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  • newFor one day, Test cricket is king

    For one day, Test cricket is king

    It's there in all the "oh-goaway-from-here" looks you get when you go around asking whether Test cricket can still cut it. It's there in the numbers in the stands: 69,993.
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 11:36am -
  • new3rd Test: Australia pile 530 in 1st innings

    3rd Test: Australia pile 530 in 1st innings

    Australian skipper Steve Smith led magnificently with a 192-run knock to guide his team to a mammoth first innings total of 530 at tea on Day 2 of the third Test against India.
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 10:15am -
  • Smith anchors Australia on attritional day

    Smith anchors Australia on attritional day

    Steven Smith compiled a watchful fifty to guide Australia to 259/5 at stumps and leave the third Test against India delicately poised after an attritional opening day.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Dec 14, 12:37pm -
  • India fight back as Oz reach 174/3 at tea

    India fight back as Oz reach 174/3 at tea

    India fought back in the post-lunch session with two quick-wickets in consecutive overs as Australia reached 174/3 at tea on Day 1 of the third Test at the MCG.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Dec 14, 10:30am -
  • Hughes' memory will keep Oz pumped up

    Hughes' memory will keep Oz pumped up

    Teams have always enjoyed playing at home, but these days, the advantage is getting all the more pronounced. Unbeatable sides at home are looking mediocre while travelling.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Dec 14, 9:23am -
  • Both Sunny, Sachin back in the pavilion

    Both Sunny, Sachin back in the pavilion

    While Gavaskar became the part of the World Cup winning squad in his third edition, it took Tendulkar all of six editions to finally lay his hands on the World Cup.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Dec 14, 8:21am -
  • 3rd Test: Rogers, Watson recover Australia

    3rd Test: Rogers, Watson recover Australia

    Chris Rogers and Shane Watson steadied the Australian innings after the early dismissal of David Warner on the opening day of the third Test against India on Friday.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Dec 14, 7:47am -
  • Mastering the breeze can be tricky at MCG

    Mastering the breeze can be tricky at MCG

    Any unwary visiting team member is warned of two things before stepping into the Boxing Day Test at the MCG: the bounce in the pitch and the crowd in the stands.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 10:44am -
  • Will Suresh Raina walk in for Rohit Sharma?

    Will Suresh Raina walk in for Rohit Sharma?

    There was a point when both players were batting in adjacent nets, Raina having come back for yet another stint. "264" was the clear crowd favourite.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 10:31am -
  • Good, bad, and ugly: Indian cricket had it all

    Good, bad, and ugly: Indian cricket had it all

    The year was also the first time since 1989, when an Indian cricket team's list didn't have Sachin Tendulkar's name in it.
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 2:25pm -
  • Rohit was bit frustrated, says Johnson

    Rohit was bit frustrated, says Johnson

    Mitchell Johnson, whose second innings 88 and four-wicket burst broke India's back at Gabba, admitted that India's ploy to bowl bouncers and verbals got him going.
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 9:06am -
  • At MCG, a bouncer rattles Shane Watson

    At MCG, a bouncer rattles Shane Watson

    Dramatic scenes unfolded at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday when Shane Watson was hit on the head by a James Pattinson bouncer.
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 8:58am -
  • Is culture of silence hurting team's image?

    Is culture of silence hurting team's image?

    It was strange watching security officials shooing away crowds from India's nets sessions on Family Day, when the MCG threw its gates open to the public.
    - 3 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 8:45am -
  • Bowlers giving away runs cheaply: VVS

    Bowlers giving away runs cheaply: VVS

    VVS Laxman is not disappointed with the team's show in Australia, even though MS Dhoni's boys are already down 0-2 in the four-match Test series.
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 9:30am -
  • 'Axar going to Australia not best move'

    'Axar going to Australia not best move'

    As Axar Patel packs his bags to join the Test squad in Australia, as a replacement for the unfit Jadeja, there is a sense of unease in the spin fraternity of the country.
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 9:21am -
  • A test of captains awaits India at MCG

    A test of captains awaits India at MCG

    It is here, in the next week or so, that Indian cricket will know if the time has come to adopt a more two-faced approach to the issue of central leadership.
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 9:09am -
  • 'A' Grade for Bhuvi in new contract list

