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PIX: England set South Africa improbable target of 466 to winRediff.com10 hours ago
Images from Day 3 of the 4th Test played between South Africa and England in Johannesburg on Sunday.
BCCI Meeting: IPL GC to discuss match timings, office bearers to decide Gambhir's replacementsRediff.com11 hours ago
This will be the second meeting of the IPL GC headed by former Test batsman Brijesh Patel
R-Day passes off peacefully in KashmirRediff.com11 hours ago
The 71st Republic Day was celebrated in Kashmir amidst tight security. Lieutenant Governor's advisor presided over the main function. However most mainstream politicians stayed away.
Philander fined for swearing at ButtlerRediff.com13 hours ago
Philander admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft.
How India's new No 4 Iyer learnt the art of chasingRediff.com14 hours ago
There is no one better than Virat Kohli when it comes to chasing down totals in white-ball cricket, something that India's newest No 4 Shreyas Iyer wants to emulate on a consistent basis. With a half-century and 44 off 33 balls in the successful chases in the first two T20 Internationals in the ongoing five-match series against New Zealand, Iyer is fast becoming an integral part of the Indian batting line-up apart from its talismanic skipper when it comes to tricky run-chases.
'That was very unusual': When Tendulkar sledged McGrathRediff.com15 hours ago
Recalling some of his fiercest battles with Sachin Tendulkar, legendary Australian bowler Glenn McGrath has said it ended 50-50 between them but the Indian batting genius was really furious when he was declared out after a low bouncer hit his shoulder. McGrath said he spends a lot of time in India, has got a lot many friends there and always catches up with Tendulkar when he is in Mumbai, but many Indians still tell him they have not forgiven him for getting Sachin out in the 2003 World Cup final.
Why New Zealand's batsmen flopped in Auckland T20IRediff.com15 hours ago
Martin Guptill felt that India once again out-batted them on a difficult track.
How KL Rahul has improved in his shot selectionRediff.com15 hours ago
KL Rahul said he had to make some changes to his game as the pitch was different than the one India played during the opening match.
Captain Kohli lauds bowlers for 'taking control'Rediff.com16 hours ago
India captain Virat Kohli lauded his bowling unit for taking control of the proceedings from the onset after an emphatic seven-wicket victory against New Zealand in the second T20 International in Auckland on Sunday. Ravindra Jadeja (2/18 in 4 overs) and Jasprit Bumrah (1/21 in 4 overs) were primarily responsible for restricting New Zealand to 132 with the help of a steady Mohammed Shami (0/22 in 4 overs).
PHOTOS: Dominant India outclass Kiwis to take 2-0 leadRediff.com16 hours ago
India's bowlers highlighted the balance of their side as they set up an easy seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 international at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. KL Rahul (57 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (44) then marshalled the run chase as they helped their side to reach 135-3 with 15 balls to spare, chasing New Zealand's 132-5.
Will India agree to play Pakistan in neutral venue?Rediff.com1 days ago
Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan on Saturday hinted that India's league matches in the Asia Cup, which it will be hosting, could be held at a neutral venue if the sport's continental body gives the nod. Pakistan is scheduled to host the Asia Cup T20 tournament in September this year but there remains doubts over India's participation considering the prevailing political climate.
PHOTOS: England on top as South Africa collapse on Day 2Rediff.com1 days ago
England proved devastating with both bat and ball on Saturday as they scored 400 runs in their first innings and then reduced sorry South Africa to 88 for six wickets at the close of play on the second day of the fourth Test at The Wanderers. Images from Day 2 of the 4th Test played between South Africa and England in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Will be our loss when Dhoni decides to retire: KapilRediff.com1 days ago
Former India captain Kapil Dev believes it will be a big loss for the India whenever the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to hang up his boots. Recently, Dhoni was dropped from the BCCI's list of centrally contracted players, raising fresh doubts on the future of the former India captain who has not played since the World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand last year.
Pant has to keep on getting runs and prove everybody wrong: KapilRediff.com1 days ago
It is the job of a talented cricketer like Rishabh Pant to prove his detractors wrong, legendary India all-rounder Kapil Dev said. Recently, Pant has found himself at the receiving end of criticism for his inconsistency with the gloves and the bat and has lost his place in the Indian team.
Boxing legend Mary Kom to be conferred with Padma VibhushanRediff.com1 days ago
Celebrated boxer M C Mary Kom will be conferred with the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award, while world champion shuttler P V Sindhu will get the Padma Bhushan among eight sportspersons named for the prestigious honours on Saturday. She is one of seven eminent personalities to be awarded the Padma Vibhushan this year.
Padma awards for Sushma, Jaitley, ParrikarRediff.com1 days ago
Stokes fined after foul language rant at spectatorRediff.com1 days ago
England all-rounder Ben Stokes was fined and given a demerit point by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday after a foul-mouthed row with a spectator on Friday in the ongoing fourth Test match against South Africa. He was fined 15 percent of his match fee and given a demerit point after being charged by the ICC with a level one offence of "use of an audible obscenity".
Pakistan say won't send team to India for 2021 T20 WCRediff.com1 days ago
We will no travel to India for T20 World Cup if they won't come to Pakistan for Asia Cup: PCB
Check out Steve Smith's 'duplicate'Rediff.com1 days ago
Giving the 'social challenge' a new twist, the International Cricket Council called Australian batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne a duplicate of his team-mate Steve Smith. ICC used three different photos of Steve Smith indicating different profile pictures for Linkedin, Facebook, and Instagram. However, they replaced his Twitter picture with a duplicate account and used Labuschagne's photo to denote it, terming it as 'duplicate account'.
