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Cricket News April 2006

20-20 World Cricket Classic, Bermuda

South Africa won the 20-20 World Cricket Classic at Bermuda

Steven Jack and Gary Kirsten launched South Africa to victory in the final of the 20-20 World Cricket Classic in Bermuda
South Africa totalled a towering 266 for five in their 20 overs before dismissing the hosts for 169 to win by 97 runs.
Kirsten, who scored 134 in South Africa's semi-final against New Zealand, piled on another 103 in the final to bag the player of the tournament award.
But it was Jack who stunned the home crowd into silence when he clubbed a meaty 109.
South Africa : 266-5 (20 Overs) beat Bermuda : 169-9 (20 Overs) by 97 runs

EurAsia Cricket Series

India A beat UAE by 126 runs

Seamers Rudra Pratap Singh and Vikram Rajvir Singh produced a sensational new ball spell to blast United Arab Emirates for a palty 70 and give India A a 126-run victory in Eurasia series limited overs cricket tournament..
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: India A 196 all out (46.5 overs) beat UAE 70 all out (15.1 overs) by 126 runs

Sri Lanka A defeat Holland

Chasing a stiff victory target of 303 in 50 overs, the European minnows were never in contention and were bowled out for just 145 in 48.3 overs..
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: Sri Lanka 302-8 (50 overs) beat Holland 145 all out (48.3 overs) by 157 runs

Pakistan A loses to India A

India A outplayed Pakistan A in all departments of the game for a convincing 34-run win in the EurAsia Cricket Series limited overs cricket tournament. The win saw India top Group A after the first phase of the league stage...
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: India A 269-6 (50 overs) beat Pakistan A 235 all out (49.1 overs) by 34 runs

ICC Champions Trophy 2006

India to face England in opener

India will take on England in their opening match on October 15 at Jaipur in the ICC Champions Trophy to be played later this year. India and England have been drawn in Group A, a section which also features the three-time World Champions Australia and one qualifier. Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand and another qualifying team from Group B. Despite being the holders, West Indies are one of four teams who will take part in a preliminary round-robin which starts on October 7 and will be played at all four of the venues. West Indies must take part in this stage because they are outside the top six teams in the ICC one-day rankings; Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are the other three sides. The two best teams from the preliminary rounds will go through to the second stage. All matches will be day-nighters, with the two semi-finals to be played at Mohali on November 1 and Jaipur on November 2. The final will then be played at Mumbai on November 5.

EurAsia Cricket Series

Robin Singh looking for more consistency from players

Former Indian player Robin Singh, better known for his exploits as a one-day specialist and currently coach of the India A team, has said he wants consistency from his young and promising squad...


Champions Trophy to be formally launched

The ICC Champions Trophy to be played at four venues in the country in October will be launched formally at New Delhi...

BCCI may scrap annual elections

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) plans to do away with annual elections and introduce a system whereby polls will be held once every three years...

India Pakistan Veterans Cricket Series 2006

Pak seniors beat India

Mansoor Akhtar stroked a stylish unbeaten 84 to steer Pakistan seniors to a seven-wicket victory over their Indian counterparts in the second one-dayer of the four-match series at Sialkot on Tuesday.
The home team achieved the target of 252 with seven overs to spare. With the win Pakistan levelled the series after India won the first match on Sunday by three wickets. Scores: Pakistan 252/3 in 43 ovs (Mansoor Akhtar 84 ..) beat India 251/9 in 50 ovs (Manoj Prabhakar 82, Amarjet Singh 65) by 7 wkts. Series 1-1

EurAsia Cricket Series

Pakistan A beat Holland by 123 runs

Bazid Khan hit a stroke-filled half century as Pakistan 'A' sailed to a convincing 123-run win over Holland in the BSNL EurAsia Cup cricket tournament at Abu dhabi...
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan 306-4 (50 overs) beat Holland 183-8 (50 overs) by 123 runs

Sajeeva Weerakoon guides Sri Lanka to 87-run win

An all-round performance by Sajeeva Weerakon helped Sri Lanka A defeat Ireland A by 87 runs in the Eurasia Series one-dayer at the Sheikh Zayed stadium here on Monday...
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: Sri Lanka 261-7 (50 overs) beat Ireland 174-10 (43 overs) by 87 runs

