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Friday, August 31

Afghanistan See Off Ireland to Clinch ODI Series 2-1

Rashid Khan starred for Afghanistan as the tourists routed Ireland by eight wickets to clinch the one-day series in Belfast on Friday.

Curran Leads Lower-order Resistance After Yet Another Sparkling Effort by India's Pacers on Day One at Southampton

Bumrah (3/46) scalped three wickets, while Ishant Sharma (2/26), Mohammed Shami (2/51) and spinner R Ashwin (2/40) took two wickets each and Hardik Pandya (1/51) accounted for one as India dominated the proceedings on the opening day.

Thursday, August 30

Duleep Trophy: Dhruv Shorey's 93 Puts India Blue in Command

India Blue (340) held an advantage over India Green (151 for 4) at the end of day two in the final league match of the Duleep Trophy at the NPR College ground here on Thursday.

Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh Axe Sabbir Rahman, Anamul Haque from Asia Cup Squad

Bangladesh have dropped batsmen Sabbir Rahman and Anamul Haque from their 15-man squad for the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates next month, a cricket official said Thursday.

India vs England, Live Cricket Score, 4th Test Day 1 at Rose Bowl: Bumrah Removes Bairstow to Leave England Struggling

Shambolic at Lord’s, suddenly the tourists appear to have all the momentum – the promise of a return of the sun and a historically good batting surface at the Ageas Bowl couldn’t have arrived at a better time. If Virat Kohli has managed to make 440 r....

Chahal Bats for Strengthening Animal-protection Laws in Letter to PM Narendra Modi

Yuzvendra Chahal, on behalf of PETA India, sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting stronger penalties and psychological treatment for people who commit acts of cruelty to animals.

Sri Lanka Series Will Help Us Get Back on Track Before Women's WT20: Mithali Raj

India women's ODI captain Mithali Raj believes that team's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka will help them iron out the lingering issues that have pegged them back in recent times, before the all-important Women's WT20 which is scheduled to take place in W....

Wednesday, August 29

Virat Kohli Bats for Test Cricket, Says Commercial Aspect of the Sport Taking Over Real Quality

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has urged the national cricket boards to take more responsibility in saving Test cricket and said that he cannot think of any other format at the moment, hinting at that England Cricket Board's new 100-ball format really do....

Tuesday, August 28

India to Target Bairstow's Broken Finger in Fourth Test

India's pace attack will target Jonny Bairstow should he defy a broken finger to bat in the fourth Test, according to seamer Mohammed Shami.

Fast Bowlers are Expected to Deliver in These Conditions, Says Shami

India speedster Mohammed Shami is amazed at how Jimmy Anderson is able to deceive batsmen with his guile even when he is not as quick as his Indian counterparts.

Monday, August 27

Afghanistan Win First ODI Against Ireland by 29 Runs

Afghanistan beat Ireland by 29 runs in the first one-day international of a three-match series in Belfast on Monday

BCCI Elections Will be Conducted in Next 90 Days: CoA Chief Vinod Rai

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Monday said that BCCI elections will be held in next 90 days now that the Constitution has been adopted.

Promising Kerala Youngsters Sajana and Mani Look to Resurrect Homes After Deluge

Both players are now at KCA but have suffered massive setbacks back home.

Sunday, August 26

From Tendulkar to Kohli, Indian Players Celebrate Raksha Bandhan

Several former and current cricketers, including Indian captain Virat Kohli and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, took to social media to celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’.

Fletcher Should be Credited For Shaping Current Indian Pace Attack: Nick Compton

Duncan Fletcher handled the toughest transition phase in Indian cricket post the retirement of stalwarts and he should be given due credit for shaping the pace attack of the current team, remarked former England opener, Nick Compton.

Australian Women's Stars Healy and Perry Join Fox Sports Commentary Panel for Cricket Season

Australian women cricket’s biggest names Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry will feature in Fox Cricket’s commentary team for the upcoming men’s season.

Saturday, August 25

Duleep Trophy: Rasool Picks Four to Help India Red Take First Innings Lead

India Red secured the all-important first innings lead against India Blue on the third day of the Duleep Trophy match at the NPR College ground thanks to a four-wicket haul by Parvez Rasool.