    'A' Grade for Bhuvi in new contract list

    If there is one player India have missed badly during their first two Test defeats in Australia, it is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been out due to an ankle injury.
    - 4 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 8:56am -
  • Patel to replace Jadeja in Test squad

    Patel to replace Jadeja in Test squad

    Spinner Axar Patel will replace an injured Ravindra Jadeja, who was ruled out due to a shoulder injury from India's remaining two Tests against Australia.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 3:56pm -
  • Sachin named ambassador for 2015 WC

    Sachin named ambassador for 2015 WC

    Sachin Tendulkar, who is the all-time leading run-getter in World Cup history, was on Monday named the event's ambassador for the second successive edition.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 12:25pm -
  • Under pressure, India fail to walk the talk

    Under pressure, India fail to walk the talk

    Some Indian players seem ready to jump into heated conversations with Aussie players no strangers to sledging themselves in a bid to appear combative.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 9:15am -

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  • newMelbourne Test: Australia bowled out for 530
    Australia were bowled out for 530 in their first innings to bring up an early tea on day two of the third test against India in Melbourne on Saturday. Steven Smith smashed his third cent...
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 9:46am -
  • newKiwi pacemen dismiss Sri Lanka for 138
    New Zealand's pace bowlers tore through Sri Lanka's batting to bowl them out for 138 before tea on the second day of the first test on Saturday, leaving them 303 runs behind the hosts' first innin...
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 9:10am -
  • newThe next quarter of a century may bring more surprises
    Let a new generation of coaches, trainers, officials and policy makers take over cricket and thrash out a strategy that will improve the game as a spectator sport, writes Ted Corbett
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 12:27am -
  • newWatson and I feed off each other: Rogers
    There was a moment on Friday when bowler Mohammed Shami, assuming that Steven Smith might be out of his crease, flashed the ball towards the striker’s end.The paceman’s response drew a r...
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 12:18am -
  • new‘I had to apply for leave to play for Australia’
    Gutsy and tenacious he was, as a left-handed opener for Australia. The duration of his stay at the crease was often as long as his famous nose.Bill Lawry, who made 5,324 runs in 67 Tests...
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 12:10am -
  • newI am disappointed for not getting big score: Rogers
    He cracked a half-century to lay the foundation for Australia’s first innings but opener Chris Rogers said he was “frustrated” and “disappointed” to miss out on a big score on the opening day of t...
    - 22 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 3:15pm -
  • newGul may not be considered for World Cup squad
    The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar Khan has revealed that national cricket team’s most experienced pacer, Umar Gul may not be considered for the final World Cup squad, as he yet...
    - 23 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 2:38pm -
  • newFirst session on Saturday is crucial: Shami
    Lauding his fellow bowlers for executing the plans well on Friday, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami said the tourists would now aim to send Australia packing in the first session on Saturday in the ong...
    - 23 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 2:31pm -
  • newHughes bat to be placed atop Everest
    In a unique tribute to Phillip Hughes, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is planning to place a bat belonging to the late Australian cricketer on top of the Mount Everest.CAN has wr...
    - 24 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 1:42pm -
  • newAustralia-India Third Test: In pictures
    Captain Steven Smith put himself on course for his third successive century but India bowled reasonably well to restrict Australia to 259 for five on the opening day
    - 24 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 1:36pm -
  • New Zealand 429-7 on day 1 against Sri Lanka
    Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429-7 at stumps F...
    - 1 day ago, 26 Dec 14, 1:03pm -

