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  • Younis Khan makes the cut among probables for Australia series 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan selectors have retained senior batsman Younis Khan in a shortlist of 20 players they have finalized for the Test and ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Sources close to the selectors told PTI on Sunday that Younis was shortlisted for the series despite initial doubts...
  • Badaun murders: Key eyewitness fails CBI's lie detector test 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said that the key eyewitness in the Badaun murder case has failed to pass its lie detector test. The victims' families had earlier alleged that the CBI's probe was discriminatory as it was probing an honour killing angle. The bodies of the two...
  • 2nd Test: Benn takes five as West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 296 runs to win series 2-0 4 days ago

    Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 30th Test century and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn followed with 5 for 72 on Tuesday as the West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 296 runs late on day four of the second Test. The West Indies, playing their landmark 500th Test, swept the two-Test series 2-0. Chanderpaul's unbeaten...
  • 2nd Test: Kemar Roach dismantles Bangladesh on Day 2 6 days ago

    Kemar Roach took 5 for 33 as Bangladesh slumped to 104 for seven at stumps on the second day of the second and final Test against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Sunday. Bangladesh still trail their hosts' first innings score by 276 runs. Mahmudullah will continue in the morning...
  • 2nd Test: Opening stand guides WI to 246 for 3 on day one 1 week ago

    St. Lucia: Opening batsmen Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite hit half-centuries as the West Indies built a strong first-day total of 246 for 3 against Bangladesh in the second Test at Beausejour Stadium on Saturday. Left-hander Johnson, on debut, compiled 66 off 162 balls. He struck five fours and a six. Brathwaite,...
  • West Indies hunt series win in historic 500th Test September 13, 2014

    Gros Islet: The West Indies will hope to mark their 500th Test with a victory when they face Bangladesh in the second and final Test at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here Saturday. They swept aside the visitors by 10 wickets in the first encounter at Arnos Vale last week and with...
  • Gayle unavailable for second Test against Bangladesh September 12, 2014

    Gros Islet (St. Lucia): The West Indies will have to do without talismanic opener Chris Gayle for the second and final Test against Bangladesh starting Saturday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. The left-hander was not named in the 13-man squad announced late Thursday, with Guyana left-hander Leon Johnson called up as...
  • India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-I missile September 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenous developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha, a defence official said. The missile, which can strike a target 700 km away and can carry a one-tonne nuclear warhead, was tested by the armed forces as part of user trial...
  • China shows off new missile test on prime time television September 11, 2014

    Beijing: China has unveiled its latest military hardware on prime time television, an advanced air defence system that reports said has a "high success rate" destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. The HongQi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile was shown in the evening news bulletin Wednesday being fired from ships and land-based...
  • 1st Test: West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets September 9, 2014

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim completed his third Test century but could not prevent West Indies from romping to a 10-wicket victory early on day five of the opening Test match at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Tuesday. Mushfiqur was last man out for 116 as Bangladesh, 256 for 5 overnight, was...
  • Nithyananda undergoes potency test September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Controversial self-proclaimed godman Nithyananda underwent a potency test on Monday in a 2010 rape case, days after the Supreme Court dismissed his plea challenging the Karnataka High Court's order directing him to face the test. Nithyananda was subjected to the potency test at the Institute of Nephro-Urology...
  • 1st Test: Benn takes five as West Indies skittle Bangladesh for 182 on Day 3 September 8, 2014

    Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn claimed 5 for 39 on Sunday as the West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 182 to take a first innings lead of 302 after three days of the first Test. The hosts are likely to enforce the follow-on for the fourth day on Monday. Benn got good support...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite double ton drives WI to 407 for 3 September 7, 2014

    Arnos Vale: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite compiled an unbeaten 205 as the West Indies reached 407 for 3 against Bangladesh at the close of a rain-hit second day of the opening Test at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Saturday. The hosts, 264 for 3 overnight, were stalled by persistent morning rain that...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite century puts West Indies in charge September 6, 2014

    Opener Kraigg Braithwaite's confident unbeaten 123 led West Indies to 264 for 3 at the close on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Kingstown, St. Vincent on Friday. Barbadian Brathwaite shared a commanding 116-run opening partnership with Chris Gayle as the home side made a strong start...
  • Dhoni has become a mere 'stopper' in Tests: Martin Crowe September 4, 2014

    Wellington: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wicket-keeping skills in the Test format has came under scrutiny yet again with former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe saying that the Indian gloveman has become a mere "stopper" due to burnout and attrition. "Much has been said and written about the decline in MS Dhoni's wicketkeeping....
  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris eyes Sheffield Shield return September 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris is hoping to be fit in time for the domestic Sheffield Shield season in October as he continues his long recovery from knee surgery. Harris, who bowled Australia to a rare Test series victory over South Africa on one knee, returned to the nets last...
  • Sunil Narine, Andre Russell choose CLT20 over Tests September 7, 2014

    St. John's: Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has once again chosen the Twenty20 format over Test cricket after opting out of the two-Test series against Bangladesh at home. Narine was a notable omission from the 13-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Friday for the first Test at...
  • Madras HC wants pre-marital tests: Is it invasion of privacy? August 28, 2014

    In a landmark ruling, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday suggested that prospective couples should get pre-marital clinical examinations to avoid impotency and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) spoiling matrimonial lives. ...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be tested on Monday August 24, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be tested at the Cricket Australia National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on Monday and the result will be declared in about two weeks time, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Sunday. The ICC clarified the procedures that will...
  • SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight August 23, 2014

    Washington: A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth and be used again. The rocket was a three-engine version of the F9R test vehicle that succeeds SpaceX's Grasshopper prototype. "During...
  • Dhoni's captaincy not up to Test standard: Mike Brearley August 20, 2014

    London: Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest cricketing minds to have played the game, reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy and wicket-keeping is not up to Test standard. Brearley, writing in his column for 'The Times', said India have been a disappointment in the Test series even though...
  • No effort, no heart, no fight, Team India disappointed: Sourav Ganguly August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 3-1 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq safe despite Sri Lanka defeat, says board chief August 19, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly elected cricket chief on Tuesday backed captain Misbah-ul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback not a disaster. A 105-run defeat in the second Test on Monday consigned Pakistan to a 2-0 series loss, which brought them down from third to sixth...
  • Not the right time for 'Quit Dhoni' movement August 19, 2014

    You change a captain on performance grounds in two cases: (a) if he continues to fail as a skipper after his appointment or (b) when a proven leader hits a downward slide, fails to lift the team out of the hole and there's someone capable waiting in the wings to...
  • Michael Vaughan tweets picture of 'white Indian cricket flag' August 18, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan took criticism to another level after the former England skipper posted a 'white flag' on his twitter handle, terming it as the new Indian cricket flag after MS Dhoni and Co's abject surrender at The Oval. Vaughan not only slammed the Indian team for its poor showing after...
  • India fined for slow over rate at The Oval August 18, 2014

    London: India were fined for maintaining a slow over rate during the fifth and final Test against England at The Oval here on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...
  • India simply not good enough, says Dhoni August 18, 2014

    London: India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match Test series against England 3-1 on Sunday. The touring side played excellently to win the second Test at Lord's after losing the toss on a difficult wicket to bat on but they were...