August 30, 2010Fixing scam gets murkier, Sydney Test under probe
The match-fixing scandal that has rocked Pakistan cricket grew in proportion on Monday with reports emerging of more games being rigged prompting a shocked cricketing fraternity to demand life bans on guilty players.
Images: Pakistan in a 'fix' after Lord's fiasco
Pakistan endured the worst day in their turbulent cricket history on Sunday when a corruption scandal erupting overnight was succeeded by their heaviest Test defeat.
August 28, 2010Images: Dilshan's century gives SL victory
Images from the tri-series final between India and Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday.
India looking to get basics right in final
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni called upon his teammates to do the basics right without worrying about the outcome in their tri-series final against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday.
August 27, 2010Battered India eye revenge against SL in final
India would look to avenge the league stage humiliation and clinch their second successive ODI trophy on Sri Lankan soil when they take on the hosts in what promises to be a high-voltage summit clash of the tri-series in Dambulla on Saturday.
August 26, 2010We have a point to prove: Strauss
England will undergo another searching examination at the hands of an increasingly potent Pakistan attack in the final Test starting at Lord's on Thursday.
August 25, 2010Tri-Series Images: India vs New Zealand, Dambulla
Images from the sixth one-dayer in the tri-series between India and Sri Lanka at the Dambulla on Wednesday.
Dhoni seeks runs from his batsmen
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his woefully out-of-form batsmen, saying the team just needs one individual spark of brilliance for the entire line-up to click in Wednesday's must-win tri-series match against New Zealand.
August 24, 2010India must show new zeal in do-or-die match
Bruised and battered in their previous outing, India go into the do-or-die encounter against a gritty New Zealand with concerns about the continuing poor form of their batsmen in the cricket tri-series in Dambulla on Wednesday.
Ponting predicts Australian summer special
Ricky Ponting has warned rivals his Australia team are 'on the brink of something special' and are set to dominate a home summer of cricket centred around the Ashes series against England.
August 23, 2010Time M S Dhoni takes a break
It is imperative that the BCCI works out a schedule for their top stars, including Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to prevent burnout ahead of the 2011 World Cup.
When players/teams were unfairly denied landmarks
It seems as if Sri Lanka's cricketers are fast learning the art of cheating and depriving a player of a landmark when he is on the verge of achieving it.
August 22, 2010Images: Perera high-five flattens India
Images from the tri-series ODI between India and Sri Lanka, played in Dambulla on Sunday.
August 21, 2010India look to down Lanka, secure a berth in final
India will look to secure a place in the final when they take on Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Sunday in what could be a highly-charged match in the cricket tri-series, which has been hit by a spate of bizarre controversies and inclement weather.
No-ball incident has made us more aggressive: MSD
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday conceded that the no-ball controversy in the last tri-series match against Sri Lanka has turned his players into a more aggressive lot but the team will take care not to cross the line.
August 20, 2010Mohammad Yousuf: A class apart
Mohammad Yousuf celebrated his return to Test cricket with a resolute 56 against England in the third Test at the Oval.
August 19, 2010Six months to go.. Is Team India World Cup-ready?
With exactly six months to go for the 2011 World Cup Bikash Mohapatra does a check on Team India readiness for the event.
August 18, 2010Rajkot Congress mourns 'death' of Scindia ground
Following the 'death' of the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground (MSCG) in Rajkot amid the Independence Day celebrations, the city Congress on Tuesday evening staged besna and held a 'condolence meeting' on what were once the hallowed turfs of the historic venue.
When not playing cricket, they played music
Many sportsmen are also good musicians. In cricket, though, the examples are few and far between. Rediff.com takes a look some.
How ODI cricket has evolved over the years
Twenty20 has taken cricket by storm. While it helped attract a large of number of fans, Tests and One-Day Internationals, the game's other formats, suffered, as audiences dipped, both on television and at the stadiums.
August 17, 2010Selectors' faith underlines Eng success vs Pak
An unusual vote of confidence by the England selectors last Sunday illustrates the heady run of success currently enjoyed by the national team who could clinch their four-Test series against Pakistan this week.
