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  • Alastair Cook hails James Anderson after England victory 54 minutes ago

    England captain Alastair Cook gave the credit for Saturday's second-Test win over West Indies to James Anderson after the seam bowler's blistering spell in the morning transformed the game. A draw looked the likeliest outcome when play resumed on the fifth and final day but Anderson removed three West Indies batsmen...
  • IPL 8: Life without Sunil Narine set to begin as Kolkata face tough Rajasthan 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be in a tight corner without their 'mystery spinner' Sunil Narine, reported for chucking, as they gear up to face Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Narine, whose action has yet again come under scanner will undergo corrective measures at the ICC and BCCI accredited testing facility...
  • Team India's coach job in focus at BCCI's Working Committee meet 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    With Indian cricket team's next international tour a few months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started its hunt for the new coach, which is one of the most lucrative and demanding jobs in the cricketing circles. On Sunday [26th April], the BCCI's new regime...
  • 2nd Test: England humble West Indies by 9 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday. Set a modest target of 143 after the home side folded for 307 in their second innings just after lunch, Gary...
  • IPL 8: All-round Chennai Super Kings thrash Kings XI Punjab by 97 runs 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    Chennai Super Kings thrashed Kings XI Punjab by a huge margin of 97 runs on Saturday, extracting a sweet revenge for a string of three losses to them in the last season of the Indian Premier League. Brendon McCullum (66 off 44 balls) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (41* off 27) propelled...
  • IPL 8: Tom Moody rues SRH's disastrous batting display 12 hours 37 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody was scathing in the criticism of his batsmen, saying their chase of a modest 157 was "disastrous". "At the end of the day, that was a very bad loss for us. We bowled and fielded well apart from the wides that we bowled. Our bowlers...
  • IPL 8: Rohit Sharma praises Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan after MI's win 12 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma was effusive in his praise for his bowlers, who defended a modest 157 against Sun Risers Hyderabad in an IPL cricket game on Saturday. "It was a brilliant bowling performance as defending 157 was not easy. The bowlers executed the plans superbly and as a...
  • Bangladesh cricket team to receive money, flats, cars 13 hours 31 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday announced that flats and cars along with prize money will be given to the national cricket team for its brilliant performance in the World Cup and home series against Pakistan. Bangladesh's clinical 3-0 One-Day International (ODI) series sweep and maiden T20 International win...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata Knight Riders players shaken by earthquake 13 hours 34 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players took to Twitter on Saturday to express how they felt just after an earthquake hit the city in the morning. The city felt the tremors at around 11.41 a.m. which continued for two minutes and then felt another quake at 12.19 p.m. "My first experience of...
  • IPL 8: Malinga, McClenaghan take Mumbai Indians to 20-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 hours 2 minutes ago

    All the talk in the 30-minute period between the toss and the start of the match was about the prospect of Dale Steyn and Trent Boult bowling in tandem, after the latter was drafted into the Sunrisers Hyderabad side. Having both pacers in the XI strengthened Hyderabad's bowling and helped...
  • Sourav Ganguly gives away his BCCI pension to Ankit Keshri's family 14 hours 13 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri's family. Ganguly has also decided to use the pension, which he will be getting in future years from the Board, to fund the treatment of injured...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata-Rajasthan match on Sunday under weather threat 14 hours 35 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders were forced to practice indoors on Saturday due to rain and thunderstorm in the city as defending champions' IPL contest against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday is also under the weather-threat. "I don't know about the forecast but if it's like this I cannot do much about it....
  • Wriddhiman Saha deserves to replace MS Dhoni in Tests, says Virat Kohli 15 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's Test captain Virat Kohli feels that it will be difficult to replace someone like Mahendra Singh Dhoni but Wriddhiman Saha according to him "deserves" to don the big gloves for the national team for the "next five to six years". Asked about who according to him is ideal...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5 15 hours 26 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Kraigg Brathwaite's determined century led West Indies to 202 for 2 at the close of the fourth day of the second Test leaving the hosts with a lead of 37 runs. There is still plenty of work to...
  • As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 8, Match 24 15 hours 37 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Struggling to be consistent, Kings XI Punjab will have their task cut out when they take on the in-form Chennai Super Kings. CSK have lost just one of their five matches so far and are currently second on the...
  • IPL 8: Sunil Narine available for selection, says Gautam Gambhir 16 hours 5 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday confirmed that West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, reported for suspected bowling action, will be up for selection against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Sunday. Narine's action was reported by the match officials after the...
  • Mortaza, Afridi praise Bangladesh debutant Mustafizur Rahman 17 hours 23 minutes ago

    Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman bowled superbly on debut in the lone Twenty20 International against Pakistan and both the captains had some special words for him. Mustafizur returned with 2/20 from four overs on Friday that helped the home team to their first T20I win over Pakistan by seven wickets at the...
  • Pakistan spinner Raza Hasan caught by police at rave party 19 hours 36 minutes ago

    Karachi: Facing the prospect of a ban after failing a dope test, Pakistan's left-arm spinner Raza Hasan has got into more trouble after being caught by the police at an alcohol-fuelled rave party in Lahore. The 22-year-old was picked up along with a group of people for allegedly taking part in...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 8, Match 23 19 hours 37 minutes ago

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Having lost five of their six previous encounters, hosts Mumbai Indians will have their task cut out when they face a rejuvenated Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. After ending their...
  • Injured Rahat Ali out of Test series against Bangladesh 19 hours 42 minutes ago

    Karachi: Vanquished in ODIs, Pakistan suffered a blow ahead of the Test series against Bangladesh when left-arm paceman Rahat Ali was ruled out with a hamstring injury. With the two-Test series due to start on April 28, the Pakistan Cricket board said Rahat had yet not recovered from a hamstring injury...
  • Big effort needed on final day from Windies: Brathwaite 19 hours 44 minutes ago

    St. George's: Centurion Kraigg Brathwaite has warned the West Indies are not yet out of the woods, and that it will take a significant effort on Saturday's final day to avoid defeat in the second Test against England. The 22-year-old opener fashioned a superb, unbeaten 101 as the West Indies, behind...
  • Sachin Tendulkar once got belly dancers on my birthday in NZ: Ajit Wadekar 20 hours 14 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain and manager Ajit Wadekar spilled the beans about "prankster Sachin Tendulkar", who once got half a dozen belly dancers on his 53rd birthday during cricket team's tour of New Zealand back in 1994. During a Cricket Club of India function on Friday Wadekar recalled how Tendulkar had...
  • Rumours of rival cricket bodies unnerve boards 20 hours 51 minutes ago

    The International Cricket Council is on alert with rumours of a rival body doing the rounds since Essel Group, the Indian business giants, began registering companies with names that appear to be rival national cricket boards. Essel, the conglomerate behind the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL), has registered companies such...
  • Ajinkya Rahane comes closest to technical perfection in IPL: Ajit Wadekar 22 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain Ajit Wadekar feels that Ajinkya Rahane is probably the one Indian batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in the slam-bang T20 IPL cricket. "In IPL, it is very difficult to see a technically correct batsman. But, the only person who comes...
  • BCCI keeping an eye on Virat Kohli's behaviour 23 hours 5 minutes ago

    The Board of Cricket Control in India has been reported to be keeping eye on India's new Test captain Virat Kohli over his behaviour. BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya has told Hindustan Times that Kohli will be on notice over his behaviour. "Kohli's outbursts has to be examined and whatever corrective measures...
  • IPL 8: Mitchell Starc heaps praise on RCB for perfect performance against RR 23 hours 10 minutes ago

    Mitchell Starc has praised the bowling effort of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team after their win over league leaders Rajasthan Royals on Friday. Starc, picked up 3 for 22 and was named Man of the Match for his brilliant performance. After the match the pacer said that this was the...
  • IPL 2015: Rajasthan Royals coach blames batsmen for their loss to RCB Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: After being defeated by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a one-sided game, Rajasthan Royals coach Paddy Upton said his team was 30 runs short, as 170 on board could have been a good total against the rival team. "Our top order could not do well, some more runs on board...
  • Bangladesh name squad for first Test against Pakistan Yesterday

    Litton Kumar Das and Soumya Sarkar, both top-order batsmen, and Mohammad Shahid, the right-arm paceman, were the uncapped players included in the 14-man Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Pakistan. Das, a wicketkeeper-batsman, has scored five first-class centuries and ended as the second-highest run-getter in the domestic one-day competition with...