2012 India Cricket News

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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

India's matches in World T20 2012

2012 world twenty20 cricketThe ICC World Twenty20 2012 tournament consisting of 27 Twenty20 matches will be hosted by Sri Lanka in Sep-Oct 2012. The first T20 match will be between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on September 18, 2012 at 19:30 local time to be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota.

Latest News from the ICC World Twenty20 2012: WT20 2012 Cup Index | Championship Schedule | Groups & Points | Teams | WT20 Warm-up Matches

Date and TimeMatchVenue
Wed Sep 19
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Group A:
3rd T20 - India vs Afghanistan
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Sun Sep 23
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Group A:
10th T20 - England vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Fri Sep 28
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 2:
16th T20 - Australia vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Sun Sep 30
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 2:
20th T20 - Pakistan vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Tue Oct 2
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 2:
24th T20 - India vs South Africa
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

India Vs New Zealand T20I series, Sep 2012

India vs New Zealand at Chennai, 2nd T20I

India lose match and series by 1 run [IND-NZL:0-1 (2/2)]

New Zealand held their nerve to pull of a one-run victory over India in their second Twenty20 international in Chennai on Tuesday after India won the toss and elected to field.
Chennai T20I: New Zealand 167/5 (McCullum 91, Irfan 3-31) beat India 166/4 (Kohli 70, Yuvraj 34) by 1 run

India vs New Zealand at Visakhapatnam, 1st T20I

Opening T20I called off due to rain

Match abandoned without a ball bowled. The second T20I is in Chennai on Tuesday. Match starts at 7 pm IST.

New Zealand in India, 2012 Test & T20I Series

2nd Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Bangalore test, day four: Kohli, Dhoni guide India to series whitewash [IND-NZL:2-0 (2/2)]

Virat Kohli, who struck a brilliant half-century under pressure, and skipper MS Dhoni led from the front to help India to complete series whitewash against New Zealand with a comfortable five-wicket victory in the second Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Virat Kohli hit three boundaries off Tim Southee’s 18th over to reach his half-century and in the very next over, MS Dhoni hit a four and a six in successive balls to seal the victory and become the most successful Indian Test captain at home.

New Zealand XI: MJ Guptill, BB McCullum, KS Williamson, LRPL Taylor (Captain), DR Flynn, JEC Franklin, CFK van Wyk (Wicket Keeper), DAJ Bracewell, JS Patel, TG Southee, TA Boult
India XI: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, V Kohli, SR Tendulkar, CA Pujara, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (Capt, Wkt), R Ashwin, Z Khan, PP Ojha, UT Yadav.
Second Test, day four: India 353 (Raina 55, Kohli 103, Dhoni 62) & 262/5 (Kohli 51*, Dhoni 48*) beat New Zealand 365 (Taylor 113, Guptill 53, van Wyk 71, Ojha 5-99) & 248 (Franklin 41, Ashwin 5-69) by 5 wkts

2012 Under-19 World Cup

U-19 Cricket World Cup in Townsville, Australia

India beat Australia by 6 wickets to win their third under-19 title

Indian captain, Unmukt Chand, scored a century to take India to their third under-19 title after his team frittered away the early advantage as defending champions Australia recovered from a shaky start to post a competitive 225 for 8 in the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup on Sunday. Courtesy a magnificent unbeaten 111 by Unmukt and his unbroken partnership of 130 runs with glovesman Smit Patel, India overhauled the competitive target on a bouncy strip with 14 balls to spare.

This was India U-19s first triumph after Mohammed Kaif and Virat Kohli led their respective teams to victory in 2000 and 2008 editions respectively.
ICC U-19 World Cup final, Townsville: India 227 for 4 (Chand 111*, Patel 62*) beat Australia 225 for 8 (Bosisto 87*, Sandeep 4-54) by six wickets

New Zealand in India, 2012 Test & T20I Series

1st Test at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Hyderabad test, day four: India beat New Zealand by an innings and 115 runs [IND-NZL:1-0 (1/2)]

New Zealand imploded for the second time in as many days to slump to an embarrassing innings and 115-run loss in the first Test against India. Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a career-best 12 wickets to help India take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series on Sunday. Ashwin's 6-54, his second six-wicket haul in the match, and Pragyan Ojha's 3-48 bundled the visitors out for 164 in their 2nd innings, a mere 5 runs more than their 1st innings total.
1st Test, Hyderabad, Day 4: New Zealand 159 (Ashwin 6-31) and 164 (follow on; Ashwin 6-54) lose to India 438 (Pujara 159, Dhoni 73, Kohli 58) by an innings and 115 runs

New Zealand in India, 2012 Test & T20I Series

Yuvraj Singh Returns to India T20I Team

VVS Laxman retains spot in Test team

Contrary to media reports of VVS Laxman getting an axe, the Hyderabadi batsman has retained his spot in the Indian Test team against the touring New Zealand. Ishant Sharma, who had undergone an ankle surgery earlier this year, and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who took a break from the Sri Lanka series, are both back in the side.

