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Kohli, Dhoni carry India to victory (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) India survived some anxious moments following a middle-order slump to beat a brave New Zealand by five wickets and complete a 2-0 sweep in the ... Read more...

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Ashwin strikes, Test poised for close finish (Roundup)


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up his third five-wicket haul in four innings here Sunday to push the second Test against New Zealand on a knife ... Read more...

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Raina, Kohli to India’s rescue (Tea Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) India's young guns Suresh Raina (51 batting) and Virat Kohli (33 batting) guided the hosts to 168 for four at tea after New Zealand seamers ... Read more...

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India-New Zealand First Test: India loses both openers at lunch (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) India were 97 for two at lunchon the first day of the first cricket test against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here.Electing ... Read more...

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Edwards out, Ramdin returns as Windies vice captain


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), July 23 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies selectors have announced a largely predictable squad for the opening Test against New Zealand starting here Wednesday, with the erratic Denesh ... Read more...

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Super Kings dump Mumbai Indians (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 24 (IANS) The Chennai Super Kings showcased their big-match temperament and collective class as they steamrolled Mumbai Indians by 38 runs here Wednesday to move a step ... Read more...

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West Indies no walkovers, says Strauss


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS/CMC) England captain Andrew Strauss rubbished the talks that the West Indies were easy walkovers after his side was forced to fight before securing a five-wicket win in ... Read more...

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Too many wickets lost on opening day: Windies coach Gibson


May 18th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS/CMC) West Indies' head coach Ottis Gibson has praised the team's batting effort but conceded that the side had lost too many wickets on the opening day of ... Read more...

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Windies seam attack fully fit for Lord’s opener


May 16th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies look set to have a fully fit seam attack for the opening Test against England starting at Lord's here Thursday.There were worries over the ... Read more...

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Windies coach preaches patience to his seamers


May 16th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS/CMC) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has urged his pacemen to opt for patience over exuberance in the seamer-friendly English conditions starting with the first Test at Lord's ... Read more...

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Rayudu, Pollard fashion sensational win for Mumbai Indians (Lead)


May 15th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 14 (IANS) An unbeaten 122-run sixth-wicket partnership in 65 balls between Ambati Rayudu (81) and Kieron Pollard (52) helped Mumbai Indians beat hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore by ... Read more...

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Uncapped Bairstow included in England Test squad


May 13th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Jonny Bairstow has received his maiden call-up to the England Test squad for the series opener against the West Indies Thursday.Bairstow, who has ... Read more...

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Kings XI topple Super Kings in a thrilling finish (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab pulled off a stunning seven-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Royals ride on Rahane’s century to outclass Challengers (Roundup)


April 16th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 16 (IANS) A brilliant unbeaten century by Ajinkya Rahane helped Rajasthan Royals humiliate Royal Challengers Bangalore by 59 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the jam-packed ... Read more...

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Royals outclass Challengers for first away win (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 16 (IANS) Showing class and style, Rajasthan Royals (RR) humiliated a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) late Sunday, registering their first home away win with 59 runs in ... Read more...

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Gilchrist lauds team effort for Kings XI’s first win


April 13th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, April 13 (IANS) Captain Adam Gilchrist has attributed Kings XI Punjab's first win in the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to a complete team effort.Kings XI ... Read more...

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West Indies fightback of no avail as Australia win first Test


April 12th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 12 (IANS/CMC) A gritty West Indies again fought back valiantly but paid the price for one wretched session in the entire opening Test and plunged to a three-wicket ... Read more...

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Hussey, Forrest steer Australia to 269/8 (Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Feb 12 (IANS) David Hussey and debutant Peter Forrest struck fine fifties to steer Australia to 269 for eight in the fourth match of the ODI tri-series against India ... Read more...

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Central Zone enter Duleep final


February 7th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Central Zone expectedly entered the Duleep Trophy cricket final on the basis of the 110-run first innings lead as the semi-final game against South Zone ended ... Read more...

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Duleep Trophy semi-final: Central batsmen make merry


February 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 6 (IANS) Naman Ojha (104) and Robin Bist (104 not out) helped themselves to centuries as the Central Zone took a decisive step towards a berth in the ... Read more...

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Wade, David Hussey push Australia to 216/5 in 32 overs (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 5 (IANS) Attacking fifties by Matthew Wade and David Hussey helped Australia set a daunting 217-run target against India in the ODI tri-series opener here Sunday, following heavy ... Read more...

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Kaif, Chawla rescue Central in Duleep Trophy


February 4th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) An unbeaten 108 by Mohammad Kaif helped Central Zone recover from a shaky start and post 292 for eight at stumps on the first day of ... Read more...

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We don’t doctor pitches: Clarke


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 23 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke Monday rubbished allegations by Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir that the hosts doctored cricket pitches to ensure the tourists' downfall."The pitches have ... Read more...

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Rajasthan set to win second consecutive Ranji Trophy title


January 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Rajasthan have all but won the Ranji Trophy for the second season running as they took a match-winning first innings lead of 326 after dismissing Tamil ... Read more...

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Indian team motivated to win in Adelaide: Gambhir


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian openier Gautam Gambhir said Sunday that there was no lack of motivation and the team was focussed on winning the fourth and final Test ... Read more...

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India face confident West Indies in fourth ODI


December 7th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, Dec 7 (IANS) India will have to raise their game against a buoyant West Indies if they are to seal the series in the fourth One-day International at ... Read more...

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I have to work hard to get wickets: Varun


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) After going through the grind on the first day of his Test debut against West Indies here Tuesday, India's fast bowler Varun Aaron said he needs ... Read more...

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India aiming for a clean sweep of West Indies


November 21st, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) India will be looking for a clean sweep of the three Test series against the West Indies when the last match gets underway at the ... Read more...

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Tim Bresnan looking forward to new challenge


October 5th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Tim Bresnan, who will be spearheading England's bowling attack in the five-match one-day series against India, says he is looking forward to the challenge.He, however, ... Read more...

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Lot of hard work to do in sub-continent: Swann


August 28th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann admits he had a relatively easy summer, when India were whitewashed 4-0 in the Test series."If you take The Oval game out ... Read more...

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India facing a series whitewash (Lead)


August 21st, 2011 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) India find themselves facing the ignominy of a whitewash after England seamers ripped through the top order to leave the visitors struggling at 103/5 at ... Read more...

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Anderson should be fit for Oval Test, hopes Swann


August 16th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann is hopeful that his team-mate James Anderson will be fit for the fourth and last Test against India, which begins at The ... Read more...

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Strauss, Cook guide England to 157/0 at lunch


August 11th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian bowlers failed to separate the England opener pair of Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook who steered their side to 157 runs at lunch on the ... Read more...

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Playing four pacers a possibility: Dhoni


August 9th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 9 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not rule out playing a four-pronged pace attack in the third Test against England beginning at Edgbaston here Wednesday."We ... Read more...

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Flower warns England players not to lose focus


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) England team director Andy Flower has asked his players not to lose their focus in the euphoria of a possible coronation as the World's best Test ... Read more...

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