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ICC Women's T20 WC: Devine's 6th consecutive 50 helps NZ beat SL
Perth, Feb 22 (IANS) Sophie Devine once again proved unstoppable as her sixth consecutive 50+ score steered New Zealand to victory in their ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 opener against Sri Lanka.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ranji quarters: Gujarat cruising, Saurashtra in driver's seat
Valsad (Gujarat), Feb 22 (IANS) Chintan Gaja, who had scored a fifty as Gujarat posted a mammoth 602/8d in the first innings, picked up five wickets as Goa were bowled out for 173. While Goa skipper Amit Verma scored 56, he hardly found any support as Gujarat opened up a big 429-run lead in the first innings.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
PSL: Tariq Wasim entitled to use phone in dugout, says PCB
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had cleared the air over the use of mobile phone in the dugout during the Karachi Kings-Peshawar Zalmi game in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday in Karachi. The PCB said it was a case of confusion as the Karachi Kings' team sheet had failed to name Tariq Wasim as the team manager.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SA fined for slow over-rate in 1st T20I against Aus
Johannesburg, Feb 22 (IANS) South Africa have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia in the first Twenty20 International in Johannesburg on Friday.
2020-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
B'desh vs Zim Test: Zimbabwe 228/6 at the end of Day 1
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe were 228/6 at the end of Day 1 of their one-off Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday. Craig Ervine scored a century but Nayeem Hasan's four-wicket haul pegged the visitors back in a see-saw opening day.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
PSL 2020: Team official spotted using mobile in dug-out
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Just two days after the start of the 2020 season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), a controversy has broken out after a team official was spotted using mobile phone in the dugout.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Wellington Test: Williamson puts NZ just ahead of India
Wellington, Feb 22 (IANS) Kane Williamson scored a brilliant 89 to put New Zealand ahead but India clawed their way right back into the game by the end of the second day of the first Test at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
We didn't adapt to Poonam's slower deliveries: Healy
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Alyssa Healy admitted that Australia walked into Poonam Yadavs trap as the leg-spinner inspired India to a 17-run victory in the ICC Womens T20 World Cup opener here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Australia put India to bat in Women's T20 WC opener (Toss)
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Australia captain Meg Lanning won the toss and elected to field in the Women's T20 World Cup opener against India at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
ECB in talks with BCCI to allow Indian women in 'The Hundred'
London, Feb 21 (IANS) If things turn out well between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), some of the Indian women cricketers might be seen in action in 'The Hundred' competition slated to be played later in the year in the UK.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pragyan retires from int'l cricket, says time to move on
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Left-arm Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. Ojha took to Twitter to make the announcement about his decision.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ranji Trophy: Parthiv shines for Gujarat, Anustup lifts Bengal (Roundup)
Valsad (Gujarat), Feb 20 (IANS) Seasoned Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel struck an unbeaten century to take his side to 330/4 against Goa at stumps on Day 1 of the first Ranji Trophy quarterfinal at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan HC defers IPL hearing to March 17
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) In what could be a blow to Rajasthan Royals' plans of hosting a couple of their home games in Guwahati for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Rajasthan High Court has deferred their hearing to March 17.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Mayank isn't Sehwag or Warner, but has clarity of mind: Gambhir
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has backed Mayank Agarwal to shine in the upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand, starting Friday in Wellington. Gambhir feels that even though the youngster isn't as destructive as a Virender Sehwag or David Warner, Agarwal's clarity of mind is his biggest strength.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mani hints at shift in Pak stand on hosting Asia Cup
Lahore, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani said on Wednesday that the country may be ready to give up the hosting rights of the Asia Cup T20 tournament which is slated to be held in September 2020.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
MI junior cricket meet: Gosavi, Gadkar star in St. Xavier's win
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Yash Gosavi and Sudhanshu Gadkar struck exciting half centuries to guide St. Xavier's High School, Airoli to an emphatic 147-run win over NL Dalmia High School, Mira Road in the under-14 boys match of the Mumbai Indians Junior Cricket Tournament here on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Hazlewood wants to 'Mankad' Pujara
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood wants to 'Mankad Cheteshwar Pujara if he gets a chance during their home Test series against India later this year.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gambhir's dream of FC cricket at Yamuna Sports Complex gets boost
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former India opener Gautam Gambhir's dream of hosting first-class cricket at the Yamuna Sports Complex is all set to get accomplished as the construction of two new dressing rooms inside the stadium is about to get completed.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bowling action of US' Nisarg Patel found to be illegal
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Nisarg Patel of the US to be illegal and as such he has has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Addition of Ishant adds new dynamics to Indian bowling: Taylor
