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  • World Cup: England's Sri Lanka loss worse than NZ crushing, says Atherton 4 days ago

    London: England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday's nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton. Tim Southee claimed 7-33 and skipper Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest half-century in tournament history...
  • Extra bowler will help Sri Lanka in future World Cup matches, says Muralitharan 4 days ago

    One thing is clear after Sri Lanka's great run-chase against England in Wellington: the make-up of the side needs a re-think. Because although the batting is top-class and is clicking superbly well, the bowling is very obviously proving a big weakness and a major headache for captain Angelo Mathews, especially...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath doubtful for Australia clash 5 days ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is doubtful for next weekend's World Cup Pool A clash against Australia after hurting his spinning hand while bowling against England at Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday. The left-arm spinner required four stitches on his left index finger after suffering the injury while attempting a...
  • World Cup 2015: Openers gave us perfect start, says Kumar Sangakkara 5 days ago

    Wellington: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's openers for their 100-run stand which led to the target being easily chased down against England in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a total of 310 for victory, the 1996 World Cup champions...
  • World Cup: Not surprised to see Sri Lanka hammering England, says Ponting 5 days ago

    The legendary Australia captain says SL, who chased 310 to win by 9 wickets, have much better batsmen than England, but their bowling is a bit questionable. ...
  • Chelsea, Tottenham face-off in English League Cup final 6 days ago

    Manchester: In the space of a few hours on Sunday, Chelsea could win its first trophy in Jose Mourinho's second spell as manager and take a big step toward capturing the Premier League title. The first piece of silverware in the English season is up for grabs when London rivals Chelsea...
  • World Cup: New Zealand almost perfect in demolition of England, says Tim Southee February 20, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand had produced 'almost the perfect performance' to destroy England in a World Cup match that lasted less than 50 overs on Friday. Southee took a New Zealand best 7-33 that bowled England out for 123 in 33.2 overs in their Pool A clash at Wellington Regional Stadium, before...
  • World Cup: No way back for England after NZ thrashing, says Ponting February 20, 2015

    The legendary former Australia skipper told CNN-IBN that the embarrassing defeat against the Kiwis will dent England psyche. ...
  • Eoin Morgan: No panic in England squad after 2 World Cup defeats February 20, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan says there won't be any panic and probably no recriminations in his squad after its humiliating eight-wicket loss to New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup on Friday. England has had heavy defeats in its opening games against the tournament co-hosts after its 111-run loss to...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum blitz drives England into further despair February 20, 2015

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's buccaneering spirit was at its ruthless best on Friday as he not only plundered the fastest World Cup half century but drove another stake into the heart of the demoralised England cricket team. The 33-year-old McCullum, who lost the toss to Eoin Morgan, overshadowed a superb bowling performance...
  • Brendon McCullum registers World Cup's fastest fifty February 20, 2015

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Friday smashed his way into the record books after posting the World Cup's fastest half century, off a mere 18 balls, in a Pool A match of the ongoing mega-event against England. McCullum's whirlwind half-century featured seven fours and four sixes and overall, he...
  • 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...
  • England face critical test in World Cup match against New Zealand February 19, 2015

    Wellington: 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 Friday's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some belief in their campaign. A 111-run loss to Australia in their opening...
  • Eoin Morgan can handle World Cup pressure: Mark Ramprakash February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England batting coach Mark Ramprakash on Thursday said Eoin Morgan's strength of character will see the captain come good at the ongoing World Cup. England face New Zealand on Friday, having lost their opening match against Australia by 111 runs. Morgan's captaincy was criticised and his form came under scrutiny following...
  • Delhi Waveriders, UP Wizards draw 3-3 in thrilling HIL clash February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Playing their last game of the Hockey India League (HIL) pool phase, both Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards came out with brilliant performances to provide a thrilling and entertaining 3-3 draw to the fans at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Wednesday. Though the match was an...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-final: Karnataka tighten noose around Assam February 18, 2015

