanka to be transferred to Indian jail November 10, 2014

    Chennai: In a big relief to the families of five Tamil fishermen who were awarded death penalty by a Sri Lankan court, the island nation has decided to transfer all the five convicts to Indian jail, according to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. The breakthrough happened after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped...
  • We kept repeating the same mistakes: Angelo Mathews November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: After another crushing defeat to India and losing the series, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said his team kept repeating the mistakes and its batting flopped once again. "We can't keep repeating the same mistakes. We once again flopped in our batting," he told reporters after India defeated Lanka by...
  • Ishant Sharma suffering from back stiffness, fitness report awaited November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who could only bowl four overs in the third ODI against Sri Lanka, is suffering from back stiffness, informed his pace colleague Umesh Yadav. Ishant, who returned with impressive figures of four for 34 in India's first win in the five-match series in Cuttack, came...
  • Not sure about my World Cup berth: Umesh Yadav November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Making his presence felt in yet another clinical win over Sri Lanka after a four-wicket haul, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav is not taking his Australia berth for granted and said that consistency is the key to book a World Cup ticket. "It is difficult to say that I am a...
  • Virat Kohli praises bowlers for series win over Sri Lanka November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday credited his bowlers for the series clinching six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third ODI, and said the home team's bowling unit dished out a "brilliant performance" to restrict the visitors to 242. Chasing a modest 242, a clinical India produced a...
  • Virat Kohli overtakes Vivian Richards to score quickest 6000 ODI runs November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Star batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday became the quickest cricketer in history to reach 6000 one-day international run mark, bettering legendary West Indian Vivian Richards' record during his 53-run knock in India's third ODI against Sri Lanka. Playing in his 144th match and 136th innings, Kohli began the match 50...
  • 3rd ODI: Dhawan, Umesh lead India's series-clinching win over Sri Lanka November 9, 2014

    Sri Lanka once again kneeled in front of India's domination on Sunday, losing the third ODI by six wickets and with it the chance to stay alive in the series, which India now lead with a winning 3-0 margin. The ODI champions continued in the ruthless fashion promised by skipper Virat...
  • Majestic Jayawardene registers 12,000 ODI runs November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene once again walked into record books after registering 12,000 ODI runs during his 118-run knock in the third match against India at the Raijv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal on Sunday. Putting up a rescue act for the visitors in a must-win game of...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI November 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Umesh Yadav's 4 wickets restricted Sri Lanka to 242, Dhawan (91) and Kohli (53) struck played knocks to give India 3-0 lead in the 5-match series. Preview: Having taken a comfortable 2-0 lead, a confident India will look to seal...
  • 3rd ODI: India odds-on favourites against out-of-sorts Lankans November 9, 2014

    A series that had the potential to be a closely contested one had so far been a major disappointment, after all it is a contest between the World Cup finalists, but India have looked a side that can win against Sri Lanka even while sleep-walking. The Lankan team, boasting the likes...
  • Tamil Nadu releases Rs 20 lakh to defend five fishermen November 8, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said it has sent Rs 20 lakh to the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka towards legal expenses to secure the release of five fishermen sentenced to death by a Lankan court. The sum has been released on the orders of Chief Minister O....
  • It has been tough for us so far, says Sri Lanka spin coach November 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Looking to pull something special out of the bag in the must-win game to stay alive in the series, Sri Lankan spin coach Roger Wijesuriya on Saturday admitted that the Indian tour has been very tough for the Islanders. "It's 2-0 at the moment. This is a very tough tour...
  • We will stay ruthless against Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli November 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: After two resounding victories, India will be "ruthless" when they meet Sri Lanka in the third One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match cricket series on Sunday. Indian skipper Virat Kohli Saturday said they will be ruthless and try to win every game they play. "What we are trying to achieve is...
  • Confident India look to clinch the series against Sri Lanka at Uppal November 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Having taken a comfortable 2-0 lead, a confident India will look to seal the five-match series against Sri Lanka when they lock horns in the third cricket one-dayer here on Sunday. Virat Kohli and company have not made the fans feel the absence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who...
  • Sri Lanka's Bar Association asks for hearing on country's presidential terms November 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Bar Association asked the Supreme Court to hold an oral hearing on whether President Mahinda Rajapaksa could seek a third term in office. Rajapaksa sought the court's opinion if he could contest an election two years before his second term ends. The constitution has been changed to...
  • Will Kumar Sangakkara break Sachin Tendulkar's world record? November 7, 2014