Team India for Test series against NZ: MS Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina.

Yuvraj Singh meanwhile returned to the T20I squad after nine months and a battle with cancer. He has been picked in the squad for the T20 matches against the Kiwis on September 8 and September 11 and also for the T20 World Cup which begins in Sri Lanka on September 18. Harbhajan Singh who battled injury and bad form returned after a whole year. The T20 squad consists of eight players who were a part of India's historic T20 triumph in South Africa five years back.

Team India for T20Is/ICC World T20: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh and Manoj Tiwary.

Kiwis in India as part of their preparations for the ICC World T20

New Zealand to play two Test matches and two Twenty20 Internationals

New Zealand will play two Test matches and two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in India as part of their preparations for the ICC World T20 in September in Sri Lanka. The series will start with a Test match on 23 August 2012 and will end with a T20I on 11 September 2012.

VVS Laxman retires from international cricket

Laxman will not play the two-match Test series against New Zealand

VVS always priortised India ahead of his needs

The 37-year-old VVS Laxman, the middle-order batsman who won many a match for India with his wristy elegance, announced his immediate retirement from international cricket on Saturday after a 16-year career, despite his selection for the two-test series against New Zealand.

Laxman, who was picked in the Indian squad for the two-match Test series against New Zealand beginning here from August 23, surprisingly chose to hang his boots with immediate effect without taking the opportunity to bow out of international cricket in front of his home crowd. He will continue to play for Hyderabad till the end of this season.

VVS Laxman will always be remembered for the magnificent 281 he scored against Australia at the Eden Gardens in March 2001 – an innings which didn't just change the face of the match but also turned the entire series on its head. That knock was ranked sixth in Wisden's list of 100 great Test innings in the history of the game. He made the first of 134 Test outings in 1996 and went on to become one of the most feared middle-order batsmen of his generation, compiling 17 centuries, 56 half-centuries and a total of 8,781 runs in the longest form of the game. He scored his last and seventeenth Test ton against West Indies (176*) at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Laxman scored 2338 runs in 86 One Day International matches. He hit 6 centuries with a top score of 131 runs. He was a part of the renowned batting quartet that comprised of other three icons Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.

Rahul Dravid retires from international cricket

"The Wall" holds the world record of 210 Test catches

Rahul Dravid 30th in all-time Test best list‎

Rahul Dravid IndiaAfter 16 years of steadfast service, Rahul Dravid, the former Indian captain, has announced his retirement from international and domestic first-class cricket at a press conference in Bangalore.

The Karnataka batsman is 30th in all-time Test best list, having spent a total of 35 Tests and 226 days at the top, with the highest-rating of 892 which he achieved in March 2005, an ICC release stated. Among India batsmen, only Sunil Gavaskar (916) and Sachin Tendulkar (898) have achieved higher career ratings than Dravid. He was also the first recipient of the ICC Test Player of the Year and the ICC Cricketer of the Year (the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) awards, presented in 2004 in London.

The 39-year-old Rahul Dravid, nicknamed "The Wall" for his patient batting style, has scored 13,288 runs in 164 Tests since making his debut as a 23-year-old at Lord's in 1996, second only to compatriot and master batsman Sachin Tendulkar (15,470), and has made 36 centuries at an average of over 50. He has amassed a world record 19 century partnerships with Tendulkar and has been involved in 80 century partnerships with 18 different partners. In 344 one-day internationals, Dravid scored 10,899 runs, and was top scorer in the 1999 World Cup in England with 461. He captained India in 25 Tests and 79 ODIs between October 2005 and September 2007, during which time India won Test series in England and West Indies.

Dravid will lead the Rajasthan Royals in this year's Indian Premier League 2012 which runs from 4 April to 27 May.

I don't think a player like Rahul Dravid can come into the Indian cricket team (again).  - Virender Sehwag.

There can be one and only one Rahul Dravid.  - Sachin Tendulkar.

He is the only cricketer after Bradman to do so well abroad. He is a champion.  - Kapil Dev.

He is one of the greatest batsman in world cricket.  - Saurav Ganguly.

He's probably the nicest guy - no, he is the nicest guy - that I've met in cricket.  - Stand-in Australian captain Shane Watson.

