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  • Phillip Hughes' death unites cricket in grief 34 minutes ago

    London: Cricket confronted tragedy in 2014 with the death of Phillip Hughes after the Australia batsman was hit by a bouncer in a domestic first-class match. Several batsmen had previously been killed in similar incidents, albeit at lower levels of the game, and two days after Hughes' death Israeli umpire Hillel...
  • Angry Ishant Sharma leaves Gabba because of no vegetarian food 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Barely two weeks after mutually sharing the grief of Phillip Hughes' death, Indian team's relations with Cricket Australia is turning sour as pacer Ishant Sharma left the Gabba at lunch on the third day, after finding that there was no vegetarian preparation in the menu. Apparently they have been unhappy...
  • India blame Gabba practice pitches for Shikhar Dhawan injury 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    India on Saturday blamed the Australian pitches for the injuries sustained by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli just before play started on Day 4 of the second Test match at Gabba. India suffered a major jolt in the morning on Day 4 when Virat Kohli came to bat in place of...
  • 5th ODI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs to win the series 3-2 10 hours 39 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Young fast bowler Matt Henry grabbed five for 30 as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth one-day international on Friday to clinch the series 3-2. Henry, 23, knocked off the top order and then accounted for the key wickets of Sarfraz Ahmed and captain Shahid...
  • Alastair Cook out, Eoin Morgan in as England ODI captain: reports 11 hours 23 minutes ago

    London: Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat, will be replaced as skipper by swashbuckling middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan. Cook...
  • 1st Test: Philander shines as South Africa close in on victory against WI 12 hours 51 minutes ago

    Pretoria: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings at the close of play on day three of the opening Test on Friday. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and...
  • Saeed Ajmal returns to action, eyes World Cup 2015 13 hours 52 minutes ago

    Pakistan's top spinner Saeed Ajmal hopes to play in next year's World Cup after making his competitive return on Friday, three months after being suspended by the International Cricket Council for an illegal bowling action. The 37-year old Ajmal played for Pakistan A against Kenya in Lahore, bowling six overs and...
  • Dilip Vengsarkar bats for DRS after howlers in Tests Down Under 14 hours 35 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A slew of howlers by umpires in the ongoing India-Australia cricket Test series Down Under has convinced former captain Dilip Vengsarkar to come out in support of the Decision Review System (DRS), a technology whose use has been consistently opposed by BCCI. "I was also of the view that since...
  • Indian bowlers didn't have Plan B for tailenders: Sunil Gavaskar 15 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was critical of Indian bowling attack's inability to get lower-order wickets over the years stating that its a "familiar story" of lacking an alternative plan. Indian bowlers on Friday conceded 258 runs for the last four wickets with Australian pacers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell...
  • I'm waiting for a call says England exile Kevin Pietersen 15 hours 43 minutes ago

    London: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen on Friday said he would consider any offer to return as England selectors met to decide which players are set for World Cup duty. Pietersen was dropped from the squad by the England and Wales Cricket board in February and the controversial batsman subsequently released...
  • We bowled too many short balls: Umesh Yadav 18 hours 0 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Pacer Umesh Yadav on Friday conceded that the Indian bowlers have gone awry with their plans, sending down too many short balls that allowed the Australian tailenders to stage a comeback and pile up an imposing 505 in the second cricket Test here. The hosts had been reduced to 247...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI 18 hours 49 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up an intriguing finale to the tour after the preceding three-match Test and two-Twenty20 series were shared 1-1. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad,...
  • I wanted to lead from the front: Steven Smith 19 hours 5 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Australian skipper Steve Smith said he is delighted that his side could push their first innings' total past 500-runs and take a sizeable lead in the second Test against India. The hosts replied to India's 408-run total with 506 in their first innings with the captain himself scoring a hundred...
  • Pakistan cricketers to visit terror-hit Army School in Peshawar 19 hours 16 minutes ago

    Karachi: Left dismayed by the terror strike in Peshawar which left 132 children dead, Pakistan's cricket team is planning to visit the attacked Army school and pay its tributes. Shahid Afridi, who is leading the national team in the ODI series against New Zealand, wants to go to the school with...
  • Pakistan hockey players' behaviour can affect cricket ties with India: PCB chief 20 hours 8 minutes ago

