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India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia, New Zealand

Feb 14 - Mar 29 2015

The 11th edition of the World Cup

The 2015 Cricket World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The location of the games will be evenly split, with the day-night final match to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29.
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England in the 2015 Cricket World Cup

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England Cricket World Cup 2015

England Squad

Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.

2015 Cricket World Cup Groups

Group A

Australia (co-host)
New Zealand (co-host)
Sri Lanka

Group B

South Africa
West Indies

India in England 2014

23 June to 8 September 2014

India to play 5 Tests, 5 ODIs & 1 T20s

India will play five Cricket Tests, five ODIs and one T20I between June 23 and September 8, 2014. India will begin their tour with two three-day matches against Leicestershire and Derbyshire. The five Test matches have been crammed into just 42 days - from July 9 to August 19. The five ODIs are scheduled between August 25 and September 5, with a 50-over game against Middlesex preceding that.

Results: Test, England won 3-1; ODI, India won 3-1; T20I, England won 1-0.
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ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England and Wales

The last edition of the tournament!

June 6-23, 2013

ICC Champions Trophy 2013

Final Line up

Final, Sun, June 23
Edgbaston, Birmingham
England Cricket team ENG vs IND India Cricket team
Group A #1 vs Group B #1

India vs England Final - ICC Champions Trophy 2013

The Final

India win by 5 runs in 20-over a side thriller

India added the 2013 Champions Trophy to the 2002 trophy they shared with Sri Lanka, beating England narrowly by 5 runs in a game that was there for the hosts to win. With this win, MS Dhoni became the first captain in the world to have won all ICC trophies. Under Dhoni's captaincy, India had earlier won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa in September 2007 and the 2011 World Cup held in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Chasing a modest 130 for a win, Ravi Bopara (30) and Eoin Morgan (33) had things under control and was going for the kill when Ishant Sharma turned it around with two wickets in two balls, after a six and two wide balls in the 18th over. That started a collapse that saw four wickets lost for three runs in eight balls. England finished on 124/8 after James Tredwell missed the last ball of the innings with six required for victory.Earlier Kohli top-scored for India with 43, rescuing the team's innings when it was in danger of unraveling on 66/5 after 13 overs. Dhawan, who went into the final as the tournament's leading scorer with 332 runs in four matches, hit 31 of 24 balls that included a six over third-man against Broad. Man-of-match Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on a 25-ball 33, before returning to take 2-24. He was also given the 'golden ball' for picking the most number of wickets, 12, in the tournament. Explosive left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan won the 'golden bat' for scoring the most runs - 363 from five matches at an average of 90.75. He hit two centuries and a half-century with a highest of 114. finals Reported earlier: England won the toss and elected to field first under wet and cloudy conditions in Edgbaston, Birmingham. India plays with an unchanged side. The final, worth $2 million to the winners and $1 million to the runners-up, will be contested by teams who’ve justified their status as the top-ranked one-day sides in the world. England Total: 124/8 in 20 ov RR 6.20
1-3: Cook c Ashwin b Yadav 2 (9)
2-28: Trott st Dhoni b Ashwin 20 (17)
3-40: Root c Ishant Sharma b Ashwin 7 (9)
4-46: Bell st Dhoni b Jadeja 13 (16)
5-110: Morgan c Ashwin b I Sharma 33 (30)
6-110: Bopara c Ashwin b I Sharma 30 (24)
7-112: Buttler b Jadeja 0 (7)
8-113: Bresnan run out 2 (4) India Total: 129/7 (20/20 ov) RR 6.45
1-19: Rohit Sharma b Broad 9 (14)
2-50: Dhawan c Tredwell b Bopara 31 (24)
3-64: Karthik c Morgan b Tredwell 6 (11)
4-66: Raina c Cook b Bopara 1 (6)
5-66: Dhoni c Tredwell b Bopara 0 (4)
6-113: Kohli c Bopara b Anderson 43 (34)
7-120: Ashwin run out 1 (1)

India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
England XI: Cook (Captain), Bell, Trott, Root, Morgan, Bopara, Buttler (Wicket Keeper), Bresnan, Broad, Tredwell, Anderson.
Final, IND vs ENG: India 129/7 in 20 ov (Kohli 43, Bopara 3-20) beat England 124/8 in 20 ov (Morgan 33) by 5 runs

@ Edgbaston, Birmingham

India to meet England in the final

In the final of the last edition of the Champions Trophy at Birmingham on Sunday, world's top-ranked one-day side India will meet hosts England, a team that has never won a world 50-over event. Even as rain threatens the grand finale, India start favourites - with an 8/11 odds on to win this weekend's final according to the bookmakers. The Men in Blue have won eight of the last ten one-day internationals played against England spanning two one-day series, both in India, 5-0 and 3-2.Merely three survivors - Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and captain MS Dhoni - remain from the XI who were victors over Sri Lanka in the World Cup final in 2011, but the inexperienced but fearless and aggressive team as a unit is proving to be unstoppable. The Indians have won six matches from six - including two warm-up games - with their young bowlers relishing unfamiliar English conditions and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan becoming the star of the tournament. India (probable XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
England vs India ODIs from 1974 to 2013: Played: 86, India won: 46, England won: 35, Tied: 2, No-result: 3

Semi-Final Line up

1st Semi-Final, Wed, June 19
The Oval, London
2nd Semi-Final, Thur, June 20
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
England Cricket team ENG vs SAF South Africa Cricket team
Group A #1 vs Group B #2
Sri Lanka Cricket team SRL vs IND India Cricket team
Group A #2 vs Group B #1

