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India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2010

India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2010

New Zealand will play 3 Tests and 5 ODIs during the India tour starting Nov 4, 2010.

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New Zealand in India, 2010 ODI Series

India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chennai, 10 December 2010

Chennai ODI: New Zealand bites the dust, IND-NZL:5-0(5)

Gautam Gambhir hailed offspinner R Ashwin as the find of the one-day series against New Zealand and praised the professionalism of his side after India beat the visitors by eight wickets in the fifth and final ODI in Chennai to sweep the series 5-0. The visitors were all out for 103 in 27 overs, with Scott Styris and Jamie How top-scoring with 24 and 23 respectively.Batsman Yuvraj Singh was voted man of the match for a fine performance with both bat and ball, while also taking two catches. Singh (42) and opener Parthiv Patel (56) steered the home side to a comfortable triumph in 21.1 overs, putting on 97 for the third wicket, after India lost two quick wickets for 10 runs. Captain Gautam Gambhir was named man of the series, as he averaged more than 100 in the five games, thanks to unbeaten centuries in games two and three. This is the second time that the Indian cricket team has registered a white wash in a five one day international series.
India 107 for 2 (Parthiv 56, Yuvraj 42) beat New Zealand 103 (Styris 24, Ashwin, 3-24, Yuvraj 2-5, Nehra 2-34) by eight wickets

India vs New Zealand, 4th ODI, Bangalore, 7 December 2010

Bangalore ODI: Pathan powers India to a thrilling win‎, IND-NZL:4-0(5)

India chased down Black Caps 315/7 to win the fourth ODI in Bangalore and take a 4-0 lead in the five match series. With this loss, the Black Caps succumbed to their 10th straight loss in one day international cricket. Irfan Pathan single-handedly engineered India's five-wicket win by taking three crucial wickets and scoring an unbeaten 96-ball 123 down the order - his maiden one-day international century. He and Saurabh Tiwary duly took their team to their target with seven balls to spare after sharing an outstanding partnership of 133 runs for the sixth wicket. It was the highest successful run chase in Bangalore. James Franklin earlier hit an unbeaten 98 from 69 balls to lead New Zealand to 315/7 after being sent into bat.
India 321 for 5 (Pathan 123*, Patel 53) beat New Zealand 315 for 7 (Franklin 98*, Pathan 3-49) by five wickets

India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Vadodara, 4 December 2010

Vadodara ODI: Gambhir ton seals series win, IND-NZL:3-0(5)

Gautam Gambhir hit a second successive century as India thrashed New Zealand by nine wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in their five-match series. India lost Murali Vijay for 30 but cantered to victory in 39.3 overs, with Gambhir smashing 126 not out. Virat Kohli (63 not out) hit the winning runs with a six over long-on.
India 229 for 1 (Gambhir 126*, Kohli 63*) beat New Zealand 224 for 9 (Franklin 72*, Yusuf 2-27, Zaheer 2-31) by nine wickets

India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Jaipur, 1 December 2010

Jaipur ODI: Gambhir, Sreesanth power India to victory, IND-NZL:2-0(5)

Stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir scored an unbeaten century (138 off 116 balls) as a second string Indian side beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the second one-day international in Jaipur. Chasing a competitive 259 to win, the home team eased through with seven overs to spare.
India 259 for 2 (Gambhir 138*, Kohli 64) beat New Zealand 258 for 8 (Guptill 70, Styris 59, Sreesanth 4-47) by eight wickets

New Zealand in India, 2010 Test Series

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Nagpur, Nov 20-24

Nagpur Test, day four: India beat New Zealand comprehensively, IND-NZL:1-0(3)

India won the 3rd and final Test match by an innings and 198 runs, handing New Zealand their fifth heaviest innings defeat in history, at Nagpur. It was also India's third-biggest win. New Zealand were all out for 175 in their second innings. The hosts won the three-match series 1-0 after the first two tests ended in draws.
India 566 for 8 dec. (Dravid 191, Dhoni 98, Gambhir 78, Sehwag 74) beat New Zealand 193 (Ryder 59, Ishant 4-43, Ojha 3-57) and 175 (Ishant 3-15, Harbhajan 3-56) by an innings and 198 runs

Nagpur Test, day three: India take total control

Rahul Dravid and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 193-runs partnership for the sixth wicket helped India bat New Zealand out of the third and final Test at Nagpur. Resuming the day at 292-2, India lost overnight half centurion Sachin Tendulkar (61), V.V.S. Laxman (12) and Suresh Raina (three) in the morning session, but Rahul Dravid notched up his 31st Test century, while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a half century as India took a massive lead of 373 runs before declaring.New Zealand lost opener Tim McIntosh late in the third session, ending the day at 24/1.
New Zealand 193 and 24 for 1 (Harbhajan 1-9) trail India 566/8 decl (Dravid 191, Dhoni 98) by 349 runs

Nagpur Test, day two: India batsmen dominate New Zealand

India have taken control of the third and decisive final Test against New Zealand thanks to impressive displays from their top-order batsmen. Having bowled out the tourists for 193, Gautam Gambhir (78), Virender Sehwag (74), Rahul Dravid (69) and Sachin Tendulkar (57) all hit half centuries to help India to 292-2. Sachin Tendulkar will resume against New Zealand on Monday needing 43 runs for his 50th Test century.The Black Caps started the day on 148 for seven and their hopes of building a score in excess of 200 were dealt an important blow inside the opening half hour when Ishant Sharma removed Brendon McCullum. Paceman Ishant Sharma was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4-43 while Pragyan Ojha took 3-57.
India 292 for 2 (Gambhir 78, Sehwag 74, Dravid 69*, Tendulkar 57*) lead New Zealand 193 (McCullum 40, Southee 38, Ishant 4-43) by 99 runs

Nagpur Test, day one: Bowlers put India in the driver's seat

Indian bowlers worked in tandem on Saturday to leave New Zealand tottering at 148 for seven after they elected to bat first in the third and final Test match being played at Nagpur’s Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. Sreesanth started the proceedings for India by sending the opening batsmen Martin Guptill (six) and Tim McIntosh (four) back to the pavilion with the team score on 2-16. He finished with the figures of 2-20 in nine overs, Ishant finished with 2-32 in 13 overs, while Ojha had figures of 2-49 in 19 overs when bad light stopped play 20 minutes before scheduled close of play on day one.
New Zealand 148 for 7 (Ryder 59, McCullum 34*, Sreesanth 2-20, Ishant 2-32) v India

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Hyderabad, Nov 12-16

Hyderabad Test, day five: India - New Zealand cricket Test ends in draw, IND-NZL:0-0(3)

Brendon McCullum hit a career-best 225 on Tuesday to help New Zealand to 448/8 and draw the second Test against India, leaving the series locked at 0-0 going into the final Test. Chasing an improbable 327-run target, Virender Sehwag (54) and Gautam Gambhir (14) were the not out batsmen as India reached 68/0 in its second innings when stumps were called. New Zealand scored 350 in their first innings but India through Harbhajan Singh's unbeaten 111 (116b 7x4, 7x6) and Sehwag's 96 (120b, 15x4, 1x6) took a 122 run lead. The first Test at Ahmedabad also ended in a draw. The third and the last Test begins Nov 20 at Nagpur.
New Zealand 350 (McIntosh 102, Guptill 85, Zaheer 4-69) and 448 for 8 decl. (McCullum 225, Williamson 69) drew with India 472 (Harbhajan 111, Sehwag 96, Vettori 5-135) and 68 for 0 (Sehwag 54*)

