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India vs West Indies: Ajinkya Rahane takes responsibility, defies pressure to lead visitors' revival after tricky start in Antigua

With Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja at crease, India have managed to wedge open the door slightly, but Ajinkya Rahane's innings has certainly ensured India have avoided - for the moment - the fate that met England seven months ago in Antigua.

23 Aug 2019 11:58 am
Shahbaz Nadeem interview: 'I am at the door, the performance is there, just need luck to break it open'

Nadeem knows that he is standing on the periphery, which he has been for quite some time now. He is standing at the door, knocking and then banging, and the one thing he feels he needs to do to knock down that door is luck.

23 Aug 2019 10:54 am
Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer's Headingley heroics prove there's mature head on shoulders of tearaway pacer

In space of two weeks, Jofra Archer has displayed his maturity and ability to adjust. At Lord's, Archer had to contend with slope across the pitch, at Leeds, he had to overcome the uphill approach to stumps.

23 Aug 2019 10:43 am
The Final Word Ashes Podcast: Listen to Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins as they discuss England's domination on first day at Headingley

In today's episode of The Final Word Ashes Podcast, Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins discuss Jofra Archer and England's great outing on day one at Headingley.

23 Aug 2019 10:29 am
India vs West Indies: Sunil Gavaskar 'astonished' at R Ashwin's exclusion from 1st Test; Ajinkya Rahane explains team's decision

Ajinkya Rahane defended team management's hard call to leave R Ashwin out for 1st Test as he felt that combination warranted Ravindra Jadeja as the single spinner and Hanuma Vihari as the sixth batsman.

23 Aug 2019 8:58 am
India vs West Indies: 'I'm not a selfish guy' - Ajinkya Rahane says he was thinking about team rather than hundred

Coming in at a precarious 25 for 3 for India on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies, Ajinkya Rahane scored 81, an innings he values more than a hundred.

23 Aug 2019 8:26 am
Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer takes six for 45 to bowl visitors out for 179 on Day 1 of third Test at Headingley

Jofra Archer, in only his second Test, took 6-45 in 17.1 overs - the first time he had taken five or more wickets in an innings at this level.

23 Aug 2019 8:25 am
India vs West Indies: Ajinkya Rahane takes responsibility, defies pressure to lead hosts' revival after tricky start in Antigua

With Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja at crease, India have managed to wedge open the door slightly, but Ajinkya Rahane's innings has certainly ensured India have avoided - for the moment - the fate that met England seven months ago in Antigua.

23 Aug 2019 8:11 am
India vs West Indies: Ajinkya Rahane's knock of 81 stands out for visitors as Windies claim early honours on rain-marred opening day of first Test

Reduced to 25 for three by opening bowlers Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel after they were put in to bat, Rahane underlined his immense value to a star-studded team with a gritty top score of 81 that helped lift the tourists to a more competitive position by the end of a rain-interrupted day.

23 Aug 2019 3:06 am
India vs West Indies, Highlights, 1st Test, Day 1 at Antigua, Full Cricket Score: Heavy rain forces early stumps with India at 203-6

India vs West Indies, First Test, Day 1, LIVE updates: That's it! Rain has the final say as the stumps are called for the opening day by the Umpires. Great day at work for the West Indies, right from winning the toss to picking up early wickets and then regularly striking it to ensure they hold a firm grip on the match. Kemar Roach was the pick of the bowlers with three crucial wickets, well supported by fellow paceman Shannon Gabriel. Ajinkya Rahane stitched important partnerships with KL Rahul

23 Aug 2019 2:52 am
Ashes Series 2019, England vs Australia, Highlights, 3rd Test Day 1 at Leeds, Full Cricket Score: Visitors bundled out for 179

Catch all the Live scores and latest updates from Day 1 of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Leeds

23 Aug 2019 2:44 am
Ashes 2019: Post Steve Smith's arresting leaves and histrionics, Jofra Archer 'leaves' him battered and bruised

Steve Smith laid the marker with an arresting batting display which featured some quintessential 'leaves' before England's Jofra Archer spoiled the party

23 Aug 2019 2:00 am
India vs West Indies, Stats Preview: Virat Kohli's chance to court captaincy glory, Jasprit Bumrah's dash to 50 wickets and other key numbers ahead of series

The last time when India lost a Test against West Indies was back in 2002 at Kingston. India have won each of the last seven Test series' that they have played against the West Indies. Here's a look at some key stats ahead of the series.

22 Aug 2019 12:20 pm
India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli says he prefers getting hit 'hard' by bowler early on in innings as it fires him up

India captain Virat Kohli doesn't mind getting hit and that too hard immediately after he takes guard as he feels it fires him up to have a go at the bowler.

22 Aug 2019 11:04 am
India vs West Indies, 1st Test Live Streaming: When and where to watch 1st Test live telecast, today's match online

Here's everything you need to know about watching the first Test between West Indies and India.

22 Aug 2019 8:53 am
India vs West Indies, Weather Update in Antigua today: Partly sunny day with passing showers expected

Both teams will look to get their World Test Championship campaigns off to a flying start in the two-match Test series

22 Aug 2019 8:48 am
India vs West Indies: From battling the Gods to dominating the mortals, Indo-Windies Test rivalry over the years

From the mighty West Indies dominating the Indian team in the 1970s and the 1980s to the Indian team turning the tide over the last two decades, here's a look at how the Test rivalry between the two teams over the years.

