Wickets

  • Vernon Philander fastest South African to take 100 Test wickets December 20, 2013

    Johannesburg: Vernon Philander became the fastest South African to 100 Test wickets on Friday, overtaking Dale Steyn by reaching the mark in his 19th match. Steyn took 20 matches. Philander removed Shikhar Dhawan at the start of India's second innings in the first Test at Johannesburg's Wanderers for the record. Philander...
  • Mohammad Shami records India's best fast-bowling debut November 8, 2013

    It's difficult to recall when, if ever, did an Indian pacer bowled with the kind of fire Mohammad Shami breathed at the Eden Gardens on Friday. It not only decimated the West Indies, earned India an innings win inside three days and gifted Sachin Tendulkar a win in his 199th...
  • Mohammad Shami grabs Ishant's Test spot with both hands November 6, 2013

    Not many called that: Mohammad Shami playing ahead of Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma in a Test match. But MS Dhoni had his cards sorted, close to the chest but sorted. And Shami turned out to be the ace in those cards with a four-wicket spell on debut at the...
  • Ravindra Jadeja completes 100 wickets in ODIs October 30, 2013

    Nagpur: India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja on Wednesday touched a personal landmark of 100 wickets in one-day internationals as he dismissed two Australian batsmen to complete his century of wickets. Jadeja, who was expensive and was carted around by Australian captain George Bailey and Shane Watson grabbed both his wickets in the...
  • CLT20: Rahane wins Golden Bat, Dwayne Smith Man of the Series October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians' Dwayne Smith and Harbhajan Singh won the Man-of-the-Series and Man-of-the-match awards, respectively, after winning the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) title at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here on Sunday. With scores of 9, 63*, 48, 59 and 44, the in-form Smith bagged the Man-of-the-Series award. Harbhajan, on...
  • Pravin Tambe living a fairytale life with Rajasthan Royals October 5, 2013

    Little-known legspinner Pravin Tambe, who made his IPL debut at 41 years and 212 days - the oldest to do so in the league's short history, has fashioned Rajasthan Royals' maiden entry into the Champions League Twenty20 final, when his three-wicket spell plotted Chennai Super Kings' exit in the semi-final...
  • It was good to get Sachin Tendulkar's wicket early: Justin Langer October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer was on Wednesday effusive in his praise for "star-studded" Mumbai Indians and said the presence of match-winners proved to be the difference between the two teams in the Champions League Twenty20 match. Riding on Rohit Sharma's blistering 51 not out and Dwayne Smith's 23-ball...
  • Stuart Broad rejoices in 'amazing' Ashes win August 13, 2013

    Chester-le-Street: Stuart Broad celebrated an "amazing" success after his match haul of 11 wickets saw England to a 74-run fourth Ashes Test win over Australia at Chester-le-Street on Monday. Australia, set 299 to win on the fourth day, collapsed to 224 all out with Broad taking six wickets for 50...
  • Delhi boy claims perfect 10 in DDCA league February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Vikas Dixit, a Delhi lad emerged as a new sensation of cricket as he scalped 10 wickets in an innings in a Delhi District Cricket Association match at Bharat Nagar ground on Thursday. Vikas, who is an off-spinner, bowled brilliantly against DTC for his side KG Colts. He finished...
  • Harbhajan finds form with 7-wicket match haul August 19, 2012

    London: Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was back in his elements as he bagged a match-haul of seven wickets (4 for 91 and 3 for 62) for Essex against Glamorgan in an English county game, which ended at the Castle Park Ground, in Colchester, on Saturday. Having taken four wickets in an...
  • Onions takes nine wickets in an innings August 17, 2012

    London: Durham fast bowler Graham Onions showed England's selectors what they were missing as he recorded career-best figures of 9 for 67 after a motorway dash to play in his county's Championship First Division match at Nottinghamshire on Thursday. Onions had been on England duty at Lord's in London until Thursday...
  • Dhoni points finger at Hambantota pitch July 25, 2012

    Hambantota: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the unpredictable pitch for his team's abysmal batting performance in the lost second ODI against Sri Lanka, rejecting suggestions that rash shots led to the stunning collapse. India were last night bowled out for 138 in 33.3 overs - their fourth-lowest ODI total in...
  • Jayawardene lauds improved Perera July 25, 2012

    Hambantota: Thisara Perera's three-wicket haul on Tuesday included wickets of the top scorers from the first ODI - Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag - between India and Sri Lanka. That was reason enough for the hosts' skipper Mahela Jayawardene to hail the improvement and confidence his bowling allrounder has shown. The...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders win maiden IPL title May 28, 2012

    We have a new IPL titlist. Inspired by Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis' divergent half-centuries in a cracker of a final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Kolkata Knight Riders roared to their maiden IPL trophy with a memorably tense chase of 190 against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. There...
  • Bowlers have to be clever in T20: Morne Morkel May 25, 2012