India in Sri Lanka ODI & T20I Series 2012

India Team selection

Sachin opts for rest, Zaheer and Sehwag return

Opener Virender Sehwag and seamer Zaheer Khan have made a comeback into the India side touring Sri Lanka while the Pathan brothers, Irfan and Yusuf, were left out. Harbhajan Singh was not considered by the selectors who opted for three spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha and Rahul Sharma. Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar is taking one of his frequent breaks from the shorter forms of the game as he bids to extend his international career.India Team: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (vice capt), Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, M S Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Rahul Sharma, Zaheer Khan, R Vinay Kumar Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Ashok Dinda. Irfan Pathan has been named as a replacement of an injured Ranganath Vinay Kumar, who was ruled out with a hamstring injury, for the forthcoming limited overs series of Sri Lanka. Irfan was not a part of the original squad but will now get a chance to consolidate his position in the team.

Schedule for the India vs Sri Lanka ODI Series 2012

Schedule ODIs start at 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local | 00:30 EDT

India A in West Indies unofficial Test Series, 2012

West Indies A v India A, three test series

West Indies A thrash India A by 10 wickets to win series 2-1

West Indies 'A' fast bowler Kevin McCLean grabbed a five-for to guide the hosts to a series clinching 10-wicket victory over India 'A' in the third and final unofficial 'Test' match. The hosts chased down the target of 97 in just 17.5 overs without losing a wicket.
3rd unofficial Test, Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia: West Indies A 336 & 97 for no loss (Kieran Powell 56 not out, Kraigg Brathwaite 39 not out) beat India A 220 & 202/9 (M Tiwary 62, W Saha 52, K McLean 5/57, D Johnson 3/54) by 10 wickets

West Indies A thrash India A by 125 runs to level Unofficial Test series 1-1

Left-arm seamer Delorn Johnson and skipper Veeraswamy Permaul wreaked havoc as they helped West Indies A thrash India A by 125 runs to level the 3-match 'Test' series 1-1. Chasing a target of 220, India A were bundled out for a paltry 94 as Johnson (6/34) and Permaul (4/22) shared the spoils. For the Caribbeans, Jonathan Carter (74) and Donovan Pagon (67) were the only batsmen to make noteworthy contributions in an ordinary batting performance which saw them posting 204 in 71.3 overs.
2nd unofficial Test, Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent: West Indies A 217 (Brathwaite 66, Ahmed 4-48) and 204 (Carter 74, Pagon 67, Darekar 6-67) beat India A 202 (Pujara 67, Permaul 5-58) and 94 (Johnson 6-34, Permaul 4-22) by 125 runs

Pujara Leads India 'A' to Victory in first Unofficial Test

24-year-old right-hander Cheteshwar Pujara took a giant stride towards Test breakthrough as he led India 'A' to a thrilling two-wicket win with an unbeaten 96-run knock from 222 deliveries on the fourth and final day of the first unofficial cricket Test against the West Indies 'A' in Barbados. Skipper Pujara, who has struck a 50 in the first innings, added 73 runs with number 10 batsman Shami Ahmed (27) to steer the Indians home after a spectacular collapse had severely jeopardised the team's chances. The second and third match of series will be played at Kingstown and Gros Islet respectively.
1st unofficial Test, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados: India A 277 (Rohit Sharma 94, JL Carter 5-63) and 188/8 (Pujara 96*, JO Holder 5-55) beat West Indies A 252 (DC Thomas 57) and 210 (LMP Simmons 53, Rohit Sharma 4-41) by 2 wickets

The New Age Cup: India vs South Africa T20I

T20I to commemorate 150 years of Indians' settlement in South Africa

Pointless end to a pointless T20I; India loses the rain-hit match

A blazing innings of 49* off 28 balls by India's Gautam Gambhir could not prevent a South African win in a rain-hit one-off Twenty20 international. India were 11 runs away from the par score of 82 in the eighth over when rain stopped play.
Robin Uthappa was not out on 18 from 19 balls. Before this match, India lead the head-to-head in Twenty20s by an overwhelming 4-1, and were meeting South Africa where they played their first ever Twenty20.
Only T20I: South Africa 219/4 in 20ov beat India 71/0 (7.5/7.5 ov, target 83)

Uthappa named in place of Tendulkar in T20 squad against SA

Robin Uthappa was on Wednesday named in place of Sachin Tendulkar, who no longer plays in T20 Internationals, in India's squad for the one-off Twenty20 International in Johannesburg on March 30 to commemorate the 150 years of settlement of Indians in South Africa. The match will be held at the Wanderers ground after the March 11-22 Asia Cup 2012 and precede the Indian Premier League T20 competition commencing on April 4. The match – for the New Age Cup – is set to become an annual fixture. The match will also pay tribute to South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis. India T20I Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Virat Kohli (V Capt), Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda
South Africa T20I Squad: Johan Botha (Captain), Farhaan Behardien, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Colin Ingram, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Rusty Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne van Wyk, Dane Vilas (Wicket Keeper)