India A beat Holland by 202 runs

Robin Uthappa and Shikhar Dhavan hit centuries and shared a record 264-run opening wicket stand as India A team cruised to a comfortable 202-run victory over the Netherlands in their group B match of the BSNL EurAsia Cricket Series at the Zayed stadium, Abu dhabi..
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: India A 311-4 (50 overs) beat Holland 109-10 (29.2 overs) by 202 runs

UAE Won by 8 wickets

The UAE made full use of the home conditions to emerge comprehensive eight wickets winners over the 2007 World Cup qualifiers Ireland in the opening match of the BSNL EurAsia Cricket Series at the Zayed stadium, Abudhabi...
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: UAE 133-2 (27 overs) beat Ireland 132-10 (46.4 overs) by 8 wickets

India Pakistan Veterans Cricket Series 2006

India Cricket Live

Azharuddin hits 82 as Indian seniors rout Pak

A strokeful 82 by Mohammad Azharuddin guided India Seniors to a 3-wicket victory over Pakistan Seniors in the first one-dayer of the 4-match veterans' cricket series in Karachi.
Showing exquisite wrist work and excellent stroke selection, Azharuddin belted 8 boundaries and a six in his 78-ball 82 as the tourists achieved the victory target of 254 with six balls to spare. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan also watched the match and presented the Man-of-the-Match award to Azharuddin.
The India Seniors squad for the four-match series in Pakistan has some of the most controversial names skipper Mohammed Azharuddin, Nayan Mongia and Manoj Prabhakar. Scores: Pakistan Seniors 253-6 in 39 overs (Azam Khan 71, Aamir Sohail 64) lost to India Seniors 256-7 in 39 overs (Azharuddin 82, Amarjeet Singh 42, Ijaz Fakih 3-41) by 3 wickets. India leads 1-0

Men In Blue: Dhoni Milestone

icc rankings

Dhoni is World No. 1; Dravid, Yuvraj in first ten

The LG ICC ODI Batting Rankings
1. Mahendra Dhoni India
2. Ricky Ponting Australia
3. Adam Gilchrist Australia
4. Andrew Symonds Australia
5. Graeme Smith South Africa
6. Mike Hussey Australia
7. Kevin Pietersen England
8. K Sangakkara Sri Lanka
9. Rahul Dravid India
10. Yuvraj Singh India
India's Mahendra Dhoni has shot to the top of the ICC rankings for one-day batsmen after less than 18 months in the international arena. It caps a remarkably rapid rise for the 24 year-old from Jharkhand because he only made his ODI debut in December 2004 but his statistics provide compelling support for his position on top of the world. In 42 matches he averages 52.76 with two hundreds and eight fifties and, equally significantly, he has made those runs at an awesome strike-rate of 103 runs per hundred balls.

Indian tour of West Indies

No changes in Indian one-day team for WI tour

An unfit Sachin Tendulkar was left out, a struggling Mohammad Kaif retained and Sourav Ganguly was again ignored by national selectors on Thursday when they announced a 15-member Indian one-day squad that will tour the West Indies next month.
As many as nine members of the team will be visiting the Caribbeans for the first time. Only captain Rahul Dravid, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Ajit Agarkar and Virender Sehwag have been there before.
India will play five one-day internationals and four Tests in West Indies. 15-member Indian squad: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Venugopala Rao, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Rudra Pratap Singh.

DLF Cup, Abudhabi

India wins by 51 runs, squares ODI series 1-1

Virender Sehwag returned to form with 72 and Rahul Dravid hit 92 as India posted a competitive 269-5 before Pathan and Powar took 3 wickets each to bundle Pakistan out for 218 in 45.2 overs
Inzamam top scored with 79 for Pakistan. Earlier India made one change, bringing opener Virender Sehwag in for Robin Uthappa.
One-day international, Abu Dhabi: India 269-5 (50 overs) beat Pakistan 218-10 (45.2 overs) by 51 runs

Sachin Watch

Sachin opts out of West Indies ODIs

Sachin Tendulkar has opted out of the one-day series on the West Indies tour and his availability for the Test series would be known after a fitness test on May 10.
Tendulkar has informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he was still recuperating from a shoulder surgery that he underwent last month and would not be fit in time for the five-match series from May 18 to 28.
Tendulkar has, however, left open his availability for the four Tests, a decision which he expects to make on May 10 when his fitness is to be assessed, according to BCCI sources.

