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  • Tri-Series: Nice to put up a good all-round performance, says Glenn Maxwell 8 hours 40 minutes ago

    Perth: Having gone through a rough patch with the bat in recent times, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was happy to put up an all-round show in his team's dominating performance against England in the tri-nation cricket tournament final, here on Sunday. Maxwell scored 95 in Australia's total of 278 and then...
  • Tri-Series: Disappointing to lose in this manner, says Eoin Morgan 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    Perth: English skipper Eoin Morgan on Sunday expressed disappointment in the manner his side surrendered in the cricket tri-series final to Australia by 112 runs here but said that they will come back stronger in the World Cup beginning on February 14. England were bowled out for just 166 while chasing...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group B wrap: Gujarat earn three points against Maharashtra 9 hours 10 minutes ago

    Valsad: Chirag Khurana hit a career-best 130 and Ankit Bawne hit an unbeaten 100 as Maharashtra scored an impressive 429 for three in their second innings following on but Gujarat walked away with three points in the drawn Group B Ranji Trophy match on Sunday. Maharashtra began their second innings at...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Shardul five-for gives Mumbai 169-run win over Baroda 11 hours 37 minutes ago

    Vadodara: Pacer Shardul Thakur returned with a five-wicket haul to guide Mumbai to a comfortable 169 runs win over Baroda in a Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Sunday. Chasing a mammoth 408 runs for an outright win, Baroda were bowled out for 238 in 77.3 overs in their...
  • Injury scare for James Faulkner 11 hours 50 minutes ago

    Perth: Australian cricketer James Faulkner left the field with 'side soreness' in the tri-series final against England at the WACA on Sunday. Halfway through his third over, the left-arm medium pacer started stretching his right side and after a brief chat with captain George Bailey, left the field. Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed...
  • Windies' Nikita Miller hoping to fill void left by Sunil Narine 12 hours 14 minutes ago

    Kingston: Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller hopes to fill the void left by off-spinner Sunil Narine for the West Indies in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year-old seasoned Jamaican replaced Narine for the prestigious event which runs from February 14 to March 29 in Australia and New Zealand. He has not played...
  • Australia clinch tri-series as Glenn Maxwell fires England down 12 hours 34 minutes ago

    Glenn Maxwell scored 95 and took 4 for 46 on Sunday to spur Australia to a 112-run win over England in the final of the one-day international tri-series. Maxwell led Australia to 278 for 8 as they batted first after losing the toss, then had the opportunity of a hat trick...
  • Geoff Marsh backs Australia to beat 1992 jinx 14 hours 21 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia opener and coach Geoff Marsh has said Australia's thorough preparation ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup will help avoid a repeat of the shock exit his side suffered in 1992. Australia failed to progress past the group stage the last time the World Cup was held in...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Kerala thrash Services by 9 wickets 14 hours 59 minutes ago

    Kerala registered their first win of the season as they crushed Services by nine wickets on the fourth and final day of their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match on Sunday. Kerala shot out Services for 174 from 45.4 overs in their second innings after being forced to follow on with...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: UAE out there to enjoy, Ireland to surprise 15 hours 31 minutes ago

    The 2007 ICC World Cup was not a memorable experience for India and Pakistan. Both teams visited the Caribbean with high hopes but were knocked out of the first round of the event. One of the major reasons for their early exit was their unexpected loss against the minnows. India...
  • Team India down but not out for the count 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    In the past, Indian teams overseas have donned haunted, hunted visages. They have looked shell-shocked, uncertain, hesitant, weighed down by one defeat after another. They have shunned eye contact with people beyond their cocoon of despair and negativity, bogged down by their incapacities, racked by self-doubt. To travel overseas, the...
  • Michael Clarke brightens World Cup chances with a fifty 15 hours 44 minutes ago

    Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, on Saturday took a giant leap towards meeting the February 21 deadline issued by Cricket Australia for his participation in the 2015 World Cup. Clarke made a patient half-century for Western Suburbs against Gordon in a grade match at the Chatswood Oval in Sydney. Clarke,...
  • From Vijay Hazare to KL Rahul: India's triple centurions 16 hours 39 minutes ago

    Scoring a triple century is one of the toughest endeavours for a batsman. Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle are the only ones to have achieved the feat twice in Test cricket. Lara's 501 not out in Warwickshire's game against Durham in 1994 is also the highest...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tops Viv Richards' list of ODI batsmen he would pay to watch 17 hours 18 minutes ago

    Over the years we have had an abundance of batting talent. It is difficult to separate and put them in their rightful batting order, let alone pick out 10 names. So, irrespective of the order they are in, these are my top-10 ODI batsmen of all time. The first name that...
  • 'Self-belief' helped us beat India in 2003 WC final, says Damien Martyn 17 hours 41 minutes ago

