Tri Series

  • Ryan Harris unhappy at being 'rested' February 15, 2012

    Sydney: Unhappy at being "rested" from Australia's next two tri-series ODIs against Sri Lanka and India, pacer Ryan Harris on Wednesday warned that the break could have a negative impact on his bowling as he is not carrying any niggles that have been cited as the reason for it. The fast...
  • Dhoni takes blame for Gambhir run-out February 14, 2012

    Adelaide: India captain MS Dhoni was quick to blame himself for Gautam Gambhir's run-out in the Commonwealth Bank Series match against Sri Lanka here on Tuesday. In pursuit of 237, India were cruising to a comfortable win at 178 for four in the 41st over but Gambhir's run-out at that stage...
  • Ponting to captain in Clarke's absence February 14, 2012

    Sydney: Former captain Ricky Ponting will lead Australia again for one limited-overs international to deputize for the injured Michael Clarke. Clarke strained his right hamstring in Sunday's four-wicket loss to India and isn't available for Friday's tri-series match against Sri Lanka. With Shane Watson out injured and Brad Haddin being rested after...
  • Can India make it three from three? February 13, 2012

    Adelaide: There was a general consensus after India's uplifting win over Australia on Sunday that despite his heroics in the end, MS Dhoni left it too late for comfort. But the end result - back-to-back wins in the CB series - will spur India on to make it three in...
  • Injured Clarke to miss Sri Lanka ODI February 13, 2012

    Sydney: Australia skipper Michael Clarke has been ruled out of his side's one-day match against Sri Lanka in Sydney on Friday due a hamstring injury, which he suffered against India in Adelaide on Sunday in the fourth match of the ongoing tri-series. "I have a grade one hamstring strain so...
  • Dhoni's road to 200 ODIs February 13, 2012

    Tomorrow, at the Adelaide Oval, Indian captain MS Dhoni will play his 200th one-day international. No Indian wicketkeeper-batsman has reached the landmark - the previous highest was Nayan Mongia's 140 ODI caps - and to commemorate Dhoni's achievement, we look back at some of his most memorable ODI performances. 148...
  • Sangakkara puts onus on batsmen for India match February 13, 2012

    Adelaide: Desperate to win their first match of the tournament, senior Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara put up a brave front ahead of his team's match against India in the ODI tri-series in Adelaide on Tuesday. "Our strength has always been playing India away from India. India are always strong in...
  • India seal thriller against Australia February 12, 2012

    Adelaide: India held their nerves to conjure up a four-wicket victory by chasing down a target of 270 with two balls to spare in their tri-series encounter against Australia on Sunday. Needing 13 runs off the last over, MS Dhoni hit a massive six on the third Clint McKay delivery...
  • Australia hold on for narrow win over SL February 10, 2012

    Perth: Australia won their second consecutive tri-series match with a tense five-run win over Sri Lanka at the WACA Ground on Friday. Following their opening win over India last Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia had some anxious moments in the final over. Sri Lanka, chasing 232 for victory, looked out...
  • Australia vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: As it happened February 10, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings: Over No. 50: Australia win by 5 runs! Clarke is the Man of the Match and it was his fifty that took Australia to 231 after early strikes by Sri Lanka. The Lankans were on course until Sangakkara's run-out, and though Mathew's late heroics nearly saw them through,...
  • India may rest Tendulkar against Australia February 9, 2012

    Perth: India on Thursday looked set to extend star batsman Sachin Tendulkar's long wait for his elusive 100th international century by resisting calls to scrap their top-order rotation policy. Captain MS Dhoni would not confirm if Tendulkar would be rested for Sunday's tri-series game against Australia, but said India would continue...
  • Easy but unconvincing win for Team India February 8, 2012

    R Ashwin came up with a fine all-round display, picking up 3/32 as well as scoring an unbeaten 30 to help India beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets. ...
  • We should learn from mistakes: Dhoni February 8, 2012

    Perth: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday advised his players to learn from mistakes and save themselves from injuries after his side cruised to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a cricket tri-series match here. Referring to Virat Kohli -- he top-scored for India with a 77 in the...
  • Three's a crowd with the scores levelled February 8, 2012

