TESTS

  • 'Rusty' India play 1-1 draw with Japan in first hockey Test Yesterday

    Bhubaneswar: Displaying rusty defence, Indian men's hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against Japan to begin its four-match Test series on a disappointing note, on Sunday. For India drag-flicker V R Raghunath converted a penalty corner in the 44th minute to get even with their opponents after Japan drew first...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 Yesterday

    For ball-bay-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2, Round-up: England were wobbling at 39 for 5 in their second innings yet leading by what could be called a handy 107 runs after an extraordinary second day. Eighteen wickets tumbled for 245 runs at Kensington Oval. Never before in...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2 2 days ago

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2, Round-up: Alastair Cook's long overdue 26th Test hundred saved England from complete collapse as his side reached 240 for 7 at stumps on the opening day. Captain Cook was dismissed for a painstaking 105 off the last ball of the...
  • 3rd Test: West Indies on top despite Cook ton on Day 1 2 days ago

    Alastair Cook's long overdue 26th Test hundred saved England from complete collapse as his side reached 240 for 7 at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against the West Indies. Captain Cook was dismissed for a painstaking 105 off the last ball of the day...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1 3 days ago

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page. TOSS: England opted to bat against the West Indies. Playing XIs: West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (wk/capt), Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Shannon Gabriel, Veerasammy Permaul England: Alastair Cook (capt), Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance,...
  • Hockey: India name 24-member squad for Japan series 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Thursday announced a 24-strong team for the men's hockey series against Japan in Bhubaneswar from May 3 to 9. The Preparatory Camp for the series, which started on April 22 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, ended on Thursday. The team will leave for Bhubaneswar May...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 2 5 days ago

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 1 Round-up: Mominul Haque steered Bangladesh to 236 for 4 against Pakistan, hitting a well-composed 80 before falling at the end of the first day. Haque, who struck eight fours in his 162 ball-knock, joined Sachin Tendulkar and England's John...
  • West Indies paid the price for batting collapse: Denesh Ramdin 1 week ago

    St. George's (Grenada): Skipper Denesh Ramdin said the West Indies paid the price for losing six wickets in the first session on the final day of the second Test against England. The home side mustered 84 runs in that unlucky first session on Saturday when wickets tumbled and they never recovered...
  • Indian hockey needs to prioritise goal-keeping: Sreejesh April 26, 2015

    Known as one of the best hockey goal-keepers in the world, Sreejesh Ravindran has come up the ranks like a mountaineer trying to seize the summit of a mountain. The young goal-keeper has often come to the rescue of the Indian team and was behind the team's success in...
  • IPL 8: Sunil Narine to undergo test in Chennai again April 25, 2015

    Kolkata Knight Riders have decided to send Sunil Narine for another test of his bowling action after match officials expressed 'concerns' over deliveries the offspinner bowled in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday (April 22) in Visakhapatnam. If Narine is called a second time, he will be out of...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 1 April 21, 2015

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against West Indies in Grenada. Playing XIs: West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (wk/capt), Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo England: Alastair Cook (capt), Jonathan Trott, Gary...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 5 April 17, 2015

    For LIVE commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day. Set an improbable 438 for victory after the tourists declared their second innings at 333 for seven in the afternoon session, the...
  • After conquering Tests, Murali Vijay working towards one-day return April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Murali Vijay was widely praised for his batting exploits in the Test series Down Under but the stylish Indian opener says he equally enjoys playing in the shorter formats despite the transition from five-day cricket to T20 being 'tough'. The 31-year-old also feels that a regular spot in the...
  • Mumbai FC footballer banned for failing dope test April 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Right footed Mumbai FC midfielder, Dane Lloyd Pereira, has been banned from playing professional football until further notice as he failed the dope test during the course of the 2014-15 I-League. "Pereira has tested positive in a dope test conducted by NADA i.e. National Anti Doping Agency," said an official...
  • 1st Test: England take control after Jermaine Blackwood century April 16, 2015

    England recovered from another top-order batting collapse to lead West Indies by 220 runs on day three of the opening Test in Antigua after Jermaine Blackwood had scored his first Test century on Wednesday. Replying to England's 399, Blackwood was the mainstay of the West Indies innings, finishing unbeaten on 112...
  • We are in a good position: Chris Jordan April 15, 2015