Asia Cup, 2012 - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan

Asia Cup Final: Bangladesh vs Pakistan

Pakistan pull off a two run victory against Bangladesh in a thriller Final to take Asia Cup

Bangladesh needed 4 runs from the last ball to take their first Asia Cup, but were only able to score 2 runs. Bangladesh, who won the toss and elected to field were able to restrict Pakistan to 239/9 in 50 ov. Abdul Razzak took 2 wickets conceding only 26 runs and his 10 over spell included 3 maidens. For Pakistan, Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammed Hafeez made notable contributions of 46 and 40 runs respectively.Bangladesh started off swinging, with opener Tamim Iqbal scoring 60 runs. They lost their first wicket only in the 16th over, when Nazimuddin fell to Afridi for 16. Jahurul Islam fell for no runs in the very next over. Shakib Al Hasan was the top batsman for Bangladesh scoring 68 runs. He was also named Player of the Series. For Pakistan, Cheema took 3 wickets in 7 overs giving away only 46 runs.Even though Pakistan won the Asia Cup, the memorable team of this tournament have defintely been Bangladesh, who beat both India and Sri Lanka on their way to the Final, and came very close to beating Pakistan twice.
Asia Cup Final: Pakistan 236/9 in 50 ov beat Bangladesh 234/8 in 50 ov by 2 runs

Asia Cup: Points Table

Tigers' victory over Sri Lanka eliminates India from Asia Cup

TeamsPlayedWonTiedLossNo ResultNRR Points
Sri Lanka30030-0.8870

Asia Cup: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Bangladesh to meet Pakistan in the finals

Bangladesh have reached the Asia Cup final for the first time after chasing down the revised 212 target with 17 balls and five wickets to spare against Sri Lanka. Put into bat, Sri Lanka were all out for 232 in 49.5 overs.Reported earlier: Indian cricket fans will be praying for a Sri Lankan victory when they take on hosts Bangladesh today in their last league match, the result of which will determine India's fate in the Asia Cup cricket tournament. Virat Kohli smashed a blistering 183 off 148 balls as India produced their highest ever run chase to beat Pakistan by six wickets on Sunday. But Pakistan, despite a crushing six-wicket defeat, are in the Asia Cup final, while India, with two wins, need Sri Lanka – out of the tournament – to beat Bangladesh to ensure they join their arch rivals in the finals. Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Nazimuddin, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Elias Sunny, Nazmul Hossain, Shahadat Hossain and Anamul Haque. Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Farveez Maharoof, Sachithra Senanayake, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal and Shaminda Eranga.
Asia Cup Match 6: Bangladesh 212/5 in 37.1/40 ov beat Sri Lanka 232/10 in 49.5 ov by 5 wickets (D/L method)

Asia Cup: Pakistan vs India

Virat Kohli spearheads India's highest-ever run chase in ODIs, beat Pakistan by 6 wickets

Chasing a huge target of 330 to win, India rode on Virat Kohli’s career-best 183 to reach the target in 47.5 overs losing only 4 wickets. He clobbered 183 off 148 balls with the help of 22 boundaries and a six, to help India register their highest-ever run chase in one-day cricket. Virat Kohli and Tendulkar (52 off 48) added 133 runs for the second wicket after they lost opener Gautam Gambhir in the very first over of the game. Kohli later added 172 runs for the third wicket with Rohit Sharma (68 off 83). For Pakistan, openers Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed smashed centuries as Pakistan reached a formidable 329-6 after winning the toss. Pakistan didn't lose a wicket until the 36th over, with the team on 224-1. Dhoni used eight bowlers, Ashok Dinda finishing with figures of 2-47, and Praveen Kumar taking two wickets for 77 runs. If Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka on Tuesday, then the hosts will go through to the final. Else, India will meet Pakistan.Reported earlier: The sub-continental rivals gear up for a vital clash in the Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday, in which India has to defeat Pakistan to stay alive in the tournament. For Pakistan the encounter is a chance for them to avenge the World Cup semi-final defeat in Mohali (by 29 runs) on Mar 30, 2011, their last meeting. In the 2010 Asia cup too, Pakistan lost to India (by 3 wickets).
Asia Cup Match 5: India 330/4 in 47.5 (Sachin 52, Kohli 183, Rohit 68) beat Pakistan 329/6 in 50 ov (Mohammad Hafeez 105, Nasir Jamshed 112) by 6 wickets

Asia Cup: India vs Bangladesh

Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets despite Sachin scoring his 100th hundred.

Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century on Friday against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup encounter at Mirpur, Dhaka. The 38-year-old completed his landmark century, his 49th in one-day cricket, in 138 balls. The right-hander, who holds the record for scoring the most Test and one-day runs, has also scored 51 Test tons.
Leading playersCountryInt'l
Sachin TendulkarIndia1005149
Ricky PontingAustralia714130
Jacques KallisSouth Africa594217
Brian LaraWest Indies533419
Rahul DravidIndia483612
Sunil GavaskarIndia35341
Don BradmanAustralia2929-

India, who batted first were able to get a respectable score of 283 at the loss of 5 wickets. The Little Master's much awaited 100th hundred was definitely the highlight of the Indian innings. Virat Kohli's 66 and Raina's 51 also contributed to the total. The Bangladesh innings hit a bump when they lost opener Nazimuddin in the 4th over, but the rest of the line-up held up leading Bangladesh to their first win against India in 5 years. Though Tamim Iqbal was the top-scorer, it was some splendid batting by Shakib Al Hasan (49 off 31 balls) and Mushfiqur Rahim (46 off 25 balls, not out) that helped Bangladesh pull off this huge upset.

The next match is the highly anticipated India - Pakistan clash which will take place on March 18th. The two rivals haven't played against each other in more than a year. India need a win against Pakistan to get into the Asia Cup final, especially after this unexpected loss to Bangladesh today.
Asia Cup Match 4: Bangladesh 293/5 in 49.2 ov (Tamim Iqbal 70, Kumar 3-56) beat India 289/5 in 50 ovs (Tendulkar 114, Kohli 66, Raina 51)

Asia Cup: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup after losing to Pakistan

Sri Lanka, who needed a win to keep their hopes of reaching the final alive, played poor shots and threw their wickets away as Pakistan picked up the last six for just 27 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing a modest victory target of 188 runs, Pakistan batted sensibly after losing three quick wickets. They were tottering at 33/3 at one stage, but skipper Misbahul Haq (76 not out off 93 balls) and young Umar Akmal (77 off 72 balls) halted further loss and steadied the innings with a 153-runs fourth wicket partnership.If India beat Bangladesh on Thursday, fans can look forward to two India-Pakistan games, the round-robin match on Sunday and then the final on Thursday.
Asia Cup Match 3: Pakistan 189/4 in 39.5 ovs (Misbah-ul-Haq 72, Umar Akmal 77) beat Sri Lanka 188 in 45.4 (Sangakkara 71, Tharanga 57, Cheema 4-43) by 6 wickets

Asia Cup: India vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka crumbles chasing 305, lose to India

Pacers Irfan Pathan (4 for 32) and Vinay Kumar (3 for 55) and spinner R Ashwin (3 for 39) scripted a middle-order collapse to bowl Sri Lanka out for 254 and earn India a 50-run victory at the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium.Earlier Gautham Gambhir (100) and Kohli (108) put on a 205-run partnership for the second wicket after India lost Sachin for just 6. It was Kohli's 10th ODI ton in just his 80th innings, which obliterated the previous record of 99 innings set by Gordon Greenidge.
The defending champions ended up with 304 for 3 wickets in their 50 overs with the help of some lusty hits by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (46* off 26 balls) and Suresh Raina (30* off 17 balls) in the slog overs.
Asia Cup Match 2: India 304/3 in 50 ov (Gambhir 100, Kohli 108) beat Sri Lanka 254 in 45.1 ovs (Sangakkara 65, Jayawardene 78) by 50 runs

Asia Cup: Pakistan vs Bangladesh

Pakistan win despite Shakib heroics

Pakistan beat a spirited Bangladeshi side by 21 runs, with 11 balls remaining. Bangladesh was all out for 241, chasing the Pakistan score of 262/8. Shakib Al Hasan top scored with 64, while Umar Gul took 3 for 58.
Asia Cup Match 1: Pakistan 262/8 in 50 ov (Hafeez 89, Jamshed 54, Gul 39, Shahadat 3-53) beat Bangladesh 241 in 48.1 ov (Shakib 64, Tamim 64, Gul 3-58) by 21 runs

Asia Cup squad: Sehwag dropped from Indian Team

Umesh, Zaheer rested, Sachin Tendulkar in Asia Cup squad

The 15-member squad for the Asia Cup announced on Wednesday did not feature Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav. The Board for Control of Cricket in India said Sehwag has been rested on fitness grounds, but there are reports that this is a fallout from the Dhoni vs Sehwag spat. Selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth however told the reporters that opener Virender Sehwag and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan were not dropped and have been "rested purely on fitness ground". Besides the two, young pacer Umesh Yadav has also been left out of the team because of injury concern. Tendulkar, who made 143 runs in 7 matches in Australia, with a best of 48 has been stuck on 99 international centuries since March 12, 2011. He will get chance to reach the unprecedented landmark in Bangladesh. India Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, R Vinay, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda.