August 16, 2010Tri-series Images: India vs Sri Lanka (Dambulla)
Images from the tri-series one-dayer between India and Sri Lanka at Dambulla on Monday.
August 15, 2010India in battle of survival against Sri Lanka
Mauled by a depleted New Zealand in the opening game, injury-ravaged and battle-weary India will have to raise their game significantly against Sri Lanka in the second match to stay afloat in the One-day tri-series in Dambulla on Monday.
August 13, 2010Images: Malinga, Mathews too hot to handle for NZ
Images from the second match of the tri-series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Dambulla.
Can Team India redeem itself against Sri Lanka?
What was lacking in India's dismal showing against New Zealand? Why is the team not consistent? Can they come back stronger against the Lankans, who they take on Monday? What must Dhoni do to get it right? If you have the answers, tell us.
August 12, 2010In-form Kiwis take on formidable Lankans on Friday
After a spectacular win against India under their belt, New Zealand will look to continue their sparkling show when they clash with hosts Sri Lanka in the second match of the cricket tri-series in Dambulla on Friday.
August 11, 2010Dhoni slams batsmen after loss to NZ
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni described their humiliating 200-run defeat to New Zealand as "disappointing" and said they paid the price for not holding
August 10, 2010Images: New Zeal and India crash in ODI mode
Images from the first One-Day International of the tri-series between India and Sri Lanka in Dambulla, on Tuesday.
Despite injuries, India ready for tri(al) series
India will be without many key players in the tri-series due to injuries but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says it's a blessing in disguise as it presents them with an opportunity to test bench strength ahead of the 2011 World Cup.
August 09, 2010Is bowling India's biggest weakness?
The win at Colombo enabled India retain its No 1 ranking in Tests, but at the same time brought to the fore a question that has been in our minds for some time now. Is bowling India's biggest weakness?
Success for Haider on debut amid private pain
Zulqarnain Haider overcame personal anguish over his ill father to produce the innings of his life on his Test debut to give Pakistan a fighting chance of an unlikely win over England on Sunday.
Dhoni, the man with the Midas touch
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni enjoys a record most captains would love to replicate. Under him India is yet to lose a series.
August 07, 2010Images: Brave Laxman carries India to victory
Images from Day of the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, on Saturday.
August 06, 2010Big B to promote Champions League T20
Amitabh Bachchan has been signed on as the brand ambassador for the second edition of the Champions League Twenty20, to be held in South Africa from September 10.
Images: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test (Day IV)
Images from the fourth day of the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo on Friday.
Sangakkara fastest to 8000 Test runs
Kumar Sangakkara took 152 innings to accomplish this feat -- two less than Sachin Tendulkar.
August 05, 2010Images: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test (Day 3)
Images from the third day of the third and final Test between India nad Sri Lanka at the P Sara Stadium on Thursday.
August 04, 2010Images: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test (Day 2)
Images from day two of the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday.
I don't miss the Australian team: Symonds
Milestone man Sachin Tendulkar became the most-capped Test cricketer in the world and former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds said the champion Indian batsman's feat will remain untouchable for years to come.
What's missing in Tendulkar's bag of records?
After becoming the most capped player in Test history, with 169 Test appearances, overtaking former Australia captain Steve Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar has nothing left to achieve.
August 03, 2010Images: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test (Day I)
Images from the openong day of the third and final Test betweeen India and Sri Lanka at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday.
Tests have become more attacking: Tendulkar
The game has undergone a huge transformation ever since Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in 1989 but one change that the iconic Indian batsman notices most in the last 20 years is that Test cricket has become more attacking following the Twenty20 revolution.
Stumpy is 2011 cricket World Cup mascot
The mascot of the 2011 World Cup, which is an elephant, has been named Stumpy.
August 02, 2010Expectations are god's gift, no burden: Tendulkar
All set to become the most-capped Test player, Indian batting stalwart Sachin Tendulkar says the sky-high expectations of his cricket-mad nation are not a burden. They are 'god's gift'.
'I can still thrive when ball not swinging'
Paceman James Anderson, who won the first Test for England with match figures of 11-71 against Pakistan, believes he can be just as effective in the Ashes series in Australia when the ball is not swinging.