    The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has said that the recent incident in India involving the national hockey team players can have adverse effects on the cricketing ties between the two countries. Khan, who had served as High Commissioner in New Delhi, felt that while political and...
  • PCB under fire for not postponing New Zealand ODI in the wake of Peshawar massacre 20 hours 36 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorities have come under fire for not postponing the fourth One-day International against New Zealand by a day in the wake of the terrorist attack in a Peshawar Army Public School in which around 132 schoolchildren were killed. Former Test players and critics on different...
  • Sachin Tendulkar pleased with the progress of Indian sports 21 hours 11 minutes ago

    Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar asserted Thursday that India has come up by leaps and bounds in sports recently, arousing a sense of satisfaction among top sportspersons of the country. Tendulkar, who was in Kolkata for the inauguration of swimming training institute at Rajarhat Netaji Sangha, was greeted with a garland...
  • PCB to donate proceeds to Peshawar massacre victims 21 hours 28 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will donate all monetary proceeds from Wednesday's fourth One-Day International (ODI) with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, said the board. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths, mostly of...
  • 2nd Test: Australia's 505 puts India on back foot on Day 3 21 hours 41 minutes ago

    Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede a crucial 97-run lead. At stumps, India were 71 for 1, still 26...
  • Brad Haddin's position in Australian team safe: Ian Healy 21 hours 46 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy feels Brad Haddin's experience is invaluable and his position in the side is safe. The 50-year-old Healy lauded Haddin's leadership on Friday and said his position in Australia's Test side is his for as long as he wants it. The 37-year-old Haddin has previously hinted that...
  • Melbourne to host World Cup 2015 Australian opening ceremony 22 hours 40 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Melbourne was Friday named as the host of Australian opening ceremony for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015. Two opening ceremonies for cricket's marquee event will be held on February 12, with co-hosts New Zealand to stage their opener on the same evening in Christchurch. The Melbourne celebration at...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal to play against Kenya Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's champion off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will finally make an appearance in a competitive cricket match three months after being suspended by the ICC for an illegal bowling action. The Pakistani selectors on Thursday included Ajmal in the country's A squad for the last two matches of the one-day series against...
  • Hazlewood can easily join 200-wicket club, says McGrath Yesterday

    Brisbane: Pace legend Glenn McGrath has said Australia's latest fast bowling sensation, Josh Hazlewood, will join the country's exclusive 200-wicket club in due course of time. McGrath's comments came after the young pacer began his career in a sensational fashion, claiming five wickets for 68 runs, becoming the 33rd Australian to...
  • Zimbabwe fire cricket coach after whitewash loss Yesterday

    Zimbabwe have sacked cricket coach Stephen Mangongo following the team's whitewash defeat in Bangladesh. Zimbabwe lost all three Tests and five ODIs in Bangladesh, sparking an uproar among fans. Zimbabwe Cricket board chairman Wilson Manase said a new coach will be hired before the new year, alongside a specialist batting coach. Former...
  • Alastair Cook should be replaced as captain: Nasser Hussain Yesterday

    London: Alastair Cook should be immediately taken out from captaincy ahead of the World Cup before time runs out, former England skipper Nasser Hussain had said. England's one-day series defeat in Sri Lanka was their fourth in a row under Cook, who scored 119 runs in six games. England went down...
  • West Indies lose Assad Fudadin for South Africa series Yesterday

    Pretoria: West Indies batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the three-test tour of South Africa after fracturing a finger in fielding practice on Wednesday. The 29-year-old fractured the little finger on his right hand during the warm-ups on the opening morning of the first test in Pretoria which is...
  • Stiaan van Zyl answers with ton as opportunity knocks Yesterday

    Pretoria: South African Stiaan van Zyl waited a long time for his Test debut but made the most of the opportunity when it finally arrived with an unbeaten century on debut in the first test against West Indies on Thursday. Usually a number three with provincial side the Cobras, Van Zyl...
  • Watch: Anushka Sharma on her relationship status with cricketer Virat Kohli Yesterday

    Actress Anushka Sharma talks to CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand about her much-awaited film 'PK' and on her relationship status with cricketer Virat Kohli. ...
  • 1st Test: South Africa declare at 552/5 as rain forces stumps on Day 2 Yesterday

    Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Thursday. Amla declared half an hour...
  • Waqar Younis hopes to boost World Cup chances with New Zealand win Yesterday

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels a win in the fifth and final one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Friday will give his team a boost for next year's World Cup. New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up...