Cricket

MI advanced to the final of IPL 2015

IPL 2015 is going to get its owner in just after 3 matches and Mumbai is just 1 match away from their 2nd IPL trophy.

Yesterday in a heavy weighted first Qualifier match Mumbai Indians has defeated Chennai Super Kings by 25 runs played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Start to end MI has dominated the match and went to the final of IPL 2015.

Kieron Pollard Played an excellent innings of 41 runs – declared man of the match – pic copyright BCCI

MI won the toss and elected to bat first and their openers Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel gave an excellent start to their team by 90 runs stand before Parthiv got out. He made 35 runs from 25 balls. Captain Rohit Sharma also returned shortly. Bur after that another West Indian Kieron Pollard joined Simmons. Simmons made 65 runs in 51 runs. After Simmons Pollard played fast innings of 41 runs in 17 balls which took MI's score to 187 runs. CSK's Bravo took 3 wickets.

In reply CSK lost their Dwayne Smith without making any run. Only Raina and Faf du Plessis tried little bit but Harbhajan Singh took Raina and Dhoni in back to back balls in ...read more

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BCCI announced Indian team for Bangladesh tour

India vs Bangaldesh

As per schedule Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) today announced Indian teams for upcoming Bangladesh tour. Test and ODI both the teams are announced.

It was heard that many senior cricketers were asking for rest in this series but after seeing Bangladesh's recent form BCCI selected their best teams in both the format.

Virat Kohli will be the captain in Test while MS Dhoni will lead the Indian team in One day series.

Most interesting news in this selection is Harbhajan Singh, who is going to do a comeback in the test squad.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and selector Sandeep Patil announced the team in a press conference after their meeting in Mumbai and BCCI also made the new official announcement through its official account on Twitter.

Below is TEST team announcement by BCCI in Twitter

#TeamIndia Test: Virat (C), Vijay, Shikhar, KL Rahul, Pujara, Rahane, Rohit, Saha, Ashwin, Harbhajan, Karn, Bhuvi, Umesh, Varun, Ishant

— BCCI (@BCCI) May 20, 2015

ODI team

#TeamIndia ODIs for B'desh: MSD (C), Rohit, Rahane, Shikhar, Virat, Raina, Rayudu, Ashwin, Jadeja, Axar, Bhuvi, Umesh, Mohit, Binny, Dhawal

— BCCI (@BCCI) May 20, 2015

Indian team will play One test match and three ...read more

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Jonathan Trott announced his retirement from international cricket

Jonathan Trott retired

England's veteran batsman Jonathan Trott announced his retirement from all form of international cricket on Monday. He has admitted that he was not able to play up to the standard for international cricket. In last series against West Indies which was a draw 1-1, Trott struggled a lot for runs and only could make 72 runs in six innings of 3 tests, in 3 innings he could not even make any runs.

“This was a tough decision to make but I don't feel my game is at the level you need to be at to play for England,” Trott said in a statement. “I was honoured to be given the opportunity to come back and play international cricket again and I'm disappointed it didn't work out.”

Trott has been called for this series after 2013-14 Ashes series in Australia, but that return was not a success.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me and given me the chance to represent England and to thank supporters for all their backing over the years.

“I also want to wish the lads all the very best for what will be an incredibly exciting summer. I've had incredible highs and some real ...read more

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Blackwood gave victory to West Indies in 3rd test against England

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West Indies cricket team has been successful to make test series draw against England in the 3 match series by winning the 3rd and last match by 5 wickets in just 3 days. First match was a draw and England won the 2nd match and they just have to make the 3rd match at least a draw but they failed. It was a low scoring match dominated by the bowlers.

England won the toss and elected to bat first. England captain made a ton (105 runs) but except Moeen Ali who made 58 runs, no one could stand with him and England collapsed in 257 runs. Jerome Taylor took highest 3 wickets.

West Indies' first innings also could only make 189 runs, except Jermaine Blackwood who made 85 runs, no batsman from West Indies could cross even 25 runs. James Anderson was excellent to pick up 6 wickets.