'Grandfather' Tendulkar set to scale another peak
Sachin Tendulkar will become the most capped player in Test history when he plays in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, beginning in Colombo, on Thursday. Tendulkar, 37, will surpass former Australia captain Steve Waugh when he figures in a world record 169th Test match.
India look to level series against Sri Lanka
Their top ranking may not be at stake but injury-hit India are grappling with selection dilemmas as they go into the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Tuesday, hoping to avoid a series defeat.
July 30, 2010Dhoni, Sangakkara slam unresponsive pitch
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lambasted the lifeless pitch that produced a dull, high-scoring draw in the second Test against Sri Lanka, saying the track made it seem that the bowlers were there just to get smashed all over the park.
Images: Another dreary day in Colombo
Images from the fifth day of the drawn second Test between India and Sri Lanka, in Colombo, on Friday.
Raina and Morgan: In company by coincidence
Rediff.com takes a look at other instances where two players, their teams not facing each other, have scored their maiden Test hundreds on the same day.
July 29, 2010Images: Sachin double as India amass the runs
Images from the fourth day's play in the second Test between India and Sri Lanka, in Colombo, on Thursday.
July 28, 2010Bedi hits back: Murali is indeed a chucker!
At the receiving end of a scathing attack from Muttiah Muralitharan, his long-time detractor Bishen Singh Bedi on Wednesday hit back at the Sri Lankan spin great by maintaining that he is indeed a "chucker".
Images: Tendulkar, Raina rally India
Sachin Tendulkar cracked his 48th Test century to lead a spirited fightback as India recovered from three quick jolts to keep themselves afloat on Day 3 in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Muralitharan hurls 'doosra' on Bedi
Retired spin great Muttiah Muralitharan on Wednesday lashed out at his long-time detractor Bishen Singh Bedi, calling the former India captain a controversy monger and ordinary bowler who would have been hammered by any batsman if he was playing now.
Gary Sobers: Cricket's greatest genius
The legendary West Indian turns 74 on July 28. Rediff.com salutes the greatest all-rounder the game has known.
July 27, 2010Images: Sangakkara's double ton lights up SSC
Images from day two of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, on Tuesday.
Umpire Koertzen swaps white coat for family life
After officiating 108 Test matches Umpire Rudi Koertzen finally hung up his coat to swap it for some quite time with family.
Top run-getters in Test cricket
Australia captain Ricky Ponting became the second highest run-getter in Test matches in the second Test against Pakistan at Leeds on Thursday. Rediff.com looks at some of the most prolific run-scorers in Test cricket.
July 26, 2010Images: Paranavitana, Sangakkara hoist Sri Lanka
Images from Day 1 in the second Test between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo.
July 25, 2010India eye win in 2nd Test, aim to secure top-spot
Still licking the wounds of a 10-wicket mauling in Galle, a jittery India go into the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka starting in Colombo on Sunday with their status as the World No 1 team at stake.
SL have to find new bowling partnerships: Sanga
With the individual brilliance of just-retired Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga missing, Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday said his team will have to build bowling partnerships to trouble the Indians in the second cricket Test starting in Colombo on Monday.
July 24, 2010India practising to make it perfect at Colombo
The Indian team practised hard at Colombo on Saturday to ensure the mistakes made at Galle aren't repeated.
July 23, 2010Muralitharan's world record unparalleled: Kumble
Former Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble called Sri Lankan off-break bowler Muttiah Muralitharan's feat of claiming 800 wickets in Test cricket on Thursday, as an 'unparalleled' achievement which would take a long time and uncommon skill to be filliped.
Meet Test cricket's record-breakers!
Muttiah Muralitharan became the first bowler to take 800 wickets in Test cricket when he dismissed Pragyan Ojha caught in the slip by Mahela Jayawardene. The chronology of first player to reach every important milestone in Test cricket.
Muralitharan scaled unprecedented heights
Prodigious spin propelled by an abnormally strong wrist and an iron resolve forged in bitter acrimony over his unique action took Muttiah Muralitharan to unprecedented heights in world cricket.