Railways Will Not Give Sudip Chatterjee NOC to Play For Bengal in Ranji Trophy

Along with Sudip Chatterjee, Anushtup Majumdar has also been called for the camp.

Agarwal Scores Another Ton to Help India B Register Easy Victory Over India A

Mayank Agarwal continued his sublime form with yet another ton, despite being ignored for the senior Indian team, to guide India B to a comfortable seven-wicket win over India A in a Quadrangular Series encounter.

Thursday, August 23

Want to Go to England With an Open Mind, Says New India Recruit Hanuma Vihari

A "surreal moment" is how Hanuma Vihari, one of the two latest recruits to the Indian side for the final two Tests against England, described his maiden call-up to the national squad.

Wednesday, August 22

Indian Team Plans to Donate Match Fees For Kerala Flood Victims

In a novel gesture, the Indian cricket team in all likelihood will donate their entire match fees earned for the Third Test for the Kerala flood victims. While the amount is yet to be ascertained, it could be in the region of Rs 2 crore or more

Shaw, Vihari Included; Vijay Axed as India Announce Squad for Fourth and Fifth Test Against England

Teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw along with ever consistent middle-order batsmen Hanuma Vihari were included in the Test team as selectors announced squad for the fourth and fifth Test on Thursday.

Team India Garners Praise After Dominant Victory at Trent Bridge

India crushed England by 203 runs in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday to stay alive in the five-match series. Having set a target of 521 on the back of Virat Kohli’s 23rd Test century, India dismissed the hosts for 317.

Kohli Credits Improved Batting Show For Victory; Shastri Targets Series Win

The victory was much needed to keep the series alive, the credit goes to the entire dressing room. We didn't panic. We were outplayed in only one game out of the last five, and that was at Lord's.”

Sharma Eager To Squash Reputation of Being a Slow-starter

The left-hander said that she has been working to dismiss that notion, the results of which have been seen in the recently concluded Challenger Trophy.

Tuesday, August 21

Kohli Scores 23rd Ton to Lead India's Charge to Victory at Trent Bridge

Skipper Virat Kohli scored his 23rd Test century as a dominant India took giant strides towards victory in the third cricket Test against England.

Zazai Stars as Afghanistan See Off Ireland in First T20

Hazratullah Zazai smashed a blistering 74 as Afghanistan beat Ireland by 16 runs in the opening T20 international at Bready Cricket Club near Derry on Monday.

Monday, August 20

Ireland vs Afghanistan, Live Cricket Updates, 1st T20I in Bready

Catch all the live scores from the T20 match between Afghanistan and Ireland through our live commentary.

In Numbers: Kohli Constructs More Milestones on Way to Trent Bridge Ton

Virat Kohli is indisputably a modern great and continued to add to his stature with yet another majestic ton at Trent Bridge, his second of the series. Kohli scored 103 from 197 balls to put India in a position of strength in the match. It was his 23....

Virat Kohli Scores 23rd Test Ton to Lead India's Charge to Victory at Trent Bridge

Skipper Virat Kohli scored his 23rd Test century as a dominant India took giant strides towards victory in the third cricket Test against England.

Duleep Trophy: Ramaswamy, Aparajith Hit Tons on Final Day in Drawn Match

Opener Sanjay Ramaswamy (123 not out) and Baba Aparajith (101 not out) lit up the final day with twin centuries as the opening match of the Duleep Trophy between India Red and India Green ended in a tame draw here on Monday

20th August 2006: Pakistan 'Forfeit' Test to England

On 20th August 2006, Pakistan forfeited a Test match to England after being accused of ball tampering by umpire Darell Hair and being penalized for the same.

Opportunity for India to Bat England Out of the Game on Day Three at Trent Bridge

There's a rare opportunity beckoning Virat Kohli's men - the chance to beat England in England.

In Numbers: Pandya Picks Maiden Five-for, Pant Shines on Debut

Having added only 22 runs to their overnight score of 307/6 on the second morning at Trent Bridge, India didn’t make the best of starts with the ball, as England’s opening pair of Keaton Jennings and Alastair Cook added 54 in the first session.