After getting lead in first inning England had a great chance to put a huge score on West Indies but surprisingly there was another collapse in English batting line up and they got all out in just 123 runs. Highest run was by Buttler with just 35 runs.

Blackwood gave victory to West ...read more

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Pakistan is on top after 2nd day of 1st Test against Bangladesh

Bangladesh vs Pakistan

Pakistan is on the driving seat after 2nd day in the 1st test against Bangladesh. They are only 104 runs behind the Bangladesh's score at the end of day of 2nd day with 9 wickets in hand. Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali are in the crease with 176 runs partnership.

Yesterday on the 1st day, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. Although they lost their inform opener Tamim Iqbal in the team's score of 52 runs, but after that Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque and Mahmudullah played some solid innings which pushed Bangladesh's score to 236 runs for 4 wickets at the day end. Mominul Haque got out in the last ball of the day. Imrul Kayes made 51 runs while Mominul Haque was highest with 80 runs and Mahmudullah made 49 runs.

But on day 2 Bangladesh batsmen could not played like their top order and remaining Bangladesh team could add only 96 runs and lost 6 wickets. No one could cross 40 runs in the 2nd day. Pakistani fielders were excellent as well as their bowlers specially Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz, both of them took 3 wickets each. Mohammad Hafeez and Zulfiqar Babar took 2 wickets ...read more

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Kieron Pollard’s over smartness made him fool on the field

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard is known for his innovative incidents on the fields. Some time he messed up with batsmen some time he put tape on his mouth to show protest against umpires.

This is a video where Pollard tried to make funny thing on the field where Dhoni was batting with Bhubaneswar Kumar and finally Pollard end up of giving one extra run and left humiliated in front of his own team as well of full crowd. Bhubaneswar Kumar hit a ball to long on where Pollard did the field and suddenly he tried to play a prank to ...read more

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Gautam Gambhir directed KKR to get 3rd win in IPL 2015

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir directed his team to get their 3rd win in 4 matches in IPL 2015. They won the match against Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 6 wickets. Not only Gambhir , KKR bowlers along with Yusuf Pathan's bat have eaually contributed in this win. Delhi who booked wins in their last two matches looked very fade in this match. No Delhi batsmen could reach to even 40 runs mark.

KKR won the toss and elected to field first and their bowlers equally supported this decision by taking in form Mayank Agarwal's wicket in 2nd over of ...read more

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Liam Livingstone hits highest one-day score in club match

Liam Livingstone

21-year old Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone booked his name in the record books after making the history on Sunday by scoring 350 in a club one day match. On his way of huge 350 runs inning Livingstone smashed 34 fours and 27 sixes in just 138 balls and his team Nantwich reached to a mammoth total of 579 for 7 wickets in just 45 overs in the National Club Championship.

After this history making score, the opponents Caldy were bowled out for just 79, so Nantwich won the match by 500 runs.

Livingstone's score is the believed to be the highest ...read more

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Promising Bengal batsman Ankit Keshri passed away after on-field injury

Promising batsman from West Bengal team Ankit Keshri passed away on Monday. Three days ago he got a several injury during a Cricket Association of Bengal's Senior one-day knockout match. Ankit was hospitallized for the last three days and was showing signs of recovery till Sunday evening.

However, in late night of Sunday and early hours of Monday morning, Ankit got a massive cardiac attack and was put on ventilator before he was declared dead.The talented 20-year-old had captained the Bengal Under-19 team in Cooch-Behar Trophy and was among the India Under-19 probable list for the 2014 Youth World Cup ...read more

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Ankit Keshri tragic death: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Hrithik Roshan and many famous personalities showed console to Ankit’s family

Promising batsman from West Bengal team Ankit Keshri passed away on Monday, who was injured of a collision during fielding.

Many former and present cricketers, many famous personalities saddened over sudden death of young cricketer, and they showed their reaction in social media.


Sachin Tendulkar showed his console to Ankit's family

Saddened by the demise of Ankit Keshri. A promising career aborted by an unfortunate incident on field.

— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 20, 2015

May God give strength to Ankit's family and friends to cope with this loss #RIP

— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 20, 2015


Anil Kumble prayed for Ankit's ...read more

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