India vs Sri Lanka Semifinal ICC Champions Trophy 2013

2nd Semifinal, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

India beat Sri Lanka, will meet England in the final

Mahendra Dhoni's side thrashed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in Cardiff to set up a Champions Trophy final with England. Needing only 182 to win, India cantered home inside 36 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan scoring an effortless 68 while Virat Kohli hit a sparkling unbeaten 58. Earlier India's spinners found turn to restrict Angelo Mathews' men to 181-8, after the seamers reduced them to 41/3.India Total: 182/2 in 35 ov (Shikhar Dhawan 68, Kohli 58*) - RR 5.20
1-77: Rohit Sharma b Mathews 33 (50)
2-142: Dhawan st Sangakkara b Mendis 68 (92)
Not outs: Kohli 58*, Raina 7*; Extras: 16 Sri Lanka Total: 181/8 in 50 ov - RR 3.62
1-6: Perera c Raina b Kumar 4 (8)
1-17: Dilshan retired hurt 12 (14)
2-36: Thirimanne c Raina b I Sharma 7 (31)
3-41: Sangakkara c Raina b I Sharma 17 (44)
4-119: Jayawardene b Jadeja 38 (63)
5-158: Mathews c Kumar b Ashwin 51 (89)
6-160: Perera c Dhawan b I Sharma 0 (4)
7-164: Kulasekara b Ashwin 1 (3)
8-171: Mendis st Dhoni b Ashwin 25 (35)
Not outs: Dilshan 18*, Malinga 7*, Herath DNB; Extras: 13 Reported earlier: India, the only side in the group stage of this Champions Trophy with a perfect record, will meet Sri Lanka in Thursday's semi-final at the 16,000-seat Sophia Gardens. The match is threatened by rain and in case of a wash-out, India will go through to the final against England in Birmingham on June 23rd. Hard-hitting Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is the tournament's leading scorer so far with 264 runs including two hundreds. Meanwhile Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has stated that his team is physically and mentally ready for the challenge posed by the formidable Indian side. India (probable XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Sri Lanka (probable XI): Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Lahiru Thirimanne, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Shaminda Eranga.
2nd Semifinal, IND vs SRL: India 182/2 in 35 ov (Shikhar Dhawan 68, Kohli 58*) beat Sri Lanka 181/8 in 50 ov (Mathews 51, Ishant 3-33, Ashwin 3-48) by 8 wickets

England vs South Africa Semifinal ICC Champions Trophy 2013

1st Semifinal, The Oval, London

England reach final with easy win over South Africa

England romped into the Champions Trophy final with a seven-wicket victory over a South Africa side who once again choked in a major semi-final. The Proteas collapsed to 80/8 before a 95-run stand between David Miller (56*) and Rory Kleinveldt (43) hauled them to 175. Jonathan Trott's 82 not out saw England, who have never won a global 50-over competition, across the winning line in the 38th over.
1st Semifinal, ENG vs SAF: England 179/3 in 37.3 ov (Trott 82*, Root 48) beat South Africa 175 in 38.4 ov (Miller 56*, Kleinveldt 43, Tredwell 3-19) by 7 wickets

India vs England series 2012-13

England tour India in two stages

England to play four Tests and two Twenty20s before Christmas, 5 ODIs in the New Year

The ECB announced the itinerary for England’s 2012/13 winter tours of India which will include four Tests and two Twenty20s before Christmas and five one-day internationals in the New Year. India has a packed cricket schedule this year. Pakistan tour India in the middle of England's tour to India.
India vs England Cricket Series 2012-2013

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5th ODI India vs England at Dharamsala

Dharamsala ODI: England beat India, but the hosts scrape to No. 1 ranking [IND-ENG:3-2(5/5)]

England beat India by seven wickets in the fifth and final One-day International to end the series at 3-2 in favour of the hosts. Suresh Raina's gritty 83 helped India reach 226 from a precarious 79 for five, but England, led by Ian Bell's third ODI ton - 113 not out - overhauled the target with 16 balls to spare.India reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in one-day internationals for the first time in three years. India will be touring Australia for four Tests in February and March, followed by the IPL in April and May. India XI: Gambhir, Ro Sharma, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Raina, MS Dhoni (captain, wk), Jadeja, Ashwin, B Kumar, I Sharma, Ahmed England XI: Cook (Captain), Bell, Pietersen, Root, Morgan, Buttler (Wicket Keeper), Patel, Bresnan, Woakes, Tredwell, Finn.
Dharamsala ODI: England 227/3 (Bell 113*) beat India 226 (Raina 83, Bresnan 4-45) by 7 wkts

2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

England's matches in World T20 2012

2012 world twenty20 cricketThe ICC World Twenty20 2012 tournament consisting of 27 Twenty20 matches will be hosted by Sri Lanka in Sep-Oct 2012. The first T20 match will be between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on September 18, 2012 at 19:30 local time to be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. Latest News from the ICC World Twenty20 2012: WT20 2012 Cup Index | Championship Schedule | Groups & Points | Teams | WT20 Warm-up Matches
Date and TimeMatchVenue
Fri Sep 21
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Group A:
6th T20 - England vs Afghanistan
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Sun Sep 23
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Group A:
10th T20 - England vs India
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Thu Sep 27
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 1:
14th T20 - England vs West Indies
Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Sat Sep 29
15:30 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 1:
17th T20 - England vs New-Zealand
Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Mon Oct 1
19:30 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT
Super Eights, Group 1:
22nd T20 - Sri Lanka vs England
Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Super Eights ICC World Twenty20 2012

22nd Match, Group 1: Sri Lanka vs England WT20

Malinga sends defending champions England crashing out of World T20

Sri Lanka Cricket team England Cricket team Sri Lanka beat England in World Twenty20. Sri Lanka beat England by 19 runs to reach the World Twenty20 semi-finals along with West Indies Monday and send the defending champions crashing out of the tournament. England lost by 19 runs. Samit Patel played the leading role in a half-century stand with a 48-ball 67 before he became a fifth victim for Lasith Malinga (5-31). Sri Lanka, on the basis of their supreme run-rate as compared to other teams, became the first team to qualify for the semis of the World Twenty20 when England were 87/5 at the 13.1 overs mark with 41 balls to spare.
Sri Lanka vs England World T20: Sri Lanka 169/6 (Jayawardene 42, Broad 3-32) beat England 150/9 (Patel 67, Malinga 5-31) by 19 runs

17th Match, Group 1: England vs New Zealand WT20

England overhaul New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket team England Cricket team England beat New Zealand by six wickets to put the defence of their ICC World Twenty20 crown back on track. Steven Finn grabbed 3-16 to restrict New Zealand to 148/6 and then Luke Wright scored 76 runs as England reached its victory target of 149 with seven balls remaining in Pallekele. Wright smashed five sixes and as many boundaries off 43 balls. Electing to bat first, James Franklin top scored with 50 as the Kiwi's set a target of 149 after recovering from 67 for 4 early in their innings.
Sri Lanka vs West Indies World T20: England 149/4 in 18.5 ov (Wright 76) beat New Zealand 148/6 (Franklin 50, Finn 3-16) by 6 wicket

14th Match, Group 1: England vs West Indies WT20

Windies down England by 15 runs

West Indies Cricket team England Cricket team West Indies defeated England by fifteen runs during their ICC World Twenty20 Super Eights match at Pallekele city. West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat and opener Johnson Charles scored his maiden half-century while Gayle was the aggressor in the partnership scoring 58, hitting six fours and four massive sixes. Man-of-the-match Charles struck 84 off 56 balls. Chasing West Indies' imposing total of 179 for five, England required 23 off the final over but the dismissal of Hales, who struck two sixes and five fours, ended the defending champions hopes and they finished on 164 for four.
England vs West Indies World T20: West Indies 179/5 (Charles 84, Gayle 58) beat England 164/4 by 15 runs

