December 31, 2010
'India no longer dependant on Tendulkar only'
The series-levelling victory over South Africa in the second Test in Duban proves that India is no longer a one-man team and can win matches without champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar's contribution, feels former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram. 'I lost captaincy for the good of English cricket'
England's Kevin Pietersen believes the rebellion that led to him losing the captaincy two years ago had been vindicated by the Ashes triumph in Australia.
December 30, 2010
Accept we are no longer No 1, Warne tells Aussies
Instead of panicking and making knee-jerk changes after losing the Ashes to England, spin legend Shane Warne feels Australia should accept that it is no longer the top Test side it used to be and needs a "long period of reflection".
December 29, 2010
Don't let boards negotiate on UDRS: Smith
Upset after losing the second Test match by 87 runs, South African captain Graeme Smith expressed his displeasure about the non-usage of Umpires' Decision Review System(UDRS) as two of his key batsmen --- AB de Villiers and Mark Boucher got out to debatable leg before decisions. Images: India break the Durban jinx
An inspired India made amends for the drubbing at Centurion with a sensational 87-run victory against South Africa in the low-scoring second cricket Test to level the three-match series 1-1 in Durban on Wednesday. Ashes just one step on way to top: Strauss
Captain Andrew Strauss savoured the feeling of demons being banished on Wednesday as England sealed the Ashes, but said the landmark achievement was just one step on the way to cricket's summit for England. We have to dismiss Kallis quickly: Laxman
VVS Laxman, the hero of India's second innings, feels it is important to get Jacques Kallis out quickly on Wednesday to win the second Test and draw level in the three-match series. England retain Ashes after innings win in 4th Test
England retained the Ashes in Australia for the first time in 24 years when they won the fourth Test by an innings and 157 runs on Wednesday.
December 28, 2010
Images: Laxman, bowlers put India on top
The low-scoring second cricket Test was tantalisingly poised after the third day's play with South Africa needing 192 more runs to win and India also fancying their chances of a remarkable series-levelling victory in Durban. Bresnan hails greatest day of career
Tim Bresnan was drafted in as a "horses for courses" bowler but ended up hailing the greatest day of his Test career after he blasted through Australia's top order to drive England towards Ashes triumph on Tuesday. Images: Bresnan puts England on cusp of Ashes win
Paceman Tim Bresnan claimed three early wickets to scuttle Australia's unlikely second-innings run-chase and leave England on the brink of an Ashes-winning victory in the fourth Test. If we score more than 300 we can win: Harbhajan
Ace spinner Harbhajan Singh feels India have a great chance of winning the second Test against South Africa provided they bat well in the first session and post a target of over 300 on Tuesday, Day 3.
December 27, 2010
Images: India battle back against South Africa
Harbhajan Singh and pace ace Zaheer Khan plotted a dramatic South African collapse to give India a vital 74-run lead in a topsy-turvy second cricket Test, which seemed headed for a nail-biting finish in Durban on Monday. Images: Ponting snaps as Trott makes merry
Jonathan Trott posted his third century in five Ashes Tests to propel England closer to a series victory in the fourth Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday. Australia mourns 'death of cricket' after MCG low
Local newspapers pulled no punches after Australia's 'worst cricketing day for 100 years'. England bowled the hosts out for 98 in front of 84,000 fans at the MCG and then scored 157 without loss on the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test.
December 26, 2010
Images: Fiery Steyn puts South Africa on top
An inspired spell by speedster Dale Steyn helped by some poor shot selection from Indian top-order saw visitors reeling at 183 for six when stumps were drawn on a rain-curtailed first day of the second Test match at Kingsmead, Durban on Sunday. Images: England outpunch Aussies on Boxing day
England took an iron grip on the Ashes by bowling out Australia for a record low score of 98 and then scoring 157 without loss on the opening day of the fourth Test on Sunday.