Hyderabad Test, day four: NZ openers wipe off lead after Harbhajan's 111 not out

New Zealand were 237/4 when stumps were drawn on day four at Uppal in Hyderabad on Monday. They have a lead of 115 runs with 6 wickets remaining, after the openers put on 124 runs for the first wicket, with McIntosh scoring 49 and McCullum going on to make an unbeaten century. He was on 124 not out at stumps. Earlier, Daniel Vettori's five wicket haul stopped an Indian mayhem but not before Harbahajan Singh had given India a substantial lead with his unbeaten hundred. Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh added 86 runs for the last wicket. Harbhajan Singh became the first No.8 batsman to score consecutive centuries in Test cricket and guided India to 472 in the first innings.
New Zealand 350 and 237 for 4 (McCullum 124*) lead India 472 (Harbhajan 111*, Sehwag 96, Laxman 74, Vettori 5-135) by 115 runs

Hyderabad Test, day three: Harbhajan Singh powers India into lead over Kiwis

Harbhajan, fresh from scores of 69 and 115 in the drawn first Test, thrashed an unbeaten 85 from 82 balls with the help of five sixes and seven fours to add 69 runs for the unfinished last wicket with Shanthakumaran Sreesanth (14 not out). VVS Laxman had earlier made 74 as India closed on 436-9, leading by 86. The Kiwis, who scored a first-innings 350, had started strongly after tea, removing the dangerous Venkatsai Laxman and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in successive overs. The wristy right-hander, playing the first Test at his home ground in a 14-year career, hit 11 boundaries in his 160-ball knock and shared 75 runs for the fourth wicket with Rahul Dravid (45).
India 436 for 9 (Harbhajan 85*, Laxman 74, Vettori 4-123) lead New Zealand 350 by 86 runs

Hyderabad Test, day two: India end day two on 178/2

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir put on an opening stand of 160 as India reached 178 for two in reply to New Zealand's first-innings score of 350 on the second day of the second test. Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar were the not out batsmen at the close on Saturday after both openers departed in quick succession. Sehwag (96) and Gambhir (54) built on the good work of bowlers Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh, who finished with four wickets each as India took the last six New Zealand wickets for only 92 runs this morning.
India 178 for 2 (Sehwag 96, Gambhir 54) trail New Zealand 350 (Ryder 70, Zaheer 4-69, Harbhajan 4-76) by 172 runs

Hyderabad Test, day one: New Zealand finish day one at 258/4 against India

New Zealand ended the first day of the second cricket Test against India at 258 for four at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday. Jesse Ryder (22) and Gareth Hopkins (0) saw the New Zealand team to the end after the fall of centurion Tim McIntosh (102), who was bowled by Zaheer Khan (2-41) an over before stumps.
New Zealand 258 for 4 (McIntosh 102, Guptill 85, Zaheer 2-41) v India

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Ahmedabad, Nov 4-8

Ahmedabad Test, day five: Harbhajan Singh's century helps India pull off a draw against New Zealand in the 1st Test, IND-NZL:0-0(3)

Harbahjan Singh scored his first ever century in international cricket against New Zealand today, saving India from defeat and also earning the 'Player of the Match' title. After India's batting line-up collapsed, with seven of the batsmen getting only single-digit scores, Laxman and Harbhajan took India's total which was at one time 15/5 to 228/7. VVS Laxman also helped India's score with 91 runs before he fell LBW to Vettori even after he got a thick inside edge on a forward defensive poke. Zaheer Khan also left in a similar fashion in the very next ball, with umpire Steve Davis playing the kill joy. However, Harbhajan shrugged off the double setback by waltzing down the wicket to launch Vettori over wide long-off for six and reach his century in the ultimate style. It came from 165 balls with 10 fours and two sixes. New Zealand scored 22 runs for loss of a wicket in 10 overs in their second innings. Zaheer removed Tim McIntosh for a duck, the Black Caps opener completing an unwelcome pair.All eyes now on the 2nd test that will take place at Hyderabad from Nov 12 to 16.
India 487 and 266 (Martin 5-31, Harbhajan 115, Laxman 91) draw against New Zealand 459 (Williamson 131, Ryder 103, McCullum 65, Taylor 56) and 22/1

Ahmedabad Test, day four: Five-for Martin helps New Zealand wrest initiative

New Zealand pacer Chris Martin bowled superbly on an unhelpful pitch to demolish the top order and leave India with a fragile lead of 110 and six wickets down in their second innings on Sunday. His victims included Sachin Tendulkar as he took 5-25 to leave the home side on 82-6 at the end of the fourth day's play, a lead of only 110 runs.
Earlier, 20-year-old Kane Williamson became the youngest New Zealander to score a century on his Test debut. He made 131 out of a total of 459, Pragyan Ojha taking 4-107 for India.
India 487 and 82 for 6 (Martin 5-31) lead New Zealand 459 (Williamson 131, Ryder 103, McCullum 65, Taylor 56) by 110 runs

Ahmedabad Test, day three: New Zealand's Jesse Ryder & Kane Williamson defy India

Jesse Ryder (103) and newcomer Kane Williamson (87*) led a brave New Zealand fightback on day three of the first Test against India in Ahmedabad. The Kiwis were 137-4 when the pair came together but added 194 to see their side to 331-5 at the close.
New Zealand 331 for 5 (Ryder 103, Williamson 87*, McCullum 65, Taylor 56) trail India 487 by 156 runs

Ahmedabad Test, day two: Harbhajan's 69 Lifts India against New Zealand

Tailender Harbhajan Singh struck a career-best 69 before India picked up two early wickets to put New Zealand under pressure on the second day of the first Test on Friday. Harbhajan slammed three sixes and five fours in his 97-ball knock to steer India's first innings to 487 after the hosts had been reduced to 412-8 on a deteriorating wicket at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.In the two hours to stumps, the tourists responded with 69 for two, with Brendon McCullum to resume tomorrow on 38 alongside vice-captain Ross Taylor on 18.
New Zealand 69 for 2 trail India 487 (Sehwag 173, Dravid 104, Harbhajan 69) by 418 runs

Ahmedabad Test, day one: Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid put India in charge

Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid scored centuries and shared a 237-run second wicket partnership to dominate the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday. Sehwag made 173 before being bowled by Black Caps skipper Daniel Vettori, while Dravid contributed 104 as India reached 329-3 at stumps. Sachin Tendulkar (13) and VVS Laxman (7) were not out at the close.
India 329 for 3 (Sehwag 173, Dravid 104) v New Zealand

Australia in India, 2010 ODI Series

India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Margao, Oct 24

Margao ODI: India clinch the ODI Series 1-0 after 3rd match at Goa was abandoned due to rain

The 3rd ODI between India and Australia at Goa had the same fate as the 1st ODI in Kochi. It was abandoned due to bad weather without even one ball being bowled. India had a clean sweep against the visitors, winning the Test series 2-0 and the ODI seies 1-0.
IND v AUS, 3rd ODI, Margao: Match abandoned due to rain

