Tour Game

  • Second day washed out in England Ashes tour match November 7, 2013

    Hobart: Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled on the second day of England's fourday tour match against Australia A in Hobart on Thursday. Match umpires said play will start 30 minutes earlier on Friday's third day, although the weather forecast is for more rain. The Bellerive Oval pitch was covered...
  • West Indies worry over rain ahead of final warm-up May 10, 2012

    Northampton: The West Indies will be hoping the rain stays away when they face England Lions in a four-day match starting here on Thursday, a fixture that will be their final warm-up before the Lord's Test next week. For the United Kingdom, it has been the wettest April on record since...
  • Devon Smith in WICB XI for Aus warm-up March 30, 2012

    St. John's, Antigua: Out-of-sorts opener Devon Smith has been named in a WICB President's XI to face Australia in a three-day tour match starting in Barbados Monday. The 12-man squad, which will be led by West Indies wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr, also includes speedster Fidel Edwards, emerging limited overs batsman...
  • England win second tour match in Sri Lanka March 22, 2012

    Colombo: England displayed their batting prowess ahead of next week's Test series in Sri Lanka by winning the final practice match with an astonishing run-chase on Thursday. The tourists surpassed a stiff target of 359 from 64 overs with four wickets and 20 balls to spare against a Sri Lanka Development...
  • Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in one-day tour match January 31, 2012

    Melbourne: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will lead Sri Lanka in a one-day tour match against a Victorian 2nd XI on Wednesday ahead of their limited-overs tri-series against Australia and India. Regular captain Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan and star paceman Lasith Malinga are all rested for the match. Sri Lanka will also play...
  • Cook's hundred spices up England batting January 11, 2012

    Dubai: Opener Alastair Cook struck a fighting hundred to prop up a struggling England batting display against a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) XI in their second three-day tour match here on Wednesday. The 27-year-old left-hander hit an attractive 133 to lift England, sent into bat, to 269-9 declared on the opening...
  • Cook hits 76 as England crumble in tour game January 9, 2012

    Dubai: Opener Alastair Cook was the only batsman to get some good practice as England's batting crumbled against some spirited ICC Combined XI bowling in their three-day tour opener here on on Sunday. The left-hander held the batting during his patient knock as none of the England batmen could score big...
  • Ishant, Zaheer need to be fit: Razdan December 16, 2011

    Former India bowler Vivek Razdan says youngsters like Umesh Yadav will need guidance from senior bowlers. ...
  • Indian batsmen shine in drawn match December 16, 2011

    Canberra: Sachin Tendulkar spared the hosts a century as India's middle-order batsmen warmed up with some useful knocks before the two-day practice match against Cricket Australia Chairman's XI ended in a draw here on Friday. The visitors were 320/6 in reply to hosts' 398 for 6 declared when rain brought an...
  • India chase leather on first day of warm-up December 15, 2011

    Canberra: The Indian bowling failed to make much of an impression as Cricket Australia Chairman's XI dominated the opening day of their two-day practice match, making 398-6 declared at the Manuka Oval on Thursday. Regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted against playing the match and Rahul Dravid took over the captaincy...
  • Paranavitana slams ton as SL draw tour game December 12, 2011

    Benoni: The touring Sri Lankans had more joy on the third and final day of a warm-up match before facing South Africa from Thursday in the first of three Tests. They restricted a South African Invitation X1 to 34 runs on Sunday while grabbing four wickets to bowl them out...