DLF Cup, Abudhabi

Pakistan defeats India by six wickets; 1-0 up

Pakistan have defeated India by six wickets in the first one-day international of the DLF Friendship Cup in Abu Dhabi.
Chasing 198 for victory, Pakistan reached the target in just 48.3 overs. Younis Khan cracked a brilliant 71 off 94 balls and was declared the man of the match. Kamran Akmal contributed with a well-made 24.
Earlier, India were bowled out for 197 in the allotted 50 overs. The pair of Suresh Raina and Rao steadied the innings by putting on 64 for the fifth wicket after the team suffered initial setbacks. Malik was the most impressive among the bowlers, taking 3 for 40.
One-day international, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan 201-4 (48.3 overs) beat India 197 (50 overs) by six wickets

India ODI series & Dravid's Captaincy

Report on the last four ODI series

India have won 17 of their 22 one-dayers under Dravid's captaincy till April 16th 2006 while left-hander Yuvraj Singh recorded a hat-trick of man of the series awards. Here is a round up of the matches so far.

DLF Cup, Abudhabi

Pakistan face India at Abudhabi

Pakistan are hoping to end India's run of form when the arch-rivals clash in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and Wednesday.
India have won nine of their last 11 one-day matches, including a 4-1 series victory in Pakistan.
The 16,000-capacity Zayad Cricket Stadium is the second venue after Sharjah to host cricket internationals in the United Arab Emirates.
Proceeds from Tuesday's match will be donated to survivors of the earthquake that rocked Kashmir last October, killing more than 74,000 people.
Pakistan have also won four of their last five one-day series under Inzamam-ul Haq, with their only defeat at home to India in February.
Youngsters Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Dhoni and Suresh Raina starred in their 5-1 series win over England, which finished on Saturday. India (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel, Venugopal Rao, Sri Sreesanth, Rudra Pratap Singh.
Pakistan (from): Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Danish Kaneria, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Asif, Rao Iftikhar, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Faisal Iqbal, Abdul Rehman.


SaharaOne Television bags EurAsia cup-2006 telecast rights

After its success in bagging the telecast rights of the India-England cricket series on SaharaOne Television, SaharaOne Media & Entertainment has acquired the worldwide telecast rights for the EurAsia Cricket Series - 2006, which will be simulcast on SaharaOne Television and Filmy, Sahara's film channel...

BCCI to take up telecast issue with Nimbus

With telecast of the just-concluded India-England series drawing criticism, the Indian Cricket Board on Monday said it was keen to ensure "top class quality" of telecast production and it would take up issue with rights holder Nimbus...

England in India

Sreesanth 6/55 & Uthappa 86 make it 5-1 for India

England finished their tour of India with a seven-wicket defeat in the last one-dayer to lose the series 5-1. Kevin Pietersen (64), Paul Collingwood (64) and Geraint Jones (53) were the mainstays in England's 288 all out. Robin Uthappa's 86 - the best score by an Indian debutant - and captain Rahul Dravid's 69 put the hosts in control. They fell in quick succession but the results was never in doubt once Yuvraj Singh (55) and Suresh Raina (53) put on 115, as they won with five balls left.
India 289-3 (49.1 overs) bt England 288 (50 overs) by 7 wickets

Indore - Another chance for youngsters to shine

Andrew Flintoff could make his 100th one-day appearance as England play their final game in India on Saturday. But the match will see a new crop of Indian players taking on the English attack. Dinesh Karthik will be behind the wickets for the first time in the series in place of 'superstar' Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Another player who is set to be handed another chance is off-spinning all-rounder Ramesh Powar, who has come in for severe criticism in India for being overweight. Captain Rahul Dravid will be back in the side but he believes, with the series already decided, it is a good opportunity to experiment. India is likely to rest Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif. Munaf Patel may also miss the match by the same yardstick, while Harbhajan Singh, troubled by pain in his forearm, may take a well-deserved break.