India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam, Oct 20

Visakhapatnam ODI: Virat Kohli's blistering 118 runs win the day for India

Virat Kohli scored a fluent century and Suresh Raina blasted a quickfire 71 to lead India to a convincing five-wicket victory against Australia in the second ODI at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy stadium, in Visakhapatnam.
India cruised to 292 for five in 48.5 overs in reply to Australia’s 289 for three to win with seven deliveries to spare and maintain their unbeaten record at this venue. They lead the three-match series 1-0 after the first match in Kochi was washed out. Kohli, who was batting with a runner after suffering from cramps, excelled in tough conditions as he made 118 from 121 balls before he was caught at long-on off debutant John Hastings. Raina provided the late surge as he smashed his way to 71 from 47 balls, having slammed nine fours and a six.
IND v AUS, 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam: India 292 for 5 (Kohli 118, Raina 71*, Yuvraj 58) beat Australia 289 for 3 (Clarke 111*, White 89*, Hussey 69) by five wickets

India v Australia, 1st ODI, Kochi, Oct 17

Kochi ODI: Match abandoned due to rain

The first ODI between India and Australia was abandoned today due to heavy rains in Kochi. Even though there was sunshine and blue skies at the scheduled start time of the match, the ground was wet due to downpours during the night. The match was initially expected to have a delayed start at 11 am, but a fresh rainfall around 10:20 am sealed its fate as abandoned.The 2nd ODI will be played in Visakhapatnam on Oct 20th.
IND v AUS, 1st ODI, Kochi: Match abandoned due to rain

India v Australia, 1st ODI, Kochi, Oct 17

Kochi ODI: Rain might play spoilsport at Kochi one-dayer

Heavy rain in Kochi since Thursday night has raised concerns about the fate of the first One-Day International between India and Australia to be played in Kochi on October 17. However, security measures are in full swing, with a 2500 member police force, along with 100 commandoes, having been deployed for ensuring safety. There are many changes to the Indian squad that will see most of the senior players being rested for the three-match series. There is no Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir or Sachin Tendulkar, and in their place, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay will open the innings. The bowling will be shorn of Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma, which gives an opportunity to the likes of R Ashwin and Vinay Kumar. Australia have followed suit with Ponting left out of their squad along with all-rounder Shane Watson and fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, while Michael Clarke will take over as captain.Indian ODI squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma.

Australia in India, 2010 Test Series

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bangalore, Oct 9-13

Bangalore Test, day five: India Beat Australia in Second Cricket Test, Win Series; IND-AUS:2-0(2)‎

First innings double century-maker Sachin Tendulkar scored the winning runs in India's seven-wicket victory Wednesday over Australia to take the two-test series 2-0. It was India's first victory at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in 15 years.Australia was bowled out for 223 earlier Wednesday, setting India a target of 207 to win. Tendulkar, who scored 214 in the first innings, took his series aggregate to 403 runs, at an amazing average of 134.5. Rahul Dravid, who shared in a 61-run unbroken fourth-wicket partnership with Tendulkar, remained unbeaten on 21. Playing his first test and promoted to bat at No. 3, Cheteswara Pujara set the pace of the innings with a 72 with seven boundaries.With this win, India have consolidated their position at the top of the ICC Test Championship table, while Australia have dropped behind England to fifth position after racking up two losses - in Mohali last week and Bangalore on Wednesday - to Mahendra Dhoni's men.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 5: India 495 and 207 for 3 (Pujara 72, Tendulkar 53*) beat Australia 478 and 223 (Ponting 72, Zaheer 3-41, Ojha 3-57) by 7 wickets

Bangalore Test, day four: India spinners rock Australia in second innings‎

India removed seven Australian wickets to give themselves a great chance of a sensational win against Australia when play resumes on day five. Ponting got to his second fifty of the match and third of the series as he continued to wage a lonely battle against the Indian spinners. Harbhajan picked up two wickets so far while Pragyan Ojha snapped up three to give India hopes of a 2-0 sweep of the Test series.In the morning session, Sachin Tendulkar completed his sixth Test double hundred, but a lower-middle order collapse left India with a 17-run lead on the fourth day of the second Test.
The highest target chased in Bangalore has been 194 by Australia against India in 1998. India chased 151 against New Zealand in 1995 successfully.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 4: Australia 478 and 202 for 7 (Ponting 72, Ojha 3-57) lead India 495 (Tendulkar 214, Vijay 139, Johnson 3-105) by 185 runs

Bangalore Test, day three: Sachin Tendulkar closes on double century

Sachin Tendulkar was again the star turn smashing his 49th Test century as India dominated day three of the second Test against Australia. The tourists rallied late in the day but India still closed on a commanding 435 for five as Tendulkar edged towards his second double century against Australia. Australia managed just three wickets as the hosts took their overnight score of 2 for 128 to 5 for 435 by stumps.Tendulkar finished the day unbeaten on a monumental 191 and opener Vijay scored 139 during a record stand of 308 runs for the third wicket - a remarkable recovery from 2 for 38 in Sunday's last session. The Mumbai-born batsman, who started the day on 44 and was stuck in the 80s for almost 45 minutes, reached his century by smashing off-spinner Nathan Hauritz for two sixes over long-on. Vijay (139), who registered his maiden ton, hit 14 fours and two sixes.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 3: India 435 for 5 (Tendulkar 191*, Vijay 139) trail Australia 478 by 43 runs

Bangalore Test, day two: Tendulkar's milestone‎ - 14,000 Test runs

Sachin Tendulkar became the first Test batsman to reach 14,000 runs as India battled for a foothold on day two of the second Test against Australia in Bangalore. He reached the landmark in his 171st Test and finished unbeaten on 44 as India recovered from 38-2 to reach 128 without further loss at stumps in reply to the tourists’ tally of 478, in which Marcus North starred with 128. North's innings included 17 boundaries and a six in his five-and-a-half hour stay at the crease while his 149-run stand with Tim Paine ensured that Australia had a healthy total to fall back on.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 2: India 128/2 (Tendulkar 44*, Vijay 42*) trail Australia 478 (North 128, Paine 59, Harbhajan 4-148, Ojha 3-120) by 350 runs

Bangalore Test, day one: Australia 285-5

Australia were in command at 95-0 at lunch, after Ponting chose to bat in overcast conditions, with Watson taking three boundaries in the 11th over off Zaheer Khan and reaching his 11th Test fifty before the interval. India came back strongly with 3 wickets after lunch, but Ponting's 54th half-century helped the tourists survive a middle-order collapse to reach 285-5 by stumps in front of 20,000 boisterous home fans at the Chinnaswamy stadium.
IND v AUS, Bangalore Test, Day 1: Australia 285 for 5 (Ponting 77, Watson 57) v India

ICC Awards, 2010

India dominate ICC awards

Dhoni leads ICC Test Team of Year, Tendulkar Cricketer of the Year, Virender Sehwag Test Cricketer of the Year