December 25, 2010
Toss will be crucial factor again: Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hasn't been lucky with the coin of late and there are times when the spin of the coin does have a telling impact on the match. Australia's rise from Ashes to draw big crowd
Australia's phoenix-like rise from Ashes oblivion at Perth teased a grateful nation with the smell of English blood and will draw a big crowd to Melbourne's sporting coliseum when the fourth Test starts on Sunday. Preview: Indians look to reclaim pride against SA
Battered into submission in the first Test despite Sachin Tendulkar's batting heroics, world number one India will aim to reclaim their bruised pride and level the series against a rampaging South Africa in the second Test starting in Durban on Saturday. Zaheer to return as India look to level series
India will welcome paceman Zaheer Khan bacfk from injury to bolster an attack that was pulverized by South Africa in a one-sided first Test when the second starts in Durban on Sunday.
December 24, 2010
We're eyeing to seal the series in Durban: Amla
Confidence on sky high after the convincing win in the opener against India in Centurion, South Africa middle-order batsman Hashim Amla on Friday said the Proteas will be hoping to seal the three-match series in the second Test beginning in Durban on Sunday. Expecting typical Kingsmead pitch: Smith
South African captain Graeme Smith is delighted that the Kingsmead track in Durban, known for its bounce and carry, is the best he had seen for some years, which should help his fast bowlers against Indian batsmen in the second Test starting on Sunday. 'Sachin has made every Indian proud'
Describing Sachin Tendulkar as worthy recipient of the Bharat Ratna award, sportspersons from different disciplines lend their voice to confer the iconic batsman with the country's highest civilian honour. 'Sachin's feat, Ashes show Test cricket is on top'
Sachin Tendulkar's historic 50th hundred, the fight for the number one spot between India and South Africa and the "enthralling" Ashes series show that Test cricket remains the pinnacle of the game, says ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat. Smith braces for India fightback in second Test
'Don't forget this is a fight between the top two teams in Test cricket. India will come out fighting, especially in the batting department,' said South Africa skipper Graeme Smith on the eve of the Durban Test. Tendulkar the centre of Kingsmead history
Sachin Tendulkar scored the first of his six centuries against South Africa at this venue while Jonty Rhodes was again involved in a technology decision, or to put it more correctly, the lack of one!
December 22, 2010
Dhoni wants solution to losses in tour openers
Stung by the humiliating defeat against South Africa at Centurion, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday said it is imperative for his team to rectify the growing tendency of losing the first Test match of a home or overseas series. Pick the greatest ODI team of all-time
Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have found a place in the list of players nominated for an ICC online poll to pick the all-time greatest team as part of one-day cricket's 40th anniversary celebrations. 2010: Of Tendulkar high and spot-fixing low
Sachin Tendulkar set a slew of records, and England, who gave the game to the world, finally won a World Cup. But spot-fixing could well be the lasting cricketing memory of a tumultuous year.
December 21, 2010
'Sachin is best batsman in the history of game'
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram salutes Sachin Tendulkar on his 50th Test century. Proud Achrekar wants Tendulkar to win World Cup
Proud of Sachin Tendulkar's ever-growing list of achievements, mentor Ramakant Achrekar now just wants him to win the World Cup, which is perhaps the only feat that has eluded him till now. Poor planning responsible for Centurion flop show
What went wrong for India in the first Test against South Africa? has the answers. Greatest batsman ever: Bradman or Tendulkar?
Sachin Tendulkar scoring a historic 50th Test ton has re-ignited the debate on who is the greatest batsman of all time -- he or Don Bradman. A poll commissioned by an Australian newspaper put the Indian icon in front though voting is yet to be over.