    Perth: Notwithstanding India's good showing en route to the 2003 World Cup final, former batsman Damien Martyn said that it was Australia's 'self-belief' that helped them in outplaying the Sourav Ganguly-led side in the title clash. Put into bat, the defending champions rode on a 234-run unbeaten third-wicket partnership between Ponting...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 8, Day 4 19 hours 25 minutes ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Round up: Hosts Vidarbha bowled with clinical precision to outclass table toppers Delhi by an innings and 93 runs. Having won the match in less than two and half days, Vidarbha with seven points including a bonus from this...
  • World Cup 2015: The bowlers who can run amok 20 hours 33 minutes ago

    We are just days away from the biggest extravaganza of cricket - the World Cup. The mega event, to be played in Australia and New Zealand , should give bowlers a lot of hope on friendly tracks, something they - especially the pacers, sorely missed during the 2011 edition hosted...
  • Banned players must be allowed to make a comeback: Salman Butt Yesterday

    Pakistan's banned former captain Salman Butt has said that those players who have been banned for spot fixing, have a right to try and make a comeback to international cricket once they complete their suspension period. "I know some people, including former players have said (Mohammad) Amir shouldn't be allowed to...
  • Sharad Pawar, Jagmohan Dalmiya urged to take over BCCI mantle Yesterday

    Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Saturday called upon veteran administrators Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sharad Pawar to cleanse the Indian cricket board that has been "vitiated" by sidelined president N. Srinivasan. Verma also rejected reports that Srinivasan, barred by the Supreme Court from contesting the Board of Control...
  • PCB reaches verbal agreement with players over contracts Yesterday

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reached a verbal agreement with the national cricket team players, who are currently touring New Zealand, that they do not need to sign the three-month central contract. "Instead of a three-month central contract, the board has verbally assured the players that when they return home,...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Bengal opener Arindam, spinners surrender initiative to Railways Yesterday

    Kolkata: Inability of the spin troika to dismiss the Railways' last wicket pair of Anureet Singh and Avinash Yadav cost hosts Bengal three points in a crucial group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy on Saturday. At stumps, Bengal were 187 for five in their second essay after Railways scored 302...
  • Pakistan cricket chief denies Mohammad Amir fast-tracked Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket chief Saturday denied that Mohammad Amir is being fast-tracked back into international cricket after a five-year ban, saying he will be monitored "on and off the field" before his re-entry. The 22-year-old was on Thursday cleared to play in domestic cricket by the sport's top governing body, bringing...
  • Not enough time or matches for Pakistan to prepare for WC: Wasim Akram Yesterday

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has expressed concerns over the national cricket team not getting enough matches and time to get acclimatised to the conditions in New Zealand and Australia ahead of the World Cup, starting from February 14. "When you look at India and how they are still struggling...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Jharkhand enforce follow-on on Goa Yesterday

    Jharkhand spinner Samar Quadri polished off Goa's tail, grabbing last four wickets quickly, to bundle out the hosts for 215 in their first innings and enforce a follow-on on the third and penultimate day of their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match on Saturday. Following on, Goa reached 161 for five...
  • West Indies arrive for World Cup campaign Yesterday

    Sydney: A weary but upbeat West Indies side arrived here to begin preparations for the 2015 cricket World Cup. They arrived to a warm reception from fans and well-wishers Friday following a 12-hour flight from South Africa and are expected to get right down to their preparation ahead of the start...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group B wrap: Vidarbha inflict humiliating innings defeat on Delhi Yesterday

    Nagpur: Hosts Vidarbha bowled with clinical precision to outclass table toppers Delhi by an innings and 93 runs in a group league encounter of Ranji Trophy on Saturday. Having won the match in less than two and half days, Vidarbha with seven points including a bonus from this match climbed upto...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Scotland, Afghanistan hope to be at top of their game Yesterday

    Minnows have, since 1996, been there at every ICC event trying to put their best foot forward on the biggest platforms of all. Without a doubt, for them, it's more getting the first feel of travelling first-class, so next time they know the do's and don'ts of it. But history...
  • Not surprised at India's ouster, says George Bailey Yesterday

    Perth: Australian captain George Bailey is not surprised that India did not qualify for the tri-series final and said that concentrating on Test cricket before heading into the ODI event might have been the reason for their below-par showing. India failed to win any of their matches against Australia and England,...
  • Wickets rather than containment is best way forward: Stephen Fleming Yesterday

    It is all very well to try and tell yourself captaining your country in an ICC Cricket World Cup is the same as captaining at any other time - but it is not. True, there is still the toss of the coin and the decisions to be made about tactics,...
  • Pleased with the direction team is going in: Jos Buttler Yesterday

    England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is pleased with the way his team has shaped up for the World Cup after beating India twice in the tri-series but said they are desperate to test their skills against a much-fancied Australia in the finals, here tomorrow. England had thrashed India by nine wickets in...