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  • Happy to have saved the match for India, says delighted Binny 14-07-2014 05:32 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene to retire from Tests next month 14-07-2014 02:11 PM

    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...
  • DRS could have helped Binny to get maiden Test hundred 14-07-2014 12:49 PM

    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...
  • England name Kerrigan in squad for second Test 14-07-2014 12:25 PM

    England have recalled spinner Simon Kerrigan to their squad ahead of the second Test against India following a draw in the opening Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The hosts struggled to see off a resilient batting performance from the visitors in the first Test in Nottingham with their four-man...
  • Bowlers did a brilliant job on flat pitch, says Dhoni 14-07-2014 10:17 AM

    Nottingham: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lauded his bowling attack for their performance in the first Test versus England, which fizzled out to a tame draw on an unresponsive pitch. The visitors scored 457 and 391/9 in their two innings while the hosts were bowled out for 496 in...
  • It was a good Test match for us, says MS Dhoni 14-07-2014 09:35 AM

    Nottingham: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was happy with the way his team performed under pressure against England in the first Test that ended in a draw at the Trent Bridge on Sunday. "We needed a partnership this morning and we got it. It was a good Test match for...
  • Glad to help England get back in the match: Anderson 13-07-2014 09:06 AM

    Nottingham: England pacer James Anderson on Saturday said that he was delighted with his maiden Test half-century and even more so with the fact that his innings allowed his team to find its way into the first Test versus India here. Anderson scored a personal best of 81 runs while...
  • We shouldn't be disappointed with our bowling performance: Pujara 13-07-2014 08:53 AM

    Nottingham: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday said that his team's bowling performances in the first Test versus England was up to the mark and they should not be too disappointed with the 198-run world record stand for the last wicket between Joe Root and James Anderson here. Root remained...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely 12-07-2014 10:59 PM

    Joe Root and James Anderson's world-record partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middle-order batsman...
  • Upul Tharanga recalled to Sri Lanka Test squad 12-07-2014 10:41 PM

    Opening batsman Upul Tharanga is in line for his first Test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against South Africa, starting at Galle on July 16. Left-hander Tharanga's last Test was against England in 2007 but he has been out...
  • Not a perfect day for England, admits Joe Root 12-07-2014 08:43 AM

    Nottingham: England middle-order batsman Joe Root has refused to blame his team's batsmen for the slump in the post-lunch session that saw them collapse from 134 for 1 to 202 for 7 handing India the advantage in the first Test at Nottingham. The Yorkshire batsman then had to come up...
  • I have regained my rhythm, says Ishant Sharma 12-07-2014 08:32 AM

    Nottingham: Having engineered a collapse with one of his best spells in recent times, lanky Indian speedster Ishant Sharma said that he feels like having got his rhythm back. "I struggled with my rhythm in the two practice matches. "These things happen when you haven't been playing cricket for too...
  • 1st Test: England fight their way to 352/9 on Day 3, trail India by 105 11-07-2014 11:00 PM

    Dogged resistance by Joe Root and England's late order helped the hosts recover from a precarious 205 for 7 to reach 352/9 at stumps on day three to blunt the effort of Indian pacers and cut down the visitors lead to 105. A six-wicket burst by India, thanks to Bhuvneshwar...
  • It's dream come true for me, says Murali Vijay 10-07-2014 09:38 AM

    Nottingham: Elated at scoring his maiden overseas hundred and fourth of his career, Indian opener Murali Vijay said his fine effort on the opening day of the first Test against England was a dream come true for him. Vijay remained unbeaten on 122 at stumps on day one, taking India...
  • Ojha, Rayudu slam tons as India A draw four-day game against Australia A 09-07-2014 02:40 PM

    Brisbane: Naman Ojha and Ambati Rayudu hit unbeaten centuries each to rescue India A to 285 for five in their second innings on the fourth and final day as the unofficial Test match against Australia A ended in a draw at Allan Border Field on Wednesday. After an unconquered double...
  • India in England: Key battles in store at Trent Bridge 09-07-2014 10:52 AM

    India haven't won an overseas Test for three years; England were humiliated in Ashes 5-0. India have gone 14 matches without a win on foreign soil; England lost to Sri Lanka in their last home Test series. India were whitewashed 4-0 on their last England tour; England then beat India...
  • Alastair Cook confident of Matt Prior's fitness for first Test 09-07-2014 09:20 AM