Wellington, Feb 19 (IANS) Experienced New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has cautioned his team not to just focus on Jasprit Bumrah and play other Indian bowlers with utmost concentration as well during the upcoming two-Test series.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
BCCI shares bird's eye view of picturesque Motera Stadium
Ahmedabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The BCCI on Tuesday shared a bird's eye view of the picturesque Motera Stadium, which is the world's largest cricket stadium.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
'Warner, Smith had great dress rehearsal for SA tour in Eng'
Melbourne, Feb 18 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer believes his team had a great "dress rehearsal for South Africa" when they played against England in their own backyard last year.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Akhtar questions Ind-Pak cricket ban, amid 'tamatar, pyaz' business
Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes that India and Pakistan should resume bilateral cricketing ties as they compete with each other in other sports and also have an ongoing trade relationship.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'No DRS' in Ranji quarters won't affect umpiring standards: Karim
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had promised the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy. But even as the premier domestic tournament enters the business end, it has come to the fore that the technology will not be used in the quarter-final matches that start from Thursday. But GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim is confident that not using the DRS will not affect the umpiring standards in the crucial stage of the tournament.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Du Plessis, Rabada return to SA squad for Australia T20Is
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) South Africa pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada and former captain Faf du Plessis have returned to the T20I side for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Australia, Cricket South Africa announced on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Would look to carry forward IPL momentum, eyeing T20 WC: Shardul
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Shardul Thakur would like to forget his tour of New Zealand in a hurry. But the India pacer feels he can pick up steam in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) and take the momentum forward as he eyes a T20 World Cup berth.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
ICA to look for office in Bengaluru; new budget cut down to Rs 6 cr
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA) after its meeting on Monday decided to look for an office in Bengaluru with Ahmedabad and Kolkata as the other options if a suitable place is not found in the Garden City. This apart, the budget to be presented to the BCCI has been cut from around Rs 12 crore to Rs 6 crore and awaits the finalisation of the treasurer before it is submitted to the board.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Faf du Plessis steps down as South Africa captain
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Faf du Plessis has stepped down from South Africa captaincy in Tests and T20Is effective immediately, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Sledging by SA crowd will only motivate Smith, Warner: Waugh
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Waugh believes Steve Smith and David Warner will be expecting a tough time by the crowd during their upcoming tour to South Africa and that in turn will only egg them on to perform better.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Cricket
After impressing in limited-overs leg, Saini gears up for Kiwi Tests
Hamilton, Feb 17 (IANS) Young pacer Navdeep Saini is thrilled about representing his country at the highest level and he is only aiming to play well and win as many games as he can for Team India.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Captain Morgan blasts 57 as England win series 2-1 vs SA
Centurion, Feb 16 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan smashed an unbeaten 22-ball 57, only dealing in sixes, as England beat South Africa by five wickets in the third and final match here on Sunday to clinch the T20I series 2-1.
2020-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Agarwal celebrates 29th birthday with teammates in NZ
Hamilton, Feb 16 (IANS) India Test opener Mayank Agarwal on Sunday celebrated his 29th birthday with teammates after helping India draw against New Zealand XI in the three-day warm-up game ahead of the Test series here.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dissapointed with Pattinson, Stoinis' homophobic slurs: Schutt
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian pacer Megan Schutt said that she was dissapointed with male cricketers Marcus Stoinis and James Pattinson for using homophobic slurs. A champion of LGBTQ rights, Schutt said that she believes both Stoinis and Pattinson didn't mean what they said but they were using the wrong words to vent their feelings.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India's pre-women's T20 WC warm-up match vs Pakistan washed off
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) India's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match agianst Pakistan was washed out on Sunday without a ball bowled in Brisbane. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will now have to wait until Tuesday to take the field when they face West Indies.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kulasuriya cleared of serious injury after horror blow
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan pacer Achini Kulasuriya has been cleared of serious injury after a horrific blow to the head while fielding during the practice Super Over of Sri Lanka's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match against South Africa on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Irfan Pathan takes a cheeky dig at Yuvraj's V-Day post
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh posted a message for wife Hazel Keech on Valentine's Day and his former India teammate Irfan Pathan did not miss the opportunity to troll him.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2020: MI play CSK in opener, 6 double headers in offing
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a repeat of last year's final in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 13 on March 29 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
T20 WC in Aus will be 'hottest tournament ever': Winfield
Melbourne, Feb 15 (IANS) England's Lauren Winfield believes the Women's T20 World Cup 2020 glory is well within their grasp provided they can maximise their full potential in what will be the "hottest tournament ever".
