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Last Updated Tuesday March 20 2018 11:19 PM IST


Rabada's ban overturned, cleared to play third Test

Rabada had his punishment for brushing against the shoulder of Steven Smith in the second Test reduced from a fine of 50 per cent of his match fee and three demerit points, to 25 per cent and one demerit point.

DK delivers at last!

Karthik's sensational cameo against Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series has surely given him a second wind.

Shakib, Nurul let off with fines

The incident involving Shakib happened in the final over of the match when he came to the edge of the boundary and gestured at his batsmen to come off the field while remonstrating against an umpiring decision.

Bangladesh hope to break India jinx

While the second-string Indian team recorded a hat-trick of comfortable wins after their opening loss to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh reached the summit clash with a couple of dramatic wins over the hosts.

IPL unveils anthem for 2018 edition | Video

In a first, the BCCI and Star India have collaborated to create anthem for the campaign this year which puts spotlight on what the IPL stands for - pitting the best in T20 cricket against each other.

Warner to stay as Australian vice-captain

Footage of Warner being restrained by teammates in an off-field fracas with South Africa's Quinton de Kock on Sunday has been viewed dimly in Australia, and he could yet face ICC sanctions for his part in the ugly incident.

Harmanpreet Kaur joins Punjab police

The Punjab chief minister had offered the DSP post to Harmanpreet in July last year, following her scintillating performance in the Women's World Cup 2017.

Stokes back with a bang as England level series

Stokes only made his return to international cricket in the first match in Hamilton on Sunday after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub last September led to him being charged with affray and being stood down by selectors.

Fans now want Dravid as PM!

Dravid's selfless act of sacrificing Rs 25 lakh from the bonus he received after guiding the Indian U-19 team to the ICC World Cup triumph in New Zealand has been widely appreciated by the supporters of the game.

Australia clinch title, No. 1 spot in T20

Australia cruised to a 19-run victory in a rain-affected T20 tri-series final with New Zealand to claim the world No. 1 ranking in the shortest form of the game for the first time.

ICC rankings: Rare honor for Kohli

Kohli's purple patch with the bat saw him become only the second batsman after South Africa's AB de Villiers to attain the 900-point mark concurrently in both Tests and ODIs.

Lungi Ngidi too joins the Priya Varrier fan club

The South African pacer, who will be playing for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming Indian Premier League Season 11, took to Twitter on Valentine's Day to express her admiration for Priya.

Gavaskar slams Chahal for no-ball

India were in control of the rain-curtailed encounter when David Miller was clean bowled off a no-ball by Chahal. Miller, who was on seven then, went on to make a quickfire 39 as the hosts romped home by five wickets to make it 3-1.

Men in Blue break South Africa jinx

Virat Kohli's men created history by becoming the first Indian team to win a bilateral ODI series on South African soil with an emphatic 73-run win over the hosts in the fifth game at Port Elizabeth.

No-ball hurts India yet again in a big game

Miller, who was clean bowled by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal off a no-ball, made the most of the lucky break and stitched together a game-changing partnership along with Heinrich Klaasen in the fourth ODI.

Akram's tips for Shami, Bumrah to succeed in England

One of the greatest fast bowlers of all time and the best left-arm pacer to have played the game, Akram dissected the current Indian bowling attack, which he feels has gained in confidence unlike the teams of earlier era.

Ravi Shastri joins #PadManChallenge

Shastri, who currently in South Africa with the national team, also asked Indian skipper Virat Kohli and tennis star Leander Paes to join the social initiative.

Indian colts on top of the world

The Indians were easily the most consistent side in the competition, winning all their six matches by big margins to lift the ICC U-19 World Cup for a record fourth time.

BCCI announces cash reward for Indian colts

U-19 chief coach Rahul Dravid will get Rs 50 lakh while the victorious squad members will receive Rs 30 lakh each. The other members of the support staff, including fielding coach Abhya Sharma and bowling coach Paras Mhambrey will be richer by Rs 20 lakh.

Wishes pour in for triumphant Boys in Blue

Prime minister Narendra Modi, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and senior captain Virat Kohli were among millions who congratulated the Indian U-19 team on their World Cup-winning effort.