December 20, 2010
'It was a pretty dominant performance from SA'
South African captain Graeme Smith was happy that his team was able to put up a "dominant performance" as they beat India by an innings and 25 runs in the first Test but he also praised maestro Sachin Tendulkar for scoring his 50th Test century under pressure. First innings deficit too much to handle: Dhoni
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that the first innings deficit was too much to handle and defeat was inevitable after India conceded a massive 484-run lead to South Africa in the first Test in Centurion. An overview of Sachin Tendulkar's Fab Fifty
Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday, created history by becoming the first cricketer to score 50 Test centuries. Rajneesh Gupta presents an overview of the Master Blaster's tons scored over the years. Former Pakistan cricketers hail Tendulkar
Pakistan's former Test players showered lot of praise on Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first man to score 50 Test hundreds. 'Wouldn't have skipped ODIs if records mattered'
Sachin Tendulkar has always stressed that he never plays for records and it was no different when the media asked him to describe his feelings after completing the historic milestone of 50 Test centuries. Tendulkar showed why he is called great: Harris
He grew up watching Sachin Tendulkar play and South African left-arm spinner Paul Harris said the Indian iconic batsman on Sunday showed why he is considered to be one of the greatest cricketers ever. Tendulkar is professor of batting: Kirsten
India coach Gary Kirsten on Sunday paid rich tribute to Sachin Tendulkar for scoring a historic 50th Test ton in Centurion, describing him as professor of batting. 'An outstanding milestone in history of cricket'
Former players were effusive in their praise for Sachin Tendulkar who on Sunday became the first man in the history of Test cricket to post 50 centuries.
December 19, 2010
50 is just a number for me: Tendulkar
He doesn't hide the fact that he is happy but for Sachin Tendulkar, "50 is just another number." Images: Tendulkar's 50th ton lifts India's bloom
Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday created history by becoming the first cricketer to score 50 Test centuries but India found themselves staring at defeat on the fourth day of the opening Test against South Africa in Centurion. 50 Test tons and counting for Tendulkar
Milestones have become so routine in Sachin Tendulkar's career that it hardly came as a surprise when he touched another one by becoming the first batsman in cricket's history to notch up an astonishing 50 Test hundreds. Images: Defiant Aus wrest Ashes momentum back
A defiant Australia regained their traditional Ashes swagger in Perth on Sunday, routing England by 267 runs to level the series while hailing the momentum-swinging return of their mercurial pace bowler Mitchell Johnson.
December 18, 2010
Pics: Kallis, de Villiers pile on misery for India
Images from day three of the first Test between India and South Africa in Centurion, on Saturday. Images: Aus sniff victory after Hussey ton
Images from Day 3 of the third Ashes Test played in Perth on Saturday.
December 17, 2010
Images: SA tighten the noose around India
Images of the Day 2 play of the first Test between India and South Africa played at the Centurion on Friday. Images: 'Sixy' Johnson bowls Aus back into game
Images from Day 2 of the third Ashes Test played in Perth on Friday. We delivered the first punch: Morkel
South African pacer Morne Morkel believes his and Dale Steyn's exploit with the new bowl on the first day of the opening Test would have repercussions on the rest of the three-match series and also send a good message to the Indian camp.
December 16, 2010
Images: SA pacers leave India in tatters on Day 1
India's vulnerability to short pitched bowling was exposed as South Africa speedsters Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel exploited seaming conditions to leave the visitors in tatters on a rain-hit opening day of the first Test in Centurion on Thursday. Ponting fails to rise for the Ashes
Australia captain Ricky Ponting, the second most prolific Test batsman of all time, has struggled at the crease so far in the Ashes series against England. Images: 3rd Ashes Test, Day 1
Images from the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Perth. India under pressure to justify No 1 ranking
India will be under pressure to justify their number one ranking by winning away from home when they play second-placed South Africa in a three-match Test series, starting at Centurion on Thursday.
December 15, 2010
Not thinking much about 50th Test ton: Tendulkar
Despite standing on the threshold of history, champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar is unfazed by the media attention and anticipation around his 50th Test century. England must fight Aussie fire with fire: Strauss
England need to match the desperation of a wounded Australia if they are to beat the hosts at their traditional stronghold of Perth in the third Ashes Test, captain Andrew Strauss said on Wednesday. Murali's wickets were run-outs, says Bedi
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi, who never misses an opportunity to take a dig at Muttiah Muralitharan and Harbhajan Singh, has once again lashed out at the two premier off-spinners. Proteas set to challenge India's No 1 status
The pre-series verbal war has set the stage for an electrifying battle as India gear up to face a hostile South Africa in the first of a three-Test cricket series starting in Centurion on Thursday. Perth pitch will produce a result: Ponting
Australia cannot afford to contemplate anything other than victory in the third Test at Perth with a grassy wicket likely to produce a result that could seal the hosts' Ashes fate, captain Ricky Ponting said on Wednesday. It will be Sehwag vs pacers, says Morkel
South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel said on Tuesday the contest between the home side's fast bowlers and India opener Virender Sehwag would be the key contest in the forthcoming three-Test series.