21 Aug 2019 10:28 am
Ashes 2019: Australia coach Justin Langer rules out bouncer battle at Headingley, says team focussed on winning third Test

Australia coach Justin Langer has told his side to avoid being drawn into a bouncer battle after Steve Smith was ruled out of the third Ashes Test against England.

21 Aug 2019 10:07 am
India vs West Indies: Decoding Ajinkya Rahane's withered run with bat and what it means for his future in Test team

If Rohit Sharma gets the go-ahead for the first Test and if carries his World Cup form to the whites, it may well be the end of the road for Ajinkya Rahane for now.

21 Aug 2019 9:06 am
Ashes 2019: Australia captain Tim Paine plays down Jofra Archer fear factor, backs David Warner to hit form in third Test

Australia captain Tim Paine says the tourists will not be intimidated by England fast bowler Jofra Archer and has backed misfiring batsman David Warner to hit form in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.

21 Aug 2019 7:32 am
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Kane Williamson, Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action during first Test

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling action after the first Test between the two sides in Galle, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

20 Aug 2019 11:26 am
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Pacer Tim Southee to lead Kiwis in T20I series; Kane Williamson, Trent Boult rested

Pacer Tim Southee will be leading New Zealand in the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) confirmed on Tuesday.

20 Aug 2019 10:45 am
India vs West Indies: Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari score half-centuries as three-day warm-up game against Windies A team ends in draw

Ajinkya Rahane faced 162 balls for his 54 and was slow to get off the blocks on the second day as he was on the crease for 35 overs, only managing to score 20 not out

20 Aug 2019 10:37 am
Ashes 2019: Super sub Marnus Labuschagne admits experiencing rollercoaster of emotions at Lord's

Marnus Labuschagne came into the Australia team on the fifth day of the second Test against England at Lord's after Steve Smith was diagnosed with a delayed concussion.

20 Aug 2019 10:34 am
Ashes 2019: England's Ben Stokes says Jofra Archer won't stop bowling bouncers against Australia in third Test

England's Ben Stokes has told Australia to expect more bouncers from Jofra Archer in the remainder of the Ashes.

20 Aug 2019 8:09 am
India vs West Indies, LIVE Cricket Score, Test Match, Day 2 at Antigua: Lunch taken after visitors get bowled out for 297

India vs West Indies, First Test, Day 2, LIVE updates: India fall just three runs short of 300 but this total will seem like a steal for them, considering the way they started their innings.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
'Concerned' BCCI want update from National Anti Doping Agency on new testing lab

With WADA suspending National Dope Testing Laboratory accreditation for six months, BCCI will check with NADA where the samples will be sent for testing now.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Sourav Ganguly hopes Ravi Shastri creates 'winning combination'; calls for practical implementation of conflict of interest rule

Sourav Ganguly also spoke about the conflict of interest issue in Indian cricket and said that a 'practical' handling of the matter is required.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Duleep Trophy 2019: Karun Nair's 92 helps India Red reach 163/2 on opening day of contest against India Blue

Sent in to bat at the Aluru Cricket Stadium, India 'Red suffered an early jolt as Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran (0) was sent packing by Rajasthan left-arm paceman Aniket Choudhary, who trapped him leg-before with his third delivery.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Virat Kohli says he finds nets claustrophobic, prefers centre wicket for match simulation

India skipper Virat Kohli finds nets "claustrophobic" and instead prefers to practice on a centre wicket with fielders around as it provides him with match simulation.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Trent Boult, Tim Southee rattle Sri Lanka in rain-hit second Test

Trent Boult and Tim Southee claimed two wickets each as Sri Lanka reached 144 for six at lunch when rain came down and no further play was possible.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Highlights, 2nd Test Day 2 at Colombo: Sri Lanka six down after another rain-hit day

Follow updates on the second day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, taking place at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
IPL: Simon Katich replaces Gary Kirsten as RCB head coach, Mike Hesson appointed Director of Cricket Operations

Mike Hesson has been appointed as Director of Cricket Operations by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Meanwhile Simon Katich has been named the new head coach of the franchise.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Ashes Series 2019, England vs Australia, LIVE Cricket Score, 3rd Test Day 2

Catch all the Live scores and latest updates from Day 2 of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Leeds

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
No point shortlisting Jonty Rhodes for fielding coach if he isn't first choice, says Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad

Jonty Rhodes did not even feature in the fielding coach's shortlist and incumbent R Sridhar predictably is set to continue. India A and U-19 fielding coach Abhay Sharma came second while T Dilip was third.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Vikram Rathour expected to replace Sanjay Bangar as batting coach; Bharat Arun, R Sridhar likely to be retained as bowling and fielding coaches

BCCI's Senior Selection Committee have shared their recommendations for the batting, bowling and fielding coach with CEO Rahul Johri to take it up further.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Former Proteas batsman Jonty Rhodes says Indian fielding unit need to work on agility and lateral movement

Talking about India's fielding at the World Cup, Rhodes said: India had a very good catching percentage at the recent World Cup but I still think they could be taking more catches.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Sri Lanka will tour Pakistan after two-year gap to play ODIs and T20Is, informs SL sports minister

In October 2017, Sri Lanka played a T20 match in Lahore for the first time since a terror attack near the same venue in March 2009.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am