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2nd T20I: Depleted India lose to Sri Lanka by four wickets
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A depleted India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, stretched Sri Lanka before losing by four wickets in the last over of the second T20 International here on Wednesday night. India had made 132/5 at the R Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka, riding on Dhananjaya de Silva's 40 off 34 balls, won with two balls to spare.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
2nd T20: Sri Lanka restrict under-strength India to 132/5
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A below-strength India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, could muster 132 for five wickets in the allotted 20 overs of the second T20 International against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday night.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
21st century born Padikkal's finds 'feat' on debut
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) Devdutt Padikkal, who became the first player born in the 21st century to play international men's cricket for India, scored 29 off 23 balls on his debut in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
2nd T20 vs SL: India forced to field reserves after players isolated
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) The Indian team was on Wednesday forced to field only four specialist batsmen as well as a wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson in the second T20 International against Sri Lanka after Covid-stricken Krunal Pandya and eight of his close contacts were left out of the squad.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
ICC T20 rankings: Bhuvneshwar moves up to 16th spot
Dubai, July 28 (IANS) After his Player-of-the-Match performance in the first T20 against Sri Lanka on Sunday, India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar moved up four slots to 16th in the latest weekly men's International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings released on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Ashwin differs from Gavaskar, calls The Hundred outstanding
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian Test team off-spinner R Ashwin has hit out at critics of The Hundred tournament that is gaining popularity in England. The 100-ball format, which is in its inaugural edition, has attracted crowds as well as record viewership for this year's cricket in England. Its critics include former India captain and opener Sunil Gavaskar.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Starc the best death-overs bowler in the world: Aussie coach Langer
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 28 (IANS) Australian cricket team coach Justin Langer said a day after his team's victory against the West Indies in the One-day International series that pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was the best death-overs bowler in the world and that he was a "great asset to the team".
2021-07-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ex-England pacer Hendrick, who shook India in 1974, no more
London, July 27 (IANS) Former England pace bowler Mike Hendrick, who took 26 of his 87 Test wickets against India during the 1974 and 1979 series and held the world record for most Test wickets without a five-wicket haul, died on Tuesday. He was 72.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Hundred: Smriti's unbeaten 61 helps Southern Brave win
Cardiff, July 27 (IANS) Indian opening batswoman Smriti Mandhana hammered an unbeaten 61 off 39 balls (5x4s, 3x6s) to power Southern Brave Women to an eight-wicket win over Welsh Fire Women in The Hundred here at the Sophia Gardens on Tuesday.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian Test team uses innovative method to practice catching
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 27 (IANS) Some of the top fielding sides in world cricket like New Zealand, Australia and South Africa play rugby as warm-up. The Indian team in England took it a step further on Tuesday and improvised the rugby warm-up using the cricket ball.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kohli, Rahane back to training on centre wicket after missing warm-up
Durham, July 27 (IANS) Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who missed the tourists' lone warm-up match against County Select XI due to niggles last week, were back to practice and geared up for the Test series beginning on August 4, with a practice session in the centre wicket.
2021-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pollard hits out at poor pitches after ODI series loss to Australia
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 27 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has hit out at the quality of pitches laid for the ongoing ODI series against Australia after the Caribbean side lost the series 2-1 here.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Krunal Pandya tests positive for Covid-19, 2nd T20I postponed
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be played on Tuesday night has been postponed by a day after Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan aim to fine-tune side before T20 WC with series vs West Indies
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 27 (IANS) The four-match T20I series between West Indies and Pakistan will begin at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday with the tourists aiming to dominate the home team and fine-tune their squad ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman later this year.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Starc takes three as Australia clinch ODI series vs West Indies
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 27 (IANS) Australia's bowling attack proved too strong for West Indies in the decisive third and final One-day International, as the visitors won by six wickets to clinch the series 2-1 at the Kensington Oval on Tuesday (IST).
2021-07-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Focus on Shaw, Yadav as India look to seal series (Preview, 2nd T20I)
Colombo, July 26 (IANS) India will aim to seal the T20 International series when they take on Sri Lanka in the second of the three-match series at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
The Hundred: Jemimah continues good form, smashes 60
Nottingham, July 26 (IANS) Indian international batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues continued her impressive form in The Hundred tournament scoring 60 off 41 deliveries (10x4s) to help Northern Superchargers Women beat Trent Rockets Women by 27 runs.