Rahane strong candidate for No.4 spot in WC: Kohli

The Indian captain said that the conditions in England meant one gets to play fast bowling throughout the innings and Rahane has the added experience of having batted at the crucial spot in the last World Cup.

Shubman Gill – the new Yuvi from Punjab

With an aggregate of 341 runs in the ongoing U-19 World Cup, the teenager has been the center of attention, even more than the highly-rated skipper Prithvi Shaw.

Pujara signs for Yorkshire ahead of England tour

The 30-year-old, who played for Yorkshire in 2015, will share overseas duties with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, giving the county three of the world's top six Test batsmen -- England captain Joe Root being the other -- in their ranks.

Terrific win, but too late for Team India

The series against South Africa was a closely-contested one and the result could well have been different had India fielded their best eleven from the opening Test.

MCG to host ICC World T20 finals in 2020

The women's World T20 will run from February 21 to March 8, 2020, while the men's tournament will be held from October 18 to November 15 later in the year in Australia.

IPL auction: rich haul for Sanju

The 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, who had a base price of Rs 1 crore, was bought for a whopping Rs 8 crore by Rajasthan Royals.

Proteas target clean sweep against India

A 3-0 series victory would not see South Africa take over from India at the top of the International Cricket Council's rankings, but would move them to within decimal points of doing so.

Virat Kohli fined for showing dissent

Kohli had complained to the umpire about the ball being affected by a damp outfield during the South African second innings, before throwing the ball into the ground in an aggressive manner.

Roy smashes 180 as England chase down 305

Opener Jason Roy notched up England's highest individual score in ODIs to guide his side to a comfortable five-wicket victory against Australia in the opening match.

Ashes: Australia move in for the kill

Australia were closing on an innings victory with England fighting a desperate rearguard on 93 for four at stumps on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes Test on Sunday, still 210 runs from forcing their hosts to bat again.

Ashes: Smith, Khawaja put Australia on top

Australia captain Steve Smith continued to be England's Ashes nemesis on Friday as he passed 6,000 Test runs in an unbeaten knock of 44 to help his team to 193 for two at close of play on the second day of the fifth Test.

ICC rates MCG pitch as poor

The track drew criticism from both competing teams after Australia scored 327 and 263/4 declared in their two innings while England scored 491 in their only innings.

A memorable year for Indian cricket

Both the men's and women's teams grabbed the headlines by playing a fearless brand of cricket and more importantly notching up wins in 2017.

Cook carries bat in record knock

Former captain Cook became the first England batsman in 20 years to carry his bat, with Mike Atherton (94 not out) the last to do so against New Zealand in Christchurch in 1997.

Ashes: Cook, Root make it England's day

Cook raised his 32nd Test ton with a pull shot to the fence in the final over before stumps, and strode off the ground unbeaten on 104, having pushed England to 192 for two on day two at a sweltering Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Australia's Starc, England's Overton to miss Boxing Day Test

Starc sustained a bruised heel during the win in Perth as Australia took an unassailable 3-0 lead over England to re-take the urn and will be replaced by reserve seamer Jackson Bird, who last played in the corresponding fixture last year.

BCCI appoints Saba Karim as general manager

The general manager's post has been lying vacant since the resignation of M V Sridhar in September over the issue of conflict of interest. Sridhar passed away on October 30.

Ruthless India eye clean sweep

Having won the series, the team management may decide to try out young guns like Basil Thampi, Washington Sundar and Deepak Hooda.

Ranji Trophy: Delhi storm into final

Pacers Navdeep Saini (4/35) and Kulwant Khejroliya (4/40) wrecked havoc in Bengal's second innings, sharing eight wickets between them to bundle the opposition out for a paltry 86.

Kings XI Punjab rope in Brad Hodge as head coach

The 42-year-old Hodge continues to feature as an active player and will be playing for Melbourne Renegades in the 2017-18 Big Bash League before joining the Punjab franchise as the head coach.

Rohit Sharma in exclusive club

Rohit, who slammed an unbeaten 208 against Sri Lanka, became the first player to score three double hundreds in One-Day Internationals.

