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  • Dinesh Ramdin hails good day for West Indies against SA 35 minutes ago

    West Indian captain Denesh Ramdin hailed his side's best day on tour after they fought back on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at St George's Park on Sunday. Kraigg Brathwaite (65 not out) and Marlon Samuels (60 not out) hit half-centuries as the West Indies reached...
  • Live Score: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 46 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 round-up: Two late wickets by Trent Boult put New Zealand back in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka Sunday after a maiden Test century by Dimuth Karunaratne had briefly given the tourists a glimmer of hope. Sri...
  • Live Score: Johnson wraps up tail as India bundled out for 465 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test. Kohli was out in...
  • Michael Clarke set to miss World Cup opener 6 hours 56 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke, who is fighting against time to recuperate from a career-threatening right-hamstring injury has admitted that he might not be fit by the time the co-hosts play their inaugural match in the Cricket World Cup against England on February 14. "I don't think it's probably realistic for...
  • Zimbabwe appoint Dav Whatmore as coach ahead of ICC World Cup 6 hours 59 minutes ago

    Harare: Australian Dav Whatmore will start work on Sunday as the new Zimbabwe cricket coach ahead of the 2015 World Cup. Zimbabwe Cricket said on Saturday that the former Sri Lanka and Bangladesh coach will be in charge of the African side at the tournament, which starts mid-February, after Stephen Mangongo...
  • 2nd Test: West Indies' Brathwaite, Samuels defy South Africa on Day 3 7 hours 25 minutes ago

    Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels hit half-centuries as the West Indies fought back on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at St George's Park on Sunday. Brathwaite made 65 not out and Samuels was unbeaten on 60 as the West Indies reached 144 for two in reply...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Yuvraj Singh on the verge of 3rd successive ton 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    Rajkot: Mandeep Singh struck his maiden century of this Ranji Trophy season while Yuvraj Singh was nearing his third successive ton as Punjab reached 327 for three on Day 1 against Saurashtra on Sunday. Yuvraj was batting on 95 alongside Mandeep, who was on 154 off 228 balls. Medium pacer Sudeep...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises suspended Saeed Ajmal to approach CAS 11 hours 1 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. "I had three months back said that Saeed will have to plead his own case and take legal action against the authorities challenging the...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Shreyas Iyer's century helps Mumbai reach 306/4 on Day 1 11 hours 13 minutes ago

    Kolkata: 20-year-old Shreyas Iyer smashed his maiden first class century (153) to help Mumbai grab the day one honours against Bengal in their Group A Ranji Trophy match at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Promoted to number three, Iyer hit the Bengal bowlers all over the park with four sixes and...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Himachal post 282/2 against Assam on Day 1 12 hours 6 minutes ago

    Guwahati: Opener Ankush Bains smashed an unbeaten 156 to guide Himachal Pradesh to a solid 282 for two in their first innings on the opening day of their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Assam at Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Electing to bat after winning the toss, Himachal produced a...
  • Surprising to see Australians drop so many catches: Virat Kohli 13 hours 38 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday said, it was unusual to see Australia drop so many catches. Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147), primary beneficiaries of Australia's generosity, scored fine centuries to help India launch an inspired reply to the home team's huge first innings score of 530, reaching...
  • Ryan Harris laments Australia's poor fielding 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Pacer Ryan Harris said on Sunday, the dropped catches stopped Australia from taking control of the the third Test after day three at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Harris picked up four wickets for 69 to help Australia restrict India to 462 for eight, but they could have halted India...
  • Sachin Tendulkar wants to light up villages in 2nd innings 14 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Looking for "satisfaction" after retirement, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar says he plans to light up lives in villages where electricity remains a distant dream even to this day. The former batsman, who is a Rajya Sabha MP as well, said he is aiming to ensure that villages get...
  • Virat Kohli thanks Aussie verbal spat for career-high 169 14 hours 57 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India's Virat Kohli says Australia's on-field sledging and attempted intimidation sparked his career-high innings of 169 on the third day of the third Test Sunday. Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (148) put together a fluent 262-run partnership on a placid pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, helping India to 462 for...
  • Shane Warne has been on my back for years: Mitchell Starc 15 hours 47 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has hit back at former compatriot and legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne, saying he has been at his back for years and he was not worried by his criticisms any more. "Warnie's been on my back for years, so I'm not too worried about it," Starc...
  • 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane cast a spell over Aussies as match hangs in balance 16 hours 11 minutes ago

