VISAKHAPATNAM: India’s much-hyped spin attack are under pressure to deliver in the second Test at Visakhapatnam starting Thursday against an England side high on confidence and boasting new teenage sensation Haseeb Hameed.
AUCKLAND: Cricketing greats honoured Martin Crowe at an emotional funeral for New Zealand’s greatest batsman Friday, with his cousin, Hollywood star Russell Crowe, acting as a pallbearer.
LAHORE: Pakistan has left talented but inconsistent batsman Umar Akmal out of the squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against England on disciplinary grounds, the chief selector said Thursday.
MELBOURNE: A blazer worn by cricketer great Don Bradman during his first series as Australia captain sold at auction Monday for 100,000 Australian dollars (US$70,000).
PETALING JAYA: Afghanistan retained the ACC Under-19 Premier League cricket title after beating Malaysia by seven wickets at the Kinrara Oval today.
KLANG: Nepal routed Malaysia by eight wickets to hand the hosts their first defeat in three matches of the ACC Under-19 Premier League cricket tournament at the Bayuemas Oval today.
LONDON: One of the charms of Test cricket is that a match scheduled to last five days allows for the possibility of a fightback, even if a team falls behind early on.
LONDON: Australia sent captain Michael Clarke into international retirement with an innings and 46-run victory in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Sunday.
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara was dismissed for 18 in his final international innings, ending a remarkable 15-year career during the second Test against India in Colombo on Sunday.
DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka: Mohammad Hafeez shrugged off concerns about his bowling action and claimed four wickets as Pakistan kept Sri Lanka down to 255-8 in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Saturday.
CARDIFF, United Kingdom: England captain Alastair Cook has said he is willing to alter his leadership style if it helps get the best out of a new-look side during the Ashes.
PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka hit back with three quick wickets after being dismissed for 278 on the second morning of the series-deciding third and final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele today.
GALLE, (Sri Lanka) : Sarfraz Ahmed once again stood in Sri Lanka’s way as he and Asad Shafiq led Pakistan’s fightback on the scheduled fourth day of the first Test in Galle on Saturday.
DHAKA: Fast bowler Imran Khan will replace Sohail Khan, who has not recovered sufficiently from his back injury, for the two-test series in Bangladesh, the Pakistan Cricket Board said.
KARACHI: Pakistani greats today slammed the team’s first ever series loss to Bangladesh, with former captain Javed Miandad terming it the “lowest point” in his country’s cricketing history.
KOLKATA: Indian cricket batsman Ankit Keshri died early today, three days after suffering a head injury in a freak accident on the field during a one-day match in the eastern city of Kolkata.
KARACHI: Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo a reassessment test on his bowling action in India on April 9 to try to revive his struggling career, a statement said Wednesday.
RAWALPINDI: Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Aamer showed no signs of rustiness as he made his return after a five-year spot-fixing ban today, bagging three wickets in his first spell in competitive cricket since 2010.
NELSON, New Zealand: Fired up Bangladesh sense a World Cup quarter-final berth will be one match away by close of play in Nelson on Thursday as they prepare to play a disconsolate Scotland.
NEW ZEALAND: A day after Ireland did wonders for the associate nations, New Zealand emphasised the gap between full test sides and the second tier teams when they bowled Scotland out for 142 in 36.2 overs in their World Cup clash in Dunedin on Tuesday.
SYDNEY: West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons frustrated Ireland with a superb century on Monday as Pakistan great Javed Miandad bemoaned his side’s latest World Cup loss to India.
HAMILTON: Zimbabwe has won the toss and chosen to bowl against South Africa in the opening Cricket World Cup pool match Sunday for the neighbouring African teams.
MELBOURNE: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from test cricket “citing the strain of playing all formats,” and Virat Kohli will lead the team in the fourth Test against Australia in Sydney, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.
PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): South Africa and the West Indies will travel to Cape Town for the third and final Test after rain and a wet outfield cut more than half the playing time from the second Test at St George’s Park yesterday.
AUSTRALIA skipper Steve Smith defended the timing of his declaration as India held on for a draw in the third Test in Melbourne yesterday.
AN unbeaten half-century by Shaun Marsh put Australia in a strong position yesterday, setting India a near-record task if they are to win the Third Test in Melbourne.
CHRISTCHURCH (NEW ZEALAND) A once in a lifetime innings from Brendon McCullum and high quality seam bowling ensured New Zealand completed an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka yesterday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels hit centuries in a record stand for the West Indies on the fourth day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies at St George’s Park yesterday.
VIRAT Kohli says he enjoys the on-field banter with Australia but he let his bat do the talking with a Test-best 169 to help India fight back in the third Test yesterday.
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