Test Series

  • Sri Lanka drop Mendis, retain Dickwella for Pakistan series 6 hours 59 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have dropped spinner Ajantha Mendis and retained wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella for the two-Test series against Pakistan starting next week. Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday announced a 15-member squad which also include seam bowler Nuwan Pradeep, who was part of the squad for the concluded series against South...
  • Naman Ojha replaces injured Wriddhiman Saha in India Test squad 15 hours 37 minutes ago

    Southampton: Wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha will replace an injured Wriddhiman Saha in the India squad for remainder of the five-match Test series in England, the BCCI said on Thursday. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked Naman Ojha as his (Saha's) replacement. Ojha will join the squad at the earliest," said...
  • 3rd Test: India surrender at Southampton 19 hours 47 minutes ago

    Moeen Ali's maiden six-wicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the five-match series 1-1, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third Test. ...
  • We are desperate to win this Test: Joe Root Yesterday

    Southampton: England batsman Joe Root on Wednesday expressed joy at the "good day" his side experienced and was also confident that they can take the six remaining Indian wickets on day five of the third Test. Chasing 445 runs, the visitors were placed in a precarious position of 112 for 4...
  • 3rd Test: Chasing 445, India 112/4 on Day 4 as England eye big win Yesterday

    India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 - leaving England withing striking distance of a series-levelling victory on the final day. Riding on James Anderson's 5 for 53, England didn't take time...
  • 3rd Test: England in control as India fight to save follow-on 2 days ago

    Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for 7 declared. Murali Vijay (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (39) and Ajinkya Rahane...
  • Stokes, Prior testify against Jadeja in Anderson row 4 days ago

    London: In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, two England players have testified that the Indian allrounder had turned towards the English bowler with a raised bat during the showdown. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, Ben Stokes and Matt Prior, during the hearing...
  • Can repeat what we did in India in 2012, says Alastair Cook 5 days ago

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook is drawing confidence from the 2012 Test series in India where his team came from being a loss down to script a memorable 2-1 series win -- a first for them in 28 years. It was a deja vu moment for Cook as he geared up...
  • MS Dhoni unhappy with ICC's decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja 4 days ago

    Southampton: A livid India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday lambasted the ICC decision to impose a fine on Ravindra Jadeja, saying many a thing were neglected in the case and his players cannot ignore if abuse is hurled on them. Jadeja was fined 50 percent of his match fee after...
  • BCCI will take up Jadeja penalty issue with ICC 5 days ago

    Mumbai: BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla reiterated on Saturday that the board will appeal to the ICC against their decision to penalise Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his altercation with England pacer James Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge. "Board will go for appeal in ICC. We will put...
  • Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad are venues for WI Tests 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI Tours and Fixtures Committee has shortlisted Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad for India's three-Test series against the West Indies during October and November this year. The committee has allotted the five ODIs to Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Cuttack, Dharamsala and Kochi while Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla will be hosting its...
  • Cook is still captain because of ECB politics: Pietersen 6 days ago

    London: Alastair Cook has managed to hold on to England captaincy solely because of "politics", says maverick batsman Kevin Pietersen and insists that the disaster which the skipper is enduring in the series against India is something that he would not wish even for his worst enemy. "At the moment only...
  • Jadeja found guilty in row with Anderson, fined by ICC 6 days ago

    London: Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee by the ICC for his involvement in an incident with England paceman James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham. "India's Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of...
  • Gambhir, Dhawan in 'opening' battle for Southampton Test 6 days ago

    With opener Shikhar Dhawan's struggle against pace, bounce and swing extending to two Tests in England, the battle to partner Murali Vijay at the top is hotting up between two Delhi men Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir. Incidentally, Gambhir is one of the only four players who were part of India's...
  • Peter Chingoka steps down as Zimbabwe cricket chief 1 week ago

    Harare: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka has unexpectedly stepped down from his position after 22 years at the helm, as the organisation also announced changes at both coach and captaincy level after their board meeting in Harare. Chingoka had previously indicated that he would stand for re-election when his term ended...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa 1 week ago

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career on home ground July 23, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of Test cricket at his club ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene's Sinhalese...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test July 23, 2014

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Sri Lanka pacer Eranga ruled out of second Test against South Africa July 22, 2014

    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...
  • Ajinkya Rahane the stand-out player at Lord's: Graeme Swann July 22, 2014

    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 July 22, 2014

    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...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx July 21, 2014

    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...
  • ICC match referee rates Trent Bridge pitch as 'poor' July 19, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's July 18, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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...