Cricket News July 2007
India in England Cricket Series 2007
IND v ENG 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, Day 4 : India need 63 more to win the Trent Bridge Test
July 30, 2007India needed just 73 to beat England in the Trent Bridge Test and secure a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series after bowling out the hosts for 355 on the fourth day on Monday.
At close of play, India were 10/0 in 3 overs, needing a further 63 runs to win the Test. Openers Dinesh Kaarthick (6) and Wasim Jaffer (3) were sitll at the crease.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, Day 4 (stumps) : England 198 & 355 v India 481 & 10-0
Indian Cricket League formation
Indian Cricket League approaches Inzamam
July 29, 2007Inzamam ul-Haq has been approached by the organisers of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) to play for one of the participating teams and the former Pakistan captain is considering the proposal.
India in England Cricket Series 2007
IND v ENG 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, Day 3 : England 240 runs behind India on day 3
July 29, 2007India imposed a huge lead of 283 runs on England before being finally bowled out for 481 in their first innings on day three of the Nottingham Test.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, Day 3 (stumps): England 198 & 43-0 v India 481-10
IND v ENG 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, Day 2 : India 254 for 3 on day two
July 28, 2007India were 254 for 3 at stumps against England on Day 2 of the second Test match at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Bad light forced the umpires to end the day which was pretty much dominated by Indian batsmen. Englands bowling attack looked lacklustre as top bowlers like Ryan Sidebottom and Chris Tremlett failed to make a mark.
Meanwhile, India lost the key wicket of Rahul Dravid who guided Panesars delivery straight into the hands of Ian Bell. Disappointed Dravid left the ground after making a strong partnership of more than 90 runs with Sachin.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, Day 2 : England 198 (65.3 overs) v India 254-3 (79.0 overs)
IND v ENG 2nd Test, Trent Bridge, Day 1 : England post 169 for 7
July 27, 2007England were 169 for seven in their first innings at the close of the first day of the second test against India at Trent Bridge on Friday.
India reduced England to 94 for three at tea after asking the home side to bat on a rain-delayed opening day of the second test at Trent Bridge on Friday. Andrew Strauss (4), captain Michael Vaughan (9) and Kevin Pietersen (13) were all back in the pavilion before the total had reached 50 after Rahul Dravid had won the toss.
At tea, after play had begun four hours late because of heavy rain this week which had soaked the outfield, Alastair Cook was on 35 and Paul Collingwood had scored 25.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, Day 1 (stumps): England 169 for 7 (55.0 overs) v India
IND v ENG 2nd Test, Trent Bridge: Threat of rain looms large, again
July 27, 2007As rain continued to pour down onto the Trent Bridge outfield, just a day before the start of the second Test between England and India, the tourists were gearing themselves up for another stop-start contest. India Team (from): Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, Sreesanth, Yuvraj Singh, Ranadeb Bose, Ishant Sharma, Ramesh Powar, Gautam Gambhir.
England Team (from): Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan (Captain), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior (Wicket Keeper), Ryan Sidebottom, Chris Tremlett, Monty Panesar, James Anderson, Stuart Broad.
IND v ENG 2nd Test, Trent Bridge: Ganguly doubtful for second test
July 26, 2007After a disastoruos showing in the first Test, Team India now have a scare in the form of Sourav Ganguly's injury ahead of second Test at Trent Bridge starting on July 27.
Indian Cricket League formation
Fleming linked to Indian cricket league
July 26, 2007New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming has been approached to be part of the breakaway Indian Cricket League (ICL), according to an Australian newspaper report.
Warne and McGrath for new Indian Cricket league
July 24, 2007Australian cricket icons Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath could soon follow West Indies great Brian Lara and play in a multi million dollar 20-20 cricket tournament.
Brian Lara to make comeback in Indian Cricket league
July 24, 2007Former West Indies skipper Brian Lara will come out of retirement to play in Indian Cricket League (ICL) to be launched later this year, its organisers said on Monday.
India in England Cricket Series 2007
IND v ENG 1st Test, Lord's, Day 5 : Dhoni and Bad weather saves India
July 23, 2007Bad light and then rain ensured the first Test between England and India at Lord's ended in a draw with the tourists closing on 282-9. It left England frustrated as they failed to win a match they had dominated for lengthy spells.