Australian Tri-Series 2012

India, Sri Lanka, Australia - Commonwealth Bank Series

India Sri Lanka Australia Cricket

Australia claim tri-series

Clint McKay's feats with bat (28) and ball (5-28) for Australia inspired the home side to a 16-run win over Sri Lanka in front of 11,216 spectators at the Adelaide Oval in the Commonwealth Bank Series. This was Australia's first triumph since their win in 2005-06.
• 3rd Final: Australia 231 (Wade 49, Warner 48, Herath 3-36, Maharoof 3-40) beat Sri Lanka 215 (Tharanga 71, McKay 5-28) by 16 runs
• 2nd Final: Sri Lanka 274/2 (Dilshan 106, Jayawardene 86*, Sangakkara 51) beat Australia 271/6 (Warner 100, Clarke 117*, Malinga 3-40) in 50 ov
• 1st Final: Australia 321/6 (Warner 163, Wade 64) beat Sri Lanka 306 (Kulasekara 73, Tharanga 60, D Hussey 4-43, Watson 3-33, Lee 3-59) by 15 runs
• Match 12 - Sri Lanka 238 beat Australia 229 in 49.1 ov by 9 runs
• Match 11 - India 321/3 in 36.4 ov (Kohli 133) beat Sri Lanka 320/4 (Sangakkara 105, Dilshan 160*)
• Match 10 - Australia 252/9 in 50 ov (Warner 68, Wade 56, D Hussey 54, Sehwag 3-43) beat India 165 (Ashwin 26, Watson 2-9) by 87 runs
• Match 9 - Sri Lanka 283/7 in 49.2 ov (Jayawardene 85, Chandimal 80) beat Australia 280/6 in 50 ov (Forrest 104, Clarke 72) by three wickets
• Match 8 - Sri Lanka 289/6 in 50 beat India 238 in 45.1 ov (Kohli 66, I Pathan 47, Raina 32) by 51 runs
• Match 7 - Australia 288/5 in 50 ov (M Hussey 59, Forrest 52) beat India 178 all out in 43.3 overs (Dhoni 56, Hilfenhaus 5-33) by 110 runs
• Match 6 - Sri Lanka 152/2 in 24.1 ov (Jayawardene 61*, Dilshan 45) beat Australia 158 in 40.5/41 ov (David Hussey 58) by eight wickets according to D-L method
• Match 5 - Sri Lanka 236/9 in 50 ov (Chandimal 81, Jayawardene 43, Vinay 3-46) tied with India 236/9 in 50 ov (Gambhir 91, Dhoni 58*)
• Match 4 - India 270/6 in 49.4 ov (Gambhir 92) beat Australia 269/8 in 50 ov (D Hussey 72, Forrest 66)
• Match 3 - Australia 231 in 49.1 ov beat Sri Lanka 226 in 49.5 ov by 5 runs
• Match 2 - India 234/6 in 46.4 ov (Kohli 77, Sachin 48) beat Sri Lanka 233/8 in 50 ov (Chandimal 64, Ashwin 3-32) by 4 wickets
• Match 1 - Australia 216/5 in 32 (max 32) ov beat India 151 all out in 29.4 overs (Kohli 31, McKay 4-20) by 65 runs by D/L method

Sahara end ties with IPL, BCCI

India Team Sponsorship

Sahara withdraws Indian cricket sponsorship

Sahara IndiaJust ahead of the IPL auction, Sahara India ended their 11-year long sponsorship of Indian cricket team and withdrew their ownership from IPL franchise Pune Warriors. Sahara has requested the BCCI to pass on Pune Warriors team to some other interested party immediately. Sahara was paying Rs 3.34 crore per Test match, one-day international and Twenty20 International under the latest terms signed on on July 1, 2010. A Sahara official said the Chairman would address a press conference in Mumbai at 4pm on Saturday.Read Sahara India's statement on its dissociation with BCCI here.

India vs Australia

T20I Series Australia vs India, 2012

Second T20I, India vs Australia - Melbourne: India win by 8 wkts [IND-AUS:1-1 (2/2)]
India 135/2 in 19.4 ov (Gambhir 56*) beat Australia 131/10 in 19.4 ov (Finch 36) by 8 wickets
First T20I, India vs Australia - Sydney: Australia 171/4 beat ‎India 140/6 (20 ov) by 32 runs [IND-AUS:0-1 (1/2)]
Australia 171/4 in 20 ov (Wade 72, Hussey 42) beat India 140/6 in 20 ov (Dhoni 48*) by 32 runs

