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President Mugabe hails Zimbabwe's historic ODI win

Harare, Sep 1 : Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has hailed the national cricket team for its historic three-wicket win over Australia in an ODI in the ongoing triangular series here Sunday.


India are back as No.1 ODI side

Dubai, Sep 1 : World champions India were back as the No.1 ranked ODI side following Zimbabwe's historic three-wicket win over Australia in a triangular series match in Harare Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced here Monday.


India are No.1 ranked ODI side

Dubai, Sep 1 : World champions India were confirmed as the No.1 ranked side in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI team rankings Monday following Zimbabwe's three-wicket victory over Australia in a triangular series match in Harare Sunday.


Cook defends England's approach against Indian spin attack post third ODI loss

London, Aug 31 : England captain Alastair Cook defended his side's approach against the Indian spin attack after their six-wicket loss to the tourists in the third ODI.


Indians are teaching England how to play ODIs: Alec Stewart

London, Aug 31 : Former cricket captain Alec Stewart has lauded India for their stunning turnaround in ODIs after a 1-3 loss in the Test series and said strong shots, improvisation and not allowing any England bowler to settle has been their formula mixed in with variety in the bowling attack.


Sacking Cook is not a realistic way: Stewart

London, Aug 31 : Former captain Alec Stewart feels that sacking Alastair Cook as England's ODI skipper just a few months ahead of the 2015 World Cup won't be the right step and asked the players not to be overcautious and unadventurous.


Uncapped Roy included in England T20 squad against India

London, Aug 31 : England have included uncapped batsman Jason Roy for the sole Twenty20 International against India at Edgbaston Sep 7.


Alastair Cook defends England's ODI approach

London, Aug 31 : Captain Alastair Cook has defended England's approach against spin after they lost the third ODI in Nottingham by six wickets allowing India to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.


New boys have brought in a lot of fresh energy: Rahane

Nottingham, Aug 31 : Batsman Ajinkya Rahane credited India's superb turnaround in the ODIs against England to the addition of new boys in the side who have brought in a lot of fresh energy.


It's splitsville for Stuart MacGill and wife Friend

Sydney, Aug 31 : Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill has ended his 14-year-old marriage with actor Rachel Friend and the couple reportedly have put their four-bedroom Neutral Bay home here up for sale.


World Cup is all that matters, not rankings: Michael Clarke

Melbourne, Aug 31 : Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke feels all that matters is winning the World Cup and not the rankings.


Third ODI scoreboard: India vs England

Nottingham, Aug 30 : The following is the scoreboard of the third One-Day International (ODI) between India and England at Trent Bridge here Saturday.


India outclass England to take 2-0 unassailable lead

Nottingham, Aug 30 : India beat England by six wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here Saturday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series.


Swann says England's ODI approach similar to 'two-litre diesel in F1 race'

Johannesburg, Aug 30 : Retired England spinner Graeme Swann has said on Friday that the team's current approach to ODIs was akin to a two-litre diesel in Formula One race, reiterating his call to Alastair Cook to stand down as the nation's ODI captain and quit limited overs internationals completely.


PCB head Shahryar Khan wants BCCI to encourage 'democracy' in ICC's functioning

Karachi, Aug 30 : Newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar M. Khan wants India to help the International Cricket Council (ICC) to adapt 'democracy' in its functioning after being forced to let the BCCI have the control of the governing body along with England and Australia.


Bollinger in line for shock recall to replenish 'injury plagued' Oz pace attack

London, Aug 30 : Forgotten first class cricket side New South Wales' (NSW) fast bowler Dough Bollinger is reportedly in line for a shock recall to the Australian side, following waves of injuries that are diminishing the side's fast bowling stocks.


Hales hopes he and Cook can 'feed off each other' to forge strong partnership in ODIs

London, Aug 30 : England opener Alex Hales is hoping to create a strong partnership with captain Alastair Cook in one-day internationals.


Proteas survive hattrick to beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in third ODI

Johannesburg, Aug 30 : Despite a batting collapse triggered by a hat-trick from spinner Prosper Utseya, South Africa managed to beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the third ODI of the triangular series on Friday.


India beat England by six wickets in third ODI

Nottingham, Aug 30 : India eased to a six-wicket win over England in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here Saturday.


