Tri Series

  • Injured Clarke set to miss series final March 7, 2012

    Adelaide: A hamstring injury is hampering Australian captain Michael Clarke's prospects of being fit for this month's tour of the West Indies. Clarke will have scans on his left hamstring, which was strained while making 117 in Australia's loss in the second tri-series final against Sri Lanka in Adelaide on Tuesday. He...
  • SL thrash Australia in 2nd CB series final March 6, 2012

    Adelaide: Tillakaratne Dilshan led the way with an impressive century as Sri Lanka humbled Australia in an eight-wicket win on Tuesday to force the Tri-series into a third and deciding final. Dilshan shared a 179-run opening stand with skipper Mahela Jayawardene (80) and a 55-run second-wicket partnership with Kumar Sangakkara before...
  • Aus vs SL, 2nd final: as it happened March 6, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings: Over No. 45: Sri Lanka win! Centuries from David Warner and Michael Clarke went in vain as a 179-run opening stand between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene sealed an eight-wicket victory in the second CB series final for Sri Lanka. Over No. 42: Sri Lanka are just 17 runs...
  • Australia look to clinch tri-series March 5, 2012

    Adelaide: Just a step away from clinching the title, Australia will be hoping to seal the issue on Tuesday itself when they take on a spirited Sri Lanka in the second match of the best-of-three finals of the tri-series here. Australia took a giant step towards winning Commonwealth Bank trophy when...
  • Difficult tour, but enjoyable: Tiwary March 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Talented Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary said that although he did not get a chance to play a single match during India's disastrous tri-series campaign in Australia, but he has grown as a cricketer by spending a good amount of time in the Indian dressing room. "I know it was difficult...
  • SL look to prevail over Aussies in finals March 3, 2012

    Brisbane: A woeful India out of the equation, Australia and Sri Lanka will battle it out in best-of-three finals with the spirited islanders well-equipped to upstage the hosts in the summit clashes starting on Sunday. Mahela Jayawardene and his men have beaten Australia in three straight games and what's more, have...
  • Unpaid SL stars continue to shine in tri-series March 3, 2012

    Melbourne: Sri Lankan cricketers, who have punched much above their weight by reaching the finals of the ongoing ODI tri-series by ousting India, will not get a single penny for these matches even after the release of their outstanding payments dating back to last year's World Cup. Sri Lanka's cricketers are...
  • Kohli ton up there with Richards' best: Jones March 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says Virat Kohli's 86-ball 133 in a tri-series match against Sri Lanka was one of the "greatest" one-day international knocks, and felt the young batsman must be promoted to the number three position in the shorter formats. "What a bizarre week of cricket it has...
  • We showed a lot of character: Mahela March 2, 2012

    Melbourne: After Sri Lanka defeated Australia in a must-win match to qualify for the tri-series final, captain Mahela Jayawardene said his players showed a "lot of character" to lift themselves up after the morale-shattering loss against India in their penultimate round-robin game. After being thrashed by India on Tuesday, a battered...
  • India out of CB series as SL beat Australia March 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Lasith Malinga sparked a top-order collapse as Sri Lanka claimed a thrilling nine-run win over Australia to book their place in the limited-overs tri-series finals. David Hussey hit 74 runs off 74 balls in a last-gasp attempt to salvage a win for Australia, but was dismissed in the first ball...
  • Australia will give their 100 per cent: Moody March 1, 2012

    Former Aussie allrounder Tom Moody talks about the crucial last league match of the CB series between Australia and SL. ...
  • Watson to captain Aus if Clarke sits out March 1, 2012

    Melbourne: Shane Watson is likely to lead Australia in Friday's crucial and last league match of the tri-series against Sri Lanka as regular skipper Michael Clarke is still doubtful after missing batting practice on Thursday. "Clarke jogged laps of the MCG but was the only batsman in the Australia squad not...
  • Lee availabile despite broken foot March 1, 2012

    Melbourne: Despite his right foot still broken and is causing him a lot of pain, Australian speedster Brett Lee has said that he would not like to sit out of the Friday's tri-series match against Sri Lanka here at the MCG. "It (toe) is still broken. I had an X-ray on...
  • SL take on Australia in a must-win tie March 1, 2012