July 22, 2010Muttiah Muralitharan: 800 and done
One of the finest but most controversial spinners of his generation, Sri Lankan veteran Muttiah Muralitharan bid an emotional goodbye to his 18-year-old Test career on Thursday with an unprecedented tally of 800 wickets.
Images: Murali's feat sets up Sri Lanka win
Images from the fifth day's play in the first Test between Sri Lanka and India, in Galle, on Thursday.
Images: Pak rip through shell-shocked Aussies
Pakistan turned the formbook on its head with an inspired bowling performance to skittle Australia for just 88 on the first day of the second Test on Wednesday.
July 21, 2010Images: India vs Sri Lanka, Day 4
Images from the Day 4 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Galle.
July 20, 2010Images: India vs Sri Lanka, Day 3
Images from the Day 3 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Galle.
'Tendulkar Opus' to have legend's blood in it
The publishers of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Tendulkar Opus' has decided to come out with a special edition of the book which will have the iconic batsman's blood on the signature page.
July 18, 2010Images: SL dominate rain-truncated opening day
Images from the opening day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Galle, on Sunday.
July 17, 2010Last Test is just another match for Murali
Veteran Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan does not consider his swansong Test against India a "big match" and says he would not feel sad if he retires without touching the unprecedented 800-wicket mark.
India seek to break long-standing jinx in SL
India will seek to end a 17-year-long series drought in Sri Lanka when they go into the three-match Test series against the island nation in Galle on Sunday with a depleted bowling attack and dodgy form of some of their famed batsmen.
July 16, 2010Why Dhoni's Rs 210 crore deal makes sense
Brand gurus explain the Indian captain's appeal, which resulted in a landmark endorsement deal this week.
Australia press for 13th win in a row
Pakistan face a 13th consecutive defeat against Australia in the first Test at Lord's after they were set a world record 440 to win on the third day on Thursday.
July 15, 2010BCCI to start proceedings against Modi
Following the rejection of his petition on Thursday against the Cricket Board by the Bombay High Court, decks have been cleared for suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi to appear before BCCI's disciplinary committee on Friday to answer various charges levelled against him.
Watson earns unique place on Lord's honours' board
Shane Watson proved an inspired choice on Wednesday as Australia's fourth bowler with his first five wicket haul in Test cricket leading to a unique spot on the Lord's honours' boards.
July 14, 2010Images: Mendis has Indian batsmen in a twirl
Ajantha Mendis took six wickets for 67 runs as the famed Indian batting line-up struggled despite Yuvraj Singh's brisk century and Gautam Gambhir's 89 on Day 2 in the three-day warm-up match against Sri Lanka Board President's XI at the Colts Cricket Club Ground, in Colombo, on Wednesday.
Ball rules bat as Pakistan take control at Lord's
Pakistan exploited heavy cloud cover and humidity to the full on Tuesday to seize the advantage over Australia in an old-fashioned English Test match in which ball dominated the bat throughout.
July 12, 2010India face tough warm-up against SL President's XI
A depleted India will be thoroughly tested by Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI, which boasts of six players from the Test squad, in the three-day warm-up match, starting at the Colts Cricket Club in Colombo, on Tuesday.
July 08, 2010Dhoni and wife Sakshi arrive in Kolkata
Newly-wed Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi arrived in Kolkata on Thursday from Ranchi to meet friends and relatives.
July 07, 2010Harbhajan can match my Test record: Muralitharan
Retiring Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan on Wednesday said among the current crop of slow bowlers, only Harbhajan Singh can match his record of scalping nearly 800 Test wickets.
July 06, 2010Lalit Modi demands change of disciplinary panel
Suspended IPL Chairman Lailt Modi on Tuesday demanded disbandment of BCCI's disciplinary committee, which will probe his alleged regularities in the running of the Twenty20 league, and said retired Supreme Court judges should look into his case.
Images: Family, friends celebrate Dhoni's wedding
India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni tied the knot with childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat on Sunday night in a private ceremony attended only by family members and close friends, including a few of his team-mates, at a farmhouse in Dehradun.
July 03, 2010Harbhajan's five best moments in Test cricket
As Harbhajan Singh celebrates his 30th birthday, rediff.com looks back on his five best moments in Test cricket.
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