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HindustanTimes Tue,29 Jul 2014

Cricket

Indian batsmen face daunting task in Southampton Test

India finished the second day of the third Test in Southampton at 25 for the loss of one wicket after England declared their first innings at 569 for seven. Shikhar Dhawan was the only Indian wicket to fall, with James Anderson dismissing him for 6.

South Africa secure draw to win series 1-0, reclaim top Test ranking

South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket's Test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0.

Injuries raise questions on Ishant Sharma's longevity

So sharp and incisive less than a week ago, India's bowlers were unrecognisable in how they turned up at Southampton. The impact of losing the leader of the pack was there for all to see.

Jadeja raised bat at Anderson - Stokes, Prior told hearing

The Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson case is gaining heat ahead of the England fast bowler's hearing on Friday for allegedly pushing the India player.

ICC investigates England cricketer Moeen Ali's Gaza wristbands

England cricketer Moeen Ali risked disciplinary action after the International Cricket Council said they were 'investigating' his decision to wear wristbands in support of Gaza during the third Test match against India in Southampton on Monday.

Alastair Cook delighted to be back in striking form

England captain Alastair Cook was a relieved man after finally striking form to end a prolonged lean run even though he was disappointed not to get a hundred on the opening day of the third Test against India in Southampton.

Ishant Sharma's dodgy ankle leaves India depleted

India were pushed on the backfoot before the third Test at Southampton got underway on Sunday when Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the game because of a niggle on his left ankle.

England in control on first day of Southampton Test

Skipper Alastair Cook marked his return to form with a dogged 95 while Gary Ballance hit his second successive century as England reached a comfortable 247 for two against India on the opening day of the third Test in Southampton.

Cook is still captain because of ECB politics: Pietersen

Alastair Cook has managed to hold onto England captaincy solely because of 'politics', says batsman Pietersen and insists that the disaster which the skipper is enduring in the series against India is something that he would not wish even for his worst enemy.

Dhoni slams 'hurtful' Jadeja fine over Anderson incident

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has criticised the 'hurtful' decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja, saying the all-rounder had been the innocent party in an incident involving England's James Anderson.

All eyes on Ishant as India aim to dish out more chin music

In Friday's nets, lanky India pacer Ishant Sharma was testing out his new-found confidence as a bowler with a lethal bouncer on his teammates.

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.

Jadeja fined 50% match fee for spat with Anderson

Ravindra Jadeja has been fined half his match fee for his involvement in an altercation with England pace bowler James Anderson during the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge, the ICC announced on Friday.

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.

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.
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