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Maqsood, Alam stand tall as Pakistan win tense chase

Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam struck quick-fire fifties and combined in a record 147-run sixth wicket stand as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets with one ball remaining in the first one-day international at Hambantota on Saturday.

India warm-up for England ODIs with Middlesex win

Virat Kohli was back in the runs after a wretched Test series as India prepared for their upcoming one-day campaign against England with a 95-run win over Middlesex at Lord's on Friday.

Girlfriends a big no-no for Indian team manager

The debate of WAGs on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with Virat Kohli during the Test series in England.

De Kock leads South Africa to ODI series sweep vs Zimbabwe

Quinton de Kock's quick-fire 84 lead South Africa to a crushing 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe as they won the third one-day international by seven wickets on Thursday.

Ajmal to miss first 2 ODIs vs Sri Lanka for tests on action

Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.

South Africa bowls Zimbabwe out for 165

South Africa's second-string pace attack bowled struggling Zimbabwe out for 165 on Thursday in the third and final one-day international to see the Proteas close in on a series whitewash.

Stuart Broad sets September 4 date for knee surgery

England pacer Stuart Broad will undergo knee surgery on September 4 as he targets full fitness in time for the 2015 World Cup. Earlier, the ECB had confirmed that the 28-year-old had long-standing tendonitis problem.

To WAG or not to WAG: Sports’ struggle with the significant other

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not happy with the England debacle. In fact, they are so angry, that rumour has it they are coming out with the big gun – the dreaded chastity belt.

My role doesn't undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian team, newly appointed team director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of coach Duncan Fletcher.

Dhoni currently the only option for India's Test team

Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his Test captaincy role - if he has the desire to continue - due to a sheer lack of alternative options to take on the job after yet another calamitous overseas tour.

Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales

Having received his maiden call-upin the England ODI squad, hard-hitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player.

Fletcher sidelined as Shastri is ODI in-charge for Team India

Bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny have been given a break. The BCCI has decided to appoint B Arun and former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar as assistant coaches. Vote: What is affecting India's overseas Test performance?

BCCI on why Ravi Shastri has been asked to take the reins

The BCCI on Tuesday appointed former all-rounder Ravi Shastri as the director of the Indian team for the ODI series against England, sidelining head coach Duncan Fletcher. The Board explains the reasons behind the decision.

Team India coach Duncan Fletcher's exit looks a matter of time

The BCCI has finally wielded the axe on the coaching staff. The second innings capitulation at The Oval, in just 29 overs, was the last straw although the message was clear about Fletcher after the first morning at Old Trafford.

Pujara, Kohli drop in Test rankings

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 3-1 series defeat.
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