Sachin Tendulkar has won his first ICC award, the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, by being named the Cricketer of the Year during the 2010 ICC Award ceremony in Bangalore. Previous winners of the Cricketer of the Year award include Rahul Dravid, Andrew Flintoff, Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Mitchell Johnson.
List of winners
Player of the Year: Sachin Tendulkar, India
Test Player: Virender Sehwag, India
ODI Player: AB de Villiers, South Africa
Emerging Player: Steven Finn, England
Women's Player: Shelley Nitschke, Australia
People's Choice: Tendulkar
Associate Player: Ryan ten Doeschate, Netherlands
Spirit of Cricket Award: New Zealand
Umpire: Aleem Dar, Pakistan
Twenty20 International Performance: Brendon McCullum, New Zealand India's captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has been named as captain of the ICC's Test Team of the Year, an honour he also claimed in 2009, in a line-up that also includes two other players, Sachin Tendulkar and Dale Steyn, from last year's selection.
ICC Test Team of the Year: 1 Virender Sehwag (Ind), 2 Simon Katich (Aus), 3 Sachin Tendulkar (Ind), 4 Hashim Amla (SA), 5 Kumar Sangakkara (SL), 6 Jacques Kallis (SA), 7 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind, capt & wk), 8 Graeme Swann (Eng), 9 James Anderson (Eng), 10 Dale Steyn (SA), 11 Doug Bollinger (Aus). Ricky Ponting has been picked to lead the World ODI team of the year by a selection panel chaired by former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd. Ponting has been given this honour for the second time at these awards - he was also named captain in 2008. India captain MS Dhoni has been picked as wicketkeeper for the third straight year.
ODI team of the year: Sachin Tendulkar (India), Shane Watson (Australia), Michael Hussey (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Paul Collingwood (England), Ricky Ponting (capt, Australia), MS Dhoni (wk, India), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Stuart Broad (England), Doug Bollinger (Australia), Ryan Harris (Australia).

Australia in India, 2010

India v Australia, 1st Test, Mohali, Oct 1-5

Mohali Test, day five: Laxman guides India to remarkable Test victory; IND-AUS:1-0(2)

VVS Laxman struck a superb unbeaten 73 as India fought back from the brink of defeat to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling first Test in Mohali. Laxman, batting with a runner due to a back injury, was ably assisted by tail-ender Ishant Sharma as India rallied from 124-8 to within sight of victory. Sharma made 31 before being trapped leg before wicket by Ben Hilfenhaus. With 11 still needed, Laxman was joined by last-man Pragyan Ojha and they got India home in a nailbiting finish. This was India's first one-wicket victory in Tests. The 81-run partnership for the ninth wicket between VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma was the second-highest against Australia, behind the 89-run stand between Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan in 2004.India lead two-match series 1-0 ahead of second Test in Bangalore
IND v AUS, Mohali Test, Day 5: India 405 (Tendulkar 98, Raina 86, Johnson 5-64) and 216 for 9 (Laxman 73*, Hilfenhaus 4-57, Bollinger 3-32) beat Australia 428 (Watson 126, Paine 92, Zaheer 5-94) and 192 (Watson 56, Ishant 3-34, Zaheer 3-43) by 1 wicket

Mohali Test, day four: Australia sniff victory

Australia ended Day 4 in the first Test at Mohali on a high, reducing India to 55 for four, after 17 overs, in their second innings at stumps on Monday.
The hosts need 161 runs more for what now seems an improbable victory.Earlier, in the day's final session, the Indian bowlers put in an inspired display to dismiss Australia cheaply in their second innings. Zaheer and Ishant were the pick of Indian bowlers with three wickets apiece, while both the spinners, Harbhajan and Ojha, picked two each. The visitors made 192 (in 60.5 overs) for an overall lead of 215.
IND v AUS, Mohali Test, Day 4: India 405 and 55 for 4 (Tendulkar 10*, Zaheer 5*, Hilfenhaus 3-22) need another 161 runs to beat Australia 428 and 192 (Watson 56, Ishant 3-34, Zaheer 3-43)

Mohali Test, day two: A world record for Sehwag as India fight back‎

India rode on Virender Sehwag's record-equalling half-century to reach 110-2 in their first innings in reply to Australia's 428 in the opening Test on Saturday. The Indian opener scored a blazing 59 off 54 balls with 10 fours in the final session after Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine (92) had missed out on a maiden Test hundred. Sehwag equalled the record of scoring a 50 or more in 11 consecutive Tests. West Indies' Viv Richards and Indian Gautam Gambhir are the other batsmen to have achieved the feat.
IND v AUS, Mohali Test, Day 2: India 110 for 2 (Sehwag 59) trail Australia 428 (Watson 126, Paine 92, Ponting 71, Zaheer 5-94) by 318 runs

Mohali Test, day one: Watson hits ton before Zaheer strikes‎

Shane Watson made the most of two dropped catches to score a century as Australia posted 224-5 in their first innings at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against India on Friday. He was involved in a 141-run stand for the second wicket with skipper Ricky Ponting (71).
Australia had elected to bat after winning the toss. Australia captain Ricky Ponting got into a verbal spat with India's fast bowler Zaheer Khan after he was run out for 71 by a direct throw by Suresh Raina. As the two got into a heated exchange of words, umpire Billy Bowden rushed in to calmed them down. The incident is likely to be reported by the umpires to the match referee Chris Broad.
IND v AUS, Mohali Test, Day 1: Australia 224 for 5 (Watson 101*, Ponting 71, Zaheer 3-45) v India

Australia tour of India, Oct 2010

Australia In India - 2 test matches, 3 ODIs, Oct 1-24, 2010

Schedule Match Venue
Fri Oct 1 - Tue Oct 5
04:00 GMT | 09:30 local 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d
1st Test - India v Australia Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Sat Oct 9 - Wed Oct 13
04:00 GMT | 09:30 local 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d
2nd Test - India v Australia M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Sun Oct 17
03:30 GMT | 09:00 local 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d
1st ODI - India v Australia Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Wed Oct 20
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT
2nd ODI - India v Australia Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Sun Oct 24
03:30 GMT | 09:00 local 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d
3rd ODI - India v Australia Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao


One-day international tri-series between Sri Lanka, New Zealand and India

Sri Lanka Triangular Series, Final: India vs Sri Lanka ODI at Dambulla Aug 28

Final, IND vs SRL: Sri Lanka beat India to win tri-series finals‎

Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a fine century that inspired Sri Lanka to a comprehensive 74-run over India in the Triangular Series final here on Saturday. A 121-run opening partnership between Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene gave Sri Lanka a control of proceedings.India's chase faltered when Virender Sehwag (28) was run out while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (67) was last man out as India subsided to 225 all out.
IND v SRL, Final, Dambulla: Sri Lanka 299/8 (Dilshan 110, Sangakkara 71, Munaf 2-43) beat India 225 (Dhoni 67, Perera 3-36, Randiv 3-40) by 74 runs

India vs New Zealand ODI at Dambulla Aug 25

IND vs NZL: Sehwag sends India into final

India booked their place in the tri-series final against Sri Lanka with a resounding 105-run victory over New Zealand in Dambulla. Virender Sehwag was the architect of the victory as he rescued a flagging Indian innings by smacking 110. India lost opener Dinesh Karthik without a run on the board and then slumped to 66 for four before captain M.S. Dhoni and Sehwag added 107 runs for the fifth wicket. Sehwag raced to his hundred in 87 balls and finished with 110 off just 93 balls where he hit 16 fours and a six. Once Sehwag was dismissed, India collapsed again, losing five wickets for 34 runs. Apart from Sehwag and Dhoni only Ravindra Jadeja managed to go past double figures as once again ball dominated over bat. Following a crushing defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, India had to come up with a spirited effort and Sehwag provided the launching pad with his 13th ODI hundred and the sixth against the New Zealanders. It will be another Sri Lanka - India final, two sides that have often played each other during the last two years or so and with conditions here so unpredictable, the toss will have too much to decide.
IND v NZL, 6th Match, Dambulla: India 223 (Sehwag 110, Southee 4-49, McCullum 3-35) beat New Zealand 118 (Mills 52, Praveen 3-34, Patel 3-21) by 105 runs