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook was "99 percent sure" Matt Prior will be fit to face India in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday after the wicketkeeper's injury scare. Prior suffered a thigh injury while training on Monday but, with England having called up one-day international Jos Buttler...
  • Revenge and redemption embody India's England tour opener 08-07-2014 11:56 PM

    There was brouhaha about India's last England tour. The 2000th Test coincided with the 100th between the two nations, hence the commotion. At the end of that tour in 2011, there was stillness in the Indian camp - the visitors stood immobile, heads hanging. On the other side of the...
  • Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS counter-productive: Health minister 08-07-2014 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS in India may scare "away a large number of suspected cases from getting detected and treated", the government opined on Tuesday even as it stated that the country has an estimated 7.77 lakh HIV/AIDS patients. "Considerable thought has been given to the issue. The...
  • Jos Buttler called up as cover for injured Matt Prior 08-07-2014 02:48 PM

    Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been called into the England squad as injury cover for Matt Prior ahead of the first Test against India, starting in Nottingham on Wednesday. Prior, who was recalled ahead of England's home series against Sri Lanka after being dropped towards the end of the 5-0...
  • Umpires have the final say in England vs India series 08-07-2014 09:37 AM

    Nottingham: Something rather strange, by modern standards, will happen when either Australia's Bruce Oxenford or Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena raises his finger in the first Test between England and India. For any batsman seeing the time-honoured signal confirming his dismissal will be unable to challenge the decision, just as the...
  • Badaun rape case: CBI conducts polygraph test on victims' family 08-07-2014 08:18 AM

    New Delhi: CBI on Monday carried out lie detector test on the fathers of the two cousin sisters from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh who were allegedly raped, killed and their bodies found hanging from a tree even as the victims' family objected to the move of the agency. CBI sources...
  • Badaun rape: Victims' kin undergo polygraph test 07-07-2014 11:31 PM

    The CBI on Monday carried out lie-detector test on the fathers of the two cousin sisters from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh who were allegedly raped, killed and their bodies found hanging from a tree even as the victims' family objected to the move of the agency. CBI sources said the...
  • England toughest venue for sub-continental players, says Kohli 07-07-2014 10:26 PM

    Nottingham: Virat Kohli has described England as 'one of the toughest venues for sub-continental teams' but said they are focused on putting up a strong performance in the five-Test series to start the transition of the young Indian team to a good quality side. The opening Test begins on Wednesday...
  • Kohli, Pujara hold key to India's success in England 06-07-2014 08:52 PM

    Nottingham: With a relatively inexperienced bowling attack at their disposal, India will be banking on their batsmen to get the team in position of strengths and the spotlight especially will be on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the forthcoming Test series against England. The preparations have already begun in...
  • Stokes included in England squad for first Test against India 02-07-2014 08:40 PM

    London: Allrounder Ben Stokes has returned to the England national team for the opening Test against India as the only addition to the 13-member squad that recently lost 0-1 in a two-Test series at home to Sri Lanka. The England selectors on Wednesday announced a 13-member squad to be led...
  • Captain Alastair Cook gets Broad backing 02-07-2014 11:06 AM

    Stuart Broad insisted on Tuesday that Alastair Cook remained the right man to lead England in test cricket as he all but disclaimed his own chances of leading his country in the five-day game. England recently went down to a 1-0 defeat in a two-test series at home to Sri...
  • Ishant Sharma: Leader of the attack or a worry? 02-07-2014 09:33 AM

    Taking 20 wickets is often set as a marker to win Test matches, and a decent pace attack is expected to do that in helpful English conditions. That's precisely what could decide India's fortunes in the Test series against England, beginning July 9. Most of the pre-series build-up has been...
  • India-England to play five-Test series in future 01-07-2014 09:44 PM

    Mumbai: India and England, who have normally engaged in three or four-Test rubbers prior to the upcoming best-of-five series from July 9, have inked an agreement to stick to this format in future contests too, according to BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel. "It will be a five-Test series (at home and...
  • Players unconvinced by pink ball for day-night Tests 01-07-2014 01:39 PM

    The Australian Cricketers' Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night Tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept. Australia trialled night sessions using the pink ball during the domestic Sheffield Shield season and has mooted hosting a first day-night Test against New Zealand in...