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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014

Cricket News

BCCI fumes at fine imposed on Jadeja, hints at appealing

A livid BCCI on Friday made it clear that it was not satisfied with the verdict of imposing a fine on Ravindra Jadeja for his on-field spat with England pacer James Anderson and said it reserved its right to appeal against the sentence.

BCCI fumes as Jadeja is docked 50% match fee for Trent Bridge spat

Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC code of conduct and has been fined 50% of the match fee for a spat with England's James Anderson on the second day of the Trent Bridge Test, according to an ICC media release.

India was toughest period of my captaincy: Clarke

Australian skipper Michael Clarke does not regret the infamous 'Homework-gate' scandal in India last year but does admit that the tour was the toughest period of his captaincy.

Jayawardene, Dickwella take Sri Lanka to 395-6

The retiring Mahela Jayawardene hit a solid 165 in one of his last few Test innings to give Sri Lanka the edge on the second day of the second match against South Africa on Friday.

Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma ready for action

It's a long tour and India's first five-Test series since 2002. At some point, they will face form and fitness issues. To be ready for any such eventuality, an 18-member squad has been sent to England.

ICC rejects 2018 offer, cricket stays out of Commonwealth Games

Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event.

Of masters’ tales and view from the window

Rose Bowl is the headquarters of the Hampshire county team. Its most famous captain was Shane Warne. The stand named after him towers over the bowl shaped ground.

Indian pacers answer call, pin down England’s lions in their den

The Lord’s wicket was prepared keeping in mind the home team’s strength. It was the India bowlers who made better use of the green carpet. Ishant wreaked havoc with an 80-over-old ball.

BCCI uses Ahmedabad Test row to educate upcoming players

India’s controversial decision not to enforce the follow-on in the 1999 Ahmedabad Test against New Zealand is among the big mysteries in Indian cricket. It is being used as educational reference.

Tendulkar says he predicted a India win at Lord's

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that he had predicted a India win in the just-concluded second cricket Test against England after witnessing the opening day's proceedings at the historic Lord's.

Winning the Lord’s Test, and happily failing the Tebbit Test

It is nearly 25 years since the veteran Tory politician Norman Tebbit proposed what has come to be known as the ‘Tebbit Cricket Test’ for immigrants of south Asian origin: which side do they cheer when their country of origin plays against England?

It was not easy to convince Ishant to bowl short, says Dhoni

Ishant Sharma employed the short ball to telling effect. All five of his wickets on the fifth afternoon were off the short ball. It was a master plan by Dhoni and executed to perfection by Sharma.

Ishant's 7 for 74 -A spell that was worth the wait

Powered by Ishant Sharma’s career-best haul of seven for 74, India bowled out the home team for 223 to register a 95-run win.

Action correction helped Ishant get back into form: Coach

Ishant Sharma's childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced in recent times was "justified" and is also proud that his favourite ward has answered back in the best possible way by winning an overseas Test match for India.

It was a memorable win, we learnt from 2011 tour, says Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday termed the 95-run win over England, their first Test victory at the historic Lord's in nearly three decades, a "memorable" one and said the visitors had learnt from their disastrous 2011 tour.
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