10th Match, Group A: England vs India ICC World Twenty20 2012

Harbhajan helps India thrash England by 90 runs

England Cricket team Indian Cricket team Harbhajan Singh (4-12) and Piyush Chawla (2-13) spun India to a massive 90-run victory over the defending champions England in their final group league encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday. Chasing 171-run target, England lost wickets at regular intervals against India and were all out for 80 runs in 14.4 overs. Batting first after losing the toss, under-fire Rohit Sharma hit a superb unbeaten half century after India started off slowly with Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan opening the batting with no Sehwag in the team.
England vs India World T20: India 170/4 in 20 ov (Kohli 40, Gambhir 45, R Sharma 55) beat England 80 in 14.4 ov (Kieswetter 35, Harbhajan 4-12) by 90 runs

6th Match, Group A: Afghanistan vs England ICC World Twenty20 2012

Afghanistan out of T20 World Cup

Afghanistan Cricket team England Cricket team Defending champions England brushed aside Afghanistan by 116 runs in group A in Colombo with the help of Luke Wright's blistering 99 off 55 balls. Wright smashed eight fours and six sixes and remained not out. Afghanistan were dismissed for 80 in 17.2 overs, after being precariously placed at 26 for eight.
England vs Afghanistan World T20: England 196/5 (Wright 99*) beat Afghanistan 80 (Naib 44, Patel 2-6, Broad 2-10) by 116 runs

Pietersen left out of England World T20 team

Wright, Lumb recalled

Ravi Bopara in the final 15

England Cricket team Nottinghamshire opener Michael Lumb and Sussex allrounder Luke Wright, who were both part of the team that won the title in 2010, are in the 15-man squad along with Ravi Bopara. Man of the Tournament in the Caribbean when England won their first global trophy, Kevin Pietersen, was left out of England's squad.Team England for ICC World T20: Stuart Broad (Captain), Jonny Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright.

Kevin Pietersen left out of provisional England World Twenty20 squad

Decision to skip national cricket in order to play Indian Premier League doomed Pietersen

Ian Bell confident he can handle challenge of replacing Pietersen

England Cricket team 32-year-old batsman Kevin Pietersen was left out of England's provisional, 30-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday. Pietersen, who was player of the tournament when England won the World T20 in the Caribbean in 2010, was reluctant to commit to the team's full schedule, hoping to play for the Indian Premier League. Under the terms of ECB central contracts, a player cannot be considered for one format of the limited-overs game unless they are available for both. He had quit one-day cricket last month. England Squad: S Broad (Notts, capt), J Anderson (Lancs), J Bairstow (Yorks), G Batty (Surrey), I Bell (Warwicks), R Bopara (Essex), S Borthwick (Durham), T Bresnan (Yorks), D Briggs (Hants), J Buttler (Somerset), A Cook (Essex), S Croft (Lancs), S Davies (Surrey), J Dernbach (Surrey), S Finn (Middx), A Hales (Notts), C Kieswetter (Somerset), M Lumb (Notts), S Meaker (Surrey), E Morgan (Middx), G Onions (Durham), S Patel (Notts), M Prior (Sussex), J Root (Yorks), B Stokes (Durham), G Swann (Notts), J Taylor (Notts), J Tredwell (Kent), C Woakes (Warwicks), L Wright (Sussex).

India vs England T20I, Oct 2011

One-off India vs England Twenty20 International at Calcutta

Consolation win for England in the T20I match

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Indian team lost Rahane and Uthappa in the first two overs. Virat Kohli followed soon in the 5th over when India's score was only 26. Raina was the top-scorer for the Indian side with 39 runs and took the total up to 74/5. Bopara took 2 more wickets in the 17th over and India plummeted to 91/8. Thanks to MS Dhoni (21) and Ashwin (17*), India were able to get their total into the triple digits with 120/9 in 20 ov. For England, Finn (4-0-22-3) and Bopara (3-1-16-2) were the key bowlers. England cruised through their innings without any major problems and comfortably found their target 121/4 in 18.4 ov. Player of the Match Pietersen's (53) half century was the highlight of the England innings. Kohli, Raina, Jadeja and Pathan took one wicket each for India. After losing the ODI series to India 5-0, England were able to find some consolation with this T20 win and remain the No.1 ranked T20 team in the world.
England 121/4 (Pietersen 53, Patel 21) beat India 120/9 (Raina 39, Dhoni 21, Ashwin 17*, Finn 3-22, Bopara 2-16, Bresnan 2-19) by 6 wickets

Uthappa likely to play in T20I match

Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa who hit three back to back half-centuries in domestic Twenty20 tournament for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and a 132 for India Green in the Challengers, Mumbai opener Ajinkya Rahane, and Yusuf Pathan might be in the Indian team for the Twenty20 International against England at Kolkata. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir will miss out because of his marriage. Varun Aaron, touted as India's fastest, will also be in the team, on the slow-looking Eden track. Teams (from):
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Manoj Tiwary, Varun Aaron, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Sharma, S Arvind.
England: Graeme Swann (Captain), Craig Kieswetter (wicketkeeper), Alex Hales, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Scott Borthwick, Stuart Meaker, Steven Finn, Graham Onions, Jos Buttler.
Match starts at 14:30 GMT | 20:00 IST | 10:30 EDT

Reigning World Twenty20 champions England #1 T20 side, India 5th

Reigning World Twenty20 champions England are the #1 ranked side in the Twenty20 International team rankings released by ICC in Dubai on Oct 24th. England, which is also the top ranked Test side, has 127 points and leads second-placed Sri Lanka by just one ratings point. Only six ratings points separate the next four sides with New Zealand occupying 3rd position on 117, followed by South Africa, inuagural Twenty20 winner in 2007 India, and Australia. The 2009 champions Pakistan are seventh in the list.

Airtel India vs England ODI Series, Oct 2011

India vs England fifth ODI at Calcutta

India complete series whitewash over England [IND-ENG:5-0 (5/5)]

England squandered a first wicket stand of 129 to lose all ten of their wickets for 47 runs in exactly 100 balls on their way to a humiliating second 5-0 whitewash in consecutive ODI tours of India. Chasing 272, openers Craig Kieswetter (63) and Alastair Cook (60) made a flying start with a 129-run stand, but were all out for 176 with 13 overs left with spinner Ravindra Jadeja taking 4-33.Dhoni hit his 43rd half century and remained not out on 75 from 69 balls, with 3 fours and 4 sixes to take India to 271 for 8. With this innings, Dhoni has added 340 ODI runs in six innings since England last dismissed him at The Oval in September. He faced 285 balls, hitting 28 fours and 11 sixes for his 340. India scored 39 runs in the final two overs. England took the first three Indian wickets with the score on 80. India made one change, with Right-hand batsman Manoj Tiwary replacing Parthiv Patel. Ravindra Jadeja was the Man of the Match for his 21 from 27 balls and 4-33. MS Dhoni was the Man of the Series for his 212 runs without losing his wicket in this series, which included two 50s. The series ended with Ian Bell getting involved in a fracas with Ravindra Jadeja as the teams shook hands, and Jade Dernbach, who was not playing in the game, pushing Jadeja. An ashen-faced Cook was booed at the end-of-match ceremony by the Kolkota crowd.
India 271/8 in 50 ov (Dhoni 75*, Rahane 42, Gambhir 38) beat England 176 (Jadeja 4-33, Kieswetter 63) by 95 runs

