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  • Shakib Al Hasan hails clinical Bangladesh show on historic day 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    After a high of maiden appearance at a World Cup quarter-final last month, Bangladesh broke another jinx - beating Pakistan in a one-day international after 16 years. Since 1999, Bangladesh had never beaten Pakistan in an ODI. But that changed on Friday in what stand-in skipper Shakib Al Hasan termed as...
  • James Anderson breaks Ian Botham's record 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    Anderson became England's highest wicket-taker in test cricket when he claimed his 384th victim in the drawn first Test against West Indies in Antigua. ...
  • Pakistan skipper admits shoddy display, vows to hit Bangladesh back 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Before the start of Pakistan's Bangladesh tour, former captain Rameez Raja had said that it won't be smooth sailing for Pakistan in what may seem to be a harmless neighbourhood tour. On Friday, Rameez' words proved prophetic as Bangladesh broke a 16-year jinx to beat Pakistan in an ODI. A comfortable...
  • Caught on Camera: IPL-8 moments you will love to have a look at 2 hours 38 minutes ago

    Indian Premier League is beyond cricket. It's a party, it's a festival, and it's serious cricket at the same time. For fringe cricketers, it's a chance to prove themselves on a stage unmatched to any they have been on. For families, it's a time to go out, have fun and...
  • IPL 8: Rossouw trying to break into star-studded RCB line-up 3 hours 44 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Rilee Rossouw and Virat Kohli first crossed paths seven years ago, at the Under-19 World Cup final in Kuala Lumpur. Both batsmen were talked up as future batting mainstays, and the man who mentored them early in their careers, Ray Jennings, often spoke in admiration at the talent at...
  • IPL 2015: Title holders Kolkata look for consistency against Punjab 4 hours 31 minutes ago

    Pune: Their campaign off to a sedate start, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to return to winning ways when they take on a dangerous Kings XI Punjab in their next Indian Premier League match, on Saturday. The Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata side had a mixed outing in the T20 tournament...
  • Cook satisfied with team despite draw against West Indies 5 hours 8 minutes ago

    England did everything possible to win the first Test against West Indies which ended in a draw in Antigua on Friday, captain Alastair Cook said. They failed to bowl the hosts out after reducing them to 162 for five at lunch, West indies' Jason Holder hitting an unbeaten 103 to leave...
  • James Anderson becomes England's leading Test wicket-taker 5 hours 23 minutes ago

    James Anderson's journey to becoming England's leading wicket-taker in Tests began with a swing-bowling clinic at the home of cricket. With his baggy shirt and blonde highlights in his hair, a 20-year-old Anderson steamed in at Lord's to take a five-wicket haul against Zimbabwe in his first Test innings in May...
  • IPL 2015: Bowlers win matches in T20, says Ashish Nehra 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Twenty20 cricket may be regarded as a batsmen's game, but Chennai Super Kings pacer Ashish Nehra believes it is the bowlers who win matches in the format. "It is a batsman's game, but I still believe bowlers are the ones who win you matches," Nehra said after bagging the Man-of-the-Match...
  • IPL 8: We lost the match when CSK scored 90 in six overs, says Rohit Sharma 5 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said that his bowlers tried their best against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) but nothing worked out as some excellent batting by the CSK openers took the game away from the hosts in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Wankhede Stadium. "Our bowlers tried...
  • IPL 8: Shakib's absence is a big blow to KKR, says Gambhir 5 hours 48 minutes ago

    All the talk ahead of the Indian Premier League 2015 match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday centred on two individuals - Glenn Maxwell and Sunil Narine. Both played starring roles for their teams last season - Narine's Kolkata...
  • IPL 8: MS Dhoni praises bowlers for win against Mumbai Indians 5 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mumbai: On a high after having won all three games so far, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni praised his bowlers for doing well upfront, to reduce Mumbai Indians to 12 for 3 inside four overs in the Indian Premier League match on Friday. "The reason we loved to bowl was...
  • IPL 8: Kirsten has been great for Delhi Daredevils, says Yuvraj Singh 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    Delhi Daredevils bought Yuvraj Singh for a record Rs 16 crore at this year's Indian Premier League auction with the hope that he would help them reverse their fortunes. The start wasn't too hot - an ungainly 9 against Chennai Super Kings and then a scratchy 27 against Rajasthan Royals. Before...
  • IPL 8: Delhi Daredevils look to continue momentum against Hyderabad 6 hours 44 minutes ago