Dharamsala ODI: Sri Lanka thrash India

Suranga Lakmal picked up 4/13 for the visitors as India were bowled out for 112. Sri Lanka chased down the target with nearly 30 overs to spare and ended their 12-match losing streak.

Ranji Trophy: Basil Thampi suffers freak injury

Basil, who received his maiden call-up to the Indian team for the forthcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka, was hit on his left knee by a throw from his new ball partner Sandeep Warrier on the second day of the quarterfinals.

Mumbai Indians part ways with Jonty Rhodes

According to a statement from the franchise, Rhodes wanted to spend more time on his personal business ventures after being with the Rohit Sharma-led side for nine seasons.

Ashes: Clinical Australia make it 2-0

Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc mopped up the tail to take five for 88, his eighth five-wicket haul in Tests, but Hazlewood will also share the plaudits after his early intervention.

Kotla Test: India move in for the kill

India were on the verge of equaling a world record ninth straight series win after reducing Sri Lanka to 31/3 at stumps on day four of the third and final Test. The visitors need a further 379 to level the series.

Ashes: Anderson, Root set up tense final day

England were 178 runs from a stunning comeback victory in the second Ashes Test after James Anderson grabbed five wickets and Joe Root steered the tourists to 176 for four at close of play on an extraordinary fourth day.

Kotla Test: Vijay, Kohli pile misery on Lanka

Opener Vijay and captain Kohli stroked fluent hundreds to steer a record-chasing India to 371 for four at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka.

India eye another demolition job

India's dominance has made the series a lopsided affair and the aspect which will be most interesting to observe is the opening combination that the home team would pick for the third and final Test.

Australia retain playing eleven for second Ashes Test

The hosts took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series with a 10-wicket victory at the Gabba where their dominance in the second innings gave the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins sufficient time to rest.

This is why Virat Kohli wants a pay hike

Though the Indian captain is easily the top-earning cricketer in the world, he is a distant third behind his Australian and England counterparts as far as annual match fee is concerned.

SC seeks BCCI response on Chaudhry threatening CFO

Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud sought the response after amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium produced an e-mail by the CFO to Vinod Rai -- head of the BCCI CoA.

It's time for real action as Ashes begins

The customary photo opportunity may have been the only chance to get a clear image from the entire day, with smoke and mirrors employed liberally by the captains during the pre-match media conferences.

Cheteshwar Pujara achieves rare feat

The in-form Saurashtra man became the third Indian cricketer, after head coach Ravi Shastri and M L Jaisimha to have batted on all five days of a Test match.

Kohli's support for Dhoni remarkable: Ganguly

A few former India cricketers, including VVS Laxman and Ajit Agarkar, recently raised questions about Dhoni's T20I future, creating quite a storm in the country's cricketing circles.

Kolkata Test: Lakmal leaves India reeling

The 30-year-old produced a scintillating display of seam bowling to claim three wickets without conceding a run in his six overs to reduce India to 17 for three before play was called off due to bad light.

Eden pitch to be sporting, says Ganguly

The former India captain was seen having a look at the track for a long time after India head coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and bowling coach Bharat Arun inspected the same.

BCCI rejects NADA demand of testing Indian players

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri made it clear that there is no requirement for NADA to test its cricketers since the board is not a National Sports Federation and its present anti-doping system is robust enough.

Agarkar faces the wrath of Dhoni fans

Ex-Indian medium-pacer Ajit Agarkar was trolled by Dhoni fans for his recent remarks that India needed to look beyond the wicketkeeper-batsman in T20 cricket.

Unfair to single out Dhoni, says Kohli

'If I fail as a batsman three times, no one is going to point fingers at me because I am not over 35,' said the Indian skipper in defense of his predecessor.

Sri Lanka drop Mendis, Silva for India Tests

Sri Lanka have dropped Kusal Mendis and Kaushal Silva from the squad for the three-Test series in India, while fit-again all-rounder Angelo Mathews has returned from injury.

Ranji Trophy: Sanju ton takes Kerala to 219

Sanju scored his eighth first class hundred and third in a row against J&K in as many games to take Kerala to a first innings total of 219. Parvez Rasool picked up 6/70 for the visitors.