Eden Gardens ready for the 5th ODI

High on confidence, India will push for a 5-0 clean sweep when they meet England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer at the Eden Gardens where the visitors have won just one of their last 17 matches. England's behaviour on this trip has been in the spotlight, with Steven Finn's shouting in the face of Raina after bowling him for a sparkling 62-ball 80 in Mumbai only making matters worse. A £250 fine was imposed on England’s fast bowler Tim Bresnan for breach of the ICC code of conduct after snatching his cap from on-field umpire Sudhir Asnani during the third game at Mohali. The absence of the likes of Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and especially Sachin Tendulkar - missing through injury - is cited as the reason for low attendance figures in the four matches played so far. The Gardens' with a standing capacity of 130,000 will host the T20I on Oct 29th, after the 5th and final ODI today. Teams (from):
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, R Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Manoj Tiwary, Manoj Tiwary, S Arvind.
England: Alastair Cook (Captain), Craig Kieswetter, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonny Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Steve Finn, Jade Dernbach, Ian Bell, Scott Borthwick, Stuart Meaker, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler.
Match starts at 09:00 GMT, 14:30 Local

India vs England fourth ODI at Mumbai

Six wicket win for India with 59 balls to spare [IND-ENG:4-0 (4/5)]

Fast bowler Varun Aaron picked up three wickets on his debut at the Wankhede stadium as India stayed on course to whitewash England in the ODI series by cruising to a six-wicket victory in the fourth match. Chasing a modest 221 to win, the home team raced home with a whopping 59 balls to spare, helped by fluent half-centuries from Suresh Raina (80) and Virat Kohli (86 not out). They combined well to build a solid partnership of 131 runs for the fourth wicket.Earlier, England who won the toss, were bowled out for 220 in 46.1 overs after losing five wickets for 79 in 20 overs of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Tim Bresnan top-scored with 45.
India 223/4 in 40.1 ov (Raina 82, Kohli 86*) beat England 220 (Bresnan 45, Pietersen 41, Aaron 3-24, Ashwin 3-38) by 6 wickets

India vs England 4th ODI preview

India, 3-0 ahead on the eve of Sunday's penultimate match at the Wankhede, will be playing their first in Mumbai since the historic night in April, when they lifted the World Cup. Having clinched the series already, India will try to push on to secure a whitewash that will further humiliate the tourists.
Match starts at 09:00 GMT, 14:30 Local

India vs England third ODI at Mohali

India seal series with 5 wicket win [IND-ENG:3-0 (3/5)]

India won the third one-day international in Mohali, and took an unassailable 3-0 lead against England in the five-match one-day series. India's Ajinkya Rahane struck 91 and Gautam Gambhir scored 58 - his sixth fifty against England and 27th in ODIs. MS Dhoni's 35 not out sealed the win. At the completion of this innings, Dhoni has scored 6407 in 194 matches, including 7 hundreds and 42 fifties at an average of 50.44. India's 300/5 was the highest successful chase at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Earler, England won the toss and decided to bat first, with both sides unchanged once more. They made 298/4 in 50 overs with the help of Jonathan Trott's 98 not out. Kevin Pietersen contributed 64 and Samit Patel 70 not out.
India 300/5 in 49.2 ov (Rahane 91, Gambhir 58) beat England 298/4 in 50.0 ov (Jonathan Trott 98*, Samit Patel 70*)

Do-or-die game for England

Whitewashed in all formats of the game in England earlier this summer, India - still missing more than half the victorious World Cup squad - turned around things and defeated the visitors with consummate ease in the first two ODIs in Hyderabad (by 126 runs) and Delhi (by eight wickets) in the series billed as the 'Payback series'. Down 0-2 with three to play, England have to win at the PCA stadium on Thursday if they entertain any hopes of an unimaginable series triumph. Teams (from):
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Praveen Kumar, R Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Manoj Tiwary, Manoj Tiwary, S Arvind.
England: Alastair Cook (Captain), Craig Kieswetter, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonny Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Steve Finn, Jade Dernbach, Ian Bell, Scott Borthwick, Stuart Meaker, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler.
Match starts at 09:00 GMT, 14:30 Local

India vs England second ODI at Delhi

Hefty eight-wicket win for India [IND-ENG:2-0 (2/5)]

India scored a massive 8 wicket win over England with 80 balls to spare at Kotla, in the second ODI. On their home ground, the left-right combination of Virat Kohli and Gambhir put on an unbroken 209 from 179 balls - a new Indian record for the third wicket - to take India to victory in the 37th over. 22 year old Kohli smashed his seventh one day international hundred, and his second against England in three matches, while Gambhir scored 84. Kohli's was the first ton by an Indian at the Ferozeshah Kotla since Tendulkar hit a century in 1996.When England last came to India for one-dayers three years ago they lost 5-0, the tour before that it was 6-1. The 3rd ODI is on Thursday, October 20.
India 238/2 in 36.4 ov (Kohli 112*, Gambhir 84*) beat England 237 (Pietersen 46, SR Patel 42, R Vinay Kumar 4-30) by 8 wickets

300-run pitch waiting at Kotla

The Ferozeshah Kotla pitch which had been banned from hosting international games in the lead-up to the World Cup following the abandoned India-Sri Lanka ODI in Dec 2009, will be in focus when India take on England in the second ODI in Delhi. BCCI's grounds and pitches committee chairman Venkat Sundaram told Times of India: "The centre strip has been prepared for the second ODI and as is the norm for most Indian wickets, it will slow down slightly as the match progresses. But I think it's a 300-run wicket and there shouldn't be any complaints." India is still without the presence of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan. The spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who scalped three wickets apiece in Hyderabad, will again have a big role to play at the Kotla where the track was expected to assist the slow bowlers. Match begins at 2.30 pm IST.