    Having snapped their prolonged losing streak, Delhi Daredevils would look to carry forward the momentum when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. Delhi's fighting win over Kings XI Punjab was just the kind of boost the side needed after losing close matches against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. The batsmen...
  • 1st Test: Jason Holder's unbeaten ton helps West Indies salvage draw against England 7 hours 36 minutes ago

    Antigua: An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first Test on Friday, spoiling James Anderson's celebrations after becoming his country's record wicket taker. Holder had successive partnerships of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin and 56 with Kemar Roach as West Indies...
  • IPL 8: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum fire CSK to third straight win 15 hours 55 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum shared a breathtaking 109-run stand off 44 balls as Chennai Super Kings outplayed Mumbai Indians by six wickets for their third straight win in the IPL 8 on Friday. Mumbai Indians recovered from a poor start to post a competitive 183 for seven but...
  • I didn't tell anyone to give me the money I got: Yuvraj Singh 16 hours 23 minutes ago

    Visakhapatnam: Making it clear that the 'Most Expensive Player' tagline doesn't create any presure on him, out-of-favour India veteran Yuvraj Singh said that he "didn't tell anyone to give him" the money that he commanded at the IPL cricket tournament's auctions earlier this year. Asked if being paid an unbelievable Rs...
  • 1st ODI: Bangladesh break 16-year hoodoo, stun Pakistan by 79 runs 16 hours 37 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh outplayed Pakistan by 79 runs in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Friday, in only their second win over their rivals in 48 games across all three formats. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim set up the rare win with impressive centuries as the hosts piled up 329 for...
  • Injury hits comeback for Pakistan's Mohammad Amir 19 hours 9 minutes ago

    Paceman Mohammad Amir's comeback after his ban for spot-fixing has been halted by a hamstring injury which will take up to three weeks to recover, his agent said Friday. The left-arm quick suffered the injury on his 23rd birthday -- the second day of the Patron's Trophy Grade II final in...
  • Supreme Court appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal 19 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer BB Mishra as the...
  • Sourav Ganguly in the right place at the right time 19 hours 36 minutes ago

    India's first cricket captain to win back-to-back series in the West Indies and England, Ajit Wadekar was called lucky. Sourav Ganguly, the other captain who gave the team confidence of winning overseas, is also lucky in a different way. Just as the knowledgeable think that Wadekar was lucky to inherit a...
  • Sri Lanka defend interim body after ICC threat 19 hours 55 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his "sovereign right". The comments came after the International Cricket Council said the move may amount to government interference, and that it would withhold payments to Sri Lanka...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 5 20 hours 33 minutes ago

    For LIVE commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day. Set an improbable 438 for victory after the tourists declared their second innings at 333 for seven in the afternoon session, the...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 8, Match 12 20 hours 36 minutes ago

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Off to a disastrous start with three successive defeats, Mumbai Indians will have their task cut out when they lock horns with two-time title winners and in-form Chennai Super Kings. The home team, which has lost all three matches they played...
  • Sri Lanka mulls options as ICC threatens to stop funds 21 hours 36 minutes ago

    Colombo: The appointment of an interim body to run Sri Lankan cricket is in tune with laws governing the island nation, the country's sports minister said on Friday. The move came a day after the International Cricket Council decided to investigate possible ministerial interference following the government's decision last month to...
  • SC appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal 21 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court om Friday appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer B B Mishra as...
  • Bengaluru cricket stadium becomes first to have rooftop solar plant 21 hours 49 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: The Chinnaswamy cricket stadium in Bengaluru has become the first cricket venue in the country to have a rooftop solar power plant. The roof top installation by Karnataka State Cricket Association is a novel initiative executed for the first time at any stadium in...
  • After conquering Tests, Murali Vijay working towards one-day return 22 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Murali Vijay was widely praised for his batting exploits in the Test series Down Under but the stylish Indian opener says he equally enjoys playing in the shorter formats despite the transition from five-day cricket to T20 being 'tough'. The 31-year-old also feels that a regular spot in the...
  • IPL 8: VVS Laxman hails Pravin Tambe 23 hours 16 minutes ago

    The curator at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam was certain that the pitch was going to be 'a belter of a batting pitch with some assistance to seamers early on due to previous night's rain'. The assessment of Steven Smith, the Rajasthan Royals skipper, was much the same. He chose to...