Cricket

  • 2nd Test: India roar to 317-run win vs England, level series 1-1
    Chennai, February 16 (IANS):  Debutant left-arm spinner Axar Patel's five-wicket haul in England's second innings -- coupled with Ravichandran Ashwin's all-round performance -- made India's job easy as they registered a commanding 317-run win in the second Test on Tuesday, and level the four-match series 1-1. The win takes India to the second spot on the World Test Championship points table. India need one more win in this series to seal a spot in the final that
  • Nagaland beat Sikkim by 100 runs
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 15 (MExN): Nagaland defeated Sikkim by 100 runs at the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy on January 15.  Sikkim won the toss and put Nagaland in to bat. Nagaland managed to set a target of 177 runs losing 4 wickets in 20 overs.  Captain Jonathan Rongsen was their highest scorer with 56 runs, followed by SS Mundhe with 54 runs and Stuart Binny with 30 runs. Hokaito Zhimomi and Chetan Bist also made contributions with 21 and 13 runs respectively. 
  • Floyd Reifer appointed West Indies U19 head coach
    St John's (Antigua), January 15 (IANS): Floyd Reifer was on Friday named as the new head coach of the West Indies Under-19 team. Reifer, who played six Tests, eight ODIs and one T20I for West Indies, will lead the development of the squad as they prepare for the U19 Cricket World Cup to be played in the Caribbean in early 2022. "It is great to be coaching the young players of the West Indies and trying to guide them as we prepare for the World Cup at home. I am excited to h
  • Brisbane Test on, haven't heard anything 'formal' from BCCI: Cricket Australia
    Sydney, January 4 (IANS): Cricket Australia on Monday clarified that they haven't heard anything "formal" from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about Team India's unwillingness about playing the fourth Test of the ongoing series in Brisbane. Reports have emerged about Team India's reluctance to play the final Test, currently scheduled for January 15-19 at the Gabba, due to harsher bio-security protocols. "We've had nothing formal fro
  • 2nd Test: Williamson, Nicholls put NZ in command against Pak
    Christchurch, January 4 (IANS): New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Monday continued with his dream run with the bat as he scored yet another century to put the hosts in a commanding position in the ongoing second Test against Pakistan at the Hagley Oval. On Day Two of the Test match, Williamson batted in his classic fashion to ease to his 24th Test century -- and first at Hagley Oval. And, along with Henry Nicholls, the number one ranked Test batsman turned a precarious position
  • Aus vs Ind: SCG crowd capacity limited to 25 % for 3rd Test
    Sydney, January 4 (IANS): Crowd capacity at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the third Test between Australia and India will initially be limited to 25 per cent of the ground's 38,000 cricket capacity -- approximately 9,500 people -- on the advice of the New South Wales Government, Cricket Australia informed on Monday. "Acting on the advice of the NSW Government, Cricket Australia and Venues NSW are working together to ensure the safety of patrons attending the Vodafone Pink T
  • IPL thriller: Punjab beat Mumbai after two Super Overs
    Dubai, October 19 (IANS/GloFans): In a most dramatic contest, comprising two Super Over deciders, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) held their nerve to eke out a heart-stopping win over reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) to most deservingly win two points and stay in the race for the IPL playoffs. After the scores were levelled at the end of the regulation two innings of 20 overs each, the contest slipped into a Super Over. However, this decider, too, ended in a tie, and it took another Su
  • IPL 2020 Opener: CSK beat MI by five wickets  
     Abu Dhabi, September 19 (PTI): Ambati Rayudu smashed a 48-ball 71 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive five-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 13th IPL here on Saturday. Chasing 163 to win, Rayudu blasted six fours and three sixes in his blitering innings, while Faf du Plessis cracked 58 off 44 balls as CSK romped home with four balls to spare. Earlier, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging 162 for nine after Chennai Supe
  • Marauding Maxwell breaks new ground after mental health battle
    MELBOURNE, September 17 (Reuters): Less than a year after withdrawing from cricket to tackle mental health issues, master blaster Glenn Maxwell has reached a higher plain in the one-day format while helping Australia turn the tables on world champions England. Maxwell's 108 in a brilliant 212-run partnership with Alex Carey drove Australia to a three-wicket win in Manchester on Wednesday and a 2-1 series victory. While Australia avenged their 5-0 humiliation in England t
  • England's bio-secure bubbles a blueprint for others, says Morgan
    (Reuters): The England and Wales Cricket Board's successful completion of their summer schedule inside bio-secure 'bubbles' is a blueprint for other countries to stage matches amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one-day international (ODI) skipper Eoin Morgan said. England returned to action following the COVID-19 stoppage in July with three tests against the West Indies in bio-secure venues at Southampton and Manchester before matches across all three formats against Irela
