Cricket News

  • Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli
    Aug 01, 2015 20:00 IST

    Dravid backs Kohli's aggressive style ahead of Lanka tour

    Rahul Dravid expects Virat Kohli to to deliver in his first full series as Test captain when the Indian cricket team leaves for Sri Lanka. Dravid also backed the star batsman to continue playing in his "aggressive" style.

  • Ian Bell Ashes third Test 2015
    Jul 31, 2015 21:31 IST

    Bell takes England to victory, hosts take 2-1 Ashes lead

    Ian Bell guided England to an eight-wicket victory over Australia in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Friday to put the hosts 2-1 up in the series with two matches to play.

  • Virat Kohli
    Jul 31, 2015 20:22 IST

    Kohli gets his batting practice, but Australia A sniff win

    India A's top-order faltered again to reach 267 for six at the end of third day's play against Australia A in the second unofficial 'Test' on Friday. Opener Abhinav Mukund (59), Shreyas Iyer (49) and Virat Kohli (45) were a few notable performers in the second innings of the four-day game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

  • Ravichandran Ashwin
    Jul 31, 2015 18:11 IST

    Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin receives Arjuna Award

    India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on Friday presented the Arjuna Award, which was conferred on him last year, by the sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi.

  • Baba Aparajith
    Jul 30, 2015 21:07 IST

    Bancroft puts Australia A in driver's seat against India A

    Riding on a brilliant and patient 150 from opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, Australia A ended the second day's play at 329/9 to take a 194-run first innings lead over India A in the second and last four-day cricket match being played at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Thursday.

  • Jul 30, 2015 20:29 IST

    Dale Steyn joins 400 club as Bangladesh reach 246-8

    Dale Steyn became the second South African bowler to join the 400 club as his team took five wickets in the final session to reduce Bangladesh to 246 for eight on the first day of the second test in Mirpur on Thursday.

  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, left, and IPL COO Sundar Raman, standing
    Jul 30, 2015 17:50 IST

    BCCI awards title sponsorship rights for matches to Paytm

    One97 Communications, owners of Paytm, were on Thursday awarded the title sponsorship rights for India's international home cricket matches for a period of four years with a winning bid of Rs 2.42 crore per match.

  • Jul 29, 2015 19:38 IST

    Kohli, Pujara fail as Australia A bowl out India A for 135

    The first day of the second and final four-day first class cricket match against Australia A turned out to be dismal for India A, who were bowled out for 135 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. At stumps, Australia A were batting at 43 for no loss with openers Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja unbeaten on 24 and 13.

  • Haroon Lorgat
    Jul 29, 2015 16:37 IST

    No more differences with BCCI: Cricket South Africa's Lorgat

    While South Africa gear up for their longest ever tour to India that will stretch to two-and-a-half months, they are also banking on India’s return series that should be held in early 2018. A full series in the African country is finally on the anvil as relations between the two boards seem to be getting better.

  • Former India cricketer S Sreesanth
    Jul 25, 2015 18:17 IST

    After fixing acquittal, Sreesanth keen to play for India again

    After being cleared of all charges of spot fixing by a Delhi court on Saturday, former India pacer S Sreesanth and two others, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan found it tough to control their emotions and said they were desperate to make a comeback to the game after two years of ignominy.

  • Dale Steyn
    Jul 25, 2015 16:31 IST

    South Africa's Dale Steyn plays football with Bangladeshi kids

    Although the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a draw after rain washed out play on Friday and Saturday, Proteas pacer Dale Steyn made the most of the incessant downpour, joining some locals outside his hotel in Chittagong for a game of football.

  • Pragyan Ojha
    Jul 24, 2015 18:26 IST

    Ojha five-for gives India A 154-run lead over Australia A

    Bowling with a remodelled action, Pragyan Ojha picked up an impressive five-wicket haul as India A bowled out Australia A for 268 before extending their lead to 154 runs by the end of the third day's play in the first unofficial cricket Test, in Chennai on Friday.

  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, left, and IPL COO Sundar Raman, standing
    Jul 24, 2015 12:15 IST

    Sundar Raman not guilty, can stay as IPL COO: BCCI secretary Thakur

    BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur defended Sundar Raman continuing as the Indian Premier League Chief Operating Officer (COO) on Thursday. "There is no verdict against him. There is an inquiry going on. See, when we took over, there was an inquiry against these two teams (CSK and RR) as well," Thakur said.

  • Axar Patel
    Jul 23, 2015 20:10 IST

    Axar Patel predictable, not Test material: Sunil Gavaskar

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said young left-arm spinner Axar Patel was not Test cricket material, and was at best "a roller of the ball" who was very much predictable.

  • Ahmed Shehzad
    Jul 22, 2015 23:19 IST

    Ahmed Shehzad leads Pakistan to series win over Sri Lanka

    Ahmed Shehzad smashed 95 off 90 balls as Pakistan thrashed below-par Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth one-day match in Colombo on Wednesday to clinch the five-match series.