India vs England first ODI at Hyderabad

India beat England by 126 runs [IND-ENG:1-0 (1/5)]

MS Dhoni's unbeaten 87 and Suresh Raina's 61 helped India to post a daunting total of 300/7 in the first ODI at Hyderabad. They were 126/4 after 30 overs, after a watchful start in the absence of Sachin and Sehwag.Captain Alastair Cook scored 60 but his dismissal sparked a middle-order collapse as England slid from 111-2 to 174 all out. Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets for 35 while Ravindra Jadeja bagged 3 for 34.The Television coverage of the first ODI of the series was disrupted by a picture blackout caused by a breakdown in negotiations between production company Nimbus and the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Indian government. The issue was resolved four overs into the match.
India 300 for 7 (Dhoni 87*, Raina 61) bt England 174 (Cook 60)

India vs England in India

England XI drub Hyderabad by 253 runs

England won for the second time in the space of three days thanks to a brilliant century by Jonathan Bairstow and a dream spell by leg-spinner Scott Borthwick as the two helped it drub Hyderabad by 253 runs in a day-and-night, warm-up game at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Tuesday night.
England 367/4 in 50 overs (Alastair Cook 85, Craig Kieswetter 71, Jonathan Trott 74, Jonathan Bairstow 104 not out, Mehdi Hassan three for 63) beat Hyderabad 114 in 35.3 overs (P. Akshath Reddy 37, Scott Borthwick five for 31, Stuart Meaker three for 29)

England XI beat Hyderabad XI by 56 runs in the first warm up match before the series

The England team arrived in India on Oct 4 and played their first warm up match today against Hyderabad XI. Even though Hyderabad was able to restrict England's score to 219 (47.3 ov), the visitors were still able to pull off a victory, thanks to Finn who took 4 wickets while conceding only 28 runs. The Hyderabad XI was all out for 165 (36.5 ov).

Harbhajan dropped, Tendulkar, Sehwag ruled out for England ODIs

The Indian team for the first two ODIs vs England will include off-spinner R Ashwin, in place of Harbhajan Singh, who will have leg-spinner Rahul Sharma for company. Sachin, Yuvraj, Zaheer, Sehwag were not included due to injury in the first series at home after winning the World Cup in April. Also missing from the world cup squad are Ashish Nehra, Yusuf Pathan and Piyush Chawla who were also ignored. After the World Cup victory, India won the first three ODIs on the West Indies tour but lost the two dead rubbers, before going down 0-3 to England in the ODI series in England, though they did manage a tie in the fourth game of that series. India squad for first two England ODIs: MS Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Varun Aaron, R Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Rahul Sharma, S Aravind, Manoj Tiwary, Praveen Kumar

England in India, ODI schedule

Oct 14 to Oct 29 2011

Date and TimeMatchVenue
Fri Oct 14
09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local | 05:00 EDT
1st ODI
England vs India
Mon Oct 17
09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local | 05:00 EDT
2nd ODI
England vs India
Thu Oct 20
09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local | 05:00 EDT
3rd ODI
England vs India
Sun Oct 23
09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local | 05:00 EDT
4th ODI
England vs India
Tue Oct 25
09:00 GMT | 14:30 Local | 05:00 EDT
5th ODI
England vs India
Sat Oct 29
14:30 GMT | 20:00 Local | 10:30 EDT
Only T20I
England vs India

India-England Cricket series 2011 in England

India vs England ODI Series 2011

England v India, 5th ODI, Cardiff - England beats India by 6 wickets, seals series 3-0 [IND-ENG:0-3 (5/5)]

England debutant Jonny Bairstow ruined Rahul Dravid's farewell one-day international by smashing an unbeaten 41 off 21 balls - and sharing an unbeaten 70-run stand off 40 balls with Ravi Bopara (37 not out) - to anchor his team to a six-wicket win in Cardiff on Friday. Dravid, playing his 344th and final ODI, made an assured 69 - his 83rd ODI fifty and took his career run tally in the 50-over format to 10,889. Virat Kohli struck a 93-ball 107 for his sixth one-day century as India made 304-6.
5th ODI, Cardiff: England 241 for 4 (Trott 63, Cook 50, Bairstow 41*) beat India 304 for 6 (Kohli 107, Dravid 69) by six wickets (D/L method)

England v India, 4th ODI, Lord's - England clinch one-day series after tie [IND-ENG:0-2 (4/5)]

The gripping fourth game between India and England ended in a rain-affected tie in a confusing finale at Lord's. India posted a challenging 280-5, and was looking to secure their first win of the series, but a magnificent 96 by Ravi Bopara guide England to the brink of victory. But with the rain falling and England needing 11 to win from seven balls under the Duckworth/Lewis method, the match ended in a tie.
4th ODI, Lord's: India 280 for 5 (Raina 84, Dhoni 78*) tied with England 270 for 8 in 48.5 overs (Bopara 96, Bell 54) (D/L method)

England v India, 3rd ODI, The Oval - England scrape victory over India [IND-ENG:0-2 (3/5)]

Craig Kieswetter scored 51 as England extended India's miserable summer with a three-wicket win with seven balls remaining in the third one-day international at The Oval on Friday.
Earlier, India had a disastrous start after being put in to bat, being reduced to 58-5. India recovered to 234-7 thanks to Ravindra Jadeja (78) and Mahendra Dhoni (69).
3rd ODI, The Oval: England 218 for 7 (Kieswetter 51, Bopara 40, Ashwin 3-40) beat India 234 for 7 (Jadeja 78, Dhoni 69, Anderson 3-48) by three wickets (D/L method)

England v India, 2nd ODI, The Rose Bowl - England beat India in rain-affected ODI [IND-ENG:0-1 (2/5)]

Captain Alastair Cook's unbeaten 80 off 63 balls led England to seven-wicket win over India after rain reduced the contest at the Rose Bowl to 23 overs per side. Asked to bat, India made 187-8, Ajinkya Rahane with a 54 and Suresh Raina smashing three sixes in a 19-ball 40.
2nd ODI, Southampton: England 188 for 3 (Cook 80*, Kieswetter 46, Ashwin 2-42) beat India 187 for 8 (Rahane 54, Raina 40, Swann 3-33) by seven wickets

England v India, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street - Match washed out after India score fighting total of 274 [IND-ENG:0-0 (1/5)]

Rain prevented a result in the first of England's five one-day internationals against India, at Chester-le-Street. Set 275 to win, England were 27-2 after 7.2 overs when the game was called off. Ajinkya Rahane and Parthiv Patel (95), in for the injured Sachin Tendulkar, scored 82 for the first wicket to build India a useful platform. Dravid was given out for 2 from six despite no clear evidence from Hot Spot after an appeal, and Rohit Sharma lasted only a ball, retiring hurt with a broken finger from a Broad bouncer. Even after Kohli fell for 55, India were well-placed at 204/4 heading into the final 10 overs.
1st ODI, Chester-le-Street: England 27 for 2 (Trott 14*, Bell 2*) in 7.2 overs vs India 274 for 7 (Parthiv 95, Kohli 55) - match abandoned

India vs England T20I 2011

Only T20I England v India at Old Trafford, Manchester - England win with three balls to spare‎