Sunday, August 19

In Numbers: Anderson Notches 100 Wickets Against India, Pant Makes Test Bow in Style

For the first time in the ongoing Test series against England, Indian batsmen looked like putting up a fight as they reached 307/6 on day one of the third Test at Trent Bridge. With skipper Virat Kohli (97) and Ajinkya Rahane (81) shining with the ba....

Kohli, Rahane Star for India Before Late English Fightback at Trent Bridge

Virat Kohli was frustrated to be dismissed three runs short of his century but another fine captain's knock inspired India on their best batting day of the series in the third test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

Reynolds: Dhawan-Rahul Build Foundation of India's Fighting Effort at Trent Bridge

Less than a week ago, following their thrashing at Lord’s, India’s chances in this series looked like they were on their last legs. By the time England sent them in to bat under cloudy Nottingham skies this morning, the obituaries were being drafted.....

Friday, August 17

Nottingham ‘Moving’ Test Could Show Where the Team is Heading

The third day of a Test match is often referred to as a ‘moving’ day, for it generally suggests which way the game is heading. The third Test against England in Nottingham could well be termed the ‘moving’ Test as far as the Indians are concerned, f....

Thursday, August 16

Injury-hit Kohli Could be More Dangerous in Third Test: Bayliss

He might be recovering from a back injury, but Virat Kohli could become more dangerous as a player when the India skipper turns up for his team in the third cricket Test starting here on Saturday, feels England coach Trevor Bayliss

If I am Offered Opening Slot in Tests, Will be Ready For it: Rohit Sharma

Opening in shorter formats proved to be a boon for Rohit Sharma, who said that he will not mind taking a shot at it in Test matches too, if the team management ever considers that as an option in near future

16th August 2009: Charles Coventry Equals Saeed Anwar’s 194

On 16th August 2009, Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry topped the list of the highest run-scorer in a single innings by a batsman in ODIs.

POLL | Should Rishabh Pant Replace Struggling Dinesh Karthik for Third Test?

After Sourav Ganguly, Dilip Vengsarkar has now said that the southpaw should be included in the line-up for the Trent Bridge Test. What do you think, should Pant be included in the playing XI or not?

Dilip Vengsarkar Bats for Rishabh Pant in Third Test at Trent Bridge

Dilip Vengsarkar has called for explosive Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to be included in the third Test against England

Wednesday, August 15

Unfair To Say India Are Dependent on Kohli: Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara feels it is unfair to label India as over-dependent on Virat Kohli and attributes the team's debacle in the first two Tests against England to lack of preparation.

POLL | Should Karun Nair be Included in India’s Playing XI For the Nottingham Test?

The Indian team is facing widespread criticism for its no show against England in the ongoing Test series. Trailing 2-0 in the series, the batsmen have emerged as team’s weakest link and have failed to provide resistance against strong England bowlin....

Can Triple Ton Man Karun Nair Add Stability to India's Floundering Middle Order?

Karun Nair lived a dream in December 2018, but his journey since then has been a roller-coaster ride

Tuesday, August 14

Ben Stokes Added to England Squad for Third Test

Ben Stokes is in line to play in the third Test against India after being recalled to the squad following his acquittal on a charge of affray on Tuesday.

Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs South Africa, One-off T20I: Spinners Put SL in Control

Follow all the live cricket action as South Africa take on Sri Lanka in the one-off T20I.

Hope I Can Continue This Form at World T20, Says Smriti Mandhana

With 387 runs in seven innings at an incredible 77.40, Smriti Mandhana has taken the Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL) by storm.

Monday, August 13

'Very Poor From India': Former Players Respond to the Lord's Capitulation

In a near-perfect performance England routed India in the second Test at Lord’s by an innings and 159 runs. Chris Woakes displayed all-round skills to put India on back foot and was ably supported by veterans James Anderson and Stuart Broad. With thi....

Sunday, August 12

Reactions | Kohli Admits Team Combination Was a 'Bit Off', Ganguly Bats for Pant in Third Test

Chris Woakes produced a stunning all-round show while James Anderson and Stuart Broad also played their part as England crushed India by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord's on Sunday. With this comprehensive win, th....