Sijomon – new kid on the block

The left-arm spinner came up with a mach-winning 5/84 in only his second first class game to bowl Kerala to a 131-run win over Rajasthan in their Ranji Trophy game.

Ranji Trophy: Saxena strikes put Kerala on top

The off-spinner scalped all six wickets to fall as the visitors ended day two on 134/6 in reply to Kerala's first innings total of 335. Rajasthan need a further 52 to avoid the follow-on mark.

Sreesanth's life ban to stay: Kerala HC

The division bench of Chief Justice Navniti Prasad Singh ruled that the court cannot conduct a judicial review on the life ban imposed by the BCCI and hence upheld the appeal.

India hope to bounce back in decider

India, who dominated Australia in the preceding ODI series, won the rain-curtailed opening T20 comfortably before getting a rude shock in the second game.

Thiruvananthapuram ready for India-New Zealand T20

The last time Thiruvananthapuram hosted an international was when the Vivian Richards-led West Indies played the last of the seven ODI matches against India on January 25, 1988 at the University Stadium.

India beat Australia by 9 wickets in 1st T20

It was the seventh consecutive win for India in the shortest format having last lost to the Aussies, way back in 2012 in the ICC World T20. India lead the the three-match series 1-0.

Ranji Trophy: Kerala gain first innings lead

Kerala ended the day on 250/8, a lead of 48 runs. Saxena, who took 6/50 to shoot out Jharkhand for 202 in their first innings, was unbeaten on 47,while M.D. Nidheesh was giving him company on 7.

Ranji Trophy: Saxena six-for puts Kerala on top

Jharkhand, who elected to bat on winning the toss in the first-ever first class match at the Greenfield International Stadium at Kariavattom, found the going tough against Kerala's outstation professional.

India hope to finish series strongly

It won't be a surprise if Indian captain Kohli gives his reserves bowlers another game in the fifth and final ODI against Australia on Sunday.

India a cut above us in home conditions, says Finch

Australia's five-wicket defeat in Indore on Sunday saw them fall 3-0 behind in the five-match series. The defeat was their 11th in their last 13 ODIs away from home, while the other two matches were rain-affected no results.

Sehwag spoke foolishly: Ganguly

Sehwag had in a TV interview claimed that he did not become the head coach because of lack of "setting" (common slang for hobnobbing with decision-makers).

Anderson terms entering 500-club as surreal

The 35-year-old Lancastrian, who began the third and final Test against the West Indies on Thursday with 497 wickets, ripped Kraigg Brathwaite's middle stump out of the ground with a textbook inswinger to reach the landmark in style.

Beware of Bangla Tigers!

Bangladesh underlined their growing stature with a maiden Test win over Australia in a thriller.

Ottis Gibson named new SA head coach

Gibson was widely expected to replace Russell Domingo when the latter’s contract ends next month and has been handed the reins of the national side in all three formats through to the end of the 2019 ICC World Cup.

Lankan selection panel to quit after India series

The panel, led by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya, came under pressure after Sri Lanka were beaten 3-0 in the home Test series against India and it intensified when the tourists took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ongoing five-match ODI series.

Shakib on song as Bangladesh tame Australia

Shakib (5/85) celebrated his 50th Test appearance by scoring 84 in the first innings and finishing with a 10-wicket match haul as the hosts notched up a first-ever win over Australia in the longer version of the game.

Heady stuff by West Indies at Headingley

West Indies' spectacular win in the second Test against England, after the meek surrender in the opening match, is a shot in the arm for the game in the Caribbean.

Hope is Windies hero in incredible Test triumph

Hope and fellow Barbadian Kraigg Brathwaite reprised their first-innings heroics to inspire a side written off and dismissed as 'pathetic' after a crushing innings defeat in the first test at Edgbaston.

Warner, Smith keep Australia alive against Bangla

The duo forged a stubborn unbroken 81-run stand for the third wicket and hold the key to Australia's hopes of successfully completing the tricky 265-run chase as they ended the third day on 109 for two.

