Daunting target

Thursday, 31 July 2014.

SOUTHAMPTON: ALASTAIR Cook hit an unbeaten 70 as England declared for a second time in the ThirdTest and left India four sessions to bat out for a draw at the Rose Bowl yesterday.

Captain’s innings

Wednesday, 30 July 2014.

CAPE TOWN: HASHIM Amla had big shoes to fill, literally and figuratively, when he took over the captaincy of the South African test team from Graeme Smith, but he has come through his first series in Sri Lanka having ticked all the right boxes.

Broad double rocks India

Wednesday, 30 July 2014.

SOUTHAMPTON: Stuart Broad struck twice in the morning session as England kept India on the back foot on day three of the third test at Southampton yesterday.

ICC not keen on Games

Friday, 25 July 2014.

MUMBAI: Cricket’s absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event.

Afghanistan aim to shock big names

Thursday, 24 July 2014.

MUMBAI: Afghanistan’s triumph over Zimbabwe on Tuesday was far from a surprise to the man who runs the game in the war-torn nation and he has warned cricket’s establishment to brace itself for more shocks at the World Cup next year.

Dhoni rejoices as England lose Prior

Wednesday, 23 July 2014.

LONDON: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his side’s determination in forcing the collapse of England who faced new trouble yesterday when wicketkeeper Matt Prior withdrew for at least the rest of the season.

SA aim to end Sri Lanka series jinx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014.

COLOMBO: An upbeat South Africa will look to carry their winning momentum in the Second Test against Sri Lanka beginning tomorrow, and break a 21-year-old jinx on the island.

Sharma shines

Tuesday, 22 July 2014.

LONDON: ISHANT Sharma claimed seven wickets to bowl India to a 95-run victory over England in the Second Test at Lord’s yesterday, their first overseas win since 2011.

SA break duck

Monday, 21 July 2014.

GALLE (Sri Lanka): SOUTH African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting lineup to seal a 153-run win in the First Test yesterday as Hashim Amla started his captaincy in fine style.

Vijay just misses ton

Monday, 21 July 2014.

LONDON: Murali Vijay fell five runs short of a well-deserved century yesterday as England took three valuable wickets in the morning session of fourth day of the Second Test at Lord’s.