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  • newSmith 192 helps Australia pull away
    On a day of blue skies, a raucous crowd of 51,566, and some dreadful Indian fielding and bowling, Steven Smith's 192 was a masterpiece that guided his side to 530
    - 28 mins ago, 27 Dec 14, 1:04pm -
  • newMitchell Marsh ruled out of Sydney Test
    Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the Sydney Test after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury
    - 46 mins ago, 27 Dec 14, 12:46pm -
  • newBoult, Southee force SL to follow on
    Trent Boult took three wickets and Tim Southee took two as Sri Lanka slumped to 138 all out, in reply to New Zealand's 441, and were asked to follow-on
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 11:43am -
  • newWarner suffers bruising after being struck in MCG nets
    Australia's injury worries continued on the second day in Melbourne, with David Warner unable to take the field during India's innings after being hit while batting in the nets
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 10:44am -
  • newElgar, du Plessis deflate West Indies
    Dean Elgar's third Test century and an unbeaten 99 from Faf du Plessis put South Africa in a dominant position at the close of day one in Port Elizabeth
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 3:06am -
  • newMcCullum, the most destructive NZ batsman - McMillan
    On a day when Brendon McCullum shattered New Zealand batting records, coach Craig McMillan has described him as the most destructive batsman to have played for his country
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 2:21am -
  • newFormer England batsman Geoff Pullar dies aged 79
    Former England batsman Geoff Pullar has died aged 79
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Dec 14, 12:13am -
  • newPeters savours tough debut
    On a slow Port Elizabeth track against a well-set South Africa line-up, being patient was the only way to get wickets, according to debutant Kenroy Peters
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 11:46pm -
  • newBangladesh to bank on experience for World Cup
    Faruque Ahmed, Bangladesh's chief selector, has said that uncapped players are unlikely to find a place in the final, 15-member squad for the 2015 World Cup, although players with the experience of a few international games could be considered
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 10:00pm -
  • newSNGPL win title on first innings lead
    A first-innings lead of 301 helped Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited take the Quaid-e-Azam Gold League title after a drawn final match against the National Bank of Pakistan
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 9:25pm -
  • newMcCullum 195 flays Sri Lanka
    Brendon McCullum KO-ed Sri Lanka on Boxing Day with the fastest century in New Zealand Test history
    - 17 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 8:58pm -
  • newMumbai pick Sarfaraz, uncapped Mangela
    Six players, including uncapped Shrideep Mangela and Under-19 allrounder Sarfaraz Khan, have been picked in Mumbai's squad for the fourth-round match against Bengal, which starts from December 28 in Kolkata
    - 18 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 7:43pm -
  • newKlinger ton sets up Scorchers win
    Michael Klinger's second Twenty20 hundred sent Perth Scorchers on their way towards their first victory of the season - a 35-run win against Melbourne Renegades at the WACA Ground
    - 19 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 6:40pm -
  • newHonours even after see-saw day
    Steven Smith radiated certainty, adapting to the idiosyncrasies of the MCG's drop-in pitch and India's persevering bowlers to ensure his side ended the day on level terms with the visitors
    - 23 hours ago, 26 Dec 14, 2:53pm -
  • Burns ready for the hot seat
    Joe Burns, who will make his debut in Melbourne, has been trying to fly under the radar, trying not to stay on the right side of the established players
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 5:32pm -
  • Burns to debut, India mull over combination
    Australia have confirmed Joe Burns will debut in Melbourne and bat at No. 6, while KL Rahul has been receiving a lot of attention from the coaches at the India nets
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 4:43pm -
  • Bravo's sacking 'travesty of justice' - Gonsalves
    St Vincent and Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has accused WICB president Dave Cameron for "dishonouring" the agreement that the players who abandoned the India tour in October would not be victimised
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 3:50pm -
  • Exciting times for fresh faces - Amla
    The possibility of a third debutant under Hashim Amla's captaincy lurks in Temba Bavuma and the captain believes he will have the same safety net the other pair had to settle in
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 1:23pm -
  • No Kohli-Dhawan spat - Dhoni
    MS Dhoni has sought to rubbish reports that there had been a spat between Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli on the fourth, and last, morning of the Gabba Test
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 11:13am -
  • Sammy included for South Africa ODIs
    Darren Sammy has been added to the West Indies squad for the five ODIs against South Africa
    - 2 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 9:39am -

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  • No hard feelings over coaching snub - Younis

    No hard feelings over coaching snub - Younis

    Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis insisted Wednesday he had no hard feelings about being overlooked as national coach and threw his weight behind Moin Khan...
    - 12 Feb 14, 10:01am -
  • BCCI chief to defy calls to quit over IPL scandal

    BCCI chief to defy calls to quit over IPL scandal

    New world cricket boss N...
    - 11 Feb 14, 8:46am -
  • Probe implicates BCCI chief's relative in IPL betting