  • Lazy' criticism result of racial stereotypes, says Khawaja
    SYDNEY, September 16 (Reuters): Australia batsman Usman Khawaja believes criticism of him as a "lazy" player is rooted in racial stereotypes and thinks cricket needs to do more to attract players from more ethnically diverse backgrounds. The lefthanded batsman, who was born in Pakistan and moved to Sydney as a young child, was the first Muslim to play for Australia when he made his test debut in the final match of the 2010-2011 Ashes series. "I always had that
  • Australia ease to victory over England in first ODI
    MANCHESTER, England, September 12 (Reuters): A century stand between Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell and four wickets for spinner Adam Zampa helped Australia down world champions England by 19 runs in the opening clash of the three-match ODI series at Old Trafford on Friday. Australia recovered from a shaky start to score 294 for nine in their 50 overs and while Sam Billings struck an impressive maiden ODI century, the hosts were always behind the game. "It was nice to
  • England storm back to beat Australia in T20 thriller
    (Reuters): England produced a brilliant comeback to beat Australia by two runs on the final ball of their first T20 international in Southampton on Friday after the visitors looked to be cruising to victory in their first competitive match for six months. Seemingly in control while chasing England's 162-7, Australia were pegged back as they lost quick wickets and were left needing 15 off Tom Curran's final over. Marcus Stoinis missed the first ball, smashed a massive
  • England's Anderson gets milestone 600th wicket but third test drawn
    SOUTHAMPTON, August 26 (Reuters): James Anderson became the first seam bowler to take 600 test wickets but England had to settle for a draw against Pakistan after a rain-hit final day of the third test at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday. The tourists reached 187 for four in their second innings at the close, batting for 27.1 overs on the short final day, still 123 runs short of England’s massive 583 for eight declared. Anderson’s milestone had looked under threat after
  • Rain washes out morning session in second test
    SOUTHAMPTON, England, August 17 (Reuters): There was no play in the morning session on day five of the second test between England and Pakistan at the Rose Bowl on Monday as the game headed towards an inevitable draw. Only 96.2 overs have been possible in the test, with Pakistan bowled out for 236 after winning the toss and electing to bat. The home side are seven for one in their reply with Dom Sibley (2 not out) and Zak Crawley (5 not out) to bat if play is possible, with
  • Burns falls early as rain rules in second test v Pakistan
    SOUTHAMPTON, England, August 16 (Reuters): Pakistan claimed the wicket of opener Rory Burns for a duck on Sunday to leave England seven for one in their first innings at lunch on day four as rain once again interrupted the second test at the Rose Bowl that is meandering towards a tame draw. England had earlier bowled out the tourists for 236, with top scorer Mohammad Rizwan (72) being the last Pakistani batsman to be dismissed on a day when a little over an hour of play was pos
  • Dhoni arguably greatest white-ball captain, say Vaughan and Hussain
    NEW DELHI, August 16 (Reuters): Mahendra Singh Dhoni is arguably the greatest white-ball skipper in the history of the game, former England captains Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain said in a tribute to the Indian who quit international cricket on Saturday. Known for his unflappable demeanour, 'Captain Cool' Dhoni led India to World Cup titles in 2007 (Twenty20) and 2011 (ODI), besides overseeing their 2013 Champions Trophy triumph. India also became the top-ranked
  • Cricket: Curran backs Anderson to reach 600 test wickets
    SOUTHAMPTON, England, August 14 (Reuters): England’s Sam Curran says he was shocked at the criticism levelled at veteran seamer James Anderson following the three-wicket victory over Pakistan in last week's first test in Manchester. Anderson looked to be England’s most threatening bowler on the first day of the second test in Southampton on Thursday as he used the overhead conditions perfectly to return figures of 2-35 in 15 overs and help restrict the tour
  • Cricket: Woakes and Buttler propel England to unlikely win over Pakistan
    MANCHESTER, England, August 9 (Reuters): A magnificent partnership between Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler helped propel England to an unlikely three-wicket victory over Pakistan in a topsy-turvy first test at Old Trafford on Saturday. Woakes joined Buttler at the crease with England having slumped to 117-5 in their pursuit of a daunting 277 on a bowler-friendly pitch. But they launched a superb counter-attack to turn the tide with a sixth-wicket stand worth 139 runs. Buttler w
  • Cricket: New Zealand, Australia accept World Cup decisions
    WELLINGTON, August 8 (Reuters): New Zealand said on Saturday it could have probably hosted the women's Cricket World Cup next year but supported the decision of the International Cricket Council to postpone the event for a year. Cricket Australia have also downplayed any suggestions they were annoyed at having the hosting rights of this year's postponed men's Twenty20 World Cup pushed back to 2022, allowing the powerful Indian board to retain the 2021 tournament.