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  • 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...
  • Odds heavily stacked against India in England 01-07-2014 12:24 PM

    India haven't won an overseas Test for over three years now, and the record at their latest destination - England - doesn't ooze much confidence to right that wrong. In fact, the odds are heavily loaded against the visitors. A five-Test series is almost an alien term for all the...
  • Australia, New Zealand set for day-night Test in 2015 30-06-2014 12:49 PM

    Australia and New Zealand have targeted playing a first Test match under lights in November, 2015, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Monday. CA, who have been discussing playing Tests under lights for at least five years, scheduled a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield at night using...
  • Gayle rested, Pollard recalled to T20 squad against New Zealand 30-06-2014 10:40 AM

    Bridgetown: Flamboyant opener Chris Gayle has been rested and Kieron Pollard is back in the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the two-match series against New Zealand next weekend in Dominica. The 34-year-old Gayle has struggled with injury in recent months but still managed to score two half-centuries in the ongoing...
  • North Korea confirms latest missile test 30-06-2014 08:59 AM

    Seoul: North Korea confirmed on Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea. The South Korean military said that the test on Sunday was of two short-range Scud missiles with a range of...
  • NASA launches 'flying saucer' to test Mars landing tech 29-06-2014 02:46 PM

    Washington: NASA has successfully launched a saucer-shaped vehicle high into Earth's atmosphere to test future Mars landing technologies that could help humanity set up an outpost on the Red Planet. The space agency launched its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle Saturday from the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility...
  • 3rd Test: Rain restricts West Indies to 169/2 against New Zealand on Day 2 28-06-2014 07:59 AM

    Bridgetown: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an enterprising 68 to lead a positive West Indies batting display against New Zealand on Friday but persistent rain soon after lunch cut the hosts short on day two of the third Test. West Indies, overnight 32 for 0, had powered to 169 for 2...
  • Rajnath Singh rules out replacing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan 27-06-2014 10:41 PM

    Union Home Minister and BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday ruled out change of leadership in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam saying a high court directed probe was already underway. "There is no question of it," he told reporters when asked whether there is...
  • HC quashes Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test 2014, orders re-examination 27-06-2014 07:50 AM

    Rajasthan High Court quashed the Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT) 2014 which was held last month and directed the state government to conduct the examination again. The order was given by a vacation judge bench of Justice M Rafiq. A group of students, who appeared for the examination, had approached the...
  • Badaun gangrape case: CBI performs polygraph tests on 5 accused 27-06-2014 12:09 AM

    CBI on Thursday completed lie-detector tests on all the five accused in the Badaun double rape and murder case and said it has recorded some "deviations" in their statements. CBI sources said that lie-detector, or polygraph, tests have been completed on all the five accused and the agency may carry...
  • MP CM files defamation case against Congress leader over PMT scam allegations 24-06-2014 02:11 PM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has filed a defamation case against Congress spokesperson KK Mishra for alleging the role of his family in the Pre-Medical Entrance Test scam. He had earlier rejected the allegation that his family members are involved in the scam saying that there is...
  • CBI conducts polygraph tests on family and accused in Badaun rape case 24-06-2014 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation started conducting polygraph tests in the Badaun gangrape case on Tuesday. Nine people, including the parents of the victims as well as the accused, will be undergoing polygraph tests. The CBI will be testing both versions in the case. Two minor girls were...
  • Badaun gangrape: CBI wants to do polygraph test on victims' parents 23-06-2014 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday said that they wanted to do a polygraph test of the Badaun gangrape victims' parents, said sources. The investigating agency was also seeking the consent of the parents for the test. Two Dalit sisters were gangraped and hanged from a tree...