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India keen to keep Cook down

NOTTINGHAM: India are determined England captain Alastair Cook remains on the defensive in the first Test at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge starting today. Cook, upon whose leadership officials have staked plenty…

England all out to stem losing tide against India

LONDON: England aim to avoid a third consecutive series defeat and ease the pressure on captain Alastair Cook when they host India in a fivetest series for the first time…

Amla inspires South Africa to big victory in first ODI

COLOMBO: Opener Hashim Amla smashed 109 and Ryan McLaren took two wickets in three balls as South Africa thrashed Sri Lanka by 75 runs in their first one-dayer yesterday.    Amla,…

Petrofac wins Al-Rashed Cup

KUWAIT: Petrofac cricket team registered an exciting victory over Safety Plus by winning the Al-Rashed Cricket trophy by 10 runs at KOC’s Ahmadi cricket ground. Petrofac batted first and scored…

Vincent handed life ban after fixing confession

WELLINGTON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a life ban on disgraced former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent yesterday, just hours after the player admitted he was a…

Sri Lanka win England series

LEEDS: Sri Lanka beat England by 100 runs, with just one ball to spare, to win the second Test at Headingley yesterday and so take the two-match series 1-0. There…

Prasad stuns England in second Test

LEEDS:  Dhammika Prasad’s dramatic four-wicket burst following a hundred from skipper Angelo Mathews left Sri Lanka on the brink of victory in the second Test against England at Headingley yesterday.…

Jayawardene stands firm after Ali double

LEEDS: Mahela Jayawardene steered Sri Lanka to a lead of more than a hundred runs in the second Test at Headingley after Moeen Ali proved an unlikely bowling hero for…

India win Bangladesh series

DHAKA: Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan grabbed three quick wickets before the third and final one-day international against India was called off due to persistent rain. Shakib, 27, unravelled India’s…

Ashraful gets fixing ban

DHAKA:Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful and ex-New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent were handed lengthy bans from all forms of cricket yesterday for their roles in a Twenty20 match-fixing scandal. A…

India ride on Binny’s heroics to beat Bangladesh

DHAKA: Paceman Stuart Binny grabbed a record six wickets for just four runs as India thrashed Bangladesh by 47 runs in a low-scoring second one-day international in Dhaka yesterday. Binny,…

India beat Bangladesh

DHAKA: India defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in the rain-curtailed first one-day international in Dhaka yesterday powered by confident fifties from openers Ajinkya Rahane and Robin Uthappa. The visitors reached…