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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

Cricket

McGrath blames 'horrendous' fielding, batting for India's failure

Aussie legend McGrath blamed 'horrendous' fielding and batting for India's 3-1 defeat during their England tour and said 'a lot has to change' between now and when India visit Australia for them to stand a chance.

Fletcher's role, Dhoni's captaincy questioned

India's beleaguered cricketers have come under sharp criticism from former players who called for coach Fletcher's immediate ouster while questioning MS Dhoni's captaincy in the Tests against England. Vote: Who should replace Dhoni as captain?

Questioned over quitting captaincy, Dhoni says 'wait and watch'

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday gave an open-ended reply to a query if he is ready to quit captaincy after another Test debacle on foreign soil having lost the current series 1-3 to England. Vote: Should MSD stay on as capt?

Will the next Team India captain please stand up?

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's fortunes are in the doldrums after another series defeat away from home. The Indian team put up an embarrassing show in the last three Tests to be crushed 3-1 by hosts England. Vote: Yet another Test defeat abroad: is it time for MS Dhoni to be replaced as captain?

Cricket's travel sickness: Team India not the only one plagued

'Tigers at home, pussycats abroad', has long been a charge levelled against India's cricketers. It is one that will be repeated after their 3-1 defeat against England in a five-match Test series. Read: Will the next Team India captain please stand up?

5th Test: England rout India at The Oval to seal emphatic series win

England inflicted yet another humiliating defeat upon India as they won the fifth and final Test at The Oval in London by an innings and 244 runs on Sunday to complete a 3-1 series win.

India's batting simply not good enough in this series: Dhoni

India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match Test series against England 3-1 on Sunday.

Sri Lanka's Herath wrecks Pakistan again in Colombo Test

Sri Lanka stepped closer to giving former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell after Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan once more in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday.

Mahela Jayawardene scores 54 in last Test innings

Sri Lankan cricket legend Mahela Jayawardene scored a fine 54 runs in what was his last Test knock at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Sunday.

Joe Root piles on runs as hosts take huge lead

Joe Root led the way as England ended the second day at 385 for seven - a lead of 237 runs - in the fifth and final Test at the Oval on Saturday, in reply to India's first innings score of 148.

India women down England in one-off Test at Wormsley

India captain Mithali Raj ensured her side's return to Test cricket after an eight-year absence ended triumphantly as they beat England by six wickets in a one-off encounter on Saturday.

Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka on top in Test vs Pakistan

Mahela Jayawardene scored an unbeaten 49 in his last Test innings as Sri Lanka took charge of the second and final match against Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday.

'Nothing wrong with pitch, England were simply superb'

There were no demons in the pitch but it was simply England's improved bowling that took the fizz out of the Indian batting, says visiting fielding coach Trevor Penney.

Indians collapse yet again, hosts England in command at The Oval

England were 62 for no loss at stumps after India suffered another batting collapse to be bundled out for 148 on the opening day of the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Friday.

Pakistan crumble in Colombo Test against five-wicket Herath

Test cricket's top-ranked spinner Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan's top order on way to surpassing the 250-wicket mark to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Friday.
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