Cricket-Pujara's Kanpur transformation augurs well for India

KANPUR, India, Sept 27 Of all the things that went right in the test series opener against New Zealand, Cheteshwar Pujara's transformation from an obdurate accumulator of runs to a free-scoring batsman when needed must be the most pleasing for India captain Virat Kohli.

Cricket-Worrall to get Australian ODI debut

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26 Australia fast bowler Daniel Worrall will make his one-day international debut in Tuesday's one-off match against Ireland at Willowmore Park in Benoni, South Africa, captain Steve Smith said on Monday.

Cricket World Cup 26 Sep 2016

Cricket-Williamson wants more application from NZ batsmen

KANPUR, India, Sept 26 New Zealand batsmen have the necessary skills to negotiate the Indian spinners on turning tracks but must apply themselves for longer periods, captain Kane Williamson said after his team's loss in the opening test on Monday.

Cricket World Cup 26 Sep 2016

Cricket-Pakistan's Misbah hopes bilateral ties with India will resume

Sept 26 Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes bilateral cricketing ties with India will resume despite the chief of the neighbouring board ruling out the possibility in the near future after the recent attack on an army camp in Kashmir.

Cricket World Cup 26 Sep 2016

Cricket-Kohli hails "priceless" Ashwin after Kanpur heroics

KANPUR, India, Sept 26 India captain Virat Kohli lavished praise on spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday after his 10-wicket match haul vindicated the hosts' decision to go into the series opener against New Zealand with an extra batsman.

Cricket World Cup 26 Sep 2016

UPDATE 3-Cricket-India thump New Zealand to celebrate 500th test in style

KANPUR, India, Sept 26 India celebrated their 500th test in style when they overcame New Zealand's final dogged resistance with mesmeric spin and masterful swing to claim the series opener by 197 runs on Monday.

Cricket World Cup 26 Sep 2016

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Test Series India v New Zealand scoreboard

Sept 26 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fifth and final day in the first Test between India and New Zealand on Monday in Kanpur, India India 1st innings 318 (M. Vijay 65, C. Pujara 62) New Zealand 1st innings 262 (K. Williamson 75, T. Latham 58; R. Jadeja 5-73, R. Ashwin 4-93) India 2nd innings 377 for 5 decl (C. Pujara 78, M. Vijay 76, R. Sharma 68no, R. Jadeja 50no) New Zealand 2nd innings (Overnig

Cricket World Cup 26 Sep 2016

Cricket-India beat New Zealand by 197 runs in Kanpur test

KANPUR, India, Sept 26 India beat New Zealand by 197 runs in the first test in Kanpur on Monday to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

Cricket World Cup 26 Sep 2016

Cricket-Injured Craig out of India series, NZ recall Patel

NEW DELHI, Sept 26 New Zealand's Mark Craig has been ruled out of the rest of the test series against India because of a side strain and will be replaced in the squad by fellow off-spinner Jeetan Patel, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Monday.

Cricket World Cup 26 Sep 2016

UPDATE 3-Cricket-New Zealand on the ropes, India close in on big win

KANPUR, India, Sept 25 India set New Zealand an improbable 434-run victory target and then blew away the visitors' top order in Sunday's final session to close in on a resounding win in the first test.

Cricket World Cup 25 Sep 2016

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.