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  • 2nd Test: Buoyant Bangladesh eye maiden win over Pakistan 40 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh hope to build on their new-found confidence by securing their first-ever Test victory over Pakistan when the second and final match starts in Dhaka on Wednesday. The Tigers are buoyed by a remarkable fightback in the drawn first Test in Khulna where they avoided defeat for the first time...
  • Bangladesh paceman Rubel Hossain out of second Pakistan test 57 minutes ago

    Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain has been ruled out of the second test against Pakistan starting on Wednesday due to a side strain, the country's cricket board said. Rubel will be replaced by paceman Abul Hasan, who has played three tests for Bangladesh, the last more than two years ago against...
  • IPL 8: Yusuf Pathan's cameo was crucial against Hyderabad, says Manish Pandey 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Manish Pandey credited allrounder Yusuf Pathan's quick-fire cameo for the comprehensive 35-win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL T20 cricket tournament in Kolkata. Put in to bat, KKR stuttered after a flying start but Pathan's 30 not out from 19 balls pushed their total to 167/7 before...
  • IPL 2015: Tom Moody blames conditions for Sunrisers' loss to KKR 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Unfazed by the loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderbad coach Tom Moody blamed the conditions for the 35-run defeat in the IPL cricket match. In pursuit of 167, SRH never looked up for the run chase after they lost two wickets including that of David Warner in the opening...
  • Ryan Harris hopes to keep steaming in to Australian summer 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has dashed any suggestion the Ashes might be his international swansong and said he hopes to keep playing into the Australian summer. Harris will be 36 when Australia bunkers down for home test series against New Zealand and West Indies but is determined to carry on...
  • IPL 2015: High-flying Mumbai Indians face Daredevils in crucial tie 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    Mumbai: With back-to-back victories in the last three encounters, a confident Mumbai Indians will aim to hold on to their winning touch when they face an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Mumbai will be coming into the match after a...
  • England lose another brick in wall as Jonathan Trott quits 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    Jonathan Trott followed Graeme Swann, Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior into the international wilderness on Monday to leave England desperately short of experience ahead of this year's Ashes series against Australia. Trott was forced to admit that he is no longer capable of coping with the demands of test cricket following...
  • IPL 8: David Warner's wicket was important for us, says Umesh Yadav 3 hours 52 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his for an outstanding bowling performance, Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Umesh Yadav said getting rid of Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner early was the most important thing for his side in an Indian Premier League contest here on Monday. Umesh fiinshed with 2 for 34 from his...
  • Jonathan Trott calls time on England career 4 hours 40 minutes ago

    England batsman Jonathan Trott announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday. Trott struggled for runs on his return to the Test arena during England's 1-1 drawn series with West Indies in the Caribbean concluded Sunday, managing just 72 runs in six innings including three ducks. "This was a tough decision...
  • IPL 8: All-round Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 35 runs 13 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders bounced back in the home leg in style by notching up a comprehensive 35-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League on Monday. Defending a fighting total of 167, KKR were given a rollicking start by their speedster Umesh Yadav, who castled dangerman David Warner (4)...
  • Playing in Pakistan an 'unacceptable risk': International Cricketers' Association 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    The international cricketers' association says there is still an "unacceptable risk" for foreign teams touring Pakistan and advises that Zimbabwe's visit this month not go ahead. Zimbabwe has agreed to become the first full ICC member nation to play in Pakistan since a deadly gun attack targeted a visiting team in...
  • Geoffrey Boycott warns against new England role for Andrew Strauss 14 hours 0 minutes ago

    London: England great Geoffrey Boycott said he feared "everything will stay the same" were Andrew Strauss put in charge of reviving the country's cricket fortunes, as speculation continued about a role in the national set-up for former Australia paceman Jason Gillespie. Former captain Strauss appears to be the front-runner to fill...
  • IPL 8: Suresh Raina credits MS Dhoni's leadership for CSK's success 14 hours 24 minutes ago

    Chennai: Lauding Chennai Super Kings' team effort in Monday's win against Royal Challengers Bangalore, top-order batsman Suresh Raina credited skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership qualities for the side's excellent showing in the IPL cricket tournament. Man-of-the-match Raina top-scored with 52 runs as CSK posted 148 for nine in 20 overs and...
  • India to play a one-off Test and three ODIs in Bangladesh 14 hours 31 minutes ago