    Sri Lanka's batting legend Kumar Sangakkara scored his 87th ODI half-century in the second match against India on Thursday, and is now only nine behind Sachin Tendulkar's world record of 96 ODI fifties. While scoring 61 in the game that the Lankans in the end lost by six wickets, Sangakkara crossed...
  • Life has come full circle for ton-up Ambati Rayudu November 7, 2014

    Banned for participation in the rebellion T20 league, given amnesty years later, worked hard to earn India colours and now owner of an ODI century - life indeed came full circle for Ambati Rayudu on Thursday evening. Promoted to bat up the order at No. 3 by skipper Virat Kohli, who...
  • It's been special knock as wait has been long: Ambati Rayudu November 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: An elated Ambati Rayudu on Thursday said that his maiden hundred in international cricket will certainly be a "special one" as it took a long time to come. Rayudu, who first time played for India A back in 2003 as a 18-year-old talent had lost his way in the middle...
  • 2nd ODI: India hammer Sri Lanka with Ambati Rayudu blitz November 6, 2014

    India's batting dominance and penchant for successful chases continued in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Thursday, as Ambati Rayudu celebrated his maiden ODI century to give India a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Sri Lanka's competitive 274 looked minuscule in front of Rayudu's belligerence, who was promoted to...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI November 6, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: INDIA: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma SRI LANKA: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Priyanjan,...
  • Kohli hails pacers' promising show ahead of World Cup November 5, 2014

    India are looking at the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka mainly as preparation for the World Cup and home team's captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the recent performances of the pace bowlers, especially Umesh Yadav, has given him a lot of hope going into the mega-event. "I have been...
  • We need to attack a bit more in initial overs, says Dilshan November 5, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan on Wednesday urged his team to change its approach and said that the batsmen must look to attack more in the first 10 overs when they clash against India in the second match of the five-game ODI series, in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Sri Lanka lost their opening...
  • 2nd ODI: India look to keep Sri Lanka on the mat November 5, 2014

    After starting the series with a crushing victory, an upbeat India will aim to maintain their stranglehold over an under-prepared Sri Lanka when they meet in the second ODI in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Needless to say that India will be starting as overwhelming favourites at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera,...
  • Injured James Anderson ruled out of Sri Lanka tour November 5, 2014

    James Anderson has been ruled out of England's one-day international series in Sri Lanka as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Tuesday. The 32-year-old pace bowler, who picked up the injury earlier this year, will not take...
  • Nitin Gadkari assures steps to bring back five fishermen from Sri Lanka November 4, 2014

    Rameswaram: The families of five fishermen, who were awarded capital punishment by a Sri Lankan court last month on drug-trafficking charges, on Tuesday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought immediate steps by India to bring them back home. Gadkari assured them government would take necessary legal steps and take...
  • Indian envoy in Sri Lanka assures 'unstinted support' to fishermen November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka on Tuesday met the five Indian fishermen, who have been sentenced to death by a court here for alleged drug trafficking, and assured them of "unstinted support" by the government to secure their early release and repatriation. Indian envoy Yash Sinha, who visited...
  • BCCI postpones selection meet as confusion reigns supreme November 4, 2014

    Mumbai: In a mysterious turn of events, the BCCI selection committee on Tuesday met here but did not select the team for the final two ODIs against Sri Lanka and the upcoming Australia tour without specifying the reasons for the no show. Later a BCCI release only stated the postponement of...
  • Varun Aaron out, Stuart Binny in for Sri Lanka ODIs November 4, 2014

    Allrounder Stuart Binny on Tuesday replaced injured pacer Varun Aaron in the Indian team for the second and third ODI against Sri Lanka. "Varun Aaron is injured, and he has been replaced by Stuart Binny in the Indian team for the second and third games of the India vs Sri Lanka...