Dhoni, unbeaten on 76, and last man Sreesanth (4 not out) were still at the crease when the weather intervened. Reported Earlier: England looked set to clinch the opening Test at Lords on Monday as they needed just five more Indian wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three match series for Pataudi trophy.
The Indians suffered two early blows on the final morning losing overnight batsman Dinesh Karthick (60) and Sourav Ganguly (40) with the first 30 minutes. Ryan Sidebottom trapped Sourav Ganguly lbw and James Anderson had Dinesh Karthik caught at slip to leave India reeling on 145-5, chasing 380.
With only VVS Laxman and Mahendra Dhoni remaining among the recognised batsmen, India might be hard pressed to bat out the remaining sessions. The only hope being rain saving Indias day showers have been forecast but late in the day.
First Test, Lords, day five : England 298 & 282 drew with India 201 & 282-9
IND v ENG 1st Test, Lord's, Day 4 : Pietersen ton puts England on top
July 22, 2007India, dismissed for a meagre 201 in their first innings, were 137 for three at the close, needing a further 243 runs to reach their target of 380 after Pietersen had scored 134. Opener Dinesh Karthik was 56 not out and former captain Sourav Ganguly, dropped on 12, was 36 not out with their stand currently worth 52 after they came together at 84 for three.
If India win they would achieve the fourth highest fourth innings Test victory total in history and break the equivalent Lord's record of 344 for one set by the West Indies in 1984. Earlier Kevin Pietersen burst back into form with his ninth century, his first Test hundred against India, while RP Singh's 5 for 59 kept the rest of the English team in check on the fourth day at Lord's. England who started the day at 77/2 were all out for 282 just before tea.
Paul Collingwood's miserable Test continued as he made just four before he spooned a bouncer from Singh straight to VVS Laxman.
First Test, Lords, day four : England 298 & 282 v India 201 & 137/3
IND v ENG 1st Test, Lord's, Day 3 : England skittle India to blow Test open
July 21, 2007The first Test between England and India looks set for an engaging conclusion after the tourists' first innings finished at 201 all out just before lunch on the third day. Anderson claimed a five-wicket haul at a cost of just 42 runs.
At stumps, England lead by 174 runs with 8 wickets remaining.
First Test, Lords, day three (close): England 298 & 77/2 v India 201
IND v ENG 1st Test, Lord's, Day 2 : India 145 for 4 at stumps on day 2
July 20, 2007England hit back after a collapse to restrict India to 145-4 at close of play on the second day of the Lords Test on Friday.
First Test, Lords, day two (close): England 298 v India 145-4
IND v ENG 1st Test, Lord's, Day 1 : India hit back after English lapse
July 20, 2007Andrew Strauss narrowly failed to score his first test century in almost a year on the first day of the first cricket test against India at Lord's where England reached 268 for four at the close.
First Test, Lords, day one (close): England 268-4 v India
IND v ENG 1st Test, Lord's : India target rare series win in England
July 19, 2007India will launch their grueling three-match cricket Test series against England at the historic Lord's on Thursday, heavily relying on their famed batsmen to provide the inspiration in their quest for a rare series win. England (team from): Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan (Captain), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior (Wicket Keeper), Ryan Sidebottom, Matthew Hoggard, Monty Panesar, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Tremlett
India (team from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Venkatsai Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Zaheer Khan, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ishant Sharma, Ranadeb Bose, Anil Kumble, Ramesh Powar
England fast bowler Stephen Harmison ruled out of test series against India
July 18, 2007England fast bowler Stephen Harmison was ruled out for the entire cricket Test series against India as his hernia injury requires immediate surgery which will keep him out of action for four to six weeks.
Broad called up by England for India opener
July 15, 2007Uncapped pace bowler Stuart Broad was called up on Sunday into England's 13-man squad for the first Test against India starting at Lord's on Thursday. England squad: Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matthew Prior, Stephen Harmison, Ryan Sidebottom, Matthew Hoggard, Monty Panesar, James Anderson, Stuart Broad.
