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  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka win despite Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara heroics 4 hours 54 minutes ago

    Sri Lanka overcame a brilliant century by Moeen Ali and a late cameo from Ravi Bopara to defeat England by 25 runs in the first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. Opener Ali smashed 119 off 87 balls with 11 boundaries and five sixes as the tourists made a spirited chase...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya wants review of cricketer's safety gear 6 hours 7 minutes ago

    Kolkata: In the wake of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes' critical head injury, former ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday suggested a review of cricketer's safety gears like helmet. "I feel that the safety factor of the modern day cricket gears and equipment needs to be evaluated in order to assess whether...
  • Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI, win series 9 hours 18 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh clinched the one-day international series against Zimbabwe with two games to spare after a comfortable 124-run win in the third match on Wednesday. It was Bangladesh's biggest win by margin against Zimbabwe, eclipsing a 121-run victory in 2013 at Bulawayo. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 173 in pursuit of Bangladesh's...
  • 3rd Test: Mohammad Hafeez century spurs Pakistan to 281/3 on Day 1 9 hours 30 minutes ago

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281 for 3 against New Zealand in the third and decisive Test on Wednesday. Hafeez, recovered from a niggly hamstring which sidelined him from the drawn second Test, cracked 23...
  • IPL COO Sundar Raman calls for security rethink on cricket pitch 10 hours 16 minutes ago

    Indian Premier League (IPL) chief operating officer Sundar Raman has called for a rethink on security on the cricket pitch following the critical head injury to Australian opener Phil Hughes. "I think there's lots of rethinking that needs to happen about bouncers, about protection, about general safety in cricket," said Raman...
  • Phil Hughes' condition unchanged, critical: Australia team doctor 12 hours 32 minutes ago

    Australia cricketer Phil Hughes was still fighting for his life on Wednesday as family and friends kept vigil at his hospital bedside. Hughes remains in an induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery on Tuesday when he was struck in the head by a bouncer, a devastating blow that experts likened to...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI in Colombo 13 hours 46 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis ENGLAND: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler...
  • I am targeting World Cup return, says Harbhajan Singh 14 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. "I am targeting the...
  • Fast bowlers rush to Sean Abbott's defence after Hughes blow 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    As the global cricket community prays for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes' recovery from a severe head injury, fast bowlers rushed to the defence of Sean Abbott, whose short-pitched ball struck the batsman and left him fighting for his life. Abbott and his New South Wales team-mates received counselling on Wednesday, while...
  • Phillip Hughes wished speedy recovery by Team India 15 hours 59 minutes ago

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team has extended its best wishes to injured Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes and his family and prayed for his speedy recovery. South Australia's Hughes was on Tuesday, hit on the head by a bouncer bowled by New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI 17 hours 18 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh lead the series 2-0. PLAYING XIs: BANGLADESH: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam ZIMBABWE: Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Regis...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum(c),...
  • PCB to seek proper feedback on Mohammad Aamir's return 17 hours 52 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that he would seek proper feedback before taking any decision on banned pacer Mohammad Aamir's return to the national team. The PCB chief moved to play down the impression that the Board had taken a final decision to...
  • Hughes blow 'rare' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara 18 hours 41 minutes ago

    The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday. Hughes took a blow on the head from a short delivery while batting...
  • Phillip Hughes was wearing older model helmet, says manufacturer 19 hours 9 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes was wearing an older model helmet when he suffered a serious head injury on Tuesday and the latest version released about a year ago might have offered better protection, the equipment manufacturer has said. Hughes, who is fighting for his life in a Sydney hospital, was...
  • More scans for Phil Hughes as he fights for life, was wearing wrong helmet 20 hours 1 minutes ago

    Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was to have more scans on Wednesday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain as players rallied around the bowler who inflicted the damage, while helmet manufacturer says the batsman was wearing an older model providing less protection The 25-year-old, who was pressing for a Test...
  • India in Australia: No. 6, third pacer up for debate after first tour game 20 hours 25 minutes ago