    India will play one Test and three One-Day Internationals during their tour of Bangladesh in June, said a release from Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday (May 4). India are scheduled to reach Dhaka on June 7 and play the one-off Test at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium in Fatullah from...
  • IPL 8: Corey Anderson rejoins MI squad ahead of DD game 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Injured New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson joined the Mumbai Indians squad at its optional practice session, ahead of their crucial IPL cricket game against Delhi Daredevils at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Anderson, who was earlier said to be out of the IPL with a fractured left-hand finger, had returned...
  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur hints at N Srinivasan's ouster from ICC 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Promising to clean up cricket, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur on Monday hinted at initiating a probe against N Srinivasan in order to pave the way for his ouster from the ICC chairman's post. The internal feud within the BCCI took an ugly turn last week with Thakur launching a...
  • IPL 8: Nehra, Bravo help CSK demolish RCB by 24 runs 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    Chennai: A sensational bowling effort by Chennai Super Kings saw them defend a modest total as they crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 24 runs to regain their position at the top of the table in the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, on Monday. Having posted a modest 148 for nine in...
  • England slip to fourth place in Test rankings after losing to WI 18 hours 20 minutes ago

    Bangalore: England slipped one place on the International Cricket Council's Test rankings following their five-wicket defeat to West Indies in the third and final Test on May 3. England, who had entered the three-Test series with 104 points, now have 102 after the drawn series, one less than third-placed Pakistan, as...
  • England need a rethink, says Ian Botham 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Ian Botham led the call for widespread changes to the England Test team after the five-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in Bridgetown on Sunday (May 3). The result meant the three-Test series ended on even terms at 1-1 after a draw in the first Test and...
  • IPL 8: Rajasthan Royals lucky to have Ajinkya Rahane, says James Faulkner 19 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has praised his Rajasthan Royals (RR) teammate Ajinkya Rahane, saying the franchise is lucky to have him in the squad. Rahane has been in rollicking form this season in the Indian Premier League (IPL), amassing 430 runs from 10 matches so far. His scintillating unbeaten 91 against...
  • Bangladesh have made a mark in international cricket, says coach 22 hours 15 minutes ago

    Bangladesh's superb rearguard action that led to an unlikely draw in the first Test against Pakistan last week could well be the "turning point" their coach believes will inspire the side to build on a brilliant run of form. Considered one of the minnows among the 10 test playing nations, Bangladesh's...
  • As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8, Match 37 22 hours 59 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chennai Super Kings would seek to get back to winning ways and consolidate their position at points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore would hope to build on the momentum when they lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match...
  • Phil Simmons impressed with West Indies' determination 23 hours 54 minutes ago

    Phil Simmons praised the "determination" of the West Indies players after his side pulled off a come-from-behind win in their third Test against England at Bridgetown on Sunday (May 3) to level the three-Test series 1-1. West Indies were 68 runs behind England after the first innings but then bowled England...
  • England coach Peter Moores may face the music after Caribbean flop Yesterday

    England cricket captain Alastair Cook has denied there is any need for a review of the team's failure to win the test series against West Indies but coach Peter Moores may feel uneasy on the flight back from the Caribbean. Incoming board chairman Colin Graves promised in March there would be...
  • Black Caps not at risk from rebel league: New Zealand Cricket Yesterday

    New Zealand Cricket believes Black Caps are not at risk of being poached by organisers of a proposed rebel league, backed by Essel Group. "I don't think our players are under threat at the moment," Barclay, NZC's representative at the ICC, told Sunday Star Times. He said the reports were...
  • IPL 8: I played my natural game against Delhi Daredevils, says Ajinkya Rahane Yesterday

    Mumbai: Left sleepless the last time he played a bad shot against Mumbai Indians, in-form Rajasthan Royals batsman Ajinkya Rahane was desperate to set the record straight which helped him notch up the sublime 91-run knock in an IPL match here. "I was really hurt when I got out (for 16...
  • Angelo Mathews still optimistic about Delhi Daredevils' chances in IPL 8 Yesterday

    Delhi Daredevils are enduring an inconsistent campaign but their key all-rounder Angelo Mathews is confident that the side can turn it around and make the play-offs of the IPL cricket tournament. "We played pretty well against Mumbai Indians at Delhi on April 23. We have another chance to play in Mumbai...
  • England need to find ruthless edge, says coach Moores Yesterday

    England coach Peter Moores said his team needed be more ruthless after they were beaten by West Indies in the third Test in Barbados and drew the three-match series 1-1. The tourists, who won the second test in Grenada, were on top in the opener in Antigua but West Indies held...
  • IPL 2015: We let ourselves down, rues DD captain JP Duminy Yesterday

    Delhi Daredevils skipper Jean-Paul Duminy blamed poor batting and fielding as well as lack of intensity for his team's 14-run loss to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. "I don't think we bowled particularly well. Also, in the field we let ourselves down. It was not only about dropped catches but about our...