2020-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Give Kohli freedom, win the trophy: Mallya to RCB
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday unveiled their brand-new logo. The redesigned logo with the majestic lion illustrates and brings alive RCB's philosophy, a bold and fearless attitude of playing exciting cricket. But former owner Vijay Mallya has made it clear that it is time for RCB to win the title as the team gears up for the 13th edition of the cash-rich league.
2020-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ranji Roundup: Bengal, Karnataka win, through to semis
Patiala (Punjab), Feb 14 (IANS) Bengal completed their comeback from being dismissed for 138 in the first innings of their Ranji Trophy Group A match against Punjab with a 48-run win on Friday. Shahbaz Ahmed took four wickets, adding to the seven he took in the first innings, as Punjab fell for 141 while chasing a target of 190.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Ranji Roundup: Bengal, Karnataka win, through to semis
Patiala (Punjab), Feb 14 (IANS) Bengal completed their comeback from being dismissed for 138 in the first innings of their Ranji Trophy Group A match against Punjab with a 48-run win on Friday. Shahbaz Ahmed took four wickets, adding to the seven he took in the first innings, as Punjab fell for 141 while chasing a target of 190.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Ranji Roundup: Bengal, Karnataka win, through to semis
Patiala (Punjab), Feb 14 (IANS) Bengal completed their comeback from being dismissed for 138 in the first innings of their Ranji Trophy Group A match against Punjab with a 48-run win on Friday. Shahbaz Ahmed took four wickets, adding to the seven he took in the first innings, as Punjab fell for 141 while chasing a target of 190.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Dhoni takes to Instagram to post photo of tiger
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Former India captain MS Dhoni on Friday posted an image of a tiger that he said he had spotted at the Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Woman cricketer Shafali Verma in new Star Sports campaign
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Star Sports has launched #TakeOnTheWorld campaign featuring woman cricketer Shafali Verma, ahead of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup set to begin on February 21.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ranji roundup: Sarfaraz hits 177; Bengal fight back
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Sarfaraz Khan's 177 took Mumbai to 427 runs on day 2 of their Group B match against Madhya Pradesh here on Thursday.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Tendulkar, Ganguly engage in light banter on social media
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly engaged in light banter once again on social media leaving fans in splits.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Would have played longer if it wasn't for chaos in CSA: Philander
Johannesburg, Feb 13 (IANS) Fast bowler Vernon Philander, who bowed out from international cricket in South Africa's recently concluded Test series against England, revealed that the instability within Cricket South Africa played a big role in him retiring from the game.
2020-02-13
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Every Indian must know Hindi, there's no bigger language: BCCI commentator
Bengaluru, Feb 13 (IANS) A commentator courted controversy on Thursday during Karnataka and Baroda's Ranji Trophy game by saying that "every Indian should know Hindi as it is our mother tongue".
2020-02-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Bumrah needs to be 'extra aggressive' to pick wickets: Zaheer
Hamilton, Feb 13 (IANS) Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan believes Jasprit Bumrah, who went wicketless in the three ODIs against New Zealand, needs to be "extra aggressive" in his bid to take wickets as batsmen now look to adopt a defensive approach against him.
2020-02-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
T20 WC opener against Aus one of my most important games: Rodrigues
Melbourne, Feb 13 (IANS) India top-order batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues believes the 2020 T20 World Cup opener against defending champions Australia will be "one of the most important" games of her career.
2020-02-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket