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Double ton by Bravish Shetty

Bangalore, Aug 1 : Bravish Shetty hammered 219 (212b, 31x4, 5x6) as Dr DY Patel Academy piled up 467 for seven at stumps on the first day against Andhra Pradesh Cricket Association in the KSCA's All-India invitational cricket tournament here Friday that saw almost all the scheduled matches affected by monsoon rain.


Anderson, Jadeja found not guilty by judicial commissioner

Southampton, Aug 1 : England fast bowler James Anderson and India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were found not guilty of breaching the Code of Conduct during their alleged altercation at Trent Bridge, by judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis at a hearing here Friday.


ICC Rankings: Amla among top three Test batsmen in world

Dubai, Aug 1 : The latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen shows South Africa's Hashim Amla returning to the top three, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews achieving a career-best ranking and Ian Bell of England earning a place in the top 20, on Friday.


Azhar Mahmood to raise money for South Asia's mental health patients

Karachi, Aug 1 : Pakistan's former cricketer Azhar Mahmood will be raising money to support mental health patients of South Asia, in a charity event to beheld in London, on 19th August.


England's performance against India was best in recent history, says Ian Botham

London, Aug 1 : Ex-England cricketer Ian Botham thinks that England's win over India was one of the best performances in recent history.


Clarke on 'mission' to reclaim No.1 Test spot from Proteas

London, Aug 1 : Australian skipper Michael Clarke is now on a mission to reclaim the no.1 position in Test cricket from South Africa.


Dhoni again points out DRS flaw

Southampton (UK), Aug.1 : Indian cricket team captain M.S. Dhoni has once again pointed to the flaws that exist in the present Decision Review System (DRS), saying that India continues to be a victim of it, and therefore, is reluctant to accept it.


Spinner Ali gets skipper Cook's seal of approval after win against India

Southampton (UK), Aug.1 : England cricket captain Alastair Cook has given his seal of approval to off-spinner Moeen Ali following the latter's match winning effort in the third Test against India at the Ageas Bowl here.


Ex-skipper Graeme Smith lauds Kallis for his honesty

Johannesburg (South Africa), Aug.1 : Former Proteas cricket captain Graeme Smith has praised Jacques Kallis for his honesty in accepting that he could not face the possibility of letting down the Proteas in the run-up to next year's World Cup.


Ahead of 2015 cricket World Cup, Kiwi lawmakers move to make match fixing a crime

Wellington, Aug.1 : Lawmakers in New Zealand have unanimously supported legislation to make match fixing a criminal offense in time for next year's Cricket World Cup.


Proteas Bowling Coach Donald says Colombo Test was 'best winning save'

Cape Town (South Africa), Aug.1 : Allan Donald, the South African cricket team's bowling coach, has described his side's remarkable defiance during the Test match played against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo as the best "winning save" he had ever experienced.


ICC CEO Richardson lauds Kallis for contribution to international cricket

Cape Town (South Africa), Aug 1 : International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive and former Proteas wicketkeeper Dave Richardson has thanked all-rounder Jacques Kallis for his contribution to the sport.


Pujara, Kohli slip in ICC rankings for Test batsmen

Dubai, Aug 1 : South Africa's AB de Villiers continues to head the Reliance ICC Rankings for Test batsmen while compatriot Hashim Amla returned to the top three. Poor performances from India's Chetseshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the third Test against England saw them slip down in the rankings released Friday.


Greame Smith praises team for regaining top spot in Test

Johannesburg, July 31 : South Africa's former captain Graeme Smith has praised the team for regaining the top spot in the ICC Test ranking.


Alastair Cook all praise for Moeen Ali, England's new bowling hero

Southampton, July 31 : England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the part-time spinner had improved "leaps and bounds" -- thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal.


Ishant to miss fourth Test, says Dhoni

Southampton, July 31 : Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday confirmed that India's hero in the historic win at Lord's, Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out from the third Test, will miss the crucial fourth Test at Manchester starting Aug 7.


Moeen Ali spins a web as England tie series with big win

Southampton, July 31 : Moeen Ali's maiden six-wicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the five-match series 1-1, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Thursday.


India vs England: Third Test, Day 5 scoreboard

Southampton, July 31 : The following is the final scoreboard on Day 5 of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Thursday:


England beat India by 266 runs, series level 1-1

Southampton, July 31 : England beat India by 266 runs in the third cricket Test at the Rose Bowl and drew the five-match Test series level 1-1 here Thursday.