India (from): R Dravid (Captain), V Sehwag, AR Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, M Kaif, SK Raina, KD Karthik, IK Pathan, YV Rao, MM Patel, S Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, RR Powar, RP Singh, VRV Singh.
England (from): A Flintoff (Captain), K Ali, JM Anderson, GJ Batty, IR Bell, ID Blackwell, PD Collingwood, MJ Hoggard, GO Jones, SI Mahmood, KP Pietersen, LE Plunkett, MJ Prior, OA Shah, VS Solanki, AJ Strauss

England beat India by 5 wickets; IND 4-1

England have defeated India by five wickets in the sixth one-day international against India at Jamshedpur's Keenan stadium.
The visitors have already lost the series, but they have been able to make amends for their 4-0 loss with this win.
Chasing 224 for victory, the visitors achieved their target in 42.5 overs.
The Indian bowlers tried to put pressure on England, picking up wickets at regular intervals but in the end, it was difficult to defend their measly score of 223.
Earlier, India were bowled out for 223 in 48 overs with Munaf Patel remaining unbeaten on one.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the top scorer, hitting a magnificent 96 to rescue India from an inexplicable batting collapse. But India still failed to put up a competitive total.
England 227-5 (42.4 overs) beat India 223 all out (48 overs) by five wickets

India win toss, elect to bat

India won the toss and elected to bat in the sixth one-day international cricket match against England at the Keenan stadium.
India made four changes in their side that played in Kochi bringing in Y Venugopal Rao, Munaf Patel, R P Singh and V R V Singh in place of Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, S Sreesanth and Rahul Dravid, who have already been given a rest for the rest of the sries.
England has made three changes to their side. Skipper Andrew Flintoff has been rested and Andrew Strauss will lead the side in his absence.
Sajid Mahamood, Ian Bell and Liam Plunkett has been included in the side in place of Flintoff Gareth Batty and Geriant Jones.
India has clinched the the seven-match series 4-0 and the fifth match was abandoned due to soggy ground condition caused by rain. India: V Sehwag (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Suresh Raina, M S Dhoni, Y Venugopal Rao, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Munaf Patel, V R V Singh and R P Singh.
England: Andrew Strauss (Captain), Matt Prior, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Paul Collingwood, Ian Blackwell, James Anderson, Mathew Hoggard, Vikram Solanki, Gareth Batty and Liam Plunkett.

England may rest Flintoff for Jamshedpur ODI

England will bid to end their poor run of form in the penultimate game of their seven-match one-day series against India on Wednesday.
England look set to rest Andrew Flintoff and are 4-0 down in the series after the previous match was abandoned in Guwahati and riots followed.
India are expected to name a young side for the match in Jamshedpur, which itself has a history of crowd violence.
Mohendra Dhoni is set to move up the order in front of his home fans.
The match should also see 20-year-old Robin Uthappa making his one-day debut for the national side, while the uncapped Venungopala Rao is also in contention to start.


India "reveal ICC Trophy venues"

India say they have won the right to stage this autumn's ICC Champions Trophy at four different venues, rather than the usual three allowed...

Dalmiya suspended from BCCI

The former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jagmohan Dalmiya, was today suspend from the board's membership by its Disciplinary Committee for allegedly embezzling BCCI funds...

USA eager to stage India matches

The head of American cricket hopes the prospect of one-day games being played there by India will help speed up the game's development in his country...

England in India

Violence follows abandonment of fifth India-England one-dayer

Heavy overnight rain and wet ground conditions caused the abandonment of the fifth one-dayer between India and England on Sunday.
Two policemen and one spectator were injured in the violence after spectators threw missiles on to the field and set advertising hoardings on fire after umpires Rudi Koertzen and Arani Jayaprakash decided no play would be possible due to wet ground conditions.
Meanwhile Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Irfan Pathan made the best of the situation when a chopper had to be engaged to dry the rain-soaked field: they took a joyride for an aerial view of Guwahati.

