Tri Series

  • 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...
  • India a 'rabble', lack respect: Aus media February 27, 2012

    Hobart: An Australian newspaper on Monday slammed the Indian cricket team as a "rabble with no redeeming features" and lashed out at Sachin Tendulkar's remonstration at being blocked by Brett Lee in his run-out in the triangular series match on Sunday as "woeful". A write-up in Daily Telegraph said that the...
  • 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5 changes Team India needs February 27, 2012

    It is a valid question: how much lower can this team sink? The batting is in disarray, the bowlers lack a leader, the leadership is thin and the spat within the dressing room is threatening to tear apart the nucleus of the squad. After the high of winning the World...
  • Non-performers can be axed for Asia Cup February 29, 2012

    Mumbai: A number of players, now touring Australia, are likely to be axed when the national cricket selectors meet here on February 29 to choose the team for the Asia Cup cricket tournament, that will also feature Pakistan Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The meeting of the selection committee, to be chaired...
  • Obstructions the talking point of SCG ODI February 26, 2012

    Sydney: On the day he became the first overseas cricketer to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sachin Tendulkar was in the middle of a controversial dismissal that reignited the spirit of cricket debate. The incident occurred during the seventh over of India's chase,...
  • Tendulkar approaching one year without 100 February 26, 2012

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar's quest for his 100th international century continues after he was run out for 14 in India's innings against Australia in the tenth match of the ongoing tri-series on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Tendulkar, run out by David Warner, was blocked during his run by bowler Brett...
  • Australia vs India, Match 10 February 26, 2012

    Peter Forrest turns to see he is bowled for 7 runs by Praveen Kumar. (AP Photo)Ravichandran Ashwin runs out Michael Hussey for 10 runs. (AP Photo)Suresh Raina, left, takes a catch of David Warner just before colliding with teammate Irfan Pathan. (AP Photo)
  • Sachin gets honorary life membership of SCG February 26, 2012

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar became the first overseas player to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Sunday. Presenting the award, New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell said, "Sachin is one of the greatest cricketers ever and it's only appropriate we honour him with life...
  • Ind v Aus, Match 10: As it happened February 26, 2012

    India's Innings 40th over: It's over for India. Kumar is bowled by Doherty. India fall short by 87 runs. With the defeat, they are almost out out of the CB series. They now need to beat Sri Lanka in their next match with a bonus point. If they do that, they...
  • India in must-win situation vs Australia February 25, 2012

    Sydney: India are in a race against the clock when they play Australia in the Commonwealth Bank Series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Needing two wins in their last two matches to reach the finals, the time has come for India to show some real action. So far...
  • CA wants to pay players according to performance February 25, 2012

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) is all set to implement the Argus review's central and most content_cnious recommendations, which says that a player's pay must be weighted towards team and individual performance. The decision may lead to an unrest between the players and the management as it plans to move away from...