India vs Sri Lanka ODI at Dambulla Aug 22

IND vs SRL: Perera fiver guides Sri Lanka to tri-series final

Sri Lanka's batsmen capped off an impressive bowling performance to record an emphatic eight-wicket win over India in the fifth one-day international of the triangular series at Dambulla. Chasing a mere 104 for victory after Thisara Perera's career-best figures of five for 28 had brought about an Indian batting collapse, the hosts were able to reach the target in a little more than 15 overs without much trouble.
India, after slipping to their worst defeat in terms of balls remaining, face New Zealand on Wednesday in a knockout.
IND v SRL, 5th Match, Dambulla: Sri Lanka 104 for 2 (Dilshan 35, Jayawardene 33) beat India 103 (Yuvraj 38, Perera 5-28) by eight wickets

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ODI at Dambulla Aug 19 & 20

NZL vs SRL: Match called off again because of rain‎‎

Rain has forced the tri-series one-day match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand to be called off for a second day Friday. The match was originally scheduled Thursday and was called off without a ball being bowled. New Zealand captain Ross Taylor won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first. The hosts reached 203-3 in the 44th over when the rain started. Both teams were awarded two points each for the match. New Zealand leads the table with seven points from Sri Lanka on six. India, with two more games to play, is last on five points.

IND vs SRL: Randiv gets one-match ban for Sehwag no-ball‎‎

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board took a stern decision on Wednesday and handed spinner Suraj Randiv, who had denied Virender Sehwag a century with a deliberate no-ball, a one-match ban, also fining him 100 per cent of his match fee.The Sri Lankan Cricket Board also found Tilakratne Dilshan guilty of coaxing Randiv into bowling a no-ball. Dilshan will also lose the entire match fee. Skipper Kumara Sangakkara was warned and asked to rein in his players in future.

IND vs SRL: Sehwag powers India to win with unbeaten 99‎

Virender Sehwag hit an unbeaten 99 to propel India to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Monday with more than 15 overs left in a one-day international match in the tri-series.
The match ended in controversy when offspinner Suraj Randiv bowled a no-ball to concede the winning run, denying Sehwag a century despite the batsman hitting a six when the scores were level. The laws of cricket first counts the extra run for a no-ball. Sehwag later accused Randiv of bowling the no-ball deliberately.Earlier, the Sri Lankans lost Upul Tharanga to the first ball of the match and were all out for 170 in the 47th over, with Tillakaratne Dilshan (45) top-scoring.
IND v SRL, 3rd Match, Dambulla: India 171 for 4 (Sehwag 99*) beat Sri Lanka 170 (Dilshan 45, Ojha 3-36) by six wickets.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ODI at Dambulla Aug 13

NZL vs SRL: Malinga, Mathews set up comfortable win‎‎

New Zealand were dismissed for 192 with BJ Watling scoring a half-century on debut. With eight runs required off six balls for the bonus point, Sri Lanka gave up the adventure and settled for victory with 9.1 overs to spare.
NZL v SRL, 2nd Match, Dambulla: Sri Lanka 195 for 7 (Tharanga 70, Sangakkara 48, Mills 4-41) beat New Zealand 192 (Watling 55, Malinga 3-35, Mathews 3-36) by three wickets

India vs New Zealand ODI at Dambulla Aug 10

IND vs NZL: New Zealand Thrash India By 200 Runs In ODI‎‎

New Zealand defeated India by a massive 200-run margin in the opening tri-nation series cricket ODI. India was all out for 88 in the 30th over in reply to New Zealand's 288 inside 49 overs. Sri Lanka, the other team in the series, play New Zealand on Friday.
IND v NZL, 1st Match, Dambulla: New Zealand 288 (48.5 ov) beat India 88 (29.3 ov) by 200 runs.

India vs Sri Lanka 3 Test Cricket Series 2010

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India vs Sri Lanka Cricket Series 2010

India in Sri Lanka Cricket Series 2010

India will play 3 Tests against hosts Sri Lanka, and a Tri-Nation limited over series with New Zealand joining in.

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India vs Sri Lanka 3 Test Cricket Series 2010 in Sri Lanka

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India vs Sri Lanka vs New Zealand International Triangular Series 2010 in Sri Lanka

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Asia Cup Cricket 2010

Asia Cup Cricket 2010 in Sri Lanka

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will take part in the tenth edition of the Asia Cup for cricket, which will be held in Sri Lanka in June, 2010.
Each side will play each other once in the group stages.

Schedule
15 June Day/NightPakistan v Sri LankaRangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
16 June Day/NightIndia v BangladeshRangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
18 June Day/NightSri Lanka v BangladeshRangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
19 June Day/NightPakistan v IndiaRangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
21 June Day/NightPakistan v BangladeshRangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
22 June Day/NightIndia v Sri LankaRangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
24 June Day/NightFINAL:
India v Sri Lanka
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
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India beat Sri Lanka, regain Asia Cup‎

Zaheer Khan (2-36) and Ashish Nehra (4-40) bowled India to a resounding 81-run win over Sri Lanka in the finals, breaking a 15-year jinx in the Asia Cup.Indian batsmen made a fighting 268/6 and in reply, Sri Lanka could only manage 187 in 44.4 overs. The win earned India its fifth Asia Cup title in the 10th edition of the tournament - they had won four titles in the 1980s and '90s.
Asia Cup Finals - IND vs SRL, ODI, Dambulla: India 268/6 (Karthik 66) beat Sri Lanka 187 (Kapugedera 55*, Nehra 4-40) by 81 runs

Sri Lanka look for an Asia Cup hat-trick‎

India will be looking for its first Asia Cup title in 15 years when it heads into Thursday's final against a Sri Lanka side bidding to win the competition for the third time in a row. Sri Lanka won the previous two editions of the tournament in 2004 and 2008

Maharoof hat-trick sinks India

Farveez Maharoof's sensational hat-trick (in 5-42) helps Sri Lanka to crush India by seven wickets in the 6th and final round-robin match of Asia Cup in Dambulla. India were cruising at 189 for four in the 38th over when Maharoof dismissed Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar and Zaheer Khan, all for first-ball ducks.
IND vs SRL, ODI, Dambulla: Sri Lanka 211/3 (Sangakkara 73, Jayawardene 53*) beat India 209 (Rohit 69, Maharoof 5-42) by seven wickets

Harbhajan hits Pakistan out of the ball park

India edged home by three wickets with one ball to spare against Pakistan in a key Asia Cup one-day match in Dambulla on Saturday, with the help of a Harbhajan sixer. For India, Gautam Gambhir top-scored with 83, while Saeed Ajmal took 3/56. Earlier, Pakistan made a good start to their innings, courtesy of openers Imran Farhat and Salman Butt, who put on 71 runs for the opening wicket.
With this loss, Pakistan is out of the Asia cup, while India will face Sri Lanka in the final on June 24th (next Thursday) following the final two round-robin games.
IND vs PAK, ODI, Dambulla: Pakistan 267 (49.3 overs; Butt 74, Kamran 51, Praveen 3-53) lost to India 271/7 (49.5 overs, Gambhir 83, Dhoni 56, Saeed Ajmal 3-56) by 3 wickets

