Tri Series

  • Tiwary ready for Australia challenge January 16, 2012

    Indian batsman Manoj Tiwary is confident of a good show in the ODI triangular series in Australia starting February 5. ...
  • Tendulkar returns for Aus tri-series January 15, 2012

    Chennai: After a lot of anticipation, Sachin Tendulkar has been recalled to the 17-member one-day international (ODI) squad for the triangular series in Australia, also involving Sri Lanka, which gets underway on February 5. Tendulkar's last ODI came in April 2011, the World Cup final against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan, who...
  • Yuvraj to be fit for Australia tri-series January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: India's one-day specialist Yuvraj Singh has said he will be fit for next month's tri-series in Australia after recovering from a non-malignant lung tumour. "I have completely recovered and have been training for the last two weeks. There is absolutely no problem with my fitness," the all-rounder told the...
  • Murali says Yuvraj still a top batsman August 30, 2010

    Chennai: India's middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh is only going through a bad phase in his career and will certainly make an impact in the 2011 World Cup, says legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Speaking on the sidelines of a function here on Monday to felicitate him on his achievement of...
  • India fined for slow over-rate in the final August 29, 2010

    Dubai: The Indian cricket team was on Sunday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their defeat to Sri Lanka in the final of the tri-nation series at Dambulla. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 40 per cent of his match fee while each of his players were docked 20 per...
  • Tri-Series: Bad decisions cost India August 29, 2010

    New Delhi: One of the cricket presenters was jocularly inquiring about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's love affair with opening batsman Dinesh Karthik and ''all rounder'' Javindra Jadeja, before the start of the tri-series final between India and Sri Lanka at Dambulla on Saturday! Karthik may have been at the rough end of...
  • Tri-Series: Sri Lanka win one-sided final August 28, 2010

    Dambulla: Sri Lanka rode on Tillakaratne Dilshan's century to clinch the tri-series title with an emphatic 74-run win over India here on Saturday, ending Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sequence of four consecutive series triumphs on Sri Lankan soil. The hosts first amassed an imposing total of 299 for eight largely built around...
  • SL vs Ind: Final battle between Asian giants August 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Squabbles in an India-Pakistan match are not like watching an abominable snowman and while the fearsome rivalry has been sent into submission, India's other subcontinent neighbour Sri Lanka has created a stir by managing to needle India and contravene a normally amicable nature to spice up the tri-series...
  • Dhoni aiming for a record 'High Five' August 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Winning abroad for India was like Nelson Mandela's long walk to freedom until Ajit Wadekar turned the tables on the invincible Windies in their den and then Kapil's devils pulled global chins towards Indian cricket by winning the Prudential Cup (World Cup) in 1983 in England. Sunil Gavaskar...
  • India can bounce back: Ross Taylor August 24, 2010

    Dambulla: India might be in woeful form right now but New Zealand captain Ross Taylor says the recent poor run would make Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men all the more dangerous when the two sides clash in a do-or-die encounter of the ODI cricket tri-series here on Wednesday. "I think it almost...
  • Tri-Series: Crunch time for Team India August 25, 2010

    Dambulla: As India and New Zealand prepare for Wednesday's tie of the tri-series competiton in Dambulla, they may well have in mind that it's not the first time that the two teams are going to be involved in a virtual semi final in an ODI tournament in Sri Lanka to...
  • Tri-Series: Indian collapse no big deal August 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Thisara Perera knocks over Ishant Sharma and India are all out for 103 in the fifth match of the tri-series competition at Dambulla. Sri Lanka reach the victory target in 15.1 overs to inflict India's worst defeat in terms of balls to spare. Not flattering for the number two...
  • Sanga wants DRS to avoid umpiring errors August 22, 2010

    Dambulla: Though India comprehensively lost their tri-series match against Sri Lanka here, they were distinctly unlucky to be at the receiving end of at least four dodgy decisions on Sunday. While Yuvraj Singh, the lone Indian batsman who put up a semblance of a fight with 38, appeared to be the...
  • Dhoni delays press conference, media boycotts August 22, 2010

    Dambulla: Indian print media on Sunday boycotted captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's press conference as he did not turn up despite repeated reminders after his side slumped to a eight-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in a cricket tri-series match here. After the match, the mediapersons waited for Dhoni for the press conference...
  • Yuvraj's 38 was the only positive: Dhoni August 22, 2010