December 14, 2010
Inconsistent Johnson sweating on Australia recall
Mitchell Johnson is hoping his perspiration in the nets will provide inspiration to Australia's selectors and earn him a recall for the third Ashes Test against England in Perth this week. Tendulkar is a great ambassador of the game: Smith
South Africa captain Graeme Smith has termed Sachin Tendulkar as 'a great ambassador of the game' and said his desire to become a cricketer got wings after watching the Indian batting maestro during his childhood.
December 13, 2010
India hope to break South African supremacy
India will endeavour to become the only visiting side apart from England to win a Test match at SuperSport Park in Centurion when the three-Test series gets underway on Thursday. We can go unbeaten in Australia: Prior
England could go through the entire tour of Australia unbeaten according to wicketkeeper Matt Prior, who scored a century to help the tourists grind out a draw against state side Victoria over the weekend. New Zealand board rules out sacking Vettori
The Test and One-day thrashing at the hands of India has prompted New Zealand Cricket to start a review of the team's performance but the body has ruled out sacking captain Daniel Vettori. Ashwin is the find of ODI series: Gambhir
Stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir praised off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's performance terming him the find of the One-Day series.
December 11, 2010
No one can surpass Tendulkar's record: Richards
Sachin Tendulkar's career longevity and his remarkable achievements make him a class apart, according to the legendary Sir Vivian Richards who reckons that the Indian maestro has set benchmarks that no other contemporary cricketer can come anywhere close to.
December 10, 2010
Images: India humiliate NZ to complete whitewash
Images from 5th ODI played between India and New Zealand in Chennai on Friday. Gambhir credits team effort for series whitewash
India's stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir attributed the team's 5-0 sweep in the ODI series against New Zealand to "overall effort" after the hosts won the final match by eight wickets, in Chennai on Friday. Defiant Ponting vows to fight on past World Cup
Ricky Ponting has defiantly vowed to fight on as Australia's Test cricket captain despite facing the possibility of his third Ashes drubbing since taking over from Steve Waugh.
December 09, 2010
India favourites to win World Cup: former captains
It is a unanimous opinion that India is the hot favorite to win the 2011 World Cup. Experts and players feel that India has the talent, potential and the form to win the title trophy. 'Feels strange when questioned about Indian roots'
The first cricketer of Indian descent to make it to the South African national team, Hashim Rampaging India look for series whitewash
High on confidence after steamrolling the opposition in the first three matches before snatching an improbable win in the next, a rampaging India would look to rout New Zealand with a 5-0 series whitewash in the fifth and final cricket One-dayer in Chennai on Friday. IPL: So who stays and who goes out?
Here is a list of players who have been retained in their IPL side and those who haven't. We've achieved nothing yet, says Eng coach Flower
England played the "perfect" game in Adelaide to take a 1-0 lead over Australia in the Ashes series but there was little danger of complacency as the team had achieved nothing so far, coach Andy Flower said on Wednesday.
December 08, 2010
I never thought we would lose the game: Yusuf
A daunting target of 316 did not fluster Yusuf Pathan a bit and the swashbuckling batsman said he never thought during his match-winning knock of 123 that India would lose the fourth One-day International against New Zealand in Bangalore. Aussies ask 'who you Warne-a call? -- Pom buster!'
With Australia's Ashes campaign on the ropes after a crushing second Test loss to England, local sports writers have resorted to trying to cajole 41-year-old legspinner Shane Warne out of retirement to save the cricket team in their hour of need. Aussies out-batted, out-bowled and out of options
A downcast nation will expect changes to the Australia team after they were routed by England in the second Ashes Test but selectors look to have few real options at their disposal. Images: India vs New Zealand (Bangalore ODI)
Images from the fourth One-Day International between India and New Zealand at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.