Asia Cup 2010 India vs Pakistan Match Preview

India and Pakistan renew their rivalry on the cricket field as they meet each other in the Micromax Asia Cup 2010 on Saturday. India and Pakistan last played each other in September 2009 at the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa, a match India lost by 54 run. Pakistan lost their opening match to Sri Lanka, while India on the other hand, won their first match against Bangladesh with a bonus point. India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt. & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra

Pakistan: Salman Butt, Imran Farhat, Umar Amin, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (Captain), Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Aamer, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif


Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2010

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, Finals

Sri Lanka overwhelm Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's fairytale run in the Tri-Nations tournament ended in the finals as Sri Lanka beat them by 10 wickets at Harare. After Zimbabwe were all out for 199 in 49 overs, Sri Lanka replied with 203-1 to win by nine wickets with 15.2 overs remaining.
SRI vs ZIM, ODI Final, Harare: Sri Lanka 203/1 (Dilshan 108*, Tharanga 72) beat Zimbabwe 199 (Taibu 71, Fernando 3-36) by nine wickets

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, match #5

Zimbabwe Spinners, Taylor trounce Sri Lanka by eight wickets

SRI vs ZIM, ODI #5, Harare: Zimbabwe 240/2 (Taylor 119*, Chibhabha 58) beat Sri Lanka 236 (Dilshan 78, Tharanga 69, Mpofu 2-32, Cremer 2-33) by eight wickets

India vs Zimbabwe, match #4

Zimbabwe Openers put India to the sword in Harare

Chasing 195 for back-to-back wins over India, openers Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza put on 128 runs for the first wicket, and the total was surpassed in the 39th over.
Earlier in the day, a slow start and some atrocious running between the wickets by India allowed Zimbabwe to restrict the visitors to just 194.
IND vs ZIM, ODI #4, Harare: Zimbabwe 197/3 (Taylor 74, Masakadza 66) beat India 194/9 (Jadeja 51, Lamb 3-45) by seven wickets

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, match #3

Sri Lankan Spinners, Dilshan humble Zimbabwe

SRI vs ZIM, ODI #3, Bulawayo: Sri Lanka 119/1 (Dilshan 60*) beat Zimbabwe 118 (Masakadza 62, Randiv 3-23) by nine wickets

India vs Sri Lanka, match #2

Rohit Sharma shines as India beat Sri Lanka

Rohit Sharma hit six fours and two sixes to complete his second century in successive matches to secure a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a tri-nation series. Earlier, sent in to bat by Indian captain Suresh Raina, Sri Lanka struggled against the inexperienced Indians to reach 242 all out in 49.5 overs.
IND vs SRL, ODI #2, Bulawayo: India 243/3 (43.3 ovs) beat Sri Lanka 242 (49.5 ovs) by seven wickets

India vs Zimbabwe, match #1

Zimbabwe shock India

Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine helped Zimbabwe clinch a shock six-wicket victory over India in the opening game of the Tri-Nations series in Bulawayo. Rohit Sharma hit four sixes in 114 from 119 balls and Ravindra Jadeja added an unbeaten 61 in India's 285-5, but Hamilton Masakadza (46) and Taylor (81) put on 88 for the first wicket, while debutant Ervine smashed an unbeaten 67 and captain Elton Chigumbura weighed in with 24 not out as the hosts powered home with 10 balls to spare.
IND vs ZIM, ODI #1, Bulawayo: Zimbabwe 289/4 beat India 285/5 by six wickets

Inexperienced youngsters to tour Zimbabwe

Indian team announced, Raina captain

All India senior players have been rested for the Zimbabwe tour starting on May 28, 2010. The selection committee has named Suresh Raina as captain and Virat Kohli as his deputy of an extremely young Indian squad for the low-profile tour.Indian Squad for tri-series: Suresh Raina (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha. India T20 Squad: Suresh Raina (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Pankaj Singh, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha and Piyush Chawla.

India, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2010

Indian tour May 2010-June 2010

India and Sri Lanka will tour Zimbabwe for a ODI tri-series between May 28 and June 9. Each team plays the other twice before the final at the Harare Sports Club.
India will play two Twenty20 matches at the same venue on June 12 and 13.

Tri-series Schedule


India vs Zimbabwe Twenty20 Schedule


2010 ICC World Twenty20, The West Indies

ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010

World Twenty20 2010 Final: England vs Australia - England wins Twenty/20 World Cup

Man of the match Craig Kieswetter scored a wonderful half century (63) to steer his team to a comprehensive 7 wicket victory over Australia after England bowlers restricted them to just three sixes and ten fours in 20 overs. The current 50 overs World Cup and Champions Trophy holders Australia could only score 147 for six, with David Hussey's 59 the top score.Looking for their first ever Cricket World Cup win (in any format), South Africa-born batsmen Kevin Pietersen (47) and Craig Kieswetter were involved in a 111-run partnership for the second wicket. Pietersen was named man of the tournament for scoring 248 runs.
World Twenty20 2010 Final: England 148/3 (Craig Kieswetter 63, Kevin Pietersen 47) beat Australia 147/6 (David Hussey 59) by seven wickets.

Second Semi-Final: Freakish Hussey shocks Pakistan in final over

World Twenty20 Second Semi-Final: Australia 197/7 (19.5 ov) beat Pakistan 191/6 (20 ov), Michael Hussey 60(24 3x4 6x6)

First Semi-Final: England cruise into World T20 final

World Twenty20 First Semi-Final: England 132/3 (Pietersen 42*) beat Sri Lanka 128/6 (Mathews 58, Broad 2-21) by 7 wkts.

Super Eight match 23: Sri Lanka win, India out of World T20

World Twenty20 Match #23: India 163/5 (20 ov) lost to Sri Lanka 167/5 (20 ov)

Super Eight match 19: India lose tamely to West Indies

World Twenty20 Match #19: West Indies 169/6 (20 ov) beat India 155/9 (20 ov) by 14 runs.

Super Eight match 15: Australia outclass India

Australia humiliated India by 49 runs in a crucial Super Eights match of the Twenty20 World Cup match. Chasing 185-run target, India lost wickets at regular intervals in the Group F Super Eight stage match in Barbados, to finish the innings in 17.4 overs scoring only 135. Rohit Sharma scored 79 off 46 balls, hitting 4 fours and 6 sixes.Earlier, put into bat, Australia went on a six-hitting spree, with both the openers Shane Watson (54 off 32 balls) and David Warner (72 off 42 balls) scoring runs at will. At one time, they hit 6 sixes in a row off Jadeja, from 2 overs - Warner & Watson sharing 3 each.
World Twenty20 Match 15: Australia 184/5 (Warner 72, Watson 54) beat India 135 (Rohit 79*, Tait 3-21, Nannes 3-25) by 49 runs

Super Eight matches 15 & 16: India vs Australia, West Indies v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown

2007 World Champion India will meet a team many expect to take home this year's trophy - Australia, on a seam-friendly track in Barbados on Friday.
Both teams came through the pool stage undefeated, along with West Indies who will meet Sri Lanka in the second match of the day.