    Dambulla: India were handed the worst ODI defeat in terms of balls remaining by Sri Lanka here and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded nothing worked right for his side in the tri-series match on Sunday except for the fact that Yuvraj Singh returned among runs. "Nothing worked today. We didn't get...
  • McCullum obstructed my way: Sangakkara August 21, 2010

    Dambulla: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday defended his move during the unsavoury collision incident involving New Zealand's Nathan McCullum in Friday's tri-series match, saying it was the all-rounder who first obstructed his way. "When I was finising the first run, the bowler has to be behind the wicket or...
  • That no-ball has made us aggressive: Dhoni August 21, 2010

    Dambulla: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday conceded that the no-ball controversy in the last tri-series match against Sri Lanka has turned his players into a more aggressive lot but the team will take care not to cross the line. "That no-ball incident really pushes us up to be more...
  • Sangakkara charged with level 2 offence August 21, 2010

    Dambulla: There seems to be no respite for controversy-ridden Sri Lanka as the hosts were on Friday involved in yet another unsavoury incident with skipper Kumar Sangakkara colliding with New Zealand all-rounder Nathan McCullum in a tri-series match. The incident happened in the 26.5 over, when after flicking a ball to...
  • Mahela downplays no-ball incident August 20, 2010

    Dambulla: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene said on Friday that the no-ball incident, which had threatened to snowball into a major controversy between Sri Lanka and India, was not the worst thing his side had faced and advised the players to move on and focus on their next tri-series match on...
  • SL-NZ: Replay on Friday, rain abandons play August 19, 2010

    Dambulla: The tri-series cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain here on Thursday. The match will have a fresh start on Friday which has been kept as a reserve day. There will also be a fresh toss, the...
  • Fear of defeat led to no-ball: Sehwag August 18, 2010

    Dambulla: In an apparent taunt to Sri Lankan players who denied him a century in a controversial tri-series match at Dambulla, Indian opener Virender Sehwag on Wednesday suggested that the fear of defeat might have prompted them to abandon playing the game the right way. "If we play with energy, poise...
  • Tri-Series: How 'low' was Randiv's no-ball? August 17, 2010

    Dambulla: Sri Lanka Cricket embarrassment, abject apologies and a probe into the Suraj Randiv no-ball incident have followed a night of contretemps and controversy at Rangiri Stadium. This follows charges that the tall Sri Lankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv had been 'shouted instructions' in Sinhalese to deliver a no-ball to prevent Virender...
  • BCCI not to protest against Randiv no-ball August 17, 2010

    Mumbai: With Suraj Randiv and Sri Lanka Cricket apologising for the deliberate no-ball which denied Virender Sehwag a hundred in a tri-series match last night, the BCCI on Tuesday decided against pursuing the matter any further. The Board made it clear that it had no intention of lodging a protest with...
  • Yuvraj out with dengue, Nehra doubtful August 15, 2010

    Dambulla: In yet another blow to India's campaign at the ongoing cricket tri-series, Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday ruled out of Monday's ODI against Sri Lanka after being diagnosed with dengue. "Yuvraj Singh is not available for this game. He has dengue but he is out of danger," Indian skipper Mahendra...
  • Tri Series: Wounded India take on Lanka August 15, 2010

    Dambulla: Mauled by a depleted New Zealand in the opening game, injury-ravaged and battle-weary India will have to raise their game significantly against Sri Lanka in the second match to stay afloat in the one-day cricket tri-series here on Monday. It has been frustrating for India after the drawn Test series...
  • SLC curator questions Dhoni's pitch complaint August 15, 2010

    Dambulla: Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) national curator Anuruddha Polonowita has ridiculed Indian complaints against the practice pitches here, saying he does not know what sort of tracks to prepare for a side which was bowled out for 88 on a batting-friendly strip. Miffed with the practice pitch at the Ranagiri Stadium,...
  • Sehwag, Raina take a break to head home August 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian vice-captain Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina cited personal reasons to take a flight back home from Sri Lanka on Thursday before India's next match against the hosts, according to local media reports. Indian team manager Ranjib Biswal said they flew out from Sri Lanka on Thursday and will...
  • Sri Lanka help India regain second spot August 14, 2010

    Dambulla: Sri Lanka huffed and puffed to a three-wicket win over New Zealand in the second ODI of the cricket tri-series in Sri Lanka and helped India reclaim the second spot in the ICC ODI team rankings, here on Friday. India were dismissed for a paltry 88 while chasing New Zealand's...