Cricket

  • 3rd Test: England in control as India fight to save follow-on 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for 7 declared. Murali Vijay (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (39) and Ajinkya Rahane...
  • No fracture for Ian Bell after thumb blow against India 8 hours 40 minutes ago

    There was relief for England after senior batsman Ian Bell was found not to have suffered a fractured thumb while fielding against India in the ongoing third Test at Southampton on Tuesday. Early in the day's play, India's Murali Vijay edged James Anderson just short of Bell at second slip, the...
  • Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20 9 hours 48 minutes ago

    Colombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September. Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to...
  • South Africa opt for unchanged Test squad against Zimbabwe 9 hours 48 minutes ago

    South Africa have named an unchanged 15-man squad for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe starting at the Harare Sports Club on August 9. Convener of selectors Andrew Hudson said in a Cricket South Africa statement issued on Tuesday that the players had "earned a vote of confidence" upon completing their first...
  • ICC bans Moeen Ali from wearing 'Save Gaza' wristbands 11 hours 16 minutes ago

    England batsman Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing wristbands featuring the slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. Moeen, who is Muslim and of Pakistani descent, helped raise funds for charities working with those affected by the three-week conflict with Israel. He wore the...
  • Watch: Cricketers Irfan Pathan, Yusuf wish Eid 14 hours 2 minutes ago

    Cricketer Irfan Pathan and Yusuf celebrate Eid. Irfan Pathan said, "Everyone should work to spread peace and love. That is the purpose of Eid." ...
  • Angelo Mathews hails Sri Lankan spinners despite draw 19 hours 17 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Monday lavished praise on his ace spinners for nearly winning his team the second Test against South Africa with a lion-hearted effort. The hosts were agonisingly close to victory, having taken eight wickets in the second innings, but South Africa's tailenders hung on to...
  • Ian Bell delighted to be back among the runs 19 hours 33 minutes ago

    Southampton: England batsman Ian Bell on Monday expressed his delight at scoring his 21st Test hundred in the third match versus India here and said that he has been "playing well". His 167 runs helped the hosts declare at 569 for 7 in their first innings and put pressure on...
  • Wicket is easy for batsmen, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar 19 hours 44 minutes ago

    Southampton: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Monday blamed the pitch for the bowling attack's poor showing in the ongoing third Test as England declared at 569 for 7 in their first innings. In reply, India were placed at 25 for 1, trailing by 544 runs at stumps. "We were expecting...
  • ICC investigating England cricketer Moeen Ali's Gaza wristbands 19 hours 12 minutes ago

    Southampton: England cricketer Moeen Ali risked disciplinary action after the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Monday they were "investigating" his decision to wear wristbands in support of Gaza during the ongoing third Test match against India on Monday. Ali wore wristbands that read "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", while batting during...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 Yesterday

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq to remain Pakistan captain till 2015 World Cup Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to retain Misbah-ul-Haq as Test and ODI captain until the next World Cup in 2015 in order to crush apparent unrest in the national team over the captaincy issue. Outgoing chairman of the board, Najam Sethi, said on Geo TV that there was...
  • South Africa draw 2nd Test against Sri Lanka, jump to number one Yesterday

    Colombo: A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21-year-old jinx on the...
  • Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League Yesterday

    Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highest-profile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League. Pietersen, who was sacked by England in February following the 5-0 Ashes drubbing in the winter tour to Australia, has signed a two-year deal with the...
  • 3rd Test: Bowlers key for India on day two, England comfortable at 247/2 Yesterday

    Indian bowlers will be hoping to make quick inroads in England's batting line up when the team walk out for the second day of action in the third Test at the Southampton. India sorely missed their hero of Lord's victory, Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out due to an ankle...
  • Sri Lanka's Test debutant Dickwella fined Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's debutant wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was on Sunday fined 10 per cent of his match fee for claiming an unfair catch on day three of the ongoing second Test against South Africa. The 21-year-old player was found guilty of conduct that is either "contrary to the spirit of the...
  • Alastair Cook delighted to return among runs Yesterday

    Southampton: Alastair Cook on Monday missed out on his 26th Test century by five just runs but the English skipper said even though it was frustrating he was delighted to get out of his prolonged poor form. Cook marked his return to form with a dogged 95 while youngster Gary Ballance...
  • Ishant Sharma to undergo more tests on sore leg: bowling coach Yesterday

    Southampton: India's bowling coach Joe Dawes was apprehensive about Ishant Sharma's fitness, saying the pace spearhead will undergo tests in the next few days after missing out on the second test due to a sore leg. Tall fast bowler Pankaj Singh replaced Ishant in the Indian squad. "Ishant has a sore leg....
  • 3rd Test: Ballance, Cook defy India on day one, England 247/2 2 days ago

    Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of 247 for 2 at stumps on day one of the third Test at...
  • Brett Lee impressed with fearless young Indian cricketers 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Former Australian speedster Brett Lee on Sunday said he was impressed with the fearless attitude of the Indian youngsters in the ongoing Test series against England. "I have been really impressed with the new Indian side. They are playing fearless cricket and that happens only when you get new people...
  • Sourav Ganguly elected as CAB joint secretary 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday began a new innings as a cricket administrator - with his unanimous election to the joint secretary's post at the Cricket Association of Bengal's 83rd annual general meeting here. Ganguly's advent in a new avatar was welcomed by cricket administrators and the playing...
  • ICC urges Dhoni, Cook not to 'undermine' judicial process 2 days ago

    Southampton: The International Cricket Council (ICC) took strong exception to the critical comments made by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his England counterpart Alastair Cook on the James Anderson- Ravindra Jadeja altercation and urged both the captains to respect the judicial process. On the eve of the third Test, Dhoni...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka on top against South Africa on curtailed Day 4 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath picked up an early wicket to put South Africa under pressure as the visitors finished day four on 38/1, needing another 331 runs to win the second Test. Opening the bowling, the left-arm spinner had opener Alviro Petersen caught by Kithruwan Vithanage without scoring with the...
  • Stokes, Prior testify against Jadeja in Anderson row 2 days ago

    London: In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, two England players have testified that the Indian allrounder had turned towards the English bowler with a raised bat during the showdown. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, Ben Stokes and Matt Prior, during the hearing...
  • MS Dhoni slams ICC decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja 3 days ago

    A livid Dhoni lambasted the ICC decision to impose a fine on Jadeja, saying many a thing were neglected in the case and his players cannot ignore if abuse is hurled on them. ...
  • Sourav Ganguly set to be annointed as CAB secretary on Sunday 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he's elected uncontested for the post of joint-secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday. The CAB AGM would be a mundane affair with 74-year-old cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya taking charge...
  • Gundappa Viswanath wants specialist spinner for third Test 3 days ago

    Kolkata: India should include a specialist spinner in the playing XI for the Southampton Test, beginning on Sunday, former Indian great Gundappa Viswanath said. Without naming Ravichandran Ashwin, the former India captain felt there was a need to make it a two-spin attack along with Ravindra Jadeja. "They should take a specialist...
  • 2nd Test: Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton 3 days ago

    South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second Test on Saturday. South Africa were dismissed for 282 in reply to Sri Lanka's...