VVS Laxman says he misses his duels against Shane Warne and is keen to make the most of the opportunity to take him on when batting for Lancashire in the county championship match against Hampshire next week Warne the Hampshire captain was at the receiving end of Laxman's magical wrists during the last three encounters between India and Australia But Test cricket's highest wicket-taker who was reduced to an average bowler by the stylish Hyderabadi player won t come face to face when the Indians tour down under in December-January having retired from international cricket earlier this year The county [more]
Harbhajan Singh is prepared to trade economy for wickets when he makes his India comeback in the inaugural Twenty World Championships in South Africa next month quot I wouldn't worry too much about economy in Twenty World Cup you would go for runs anyway If I pick up a few wickets along the way I would be satisfied quot says the Punjab off-spinner one of the meanest bowlers in world cricket Harbhajan is aware that the last thing a bowler could do when playing in the latest form of the game is worry about conceding runs quot Twenty is not [more]
Rain gods played pranks again as India's warm-up one day cricket match against England Lions was abandoned on Saturday following heavy shower at the Northamptonshire County Club ground Batting first England Lions amassed for from their allotted overs with Vikram Solanki and Luke Wright notching up half centuries Chasing a stiff task of scoring runs for victory in overs India were without loss after overs when rains ruled out any further play Sourav Ganguly was not out b while Robin Uthappa was batting on b With the match being abandoned Indian batsmen lost a precious opportunity to get into the [more]
Two former Premiership sides met at a ground that has often proved difficult for Bristol. However the current state of the ground illustrated the gulf between the two clubs at the moment with the visitors boasting several internationals even with several called up for duty elsewhere. Bristol emreged from the encounter as comfortable winner to maintain their unbeaten league record.
The closer I got to Gloucester, the more convinced I became that Sarries would go home with nothing from his game. The recent losses in the AW gave me no reason to expect that the Sarries squad, shorn of the England contingent, had the mental strength or skill-set to overcome a Gloucester side whose home form belies their place in the table. They may not travel, but Kingsholm is returning to its Castle Grim reputation.
I approached this game with no real expectations of a Carnegie win, just hoping there would be some good rugby and that Carnegie would do us proud, with the score not too embarrassing. The atmosphere in the Carnegie Café/Stand/Terrace before the game was good and the pre-KO Hyde Park Brass Band played their hearts out. From behind the posts we tried not to let our eyes wander too far to the left or right where, the ghosts of the north- and south-stands were.hiding in the night. More on the construction progress on another thread, for now I will concentrate of the activities on the excellently manicured pitch
In Suraj, Parthiv Patel's 172-ball 173 helped Gujarat finish on 601 for 4, following which Rajasthan went to stumps at 183 for 4. Elsewhere, Haryana lead by 169 in their second innings with one wicket in hand against J&K in a match destined for a result
The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit on Monday said tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's video in which he admitted his guilt and also described the after-effect of his wrongdoing is being used to educate cricketers about the consequences of indulging in corrupt practices like spot-fixing and match-fixing.
The ever-improving Indian women cricketers could get a chance to become household names, just like tennis star Sania Mirza and shuttle queen Saina Nehwal, by televising their matches, feels national team captain Mithali Raj.
KOLKATA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul featured in a rollicking 166-run stand to help India erase the 122-run lead they had conceded to Sri Lanka on the penultimate day of the opening test on Sunday.
Nov 19 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at stumps on the fourth day in the first Test between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday in Kolkata, India
India 1st innings 172 (C. Pujara 52; S. Lakmal 4-26)
Sri Lanka 1st innings (Overnight: 165-4)
Sadeera Samarawickrama c Saha b B. Kumar 23
Dimuth Karunaratne lbw b B. Kumar 8
Lahiru Thirimanne c Kohli b U. Yadav 51
Angelo Mathews c Rahul b U. Yadav 52
Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan shared a 166 run opening stand as India showed resilience on day four to claim a 49 run lead after coming from behind in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens.
The match hangs in favor of Sri Lanka but all three results are still possible.
For a change, play on Day 3 of the 1st test between India and Sri Lanka began on the stipulated time. India must have come out today looking to consolidate and posting a respectable total. However, India's desire to shift the momentum in its favor took a severe blow early on. Cheteshwar Pujara was bowled by a sharp in swinger from Gamage which escaped from the gap between Pujara's bat and pad.
Jenny Gunn picked four wickets while Sophie Ecclestone and Katherine Brunt managed two apiece as England Women went on to level the Twenty20 International series against Australia Women with a 40 run victory in the second game in Canberra.