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  • Saeed Ajmal pulls out of Pakistan's World Cup squad 42 minutes ago

    Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the World Cup squad because he has no chance of getting his action cleared before the tournament.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 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy: Confident Delhi look to complete hat-trick of wins 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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 tournament on Sunday. After four indifferent seasons in Ranji Trophy,...
  • Saeed Ajmal doubtful for ICC World Cup over action problem 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal's chances to feature for Pakistan in next year`s World Cup were further hit Saturday after authorities decided he needed more time to remodel his bowling action. The 37-year-old was suspended from all international cricket after his bowling action was found illegal in a bio-mechanical test in September. Pakistan...
  • Pakistan replace Moin Khan as World Cup manager 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    Lahore: Pakistan on Saturday appointed retired top military officer Naveed Cheema as manager for next year's cricket World Cup, replacing former captain Moin Khan. Sixty-year-old Cheema, a retired brigadier who also held the manager`s post from 2011 to 2013, is currently serving as chief secretary of Punjab province. The Pakistan Cricket Board...
  • Upbeat Mumbai take on off-colour Bengal in Ranji Trophy tie 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Having put their campaign back on track with a convincing win against Uttar Pradesh, 40-time champions Mumbai will take on an out-of-sorts Bengal in a group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy tournament on Sunday. Although its early days in the tournament, Mumbai with 7 points from three games are...
  • Only Mohammad Hafeez to go to India for unofficial testing 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board decided on Saturday to send only one of its two suspended offspinners, Mohammad Hafeez, to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan. Former Test spinners Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed, who have worked with Hafeez, agreed...
  • MS Dhoni sets record for most stumpings in international cricket 3 hours 38 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Indian skipper and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday set a record for the most number of stumpings in international cricket on day two of the third Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cericket Ground (MCG). He overtook Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara when he stumped Mitchell Johnson off the bowling...
  • Murali Vijay's 55 only face saver for Team India on Day 2 4 hours 25 minutes ago

    When Australia finished 259 for five at stumps on day one at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it felt that the Indian team might have learned their lessons from the first two defeats. Both teams were looking even as the Indian bowlers made the hosts fight for every run on the...
  • India didn't have an answer for us: Steven Smith 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Skipper Steven Smith said on Saturday that India were clueless against Australia's lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third Test. "It felt pretty good at the crease and things are working well for me. It is nice...
  • Batsmen will score big on Day 3, says Ravichandran Ashwin 6 hours 42 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin said on Saturday that the tourists will pile up their own share on Sunday in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now. India had pushed Australia on the...
  • 2nd Test: Day 2 play called off due to rain 8 hours 15 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round up: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished the West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in...
  • Steven Smith ton helps Australia take grip of 3rd Test 8 hours 56 minutes ago

    Melbourne: 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*) in the middle. India still trail Australia by 422 runs. Vijay's fifty...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in control as Sri Lanka follow on 9 hours 42 minutes ago

    Christchurch: 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 and Silva shrugged off their failures in the first innings, in which...
  • David Warner fails to take field after hand injury 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    Melbourne: David Warner on Saturday failed to take field against India in the ongoing Boxing Day cricket Test after the Australian opener suffered a nasty blow on his right forearm at the MCG nets. Warner, who injured his left thumb at the Gabba last week, was hit by a Peter Siddle...
  • I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar 10 hours 23 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, on Saturday, regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some...
  • Mitchell Marsh ruled out of Sydney Test 11 hours 10 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh, on Saturday, was ruled out of the fourth cricket Test against India in Sydney after fresh scans revealed that his injured hamstring has deteriorated. Australia's physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Marsh's injured hamstring would keep him out of the Sydney Test from January 6 and the focus...
  • Michael Clarke unlikely to make start of World Cup 12 hours 10 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke doubts he will be fit for the start of the World Cup in February but hopes to be back at some stage during the tournament. Clarke had surgery on his injured hamstring after straining it for a fourth time in as many months during the first...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 16 hours 25 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 16 hours 48 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Report: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in...
  • Michael Clarke impressive in commentary 'debut' at MCG 21 hours 31 minutes ago

    Melbourne: His cricketing future may be under cloud of doubt after his latest hamstring injury but a dapper Michael Clarke was impressive in his 'debut' as a media pundit for the 'Channel 9' network during the third cricket Test that got underway. According to Sydney Morning Herald,"Based on his Boxing Day...
  • Time is running out for Shane Watson: Allan Border 21 hours 35 minutes ago

    Melbourne: World Cup winning former Australian captain Allan Border is extermely critical of senior cricketer Shane Watson's inconsistent performance and fears that time might just be running out for the 33-year-old all-rounder, rated as one of the best players of his time. "I'm a Shane Watson fan but I've become an...
  • India bowled best in series so far, says Sunil Gavaskar 21 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday rated India's bowling on the opening day of the third cricket Test against Australia as their best performance in the series so far but reminded that lack of quality bowling all-rounder could hurt the visitors again going into day two. India restricted...
  • Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis punish West Indies for fielding lapses 21 hours 40 minutes ago

    Port Elizabeth: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth, on Friday. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in to bat in overcast...
  • Stat Attack: Dhoni becomes 1st Indian wicketkeeper to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests Yesterday

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather on his hat on Friday as he became the only Indian glovesman to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests. Dhoni took his tally to 65 dismissals (51 catches and 14 stumpings) in 19 matches against Australia. England's Alan Knott is...
  • India have an edge over Australia at the end of Day 1: Kris Srikkanth Yesterday

    Srikanth is of the opinion that India have done a fair job by not letting the opposition score more than 3 runs per over and the visitors have an edge at the end of Day 1 of Boxing Day Test match. ...
  • Saeed Ajmal still unable to rectify bowling action Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shehryar Khan had revealed that off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could...
  • Obstreperous Smith, inconsistent bowling were talking points of 1st day of Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    The Boxing Day Test match is always a special moment for all the players and the occasion in itself can at times get big on the players. But as they say it, the biggest of moments and the greatest of players are made for each other and Steven Smith is...
  • Chris Rogers frustrated to miss out on a big score Yesterday

    Melbourne: He cracked a half-century to lay the foundation for Australia's first innings but opener Chris Rogers said he was "frustrated" and "disappointed" to miss out on a big score on the opening day of the third Test against India in Melbourne on Friday. The hosts finished at 259/5, thanks to...