    Probe implicates BCCI chief's relative in IPL betting

    A Supreme Court panel probing a match-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League said Monday the son-in-law of Indian cricket chief N...
    - 10 Feb 14, 8:47am -
  • New Zealand snare 40-run win over India

    New Zealand snare 40-run win over India

    Neil Wagner was the toast of New Zealand Sunday as they pulled off a dramatic 40-run win in the first Test against India at Eden Park...
    - 9 Feb 14, 7:02am -
  • Pakistan feel 'cheated' over ICC vote

    Pakistan feel 'cheated' over ICC vote

    Pakistan cricket chief Zaka Ashraf Saturday said he felt "cheated" after South Africa abandoned their opposition to controversial reforms of the sport's world body, allowing the proposals to be approved...
    - 8 Feb 14, 12:47pm -
  • Second Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Test drawn

    Second Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Test drawn

    Bangladesh and Sri Lanka's second and final Test ended in a draw in Chittagong on Saturday, giving the tourists a 1-0 series win...
    - 8 Feb 14, 10:17am -
  • ICC passes controversial revamp despite protests

    ICC passes controversial revamp despite protests

    Cricket's world body Saturday passed a wide-ranging and controversial shake-up of its governance and structure despite strident protests that it gives too much power to the "Big Three" of India, England and Australia...
    - 8 Feb 14, 9:32am -
  • India chase formidable target

    India chase formidable target

    New Zealand seized control of the first Test against India and then proceeded to let go in a frenetic third day Saturday which saw 17 wickets fall...
    - 8 Feb 14, 7:17am -
  • Kirsten rules himself out of England running

    Kirsten rules himself out of England running

    South African Gary Kirsten has said he does not want to be considered for the job of England team director because of personal reasons...
    - 7 Feb 14, 12:46pm -
  • Woolf slams 'money-motivated' power grab

    Woolf slams 'money-motivated' power grab

    Plans to give India, England and Australia greater power in running the International Cricket Council have been blasted as "entirely motivated by money" by the judge asked to review its governance...
    - 7 Feb 14, 5:31am -
  • Lee targets World T20 return

    Lee targets World T20 return

    Australia paceman Brett Lee is hoping to return from career-threatening elbow surgery in time for the World Twenty20 competition in April...
    - 4 Jan 10, 1:18pm -
  • Middlesex keen to sign Ntini

    Middlesex keen to sign Ntini

    Captain Shaun Udal has revealed that Middlesex are hopeful of being able to sign South Africa paceman Makhaya Ntini...
    - 4 Jan 10, 10:23am -
  • Anderson: Test evenly poised

    Anderson: Test evenly poised

    Seamer James Anderson claimed England could be reasonably proud of their efforts after the first day of the third Test against South Africa...
    - 4 Jan 10, 9:55am -
  • Kallis ensures England toil

    Kallis ensures England toil

    An unbeaten century from Jacques Kallis ensured that honours were even after the first day of the third Test between South Africa and England in Cape Town...
    - 3 Jan 10, 4:18pm -
  • Swann relishes second chance

    Swann relishes second chance

    England off-spinner Graeme Swann has spoken of his relief at having had to wait so long to make an impact on the international stage...
    - 3 Jan 10, 11:21am -
  • Nosworthy talks up Panesar

    Nosworthy talks up Panesar

    Highveld Lions coach Dave Nosworthy believes that left-arm spinner Monty Panesar is working his way back to an England recall in the near future...
    - 3 Jan 10, 11:20am -
  • Hussey keen on county stint

    Hussey keen on county stint

    Australia batsman Mike Hussey is keen on another stint in county cricket once his international career has come to an end...
    - 3 Jan 10, 11:20am -
  • Smith explains Ntini axe

    Smith explains Ntini axe

    South Africa captain Graeme Smith remains hopeful that veteran fast bowler Makhaya Ntini will regain top form, following a tough start to the series against England...
    - 3 Jan 10, 11:07am -
  • Collingwood backed to start

    Collingwood backed to start

    Paul Collingwood is expected to be fit to take his place in the England side for the third Test against South Africa...
    - 2 Jan 10, 1:36pm -
  • Proteas set to make changes

    Proteas set to make changes

    Coach Mickey Arthur has hinted at dramatic changes to the South Africa line-up ahead of the third Test against England...
    - 2 Jan 10, 11:07am -

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