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New Delhi: Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan was on Tuesday handed a five-month retrospective suspension for failing a dope test, a sanction which will end on January 14 after the BCCI accepted his plea that the violation was inadvertent. "Mr Yusuf Pathan has been suspended for a doping violation. MrMore
Published 09-Jan-2018 14:03 IST | Updated 17:13 IST
Cape Town: South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis was also left surprised by the selection of India batsman Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test. Another surprise call, according to the opposition skipper, was picking debutant Jasprit Bumrah ahead of seniors like Ishant Sharma and UmeshMore
Published 09-Jan-2018 07:44 IST
Cape Town: His bowlers set it up nicely by taking 20 South African wickets but a dejected India captain Virat Kohli said that it would be of little consequence if the batsmen don't put up a better show in the upcoming matches. India's star-studded batting line-up scored 209 and 135 in both essays inMore
Published 09-Jan-2018 07:25 IST
Cape Town: India captain Virat Kohli blamed losing wickets in a heap as one of the biggest reasons for their 72-run defeat against South Africa in the first Test here. "Well in hindsight, we lost by 70-odd, if we had taken chances in the first innings, they would have been 220," said Kohli in theMore
Published 08-Jan-2018 22:22 IST
Cape Town: India's much-vaunted batting line-up fell apart in the face of a Vernon Philander-led pace attack's relentless aggression as South Africa emerged victorious by 72 runs in the first cricket Test here on Monday. While South Africa grabbed a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, the visitorsMore
Published 08-Jan-2018 21:19 IST | Updated 22:39 IST
Cape Town: South Africa set India a target of 208 in the opening cricket Test after being bowled out for a paltry 130 in their second innings at Newlands here on Monday. Resuming from Saturday's total of 65/2 as the third day's play was completely washed out, the hosts failed to get going and couldMore
Published 08-Jan-2018 17:22 IST
Sydney: Australia coasted to a 4-0 Ashes win after thrashing England by an innings and 123 runs on the final day of the fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Monday. Bogged down by the loss of their skipper Joe Root, who had been hospitalised overnight for gastroenteritis, EnglandMore
Published 08-Jan-2018 16:38 IST
Sydney: Shaun Marsh (156) and Mitchell Marsh (101) took Australia to 649/7 declared in their first innings before reducing England to 93/4 in their second innings on the fourth day of the fifth and final Ashes Test here on Sunday. England, who have already lost the series, trail the hosts by 210More
Published 08-Jan-2018 07:11 IST
Cape Town: Persistent rain washed out the entire third day's play in the first Test between India and South Africa here. Heavy showers had been forecast for Sunday and they duly arrived early in the Sunday morning. It didn't stop raining at all, instead picked up as the scheduled start time of playMore
Published 07-Jan-2018 16:25 IST | Updated 21:53 IST
New Delhi: The internal politics at the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) hit a new low after young wicketkeeper batsman and India prospect Rishabh Pant was sacked from state captaincy after having led the team to Ranji Trophy final only a week before.
Published 07-Jan-2018 09:09 IST
Cape Town: South African veteran pacer Dale Steyn may not take further part in the ongoing first Test against India due to a left heel injury which might force him to miss the next two matches of the series. Steyn landed awkwardly during his run-up in India's first innings in the post-lunch session.More
Published 07-Jan-2018 07:42 IST
Cape Town: South Africa reached 65 for two in their second innings after bowling India out for 209 in their first innings on the second day of the opening Test at Newlands here on Saturday. The hosts have taken a lead of 142 runs as all-rounder Harik Pandya's fighting knock of 93 lifted India out ofMore
Published 07-Jan-2018 07:25 IST | Updated 07:34 IST
Hyderabad: Sanath Jayasuriya aka ‘Matara Marauder’, the former Sri Lankan all-rounder is ailing with a severe knee injury. Jayasuriya played a vital role in 1996 WC in Indian subcontinent, is suffering from knee injury and is unable to walk without the support of his crutches.
Published 06-Jan-2018 17:55 IST | Updated 18:21 IST
Cape Town: Hardik Pandya stood tall amid ruins with his all-round prowess but hosts South Africa were still very much in command with a current lead of 142 runs against India after an enthralling second day in the first cricket Test. Pandya played a swashbuckling innings of 93 off 95 balls as IndiaMore
Published 06-Jan-2018 17:37 IST | Updated 22:41 IST
Wellington: New Zealand rode on skipper Kane Williamson's 10th ODI century and a fiery spell rom pace spearhead Tim Southee (3/22) to thrash Pakistan by 61 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the opener of the five-match One-day International series at Basin Reserve here on Saturday. Put inMore
Published 06-Jan-2018 16:08 IST
Sydney: Australia tightened their grip over England in the fifth and final Ashes Test by finishing the third day at 479/4, a lead of 133 over Englands 346 at the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Saturday. At stumps, the Marsh brothers, Shaun (98) and Mitchell (63), accompanied each other, with ShaunMore
Published 06-Jan-2018 15:30 IST
Cape Town: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar admitted that the bowling attack gave away 30 runs too many as South Africa reached 286 in their first innings despite being reduced to 12 for 3 within the first half an hour.
Published 06-Jan-2018 07:07 IST
Wellington: Fresh from their recent triumph over the West Indies, New Zealand will aim to continue the momentum when they host Pakistan in the first of a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the Basin Reserve here on Saturday. Pakistan, on the other hand, arrive in New Zealand for theMore
Published 05-Jan-2018 19:25 IST
Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and coach Javed Miandad has called on his country's cricket board to forget about playing India in the near future and instead focus on improving the game's structure in the country.
Published 05-Jan-2018 17:31 IST
Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and discarded wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal have called on Pakistan selectors to show the same consistency as their Indian counterparts do while picking the national team. Butt and Kamran feel that Indian selectors, compared to their PakistaniMore
Published 05-Jan-2018 17:23 IST

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