    Melbourne: Indian cricketers and millions of their fans would be unified in praying for an Australian victory when the hosts take on Sri Lanka in the last but the most crucial league match of the ODI tri-series here on Friday. But for the miraculous 321-run chase in under 40 overs against...
  • Clarke doubtful for Sri Lanka ODI February 29, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia named Michael Clarke for Friday's one-day international against Sri Lanka but chairman of selectors John Inverarity says the skipper will not be risked unless fully fit. Clarke has been struggling with back and hamstring problems and missed Sunday's tri-series game against India. Inverarity told reporters on Wednesday that Clarke remained...
  • Clarke's side can become Aus best-ever: Warne February 29, 2012

    Melbourne: Spin legend Shane Warne believes the present Australian team, led Michael Clarke, has the potential to become one of the best ever sides of the country. "About what this Australian cricket team can achieve, I think it can go all the way and become one of the best sides that...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 28, 2012

    A dazzling ton by Virat Kohli keeps Team India alive in the tri-series in Australia. ...
  • Tough to swallow such a loss: Mahela February 28, 2012

    Hobart: "It's tough to swallow such a loss", is how a dejected Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene put it after India pulled off a sensational victory over his team to keep their hopes alive in the tri-series on Tuesday. "Virat batted brilliantly I think. You have to give him a lot...
  • 'Virat Kohli has got a lot of self-belief' February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Sunil Gavaskar feels that Virat Kohli has "tremendous skills and a lot of self belief at such a young age" and is moving in the right direction. Kohli smashed a breathtaking century that helped India stay in content_cnion, for a place in the tri-series final. "It was nice to see...
  • Kohli takes Malinga to the cleaners February 28, 2012

    Man-of-the-Match Virat Kohli's dismantling of Sri Lanka’s spearhead, Lasith Malinga, was decisive in India chasing a target of 321 inside 37 overs. In 15 balls faced from the slinger, Kohli collected 45 runs for a strike-rate of 293.33. It was devastating. The over which turned the match definitively India's way...
  • Praveen misjudges a catch, gives six February 28, 2012

    Off the final ball of the 30th over, Kumar Sangakkara provided India a big chance to end a threatening partnership. He skipped out to a delivery from Virender Sehwag and lofted it down the ground toward long-on. It should have been a catch but the fielder, Praveen Kumar, was a...
  • Jayawardene gets too cute February 28, 2012

    The way he was batting, Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene looked good to add another fifty to his series tally. Having treated India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan like a spinner – coolly walking down the crease to smash him through the circle – Jayawardene saw a proper spinner come on...
  • 'Virat got a breathtaking career ahead' February 28, 2012

    CNN-IBN cricket expert Harsha Bhogle says Virat Kohli has a promising future ahead of him. ...
  • 'Virat got a breathtaking career ahead' February 28, 2012

    CNN-IBN cricket expert Harsha Bhogle says Virat Kohli has a promising future ahead of him....
  • India win with bonus point, stay alive February 29, 2012

    Hobart: Chasing a stiff target of 321 in 40 overs to take the bonus point, India, powered by an outstanding century from Virat Kohli pulled off an incredible win at the Bellerive Oval on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of making the CB Series finals. Where their bowling had been...
  • Asia Cup: Indian selectors face tough calls February 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian selectors will have a lot to discuss and deliberate in the wake of the national team's pathetic show in Australia, when they meet in Mumbai on Wednesday to pick the squad for next month's Asia Cup in Bangladesh. With the team seemingly in disarray in Australia because of a...
  • Pattinson replaces Harris in ODI squad February 28, 2012

    Melbourne: James Pattinson has been recalled to Australia's 13-man squad for the remainder of the tri-series at the expense of veteran paceman Ryan Harris. The 21-year-old Pattinson has recovered from a foot injury which sidelined him during Australia's 4-0 Test sweep of India last month. Pattinson has played only two limited-overs...
  • India 'desperate' to turn fortunes: Warner February 27, 2012

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner said he sensed "desperation" among the Indian visitors as they try to salvage something from their dismal Down Under tour. Warner, who helped Australia secure their place in the tri-series ODI finals following a massive win over India on Sunday, said he was surprised by how...
  • India face a Herculean task against SL February 27, 2012

    Hobart: They didn't seem aware of it, but India's one-day team has a slim chance of reaching the best-of-three-finals of the CB Series going into their final leage match at Bellerive Oval on Tuesday. Indian skipper MS Dhoni's candid but alarming remark on Sunday, following a third straight loss, that...