December 07, 2010
'Aussies need to show their class to fight back'
Australia have the ability to fight their way back into the Ashes series after their worst defeat to England in nearly a quarter of a century -- but they need to start showing it, captain Ricky Ponting said on Tuesday. Eng vow to remain focused after exorcising demons
Captain Andrew Strauss said England would savour their win over Australia on Tuesday but the reverse in the corresponding Ashes four years ago had taught them not to take anything for granted in the rest of the series.
December 06, 2010
We are aiming for a clean sweep: Gambhir
Having already clinched the series Images: Late strike lifts Eng hopes in Adelaide
Images of the fourth day's play of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Monday Indians eye whitewash, Kiwis seek redemption
An unassailable lead in hand, the rampaging Indian team will now push for a series whitewash when it takes on a grossly mismatched New Zealand in the inconsequential fourth cricket One-dayer of the five-match rubber in Bangalore on Tuesday.
December 05, 2010
Top-gear KP learns to shift down to end lean run
England's Kevin Pietersen is a past master at batting in top gear but it was learning to shift down that helped him end a long lean spell with a double century in the second Ashes Test on Sunday.
December 04, 2010
Images: Gambhir leads India to series win over NZ
Stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir hit a second consecutive unbeaten century to lead India to a nine-wicket win and series victory against New Zealand with two one-day internationals to spare on Saturday. Images: Ice-cool Cook emerges from dark to deliver
England opener Alastair Cook's 438 runs in three innings has made him the dominant player of the Ashes series so far, making it hard to believe that 14 weeks ago he was fighting for his place in the team.
December 03, 2010
Gambhir warns teammates against complacency
India might be comfortably placed Images: Bowlers put England on top in Adelaide
England backed up a sensational three-wicket start to bowl out Australia for 245 on an extraordinary opening day of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. India eye series victory to stay in 2nd place
Bolstered by the return of pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, India would look to stamp their superiority and clinch the five-match series against New Zealand with a third straight victory in the third One-dayer in Vadodara on Saturday.
December 02, 2010
Zaheer back in squad; Sreesanth, Raina rested
Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who missed the first two matches due to injury, on Thursday, returned to the Indian team for the next three games of the ODI series against New Zealand while the selectors decided to rest batsman Suresh Raina and pacer Sreesanth, ahead of the upcoming South Africa series. Fiery pace attack beckons Indian batsmen in SA
Andrew Hudson, convenor of selectors for the Proteas, said that South Africa would concentrate on its strong points when they announce their Test squad for the upcoming series against India. We haven't achieved anything yet, Strauss stresses
England must keep their feet firmly on the ground despite having effectively batted Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson out of the Ashes series, skipper Andrew Strauss said on Thursday. Ponting urges his team to seize the moment
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has urged his players to seize their opportunities in the remaining four Ashes Tests against England after the first Test in Brisbane ended in a draw.
December 01, 2010
Images: Gambhir leads from the front against NZ
Gautam Gambhir stamped his authority with a majestic century as India romped to a convincing eight-wicket win thereby taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against New Zealand, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday. De Villiers inspired by accidental remark
An "accidental" remark he wished he had never made is behind AB de Villiers' rapid ascent into the top-rank of the world's leading batsmen, the South African said on Tuesday. Johnson's future may rest in Ashes
Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson's wayward first Ashes Test performance in Brisbane has placed him squarely in the firing line for media and fan criticism as his dented side prepare for the second match in Adelaide on Friday.
November 30, 2010
Tendulkar is Bradman of today: Lara
Saluting the longevity of Sachin Tendulkar, West Indies great Brian Lara has described the Indian batting legend as the 'Don Bradman' of modern era but refused to the compare the icons of different eras. Sudeep Tyagi : Best pacer in domestic cricket?
Bowling on flat Indian wickets can quite a nightmare for any fast bowler, Tyagi has held his own with a few good performances to start off the season with the bang with 18 wickets already in three games, inclusive of two five-wicket hauls. Ashes: Media heaps blame on 'clueless' Aussies
Blame, not credit, was the bitter medicine required after England saved the first Ashes Test at the Gabba with a record-breaking second innings, Australia's media decreed on Tuesday.