    England came back well and have things under control in the Test match against West Indies, feels Chris Jordan....
  • 1st Test: West Indies end Day 2 at 155/4, trail England by 244 runs April 15, 2015

    England overcame a late order collapse before lunch to regain the initiative in the final two sessions of the second day of the first Test against the West Indies on Tuesday. Strongly placed at 341 for five after the first day, England were all out for 399 just before lunch, losing...
  • Haryana Minister does a 'Sholay's Gabbar' to warn about sex determination test April 14, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday donned the hat of Sholay's iconic character Gabbar Singh to drive home his point on illegal sex determination, saying he wanted to create a situation where doctors would chase away those who approach them for such purposes. "Mein aise halaat paida karna chahata...
  • What happens when Apple Watch's screen is attacked with a hammer and a power drill April 10, 2015

    Apple's long-awaited Watch goes on sale from April 24. Apple's Watch uses a sapphire screen for two of the three versions. iPhonefixed subjects the Apple Watch's display to some serious punishment. In the video posted on their website, the Apple watch is seen being hit with a hammer and a...
  • Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: Researcher April 9, 2015

    Tokyo: A Japanese research team on Thursday said it had developed a field test for Ebola that gives results in just over 11 minutes -- down from the 90-minute test used now. The breakthrough by Nagasaki University's Institute of Tropical Medicine will allow medics to move much more quickly in treating...
  • North Korea declares no-sail zone, missile launch seen as possible: Reports April 6, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea has declared a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reported on Monday, suggesting more missile launches are possible before the U.S. defence chief visits Seoul this week. Pyongyang fired four short-range missiles off its west coast on Friday in what South Korea...
  • Bendgate 2? Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge as bendable as Apple iPhone 6 Plus, also more likely to crack April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: According to a new SquareTrade video, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is as likely to bend under pressure as the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Soon after the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus last year, some buyers discovered their phones can bend when placed in back pockets....
  • North Korea fires four short-range missiles into sea April 3, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its west coast on Friday in an operation apparently supervised by leader Kim Jong-Un amid heightened military tensions, a South Korean military spokesman said. The missiles were launched from a base on the west coast and flew more than 100...
  • New ECB chairman Colin Graves mulls four-day Tests April 1, 2015

    London: Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves confirmed on Tuesday that he is considering tabling proposals to shorten Test matches from five days to four. "Personally, I think we should look at four-day Test cricket and play 105 overs a day starting at 10.30am in the morning,...
  • After World Cup triumph, Michael Clarke wants Australia to top Test rankings March 31, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings. Clarke hit 74 as Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a...
  • Windies announce squad for training camp ahead of England Test series March 25, 2015

    St. John's(Antigua): Four uncapped players have been included in a 20- man West Indies squad for a training camp in Antigua ahead of the home Test series against England starting next month. The uncapped quartet is Carlos Brathwaite, fellow fast bowler Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich and fellow wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope, reports...
  • World TB Day: Government yet to make plans to ensure availability of new drug March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Three years ago, 12 cases of the lethal, almost impossible-to-treat strain of extremely drug resistant Tuberculosis were identified in Mumbai in which six patients died within months of the diagnosis. Tuberculosis which was a disease curable in the 90's, has mutated into this lethal strain in a span...
  • Chris Gayle ruled out of England Test series due to back problem March 22, 2015

    West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of the home Test series against England next month in order to allow a back injury to settle down but he has ruled out retiring from internationals. The 35-year-old top-scored for his side with 61 in their World Cup quarter-final defeat...
  • Researchers develop 'visual' Turing test March 15, 2015

    Washington: Researchers have developed a 'visual Turing test' that measures a computer's ability to understand movements, relationships and implied intent from images. Researchers from Brown and Johns Hopkins universities developed the method to evaluate how well computers can decipher information from images. The team described its new system as a 'visual...
  • One Direction band members may undergo drug test March 15, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singers Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik of the "One Direction" band may be forced to undergo a drug test before their performance in the Philippines. The group are due to play for two days at the Asia Concert Grounds starting on March 21 as part of their "On...