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]
Chelsea achieved another cup triumph at Leicester City and in so doing progressed yet again to the FA Cup semi finals where they will take on Southampton for a place in the final. It was the forgotten men of Morata and cup specialist Pedro who scored the all-important goals. The latter headed home from a cross from the excellent Kante to record a depressingly rare goal from a Chelsea substitute. Earlier Alvaro Morata ran on to an exquisite through ball from Willian and delightfully stroked the ball beyond Schmeichel in an effort reminiscent of his less accurate attempt at Arsenic back in early January.
In difficult conditions Bristol bounced back from a first league defeat to beat a Rotherham side that had suffered a cruel last second away loss to second place Ealing. A six-nil lead with all the territory and the wind behind them looked far from sufficient but BRistol took control of the second half and were deserved winners.
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.
Mar 18 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play on the first day of match 1 between North and South on Sunday at Bridgetown, Barbados
South win by 63 runs
South 1st innings
Daniel Bell-Drummond c Alex Davies b Zak Chappell 52
Nick Gubbins c Saqib Mahmood b Brett D'Oliveira 116
Sam Northeast c Alex Davies b Keaton Jennings 23
Laurie Evans c Saqib Mahmood b Keaton Jennings 28
Delray Rawlins b Saqib Mahmood
COLOMBO, March 18 (Reuters) - India survived late drama in a pulsating final to clinch the Twenty20 tri-series after Dinesh Karthik smashed the final ball for a six to secure their thrilling four-wicket victory against a gallant Bangladesh side on Sunday.
Mar 18 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of final between India and Bangladesh on Sunday at Colombo, Sri Lanka
India win by 4 wickets
Bangladesh 1st innings
Tamim Iqbal c Shardul Thakur b Yuzvendra Chahal 15
Liton Das c Suresh Raina b Washington Sundar 11
Sabbir Rahman b Jaydev Unadkat 77
Soumya Sarkar c Shikhar Dhawan b Yuzvendra Chahal 1
Mushfiqur Rahim c Vijay Shankar b Yuzvendra Chahal 9
Mar 18 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of super sixes match 4 between Ireland and Scotland on Sunday at Harare, Zimbabwe
Ireland win by 25 runs
Ireland 1st innings
William Porterfield b Brad Wheal 17
Paul Stirling c&b Brad Wheal 0
Andrew Balbirnie lbw Mark Watt 105
Niall O'Brien Run Out Craig Wallace 70
Kevin O'Brien c Craig Wallace b Chris Sole 46
Dinesh Karthik scored unbeaten 29 off eight deliveries including a last-ball six as India pulled out a thrilling victory chasing 167 runs in the final against Bangladesh in Colombo to clinch the Nidahas Trophy.
Andrew Balbirnie scored a valiant century while Boyd Rankin marked his presence with a four-wicket haul as Ireland defended 272 runs against Scotland in the fourth game of the Super Sixes in Harare to keep their chances of World Cup qualification alive.
Australia has claimed a three nil series whitewash against India after defeating the hosts by 97-runs in the final One Day International in Baroda today, with Alyssa Healy (133) scoring a maiden ODI century.