2021-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Worked with coaches, Jayant Yadav to return to form: Chahal
Colombo, July 26 (IANS) India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who on Sunday night kept the Sri Lankan innings in check in the middle-overs, has kept his place in the Indian team intact even as Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, with whom he had helped India win matches in the past, has faded away.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Shaw, Yadav to fly to England for Test series as Sundar, Avesh ruled out
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav have been named as injury replacements for India's Test matches in England beginning next month and will travel to the country at the end of the ongoing T20I series in Sri Lanka.
2021-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Soumya Sarkar guides B'desh to win in series decider vs Zimbabwe
Harare, July 26 (IANS) Soumya Sarkar returned figures of 2/19 with the ball before scoring a career-best 68 as Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by five wickets to take the T20 International series 2-1 at the Harare Sports Club.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
West Indies-Pakistan T20I series reduced to four matches
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 26 (IANS) The Pakistan limited-overs cricket team will play one match less in the T20 International series against the West Indies, the adjustment necessitated due to changes in the fixtures in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Knew spinners would do the job on this wicket: Dhawan
Colombo, July 26 (IANS) Shikhar Dhawan, India's stand-in skipper for the tour of Sri Lanka, said he had faith in his spinners to pull off a win in the first T20 International against Sri Lanka. India defeated the home team by 38 runs to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
1st T20I: India beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) India put up a commanding display to defeat Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the first T20 International here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. While India made 164/5 which looked within Sri Lanka's range, the bowlers led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/21) and Deepak Chahar (2/24) ensured it was too much for the host.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
1st T20I: India score 164/5 against Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Suryakumar Yadav's 50 (off 34 balls) and skipper Shikhar Dhawan's 46 (off 36 balls) helped India score 164/5 in 20 overs in the first T20 International here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Suspended IPL 2021 to resume with CSK-MI clash on September 19
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The remaining 31 matches of the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played over a period of 27 days in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19 to October 15 with Dubai hosting 13 matches, Sharjah 10 and Abu Dhabi eight, the Indian cricket board announced on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bowl in first T20I against India
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl in the first T20 International against here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. Indian opener Prithvi Shaw, who has already played Tests and ODIs, will make his T20 International debut. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy will make his international debut for India.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Finch ruled out of B'desh series, likely to undergo knee surgery
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 25 (IANS) Skipper Aaron Finch has been ruled out of the remainder of Australia's tour of the West Indies and their upcoming series in Bangladesh.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Holder, Pooran guide West Indies to series-levelling win vs Australia
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 25 (IANS) A fine 93-run partnership between Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran helped West Indies to a series-levelling four-wicket win over Australia in the rescheduled second One-day International at the Kensington Oval on Sunday (IST).
2021-07-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
South Africa complete T20I series sweep against Ireland
Belfast, July 25 (IANS) South Africa prepared themselves for the T20 World Cup with a whitewash of Ireland as they crushed the home side by 49 runs in the third and final T20 International here on Saturday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Hundred: Jemimah dazzles with unbeaten 92 off 43 balls
Leeds, July 24 (IANS) Indian international batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues hammered an unbeaten 92 off 43 balls to help Northern Superchargers (Women) score a six-wicket win over Welsh Fire (Women) in The Hundred, here on Saturday night.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IPL forces Pakistan-Afghanistan series to shift to SL from UAE
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) Afghanistan's three-match ODI series against Pakistan has been moved to Sri Lanka after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed unwillingness to play host due to forthcoming assignments in the country.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket
India set sight on last T20 series before World Cup (Preview, 1st T20I)
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) The Indian team management in Sri Lanka will focus first on sealing the three-match T20 International series that begins here on Sunday and then give youngsters an opportunity in the final T20I. These are the last set of T20 matches that India will play in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup in October-November.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
No demand by BCCI on release of Shaw, Yadav for Test team: Dhawan (ld with change in dateline)
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Indian limited-overs team captain Shikhar Dhawan said on Saturday that there has been no request from Indian cricket board to release any batsman from the squad in Sri Lanka as reinforcement for Test squad in England.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
No demand by BCCI on immediate release of Shaw, Yadav for Test team: Dhawan
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian limited-overs team captain Shikhar Dhawan said on Saturday that there has been no request from the Indian cricket board to release any of the batsmen from the squad in Sri Lanka as reinforcement for the Test squad in England.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Cricket
Adaptability key to success in modern-day cricket (Column: Left-hand view)
It's new, it's fast and it's refreshing. That's the newest, sharpest format of cricket. The Hundred!