November 29, 2010
'Tendulkar's ton against Eng after 26/11 his best'
Andrew Flintoff on Monday rated Sachin Tendulkar's second innings Test century at Chennai against England as the batting maestro's career-best and termed his words of gratitude to the visitors for returning to India to play the series after the 26/11 terror strike in Mumbai as a extremely touching gesture. Cook defies Aussie demons to rack up records
England opener Alastair Cook arrived in Perth last month determined to prove he could play in Australia and on Monday he did that by taking a batting record off the great Don Bradman with an unbeaten 235.
November 28, 2010
Images: Kohli inspires India to victory
Virat Kohli's sparkling century helped India script a 40-run win against an injury-hit New Zealand in the first One-day International to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series in Guwahati on Sunday. Images: Strauss, Cook lead spirited Eng fightback
Centuries from openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook helped England wipe out the deficit and bring the tourists right back into the first Ashes Test against Australia on Sunday.
November 27, 2010
Images: Hussey hustles for game-changing 195
Mike Hussey showed impeccable timing by producing a magnificent innings of 195 in the first Ashes Test against England on Saturday, transforming Australia's prospects in the match and perhaps saving his Test career.
November 26, 2010
Hussey hits back after England bowlers strike
A bellicose Mike Hussey hit 81 not out to lead Australia to 220 for five when play was abandoned early on the second day of the first Ashes Test against England on Friday.
November 25, 2010
Images: Fiery Siddle blows England away
Australian paceman Peter Siddle destroyed England's lower middle order by taking a hat-trick and finishing with 6-54 as the visitors were dismissed for 260 late on the first day of the first Ashes Test on Thursday.
November 24, 2010
NZ Tests: Team India's report card
How the Indian players rated in the three Test series against New Zealand. Ashes: Ponting ready to assume the burden again
The most prolific Australian batsman and one of the most successful cricketers of all time, Ricky Ponting is facing the unthinkable over the next six weeks -- becoming the first Australian captain to lose three Ashes series. Ashes skippers expect good starts, not howlers
Australia's Ricky Ponting and England's Andrew Strauss talk of the importance of the first hour and the first delivery of the Ashes. Ashes preview: Clarke fit for first Test
Australia batsman Michael Clarke is fit to start the first Ashes Test against England on Thursday but fast bowler Doug Bollinger will miss out, captain Ricky Ponting said on Wednesday. Ashes preview: England wary of wounded Australia
Wounded Australia or not, England will have to fight for every wicket and scrap for every run over the next six weeks if they are to return home with the Ashes for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century.
November 23, 2010
Images: India steamroll Kiwis in Nagpur
Spinners Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha wreaked havoc on a turning track as India recorded one of their most convincing Test wins by thrashing New Zealand by an innings and 198 runs in third and final Test to clinch the three-match series 1-0 in Nagpur on Tuesday.
November 22, 2010
Images: Dravid, Dhoni author huge lead for India
Images from the Day Three of the third Test match between India and New Zealand in Nagpur on Monday.
November 21, 2010
Images: Indian batsmen take control of 3rd Test
Images from the Day Two of the third Test match between India and New Zealand in Nagpur on Sunday. Captaincy, a dream come true: Gambhir
Handed over the responsibility of captaining India in the first two ODIs against New Zealand in
November 20, 2010
Images: Bowlers have Kiwis reeling in final Test
Images from the Day One of the third Test match between India and New Zealand in Nagpur on Saturday Aus still in a spin about how to replace Warne
Almost four years after Shane Warne finally departed the Test arena and with another Ashes series almost upon them, Australia appear no closer to figuring out how to replace him.
November 19, 2010
My shot selection has been a problem: Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said he is "not really bothered" about his Test form but conceded that "poor shot selection" has been a problem for him for quite some while now. Bowling woes for Dhoni as India aim for a win
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be desperate to sort out his team's bowling woes when they take on New Zealand in the third and final Test starting Saturday amidst threat of weather playing spoilsport.
