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Ashes captains continue war of words on series eve

Posted by on 22/11/2017
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Ashes captains continue war of words on series eve

Ashes captains continue war of words on series eve

Injuries cloud Australia’s preparations   BRISBANE: The war of words that has added spice to the lead-up to cricket’s oldest enduring Test series will give way to genuine hostilities today when bitter Ashes rivals Australia and England march out in front of a packed crowd at the Gabba. A temporary ceasefire was called yesterday as […]

Kohli hits 50th century as Sri Lanka cling on for draw

Posted by on 20/11/2017
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Kohli hits 50th century as Sri Lanka cling on for draw

Kohli hits 50th century as Sri Lanka cling on for draw

Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes four wickets KOLKATA: Skipper Virat Kohli scored his 50th international century yesterday as India gave Sri Lanka a major scare before the first Test ended in a nerve-racking draw. Sri Lanka were reduced to 75-7 — with paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking four wickets-as they chased 231 for victory. Under intense pressure, […]

India ride Rahul-Dhawan stand to surge ahead

Posted by on 19/11/2017
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India ride Rahul-Dhawan stand to surge ahead

India ride Rahul-Dhawan stand to surge ahead

KOLKATA: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul featured in a rollicking 166-run stand to help India erase the 122-run lead they had conceded to Sri Lanka on the penultimate day of the opening Test yesterday. Dhawan threw away his wicket at 94, but Rahul was unbeaten on 73 when bad light stopped play with the […]

S Lanka reaches 165-4 in first Test to trail India by 7 runs

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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S Lanka reaches 165-4 in first Test to trail India by 7 runs

S Lanka reaches 165-4 in first Test to trail India by 7 runs

KOLKATA: Sri Lanka reached 165-4 in its first innings to trail India by only seven runs at stumps yesterday on Day 3 of the first Test at Eden Gardens. Bad light forced an early end just after 4 pm local time with 24.2 overs remaining. Dinesh Chandimal was unbeaten on 13, while Niroshan Dickwella was […]

Sri Lanka’s Lakmal rattles India on rain-hit day

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Sri Lanka’s Lakmal rattles India on rain-hit day

Sri Lanka’s Lakmal rattles India on rain-hit day

Kohli, out for a rare duck in his glowing career KOLKATA: Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal jolted India with three wickets, including skipper Virat Kohli, to leave them reeling at 17-3 on a rain-hit opening day of the first Test yesterday. Lakmal claimed Lokesh Rahul with the first ball of the match at Kolkata’s Eden […]

India clinch rain-hit thriller

Posted by on 07/11/2017
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India clinch rain-hit thriller

India clinch rain-hit thriller

Wins T20 three-match series against New Zealand THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India pipped New Zealand by six runs in a rain-truncated Twenty20 thriller to win the three-match series 2-1 in Thiruvananthapuram yesterday. Put into bat after steady rain had reduced the third and final match to an eight-over shootout, hosts India posted 67-5 at the Greenfield International Stadium. […]

Blistering Munro ton helps NZ to level series

Posted by on 04/11/2017
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Blistering Munro ton helps NZ to level series

Blistering Munro ton helps NZ to level series

RAJKOT: Opener Colin Munro smashed a career-best 109 not out to help secure New Zealand’s series-levelling 40-run victory in the second Twenty20 International against India yesterday. Munro smacked seven sixes and as many boundaries in his 58-ball blitz to help New Zealand post a commanding 196-2 in a match they needed to win to stay […]

Sharma, Dhawan gift India first T20 win against Kiwis

Posted by on 01/11/2017
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Sharma, Dhawan gift India first T20 win against Kiwis

Sharma, Dhawan gift India first T20 win against Kiwis

NEW DELHI: A record opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a 53-run win over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international in New Delhi yesterday. The pair put on 158 runs – India’s best for any wicket – to take the hosts to 202-3 and then restricted the Kiwis to […]

India pip N Zealand in Kanpur thriller to clinch series

Posted by on 29/10/2017
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India pip N Zealand in Kanpur thriller to clinch series

India pip N Zealand in Kanpur thriller to clinch series

KANPUR: India registered a 2-1 series victory against New Zealand after Jasprit Bumrah’s tidy final over secured the hosts’ six-run win in the third and final one-day international yesterday. New Zealand needed 15 runs off the final over to chase down a 338-run victory target but a nerveless Bumrah conceded only seven while picking up […]

Pakistan mark S Lanka return with T20 win

Posted by on 29/10/2017
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Pakistan mark S Lanka return with T20 win

Pakistan mark S Lanka return with T20 win

LAHORE: Pakistan marked the return of Sri Lanka with a 3-0 Twenty20 series whitewash yesterday, as officials hoped it will help reestablish the country’s reputation for hosting international cricket. The third and final Twenty20 match, which Pakistan comfortably won by 36 runs at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, was Sri Lanka’s first since their team bus […]

Masseuse cried after Gayle ‘exposed himself’

Posted by on 25/10/2017
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Masseuse cried after Gayle ‘exposed himself’

Masseuse cried after Gayle ‘exposed himself’

SYDNEY: A massage therapist said she “cried uncontrollably” after star West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle allegedly exposed himself to her, telling a Sydney court yesterday it left her “very upset”. Gayle is suing Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times over a series of stories in January last year […]

India thrash Kiwis by 6-wkts amid ODI pitch-tampering storm

Posted by on 25/10/2017
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India thrash Kiwis by 6-wkts amid ODI pitch-tampering storm

India thrash Kiwis by 6-wkts amid ODI pitch-tampering storm

PUNE: Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik fired India to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand after a pitch-tampering storm threatened the second one-day international in Pune yesterday. Dhawan scored a classy 68 and Karthik notched an unbeaten 64 as India made 232-4 to clinch victory with 24 balls to spare and level […]

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