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Roach, Gayle fire West Indies to victory


July 30th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
North Sound (Antigua), July 30 (IANS/CMC) Kemar Roach put the chains in motion before Chris Gayle coolly navigated the West Indies to a nine-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first ... Read more...

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New Zealand skipper Taylor sidelined by injury


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Fort Lauderdale (Florida), July 2 (IANS/CMC) Injury has ruled New Zealand captain Ross Taylor out of the Jamaica leg of the five-match one-day series, starting next Thursday. Left-arm spinner Ronnie ... Read more...

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Gayle, Pollard shine as Windies break winless slide


July 1st, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Fort Lauderdale (Florida), July 1 (IANS/CMC) Aggressive opener Chris Gayle stroked his second half-century in three innings since his return to the West Indies team as the Caribbean side broke ... Read more...

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Powell’s century leaves India A in a tight spot


June 18th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 18 (IANS/CMC) India A will be hard put to save the third and final Test and the series after opener Kieran Powell's gritty century gave West ... Read more...

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Permaul, Thomas rescue West Indies A against India A


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 3 (IANS/CMC) Captain Veerasammy Permaul and wicket-keeper Devon Thomas both struck cavalier half-centuries as they combined to pull West Indies A out of dire straits with a superb ... Read more...

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Bangladesh reach maiden Asia Cup final, India knocked out (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 20 (IANS) Bangladesh outplayed Sri Lanka by five wickets to enter their maiden Asia Cup final here Tuesday, knocking India out of the tournament.The hosts produced ... Read more...

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Tendulkar misses landmark century, India 376/6 at lunch


November 25th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar fell six runs short of his milestone century as West Indies took three wickets to leave India reeling at 376/6 at lunch on ... Read more...

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India struggling against West Indies in first Test (Tea report)


November 7th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) India failed to capitalise on a good start, suffering a sudden collapse to struggle at 151 for four in their first innings at tea ... Read more...

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Anderson rocks Indian top-order (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 13 (IANS) Fast bowler James Anderson rocked the Indian top-order at lunch on the fourth day of the third cricket Test and took England to the threshold ... Read more...

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Sangakkara, Jayawardene take Sri Lanka to 265/9 (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Skipper Kumar Sangakkara struck his first century in nearly three years as Sri Lanka recovered from a wobbly start to muster 265 for nine against ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, entertainer par excellence


March 12th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 12 (IANS) The visual of a cherubic schoolboy, Sachin Tendulkar, talking to actor and cricketing enthusiast Tom Alter was repeatedly flashing on the electronic scoreboard at the ... Read more...

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Wynncom sponsors ‘Straight Drive’ for cricket series


August 10th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Wynn Telecom, the new handset player in the market, is sponsoring the studio show "Straight Drive" for the ongoing triangular cricket series between India, Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Petersen, Amla hit tons to put South Africa in command (Tea Report)


February 14th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Twin tons from debutant opener Alviro Petersen and the in-form Hashim Amla put South Africa in the driver's seat at tea on the opening day ... Read more...

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Livid Yousuf blasts ‘lazy’ Butt for ’selfishness’


January 16th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart, Jan.16 (ANI): Lambasting opener Salman Butt for his lazy attitude which resulted in two crucial run outs during Pakistan's first innings in the third Test here, captain Mohammad Yousuf has accused ... Read more...

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Pak lose quick wickets as Oz on course to record 12th straight Test win


January 15th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart (Tasmania, Australia), Jan.15 (ANI): Captain Ricky Ponting's fifth double-century, a double Peter Siddle breakthrough and two calamitous run-outs set Australia on the path to a record 12th straight Test win over ... Read more...

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Yousuf takes responsibility for Sydney Test defeat


January 7th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 7(ANI): Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf has said that he regrets playing the straight drive to off-spinner Nathan Hauritz, which blew a golden opportunity to level the Test series against Australia.Yousuf's ... Read more...

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Napier Test: Vettori, McCullum help Kiwis to take lead against Pakistan


December 12th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Napier (New Zealand), Dec. 12 (ANI): Skipper Daniel Vettori and his deputy Brendon McCullum today rescued New Zealand with a blazing 176-run partnership on the second day of the third cricket ... Read more...

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in first One-dayer


January 20th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 20 (IANS) Salman Butt struck a century as Pakistan hammered Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the first One-day International cricket at the National Stadium here Tuesday.Pakistan bowled a tight ... Read more...

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India A take day two honours against New Zealand A


September 29th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) India A had their nose in front against New Zealand A with an overall lead of 45 runs at stumps on the second day of the four-day cricket ... Read more...

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New Zealand A 130/3 at lunch against India A


September 29th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) New Zealand A inched their way to 130 for three at lunch in reply to India A's first innings total of 248 on the second day of the ... Read more...

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Pollock helps Mumbai Indians shock Daredevils


May 4th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by admin
Jaipur, May 4 (IANS) An all-round performance by captain Shaun Pollock inspired bottom-placed Mumbai Indians shock Delhi Daredevils by 29 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match at the ... Read more...

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Jaffer sends Pakistan on a leather hunt in Kolkata Test


November 30th, 2007 - 6:20 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Nov.30 (ANI): Mumbai batsman Wasim Jaffer struck a brilliant and undefeated fifth Test hundred as India moved into an ominous position against Pakistan at the end of the first day's play ... Read more...

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