India beat England to seal series; IND 4-0

India wrapped up a series victory by cruising to a four-wicket win in the fourth one-day international against England in Cochin. England skipper Andrew Flintoff won the toss and opted to bat first, but the tourists' score of 237 all out never looked likely to be defendable and India reached 238-6 with 16 balls to spare, to take a 4-0 lead in the seven-match series.
Fourth one-day international, Cochin: India 238-6 (47.2 overs) beat England 237 (48.4 overs) by four wickets

England upbeat for must-win match

England will find themselves in a win or bust situation in Thursday's fourth one-day game against India in Cochin.
Trailing 3-0, they at least have a fully fit squad to pick from with Kevin Pietersen and Matthew Hoggard having recovered from stomach bugs.
And despite the tough assignment facing them, keeper Geraint Jones said England were confident of turning it around.
England have lost eight of their last 10 limited internationals and will have to face heat topping 36C (100F), humidity of 90% and a 90,000-strong partisan crowd at the Nehru Stadium as they attempt to peg back India.
The pitch is said to be good for batting on with a high score expected and the winner of the toss is likely to bat first.
India have played four times in Cochin and been successful in three matches - the last time beating Pakistan by 87 runs. India (from): R Dravid (Captain), V Sehwag, R Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, M Kaif, S Raina, M Dhoni, I Pathan, Y Rao, M Patel, S Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, R Powar, R Singh.
England (from): A Flintoff (Captain), K Ali, J Anderson, G Batty, I Bell, I Blackwell, P Collingwood, M Hoggard, G Jones, S Mahmood, K Pietersen, L Plunkett, M Prior, O Shah, V Solanki, A Strauss.

Sachin Watch

Sachin's fitness to be reassessed: BCCI

Sachin Tendulkar, who is back home from Britain after a successful shoulder surgery, has been prescribed a series of exercises and his fitness would be reassessed April 21, it was announced here Thursday.
Tendulkar, who missed the ongoing one-day series against England, returned to his Mumbai home Wednesday night after spending nine days in London. Orthopaedic surgeon Andrew Wallace performed a keyhole surgery March 27 on the batsman's right shoulder to stabilise the joint and decompress a cyst.
The first phase of Tendulkar's post-operation programme, devised by the Indian team's physiotherapist John Gloster, would be between April 6 and 16. The phase of rehabilitation is April 17-21
The third phase of tendulkar's rehabilitation would continue after his reassessment by Gloster during April 22-May 1. If Tendulkar is certified fit after the third phase, he could go to the West Indies with the Indian team for a tour starting May 12.


Zee Sports bags global telecast rights

Zee Telefilms might have lost out in the race to bag the telecast rights for matches played in India, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has awarded it the global media rights for all matches played by India on neutral territory in the next five years...

Twenty20 likely to get a boost in India

India may be delaying its Twenty20 debut but it will be mandatory for the country to play in the 2009 World championship in the sport, says the International Cricket Council President Ehsan Mani...

Pakistan Cricket Board under fire for handing over Abu Dhabi rights to BCCI

Pakistan Senate's Standing Committee has asked the cricket board (PCB) to explain its decision to hand over the marketing rights of two ODI matches against India later this month to the BCCI, reports said today...

Jagmohan Dalmiya and two other former top board officials faces Economic Offences Wing

Former Cricket Board president Jagmohan Dalmiya and two other former top board officials faced two rounds of interrogation by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police here today in connection with the alleged misappropriation of Rs 21.74 lakh from the 1996 World Cup account...

England in India

Coach Fletcher calls for patience

England coach Duncan Fletcher says critics of his young one-day team must give them time to develop...

Jones on course to start season

Glamorgan pace bowler Simon Jones is confident he will be fully fit for the start of the new season and wants his place back in the England side...

Collingwood defends shaky England

Paul Collingwood insists England are not a bad one-day side despite losing the first three games against India...