2021-07-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Suspended West Indies-Australia ODI series set to resume
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 24 (IANS) The One-day International series between the West Indies and Australia will resume on July 25 (IST) following the suspension of the second match minutes before the start on July 23 due to a Covid-19 case.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chahar, Sakariya efforts in vain as Sri Lanka win 3rd ODI (Ld)
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (3/54) and left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya (2/34), who were making their ODI debut, put in spirited performances but could not stop Sri Lanka from winning the third and final ODI against India here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side, however, won the series 2-1.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka score consolation 3-wicket win in third ODI
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka defeated India by three wickets in the third and final One-day International here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday night. India had collapsed for 225 from 147/3, leaving the task easy for the host who rode on Avishka Fernando's 76 (98 balls) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa's 65 (56 balls). The match had been reduced to 47-overs-a-side due to rain. India, however, won the series 2-1.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
The Hundred: Deepti shines with all-round performance
Birmingham, July 23 (IANS) India's Deepti Sharma made all-round contribution, scoring 28 off 24 balls and taking one for 26 in 20 balls to help London Spirit Women beat Birmingham Phoenix Women by three wickets in The Hundred competition here on Friday. Shafali Verma, representing the Birmingham franchise, failed to score much, getting 13 off 13 balls.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Zimbabwe surprise Bangladesh, win 2nd T20I by 23 runs
Harare, July 23 (IANS) Zimbabwe surprised Bangladesh in the second T20 International, winning by 23 runs to stay alive in the three-match series. The victory was also the first for the hapless Zimbabweans who had lost five internationals to the tourists before Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Krishna breaks the ice as Nagwaswalla finds his feetĀ 
Chester-le-Street, July 23 (IANS) Young left-arm pace bowler Arzan Nagwaswalla seems to have overcome his initial nervousness and begun to gel well with the team as he seeks to pick lessons from the seniors during the ongoing tour of England.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India trip on Sri Lankan spinners, get bowled out for 225
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) Coach Rahul Dravid's decision to field five ODI debutants, three of whom could bat, failed to pay off as India were bowled out for 225 in the 44th over in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
The Hundred takes England cricket by storm
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Hundred ball format cricket, which finally came to life this week after four years of ideation, turned out to be a super-hit in the first two matches as it didnt just boost the viewership of womens cricket but was also the most-watched cricket match this year in England.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India field 5 ODI debutants for first time in over 40 years
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) India on Friday fielded five debutants in a One-day International (ODI) for the first time in over 40 years. Sanju Samson, Nitish Rana, Chetan Sakariya, Krishnappa Gowtham and Rahul Chahar got their ODI caps at the R Premadasa Stadium in the inconsequential third ODI against Sri Lanka.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh go 1-0 up against Zimbabwe with eight-wicket win
Harare, July 23 (IANS) Fine half-centuries by Mohammad Naim (63 not out) and Soumya Sarkar (50) helped Bangladesh defeat hosts Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the opening T20 International at the Harare Sports Club to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
West Indies-Australia 2nd ODI suspended after Covid+ test
Bridgetown, July 23 (IANS) The second One-day International between West Indies and Australia was postponed minutes before the start at the Kensington Oval after a non-playing staff of the home side tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Warm-up gives India game-time and injury headache
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 22 (IANS) India's three-day tie against County Select XI, their sole warm-up game in the lead-up to the five-match series against England, ended in a draw but added to their problems after pace bowler Avesh Khan, who is a standby, got injured on the first day and looks likely to be ruled out of the tour.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
3rd ODI: Buoyant India look to sweep series against SL (Preview)
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) After managing to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, the Indian limited-overs team is primed to sweep the ODI series 3-0 when it takes on Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Warm-up: Jadeja hits 51 as Indians declare at 192/3
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 22 (IANS) The Indian Test team declared the second innings against County Select XI at 192/3 on the third and final day of their warm-up match here on Thursday. The Indian bowlers were left with a minimum of 32 overs to bowl out the home side which trails by 283 runs.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Warm-up: Agarwal, Pujara dimissed before lunch, Indians extend lead
Chester-le-Street, July 22 (IANS) Mayank Agarwal (47) and Cheteshwar Pujara (38) put on 87 runs for the first wicket as the touring Indians reached 113/2 in 32 overs in second innings at lunch against County Select XI here on the third and final day on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket