Chennai, Feb 9: Veteran James Anderson's artistic spell of reverse swing trumped Virat Kohli's show of grit as England decimated India in the opening Test by a comprehensive 227-run margin on Tuesday. A target of 420, with 381 left on a fifth day worn out Chepauk track, was always a tough ask going by cricketing logic and Anderson's mid-morning burst blew away the Indian middle-order. In the end

New Delhi, Feb 8: The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted a conditional exemption to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the deployment of drones for live aerial cinematography of the India Cricket season in 2021. MoCA had received requests from BCCI & M/s Quidich pertaining to granting of request and other

Chennai, fe b 8: Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday achieved a unique feat as he became the first Indian spinner to take a wicket off the first ball of an innings in Test cricket. He achieved the feat during England's second innings on Day Four of the first Test here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium when he took the wicket of Rory Burns. The ball turned sharply taking the edge of the bat of Burns and went

Chennai, Feb 8: Ishant Sharma on Monday became only the third Indian fast bowler to scalp 300 wickets in Test cricket. He achieved the feat on Day Four of the first Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium when he got the wicket of England's Daniel Lawrence in their second innings. Lawrence scored 18 runs off the 47 deliveries he faced before he got out lbw against Ishant. Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan are

Kolkata, Feb 7: Akhtar Ali, a former Davis Cup coach and a legendary figure in Indian tennis, died on Sunday due to multiple health issues, including recently detected prostate cancer. Akhtar, father of India's current Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, was 83 and breathed his last in Kolkata. Akhtar, whose coaching style emphasised on playing aggressive serve and volley game, shaped many careers

St John's, Feb 7: Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Sunday condoled the demise of former Windies pacer Ezra Moseley, who passed away in his native Barbados. He was 63. Moseley, a fast bowler, played two Test matches against England in 1990 and also nine ODIs between 1990 and 1991. He had an outstanding professional career with Glamorgan in English County Cricket and in South Africa for Eastern Province

Chennai, Feb 6: Skipper Joe Root continued to torment the Indian spinners with a majestic double century that placed England in a commanding position and scuttled home team's chances of enforcing a favourable result in the first Test on Saturday. England ended the day two at an intimidating 555 for eight, built around Root's 218 that was result of a near nine-hour effort in which he faced 377

New Delhi, Feb 5: Australia pacer Mitchell Starc and England's Joe Root have opted out of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they did not register for the auctions. India's S Sreesanth and Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan have registered for the auctions, ESPNcricinfo reported. The IPL Player Registration closed on Thursday, with 1097 players (814 Indian and 283 overseas players)

Chennai, Feb 5: Captain Joe Root scored a century in his milestone 100th match as England ended Day 1 of the opening Test against India on 263 for 3 in Chennai on Friday. Root was batting on 128 at stumps after stitching 200 runs together with opener Dominic Sibley (87) for the third wicket. The day's play ended as soon as Sibley was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. The highlight of the England first

A day after Rihanna extended her support to the farmers protesting against the contentious farm laws in New Delhi, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar in a cryptic tweet hit back at the international pop star. Taking to Twitter, the former India cricketer said that the "sovereignty" of India cannot be compromised and advised foreign citizens not to participate in the internal matters of the country.