    Virat Kohli (169) and Ajinkya Rahane (147) notched up fine centuries before Australia scalped five wickets in the final session to reduce India to 462/8 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test on Sunday in Melbourne. Kohli was out in the last over of the day when Brad...
  • Enigmatic Pujara, valorous Rahane-Kohli talking points of Day 3 16 hours 17 minutes ago

    The third day of the Test match and the morning session pretty much tells you which way the Test match is going but a Australia-India Test series has its own share of twists and turns as most of us in India woke up to a chilly morning, only to find...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 16 hours 24 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies. Only half an hour's play was possible at St...
  • Big Bash best way to prepare for World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has said playing in Australia's domestic Big Bash Twenty20 cricket tournament would enable him to prepare in the best possible way for the ICC World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand next year. Hasan, who will be playing for the Melbourne...
  • 1st Test: Dimuth Karunaratne ton delays New Zealand victory push 17 hours 52 minutes ago

    Dimuth Karunaratne thwarted a tiring New Zealand bowling attack to score his maiden Test century and stymie the hosts' push for a win inside three days in the first Test as Sri Lanka reached 293 for five in their second innings at close of play on Sunday. Karunaratne, who resumed the...
  • Ajmal wasn't feeling effective enough for World Cup: Coach 19 hours 9 minutes ago

    Karachi: Rejecting suggestions of an Indian conspiracy in Saeed Ajmal's pullout from next year's ODI cricket World Cup, Pakistan's bowling coach Muhammed Akram said that the off-spinner withdrew as he did not feel "effective enough" after reworking his suspect bowling action. Akram strongly refuted assertions that India was behind the crackdown...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 1 20 hours 52 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With two convincing outright victories under their belt, a supremely confident Delhi led by their mercurial skipper Gautam Gambhir will take on the gutsy Gujarat in their bid to complete a hat-trick of outright victories in the Ranji Trophy cricket...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Report: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first innings. Karunaratne...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 3 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*)...
  • PCB says Misbah-ul-Haq needs more time for full fitness Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday said that Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has made improvement on his hamstring injury but still required more time to be 100 per cent fit. In a statement on the fitness status of Misbah, left-arm pacer Junaid Khan, batsman Sohaib Maqsood and all-rounder Ehsan Adil,...
  • Pragyan Ojha banned due to suspect action, heads to Chennai Yesterday

    New Delhi: The BCCI has finally banned discarded India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive matches due to suspect action and he will be heading to Chennai for taking corrective measures. The BCCI has officially informed Ojha's home state association Hyderabad about his action needs remedial measures and accordingly...
  • Dhoni has struggled as Test captain for a while: Ganguly Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not been able to get the best out of the team at the Test level for quite some time despite being the leader for close to 60 matches. Ganguly, who has been an expert commentator in the...
  • 2nd Test: Faf du Plessis reaches hundred before rain on Day 2 Yesterday

    Port Elizabeth: Faf du Plessis' century and subsequent dismissal were the only highlights of the rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and West Indies at St. George's Park with just six overs of play possible on Saturday. South Africa added 19 runs to their overnight total for...
  • Saeed Ajmal pulls out of Pakistan's World Cup squad Yesterday

    Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the World Cup squad because he has no chance of getting his action cleared before the tournament. Pakistan Cricket Board officials met on Saturday and decided that all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is also suspended from bowling in international cricket, will travel to Chennai,...
  • Indian bowling attack is hopeless: Sunil Gavaskar Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar was scathing in his criticism after Ishant Sharma and company conceded 500 runs for the third time in the ongoing Test series against Australia, saying that he has "no expectations" from the Indian bowling attack and termed it "hopeless". Asked if the performance of Indian...