India Suffer Embarrassing Innings Loss in Second Test at Lord's

India suffered an embarrassing 159-run innings defeat in the second Test against England after yet another batting failure on day four at Lord's, leaving the struggling visitors 0-2 behind in the five-match series.

India vs England 2nd Test: When and Where to Watch Live Coverage on Sony TV, Live Streaming Online on SonyLIV

Chris Woakes continued a superb return to England duty with a maiden Test century against India at Lord's on Saturday as the home side took a firm grip on the match.

Sankar: Lack of Stability From Indian Openers a Major Cause For Overseas Batting Woes

Since the start of 2011, Dravid is the only Indian opener to average over 35 in SENA countries in Test cricket. He has two hundreds in five innings and averages a whopping 79.50. The next best is Murali Vijay with an average of 34.51. The global aver....

Saturday, August 11

Reynolds: Anderson's Authority and Relentless Rain Trigger Another Indian Batting Collapse

As they sat in their dressing room, watching day one slowly and torturously washed out, India must have been willing the English rain to go away. By the end of day two they would have found themselves praying it would come back.

Gavaskar Praises Kohli's Technique, Backs Pant to Play as Batsman

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar praised Virat Kohli's batting in the first Test against England and attributed his success to an adjustment in bat-speed.

Anderson, Woakes Strike as India Dismissed For 107 in Second Test

James Anderson took five wickets as India were bowled out for just 107 come the close of the second day of the second Test against England at Lord's on Friday

Friday, August 10

Mandhana Shines Again as Western Storm Qualify for Finals Day

The trio of Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight and Stafanie Taylor put on sterling shows as Western Storm trumped Lancashire Thunder by 76 in the Women's Cricket Super League.

Justice Lodha Left Disappointed After Supreme Court Dilutes Key Recommendations to Restructure BCCI

Justice (Retd) RM Lodha expressed his disappointment over the Supreme Court verdict which severely diluted some of the reforms he had suggested for restructuring the BCCI.

CPL 2018: Gayle Effort in Vain as Hetmyer Gets Guyana Off to a Winning Start

Shimron Hetmyer’s stunning unbeaten 79 from 45 balls steered Guyana Amazon Warriors from 24/3 to an ultimately comfortable six-wicket victory over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in their Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) opener at Providence Stadium....

Wednesday, August 08

Sankar: Sam Curran's Stellar Show Gives England Impactful Third Option Behind Broad & Anderson

Ashes 2005. An indelible chunk of England's Test cricket history has a rather disregarded statistic. England's best bowlers in the series - Andrew Flintoff (24 wickets) and Simon Jones (18 wickets) - weren't their new ball bowlers.

Jury at Ben Stokes Trial Shown 'Groin Grab' Video

The jury in the trial of England cricketer Ben Stokes was on Wednesday shown security camera footage of a gay man allegedly grabbing the groin of another defendant shortly before a brawl erupted.

Kohli and Shastri Have Much to Ponder as India Seek to Level Series at Lord's

Is time running out for Shikhar Dhawan in whites? Will India play an extra batsman? Should they play two spinners? What exactly is Hardik Pandya's role in the team? Is Dinesh Karthik on borrowed time with dynamic Rishabh Pant around?

Tuesday, August 07

The Story of Lord's Honours Board and the Indian Presence On It

After a thrilling encounter at Edgbaston, England and India will now head to London for the second Test of the five-match series at Lord’s. While the home side will look to ensure that they keep Virat Kohli’s men at bay, the visitors will be eager to....

Kagiso Rabada Way Better Than Me, Says Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn is determined to make next year's World Cup his limited overs swansong and thinks his experience could make a big difference to South Africa's otherwise raw white ball pace attack.

Age Should Not be a Criteria for Selection, Says Sachin Tendulkar

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar feels talent, not age should be the sole criteria while selecting a national team.

Monday, August 06

Jasprit Bumrah Unlikely to be Fit in Time for Second Test at Lord’s

After the 31-run defeat in the first Test of the five-match series against England at Edgbaston, there is more bad news in store for skipper Virat Kohli. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is unlikely to win the race against time to be fit for the second Tes....

