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ICC U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh defeat Sri Lanka to finish third
ICC U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh defeat Sri Lanka to finish third

Jaker Ali scored the winning runs (Picture courtesy of ICC)Hosts Bangladesh squeezed past Sri Lanka with three deliveries to spare to take third place in the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup with a three-wicket win at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Saturday.Having bowled Sri Lanka out for 214, Bangladesh survived a mid-innings crisis that resulted in three run-outs before Jaker Ali hit the winning boundary off seamer Lahiru Kumara.Bangla

Feb 13 2016
5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India
5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India

A number of great Test batsmen have tasted success on Indian pitches against a lackluster opposition bowling attack. India has been on the receiving end of various prolific innings and partnerships, especially on the slow and dead Indian pitches. Mahela Jayawardene’s 274, Younis Khan’s 267 and Hashim Amla’s unbeaten 253 are recent instances of the same. However, there have been some legends, who failed in Tests when visiting I

Feb 13 2016
Stats: MS Dhoni becomes the first captain to win 30 twenty20 international matches
Stats: MS Dhoni becomes the first captain to win 30 twenty20 international matches

Dhoni during the second T20I match against Sri Lanka in RanchiIndia's Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first skipper to lead a team to 30 wins in Twenty20 Internationals after the win against Sri Lanka in the Ranchi match. The unique feat was achieved after team India clinch a series-levelling win against the visitors with one match to go.The Ranchi-born cricketer tops the list where he is followed by Ireland’s skipper William Porterfiel

Feb 13 2016
India vs Sri Lanka 2016, 3rd T20I: Preview, Team News, Live stream and TV Channel Info
India vs Sri Lanka 2016, 3rd T20I: Preview, Team News, Live stream and TV Channel Info

Can India clinch the series 2-1?After losing the plot, especially with the bat, on Tuesday night, India made a strong comeback to the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka in Ranchi, with a performance that can be best termed ‘clinical’.Led by Shikhar Dhawan, who has in recent times has given blazing starts for the team, along with Rohit Sharma and middle-order cameos from Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya, the hosts posted a hu

Feb 13 2016
MS Dhoni open to experimenting more ahead of the World T20; promises to give Yuvraj more opportunities
MS Dhoni open to experimenting more ahead of the World T20; promises to give Yuvraj more opportunities

Dhoni was delighted with the way his experiments with Pandya and Bumrah panned out on FridayIndia’s limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni said that he was not afraid to experimenting even more ahead of the World T20 after Hardik Pandya’s cameo after coming into bat at No 5 and Jasprit Bumrah’s short burst after being handed the ball as late as the 15th over of the Sri Lankan innings stole the headlines during the Ranchi T20I on Fr

Who said what: World reacts after India level T20I series 1-1
Who said what: World reacts after India level T20I series 1-1

India’s bowlers came to the party after the batsmen posted a massive totalIndia beat Sri Lanka by 69 runs to register their third-biggest T20I win and levelled the three-match series 1-1. After India posted 196, on the back of Shikhar Dhawan’s career-best T20I score and cameos from Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya, the odds looked long for Sri Lanka.Thisara Perera’s hat-trick in his final over, although crucial in keeping the tota

Feb 12 2016
Comic: That's what you call a ''home pitch
Comic: That's what you call a ''home pitch"

 

Feb 12 2016
India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: 5 Talking Points
India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: 5 Talking Points

Indian bowlers did not give Sri Lanka a sniff of a win after putting in an excellent display In the first T20I, the inexperienced Sri Lankan bowlers surprised everyone with their dominating performance. The Indian batsmen lacked a certain amount of maturity as they failed to be patient on a green top and gave away their wickets easily. MS Dhoni would have been looking for a strong response from his batsmen and get back into the series to le

Feb 12 2016
Stats: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I - India claim their third-biggest win in T20Is
Stats: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I - India claim their third-biggest win in T20Is

Shikhar Dhawan’s 22-ball fifty helped India post massive totalIndia levelled the three-match T20I series after they beat Sri Lanka in the second T20I in Ranchi by 69 runs. Shikhar Dhawan’s maiden T20I fifty coupled with cameos from Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya helped India post 196/6. The visitors never really recovered from their disastrous start, which saw the visitors lose both their openers inside the first four overs.After bein

Feb 12 2016
India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: All-round India annihilate Sri Lanka by 69 runs to level series 1-1
India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: All-round India annihilate Sri Lanka by 69 runs to level series 1-1

Shikhar Dhawan's quickfire 51 set the tone for the Indian innings (Image courtesy: BCCI)After winning the first T20I in a convincing manner, Sri Lanka would have been hoping to seal the series and cause a major upset by beating India in India. India needed to come back strong with a message to show that the first T20I loss was only a glitch.India went into the second T20I with an unchanged side while Sri Lanka brought experienced campaigner T

Feb 12 2016
Thisara Perera becomes only the second cricketer after Brett Lee to take hat-trick in both ODIs and T20Is
Thisara Perera becomes only the second cricketer after Brett Lee to take hat-trick in both ODIs and T20Is

Perera dismissed Pandya, Raina and Yuvraj off successive deliveries to register the fourth hat-trick in T20IsSri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera might be known more his power hitting with the bat but he has time and again proved that he can be a more than useful bowler as well. After all 123 wickets from just 110 matches at an average of 31.61 is a statistic any frontline bowler would be proud of.The 26-year-old has had his moments in T20 crick

Feb 12 2016
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20I: Player Ratings
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20I: Player Ratings

The late assault by Jasprit Bumrah with his barrage of yorkers right at the base of the stumps has hinted towards an excellent solution to India’s death bowling woes. (Image courtesy: BCCI)1The shambolic performance in Pune was compensated with a complete annihilation of the visitors today, as India thumped Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the 2nd T20I of the three-match series played at the Jharkhand Cricket Association Stadium, Ranc

Feb 12 2016
9 instances when score of 120 was defended in a T20I
9 instances when score of 120 was defended in a T20I

T20 matches are for entertainment. The real intention for the introduction of the format was to watch some high-scoring games and enjoy the thrill of boundaries scored and wickets tumbling in successive overs. However, sometimes, a low-scoring match becomes more interesting and thrilling than a high scoring one could ever be. Packed fielding, proper planning, disciplined bowling and lots of in-house discussions bring everybody to the edge of the

Feb 12 2016
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20: Ravi Shastri expresses concern over state of outfield at Ranchi
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20: Ravi Shastri expresses concern over state of outfield at Ranchi

The outfield at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi that has invited much attention ahead of the 2nd T20I  Team India director Ravi Shastri has voiced his concern over the state of the outfield at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi which is set to host the second T20 international between India and Sri Lanka on Friday, Cricbuzz reports. The outfield sports a number of brown patches and the former all-rounder believes the cond

Feb 11 2016
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20I: Live streaming, team news, squad, date, time
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20I: Live streaming, team news, squad, date, time

The Indian team will be eager to bounce backAfter a real surprise in the first T20I at Pune on Tuesday, where the Indian team were blown away by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side, the hosts will be eager to prove a point at Ranchi. Coming into a series on a high after whitewashing Australia in a T20I series, the famed Indian batting line-up had no answers to the Sri Lankan quick bowlers on a green pitch.Playing in captain MS Dhoni’s hometown

Feb 11 2016
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