Men in Blue hope to wrap up series

Sri Lanka will be captained by Chamara Kapugedera in the absence of regular skipper Upul Tharanga who has been slapped a two-match suspension.

PCB issues show-cause notice to Umar Akmal

Akmal had on Wednesday accused Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur of verbally abusing him when the 27-year-old wanted to use the facilities at the National Cricket Academy.

BCCI bigwigs' expenditures raise eyebrows

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary's expenses touched a whopping Rs 1.56 crore and Rs 1.71 crore respectively in the financial year 2015-16, 2016-17 and in three months from April this year.

India hope to complete whitewash

Virat Kohli and his men are aiming to become the first Indian team to complete a clean sweep in a three-match overseas Test series.

Sreesanth's comeback: KCA writes to BCCI

'The KCA would also like to support Sreesanth and provide an opportunity to train/practice in the preparatory camps and selection trials, subject to clearance from the BCCI,' the state's cricket body said.

England's Anderson presses home advantage

Anderson's 4-33, ably supported by fellow seamer Stuart Broad, reduced South Africa to 220-9 at the close and gives England, who lead 2-1, a great chance of securing their first home series win over the Proteas since 1998.

Honors even after a sea-saw opening day

England ended the first day of the fourth and final Test against South Africa on 260 for six with the late loss of Ben Stokes giving heart to the tourists.

Mithali Raj gets BMW car as gift

Telangana Badminton Association vice-president V. Chamundeswarinath gifted the high-end car to Mithali for becoming the highest run-getter in the women's ODIs.

Galle Test: Kohli, Mukund pile on the misery

The world's top-ranked Test team shot out their depleted hosts for 291 to take a 309-run first innings lead and were 189/3 after third day's play at the Galle International Stadium.

Galle Test: India tighten grip on Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka were reeling on 154 for five at stumps on day two, still 446 behind and facing the unenviable task of saving the match with 10 batsmen following Asela Gunaratne's series-ending thumb injury.

Hail Mithali & Co.

A title triumph would have been the icing on the cake, but the Indian women can return with their heads held high after a memorable World Cup campaign.

Indian batsmen shine as match ends in draw

Besides captain Virat Kohli and opener Lokesh Rahul (54), who scored half-centuries, Ajinkya Rahane (40), Rohit Sharma (38) and Shikhar Dhawan (41) too got starts before retiring out as India declared their innings at 312/9.

West Indian stars set for return as payment dispute eases

Cricket West Indies showed it was willing to welcome back top players when it cleared Darren Bravo to play in all forms of cricket after the batsman apologized to the board and its president, Dave Cameron, for a Twitter outburst.

King of chase Kohli goes past Sachin

Kohli is in a class of his own when it comes to chasing as he has taken just 102 innings to reach his 18 centuries, while Tendulkar took 232 innings to score 17 tons.

Has Dhoni the wine gone sour?

A player of Dhoni's caliber falling short against a second string West Indies bowling attack is yet another pointer that his ability to close out the games is on the wane.

Dravid, ever the man for Indian cricket

By deciding to distance himself from the IPL and continue as the national Under-19 and 'A' team coach, Dravid is making a silent statement that for him the future of Indian cricket is precious.

High-flying Indian eves take on Pakistan

India made a dream start to their World Cup campaign by stunning hosts England by 35 runs before trouncing the West Indies by seven wickets in their next encounter.

Malinga gets suspended ban for media comments

The 33-year-old's sanction will be suspended for six months and he would also lose 50 percent of his match from the next One-Day International he plays in case of a similar breach.

Sri Lanka coach Ford steps down

The 56-year-old led the team to memorable Test and Twenty20 series wins over Australia, but Sri Lanka's performance this year has been inconsistent.

Rain washes out third West Indies-Afghanistan ODI

After a two-hour delay on Wednesday, Afghanistan won the toss for the decisive third match and elected to bat but the rain returned before a single delivery could be bowled. The series was drawn 1-1.

Team India coach: Kumble could get an extension

With majority of the senior members, including acting BCCI president C.K. Khanna and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla against the hasty removal of Kumble, the chances of the spin legend getting an extension has increased manifold.