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  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • Couple of two-day matches not sufficient to open Australia tour, says Ganguly Yesterday

    New Delhi: Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough. India will start the Test series against Australia on December 4 and play two practice...
  • Brendon McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq hail exciting Dubai Test 2 days ago

    Dubai: New Zealand and Pakistan captains Brendon McCullum and Misbah-ul Haq hailed the riveting Test between their countries which ended in an exciting draw on Friday. Pakistan, set to chase 261 in a possible 72 overs, finished 65 runs short at 196 for 5. Both teams could have won though. The result...
  • Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence 3 days ago

    Sydney: As serious doubts remain over Michael Clarke's participation in the first Test against India, Steven Smith is being looked by many as a front-runner to lead Australia in the regular skipper's absence. Even though vice-captain Brad Haddin is expected to step up as skipper in Clarke's absence when Australia take...
  • Indonesian police force orders women recruits to undergo virginity tests, activists protest across the world 3 days ago

    Jakarta: Human Rights Watch urged Indonesia's national police to halt "discriminatory" virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. The rights group said women applicants are required to be both unmarried and virgins, and the virginity test is still widely used despite the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round up: New Zealand bowled with discipline and, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan's half-centuries, looked set for a lead in the second Test. Pakistan lost Asad Shafiq in seamer Tim Southee's penultimate over for 44 to close the...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni goes hunting for bats ahead of Australia tour 5 days ago

    Meerut: Recuperating from his thumb injury, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is making himself battle-ready for the upcoming tour of Australia and the Indian skipper was seen spending long hours selecting bats. Dhoni, who missed the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka has also been ruled out of the first Test in Brisbane...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3 5 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's batting tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings before they returned to dismiss Pakistan's openers on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. After frustrating the Pakistani bowlers...
  • When Rahul Dravid's two-minute pep talk changed KL Rahul's life 5 days ago

    It was an Under-13 tournament when a skinny Lokesh Rahul came across his childhood hero Rahul Dravid whose tips changed the Karnataka batsman's life, recollects the youngster's coach Samuel Jayaraj. Karnataka State Cricket Association coach Jayaraj saw an 11-year-old Rahul bat for the first time at the cricket academy in Mangalore....
  • India Women reduce South Africa to 85 for 3 on Day 2 1 week ago

    Mysore: Riding on centuries by Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut, India Women scored a massive 400 for six declared and then reduced South Africa to 85 for three, at the end of the second day of the one-off Test match on Monday. Resuming at 211 for one, the hosts dominated the...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 4 November 15, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Bangladesh reached 23 for 0 without trouble and extended their lead to 152 after bowling out Zimbabwe for 374 on the third day. Imrul Kayes was batting on 11 with Tamim Iqbal on 8 at stumps, as Bangladesh...
  • Peter Siddle warns India's stand-in Test skipper Virat Kohli November 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia paceman Peter Siddle has wasted little time throwing a psychological dagger at India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, saying the batsman could expect a harsh reception from players and fans on tour Down Under. Fans at Brisbane's Gabba gave England paceman Stuart Broad a welcome he would never forget in...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq proud as Pakistan's best Test captain November 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Misbah-ul Haq said he felt proud to become his country's most successful captain, four years after he was handed the job in the post spot-fixing scandal which left Pakistan cricket in tatters. The 40-year-old achieved his 15th Test win when Pakistan routed New Zealand by 248 runs in Abu...
  • Chris Gayle returns for West Indies tour of South Africa November 13, 2014

    Hard-hitting left-hander Chris Gayle will return to the West Indies squad for their tour of South Africa after recovering from a back injury. Gayle was not involved in the ill-fated trip to India last month during which a dispute between players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) led to the...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 2 November 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes scored centuries in a record opening stand and led Bangladesh to a commanding 303 for 2 against Zimbabwe on Day 1. Kayes struck a career-best 130 while Iqbal made 109. Their stand of...
  • Tests not a priority for India: Stuart Clark November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australian Test seamer Stuart Clark Tuesday said the decision to rest skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the first Test against Australia shows that India place greater emphasis on the 2015 World Cup rather than the upcoming series, both to be played Down Under. India are scheduled to play four...
  • Victorious Indian hockey team returns home November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team that stunned world champions Australia 3-1 in a Test series returned home to a rousing reception by Hockey India (HI) and fans on Tuesday. The Sardar Singh-led team put up stupendous show after losing the first test. It was second big achievement for the side...
  • Will work on bat speed to prepare for bouncy tracks: KL Rahul November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It was during a drinks break of the Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on Monday that KL Rahul got the news of his selection in the Indian Test team for the tour of Australia but he said he was only concerned about winning the...
  • Best phase of my career as far as batting is concerned: Naman Ojha November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Naman Ojha's name has been in contention for a while owing to his stupendous form with the bat in the past 12 months and the Madhya Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman is therefore "not surprised" at his inclusion in the 19-member Test squad for the Australia tour. "I am happy that I...
  • Maharashtra: Fadnavis to seek trust vote after Speaker's election on November 12 November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: With the three-day special session of Maharashtra Assembly beginning on Monday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will seek a trust vote after election of Speaker on November 12. State Governor C Vidyasagar Rao will administer oath to Jeeva Pandu Gavit as pro-tem Speaker of the Assembly in Raj Bhavan at 10...
  • Sardar Singh completes 200th international cap for India November 9, 2014

    Perth: Indian men's hockey team skipper Sardar Singh registered yet another milestone when he completed his 200th international cap in the fourth and final Test against world champions Australia, which the visitors won 3-1 to clinch a historic series win on Sunday. Sardar, who made his debut in 2006 against Pakistan,...
  • Hockey: India stun world champions Australia to win series 3-1 November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In their fourth and last match of the series with Australia being played at the Perth Hockey Stadium, India took the hosts by surprise and finished with a 3-1 win over the world champions, thus bagging the series 3-1. Upbeat on the last two triumphs against Australia, India opened...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile off Odisha coast November 9, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the...
  • Indian hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh achieves 100 international caps November 8, 2014

    Perth: Defender Rupinder Pal Singh on Saturday achieved a memorable milestone in his hockey career by appearing in his 100th international match while leading the Indian team against Australia in the third Test on Saturday. Rupinder led India to 1-0 win in Sardar Singh's absence. Playing as a fullback, Rupinder is considered...
  • SV Sunil strikes in India's 1-0 win over Australia in third hockey Test November 8, 2014

    Perth: SV Sunil struck the only goal of the match in the third quarter as India stun Australia 1-0 in the third hockey Test to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series on Saturday. Rupinder Pal Singh, who played his 100th international match on Saturday, led the Indian side in...
  • Sena starts paperwork to stake claim for Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra: sources November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Talks between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena have hit a deadlock in Maharashtra. Sources said that Sena has started paperwork to stake claim for Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra. Union Minister Anant Geete is also coming to Delhi to make last ditch attempt to resurrect alliance. Sources added...
  • Pakistan aim to consolidate third position in Test rankings November 8, 2014

    Dubai: Third-ranked Pakistan have a chance to reduce the gap further on second-ranked Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face New Zealand in the three-Test series that starts at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi Sunday. A 3-0 series win over New Zealand will earn Misbah-ul-Haq's side...
  • Test matches will always be on top, says Sachin Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that Test cricket will remain supreme despite the rising popularity of Twenty20, even as he acknowledged that the shortest format has helped players to innovate in their techniques. Speaking to reporters at the launch of his autobiography 'Playing It My Way' at Lord's Cricket Ground,...