    India needed one run to win with R Ashwin on strike, facing the fourth ball of the 47th over. He had just smacked a four off the previous ball and attempted another heroic shot to win the match. It did not come off well at all, though. Aiming to clear mid-off...
  • Don't judge 50-over format on ticket sales: CA February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Around 30 percent tickets meant for the general public are still available for the Australia-Sri Lanka ODI at Perth, in contrast to the Big Bash final which sold out in a record 16 minutes, but Cricket Australia says it should not be understood as a sign of a dwindling...
  • Play Pathan and Tiwary, says Ganguly February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: India should draft in all-rounder Irfan Pathan and Manoj Tiwary in the side for the next tri-series match, even if it means dropping a spinner along with Suresh Raina, suggested former skipper Sourav Ganguly. India will play Sri Lanka on Wednesday after losing the fist match to Australia by 65...
  • Dhoni defends decision to leave out Sehwag February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Was Virender Sehwag dropped or rested for the tri-series opener against Australia on Sunday? The swashbuckling opener was seen practicing at the indoor nets here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) when MS Dhoni and Michael Clarke strode out to the middle for the toss. Dhoni said after winning...
  • Hilfenhaus to step in for injured Lee February 6, 2012

    Aussie pacer Ben Hilfenhaus, who had the measure of most Indian batsmen during the recently concluded Test series between the two sides, has been named as Brett Lee's replacement for the ongoing tri-series Down Under also featuring Sri Lanka. Lee was ruled out of the tournament with a broken toe sustained...
  • India seek tri-series redemption February 4, 2012

    New Delhi: India will have a lot to prove when they take on Australia in the tri-series opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Though they will be upbeat following their 8-wicket win over the Kangaroos in the second T20 on Friday, the world champions can't really afford to...
  • PCB asks Eng to host tri-series with India, Pak February 3, 2012

    Karachi: PCB chief Zaka Ashraf proposed that the England and Wales Cricket Board hosts a one-day tri-series involving Pakistan and India next year, during the recent ICC executive board meeting held in Dubai. A board official said that during the ICC meeting, Ashraf had held informal talks with the heads of...
  • Sri Lanka-invitational side match rained out February 3, 2012

    Canberra: Sri Lanka's warmup match ahead of its tri-series limited-overs tournament with Australia and India has been rained out. Sri Lanka was to have played a Prime Minister's XI invitational team captained by Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who has been dropped from the national team for the start of the tri-series. But...
  • SL better prepared for Oz conditions: Marsh February 1, 2012

    Melbourne: The Sri Lankan players are unlikely to struggle on the bouncy Australian pitches in the upcoming tri-series as they have performed well in similar conditions in South Africa, the island nation's sacked coach Geoff Marsh said. India have struggled to cope with the conditions and lost the Test series 0-4...
  • 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...
  • Wade keen to secure spot in Australia ODI team January 30, 2013

    Sydney: Excited to get a break in the Australian one-day team at the expense of an out-of-form Brad Haddin, young wicketkeeper Matthew Wade said he will aim to make it tough for the selectors to drop him. "I am really excited to get an opportunity in the one-day format. I'm hoping...
  • Hurt India will come out hard, says Arthur January 30, 2012

    Sydney: Hurt after being whitewashed in the Test series, India would be a "totally different" team in the upcoming Twenty20 internationals and the ODI tri-series, Australia coach Mickey Arthur said on Monday. "I think we're going to see a totally different India. There's no doubt in my mind. They're definitely hurting....
  • We'll play differently in ODIs: Raina January 30, 2012

    Sydney: Unfazed by the Test debacle, Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina on Monday said his side will play some "different cricket" to give a better account of themselves in the shorter formats starting with a Twenty20 match against Australia here on Wednesday. India lost the Test series 0-4 but Raina said...
  • Shaun Marsh dropped from ODI squad January 30, 2012

    Melbourne: Shaun Marsh has been dropped from Australia's squad for the first three matches of the tri-nations limited-overs series against India and Sri Lanka. Marsh, who has struggled for form since rejoining the Test side following injury, makes way for Queensland batsman Peter Forrest, who will make his international debut. "Shaun Marsh...