Collective batting failure in Australia

1st inngs
2nd inngs
1st inngs
2nd inngs
1st inngs
2nd inngs
1st inngs
2nd inngs
Gambhir 3 13 0 83 31 14 34 3
Sehwag 67 7 30 4 0 10 18 62
Dravid 68 10 5 29 9 47 1 25
Tendulkar 73 32 41 80 15 8 25 13
Laxman 2 1 2 66 31 0 18 35
Kohli 11 0 23 9 44 75 116 22
Dhoni (3 tests) 6 23 57* 2 12 2 x x
Saha (1 test) x x x x x x 35 3
Ashwin (3 tests) 31 30 20 62 x x 5 15*
V Kumar (1 test) x x x x 5 6 x x
Z Khan 4 6* 0 35 2 0 0 15
Ishant Sharma 11 6 0 11 3 0 16 2
U Yadav 2* 21 0 0* 4* 0* 0* 1
Extras 4 13 13 19 5 9 4 5
Total 282 169 191 400 161 171 272 201
lost by 122 runs
lost by an innings and 68 runs
lost by an innings and 37 runs
lost by 298 runs
Highest score from each innings in bold, and highest individual scores of each player from the series in italics.
Virat Kohli has been India's leading scorer in the series with 300 runs in four Tests at 37.5, just above Sachin Tendulkar who scored 287 runs at 35.8. Sachin's performance can be rated well short of his high standards. Rahul Dravid scored 194 runs at an average of 24.25 while VVS Laxman struggled the most of the big three, scoring 155 with an average of only 19.37.

India vs Australia 2012 Test Series


Fourth Test, India vs Australia - Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2012 - 4th Test, Day 5: India 201 all out, lose by 298 runs [IND-AUS:0-4 (4/4)]
Australia 604/7 decl (Ponting 221, Clarke 210) and 167/5 decl (Ponting 60*) beat India 272 (Kohli 116, Siddle 5-49) and 201 (Sehwag 62) by 298 runs
Third Test, India vs Australia - Perth, Jan 13-17, 2012 - 3rd Test, Day 3: Australia demolish India within 2½ days [IND-AUS:0-3 (3/4)]
Australia 369 (Warner 180, Cowan 74) beat India 161 (Kohli 44, Hilfenhaus 4-43) and 171 (Kohli 75, Hilfenhaus 4-54) by an innings and 37 runs
Second Test, India vs Australia - Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2012 - 2nd Test, Day 4: Australia win by an innings and 68 runs [IND-AUS:0-2 (2/4)]
India 191 (Dhoni 57*, Tendulkar 41, Sehwag 30, Pattinson 4-43) and 400 (Gambhir 83, Sachin 80, Laxman 66, Ashwin 62) lost to Australia 659/4 decl in 163 overs (Clarke 329*, Hussey 150*, Ponting 134) by an innings and 68 runs
First Test, India vs Australia - Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2011 - 1st Test, Day 4: Australia knock out India [IND-AUS:0-1 (1/4)]
Australia 333 (Cowan 68, Ponting 62, Zaheer 4-77) and 240 (Ponting 60, Hussey 89, Umesh Yadav 4-70) beat India 282 (Tendulkar 73, Dravid 68, Sehwag 67) and 169 (Sachin 32, Ashwin 30) by 122 runs

India vs West Indies 2011-12 Cricket Series in India

India vs West Indies ODI and Test Series, 2011

India won the 5 match ODI series 4-1
• Chennai (5th ODI): India 267/6 in 50 ov (Gambhir 31, Tiwary 104 rtd-hrt, Kohli 80) beat West Indies 233 in 44.1 ov (Pollard 119, Russell 53) by 34 runs
• Indore (4th ODI): India 418/5 in 50 overs (Gambhir 67, Sehwag 219, Raina 55) beat West Indies 265 all out in 49.2 ov (Ramdin 96) by 153 runs
• Ahmedabad (3rd ODI): West Indies 260/5 (Samuels 58, Sammy 41*, Russell 40*) beat India 244 (Rohit 95, Rampaul 4-57) by 16 runs
• Vizag (2nd ODI): India 270/5 (Kohli 117, Rohit 90*) beat West Indies 269/9 (Rampaul 86*, Simmons 78, Yadav 3-38) by five wickets
• Cuttack (1st ODI): India 213 for 9 (Rohit 72, Roach 3-46) beat West Indies 211 for 9 (Bravo 60) by one wicket India won the 3-Tests series 2-0
• Mumbai Third Test, Day five: West Indies 590 and 134 drew with India 482 (Ashwin 103, Tendulkar 94, Dravid 82) and 242/9 (Sehwag 60, Kohli 63)
• Kolkota Second Test, Day four: India 631/7 decl (Laxman 176*, Dhoni 144, Dravid 119) beat West Indies 153 (Ojha 4-64, Yadav 3-23) and (f/o) 463 (Bravo 136, Samuels 84, Yadav 4-80) by an innings and 15 runs
• Delhi First Test, Day four: India 209 (Sehwag 55, Dravid 54, Sammy 3-35) and 276 for 5 (Tendulkar 76, Laxman 58*, Sehwag 55) beat West Indies 304 (Chanderpaul 118, Brathwaite 63, Ojha 6-72) and 180 (Chanderpaul 47, Ashwin 6-47) by five wickets

