Warm Up Match

  • Romelu Lukaku bags hat-trick as Belgium defeat Luxembourg 5-1 May 27, 2014

    Brussels: Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick to lead Belgium 5-1 past Luxembourg in a World Cup warm-up game on Monday. The triple boosted Lukaku's chances to be Belgium's striker at the World Cup after Christian Benteke withdrew injured almost two months ago. Belgium had gone four matches without a win but...
  • India vs NZ XI: Rohit, Rahane score fifties as warm-up game ends in a draw February 3, 2014

    Whangarei: The Indian top-order failed to convert good starts but Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struck morale-boosting fifties ahead of the Test series as the visiting team's two-day practice match against New Zealand XI ended in a tame draw on Monday. India batted out the second day, finishing at 313 for...
  • South Africa announce Invitation XI squad to take on India November 27, 2013

    India will take on South Africa Invitation XI led by Stephen Cook in a two-day warm-up match before the start of the Test series on their tour of South Africa, sport24 reported on Tuesday. The warm-up game, which follows a three-match ODI series ending December 11, will be played at the...
  • Matt Prior out of final Ashes warm-up with injury November 11, 2013

    Sydney: Wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been ruled out of England's final Ashes tour match this week against a Cricket Australia Invitational XI with a calf injury. Medical scans on Monday revealed Prior suffered a low-grade tear to his calf muscle during last week's tour match against Australia A in Hobart. He...
  • Graeme Swann spins England to victory against Essex July 3, 2013

    London: Graeme Swann gave Australia a timely reminder of his ability by taking five wickets as England warmed-up for next week's first Ashes Test with a 228-run win over Essex on Wednesday. Essex, set a second innings target of 415 to win at their Chelmsford headquarters east of London, collapsed to...
  • Fawad Ahmed wicketless in opening Australia A stint June 17, 2013

    Belfast: Australia leg-spin hope and possible Ashes call-up Fawad Ahmed went wicketless in his first representative bowling stint for his adopted country on Sunday. The former Pakistani asylum-seeker, who did not bat in Australia's A first innings 312 for 9 declared against Ireland in Belfast, returned figures of none for 40...
  • I think Karthik has earned his place in the side, says Dhoni June 4, 2013

    Cardiff: Captain MS Dhoni indicated that Dinesh Karthik has more or less "earned" his berth in the playing XI with an unbeaten century in India's crushing win over Australia in a warm-up match for the Champions Trophy, here on Tuesday. "I think he has earned his place in the side and...
  • Kohli, Karthik tons help India beat SL by five wickets in warm-up June 1, 2013

    Birmingham: Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik smashed a century each as India warmed-up their Champions Trophy campaign with a five-wicket thumping win over Sri Lanka in their first practice game on Saturday. Kohli (144) teamed up with Dinesh Karthik (106 not out) to rescue India from a wobbly start with a...
  • Haryana v England XI: Pietersen ton tops run-filled day November 8, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Kevin Pietersen hit his first century since returning to the England set-up and captain Alastair Cook made 97 as the England XI began their final three-day warm-up by posting 408 for 3 on day one against Haryana at the Sardar Patel Stadium B Ground. Also cashing in on a...
  • U-19 WC: India beat Afghanistan in warm-up August 8, 2012

    Brisbane: Left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh's spell of five for 32 after some fine performances by the top-order batsman helped India register a 52-run win over Afghanistan in a warm-up match of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup here on Wednesday. Batting first, India posted a competitive 271 for seven in 50 overs,...
  • U-19 WC: India beat Sri Lanka in warm-up August 7, 2012

    Brisbane: India got the better of Sri Lanka by 33 runs in a low-scoring ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 warm-up match at Wynnum-Manly on Tuesday. A 98-run fourth-wicket partnership between Vijay Zol (43) and Hanuma Vihari (64) helped India to a modest 191 for 8 after Sri Lanka had made early...
  • Spain recall Torres for Euro 2012 warm-ups May 21, 2012

    Madrid: Coach Vicente del Bosque recalled Fernando Torres along with fellow Chelsea teammate Juan Mata for Spain's warm-up matches ahead of the upcoming European Championship. The struggling Torres had been dropped for Spain's most recent friendly, but the striker managed to make the squad after Chelsea won the Champions League on...
  • Aus beat West Indies XI in a tour match April 5, 2012

    Bridgetown: Former skipper Ricky Ponting (25 not out) and opener Ed Cowan (28 not out) guided Australia to a comfortable eight-wicket win over the West Indies President's XI on Wednesday in a warm-up match ahead of the three-match Test series. Australia needed only an hour to overhaul the home side's paltry...
  • Indian batsmen shine in drawn match December 16, 2011

    Canberra: Sachin Tendulkar spared the hosts a century as India's middle-order batsmen warmed up with some useful knocks before the two-day 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 warm-up 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 two-day practice match, making 398-6 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 warm-up 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...