Eoin Morgan smashed 49 off 27 balls to help Twenty20 world champions England secure a six-wicket victory over India with three balls to spare at Old Trafford.Earlier, batting first, India had collapsed from 104-1 to 165 all out, with fast bowler Jade Dernbach taking 4-22. Veteran Rahul Dravid, whose 31 in his first, and final, Twenty20 international featured three consecutive sixes off Patel.
Twenty20 international, Old Traffford: England 169 for 4 (Morgan 49) beat India 165 (Rahane 61, Dernbach 4-22) by six wickets

Only T20I England v India at Old Trafford, Manchester - Dravid set to make T20 debut for India

Rahul Dravid, the Test specialist known as "The Wall" for his solid defense, and is 38, will play his first and last T20I match today when India takes on World Champions England. He had announced his retirement from the T20 internationals along with the retirement from the ODIs only a few days ago. He is the only Indian batsman who has performed remarkably well in the current tour of India to the England, scoring 3 centuries in the test series as India was whitewashed 4-0 by the English side. Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh are out with injuries. England are set to field some new names of their own after selecting uncapped trio Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales in their 13-man squad. India T20I team: (Possible XI) - Parthiv Patel, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt / wk), Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, R Vinay Kumar.

India vs England Test Series 2011

Fourth Test, The Oval, 5th Day - England defeat India by an innings and 8 runs to wrap up the Test Series 4-0 [IND-ENG:0-4 (4/4)]

Sachin Tendulkar came close to getting his 100th International century with 91 runs before falling lbw to Bresnan on the final day of the 4th Test against England. Tendulkar and Mishra (84) somewhat stabilized the Indian innings during the morning session when India did not lose any wickets. Mishra was bowled out by Graeme Swann, who took a total of 6 wickets to propel his team towards victory. After losing Tendulkar and Mishra, the Indian batting line-up crumbled, and from 262/5, the Indian side were all out for only 283.

England has now won the Test Series 4-0 beating India by huge margins in all tests.
Fourth Test, The Oval, day five: India 300 (Dravid 146*, Bresnan 3-54) and 283 (Tendulkar 91, Mishra 84) lose to England 591 for 6 dec by an innings and 8 runs

Fourth Test, The Oval, day four - Dravid slams 35th Test century, delays England victory

Dravid carried his bat to score 146 not out at The Oval as India recovered from their overnight position of 103-5 to post 300 all out in their first innings. It was his 3rd Test century in the series, scoring 461 runs and facing 965 balls. He's the now second-highest run scorer in Test cricket, averaging a shade under 53 for every innings he has played.At stumps, Sachin was not out on 35 and India 129-3, 162 runs behind England.
Fourth Test, The Oval, day four: India 300 (Dravid 146*, Bresnan 3-54) and 129 for 3 (Tendulkar 35*, Mishra 8*) trail England 591 for 6 dec by 162 runs

Third Test, Edgbaston, day four - India's reputation in tatters after humiliating loss [IND-ENG:0-3 (3/4)]

England beat India by an innings and 242 runs at Edgbaston to take a 3-0 lead in the series and become the world's number one Test side. The progressively one-sided wins for England - first test by 196 runs, second by 319 runs and then the third by an innings and 242 runs point only to England completing a 4-0 victory at The Oval next week.
Third Test, Edgbaston, day four: England 710 for 7 dec (Cook 294, Morgan 104) beat India 224 (Dhoni 77, Broad 4-53, Bresnan 4-62) and 244 (Dhoni 74*, Anderson 4-85) by an innings and 242 runs

Third Test, Edgbaston, day three - Cook hits 294 as England make 710-7 against India

After batting for almost 13 hours, Alastair Cook fell six runs short of a triple century at Edgbaston as England racked up the third highest Test total in their history. Cook's effort was the sixth highest score by an Englishman, and the best since Graham Gooch's 333 against India in 1990.At stumps India, who saw Virender Sehwag complete a 'king pair' before the close, were 35 for one in their second innings -- still needing 451 more runs to make England bat again.
Third Test, Edgbaston, day three: India 224 and 35 for 1 (Gambhir 14*, Dravid 18*) trail England 710 for 7 dec (Cook 294, Morgan 104, Strauss 87, Pietersen 63, Bresnan 53*) by 451 runs

Third Test, Edgbaston, day one - England dominate struggling India

The recalled Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar managed just one run between them as England, who are already 2-0 up, took command on the opening day of the third cricket Test against India at Edgbaston. England were 84 without loss at stumps, trailing by 140 after dismissing the tourists for 224 after tea.India made three changes with injured off-spinner Harbhajan Singh replaced by leg-spinner Amit Mishra, fit-again opener Sehwag coming in for Abhinav Mukund and opener Gautam Gambhir returning for the injured Yuvraj Singh.
Third Test, Edgbaston, day one: England 84 for 0 (Strauss 52*, Cook 27*) trail India 224 (Dhoni 77, Broad 4-53, Bresnan 4-62) by 140 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge, day four - England destroy India [IND-ENG:0-2 (2/4)]

England beat India by a crushing 319 run margin with a day to spare in the second test after rallying from a potentially disastrous position of 88-6 on day one at Trent Bridge. With this victory, they secured the two-match lead it needs to take cricket's No. 1 Test ranking away from India. Tim Bresnan, playing only because of the hamstring injury to Chris Tremlett, was the hero, taking five wickets after hitting a brutal 90 to set India a near-impossible target of 478 runs to win the match. Stuart Broad was declared the man-of-the-match for his 64 runs and 6-46 in the first innings, and 44 and 2-30 in the second.India were 129-8 at tea, with the help of Harbhajan Singh, whose 46 was one of the few bright spots of the Indian innings. Sachin top scored with 56.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, day four: England 221 (Broad 64, Praveen 3-45) and 544 (Bell 159, Pietersen 63, Morgan 70, Prior 73, Bresnan 90, Praveen 4-124) beat India 288 (Dravid 117, Laxman 54, Yuvraj 62, Broad 6-46) and 158 (Tendulkar 56, Bresnan 5-48) by 319 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge, day three - England lead by 374 runs

A stunning 159 from Ian Bell took England from the jaws of defeat to within sight of an incredible victory in the second Test against India. When stumps were drawn England, who started the day trailing India’s first innings by 43 runs, were 441-6 in their second innings to finish 374 runs ahead. The bizarre run-out of Ian Bell and the reinstatement was the major story of the day, with the Indian team taking the blame from English commentators first for "appealing unsportingly" and then when he was allowed to play, for "trampling the rule of law for protecting the spirit of the game". Having completed three runs with Eoin Morgan following a misfield by Praveen Kumar, he sprinted off the field believing the umpires had called time, only to see his bails removed, and given out.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, day three: England 221 and 441 for 6 (Bell 159, Pietersen 63, Morgan 70, Prior 64*) lead India 288 by 374 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge, day two - Dravid, Broad share honours