Tino can still give his best on field: Sammy

Castries (St.Lucia), July 31 : St.Lucia Zouks captain Darren Sammy says temperamental Barbadian fast bowler Tino Best needs to live up to his seniority as a West Indian international following his on-field clash with Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik last week.


Virat Kohli's significant dinner date with Michael Vaughan

Southampton, July 31 : Tuesday night, India batsman and vice-captain Virat Kohli had dinner with Michael Vaughan, former England captain, at a Brazilian restaurant in Southampton. This was revealed by the latter on BBC Radio.


England in driving seat against India

Southampton, July 31 : England look set to level the five-match series 1-1 after reducing India, who still need 333 runs to win, to 112 for four at stumps on day four of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday.


Scoreboard: India vs England, day 4, third Test

Southampton, July 31 : The following is the scoreboard at stumps on day four of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday:


With India 319 runs behind, England in firm control

Southampton, July 30 : England were in firm control at lunch on day four of the third cricket Test after bowling out India for 330 runs and choosing not to apply the follow-on. The hosts then sped to 80 for two in their second outing to extend their lead over the visitors to 319 runs at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday.


Lunch scoreboard: India vs England, day 4, third Test

Southampton, July 30 : The following is the day four lunch scoreboard of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday:


India 330 all out, England 80/2 at lunch

Southampton, July 30 : England bowled out India for 330 and then were batting on 80/2 in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday.


England bowl out India for 330, decide against follow-on

Southampton, July 30 : Clinching the remaining two Indian wickets in a jiffy, England bowled out India for 330 -- 239 runs behind -- but chose not to enforce the follow-on on the fourth day of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday.


Scoreboard: India vs England, day 3, third Test

Southampton, July 29 : The following is the day three scoreboard of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday:


Onerous twin task for India (Analysis)

Southampton, July 29 : India have an onerous twin task of having to compile runs and consume time to save the 3rd Test match to maintain their 1-0 lead in the five-Test series.


Indian batsmen continue to struggle against England's bowling attack in second Test

London, July 29 : Indian is currently trailing England by 461 runs with seven wickets remaining as the visitors batsmen are struggling against the pacing attack from the hosts on the third day of the second Test at Southampton.


Litigation between Sethi, Ashraf has harmed PCB, cricket in Pak: SC

Karachi, July 29 : The Pakistani Supreme Court observed on Monday that the proceedings between two former chairmen of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi and Muhammad Zaka Ashraf had caused immense harm to the board and cricket at the domestic and international level.


India 355 runs behind, lose further ground to England (Tea report)

Southampton, July 29 : England made further inroads into the Indian batting line-up reducing the visitors, who are still 355 runs behind, to 214 for five in the first innings at tea on day three of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday.


Tea scoreboard: India vs England, day 3, third Test

Southampton, July 29 : The following is the scoreboard at tea on day three of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday:


ICC bans Moeen Ali from wearing 'Save Gaza' wristbands

Southampton, July 29 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned England batsman Moeen Ali from wearing "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" wristbands for the remainder of the third Test against India at The Rose Bowl here.


Bell returns to former form as England dominated India on day two of third Test

London, July 29 : England batsman Ian Bell returned to his former form with a first hundred after almost a year as the hosts dominated the second day of the third Test against India in Southampton.


Proteas reclaim No 1 Test position on ICC leaderboard post Lanka series win

Johannesburg, July 29 : The South Africa Test team has reclaimed their number one Test position on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Team Championship after defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in the two-match Test series in Colombo.


Lunch scoreboard: India vs England, day 3, third Test

Southampton, July 29 : The following is the scoreboard at lunch on day three of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday:


England tighten grip on Test, India 108/3, trail by 461 (Lunch report)

Southampton, July 29 : England tightened their grip on the third cricket Test reducing India, who trail by 461 runs, to 108 for three at lunch on day three at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday.


Bell backs Buttler to become England's regular match-winner in Test

Karachi, July 29 : England batsman Ian Bell has backed Jos Buttler to become their squad's regular match-winner in Test cricket after the wicketkeeper-batsman made a spectacular impact on his debut in the third Test against India.


India trail by 461 runs at lunch

Southampton, July 29 : India were trailing by 461 runs while batting on 108/3 at lunch on the third day of the third cricket Test against England at the Rose Bowl here Tuesday.


