SA fall under spin pressure as India eye series win

Nagpur: A staggering 20 wickets fell on a dramatic second day as India shot out South Africa for a record-low first innings score of 79 before setting the visitors a formidable target of 310 to win the third and penultimate cricket Test and clinch the series. At stumps at the VCA Ground, Jamtha, South Africa were struggling at 32 for two with opener Dean [Full Article...]

Domingo refrains from pitch bashing, credits Indian spinners

Nagpur: South Africa are not going to hit out at the VCA Stadium pitch here on which 32 wickets have fallen in the first two days of the third and penultimate Test against India, said their coach Russell Domingo after day two on Thursday. “You have to give India credit. They have prepared wickets that suit their style of play, and their spinners have [Full Article...]

Aurobindo, Burnside win

Shillong: On the third day of the 4th Ardhendu Chaudhuri Memorial Day/ Night Cricket Tournament, Aurobindo defeated Meghdoot by 60 runs in the first match, while Burnside beat Rilbong Junior by  five wickets in the second match on Thursday. On Friday, Zapx will take on RR Colony at 5pm and Rilbong Sports and Cultural Club will play against 5 Star at 7pm.

Wahingdoh pull out of I-League

Shillong: The embattled I-League endured a further setback as Shillong-based Royal Wahingdoh Football Club (RWFC), which made a grand debut in the last season finishing third in India’s top-flight competition, on Saturday decided to pull out from the next season. With this decision, Wahingdoh became the third side to pull out of the top division tournament after Pune FC and Bharat FC. Wahingdoh played [Full Article...]

Dudu, Haokip hat-tricks help Goa thrash Mumbai 7-0

Margao: Thongkoisep Haokip and Dudu Omagbemi scored a hat-trick each as FC Goa demolished Mumbai City FC 7-0 in the biggest win of the Indian Super League football here on Tuesday. Dudu (41st, 63rd and 66th) and Haokip (33rd, 52nd and 79th) made merry with three goals each while substitute Reinaldo Oliveira (90th) added one more in a completely one-sided match at Nehru Stadium [Full Article...]

Johnson signs off with two wickets in drawn Test

Perth: Retiring Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson claimed two final wickets as the second Test against New Zealand ended in a draw at the WACA Ground here on Tuesday. The home side declared at 385 for seven after lunch, leaving the Kiwis needing an unlikely 321 to win from 48 overs to level the series, at almost seven runs per over. A shower delayed [Full Article...]

India take Day 1 honours

Jadeja, Ashwin pick four wickets each; De Villiers top-scored with 85 runs Bengaluru: Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja continued to torment South Africa as they scalped four wickets each to skittle out the visitors for a paltry 214 and give India an early control of the second cricket Test, here on Saturday. Ashwin (4/70) was the best bowler on view even though Jadeja [Full Article...]

SG balls going ‘out of shape’, Ashwin prefers kookaburra

Bengaluru: The red SG Test cricket balls, which are used for international and first-class matches in India, have again come under the scanner after premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin openly expressed his preference for the kookaburra balls. On the opening day of the second cricket Test, the South African first innings saw two ball changes in the 7th and 35th over respectively as the SG [Full Article...]