    India had a decent workout during their first two days in office on the tour of Australia. Every bowler deployed got among wickets, India bowled out the opponents and then the batting unit had a good hit with five of them scoring half-centuries. Albeit the visitors faced a Cricket Australia XI...
  • Mayank Agarwal's ton takes Karnataka to Vijay Hazare title against Punjab Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Karnataka defended their title in grand style after their top-order led by centurion Mayank Agarwal rose to the occasion to crush a hapless Punjab by 156 runs in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament final on Tuesday. Put into bat in the day-night encounter at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Karnataka...
  • Kenya all set to tour cricket starved Pakistan after five years Yesterday

    Lahore: Kenya are set to tour Pakistan to play against a second-string team as part of efforts to revive top-flight international cricket in the country, five years after it was halted due to a terror attack. Kenya will tour next month for five one-day games, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman...
  • Betting in IPL by Gurunath Meiyappan was like insider trading: Supreme Court Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that betting by Gurunath Meiyappan - son-in-law of the sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan - was like insider trading wherein even if he was not placing bets in his own name, he was passing on the information to bookies. "It is like an...
  • Traumatised players to be counselled after Phillip Hughes mishap Yesterday

    Sydney: Traumatised players from the New South Wales and South Australia sides are being offered counselling after batsman Phillip Hughes was taken to the hospital following a shocking head injury that needed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and surgery. The left-handed batsman was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital and is reportedly in a critical...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Make player names public, CAB urges Supreme Court Yesterday

    There was no decision on ICC chairman N Srinivasan and his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday as the hearing on the IPL spot-fixing case in Supreme Court was adjourned to Thursday, but not before Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) requested SC to make public...
  • Phillip Hughes urged to 'fight it out' by Virat Kohli Yesterday

    Sydney: Top cricketers from around the world united in their support for Phillip Hughes on Tuesday after a ball to the head left the Australian batsman in critical condition in hospital. Australia coach Darren Lehmann was among the first to tweet his support as social media was inundated with messages, many...
  • Phillip Hughes injury a reminder of 'Gentlemen's Game' dangers Yesterday

    To cricket outsiders, the "Gentleman's Game" often conjures the image of a slow-paced summer pastime, where players barely break sweat during matches that drag on for days. The sickening head injury that left Australia batsman Phillip Hughes in critical condition on Tuesday, however, was a brutal reminder of the sport's ferocity. Modern-day...
  • Cricket Australia to probe Michael Clarke selection row Yesterday

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland will grill Michael Clarke and national team selectors after a bizarre breakdown in communication over the injured captain's availability for the first Test against India next week. Selectors on Monday named the injured skipper in a 12-man squad for the Brisbane Test with the provision...
  • 1st ODI: England, Sri Lanka begin World Cup tune-up Yesterday

    England will look to settle scores against Sri Lanka after their bad-tempered clash earlier this year when the two sides meet in a pre-World Cup one-day series from Wednesday. The seven-match tour has been spiced up by comments from England captain Alastair Cook that his team will try to exact revenge...
  • Sports world shocked at Phil Hughes' life-threatening injury Yesterday

    Sydney: Australian sport was reeling in shock after Phillip Hughes suffered a serious head injury while batting in a domestic cricket match on Tuesday. The 25-year-old remained in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital after undergoing emergency surgery as the sports world rallied around him. "Our thoughts and prayers are with...
  • Pakistani family in Belgium faces deportation after son labelled terrorist for carrying cricket bat Yesterday

    A 22-year-old Pakistani cricket player in Belgium and his entire family is facing deportation after he was labelled as a terrorist for travelling with a cricket bat in public transport. A photograph of Assim Abassi, apparently armed with a "weapon" was circulated by the police last week creating a terror scare...
  • Phil Hughes undergoes surgery after head knock Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia batsman Phil Hughes was rushed to a Sydney hospital to undergo surgery after being struck on the head while batting during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday. Hughes, who was wearing a batting helmet, reeled back and then bent forward momentarily after the impact of the short-pitch delivery and...
  • How Phil Hughes got hit by the bouncer that has put his life in danger Yesterday

    During a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on a Tuesday afternoon, a bouncer from New South Wales' Sean Abbott hit Phil Hughes on the head knocking the South Australia batsman out. The severity of the injury was known when the batsman fell down prostrate and later taken...