Batting

  • Network18 tribute to Sachin Tendulkar: A 25-feet stainless steel bat 03-03-2014 11:44 AM

    In a tribute to Sachin Tendulkar for all the times he made us proud, a 25-feet long bat was unveiled close to his home in Bandra on Sunday by Network18. It has Sachin's signature and also the speech he gave at the end of his farewell test. ...
  • 'Bat of Honour' from Network 18 for batting legend Sachin Tendulkar 02-03-2014 08:39 AM

    The Network 18 group on Sunday paid rich tribute to retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, unveiling a monument in the form of a large steel bat in Mumbai. The monument has been installed on the Carter Road Promenade - close to Tendulkar's residence. It is the largest steel bat in...
  • T20 could lead to the demise of cricket: Ian Chappell 01-02-2014 09:35 PM

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that Twenty20 cricket has made the game more batsmen-centric and more needs to be done to maintain a balance between the bat and the ball. According to him, if this continues it could lead to the demise of the sport. Chappell in his...
  • Indian batting a mountain for New Zealand bowlers to climb 14-01-2014 01:16 PM

    After Ian Chappell, it's the turn of former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull to sing praises for the Indian batsmen, terming them as a "mountain for the New Zealand bowlers to climb" in his column on stuff.co.nz. India have already set foot on New Zealand soil for a two-Test and...
  • Batting coach could benefit Pakistan team: Misbah 02-12-2013 01:32 PM

    Islamabad: Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan needs a batting coach to solve the team's top-order batting problems at the crease in international matches. Misbah returned home on Monday after leading Pakistan to its first ever one-day series victory against South Africa, a 2-1 win. Pakistan also drew the Twenty20 series 1-1. "We...
  • Briton's 26 hours batting breaks world record 09-11-2013 08:42 AM

    London: A British graduate who batted for 26 hours solid at The Oval cricket ground in London has broken the world record, officials confirmed on Friday. Guinness World Records said Alby Shale had set a new global benchmark with his marathon feat in the indoor nets. The 22-year-old, from Oxfordshire...
  • CLT20: Rahane wins Golden Bat, Dwayne Smith Man of the Series 07-10-2013 08:43 AM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians' Dwayne Smith and Harbhajan Singh won the Man-of-the-Series and Man-of-the-match awards, respectively, after winning the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) title at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here on Sunday. With scores of 9, 63*, 48, 59 and 44, the in-form Smith bagged the Man-of-the-Series award. Harbhajan,...
  • Bradman cricket bat fetches 65,000 dollars at auction 15-08-2013 04:45 PM

    Sydney: A bat used by Australian great Donald Bradman and signed by his 1948 "Invincible" team was sold for Aus$61,000 ($65,000) at auction in Melbourne on Thursday, reports said. Bradman used the Sykes bat to score 115 in his final first-class innings at home before the team travelled to England...
  • ICC probes use of silicone tape to confuse Hotspot: report 07-08-2013 03:15 PM

    Sydney: The International Cricket Council (ICC) have launched a probe into allegations some batsmen in the Ashes series have used silicone tape on the edge of their bats to confuse Hotspot technology, Australia's Channel Nine TV reported on Wednesday. The ICC were not immediately available for comment. The ongoing five-Test...
  • Tension prevails on third consecutive day in Lucknow's old city area 02-08-2013 07:51 PM

    Tension prevailed in the old city area here in lucknow on the third consecutive day on Friday as members of twosects of a community allegedly indulged into brick-batting and arson. Some incidents of brick batting took place in the old city area, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Navneet Sikera, said....
  • Bodin Issara takes blame for brawl, pleads for former partner 30-07-2013 01:59 PM

    Thai shuttler Bodin Issara, banned for two years for physically assaulting former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit, has asked authorities to cut his opponent's suspension for the on-court brawl so that he can play in the World Championships. Bodin was banned for two years on Saturday by the Badminton Association of...
  • Statistics prove Ponting wrong, Tendulkar better than Lara 18-07-2013 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: In former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's view West Indian legend Brian Lara was a bigger match-winner than India's Sachin Tendulkar but contrary to his belief, statistics of the two batting greats tell a totally different story. "Sachin and Lara were two stand-out batsmen for me. Lara won more...
  • British youngster bats for 26 hours in world record attempt 16-07-2013 08:20 PM

    London: A British graduate collapsed in a heap on Tuesday at The Oval cricket ground in London after batting for 26 hours in a bid to break the world record. Alby Shale, a 22-year-old from Oxfordshire in southern England, began his marathon stand in the indoor nets at 6:45 am...
  • World Environment Day: Meet the men saving the bats, snakes of Goa 05-06-2013 11:59 AM

    Panaji: It's World Environment Day on Wednesday and CNN-IBN is taking you on a special journey with a new series 'Saving the Western Ghats'. CNN-IBN Environment Editor Bahar Dutt has been travelling to every inch of the old mountains, from Maharashtra all the way down to Kerala. She met India's...
  • I didn't recommend Woodhill as batting coach: Whatmore 15-05-2013 09:35 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's head coach Dav Whatmore has rejected talks about him recommending little known Australian Trent Woodhill for the post of the national team's batting coach ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy. Whatmore told reporters before the team's departure for Ireland earlier on Wednesday that Woodhill's appointment was a decision...
  • Ex-players not happy with Woodhill as Pak batting coach 06-05-2013 10:30 AM

    Karachi: The appointment of Trent Woodhill as batting coach of the Pakistan team for the ICC Champions Trophy has not gone down well with the majority of former players, including Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram. Woodhill, who has not played first-class cricket and until last year was the associate coach...
  • Australia's Woodhill named Pakistan batting coach 30-04-2013 09:33 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan on Monday appointed Australian coach Trent Woodhill to help solve their perennial batting problems during June's Champions Trophy in England. The 42-year-old was involved with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League in Australia and is part of the Delhi Daredevils' support staff in the ongoing Indian...
  • Grant Flower in reckoning to become Pakistan's batting consultant 12-04-2013 11:04 PM

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower has emerged as a strong candidate for the post of the Pakistan cricket team's batting consultant before the ICC Champions Trophy in England. Official sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Friday that Flower was among a few candidates who had been shortlisted...