India-England Lions Match Ends In A Tame Draw
July 15, 2007England Lions proved that India's impotent bowling attack has neither the zing nor the sting as the three-day warm up cricket match between them petered out into a drab draw in Chelmsford on Sunday.
Tour match, Chelmsford, day four: Sussex 300-6d & 190-9 drew with India 388-7d & 184-8d
Tendulkar delights chelmsford with a masterly 171
July 14, 2007A standout innings of 171 off 236 balls from Indias batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar reached his team to 336-7,within 77 runs short off England Lions 413-8 decl, on the second day of the three-day tour match at Chelmsford on Saturday.
Tour match, Chelmsford, day two (close): England Lions 413-8d v India 336-7
England Lions expose Indian attack
July 13, 2007A toothless Indian bowling attack stood thoroughly exposed as England Lions, riding on a sparkling unbeaten century by all-rounder Tim Bresnan and crisp half centuries from Joe Denly and Stuart Broad, rattled up 379 for eight on the opening day of the three-day tie at Chelmsford on Friday.
Tour match, Chelmsford, day one (close): England Lions 379-8 v India
Indian Cricket League Formation News
BCCI threatens to take steps against Kapil
July 10, 2007The Cricket Board on Tuesday threatened to take "appropriate steps" against former captain Kapil Dev for aligning with the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) despite occupying the post of National Cricket Academy (NCA) Chairman.
India in England Cricket Series 2007
India lead Sussex on the penultimate day
July 10, 2007India gained a first innings lead of 88 but extended it to 109 at 21-2 in their second essay on the penultimate day of their tour match against Sussex at Hove.
Tour match, Hove, day three (close): Sussex 300-6d v India 388-7d & 21-2
Laxman misses ton against Sussex on day 2
July 09, 2007India's bowlers took cue from the top order batsmen, striking telling blows to reduce English County Champions Sussex to 146 for 5 in their first innings on the second day of the warm-up match in Hove on Sunday.
Tour match, Hove, day two (close): Sussex 146-5 v India 388-7d
India reach 281 for 3 at stumps on day 1
July 08, 2007The Indians made an ideal start to their three-month long tour of England with several top-order batsmen spending valuable time in the middle on the first day against Sussex at Hove as the Indians reached 281 for 3 at stumps on day 1.
Tour match, Hove, day one (close): India 281-3 v Sussex
Full strength team likely for Sussex match
July 07, 2007Fresh from their one-day cricket series triumph over the South Africans in Ireland, India will launch their gruelling tour of England with a four-day warm-up game against County champions Sussex at Hove. India team (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, VVS Laxman, Dinesh Kaarthick, Ramesh Powar, S. Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir, R.P. Singh, Wasim Jaffer, Anil Kumble, Ranadeb Bose and Ishant Sharma.
Sussex team (from): Chris Adams (Captain), Murray Goodwin, Richard Montogerie, Andy Hodd, Carl Hopkinson, James Kirtley, Jason Lewry, Chris Liddle, Robin Martin-Jenkins, Chris Nash, Matt Prior (wicket keeper), Ollie Rayner, Thomas Smith, Michael Thorney, Kuke Wright, Michael Yardy, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saqlain Mushtaq, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan.
Twenty20 World Championship 2007
Sachin, Dravid, Sourav opts out of Twenty20 World Cup
Jul 07, 2007Out of favour players Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Kaif were on Saturday included in the 30 probables list for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in September. Twenty20 probables : Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mohammad Kaif, Dinesh Kaarthick, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Yousuf Pathan, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Neeraj Patel, Karan Goel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, S Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, Joginder Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Rajesh Pawar, Niranjan Behera, Anirudha Srikkanth, Praveen Kumar.
Sehwag, Harbhajan set to be included in Twenty20 list
Jul 06, 2007Out-of-favour batsman Virender Sehwag and spin bowler Harbhajan Singh are expected to be included in the list of 30 Indian probables for the inaugural World Twenty20 championship when the national selectors meet here on Saturday.
