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  • Waqar Younis hopes to boost World Cup chances with New Zealand win 43 minutes ago

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels a win in the fifth and final one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Friday will give his team a boost for next year's World Cup. New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up...
  • India were 50-70 runs short, says Sunil Gavaskar 54 minutes ago

    Batting great Sunil Gavaskar felt India squandered another opportunity to be in a commanding position after being bowled out for 408 on day two of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday. India, resuming the day on 311 for four, could only add 97 runs to their first innings....
  • Pacers finally get going at Gabba to throw 2nd Test open 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    There are few things more joyous for a cricket fan than to wake up early in the morning to a Test match in Australia. Given the history at the Gabba and the way Test matches have panned out over the years, it makes it even more intriguing. The Indians made...
  • Shane Watson must convert starts into big scores: Michael Slater 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Former Australian Test opener Michael Slater said on Thursday that all-rounder Shane Watson must begin making big scores batting at the crucial No.3 position. Watson was dismissed for 25 runs on the second day of the second Test on Thursday, getting caught at mid-on by Shikhar Dhawan to spinner Ravichandran...
  • India are ahead in the game, says R Ashwin 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Indian off-spinner R Ashwin believes his side is currently ahead in the second Test against Australia and said they would look to get some quick wickets in the morning session on Friday. Australia on Thursday finished the day at 221 for 4 in reply to India's total of 408 runs....
  • Proud to take five wickets on Test debut: Josh Hazelwood 7 hours 14 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has expressed his delight on snapping up his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket on day two of the second Test against India on Wednesday. The pacer took 5-68 on debut as the visitors were bowled out for 408. "I personally started the summer well in...
  • High-five Josh Hazlewood makes most of his chance 9 hours 4 minutes ago

    Josh Hazlewood had to wait a while for his Test debut but no one can accuse him of wasting his chance when it came after he became the 33rd Australian to take a five-wicket haul on debut in the second Test against India on Thursday. The 23-year-old paceman, who has long...
  • Jacques Kallis to play in Caribbean Premier League 9 hours 10 minutes ago

    Castries (St. Lucia): Outstanding South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will ply his trade in next year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the organisers have confirmed. The 39-year-old announced his retirement from international cricket last July but has continued to play Twenty20 cricket for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 9 hours 21 minutes ago

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...
  • Windies sweating on Kemar Roach's injury 10 hours 15 minutes ago

    Centurion: West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of frontline fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa. The 26-year-old sustained an injury to his right ankle while running into bowl his 16th over,...
  • Shane Warne in damage control mode after calling Mitchell Starc 'soft' 11 hours 12 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Never too far from controversies, spin legend Shane Warne found himself at the centre of another one when he called pacer Mitchell Starc "soft", but had to offer an explanation after Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann took exception to the description. After Australia endured a tough day in Brisbane heat...
  • Lord's to host ICC World Cup 2019 final 12 hours 21 minutes ago

    London: Lord's has been chosen to host the 2019 World Cup final and the 2017 Women's World Cup final, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The ECB also revealed the 2019 semi-finals will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Oval, Taunton, Chester-le-Street, Headingley,...
  • Murali Vijay takes a new approach to reach triple figures 15 hours 21 minutes ago

    After a gut-wrenching dismissal on 99 last week, Murali Vijay made sure he didn't make himself too nervous in the nineties at the Gabba. The India opener looked slightly surprised on Wednesday when he reached his fifth Test century, and needed his batting partner to confirm he'd safely progressed to triple...
  • 4th ODI: Williamson ton propels New Zealand to narrow win over Pakistan 20 hours 37 minutes ago

    Kane Williamson hit a brilliant hundred as New Zealand won the fourth day-night international against Pakistan by seven runs in an exciting finish in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan went ahead with the match despite calls to postpone it after the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday which...
  • 1st Test: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers flatten West Indies on Day 1 22 hours 1 minutes ago

    Centurion: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one of the first cricket Test at Centurion on Wednesday. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some morning rain, the...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 2: Seven-wicket win for Andhra against Kerala 22 hours 53 minutes ago

    Andhra cantered to a seven-wicket victory over Kerala in their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match on Wednesday. The hosts, after giving away a handy first-innings lead to Kerala, reached the target with ease scoring 221 for three in 51.2 overs. Brief scores: Kerala: 229 and 129 in 78.1 overs (K B Pawan...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Punjab draw with Vidarbha, claim 3 points 23 hours 6 minutes ago

    Punjab walked away with three points from their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match against Vidarbha after the slender 37-run first innings lead proved handy for the visitors in the game which ended in a draw on Wednesday. At the end of the match, Vidarbha were 143 for three in 58...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Uttar Pradesh beat Madhya Pradesh by 4 wickets 23 hours 14 minutes ago

    After their bowlers had set up the trap, Uttar Pradesh batsmen held their nerves on the fourth and final day's play to beat Madhya Pradesh by four wickets in the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, on Wednesday. Chasing 180 for a win at the Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led side...
  • I am not connected with BCCI administration: Sunil Gavaskar Yesterday

    With the Supreme Court on Wednesday observing that players and officials having commercial interests should stay away from administering the game, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar clarified that he is "not connected in anyway" with the BCCI administration. Senior advocate CA Sundaram, appearing for BCCI, gave the names of former greats...
  • I was never in conflict of interest, says Kris Srikkanth Yesterday

    "I was never in conflict of interest. I was the ambassador of Chennai Super Kings before I became the chairman of selectors," the former India captain said. ...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI in Abu Dhabi Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Dean Brownlie, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats Yesterday

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • Need fit bowlers and quick wickets on day two: Darren Lehmann Yesterday

    Australian coach Darren Lehmann praised his team for enduring a tough opening day of the second cricket Test at the Gabba on Wendnesday but said he expects them to come up with a better showing against India on Thursday. Riding on opener Murali Vijay's hundred, India finished the first day on...
  • Pakistan in no mood to play after killing spree: Younis Khan Yesterday

    Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan says it will be extremely tough for the cricketers to go ahead with Wednesday's fourth one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi following the killing spree at a Peshawar school. Witnesses said at least 132 students and nine staff members died on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen...
  • Ranji Trophy: Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer Yesterday

    Kolkata: Bengal's premier batsman Manoj Tiwary, who is one of India's 30 probables for the World Cup, had a close shave after being hit by an Abhimanyu Mithun rising delivery on the final day of his team's Ranji Trophy cricket match against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. It was...
  • Michael Clarke takes to Twitter for injury update Yesterday

    Brisbane: Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke has taken to Twitter to provide updates on his condition post-surgery and share his views on day one of the second cricket Test against India at the Gabba on Wednesday. Clarke had an operation on his injured right hamstring on Tuesday in Melbourne, after being...
  • 2nd Test: India top Day 1 in Gabba with Murali Vijay's ton Yesterday

    Murali Vijay made up for the disappointment of his 99 in the first Test on Australia tour with his fifth century on day one of the second as India bagged the honours on Thursday by reaching 311 for 4 at stumps. The day ended seven overs short of the stipulated 90...
  • Mitchell Marsh's injury adds to Australia's woes Yesterday

    Australia's injury woes deepened on Wednesday when a hamstring problem forced allrounder Mitchell Marsh from the pitch for treatment on the first day of the second Test against India in Brisbane. Australia were already without captain Michael Clarke for the rest of the series because of his endemic hamstring problems and...
  • Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth in BCCI's list of individuals with 'conflict of interest'; SC reserves verdict Yesterday

    In a move that can shake the foundation of Indian cricket, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the verdict on the issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket after BCCI submitted a list in SC of its administrators with conflict of interest, which included the names of three former...