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India eye historic Test series win on Lankan soil

Colombo: India remained on course for an away Test cricket series victory against Sri Lanka after 22 years, as the hosts chasing a challenging target of 386 to win, struggled to reach 67/3 in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the third match here on Monday. Opener Kaushal Silva (24 not out) and skipper Angelo Mathews (22 not out) were [Full Article...]

Gavaskar denounces on-field scuffles

New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday loathed the way Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers got involved in ugly on-field altercations, saying such incidents are poor advertisement for the sport. Indian paceman Ishant Sharma exchanged a few words with Dhammika Prasad and Dinesh Chandimal on Monday, and on Sunday, the gangling bowler argued with Rangana Herath and Kusal Perera. “These are some of [Full Article...]

Ishant gets into argument with SL players

Colombo: Indian speedster Ishant Sharma was again involved in an altercation with some Sri Lankan players during the visiting team’s second innings on the fourth day of the third cricket Test here on Monday. The incident happened in the 76th and final over of the Indian second innings, which was being bowled by Dhammika Prasad. Prasad bowled a couple of bouncers which Ishant left [Full Article...]

Support Indian team in transition: skipper Dhoni

New Jersey: In a rare public appearance in the US, Indian ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni interacted with the diaspora here and called on them to keep supporting the cricket team, which he said is going through a lot of changes. “Keep supporting us. We have a good side, we have a good team. We are in a phase where we are going through [Full Article...]

Morgan, Moeen shine as England edge past Australia in one-off T20

Cardiff: England captain Eoin Morgan marked his return to cricket by top-scoring in a five-run win over Australia in the lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff on Monday. Morgan made 74 and shared a third-wicket stand of 135 with fellow left-hander Moeen Ali (72 not out) in a total of 182 for five after England, sent into bat, had slumped to 18 for two. His [Full Article...]

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Tanvir Ahmed admits Pak players refused  to play with tainted trio Karachi: Out-of-favour Pakistani cricketer Tanvir Ahmed has revealed that some players of the national squad have refused to play with the tainted trio of Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt. According to the PakPassion.net, the 36-year-old insisted that these three players should not be allowed to resume their career under any circumstances. [Full Article...]

Ana Ivanovic falls in first round

Sharapova pulls out of US Open due to leg injury New York: Ana Ivanovic crashed out of the US Open first round on Monday, losing 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 to Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova and giving Serena Williams a helping hand in her Grand Slam history bid. Serbian seventh seed Ivanovic, a quarter-finalist in 2012, was in Williams’s half of the draw, a section which had [Full Article...]

Saina on collision course against Sindhu

Japan Open Superseries Tokyo: India’s top two badminton stars — Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu — are on a collision course at the $275,000 Japan Open Superseries to be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium from September 8 to 13. The two are likely to meet in the second round of women’s singles in the Japanese capital if they beat their opening round opponents. [Full Article...]