November 16, 2010
Images: McCullum double ton secures draw for Kiwis
Virender Sehwag produced an entertaining innings after New Zealand's Brendon McCullum snuffed out any chances of an India win with a career-best maiden double century on the fifth and final day of the second Test in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Gayle delights Galle with 333
Chris Gayle became the first West Indies batsman to smash a triple-century in an away Test, in the first match against Sri Lanka, in Galle.
November 15, 2010
Images: Bhajji hits another ton, NZ fight back
Harbhajan Singh smashed his way into the record books by becoming the first number eight batsman in the history of Test cricket to hit back-to-back tons even as the second Test between India and New Zealand headed towards a tight finish in Hyderabad.
November 14, 2010
Images: Harbhajan cameo gives India the edge
Images from the India vs New Zealand second Test match at the Rajiv Gandhi National stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.
November 13, 2010
Images: India in command in 2nd Test
Images from Day 2 of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad on Friday.
November 12, 2010
Images: McIntosh ton gives Kiwis steady start
Images from Day 1 of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad on Friday. China promises cricket a memorable Asiad debut
China will make its bow in international cricket on Saturday amid high-pitched excitement and huge expectations at the sport's Asian Games debut.
November 11, 2010
Indians aim to clip Kiwi wings in Hyderabad
The narrow escape in the first Test was hardly the kind of start India wanted against a depleted New Zealand and the hosts would be determined to notch up a convincing win against their spirited rivals in the second cricket Test starting in Hyderabad on Friday. Tendulkar named ambassador for World Cup 2011
Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who is set to become only the second player in the history of cricket to play six ODI World Cups, was on Thursday named the official ambassador of the event to be held in the sub-continent next year.
November 10, 2010
Gambhir made just 86 runs in last 9 innings
If he has to justify the faith the selectors have in him, Gautam Gambhir needs to return to doing what he does best: Score runs. VVS Laxman: India's eternal saviour
Starting from his Test debut, Laxman has saved India from humiliating defeats on numerous occasions. Rajneesh Gupta features some of Laxman's match-saving performances.
November 09, 2010
Aussies confident of winning the Ashes
Australia will beat England in the upcoming Ashes series if they play their best cricket despite their recent slump, bullish vice-captain Michael Clarke said on Monday. Zulqarnain lands in England after Dubai no-show
Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has arrived in England after mysteriously disappearing hours before the fifth and final One-day International against South Africa in Dubai.
November 08, 2010
Images: India vs NZ, Motera Test (Day Five)
Images from the fifth and final day's play of the opening Test between India and New Zealand at Motera on Monday. Harbhajan is man of the match for his batting!
Even in his wildest dreams, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh might have never imagined that he would be named man of the match in a Test match for his batting.
November 07, 2010
Images: Martin, Williamson propel New Zealand
India found themselves in real danger of losing the first Test against New Zealand, in Ahmedabad after a top-order collapse left them reeling at 82 for six in their second innings on Sunday. 'Clown' Pietersen gets his mojo back
England's Kevin Pietersen believes he is hitting his best form just at the right time with the Ashes series against Australia just a couple of weeks away.
November 06, 2010
Images: Ryder ton puts Kiwis on right track
Jesse Ryder marked his return to Test cricket with a defiant century as New Zealand staged a spirited fightback to keep themselves afloat in the first Test against India in Ahmedabad on Saturday. Ntini played the race card: Mickey Arthur
South African cricketer Makhaya Ntini played the race card when things did not go his way, disclosed former team coach Mickey Arthur in his to be released book.
November 05, 2010
Images: India gain upper hand in first Test
Harbhajan Singh smashed an attacking career-best eighth half-century as India posted an imposing first innings total of 487 and then snapped two early wickets to wrest initiative on the second day of the opening Test against New Zealand in Ahmedabad on Friday.