Bolt to take on Yuvraj in promo tie

Bangalore, Aug 30 : The fastest runner on the planet Usain Bolt and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a seven-a-side exhibition cricket match here Tuesday as part of Puma's promotional activity.


Lalit Modi gives BCCI brass sleepless nights

By Veturi Srivatsa: In six years Lalit Modi rose to such heights in Indian cricket in the new millennium that no one thought his fall would be as meteoric. When he was thrown out of the Indian board, many had a sneaky suspicion that his tenaciousness was enough to come back and haunt those who hounded him out.


Dhoni puts England in to bat

Nottingham, Aug 30 : India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and elected to field in the third One-Day International (ODI) against England at Trent Bridge here Saturday.


Chanderpaul to warm up for Bangladesh Test series in tour match

Basseterre (St. Kitts), Aug 30 : Veteran West Indies left-handed batsman Shiv Chanderpaul will line up for St. Kitts in their three-day match against Bangladesh as he grabs vital match practice ahead of the two-Test series starting Sep 5.


WICB not rushing to fill vacant spot for coach

Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 30 : West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead said that no decision has been made yet on who will fill the vacant post of Windies head coach and there will be no mad rush to find the candidate.


Sunil Narine, Russell choose CLT20 over Tests

St. John's (Antigua), Aug 30 : Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has once again chosen the Twenty20 format over Test cricket after opting out of the two-Test series against Bangladesh at home.


Spectator ejected from Cardiff ODI on charges of relaying information to bookmakers

Cardiff (UK), Aug.29 : It has emerged that a spectator was ejected from the second one day international played between between England and India on August 27 in Cardiff, Wales, for allegedly relaying information to bookmakers in the subcontinent - a practice known as "court-siding".


Murali Vijay to replace injured Rohit Sharma for rest of India-England ODI series

London, Aug.29 : Tamil Nadu and Test opener Murali Vijay has been asked to return to England as a repalcement for injured Rohit Sharma for the rest of the India-England one-day international series.


Tahir gets confidence boost post performance against Oz in triangular series match

Johannesburg, Aug 29 : South Africa spinner Imran Tahir has been given a timely confidence boost following his performance against Australia in the Triangular series match on Wednesday.


Botham rules out England's chances of winning WC with current strategy

London, Aug 29 : Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham feels that the team's one day plans need to be torn up and started again, because if they follow their current strategy in the World Cup they would be laughed out of Australia, again.


De Villiers, Du Plessis power Proteas to seven-wicket victory over Oz

Johannesburg, Aug 28 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers scored a magnificent unbeaten ton to guide his side to a seven-wicket victory over Australia in the second game of an ODI triangular series on Wednesday.


Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Vijay for ODIs, T20

Nottingham, Aug 29 : Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Friday was ruled out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the one-off Twenty20 International against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.


Kings XI sign HTC Mobiles as official sponsor

New Delhi, Aug 29 : In the build up to the Champions League Twenty20, Kings XI Punjab Friday announced HTC Mobiles as an official sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL).


Richardson anticipating Windies domination in Test series

Basseterre (St.Kitts), Aug 29 : West Indies team manager Richie Richardson has backed the regional side to use the momentum from the successful one-day series and also dominate Bangladesh in the upcoming Test series.


Cook faces one match ban after England fined for slow over-rate in ODI against India

London, Aug 28 : England captain Alastair Cook is reportedly on the brink of a one-match ban after his side was fined for a slow over-rate in the ODI against India in Cardiff.


England fined for maintaining slow over-rate in Cardiff

Dubai, Aug. 28 : The England team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cardiff.


Cook brands Swann 'so-called friend' for asking him to quit England captaincy for WC

London, Aug 28 : England skipper Alastair Cook has branded Graeme Swann as a 'so-called friend' after the retired spinner called for him to quit as captain for the World Cup.


De Villiers, Du Plessis power Proteas to seven-wicket victory over Oz

Johannesburg, Aug 28 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers scored a magnificent unbeaten ton to guide his side to a seven-wicket victory over Australia in the second game of an ODI triangular series on Wednesday.


Raina hits ton as India thrash England by 133 runs in second ODI

London, Aug 28 : Indian batsman Suresh Raina hit a superb century as the visitors thrashed England by 133 runs in the second ODI at Cardiff.


Stakeholders should make most out of ISL: Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai, Aug 28 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is the co-owner of Kerala Blasters, Thursday said it was important for the stakeholders of Indian football to come forward and make the most out of the Indian Super League (ISL).