    Indore: Karnataka stamped their authority on the Ranji Trophy quarter-final being held by cleaning up Assam for 185 before taking a 404-run lead at stumps on day three at the Holkar Stadium. Assam, resuming their first innings at 58 for three, folded up for 185 with Gokul Sharma (58) scoring the...
  • World Cup: Struggling England captain Eoin Morgan wants to be match-winner February 18, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan said on Wednesday that he was aiming to end a run of poor form with a match-winning performance when his side face New Zealand in their next World Cup game. The 28-year-old left hander is battling to overcome a wretched run of form after getting out...
  • Liverpool edge past Palace to advance to FA Cup quarterfinals February 15, 2015

    London: Liverpool came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday, keeping alive the chances of captain Steven Gerrard finishing his career at the club with a final trip to Wembley Stadium. Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana scored early in the second half as...
  • HIL: Kalinga Lancers hope to finish home campaign with win February 12, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Strugglers Kalinga Lancers will hope to end their home campaign in the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) with a win when they face Dabang Mumbai at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. Kalinga will also look to avenge their 1-2 away defeat against Mumbai, who will aim at giving themselves...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group A, Day 2: Karnataka reach 175/2 in reply to Mumbai's 436 February 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Defending champions Karnataka, already assured of topping Group A, ended the second day on 175 for two in reply to Mumbai's tall first innings total of 436 on Saturday. Karnataka first dismissed the home team, who added 94 runs to their overnight score of 342 for five, 37 minutes before...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Maharashtra: BJP government's swearing-in at Wankhede Stadium costed Rs 98.33 lakh, says RTI January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: The swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first government in Maharashtra at Wankhede Stadium in 2014 costed Rs 98.33 lakh, an RTI query has revealed. At a time when Maharashtra was facing severe drought and also there was claim by BJP of empty state coffers, the party went ahead and spent...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • Bigger stadiums for Liverpool, Chelsea a step closer January 7, 2015

    London: Liverpool's famous Anfield Stadium has formally started a massive expansion project while architects of Beijing's Bird's Nest have been reported to be remodelling the Chelsea ground in London. The face of English top-flight football is changing, with work starting on the expansion of the Anfield Stadium. Meanwhile Chelsea is reported...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal crush Assam by an innings and 133 runs December 31, 2014

    Guwahati: Pacer Rishi Dhawan grabbed five wickets to help Himachal Pradesh crush Assam by an innings and 133 runs in their Ranji Trophy match on Wednesday. Dhawan (5 for 53) ran through the Assam batting line-up as the hapless home side were skittled out for just 198 in 79.5 overs after...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Paras Dogra hits 230 as Himachal post 549/4 December 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Paras Dogra remained not out on a monumental 230 as Himachal Pradesh declared their first innings after notching up 549 for 4 in their Ranji Trophy Group C match against Assam on Monday. Resuming the day on 282 for 2, Himachal lost Ankush Bains on his overnight score of 156...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal post 282/2 against Assam on Day 1 December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Opener Ankush Bains smashed an unbeaten 156 to guide Himachal Pradesh to a solid 282 for two in their first innings on the opening day of their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Assam at Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Electing to bat after winning the toss, Himachal produced a...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 3: Sachin hits double ton as Kerala take big lead December 23, 2014

    Wayanad: Skipper Sachin Baby led from the front with an unbeaten double century as Kerala took a big first-innings lead of 177 runs in their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Hyderabad on Tuesday. Replying to Hyderabad's 270 all out, Kerala rode on Baby's monumental 200, which came off 361 balls,...
  • Granada eliminate Cordoba from foggy Copa del Rey match December 18, 2014

    Ten-man Granada emerged from thick fog at Cordoba's Nuevo Arcangel Stadium with a 1-1 draw that sent them through to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Granada had won the first leg 1-0 and advanced 2-1 on aggregate after defender Diego Mainz struck in the 60th minute...