November 04, 2010
Images: Sehwag, Dravid put India in box seat
Virender Sehwag smashed a blistering 173 while Rahul Dravid marked his return to form with a fluent century as India took firm control of the first cricket Test against a hapless New Zealand in Ahmedabad on Thursday. We are looking at a total of 500 or more: Sehwag
Flamboyant opener Virender Sehwag on Thursday said he and and Rahul Dravid did not even once discuss their different batting styles even as they struck contrasting centuries on the opening day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand in Ahmedabad. Ashes defeat will end Ponting's reign: Vaughan
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan believes Australia captain Ricky Ponting will lose his job if he fails to secure an Ashes victory this winter. 'Four-day cricket is not going to attract people'
Bikash Mohapatra speaks with Aussie pacer Shaun Tait, who was in Mumbai to consult India physio John Gloster. Sreesanth and band ready to rock
India fast bowler S Sreesanth, 27, recently launched a band, called S-36, with his a few of his family members and friends. Tendulkar is the Bradman of today: Woodcock
'Let us just say that Tendulkar is the Bradman of today - less hypnotic but scarcely less phenomenal,' says cricket writer John Woodcock, who reckons the Indian icon has every chance of scoring his 50th Test century this week.
November 03, 2010
Kiwis face testing time in Ahmedabad
Fresh from the 2-0 triumph over Australia, a full-strength India goes into a three-Test rubber against New Zealand in Ahmedabad on Thursday with the focus on Sachin Tendulkar, who just needs one more century to record an amazing feat of 50 Test hundreds. Dhoni not willing to buy UDRS 'without warranty'
Virender Sehwag may advocate its usage but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains adamant that the controversial Umpire Decision Review System should not be implemented unless it guarantees 100 per cent accuracy. Can't take New Zealand lightly: Harbhajan
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has said that New Zealand team should not be 'taken lightly' ahead of a three-Test match series starting on Thursday, just because they lost to Bangladesh. Martin keen to end wickets drought in new season
After an unimpressive last season, lanky New Zealand fast bowler Chris Martin wants to make a positive start to the new season by doing well at the upcoming Test series against India, a country he is touring for the first time. 'Cronje had made match-fixing offer in '96 too'
Herschelle Gibbs has claimed in his controversial autobiography, To the Point that former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje had made an offer to the team to fix a match in India in 1996. Coach Amre worried about Mumbai's wicket ways
With the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai's original home ground for Ranji Trophy matches being the upgraded for the upcoming World Cup and the alternative vene at the CCI (Brabourne Stadium) being overlooked owing to administrative differences between the parties concerned, the defending champions have no option but to play their home games at the MCA facility at the Bandra-Kurla Complex. To make matters worse, the wicket at the said facility is a flat one. Ntini leaves a lasting legacy, says Smith
South Africa captain Graeme Smith paid tribute to Makhaya Ntini after the fast bowler announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday.
November 02, 2010
Gibbs was warned of death penalty by Delhi Police
Delhi Police had intimidated him with the threat of a death penalty, claims South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs, who had been grilled by them for his suspected involvement in the 2000 match-fixing scandal in India. Vettori aims at 4000 runs, 400 wickets in Tests
He is regarded as the best left-arm spinner in contemporary cricket, but New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori still yearns to improve and has set himself a target of 4000 runs and 400 wickets in Test matches. New Zealand skipper Vettori bats for UDRS
In a stand quite different to the one adopted by the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori and coach Mark Greatbatch have favoured the use of Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), saying it was good for the game. My book an open and honest account: Gibbs
Unruffled by his team-mates' criticism and the threat of disciplinary action from Cricket South Africa, opener Herschelle Gibbs said his controversial autobiography detailing sexual promiscuity, alcohol abuse and divisions in the side is an "open and honest account."
November 01, 2010
India arrive at Sachin's lucky ground to face NZ
The Indian cricket team arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday for their first match of the three-Test series against visitors New Zealand, starting November 4 at the Sardar Patel stadium in Motera. I know my role and goals: Sehwag
Wielding the mike with as much gusto as he does the bat, dashing Indian opener Virender Sehwag today said he was least concerned about a radical move by the cricket authorities to send undercover agents to players posing as illegal bookmakers. No complacency against Kiwis: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar has said the upcoming Test series against New Zealand is very important for the team from momentum building perspective before the 2011 World Cup.
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