Group Stage match 5: Raina takes India to Super 8

India defeated South Africa by 14 runs in a Group C match, riding on a superb hundred (off 60 balls) by Suresh Raina, to qualify for the Super Eights of the World T20 at the Beausejour stadium in St. Lucia. Raina's first fifty took 42 balls, and his second was blazed in just 17. He was invloved in an 88-run partnership Yuvraj Singh who made 37 off 30 balls. 75 runs were clobbered off during the last five overs, which also saw Raina reaching 101 with a six. Jacques Kallis gave the Proteas a good start with his 54-ball 73, but the middle order, barring Smith (36) and AB de Villiers (31), failed to put up a good show. They could only manage 172 for five in 20 overs.
World Twenty20 Match 5: India 186 for 5 (Raina 101, Yuvraj 37) beat South Africa 172 for 5 (Kallis 73) by 14 runs

Group Stage matches 5 & 6: India vs South Africa, Pakistan vs Australia

2007 World Champion India will meet 2009 World Cup Semi Finalist South Africa in a Group-C match at St Lucia today. While India won their first group encounter against Afghanistan, it is South Africa's first match in this World Cup. The second match of the day at the same location is between the current World Champions Pakistan and a team many expect to take home this year's trophy - Australia.

Group Stage match 3: Easy win for India

India cruised to a seven-wicket victory with 31 balls remaining in St Lucia against minnows Afganistan on day two of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.Put to bat first, Afghanistani team could manage to score just 115 for eight with the help of Noor Ali (50 off 48 balls) and Asghar Stanikzai (30 off 33 balls). They shared a 68 runs partnership to pull the team out of trouble, after losing the first three wickets for just 29 runs. Ashish Nehra took three wickets for 19 and Praveen Kumar claimed two for 14.India lost Gautam Gambhir early on and debutant Murali Vijay (48) top scored for India, while Yuvraj Singh (23 not out) and captain Dhoni (15 not out in 6 balls) took India to victory. India: M Vijay, G Gambhir, SK Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (Captain & WK), YK Pathan, RA Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, P Kumar, Z Khan, A Nehra Afghanistan: Noor Ali, Mohammad Shahzad (Wicket Keeper), Nowroz Mangal (Captain), Hamid Hassan, Raees Ahmadzai, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Asghar Stanikzai, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Ahmadzai
World Twenty20 Match 3: India 116/3 (Vijay 48) beat Afghanistan 115/8 (Noor 50, Nehra 3-19) by seven wickets

South Africa in India, 2010

India South Africa

India vs South Africa in India 2010

India vs South Africa Cricket Series 2010

India, who became the number-one Test side in December, will host a hastily-arranged two-Test series against South Africa - ranked second in Test cricket - at Nagpur and Kolkata, the Indian cricket board announced on Sunday. South Africa will also play three one-day internationals during the tour starting next month.
South Africa drew a three-Test series 1-1 on their last tour of India in 2008. Series Schedule:
MatchVenueDate and Time
1st TestIndia vs South Africa at NagpurSat Feb 6 - Wed Feb 10 (09:30 IST l 04:00 GMT)
2nd TestIndia vs South Africa at KolkataSun Feb 14 - Thu Feb 18 (09:30 IST l 04:00 GMT)
1st ODIIndia vs South Africa at Jaipur
D/N
Sun Feb 21 (14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT)
2nd ODIIndia vs South Africa at GwaliorWed Feb 24 (09:00 IST | 03:30 GMT)
3rd ODIIndia vs South Africa at Ahmedabad
D/N
Sat Feb 27 (14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT)

India vs South Africa 3-ODI Series

India vs South Africa ODIs

India South Africa

South Africa thrash India by 90 runs at Motera (SAF-IND: 1-2|3)

Stand-in captain Jacques Kallis (104) and AB De Villiers (102) hammered unbeaten centuries to set up South Africa's consolation 90-run victory over India in the third and final one-day international at Sardar Patel Stadium on Saturday. Batting first, South Africa ended up with 365/2 after openers Bosman and Amla added 113 runs for the first wicket, and then Kallis and Villiers added an unbeaten 173 runs for the 3rd wicket. Chasing a victory target of 366, Indians lost wickets at regular intervals and were finally bowled out for 275 in 44.3 overs. Virat Kohli was the top scorer with 57, while Suresh Raina made 49. Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja contributed 48 and 36 respectively. Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe took 3 wickets each.
South Africa 365/2 (Kallis 104*, de Villiers 102*, Amla 87, Bosman 68) beat India 275 (Kohli 57, Raina 49) by 90 runs

India South Africa

India win Gwalior ODI, Series (SAF-IND: 0-2|3)

India beat South Africa by 153 runs in the second cricket one-dayer and went 2-0 up in the three-match series. de Villiers put up a fighting 114 not out in 101 balls, but there was no way the South Africans could reach anywhere near the massive 401/3 that India put on the board with help from Sachin's 200*. It was the first ever double-hundred in the game's history and Sachin's 46th one-day century.
After Karthik who hit 79 departed, Yusuf Pathan upped the pace with 36 off 23 balls, including two huge sixes. Dhoni scored 68 from just 35 balls and provided fine support for Sachin towards the end.

South Africa 248 (de Villiers 114, Sreesanth 3-49, Pathan 2-37) lost to India 401/3 (Tendulkar 200*, Karthik 79, Dhoni 68*) by 153 runs

Sachin 200

Sachin Tendulkar breaks ODI world record, hits first ever 200

Sachin Tendulkar became the first man ever to score double hundred in one-dayers as he propelled India to 401 for three in the second ODI at Gwalior. The 36-year-old hit 25 fours and three sixes in a stunning 200 off 147 balls.It passed the previous best of 194, set by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar in 1997 and Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry last year. His previous best one-day knock was the 186 not out scored against New Zealand in 1999.

Highest ODI individual scores

RunsBatsmanMatchVenueYear
200*Sachin TendulkarIndia v South AfricaGwalior2010
194*Charles CoventryZimbabwe v BangladeshBulawayo2009
194Saeed AnwarPakistan v IndiaChennai1997
189*Vivian RichardsWest Indies v EnglandManchester1984

India South Africa

India win Jaipur ODI by one run (SAF-IND: 0-1|3)

India beat South Africa by one run in the first cricket one-dayer to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. They survived a late batting onslaught from South Africa tail-enders Wayne Parnell and Dale Steyn to hold on for a tense last ball victory.
Contributions from the top order saw India post a total of 298 for nine, with Suresh Raina's 58 the highest. South Africa were 225 for 8 at the fall of Kallis' (89) wicket in the 43rd over, but then Parnell (49) and Steyn (35) put on 65 runs to take the visitors closer to victory.

India 298 for 9 (Raina 58, Sehwag 46, Karthik 44, Kallis 3-29) beat South Africa 297 (Kallis 89) by one run

India vs South Africa 2-Test Series

India South Africa

India vs South Africa Second Test at Kolkata

Kolkata Test, day five: India beat South Africa to level series, retain No.1 spot (SAF-IND: 1-1|2)

Harbhajan Singh took five wickets as India secured a dramatic innings and 58-run victory in the final minutes of the second Test against South Africa at Kolkata. The last wicket partnership between Hashim Amla (127*) and Morne Morkel (12) defied the Indian bowlers for more than 20 overs, but Harbhajan returned to snare Morkel with around 15 minutes remaining on the final day.Hashim Amla batted superbly to frustrate India with his second century of the match, but could not deny India a series tying victory. He took the man of the match and man of the series awards for centuries in each innings at Eden Gardens and 490 in total. He was dismissed only once in the series.
The win means India retain their place ahead of South Africa at the top of the Test world rankings.
Kolkota Test, day five: India 643/6 declared (Sehwag 165, Laxman 143*, Dhoni 132*, Tendulkar 106) beat South Africa 296 (Amla 114, Petersen 100, Zaheer 4-90, Harbhajan 3-64) and 289 (Amla 127*, Harbhajan 5-59, Mishra 3-78) by an innings and 58 runs

India South Africa

India vs South Africa First Test at Nagpur

Nagpur Test, day four: South Africa steamrolls India in Nagpur (SAF-IND: 1-0|2)

The Proteas romped to a crushing victory over India by an innings and six runs after another superb display by pace bowler Dale Steyn who achieved match figures of 10-108. Sachin Tendulkar earlier hit his 46th Test century, but proved once again he doesn't have the heart to play a second innings like Laxman, Dravid or Gambhir when it matters. It was India's third innings loss at home in 25 years, all of those coming against South Africa. The South Africans now need to just draw the second and final Test beginning in Kolkata on February 14 to reclaim their top ranking from India.Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a vocal advocate of youth over experience ever since he started leading India, finally saw his wishes come through before the Nagpur test. For someone who has always tried to get rid of the seniors in the team except Sachin, it might have been a dream come true to see a playing XI that didn't feature Dravid and Laxman. The team was stacked with youngsters ("It is easy to motivate youngsters," Dhoni after WT20 2007 victory). And the result? Dhoni's first loss as Indian captain.
Nagpur Test, day four: South Africa 558/6 declared (J Kallis 173, H Amla 253 not out, AB de Villiers 53) beat India 233 (V Sehwag 109, S Badrinath 56, D Steyn 7-51) and 319 (S Tendulkar 100) by an innings and six runs

Nagpur Test: Battle for No. 1 begins

Under a cloudy sky, India will begin their 2-test series against South Africa in Nagpur today, needing only to draw the series to pick up the $175,000 bonus from ICC as the world's numero uno Test team. As for the Proteas, they must win the series at least 1-0, to regain their top ranking they held from December 2008 after dethroning the then champions Australia. Graeme Smith and Gautam Gambhir will battle it out for the No. 1 spot for Test batsmen.India in all probability will feature a new look middle order batting line up, with VVS Laxman still uncertain to play. From where things stand, S Badrinath and Rohit Sharma are set to debut today in the middle order. The last time a middle order batsman made his debut in Team India was Yuvraj Singh in 2003. Inexperienced M Vijay will also be in the final playing XI.
India vs South AfricaTestsWon by INDWon by SAFDrawn
in South Africa12165
in India10442
Overall225107

India vs Bangladesh Test Series 2010

India Bangladesh

India vs Bangladesh Test Series in Bangladesh, January 2010

India vs Bangladesh 2-Test Series

India will play two tests against Bangladesh after the completion of the tri-nation one-day international series featuring Sri Lanka in January, 2010.
Two-Test Series Schedule:
Jan 17-21 2010: 1st Test, Bangladesh vs India at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong - Match starts at 03:30 GMT/09:00 IST
Jan 24-28 2010: 2nd Test, Bangladesh vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka - Match starts at 03:30 GMT/09:00 IST

2nd Test, Bangladesh vs India, in Dhaka

Dhaka Test, 4th day: India complete series sweep as Zaheer routs Bangladesh (BAN-IND: 0-2|2)

Indian left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan claimed three wickets in four balls in a dramatic spell at Dhaka as the home side collapsed from their overnight score of 228/3 to 312 all out in the first over after lunch. Khan added four more wickets to his three overnight to end with a career-best seven for 87 in the second innings and 10 wickets in the match.
India knocked off the two runs required to raise a comprehensive 10-wicket victory with a full day and close to two sessions to spare.Zaheer Khan won both the man of the match and the man of the series awards. With this win, the Indians made a clean-sweep of the series, winning it 2-0 after also winning both their ODIs against Bangladesh in the tri-series earlier.
2nd Test, Dhaka, 4th day: India 544/8 decl (Tendulkar 143, Dravid 111 retd hurt, Dhoni 89) and 2/0 beat Bangladesh 233 (Mahmudullah 96*, Ishant 4-66, Zaheer 3-62) and 312 (Tamim 151, Zaheer 7 for 87) by ten wickets

1st Test, Bangladesh vs India, in Chittagong

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Chittagong Test, 5th day: India defeat Bangladesh by 113 runs (BAN-IND: 0-1|2)

India on Thursday won the first Test against Bangladesh at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium by 113 runs. Chasing an improbable 414 runs for victory, Bangladesh were bowled out for 301. Bowlers Amit Mishra (4-92) and Ishant Sharma (3-48) shared seven wickets. The only consolation for Bangladesh was an entertaining 101 by wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim. The second and final Test starts in Dhaka on Sunday.
1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day: India 243 (Tendulkar 105, Sehwag 52, Shakib 5-62, Shahadat 5-71) and 413/8 decl (Gambhir 116, Laxman 69, Mishra 50) beat Bangladesh 242 (Mahmudullah 69, Zaheer 3-54, Mishra 3-66) and 301 (Mushfiqur 101, Tamim 52, Mishra 4-92, Ishant 3-48) by 113 runs

India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh Tri Series January 04-13, 2010

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India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka - Tri Series in Bangladesh 2010

Bangladesh Tri Series - 2010

Bangladesh will host a tri-nation one-day international series featuring India and Sri Lanka in January next year in Dhaka, the BCB has announced. Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in the opening match on January 4 and the two top teams will face off in the final on January 13. Each team will play the other twice, all day-night games.
Tri-Nation Schedule:
Jan 04 2010: Match 1, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 05 2010: Match 2, India vs Sri Lanka (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 07 2010: Match 3, Bangladesh vs India (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 08 2010: Match 4, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 10 2010: Match 5, Sri Lanka vs India (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 11 2010: Match 6, Bangladesh vs India (D/N) at Dhaka
Jan 13 2010: Match 7, Final (D/N) at Dhaka


Dhaka Idea Cup Tri-Series 2010

Dhaka Tri-series Final: Raina ton in vain as Sri Lanka lift trophy

Sri Lanka won the 'Idea Cup' tri-nations series by beating India in a one sided ODI finals by 4 wickets. Batting first after losing the toss, India were reduced to 16/3, losing Gambhir (1) in the first over, Virat Kohli (2) and Yuvraj Singh (0) in quick succession. Dhoni (17) and Sewag (42) tried to resurrect the innings, but also fell to the pace of Man of the Match Nuwan Kulasekara (4/48) and Chanaka Welegedara (3/53). India were struggling at 60/5 in the 11th over, before Suresh Raina (106) hammered a brilliant ton to help India towards 245 in 48.2 overs. It was his first ODI century against serious opposition, the first two coming against Hong Kong and Bangladesh.Sangakkara (55), Dilshan (49), Jayawardene (71*) and Samarveera (27) lead Sri Lanka to victory.
Sri Lanka brought in Nuwan Kulusekara in place Suranga Lakmal while India made three changes in the side with Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan back in the team in place of Dinesh Karthick, Amit Mishra and Sudeep Tyagi.Man of the Series: Kumar Sangakkara
Highest run-getter: Virat Kohli
Highest wicket-taker: Chanaka Welegedara
Sri Lanka 249/6 (Jayawardene 71*, Sangakkara 55) beat India 245 (Raina 106, Kulasekara 4-48, Welegedara 3-53) by four wickets

Dhaka Tri-series League Matches Points table

TeamsPlayedWonLostTiedN/RPts
India4310013
Sri Lanka4310012
Bangladesh404000


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.