Reynolds: England Banking on Pope’s Form and Woakes’ Solidity for Lord’s

England might have come out on top after their epic Edgbaston showdown with India, but national selector Ed Smith is certainly not resting on his cream linen laurels, making two changes to the squad ahead of the second Test at Lord’s.

Sunday, August 05

Amit Shah Meets MS Dhoni to Discuss Modi Government's Achievements

As part of BJP's 'Contact for Support' campaign, party chief Amit Shah met cricketer M S Dhoni in New Delhi on Sunday and shared with him the work done by the central government in the past four years.

Saturday, August 04

Anyone Who Thinks Test Cricket is Dead Should Watch This on Repeat, Says Root After Edgbaston Thriller

England captain Joe Root on Saturday said the seesawing opening Test against India was a great advertisement for cricket's traditional format and urged the once calling it "dead" to watch the game on replay.

Reynolds: Thrill a Minute at Edgbaston Proves Tests Remain Cricket's Most Bewitching Offering

“Anyone saying Test Match cricket is dead can watch that on repeat.” – Joe Root is sitting talking to a packed press conference room. Gone is the exhausted-looking, ashen faced, England captain seen so often recently – in his place sits a man unable ....

Kapil Dev Bats For Golf League on IPL Lines

Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev today batted for a golf league on the lines of Indian Premier League.

Bowlers, Kohli Star to Set up Thrilling Finale at Edgbaston

Chasing a coveted Test victory on English soil, a nervy India ended the action-packed third day of the first match at a precarious 110 for five, still 84 runs adrift from a tricky 194-run target.

Friday, August 03

Nepal Register Historic Win, Beat Netherlands by One Run

Nepal achieved a dramatic last-ball victory over the Netherlands in a low-scoring thriller in the second ODI at Amstelveen to level the two-match series 1-1. With the home side requiring six to win from the final over with just one wicket remaining, ....

Smriti Mandhana Sparkles with 62-ball Ton to Continue Impressive Run of Form

India opener Smrirti Mandhana has produced yet another stunning performance in the Women's Cricket Super League, guiding her team Western Storm to a comfortable win against Lancashire Thunder with a 61-ball 102. Courtesy Mandhana’s hundred, a knock t....

In Numbers: First Ton in England, 1000 Runs vs England For Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap as he notched his first Test ton in England during the first Test at Edgbaston.

Kohli Leads India Fightback on Day 2 At Edgbaston With Unforgettable Ton

Virat Kohli took a giant stride towards exorcising the ghosts of 2014 with a masterful century as he single-handedly pulled India out of the woods against England on an eventful second day of the first Test at Edgbaston.

Thursday, August 02

India U-19 Captain Anuj Rawat Under Scanner For Playing Unsanctioned League in Mauritius

Delhi's wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat, who recently captained India U-19 in four-day matches in Sri Lanka, is under the scanner for playing an unsanctioned T20 league in Mauritius last year along with a host of Pakistani cricketers

Chris Lynn Looks to Seal Australia Spot Ahead of 2019 World Cup

Australia big-hitter Chris Lynn wants to give head coach Justin Langer no choice but to select him for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Andre Russell Looking to Pull Off Some 'Superman Stuff' on the Field

Andre Russell has confessed to not being totally fit – he bowled his full quota of overs too – and is targeting some ‘Superman stuff’ as soon as possible.

We Were a Bunch of Schoolkids on the Field: Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews didn't hide his disappointment after Sri Lanka had "a terrible day" at work in the second one-day international against South Africa, losing by four wickets. Having put up just 244/8 after opting to bat in Dambulla, Sri Lanka....

Wednesday, August 01

Kohli vs Anderson Headlines Mouth Watering Clashes in Store for Series Opener

The Heatwave might have been the talking point of this English summer, but spells of rain in the last few days may ensure that the first Test may be played in typically “English” conditions.

Cheteshwar Pujara’s Woes, Root’s Love Affair and the Anderson Threat

On the eve of the first Test between India and England at Edgbaston, here’s a look at three key areas that could be critical in determining how the Test and the subsequent series pans out.

Rashid In, Ali Out as England Name Playing XI for First Test Against India at Edgbaston

Despite fierce criticism, spinner Adil Rashid has been included into the England playing XI for the team's first Test of the five-match series against India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, starting Wednesday.