Yuvraj and Pathan shape India's win over England

The 24-year-old Yuvraj struck three sixes and 10 fours in his 76-ball 103, his seventh hundred in one-dayers, as India posted a challenging 294-6 before restricting England to 245 in hot and humid conditions on Monday.
England all-rounder Paul Collingwood gave a good account of himself, top-scoring with a brave 84-ball 93 which included one six and 10 fours. He put on 105 for the seventh wicket with Geraint Jones (32), but the stand came too late to stop India from gaining a 3-0 lead in the seven-match series. England were virtually out of the game when they lost six wickets for 100, but Collingwood and Jones defied the Indian attack with their responsible knocks under pressure.
Pathan removed Andrew Strauss (seven), Owais Shah (seven) and Ian Blackwell (nine), who was promoted in the batting order, with clever variations in pace.
Raina, 19, cracked one six and five fours in his 67-ball knock for his second successive half-century following his match-winning 81 not out in the previous game at Faridabad.
Third one-day international, Goa: India 294-6 beat England 245 by 49 runs

Kevin Pietersen was ruled out from Goa ODI

Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of England's third one-day international against India through illness.
Pietersen, the top-scorer in both previous matches of this campaign, sat out the match due to a stomach bug.
That meant Vikram Solanki got a recall for the tourists, who are 2-0 down in the seven-match series, while Sajid Mahmood came in for Kabir Ali. India: V Sehwag, R Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, M Kaif, S K Raina, M S Dhoni, I K Pathan, A B Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, R R Powar, M M Patel
England: A J Strauss, M J Prior, O A Shah, V S Solanki, P D Collingwood, A Flintoff, G O Jones, I D Blackwell, L E Plunkett, J M Anderson, S I Mahmood

Coach Fletcher leaves India tour

Coach Duncan Fletcher has left England's tour of India temporarily to accompany his ill wife Marina back to their home in South Africa.
England's next match is Monday's third one-day international against India in Goa, with Fletcher expected to return to the side hours before the start.
His wife's condition was not immediately clear but the couple flew on Saturday from Delhi to Cape Town.
Assistant coach Matthew Maynard will be in charge for Sunday's practice. Families of the England touring party have been in India for the past fortnight of the nine-week tour, which has been blighted by disruption.
Captain Michael Vaughan, opening batsman Marcus Trescothick, Simon Jones and Steve Harmison have all returned home for differing reasons. England, who fought back to tie the Test series 1-1, are 2-0 down in the seven-match one-day series after the four-wicket defeat in Faridabad on Friday.

Sachin Watch

Tendulkar making rapid recovery

Sachin Tendulkar's surgeon believes his most famous patient could be fit for the tour of the West Indies after undergoing shoulder surgery in London.
The 32-year-old was ruled out of the seven match one-day series against England after suffering a tear.
India's first one-day international in the West Indies is on 18 May - and the tour goes into July.
Tendulkar was in poor form with the bat in the recent home Tests against England, but Wallace said he had only ever been in discomfort when throwing.
While under the knife, Tendulkar also had his left elbow examined - an older injury which is no longer troubling him. Wallace was happy with its condition.


India to take game to the masses

India's cricket chiefs say they will attempt to raise extra revenue by staging "home" matches against other countries at venues across the globe...

Teenage sensation powers India to victory in second ODI; India 2-0

Teenager Suresh Raina struck a valiant 81 not out on Friday as India overcame an early collapse to beat England by four wickets in the second limited-overs international.
The win, which brought the capacity 25,000 crowd on its feet, was India's 14th win on the trot while chasing which equalled the previous record of West Indies achieved between 1984 and '86.
Raina and Mahendra Dhoni (38) combined for a 118-run, sixth-wicket partnership to help India recover from a 92-5 slump and overhaul a 227-run victory target to lead the series 2-0.
Earlier England, too, suffered a mild collapse and owed their score to half-centuries from Kevin Pietersen (71) and opener Andrew Strauss (61), the only batsmen to defy India offspinners Ramesh Powar (3-34) and Harbhajan Singh (1-43). Kevin Pietersen (71) passed 1,000 career runs in just his 21st innings, to tie Viv Richards' record.
Second one-day international, Faridabad: India 230-6 (49 overs) beat England 226 (49.5 overs) by four wickets

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