Cricket

  • South Africa draw 2nd Test against Sri Lanka, jump to number one 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    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 4 hours 36 minutes ago

    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 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 34 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 25 minutes ago

    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 21 hours 58 minutes 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 22 hours 56 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 2 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 2 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...
  • BCCI will take up Jadeja penalty issue with ICC 2 days ago

    Mumbai: BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla reiterated on Saturday that the board will appeal to the ICC against their decision to penalise Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his altercation with England pacer James Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge. "Board will go for appeal in ICC. We will put...
  • Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad are venues for WI Tests 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI Tours and Fixtures Committee has shortlisted Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad for India's three-Test series against the West Indies during October and November this year. The committee has allotted the five ODIs to Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Cuttack, Dharamsala and Kochi while Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla will be hosting its...
  • All-round show by Karn takes India A closer to final 2 days ago

    Darwin: Young leg-spinner Karn Sharma's all-round exploits helped India A eked out a thrilling one-wicket victory over South Africa A team to reach closer to the title round in the Quadrangular 'A' series on Saturday. Batting first, South Africa A scored 275 for eight in 50 overs with Rilee Russouw scoring...
  • Mahela Jayawardene cherishes playing against South Africa 2 days ago

    In the twilight of his glorious Test career, Mahela Jayawardene will sign off with a bagful of memories when he hangs up his boots next month. But there is one team he will cherish playing against the most. The stylish right-hander has scored against all-comers but his records against South Africa...
  • Misbah-ul Haq looks to spinners for Sri Lanka tour 2 days ago

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Friday spin would be a key factor in his side's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as he looked to Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman to beat the islanders. The last time the two teams met was in January at the neutral venue of Dubai with...
  • Cook is still captain because of ECB politics: Pietersen 2 days ago

    London: Alastair Cook has managed to hold on to England captaincy solely because of "politics", says maverick batsman Kevin Pietersen and insists that the disaster which the skipper is enduring in the series against India is something that he would not wish even for his worst enemy. "At the moment only...
  • Misbah hopes Pakistan players quickly find Test groove 2 days ago

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his players will quickly find their Test match groove when they play the first match of a two-game series against Sri Lanka at Galle on August 6. Pakistan haven't played a Test since drawing the series 1-1 against Sri Lanka in January at Sharjah, where it sensationally...
  • Sachin Tendulkar remembers former BCCI president Raj Singh Dungarpur 2 days ago

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today fondly remembered former BCCI President Raj Singh Dungarpur's big role in shaping up his cricket career. "Rajbhai has played an immense role in making me the cricketer that I am and giving me the opportunities that I had in my life," the 41-year old said at...
  • Jos Buttler promises to be aggressive in debut Test against India 2 days ago

    Southampton: Set to make his Test debut against India in the third match of the series, England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler says it would be a big Test for him but he is determined to play aggressive cricket. The 23-year-old Buttler was brought in the team as a replacement for Matt...
  • My bowling remains an enigma for many batsmen: Saeed Ajmal 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's top spin bowler Saeed Ajmal says his bowling still remains a mystery for many batsmen since they can't read his 'doosra'. Brushing aside concerns over his bowling form in recent times, Ajmal said every bowler has ups and downs in his career but it does not mean he is...
  • BCCI unhappy with ICC's decision to fine Jadeja, reserves the right to appeal 3 days ago

    The BCCI has taken note of the ICC Match Referee's decision to find Ravindra Jadeja guilty of a Level 1 'Breach of Conduct' for his involvement in an incident on the second day of the Nottingham Test of the ongoing series between India and England. The BCCI issued a press release...
  • Jadeja found guilty in row with Anderson, fined by ICC 3 days ago

    London: Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee by the ICC for his involvement in an incident with England paceman James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham. "India's Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of...
  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation 3 days ago

    Bridgetown: Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an on-field altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been...