How New Zealand plan to bounce back in 2nd T20IRediff.com1 days ago
Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi believes New Zealand need to be more aggressive with the ball against India's world class batting unit during the second T20I to make an immediate comeback in the five-match series. India claimed a six-wicket win in the first T20I after chasing down 204 with relative ease to go 1-0 up in the five-match series, in Auckland, on Friday. Sodhi feels the hosts didn't bowl many attacking spells to put enough pressure on the visitors.
Settled India look for series lead in 2nd T20IRediff.com1 days ago
It remains to be seen whether India stick to their combination of three specialist pacers and two spinners combination or bring in an extra spinner in Kuldeep Yadav to partner Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja.
Stokes in foul-mouthed altercation with spectatorRediff.com2 days ago
England all-rounder Ben Stokes could face disciplinary action after a foul-mouthed row with a spectator after his dismissal in Friday's fourth Test against South Africa at The Wanderers. Stokes was shown on television exchanging insults with a middle aged man as he walked off the field after being caught cheaply for two runs in England's first innings on the opening day of the fourth Test at the Johannesburg venue, known as 'the bullring' for its often hostile atmosphere.
How rampaging Iyer plotted India's successful run chaseRediff.com2 days ago
Shreyas Iyer was always confident that a target of 204 against New Zealand in the first T20 International on Friday was achievable considering the smaller dimensions of the Eden Park ground. Iyer smashed an unbeaten 58 off 29 balls to seal a six-wicket win the opening game and once again showed his utility as a No. 4 batsman.
Crawley hits maiden 50 but South Africa fight backRediff.com2 days ago
Zak Crawley scored a maiden Test half century before South Africa fought back to restrict England to 192 for four when bad light stopped play early in the opening day of the fourth Test on Friday.
U-19 WC: Bishnoi, Ankolekar star in win over NZRediff.com2 days ago
In a rain-hit final Group A league encounter in the Under-19 World Cup, reduced to 23-overs per-side, India scored 115 without loss in 23 overs, with openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (57 not out off 72 balls) and Divyansh Saxena (52 no off 62 balls) hitting half-centuries. New Zealand needed 193 as per DLS method calculations but managed only 147 in 21 overs as India emerged group toppers with six points.
Why Rahul is relishing 'keeper-batsman roleRediff.com2 days ago
After keeping wickets K L Rahul scored 56 off 27 balls; his 99-run partnership with Virat Kohli set up the base for India's successful chase of New Zealand's 203 runs in the opening T20 in Auckland on Friday.
Agarkar frontrunner for chief selector's postRediff.com2 days ago
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Friday entered the race for the national selector's job and is a frontrunner for the chairman's post. Agarkar, who is a former chairman of Mumbai senior selection committee, is in contention for the chairman's post as the new constitution doesn't have provisions for zonal system.
Why Kohli 'enjoyed' India's thumping win in AucklandRediff.com2 days ago
India also beat the jet lag besides New Zealand in the T20I series opener in Auckland and skipper Virat Kohli said Friday's convincing win is just the kind of start his team was looking for. India, who arrived in Auckland only a couple of days ago, chased down New Zealand's 203 for five with an over to spare.
PHOTOS: Iyer's blitzkrieg lifts India to victory in 1st T20IRediff.com2 days ago
The immensely talented Shreyas Iyer enhanced his reputation of a finisher with a scintillating 29-ball-58, as India crushed New Zealand by six wickets in a high-scoring first T20 International in Auckland on Friday. Iyer built on KL Rahul's (56 off 27 balls) blazing start and Virat Kohli's useful 45 off 32 balls as India made short work of a 204-run target, knocking it off with an over to spare.
Indians dominate ICC Test rankings for batsmen, bowlersRediff.com2 days ago
With 794 points, pacer Jasprit Bumrah was the top-ranked Indian bowler at sixth place, while Kohli was the top-ranked batsmen.
Street Dancer 3D reviewRediff.com2 days ago
Street Dancer 3D is only about cardboard central characters and side-lined sensations doing the same old, same old, says Sukanya Verma.
Heard about Goa's Gaur Army?Rediff.com2 days ago
Football fans in Goa are shaking off their sussegado and becoming an animated, raucous, even belligerent lot.
U-19 WC: Aus score last-ball win over EnglandRediff.com3 days ago
All-rounder Connor Sully played a pivotal role in Australia's thrilling two-wicket win over England in a pulsating Group B match of the ICC U-19 World Cup, in Kimberly, on Thursday. He took two wickets and later smashed a crucial 35 as Australia first restricted England to 252 for 7 and then overhauled the target with the last ball of the match at the Diamond Oval.
Cric Buzz: Sivaramakrishnan, Chauhan, Khurasiya apply for selector's postRediff.com3 days ago
News of all that's transpired on and off the cricket field.
Akhtar takes dig at Sehwag, says has more money than Indian star's hair on headRediff.com3 days ago
Akhtar has often advised Pakistan's management to take cue from Indian management.
Lakmal bowls SL to 10-wkt win over ZimbabweRediff.com3 days ago
Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal took four for 27 to set up Sri Lanka's 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Harare on Thursday.
Scoring 300 in any kind of cricket is great: VengsarkarRediff.com3 days ago
Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar heaps praise on young Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan after his unbeaten triple hundred in the drawn Ranji Trophy game against Uttar Pradesh.
WT20: 4 nations to qualify from 16-team ICC QualifierRediff.com3 days ago
The 12 teams, which make round two of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia will gain automatic entry into the event the following year.
Kohli unhappy with tight tour schedulesRediff.com3 days ago
India takes on New Zealand in a five-match T20 International series from Friday after winding up the three-ODI series against Australia on Sunday. Kohli said the short turnaround is tough given the busy international calendar.
Kohli hints Rahul to continue as India keeper in NZ T20sRediff.com3 days ago
Rahul is likely to continue behind the wickets again in Friday's Twenty20 series opener in Auckland.