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 warmup May 10, 2012

    Northampton: The West Indies will be hoping the rain stays away when they face England Lions in a fourday match starting here on Thursday, a fixture that will be their final warmup 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 warmup March 30, 2012

    St. John's, Antigua: Outofsorts opener Devon Smith has been named in a WICB President's XI to face Australia in a threeday tour match starting in Barbados Monday. The 12man 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 runchase 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 oneday tour match January 31, 2012

    Melbourne: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will lead Sri Lanka in a oneday tour match against a Victorian 2nd XI on Wednesday ahead of their limitedovers triseries 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 threeday tour match here on Wednesday. The 27yearold lefthander hit an attractive 133 to lift England, sent into bat, to 2699 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 threeday tour opener here on on Sunday. The lefthander 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 middleorder batsmen warmed up with some useful knocks before the twoday 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 warmup 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 twoday practice match, making 3986 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 warmup 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...