India Vs England ODI and T20I, 2011

India vs England ODI Series and Twenty20 International

England won the only T20I
• Culcutta T20I: England 121/4 (Pietersen 53, Patel 21) beat India 120/9 (Raina 39, Dhoni 21, Ashwin 17*, Finn 3-22, Bopara 2-16, Bresnan 2-19) by 6 wickets India completed a rare series whitewash over England 5-0 in the ODIs
• Culcutta (5th ODI): India 271/8 in 50 ov (Dhoni 75*, Rahane 42, Gambhir 38) beat England 176 (Jadeja 4-33, Kieswetter 63) by 95 runs
• Mumbai (4th ODI): India 223/4 in 40.1 ov (Raina 82, Kohli 86*) beat England 220 (Bresnan 45, Pietersen 41, Aaron 3-24, Ashwin 3-38) by 6 wickets
• Mohali (3rd ODI): India 300/5 in 49.2 ov (Rahane 91, Gambhir 58) beat England 298/4 in 50.0 ov (Jonathan Trott 98*, Samit Patel 70*)
• Delhi (2nd ODI): India 238/2 in 36.4 ov (Kohli 112*, Gambhir 84*) beat England 237 (Pietersen 46, SR Patel 42, R Vinay Kumar 4-30) by 8 wickets
• Hyderabad (1st ODI): India 300 for 7 (Dhoni 87*, Raina 61) bt England 174 (Cook 60)

India-England Cricket series 2011 in England

India vs England ODI Series 2011

England beat India 3-0 out of the 5-ODIs
• 5th ODI, Cardiff: England 241 for 4 (Trott 63, Cook 50, Bairstow 41*) beat India 304 for 6 (Kohli 107, Dravid 69) by six wickets (D/L method)
• 4th ODI, Lord's: India 280 for 5 (Raina 84, Dhoni 78*) tied with England 270 for 8 in 48.5 overs (Bopara 96, Bell 54) (D/L method)
• 3rd ODI, The Oval: England 218 for 7 (Kieswetter 51, Bopara 40, Ashwin 3-40) beat India 234 for 7 (Jadeja 78, Dhoni 69, Anderson 3-48) by three wickets (D/L method)
• 2nd ODI, Southampton: England 188 for 3 (Cook 80*, Kieswetter 46, Ashwin 2-42) beat India 187 for 8 (Rahane 54, Raina 40, Swann 3-33) by seven wickets
• 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street: England 27 for 2 (Trott 14*, Bell 2*) in 7.2 overs vs India 274 for 7 (Parthiv 95, Kohli 55) - match abandoned England beat India in the only T20I
• Twenty20 international, Old Traffford: England 169 for 4 (Morgan 49) beat India 165 (Rahane 61, Dernbach 4-22) by six wickets England whitewashed India 4-0 in the Test series
• Fourth Test, The Oval, day five: India 300 (Dravid 146*, Bresnan 3-54) and 283 (Tendulkar 91, Mishra 84) lose to England 591 for 6 dec by an innings and 8 runs
• Third Test, Edgbaston, day four: England 710 for 7 dec (Cook 294, Morgan 104) beat India 224 (Dhoni 77, Broad 4-53, Bresnan 4-62) and 244 (Dhoni 74*, Anderson 4-85) by an innings and 242 runs
• Second Test, Trent Bridge, day four: England 221 (Broad 64, Praveen 3-45) and 544 (Bell 159, Pietersen 63, Morgan 70, Prior 73, Bresnan 90, Praveen 4-124) beat India 288 (Dravid 117, Laxman 54, Yuvraj 62, Broad 6-46) and 158 (Tendulkar 56, Bresnan 5-48) by 319 runs
• First Test, Lords, day five: England 474 for 8 decl. (Pietersen 202*, Trott 71, Praveen 5-106) and 269 for 6 decl. (Prior 103*, Broad 74*, Ishant 4-59) beat India 286 (Dravid 103*, Broad 4-37, Tremlett 3-80) and 261 (Raina 78, Laxman 56, Anderson 5-65, Broad 3-57) by 196 runs

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India vs Sri Lanka - ICC cricket world cup 2011 Final

ICC World Cup 2011 Final
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Saturday, 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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ICC World Cup Final, India vs Sri Lanka - India power to World Cup triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103. India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings. Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni's brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.
India 277 for 4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91*) beat Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Jayawardene 103*, Sangakkara 48) by six wickets

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