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  • 3rd ODI: Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali help England trounce Sri Lanka by 5 wickets December 3, 2014

    Opener Moeen Ali hit a dazzling 58 off 40 balls to inspire England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected third one-day international in Hambantota on Wednesday. The tourists, chasing a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 236 in 35 overs, cruised home with eight balls to spare to record...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 3rd ODI December 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Hambantota Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (capt), Thilina Kandamby, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt),...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka win despite Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara heroics November 26, 2014

    Sri Lanka overcame a brilliant century by Moeen Ali and a late cameo from Ravi Bopara to defeat England by 25 runs in the first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. Opener Ali smashed 119 off 87 balls with 11 boundaries and five sixes as the tourists made a spirited chase...
  • Six England players receive first central contracts September 11, 2014

    London: Six players have been awarded central contracts by England for the first time, indicating the scale of the upheaval in the national team since the Ashes whitewash by Australia around the turn of the year. Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were among...
  • PCA chief apologises for his comments on Moeen Ali abuse September 10, 2014

    London: The chief of England's Professional Cricketers' Association Angus Porter has profusely apologised for his comments that England cricketer Moeen Ali should have taken the abuse from the Indian fans during the oneoff T20 International as a "compliment". In an interview on Tuesday with the Press Association, Porter said that it...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on booing of England players September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: In no mood to be drawn into a controversy at the end of an exhausting tour, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered clear of queries on England's cricketers, especially spinner Moeen Ali, getting booed on home turf during the oneoff Twenty20 match. India's tour of England drew to a close...
  • We badly needed to win, says Cook September 6, 2014

    Leeds: England captain Alastair Cook expressed satisfaction after his side's 41run win over India in the fifth oneday international here, but was also concerned that this was yet another ODI series loss for them. India won the fivematch series 31 despite the loss in the inconsequential match on Friday. "We badly needed...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 31 September 5, 2014

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 31 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than a...
  • Suresh Raina's attacking cricket inspires England's Moeen Ali September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Moeen Ali said watching India's Suresh Raina had encouraged him to maintain an attacking approach to batting in oneday internationals. Ali's 67 his team's first fifty of the series was the lone highlight for England in their ninewicket thrashing by world champions India in Birmingham on...
  • Moeen Ali adamant Cook has complete England backing September 4, 2014

    Moeen Ali insisted Thursday that the England team were fully behind Alastair Cook in his role as oneday international captain. Cook came through a tough examination of his leadership credentials during England's 31 Test series win at home to India. But he has been under renewed scrutiny during a oneday series...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England September 2, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • A lot at stake for skipper Dhoni and coach Fletcher August 15, 2014

    London: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's continuance as captain in Tests after next year's World Cup and the retention of Duncan Fletcher as coach after the same event are at stake as India, trailing 12 in the series, lock horns with England in the fifth and final Test starting here on Friday. The...
  • Indian batsmen took me as an easy target: Moeen Ali August 14, 2014

    London: He has been one of England's finds in the ongoing Test series against India and offspinner Moeen Ali feels that visiting team's batsmen took him lightly which ensured a bagful of wickets for him. Moeen currently has 19 wickets at a stellar average of 22.94 with two brilliant spells at...
  • Five things to know about the decisive fifth IndiaEngland Test August 14, 2014

    London: England are on the verge of putting to bed one of the most trying chapters in their Test cricket history. India could still extend them, however, in the fifth and final Test at the Oval starting on Friday. A summer for England that began with a first ever Test series defeat...
  • I can't get too carried away and have to practice hard, says Moeen Ali August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Moeen Ali has become the fastest English spinner to cross the 20 wicketmark in Test cricket, featuring in only six matches that spanned across 58 days and the 'parttime' offspinner has termed his recent performance as "crazy". For a team that was struggling three matches ago to replace Graeme...
  • Moeen Ali: The spinner of the series August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Moeen Ali has become the fastest English spinner to cross the 20 wicketmark in Test cricket, featuring in only six matches that spanned across 58 days and the 'parttime' offspinner has termed his recent performance as "crazy". For a team that was struggling three matches ago to replace Graeme Swann,...
  • Indians best players of spin is that only a myth now? August 12, 2014

    Nineteen wickets for a parttime offspinner selected primarily to bat in the middle order is nothing short of a slap on India's face. It's like England saying: "We don't need a Graeme Swann to handle you, Moeen Ali is more than enough." The bearded Englishman is smiling slyly at No. 2...
  • How India can right their wrongs to save England series August 11, 2014

    "A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life." The plot for India to salvage lost pride in England is not as serious as the 2000 flick 'Gone in 60 seconds', but the...
  • Lack of fighting spirit by Team India shocks one and all August 10, 2014

    Manchester: As India surrendered the fourth Test in Manchester by an innings and 54 runs in less than three days, the fivematch series shifted decisively in England's favour but the manner of defeats has definitely shocked everyone after the team's historic Lord's victory. It is now pegged at 21, after the...
  • Batsmen capitulate as India lose at Old Trafford August 10, 2014

    Indian batsmen failed to survive the session after tea and lost the fourth Test to England by an innings and 54 runs. ...
  • Do India need sweeping changes for the fifth Test? August 10, 2014

    Manchester: After India's abysmal defeat in the fourth Test in less than two and a half days by virtue of which they now trail 12 in the series Indian cricket need sweeping changes. It is all the more ironical that this should be the case for the Board of...
  • Cook surprised at India's meek surrender in one session August 10, 2014

    Manchester: Jubilant with his teams' thumping win at Old Trafford on Saturday, England skipper Alastair Cook expressed surprise at India's abject surrender in the fourth Test, which allowed the hosts to take a 21 lead in the fivematch series. Getting behind a 215run lead, the visitors were shot out for just...
  • 4th Test: India crumble to a humiliating innings defeat at Old Trafford August 9, 2014

    Team India produced yet another horrible batting performance as they were crushed to a humiliating loss in the fourth Test by the hands of England at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday. Moeen Ali picked four for 39 as India were humiliated by an innings and 54 runs in the...
  • Aaron vows to bowl quick after impressive return August 9, 2014

    Manchester: After making an impressive return to the Indian fold, fast bowler Varun Aaron says he won't cut down on his pace despite having a history of suffering stress fractures. Aaron has so far dismissed three batsmen in England's first innings, pegging them back with two blows on day one and...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Moeen Ali's wristband row August 3, 2014

    England batsman Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing wristbands featuring the slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on July 29. ...
  • Sixstar Moeen Ali excites England coach August 2, 2014

    Old Trafford: Moeen Ali's performance in taking six wickets during England's first Test win in nearly a year has left national coach Peter Moores excited by the heights the offspinner could yet reach in international cricket. Ali's secondinnings return of six for 67 was instrumental in skittling India out for 178...
  • Cook hails 'great win' as England snap winless streak August 1, 2014

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook was delighted by his side's dominant display after they beat India at Southampton on Thursday to record their first Test win in nearly a year. Their crushing 266run success saw England end a run of 10 Tests without a win as they levelled a fivematch series...
  • 3rd Test: India surrender at Southampton July 31, 2014

    Moeen Ali's maiden sixwicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the fivematch series 11, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third Test. ...
  • Captain Alastair Cook all praise for England's new bowling hero Moeen Ali July 31, 2014

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the parttime spinner had improved "leaps and bounds" thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal. Moeen Ali produced a matchwinning spell, taking six wickets as India were bowled out for 178 in...