Stuart Broad took a hat-trick against India to fire England back into the second Test on a sensational second day at Trent Bridge. Broad's six-wicket haul which included a spell that read 5.1-2-5-5, all but overshadowed Rahul Dravid’s fighting century - a record-equalling 34 Test match centuries that puts him at par with Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara. It was Dravid's second consecutive hundred in the series, and his effort was well supported by half centuries from VVS Laxman (54) and comeback man Yuvraj Singh (62) which helped India earn a vital 67 run lead despite losing the last six wickets for 21. England were 24/1 at stumps, still trailing India by 43 runs. With Trott unavailable to bat in the second innings with an injury, England are effectively 24/2 leaving India still in the driver's seat despite their late collapse.
Second Test, Trent Bridge, day two: England 221 and 24 for 1 trail India 288 (Dravid 117, Yuvraj 62, Laxman 54, Broad 6-46) by 43 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge, day one - Stuart Broad leads England fightback

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Stuart Broad hit a swashbuckling fifty after the hosts collapsed to 124-8 at tea at Trent Bridge on day one of the second cricket test. An entertaining partnership of 73 between Broad (64) and Graeme Swann swung the momentum England's way and hoisted their total to a potentially competitive 221. India had won the toss and elected to bowl in the morning. India trailed by 197 runs at the close, with VVS Laxman unbeaten on 13 and Rahul Dravid on 7 not out after Abhinav Mukund had been caught by Kevin Pietersen off the first ball of the innings from James Anderson (1-10).
Second Test, Trent Bridge, day one: India 24 for 1 trail England 221 (Broad 64, Praveen 3-45, Ishant 3-66, Sreesanth 3-77) by 197 runs

Second Test, Trent Bridge - India lose Zaheer to injury

India bowler Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of Friday's second Test against England because of a hamstring injury he picked up during the first Test at Lord's last week.England (from): Andrew Strauss (Captain), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (Wicket Keeper), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, James Anderson, Steven Finn.
India (from): Mahendra Dhoni (capt, wk), Abhinav Mukund, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, Munaf Patel.
Second Test, Trent Bridge: 29 July - 2 August; Start time: 1100 BST

First Test, Lords, day five - Anderson claims five-wicket haul as England beat India [IND-ENG:0-1 (1/4)]

James Anderson bowled England to a memorable victory over India by 196 runs in the historic 2000th Test. Fast-medium bowler Anderson took 5-65 as India, which began the fifth day on 80-1, collapsed in the evening session. His haul included the wickets of Suresh Raina, who made 78, and Sachin Tendulkar, out for 12 to be left stranded on 99 international hundreds. Broad claimed 3-57.Kevin Pietersen was named man of the match for his 202 not out in the first innings. The series continues with the second Test at Trent Bridge, starting Friday.
First Test, Lords, day five: England 474 for 8 decl. (Pietersen 202*, Trott 71, Praveen 5-106) and 269 for 6 decl. (Prior 103*, Broad 74*, Ishant 4-59) beat India 286 (Dravid 103*, Broad 4-37, Tremlett 3-80) and 261 (Raina 78, Laxman 56, Anderson 5-65, Broad 3-57) by 196 runs

First Test, Lords, day four - Dravid, Laxman hold fort for India

Rahul Dravid at number 2 and Venkatsai Laxman at number 3 held firm as India eyed a record-breaking chase in the first Test. They further need 378 runs in a minimum of 98 overs to reach their victory target of 458 - which no chasing side has ever scored in the fourth innings. Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar were not available to bat in their usual positions because of injury and illness respectively.England had collapsed to five for 62 earlier, before Prior came in and scored his sixth century in 44 Tests and second in as many at Lord’s following his 126 against Sri Lanka last month. Stuart Broad, who’d led England’s attack with four for 37 in India’s first innings, gave Prior excellent support in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 162. Ishant Sharma picked up his ninth haul of four wickets or more, and ended up with 22-6-59-4 in England's 269/6 wickets declared.
First Test, Lords, day four: India 286 and 80 for 1 (Dravid 34*, Laxman 32*, Broad 1-12) need 378 to beat England 474 for 8 dec and 269 for 6 dec (Prior 103*, Broad 74*, Ishant 4-59)

First Test, Lords, day three - England opens up big lead over India despite Dravid ton

Chasing the home team's formidable first innings score of 474-8 decl, India managed 286 in reply, with the help of a 103 from Dravid. The 220-ball knock - his 33rd Test hundred - was inclusive of 15 hits to the fence. However the day belonged to England, and especially Broad, who answered his critics with a superb exhibition of fast bowling to post figures of 4-37 from 22 overs.England, who reached 5-0 in five overs at the close to establish a lead of 193 are now in total control of the match.
First Test, Lords, day three: England 474 for 8 decl and 5 for 0 lead India 286 (Dravid 103*, Abhinav 49, Broad 4-37, Tremlett 3-80) by 193 runs

First Test, Lords, day two - Kevin Pietersen hits a double as Dhoni bowls, exposing chinks in armour

England declared their innings for a mammoth 474 for 8 immediately after Kevin Pietersen reached his double on Day 2 of the Lord's test. Pietersen received ample support through stands worth 110, 120 and 61 with Ian Bell, Matt Prior and Graeme Swann. It was his fifth century at Lord's.
Indian Openers Gautam Gambhir and Abhinav Mukund played out the new ball without any hiccups to end the Day at 17/0, 457 runs behind. With Zaheer Khan out with a hamstring injury, Praveen Kumar swung his way on to the Lord's honours board through a maiden five-for, and Dhoni, in his bid to share the load with his two pacers Praveen and Ishant, bowled 8 overs for 23 runs.
First Test, Lords, day two: India 17 for 0 trail England 474 for 8 decl. (Pietersen 202*, Prior 71, Praveen 5-106) by 457 runs

First Test, Lords, day one - England make solid start

The 2000 Test match got off to a rain-disrupted start at Lord's Thursday. Jonathan Trott on 58 not out and Kevin Pietersen on 22 were at the crease when rain stopped play. Their unbroken stand of 65 came after England captain Strauss miscued Zaheer during his spell of 4-4-0-1 to be out for 22 and leave his side 62 for two wickets. An injury to tormentor-in-chief, Zaheer Khan, allowed them to breathe easy after his second spell of 11-7-9-2.
First Test, Lords, day one: England 127 for 2 (Trott 58*, Pietersen 22*, Zaheer 2-18) v India

First Test, Lords - Tendulkar could reach 100th hundred in 2000th test

Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar, 38, has the opportunity to mark the 2000 test match at the ‘home of cricket’, as Lord’s likes to call itself, with an unprecedented 100th international hundred. The match is also the 100th Test between England, who gave birth to cricket, and India, now top of the ICC’s Test rankings, the 50-over world champions and the sport’s financial powerhouse. England can overtake India at the top of the world rankings if they beat the visitors by a margin of at least two matches.
First Test, Lords: 21-25 July Start time: 1100 BST