    In a format tailor-made for big-hitting batsmen, few bowlers have managed to leave their mark. However, as the highest wicket-taker after the league stage of IPL 5, Morne Morkel deserves more than his share of credit for the upturn in his side's fortunes, despite Delhi Daredevils' boasting of the likes...
  • Sehwag, Taylor fit for playoff: Simons May 22, 2012

    Pune: Delhi Daredevils head coach Eric Simons said skipper Virender Sehwag and New zealand batsman Ross Taylor have recovered from their bouts of flu and will be playing in the play-off against Kolkata Knight Riders in Pune on Tuesday. "We didn't have an extended practice session for them. They had light...
  • Sehwag wicket was key for our win: Ganguly April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly said that the dismissal of his Delhi Daredevils counterpart Virender Sehwag at a crucial juncture turned the game in his side's favour during their 20-run win at the Feroz Shah Kotla in a IPL 5 match on Saturday. Sehwag was going great guns...
  • Pep talk helped Lyon turn the Test around April 18, 2012

    Port of Spain: The rain was pelting down in Trinidad on Tuesday and Nathan Lyon did not have a wicket to his name, so he decided to use the spare time to get some answers. He approached the Australian team coach Mickey Arthur and the team's elder statesman, Ricky Ponting,...
  • Livid Gambhir warns KKR of drastic changes April 15, 2012

    Kolkata: With his side failing to chase a modest 135 to win, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir warned of making drastic changes to the side if the seniors fail to perform again. Having opted to bowl, Kolkata rode on a superb 5 for 19 by Sunil Narine to restrict...
  • Sekar puts wickets above runs for Delhi bowlers April 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Delhi Daredevils team mentor and former Test pacer TA Sekar said on Sunday that he always asks his bowlers to go for wickets and not worry about giving away runs in the ongoing Indian Premier League, given the peculiar nature of the Twenty20 format. "I tell the bowlers to go...
  • Nerveless Rohit steers MI to last-ball win April 13, 2012

    Deccan Chargers gave Mumbai Indians a stirring fight in defence of a total of 139 for 9, but Rohit Sharma struck a six off the final ball of the match to take the visitors to a nail-biting five-wicket win in Visakhapatnam. He scored steadily without taking too many risks and...
  • Haddin may not be picked for first three ODIs January 29, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia's woefully out-of-form wicketkeeper Brad Haddin could be replaced by Matthew Wade behind the stumps in the first three one-dayers of the tri-series against India and Sri Lanka, starting on February 5. Haddin, who has retired from Twenty20 cricket, was criticised for a below-par show in the Test series against...
  • Afridi plans double-wicket tournament in Pakistan January 27, 2012

    Lahore: Desperate to get international cricket back to Pakistan, former captain Shahid Afridi is thinking of organising a double-wicket competition, involving players from different countries, in the country. "When I was in Australia playing in the Big Bash tournament, I spoke to number of top players from different countries to get...
  • Zaheer, Umesh calm Indian nerves December 27, 2011

    At the end of the first day in Melbourne, MS Dhoni would have heaved a sigh of relief. Not only did India manage to keep Australia to a score of 277/6 - which at one stage was a more threatening 205/3, the man who turned things around - Zaheer Khan...
  • Philander continues impressive Test start December 16, 2011

    Centurion: Keeping it simple in seamer-friendly conditions again paid dividends for South Africa's Vernon Philander, who continued his impressive impact in Tests with another five-wicket haul on Thursday. The 26-year-old rocked Sri Lanka with figures of five for 53 on the opening day of the first Test - his third...
  • Bracewell's Hobart burst enhances family name December 12, 2011

    Hobart: With an eight-ball burst that removed Australia's three most senior batsmen and irreversibly swung momentum in the second Test, Doug Bracewell etched the family name further into New Zealand cricket folklore. Bracewell took 6 for 40, including the final wicket, as Australia fell seven runs short of their 241-run target...
  • 2011 - A great year for debutant bowlers December 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Debutant Test bowlers have never had it better. When South Africa's latest pace prospect, Marchant de Lange, ran through Sri Lanka on the second day in Durban, he emulated his team-mate Vernon Philander and Australians James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins in taking a five-wicket haul on...
  • Vizag wicket promises a run-fest in 2nd ODI December 1, 2011

    Visakhapatnam: Even as India and the West Indies teams get ready for another stern battle on Thursday in the second one-dayer here, the Dr. YSR Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium promises a wicket full of runs. ACA chief curator Nagamallaiah, with assistance from BCCI south zone curator PR Viswanathan, has prepared a...
  • India hold nerve to beat WI by one wicket November 30, 2011

    Cuttack: Rohit Sharma struck a timely 72 before Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav – India's two new pace sensations – held the willow and their nerves for the last 11 runs to earn India a nail-biting one-wicket win over the West Indies in the first ODI here on Tuesday. Chasing 212,...