Series

  • Sri Lanka pacer Eranga ruled out of second Test against South Africa 15 hours 57 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga was Tuesday ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts. Eranga, 28, tore the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his right hand while fielding on day...
  • Juventus new signing Alvaro Morata out for seven weeks 17 hours 3 minutes ago

    Striker Alvaro Morata's 20 million euros ($26.97 million) move to Juventus has quickly turned sour after the Spaniard injured his knee in his first training session and was ruled out for seven weeks. The 21-year-old, who completed his move from Real Madrid on Saturday, suffered a second degree injury to the...
  • Ajinkya Rahane the stand-out player at Lord's: Graeme Swann 17 hours 18 minutes ago

    London: Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his match-winning seven for 74, but former England off-spinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the stand-out player in India's historic win at Lord's. "Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out Indian player in the second...
  • Bob Willis calls England 'happy hookers' after Lord's surrender 17 hours 53 minutes ago

    London: Former England captain Bob Willis took potshots at the national cricket team after they slid to a 95-run defeat to India at Lord's, calling them "happy hookers" for their meek surrender against short-pitched bowling and compared them with the ones who used to frequent a posh nightclub once famous...
  • Patrice Evra joins Juventus from Manchester United Yesterday

    Turin: France left back Patrice Evra has completed a transfer from Manchester United to Italian champion Juventus. Juventus says they are paying United 1.2 million pounds ($2 million) but that the transfer price will increase to 1.5 million pounds ($2.5 million) if Juventus qualifies for the 2015-16 Champions League. The Turin club...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx Yesterday

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • Juventus sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid 3 days ago

    Turin: Spanish forward Alvaro Morata has completed a €20 million ($27 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus. Juventus announced details of the deal on Saturday, saying that Morata signed a five-year contract with the club. The deal also includes an option for Madrid to buy Morata back for up to €30...
  • ICC match referee rates Trent Bridge pitch as 'poor' 3 days ago

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who officiated in the first Test between India and England at Nottingham, has rated the pitch used at Trent Bridge as "poor". In accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 4 days ago

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd five-wicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • Torino sign striker Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus 4 days ago

    Torino have signed Fabio Quagliarella from Italian champions Juventus, welcoming the striker back to his first club as they look to rebuild their attack following the sale of Ciro Immobile to Borussia Dortmund. "Juventus can today announce that Fabio Quagliarella has completed a permanent switch to Torino after a fee of...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's 4 days ago

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership for...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka end Day 2 trailing South Africa by 425 runs 5 days ago

    Galle: Jean-Paul Duminy came up with a timely century Thursday that helped South Africa declare their first innings at a formidable 455 for 9 on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The left-hander was unbeaten on 100 when South Africa captain Hashim Amla declared midway into the...
  • Indian women to play Test cricket after 8 long years 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian women cricket team will be playing a four-day 'Test' match after a gap of eight long years as they gear up for a short two and half week tour of England starting August 7. India will be playing a 'Test' and three ODIs during the 19 day...
  • BMW recalls 1.6 million 3-Series cars over air bag problem 5 days ago

    Detroit: BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the US. The...
  • India blowing things out of proportion: Michael Vaughan 5 days ago

    London: Insisting that the much talked-about altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson was nothing more than a "minor bust-up, former England captain Michael Vaughan said the visiting Indians were blowing things out of proportion in an attempt to unsettle the home team. "It is all a bit pathetic and sad...
  • Iturbe joins Roma in $30 million deal from Verona 6 days ago

    Rome: Promising Argentine forward Juan Manuel Iturbe is joining Italian runner-up Roma in a €22 million ($30 million) transfer from Hellas Verona. Roma says the 21-year-old Iturbe signed a five-year deal and the transfer price could reach €24.5 million ($33.2 million) with bonuses related to the Giallorossi's success rate. Iturbe impressed with...
  • Allegri takes over as Juventus coach after Conte's shock resignation 6 days ago

    Rome: Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has been appointed as the new manager of Juventus following Tuesday's shock resignation of Antonio Conte, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. "Allegri is the new manager of Juventus," the Italian champions said on their official Twitter feed. Italian media report that Allegri has...
  • 2nd Test: England, India seek first win amid Jadeja-Anderson row 6 days ago

    Build-up to the Lord's Test is sure to fan the flames of aggression after the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja spilled over from the field to the match referee's room - turning into a round of allegations and counter-allegations between India and England on the eve of the...
  • ICC no good in handling on-field showdowns: Chappell 6 days ago

    Bangalore: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels incidents like the alleged fracas between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson in the India-England Test series are increasing because the ICC has not been good enough while deciding on such issues. England pace spearhead Anderson has been charged for allegedly "abusing and pushing" Jadeja...
  • England need to 'put wrongs right' in Lord's Test: Ballance 6 days ago

    London: England might have been rattled by their recent batting collapse but Gary Ballance believes his team will learn from the previous game and look to "put wrongs right" in the second Test against India, starting at Lord's on Thursday. Ballance said England must address their fragility, saying that it was...
  • Second unofficial Test between Australia A and India A ends in a draw 6 days ago

    Brisbane: Rain played spoilsport as the second and final four-day match between India A and Australia A ended in a draw on the fourth day at the Allan Border Field on Wednesday. Only 50 overs were possible on the final day before rain stopped play. An unbeaten century from Phillip Hughes...
  • Conte stuns Juventus with shock resignation 1 week ago

    Turin: Antonio Conte, who coached Juventus to three successive Italian league titles, has stunned Serie A by resigning two months after signing a deal for this season. "I need to announce the decision to mutually terminate my contract with Juventus, which tied us together for this season," Conte told the Juventus...
  • I fear for Simon Kerrigan, says Michael Vaughan 1 week ago

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said Simon Kerrigan is not ready to win his second cap and play in the Test against India at Lord's, a year after suffering a nightmare debut in Ashes. "I fear for Simon Kerrigan. England have thrown him back into international cricket far too...
  • ECB invites Tiger Pataudi's wife for trophy presentation 1 week ago

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has sent a formal invitation to late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's wife Sharmila Tagore for the prize distribution ceremony after completion of the fifth and final Test between India and England scheduled from August 15-19 at the Oval. Since the India versus England Test series...
  • Happy to have saved the match for India, says delighted Binny July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: Having answered his critics with a match-saving 78, Stuart Binny expressed his pride and happiness on getting India out of a sticky situation in his debut Test. "I was a bit disappointed with the way it went in the first innings. I did the hard work for the first 10-15...
  • Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene to retire from Tests next month July 14, 2014

    Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Test cricket following the home series against South Africa and Pakistan, the country's cricket board said on Monday. "It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past...
  • DRS could have helped Binny to get maiden Test hundred July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: India survived a severe scare on the final day of the 1st Test of the current five-Test series against England to maintain a clean sheet before the second encounter at the home of the game, Lord's, later this week. For this escape, the visitors have much to thank the debutante...