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  • World Cup 2015: The bowlers who can run amok 11 hours 21 minutes ago

    We are just days away from the biggest extravaganza of cricket - the World Cup. The mega event, to be played in Australia and New Zealand , should give bowlers a lot of hope on friendly tracks, something they - especially the pacers, sorely missed during the 2011 edition hosted...
  • Wickets rather than containment is best way forward: Stephen Fleming Yesterday

    It is all very well to try and tell yourself captaining your country in an ICC Cricket World Cup is the same as captaining at any other time - but it is not. True, there is still the toss of the coin and the decisions to be made about tactics,...
  • 1st ODI: All-round Elliott helps New Zealand beat Pakistan Yesterday

    Wellington: Grant Elliott scored 64 not out and took 3 for 26 in an all-round performance which led New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan with ten overs to spare in Saturday's first of two one-day games. Ross Taylor made 59 and Martin Guptill 39 as New Zealand reached 213...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan in the first ODI. Teams: Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand...
  • Naomi Campbell: Spreading awareness about Ebola and its prevention is crucial 2 days ago

    London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell will begin London Fashion Week with her charity show Feb 19 to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The 44-year-old, who announced her Fashion for Relief foundation, would be putting on a catwalk show to raise money for the Ebola crisis last year. She...
  • Nuwan Kulasekera reprimanded for aggressive celebration 2 days ago

    Wellington: Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekera was reprimanded for aggressive celebration of Luke Ronchi's dismissal during his team's seventh ODI against New Zealand on Thursday. "Kulasekera admitted to a breach of Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel," said the ICC in a...
  • New Delhi seat a prestige battle between BJP and AAP as Nupur Sharma challenges Arvind Kejriwal 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The posh locality of New Delhi will witness a close fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party on February 7 in the Delhi Assembly elections. This seat is almost a make or break one for both the parties as AAP's national convener and former chief...
  • Not in a hurry to start new film: Farah Khan 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan, who's "Happy New Year" starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani among others was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2014, says she is not in a hurry to start her next film. "This year I'm taking rest. I've three children..I'm taking them on vacations. I'm...
  • 7th ODI: Sangakkara earns Sri Lanka consolation win over New Zealand 3 days ago

    Wellington: Injury-stricken Sri Lanka gained a morale boost ahead of the World Cup by beating New Zealand by 34 runs in Thursday's last match of the seven-game one-day series. Kumar Sangakkara made 113 not out and Tillakaratne Dilshan 81 in Sri Lanka's 287-6 and debuting fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera took 2...
  • Kumar Sangakkara breaks ODI record for dismissals 3 days ago

    Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara broke the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals on Thursday. Sangakkara took his career tally to 473 dismissals when he caught Corey Anderson off the bowling of Shaminda Eranga in Sri Lanka's seventh match against New Zealand. The 37-year-old went into the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 7th ODI 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand. Teams: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne...
  • Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as "serious contenders" for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting February 14. "I think they've got a really really good pace attack. That's why you look at them and you think these guys are one of the serious contenders,"...
  • Builder confesses assaulting Jesse Ryder 4 days ago

    Wellington: A builder from Canterbury on Wednesday admitted that he assaulted New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder outside a Christchurch bar two years ago. The 39-year-old was initially charged with assault and injuring, with reckless disregard for safety, Ryder, who was in a medically-induced coma for three days following the assault, reports...
  • Blizzard hits Boston, New England; spares New York despite forecasts 4 days ago

    Boston/ New York: A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into...
  • Snowstorm sweeps northeast, New York spared its brunt 4 days ago

    New York: A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they...
  • 'Foolish to write off India in World Cup' 5 days ago

    Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott feels it would be foolish to write off defending champions India ahead of next month's Cricket World Cup despite their pedestrian showing in the ongoing tour of Australia. Allott, who rose to fame by ending as the joint-leading wicket-taker of the 1999 World Cup,...
  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song 5 days ago

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • Martin Guptill signs on for fresh Derbyshire stint 5 days ago

    London: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is to re-join Derbyshire as their overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season, the Midlands county announced on Monday. The 28-year-old Guptill played for the club in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and will return for the opening six Championship matches and...
  • Emergency declared in New York as 'life-threatening blizzard' creates havoc 5 days ago

    New York: A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the US Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012. The potentially historic storm which could affect 20 per...
  • Daniel Vettori confident for World Cup after reaching milestone 6 days ago

    Wellington: Daniel Vettori, who played his 280th ODI Sunday against Sri Lanka to become New Zealand's most capped player, Monday said he was feeling confident and fit ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that bowls off in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14. The left-arm spinner passed former captain Stephen...
  • New York: 4-year-old girl calls 911, saves pregnant mother 6 days ago

    New York: A 4-year-old American girl has been called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling emergency service operators to take her mom, suffering a seizure, to hospital. Calise Manning's mother Centerria, who was 9-months pregnant and epileptic, had apparently fallen to the floor in the midst of...
  • American media largely ignores Obama's India visit, some give cursory coverage 1 week ago

    Washington: Indian media has been covering the US President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to India non-stop. Indeed, it is one of the biggest media events of the New Year. But, the American media has largely ignored Obama's visit to India to be the chief guest...
  • 6th ODI: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs to seal series win 1 week ago

    Dunedin: New Zealand clinched a 4-1 series victory over Sri Lanka by winning Sunday's sixth game of the seven-match one-day series by 120 runs. Kane Williamson made 97, Ross Taylor 96 and Corey Anderson scored 40 and took 3 for 37 as New Zealand defended their total of 315 for...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 6th ODI 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Laka in the sixth ODI of seven match series. New Zealand lead series 2-1. Teams: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely 1 week ago

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Obama visit: Delhi Police says number of barricades increased at key locations across the city January 24, 2015

    Ahead of US President Barack Obama, Delhi Police Joint CP Mukesh Meena on Saturday said that New Delhi district to be sealed and checking increased at borders. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Meena said, "Number of barricades increased at key locations across the city." ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama takes off for 3-day visit to India January 24, 2015

    US President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday took off on Air Force One from Andrews air base for 3-day visit to India for Republic Day. ...