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N Srinivasan, vice chairman and managing director of India Cements. | PTI File Photo
Amitabh, Anirudh under COA scanner after attending Srini meet

Both Amitabh and Aniruddh are known to be Srinivasan loyalists but their presence in the meeting may not go down well with the Vinod Rai-led panel.

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Strip of embarrassment tailor-made by the hosts 

Pundits and pretenders predicting a whitewash of Australia were left looking for records of India’s biggest defeats after the premature end to the first Test.

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Action from the Andhra-Bengal match on Saturday  | Sunish P Surendran
Pluck over luck: Fitter Tiwary not giving up on India hopes

It has been an unlucky journey so far for Manoj Tiwary. An injured shoulder undid what could have been a debut against Bangladesh in 2007, and a Brett Lee toe-crusher soured his maiden ODI next year.

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Tare wears Mumbai pride on sleeve

Aditya Tare has come a long way from playing gully cricket in Mumbai’s suburb of Chembur to leading his team to a Ranji Trophy triumph last season.

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India's captain Virat Kohli (Photo | AFP)
Kohli calls big defeat a reality check

Choosing a turner, batsmen accustomed to such conditions could only consume 74 overs across two innings.

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Australia's captain Steven Smith. | AP File Photo
Fuller length behind Oz spin success, says Smith

About the difference between spinners of the two teams, Smith said it was the fuller length his team bowled.

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Pitch black

India’s ploy of welcoming Australia with turning track backfires as tourists, inspired by O’Keefe, coast to 333-run win inside three days.

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India's captain Virat Kohli (Photo | AFP)
Loss against Australia a big learning for me, says Virat Kohli

Kohli admitted that it was their worst batting display in two years, after the hosts twice succumbed to spinner Steve O'Keefe.

25 Feb 2017

Australia's skipper Steve Smith. | AP File Photo
Steve Smith overwhelmed to end Australia's 13-year wait

Australian skipper Steve Smith, whose defiant ton helped the visitors thrash the hosts by 333 runs, is overwhelmed with pride. 

25 Feb 2017

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Matthews (Photo | AP)
Sri Lanka drops Angelo Mathews from Bangladesh Tests

The skipper has been ruled out of next month's home series against Bangladesh as selectors prepared to field a "formidable team".

25 Feb 2017

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (File | AP)
Harish Rawat government paid Virat Kohli Rs 47.19 lakh from relief fund: BJP leader

The diverted funds had been released by the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority, he claimed.

25 Feb 2017

Australia's captain Steve Smith, left, and David Warner, second left, celebrate after winning the first cricket test match against India in Pune. | AP
Australia win first Test by 333 runs, ends India's unbeaten run

Australia proved wrong predictions that they would suffer embarrassment as they were far superior than India in all aspects. 

25 Feb 2017

De Villiers is the 18th player and second South African behind Jacques Kallis to reach the 9,000 mark
South Africa crushes New Zealand by 159 runs in third ODI

On reaching five runs, de Villiers became the 17th batsman to surpass 9,000 runs in 50-overs internationals and the fastest, in 205 innings.

25 Feb 2017

The PCB is awaiting a response from their Test captain Misbah-ul Haq to inform them about his future plans while another senior player Younis Khan has thrown his hat in the ring.
Misbah yet to decide on captaincy, Younis shows interest

Younis is just 23 runs shy from becoming the first Pakistani batsman to reach the magical figure of 10,000 runs.

25 Feb 2017

De Villiers is the 18th player and second South African behind Jacques Kallis to reach the 9,000 mark
AB de Villiers tops 9,000 ODI runs

India's Sachin Tendulkar has the most ODI runs with 18,426 but averaged 44.83 with a strike rate of 86.23. 

25 Feb 2017

Stick sport set for calendar revamp

It’s all change as international hockey is undergoing a makeover by doing away with historic competitions to make way for a new global league.

25 Feb 2017

Gujarat Lions bowler Pravin Tambe celebrates the wicket of Mumbai Indians batsman Pollard. | PTI
For Pravin Tambe, effort trumps age factor

This is the second time, after three years, that Tambe’s name has found a place in Mumbai’s List A squad-sheet; a not-so-surprising inclusion.​

25 Feb 2017

Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel during a practice session in Chennai  | (D Sampathkumar | EPS)
Parthiv Patel in glove with India challenge

The Gujarat skipper cherishes winning the Ranji Trophy and is confident that more silverware will follow in the coming seasons.

25 Feb 2017

India's Ajinkya Rahane and Pankaj Singh walk off the field of play as the England team celebrate their victory after the last wicket fell of Rahane on the fifth and final day of the third cricket test match of the series between England and India in Southampton, England. | PTI
Lion-hearted Pankaj Singh still awaits recall

Twenty-six spells, 69 overs and 415 balls. That’s how long Pankaj Singh took to pick up his first wicket in international cricket against England in 2014.

25 Feb 2017

Guests of honour at the 3rd KESPA-Hindustan University inter-school and inter-collegiate swimming meet at SDAT Aquatic Complex in Velachery
Shoaib stars with bat and ball in TI Cycles win

Shoaib Khan’s all-round display (3/32, 106) helped TI Cycles ease past Sir Theagaraya in their TNCA Second Division A Zone league match on Friday.

25 Feb 2017

Sridharan Sriram worked with the Australia side during last year’s World T20. | File Photo
Sriram the Indian hand behind spinner’s success

Unknown to cricket followers in these parts, Steve O’Keefe orchestrated the most astounding Indian collapse on home soil in recent memory.

25 Feb 2017