Abhishek Bachchan unveiled as ISL's Chennai franchise owner

Mumbai, Aug 28 : After days of speculation, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan was finally unveiled as the team owner of the Chennai franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) during the official launch of the glamorous football league here Thursday.


Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor launch ISL

Mumbai, Aug 28 : The Indian Super League (ISL), the first of its kind glamorous football league in India, was launched here Thursday by star team owners Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan who promised to popularise the game and invest in the grassroot development of the sport in the country.


Conditions remain same, but Raina makes the difference

By Veturi Srivatsa: The conditions for the One-Day Internationals (ODI) were as they prevailed for most of the five-Test cricket series against India -- typically English. Both sides retained the core of their teams and beefed up by bringing in limited-overs specialists Suresh Raina and Eoin Morgan, respectively.


Spin to play peripheral role in 2015 World Cup: Michael Hussey

Melbourne, Aug 28 : Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has suggested that spin will play a minimal role in the 2015 ICC World Cup and believes Australia will play without a specialist spinner in the tournament.


Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations

Dubai, Aug 28 : International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson Thursday expressed his satisfaction with preparations for World Cup 2015 after receiving detailed updates in Wellington and Melbourne this week.


England fined for slow over-rate in Cardiff ODI

Dubai, Aug 28 : The England cricket team was Thursday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cardiff Wednesday.


Suresh Raina, spinners script India's 133-run win over England

Cardiff, Aug 27 : Suresh Raina got his maiden century outside the subcontinent to inspire India to a 133-run win via the Duckworth Lewis method against England in the second ODI and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here Wednesday.


India vs England: Second ODI scoreboard

Cardiff, Aug 27 : The following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and England played at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday:


India beat England by 133 runs in second ODI

Cardiff, Aug 27 : India defeated England by 133 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method in the rain-affected second ODI at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.


ICC questioning Ajmal's bowling action unfair, untimely: Mahmood

Karachi, Aug 27 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has raised questions over the timing of the decision to refer Saeed Ajmal for a suspect bowling action.


Ajmal set to play in third Lanka ODI post completion of tests for 'dodgy' doosra

Karachi, Aug 27 : Pakistan's off spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to play in the third and last one day match of the current three match series against Sir Lanka which will be held on August 30.


Bangladesh to lift ban on ex-skipper Shakib al Hasan

Dhaka, Aug 27 : Bangladesh cricket authorities have said they would lift the ban on ex-skipper Shakib Al Hasan from 15 September.


Pakistan cancels its ambitious T20 league

Karachi, Aug. 27 : Pakistan's cricket authorities have cancelled their ambitious Twenty20 league project due a lack of time to schedule the tournament ahead of next year's World Cup.


Usain Bolt to play cricket in India

New Delhi, Aug. 27 : Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will come to India next week to play a cricket match against a team that includes World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh.


Allrounder Perera helps Sri Lanka to beat Pakistan in second ODI

Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Aug. 27 : Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one day international between the two sides on Tuesday, thanks to an all-round performance by Thisara Perera, who first smashed 65 off 36 balls and then grabbed three wickets.


AB de Villiers laughs off Clarke 'apology'

Harare, Aug. 27 : South African middle-order batsman AB de Villiers has said there will be no grudges against Australia when the two teams clash in their first ODI of the Triangular Series at Harare Sports Club here on Wednesday.


Cook right man to lead England into World Cup 2015: Root

London, Aug. 27 : Middle order batsman Joe Root believes Captain Alastair Cook is the right man to lead England into next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.


Suresh Raina's 100 takes India to 304/6

Cardiff, Aug 27 : A quickfire 75-ball 100 by Suresh Raina took India to a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs against England in the second ODI of the five-match cricket series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.


Australian cricketer Cameron out with fracture

Brisbane, Aug 27 : Australian woman cricketer Jess Cameron has been ruled out of the remainder of the series against Pakistan due to a fractured left hand.


Scoreboard: India's innings against England

Cardiff, Aug 27 : Scoreboard of India's innings against England in the second ODI of the five-match series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.


Flintoff considering Australia's T20 Big Bash stint

London, Aug 26 : Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has hinted that he could continue his cricketing comeback with a stint in Australia's domestic Twenty20 Big Bash league.


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