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  • Live Score: Sedate start by Bangladesh openers 1 hour 4 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...
  • Live Score, 3rd Test: Pakistan off to a steady start against New Zealand 1 hour 29 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 1 hour 38 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 2 hours 27 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 2 hours 54 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 3 hours 46 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 4 hours 11 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 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    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 14 hours 11 minutes ago

    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 16 hours 38 minutes ago

    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 18 hours 7 minutes ago

    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 19 hours 43 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 4 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 19 minutes ago

    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 21 hours 34 minutes ago

    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 22 hours 39 minutes ago

    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 23 hours 3 minutes ago

    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 23 hours 7 minutes ago

    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...
  • Tour Game: India draw with CA XI after valuable batting practice Yesterday

    Adelaide: India made a positive start to their tour of Australia after rounding off the practice game against Cricket Australia XI with an allround performance as the two-day match ended in a draw here on Tuesday. At the Gliderol Stadium, the visitors finished at 363 for 8 declared after 91 overs...
  • Michael Clarke ruled out of first Test against India: reports Yesterday

    Adelaide: On a collision course with Cricket Australia over his fitness, injured skipper Michael Clarke has been reportedly ruled out of the opening Test against India, following his failure to recover well to play in the two-day tour game in Adelaide starting on Friday. Cricket Australia had made it clear that...
  • ICC refuses to review Danish Kaneria's life ban Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner, Danish Kaneria has lost another bid to get his life ban reviewed with the International Cricket Council (ICC) refusing to take up his case. Kaneria told PTI that he had sent a letter to the ICC with his case documents requesting them to review the life ban...
  • New Zealand pin hopes on bowlers to challenge Pakistan Yesterday

    Sharjah: 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 from Wednesday. A bold declaration by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in Dubai last...
  • Australian cricketer Phil Hughes hit on head by bouncer, on life support Yesterday

    There were distressing scenes at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday afternoon, with South Australia batsman Phil Hughes knocked out by a bouncer while batting in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. He was stretchered from the ground to the ambulance in critical condition, following which he was...
  • Michael Clarke has no plans to quit despite injuries Yesterday

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has no intention of retiring from international cricket in the next 12 months as he continues to battle a chronic back problem that could rule him out of next week's first test against India. "No I don't (have any plans to retire in the next 12 months),"...
  • Michael Clarke in limbo as cricket board digs in heels Yesterday

    A bizarre standoff between Michael Clarke and selectors over the Australia captain's hopes of playing the first Test against India next week remained unresolved on Tuesday after the nation's cricket board dug in its heels. Selectors named the injured skipper in a 12-man squad on Monday for the Brisbane Test with...
  • Vettori could make surprise return for NZ in third Test vs Pakistan Yesterday

    Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori could make a surprise return to the Test arena as coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Vettori, who was in the United Arab Emirates with the New Zealand 'A' side...
  • As it happened: CA XI vs Indians, Tour Game 1, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned up...
  • South Africa Women's team beat India by 2 wickets Yesterday

    Bengaluru: A battling half-century by Chloe Tryon carried South Africa to a thrilling two-wicket win over India in the first of the three women's One-Day Internationals at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday. Taking first strike, India collapsed to 114 in 38.5 overs and South Africa recovered from 31 for 5...