Scoreboard: India vs England, day 2, third Test

Southampton, July 29 : The following is the scoreboard after the second day's play of the third cricket Test between India and England at the Rose Bowl here Monday:


India suffer early setback after England amass 569/7

Southampton, July 28 : Aggressive batting by Ian Bell (167) and debutant Jos Buttler (85) helped England reach an imposing first innings score of 569 for seven declared and in response, India were 25 for one at stumps on day two of the third Test at The Rose Bowl here Monday, trailing by 544 runs.


India trail England by 544 runs

Southamton, July 28 : India were 25 for one in first innings, 544 behind England, after the second day's play of the third cricket Test at the Rose Bowl here Monday.


Proteas win two-match series against Lanka as second Test ends in draw

Colombo, July 28 : The second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka ended in a draw after being affected by frequent showers of rain.


England batsmen pile up runs before lunch on day 2 of second Test against India

London, July 28 : England batsmen have put a good score of 358 against the Indian bowlers for the loss of three wickets as they resumed batting on the second day of the third Test in Southampton.


Bell's unbeaten century takes England to 452/5 (Tea report)

Southampton, July 28 : Ian Bell's unbeaten century took England to 452/5 at tea against India on Day 2 of the third Test at the Rose Bowl here Monday.


India vs England: Day 2, third Test, tea scoreboard

Southampton, July 28 : The following is the scoreboard at tea on Day 2 of the third cricket Test between India and England at the Rose Bowl here Monday:


India back to square one at Southampton

Southampton, July 28 : It was virtually back to the ignominy of 2011, as England plundered runs against a hapless Indian bowling attack on the second day of the third Test to establish a dominant position in the encounter after losing the second Test at Lord's last week.


England 452/5 at tea

Southampton, July 28 : England were batting at 452/5 at tea on Day 2 of the third cricket Test against India at the Rose Bowl here Monday.


Proteas struggle against Lankan bowlers on final day of second Test

Colombo, July 28 : South Africa continue to struggle as they went in to bat on the final day of the second Test and have managed to put up just 59 runs so far for the loss of two wickets and still require 310 runs to defeat Sri Lanka.


Shane Warne denies kissing Sophie Monk

Wellington, July 28 : Shane Warne recently revealed, while his appearance on the Kyle and Jacki O Show on Kiis 106.5, that he did not kiss Sophie Monk in London.


Ballance, Bell propel England to 358/3

Southampton, July 28 : England continued to dominate proceedings in their third cricket Test against India as a 142-run partnership between Gary Ballance (156) and Ian Bell (68 batting) took the hosts to 358 for three at lunch on day two at The Rose Bowl here Monday.


Lunch scoreboard: India vs England, Day 2, third Test

Southampton, July 28 : The following is the scoreboard at lunch on day two of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Monday:


India concede advantage to England

Southampton, July 27 (IANS/RAY) India downsized their bowlers from five in the first two Tests to four in the third, which started here Sunday. It was a decision based on the tourists concluding the wicket would help bowlers.


Cook, Ballance put England on top at the end of day 1

Southampton, July 27 : Captain Alastair Cook and Gary Ballance's 158-run second wicket stand took England to 247 for two, putting them in a strong position at the end of the opening day of the third Test against India at The Rose Bowl here Sunday.


Scoreboard: India vs England, day 1, third Test

Southampton, July 27 : The following is the scoreboard at stumps on the first day of the third cricket Test between India at England at The Rose Bowl here Sunday.


Ganguly pads up as cricket administrator, Dalmiya re-elected

Kolkata, July 27 : Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly Sunday began a new innings as a cricket administrator - with his unanimous election to the joint secretary's post at the Cricket Association of Bengal's 83rd annual general meeting here.


Dalmiya and Ganguly: A roller-coaster relationship

Kolkata, July 27 : "He is a bachcha (child). It's not right to talk about bachchas," Jagmohan Dalmiya had thus dismissed Sourav Ganguly eight years back, minutes after winning a fiercely contested Cricket Association of Bengal presidential election, where the talismanic cricketer had turned against the seasoned administrator.


Cook keeps England steady as hosts elect to bat on day 1 of third Test against India

London, July 27 : England captain Alastair Cook has kept his side steady as the hosts opened play after winning the toss in the third Test against India.


Proteas requires 331 runs to beat Lanka in second Test

Colombo, July 27 : South Africa need 331 runs to defeat Sri Lanka with nine wickets remaining after day four of the second Test ended with the hosts piling up a total of 229 runs in their second innings on a day that saw rain and bad lighting conditions.


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