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Sri Lanka's 'Lucky 13': India lose by seven wickets

Sri Lanka’s ‘Lucky 13’: India lose by seven wickets

DHARAMSALA: The susceptible technique of Indian batsmen in seamer-friendly conditions was thoroughly exposed as Sri Lanka comfortably beat India by seven wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series.  The win also enabled Sri Lanka break the ignominy of 12 straight defeats in ODIs and also their first win against India in the current year

India look to extend dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs

India look to extend dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs

Dharmshala – India will aim to extend their dominance sans regular skipper Virat Kohli when they face Sri Lanka in the opener of the three-match One-day International rubber at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday. Kohli had asked for a break ahead of the challenging tour to South Africa later this month and, in his absence,

Virat Kohli grabs second position in Test ranking

Virat Kohli grabs second position in Test ranking

Dubai: Riding on his career-best 243 in the third Test against Sri Lanka, India captain Virat Kohli today jumped three places to grab the second position among batsmen in the ICC Test rankings. Kohli’s double ton was followed by a 50 in the second innings as he finished with 610 runs in the series, which India won

It's Been a great year for Indian Badminton: Gopichand

It’s been a great year for Indian Badminton: Gopichand

It’s been a great year for Indian Badminton: Gopichand. Mumbai: National badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand, on Wednesday expressed happiness at the performance this year of Indian shuttlers and termed Kidambi Srikanth’s feat of winning four Super Series titles as “phenomenal”. “It’s been a great year. I think all the players have done well. At the beginning of

India register ninth straight series win after drawing Kotla Test

India register ninth straight series win after drawing Kotla Test

India registered a record ninth straight series win after drawing the pollution-marred third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Wednesday. Chasing an improbable 410, a defiant Sri Lanka rode on Dhananjaya de Silva’s third Test century and debutant Roshen Silva’s unbeaten half century to score 299/5, before both the captains decided to shake hands with

India close in on win as Sri Lanka totter at 31/3 in pursuit of 410

India close in on win as Sri Lanka totter at 31/3 in pursuit of 410

India close in on win as Sri Lanka totter at 31/3 in pursuit of 410. India hurtled towards their ninth successive series victory as they left Sri Lanka precariously placed at 31 for three and staring at another humiliation in the third and final Test here on Tuesday. The visiting Lankans were set an improbable victory target of 410 to

I do fail, admits Yuvraj but won’t give up at least till 2019

Colombo, Dec 4 (PTI) I do fail, admits Yuvraj but won’t give up at least till 2019. Yuvraj Singh has no qualms in conceding that he has been “failing” but the out-of-favour Indian cricketer says he won’t give up on his career at least till 2019. The 36-year-old all-rounder, who played a pivotal role in India’s

We didn’t get the kind of tracks we expected: Shami

 New Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) We didn’t get the kind of tracks we expected: Shami. The pitches in Nagpur and Delhi have not been exactly what the team management wanted ahead of the South Africa tour but Mohammed Shami is happy that barren tracks like the one at the ongoing Test in Kotla have given him

India on top despite Mathews, Chandimal tons

India on top despite Mathews, Chandimal tons

New Delhi: The Indian bowling attack was rewarded for its perseverance on a lifeless track as the hosts reduced Sri Lanka to 356 for nine after defiant hundreds from Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal in the final Test here Monday. Ravichandran Ashwin (3/90 in 35 overs), who has been Virat Kohli’s ‘Go To Man’ in home

Job satisfaction is most in Test cricket: Kohli

New Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) Job satisfaction is most in Test cricket: Kohli. For a man with an insatiable hunger for runs, Virat Kohli says he derives utmost job satisfaction when he shines in Test cricket, a format he has mastered “watching” teammate Cheteshwar Pujara bat for long hours. Only 29, Kohli has already established himself

India in driver's seat on day 2 of Kotla Test

India in driver’s seat on day 2 of Kotla Test

Sri Lanka reached 131/3 after India declared their first innings at 536/7 on the second day, which was marred by complaints of air pollution, during the third and final Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. Skipper Virat Kohli hit a career-highest score of 243 as he shared a 135-run stand for the fifth wicket with Rohit Sharma (65) to power India to a

India 245 for 2 at lunch on day 1 of third Test

New Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) India 245 for 2 at lunch on day 1 of third Test. Electing to bat, India were 245 for two at tea on the opening day of the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla ground, here today. Murali Vijay (101) and skipper Virat Kohli (94) were at

Number 10 jersey in Indian cricket could be thing of past

Number 10 jersey in Indian cricket could be thing of past

Number 10 jersey in Indian cricket could be thing of past New Delhi – The No.10 jersey that Sachin Tendulkar made his own may not be seen on an Indian player in the near future, with the BCCI claiming that cricketers are unwilling to wear it out of respect for the icon despite the absence

Pujara reclaims No 2 spot among ICC Test batsmen

Pujara reclaims No 2 spot among ICC Test batsmen

India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has reclaimed the No.2 Test spot while skipper Virat Kohli stood static at No.5 in the latest ICC rankings, released in Dubai on Tuesday. Pujara, who stroked a brilliant 143 in the second Test against Sri Lanka in the Nagpur Test, leapfrogged England captain Joe Root and New Zealand captain Kane

India crush Sri Lanka by innings and 239 runs

India crush Sri Lanka by innings and 239 runs

India crush Sri Lanka by innings and 239 runs Nagpur – A ruthless India equalled their biggest victory margin, decimating a lacklustre Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs in the second cricket Test for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, in Nagpur. The victory margin is identical to India’s Test win over Bangladesh

Our batting let us down, says Chandimal

Nagpur, Nov 27: Our batting let us down, says Chandimal. Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal blamed his batsmen for their inning and 239-run defeat in the second Test match against India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday. Chandimal also admitted that his team was outplayed from the first day itself.”It was a

Ashwin fastest to take 300 wickets in Tests

Nagpur, Nov 27, India premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday became the fastest bowler in the history of Test cricket to take 300 wickets.The 31-year-old, who bagged eight wickets in the second encounter against Sri Lanka here achieved this feat in 54 matches, surpassing the record of Australia’s Denis Lillee, who achieved the milestone in

India declare at 610/6, take 405 run lead against Sri lanka

India declared their innings at 610/6, taking a massive lead of 405 against Sri Lanka in the second Test match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. India skipper Virat Kohli along with middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma took India to 507/4 at tea before Kohli was dismissed by Dilruwan Perera. Kohli scored 213 runs in 267

Kohli records most centuries in a year by a captain

Nagpur, Nov 26: Kohli records most centuries in a year by a captain. Indian Virat Kohli recorded the most number of international cricket centuries in a year by a captain — after notching his 19th Test ton against Sri Lanka during their second match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. Kohli, who

Vijay hits ton on return India reach 185/1 at tea on Day 2

Vijay hits ton on return India reach 185/1 at tea on Day 2

Vijay hits ton on return India reach 185/1 at tea on Day 2 Nagpur –  Opener Murali Vijay made an impressive return to international arena after eight months with a patient century as India comfortably reached 185 for one at tea against Sri Lanka on the second day of the second cricket Test, here Saturday.

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