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Mitchell's controversial LBW raises new debate on DRS

Auckland, Feb 8: An inside edge was apparent even without the Hotspot technology but New Zealand batsman Daryl Mitchell fell to a contentious LBW call during the second T20 International against India which also triggered a debate on the spirit of the game.

Mitchell, who made his debut in the first T20 in Wellington, was at the centre of...

Rohit Sharma overtakes Martin Guptill to become highest run-scorer in T20, surpasses century of sixes

Auckland, Feb 8: India stand-in captain Rohit Sharma on Friday became the highest run-getter in the Twenty20 Internationals, surpassing New Zealand’s Martin Guptill.

Rohit achieved the feat in style, clobbering leg-spinner Ish Sodhi over the fine-leg boundary for a six during India’s chase of 159 runs in the second Twenty20 International against New Zealand here. Coming onto the match,...

2nd T20I: India women lose to New Zealand by 4 wickets, trail series 2-0

Feb 8: A shoddy batting performance by the middle-order saw India women lose a nail-biting second T20 International against New Zealand by four wickets and concede the three-match series on Friday.

India women had earlier lost the first Twenty20 International by 23 runs in Wellington.

Needing a win to keep the series alive, India women posted a modest...

FIFA rankings: India slips out of top 100

New Delhi, Feb 7: The Indian football team Thursday slipped out of the top 100 in the latest FIFA rankings following their back to back group league defeats during the AFC Asian Cup in the UAE.

Skipper Sunil Chhetri and Co. slumped six places to be ranked 103 with 1219 points in the FIFA rankings released Thursday.

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Vidarbha claim 2nd successive Ranji title, beat Saurashtra in final by 78 runs

Feb 7: Defending champions Vidarbha won the 85th Ranji Trophy title, beating Saurashtra by 78 runs in the summit clash on Thursday.

Set a target of 206, Saurashtra folded for 127 runs in 58.4 overs, giving Vidarbha their second title triumph in the country's marquee first-class tournament.

Vidarbha skipper Faiz Fazal is now the 11th captain to claim...

Mithali Raj may retire from T20Is after home series against England

Feb 6: Indian women cricket team's seniormost player Mithali Raj in all likelihood will bring down curtains on her T20 International career after the home series against England while continuing in the 50-over format where she is still the captain of the side.

Raj was not picked for the opening T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand at...

India Vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand crush India by 80 runs

Wellington, Feb 6: A below-par India slumped to their worst ever defeat in T20 Internationals as New Zealand outclassed the visitors in all departments to win the first match of the series by a comprehensive 80-run margin here on Wednesday.

Batting first, unheralded keeper-batsman Tim Seifert took the Indian bowling apart blasting 84 off 43 balls as New Zealand...

Rishabh Pant is an asset for Team India: Shikhar Dhawan

Feb 5: Senior Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday said that rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has become an asset for the team due to his ability to change the course of a game in no time.

Pant, recently adjudged the ICC's Emerging Cricket of the Year, returns to the side for the T20Is against New Zealand starting on Wednesday,...

India 2nd in ICC ODI rankings; Kohli, Bumrah on top

Dubai, Feb 4: The Indian cricket team Monday rose a rung to second in the ICC ODI rankings in which captain Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah continued to top the respective charts for batsmen and bowlers.

India have accumulated 122 points on the back of series wins over Australia and New Zealand and are placed behind England (126)...

McCullum announces BBL retirement with coaching intentions

Dubai, Feb 4: Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum announced his retirement from Big Bash League (BBL) as he looks to transition into a coaching career.

The 37-year-old, who ended his international career in 2016, told his teammates at Brisbane Heat of the decision after his side’s six-wicket win against Adelaide Strikers on Sunday. However, McCullum will continue playing...