India in England Cricket Series 2007
Umpires for India-England series announced
July 04, 2007Sri Lanka's Mr Ranjan Madugalle and Mr Roshan Mahanama have been appointed match referees for the upcoming Test and One-Day International cricket series between India and England this month.
STAR Cricket to telecast India-England Test series
July 06, 2007ESPN-STAR Sports' new channel STAR Cricket will telecast live the three-Test cricket series between India and England starting July 19.
Zee will telecast India-England first test
July 04, 2007Broadcaster ESPN, which holds the rights to telecast India-England test matches beginning July 19, has decided not to execute its threat of blocking signals to multi-system operator WWIL of Zee group till July 26.
India in Australia Cricket Series 2007-08
India to face Victoria in warm-up clash
July 04, 2007India will go into the Boxing Day Test with just one warm-up game, Cricket Australia has announced.
India vs Pakistan Friendship Cup at Glasgow 2007
IND vs PAK, Glasgow ODI : Match called off due to bad weather
Jul 3, 2007The one-off cricket one-dayer between traditional rivals India and Pakistan was today called off without a ball being bowled due to inclement weather.
Rain threatens India-Pakistan match in Glasgow
Jul 3, 2007ODI between India and Pakistan is in danger of being washed out, says Cricket Scotland chief executive Roddy Smith. India team (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (vice-captain), Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Kaarthick, Ajit Agarkar, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Rohit Sharma, Rudra Pratap Singh and S Sreesanth.
Pakistan team (from): Shoaib Malik (Captain), Salman Butt (vice-captain), Imran Nazir, Yasir Hameed, Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Anjum, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Sami, Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul.
Former India Players
Former Test cricketer Dilip Sardesai dead
Jul 2, 2007Former Test batsman Dilip Sardesai, best remembered for his stellar display in India's historic Test series victory in the West Indies in 1971, died here on Monday due to multiple organ failure.
Sardesai, 67, is survived by wife Nandini, well-known TV journalist son Rajdeep and a daughter based in the US. The funeral would take place tomorrow morning at the Chandanwadi crematorium. Sardesai was admitted to Bombay hospital late last month with chest infection and seemed to be recovering before things turned for the worse last evening.
In his Test career stretching from 1961 to 1972-73, the Goa-born former middle order batsman and occasional opener, scored 2001 runs in 30 Tests at an average of 39.23, that included five centuries (two double hundreds in it). Sardesai made his debut in Kanpur against England in 1961 and played his last Test against the same opponents in 1972 before he became a selector for Mumbai, for which he did yeoman service as a player.
Apart from the 642 runs he amassed against the West Indies, Sardesai will also be remembered for his role in India's Test series win over New Zealand in 1965 at home.
Born on August 8, 1940 at Margao, Goa, Sardesai made his Test debut against England at Kanpur in December 1961 and played his last Test against the same team at Delhi in December 1972. During a career spanning 11 years, Sardesai played 30 Tests and scored 2001 runs in 55 innings with an average of 39.23.
India vs South Africa ODI Series 2007 at Ireland
IND vs SA, ODI 3: India beat South Africa by six wickets, clinch series (IND 2:1)
Jul 02, 2007A brilliant unbeaten 61 by Yuvraj Singh guided India to a six wicket win over South Africa in the third and deciding One-Dayer of the Future Cup series at Belfast on Sunday.
IND vs SA Third ODI, Stormont: India 152-4 (30.2 overs) beat South Africa 148-7 (31 overs) by 6 wickets
IND vs SA, ODI 3: India to go for the kill in the series decider (Series 1:1)
Jul 01, 2007With the series levelled 1-1, India will heavily depend on their star-studded batting line-up for a morale-boosting overseas series triumph as they go into the third and final cricket one dayer against South Africa at Belfast on Sunday. India team (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajit Agarkar, Ranadeb Bose, Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Dinesh Kaarthick, Zaheer Khan, Rakesh Patel, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Rudra Pratap Singh, S Sreesanth, Sachin Tendulkar, Robin Uthappa, Arjun Yadav, Yuvraj Singh.
South Africa team (from): Jacques Kallis (Captain), Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Justin Kemp, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Thandi Tshabalala, Morne van Wyk