India in England 2011

Test Series - Yuvraj makes the cut, Kohli dropped

Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar, on the verge of an unprecedented 100th international century, returned Saturday to a strong Indian squad for the upcoming Test series in England. Gautam Gambhir and Abhinav Mukund will open the innings for India in the first two tests. Sehwag who is undergoing rehabilitation following a shoulder surgery will join the squad as the 17th member after a fortnight. Yuvraj Singh was handed another Test lifeline as Virat Kohli didn't do too well in the three innings that he got in West Indies so far. Sreesanth along with Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar, complete the five-man pace attack while the two spinners are Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra. The four-Test series starts at Lord's on July 21, followed by a one-off Twenty20 match and five one-day internationals. The team for the limited-overs matches will be announced later. The series will be 77-days long. India won their last Test series in England in 2007 under Rahul Dravid. India Test Squad for England: MS Dhoni (Captain), Gautam Gambhir (vice-captain), Abhinav Mukund, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Amit Mishra, Yuvraj Singh, Wriddhiman Saha.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka - ICC cricket world cup 2011 Final

ICC World Cup 2011 Final
India Cricket team IND vs SRL Sri Lanka Cricket team
Saturday, 2 April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
India Cricket World Cup 2011
Cricket World Cup

ICC World Cup Final, India vs Sri Lanka - India power to World Cup triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103. India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings. Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni's brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.
India 277 for 4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91*) beat Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Jayawardene 103*, Sangakkara 48) by six wickets


ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Semi-Final Line up

Semi Final 1 - Tuesday, 29 March 2011 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Semi Final 2 - Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Sri Lanka Cricket team SRL vs NZL New Zealand Cricket team India Cricket team IND vs PAK Pakistan Cricket team

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 Quarter Finals

ICC World Cup 4th Quarter Final, Sri Lanka v England (Match D) - Tharanga and Dilshan crush England

England crashed out of the World Cup as Sri Lanka openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga both scored centuries in an emphatic 10-wicket quarter-final win. Earlier Jonathan Trott's stubborn 86 provided the spine as England battled to a seemingly competitive total of 229-6. Dilshan ended with 108 and Tharanga 102 as England suffered only their fifth 10-wicket one-day loss.
Sri Lanka 231 for 0 (Dilshan 108*, Tharanga 102*) beat England 229 for 6 (Trott 86, Morgan 50) by ten wickets

ICC World Cup Cricket Quarter Finals

DateStart TimeMatchVenue
Wed Mar 2308:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT 1st Quarter Final
Pakistan v West Indies
(Match C)
Thu Mar 2409:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT2nd Quarter Final
India v Australia
(Match E)
Fri Mar 2508:30 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:30 EDT3rd Quarter Final
New Zealand v South Africa
(Match F)
Sat Mar 2609:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 05:00 EDT4th Quarter Final
Sri Lanka v England
(Match D)


ICC World Cup Cricket Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 10
Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 9
Australia 6 4 1 0 1 9
New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 8
Zimbabwe 6 2 4 0 0 4
Canada 6 1 5 0 0 2
Kenya 6 0 60 0 0

ICC World Cup Cricket Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
South Africa 6 5 1 0 0 10
India 6 4 1 1 0 9
England 6 3 2 1 0 7
West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 6
Bangladesh 6 3 3 0 0 6
Ireland 6 2 4 0 0 4
Netherlands 6 0 6 0 0 0

ICC World Cup 36th Match, England v West Indies, Group B - England win keeps Cup hopes alive

England kept their World Cup campaign alive with a dramatic 18-run win over the West Indies in Chennai. Jonathan Trott (47) gave England a fast start but wickets tumbled in the middle overs and they were dismissed for 243.
The Windies looked to be cruising to victory at 222-6 in the 42nd over, but amazingly collapsed to 225 all out.
England 243 (Trott 47, Russell 4-49) beat West Indies 225 (Russell 49, Tredwell 4-48) by 18 runs

ICC World Cup 28th Match, Bangladesh v England, Group B - Bangladesh rally to shock England

Bangladesh weathered a batting collapse to pull off a shock World Cup win, after England hit a modest 225 in Chittagong but looked on course to defend it after taking five wickets for 14 runs between the 30th and 40th over. A heroic ninth-wicket stand between Shafiul Islam and Mahmudullah - 58 from 56 balls - resulted in a remarkable two-wicket win that was sealed with six deliveries remaining.
Bangladesh 227 for 8 (Kayes 60, Shahzad 3-63) beat England 225 (Trott 67, Morgan 63) by two wickets

ICC World Cup 21th Match, England v South Africa, Group B - England stun S Africa in thriller

England produced the most astonishing comeback of the World Cup to beat South Africa by six runs in Chennai. They lost two wickets in the first over and though Jonathan Trott (52) and Ravi Bopara (60) put on 99, they were bowled out for 171 in the 46th over. South Africa appeared to be coasting in reply at 124-3 but lost four wickets for three runs in five overs.
England 171 (Bopara 60, Trott 52, Tahir 4-38) beat South Africa 165 (Amla 42, Broad 4-15) by six runs

ICC World Cup 15th Match, England v Ireland, Group B - Brilliant Ireland shock England

All-rounder Kevin O'Brien smashed 113 off 63 balls - the fastest century in Cricket World Cup history - as Ireland recovered from 111-5 to overhaul their target of 328 with five balls to spare and pull off an astonishing victory over England in Bangalore. Earlier, fifties from Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell had driven England to an imposing 327-8. O'Brien, a 26-year-old all-rounder who had never made a fifty in nine previous World Cup innings, turned the match on its head with a brutal display of hitting featuring 13 fours and six sixes.
50 balls K O'Brien v Eng 2011
66 balls M Hayden v SA, 2007
67 balls J Davison v WI, 2003
72 balls Kapil Dev v Zim, 1983
72 balls A Gilchrist v SL, 2007
Ireland 329 for 7 (K O'Brien 113) beat England 327 for 8 by three wickets

ICC World Cup 11th Match, India v England, Group B - England & India in thrilling tie

A brilliant 158 from Andrew Strauss saw England tie an extraordinary World Cup group match against India in Bangalore. Strauss along with Ian Bell put England in command with a 170-run second-wicket stand, before Zaheer Khan dismissed both batsmen in successive balls. England needed 14 from the last over, but fell one run short of victory needing two off the final ball.Earlier, India scored a mammoth 338 with the help of Tendulkar's 120-run knock which came off 115 balls (5 sixes and 10 fours). Tendulkar hit his 47th century off 103 balls as India crossed the 200-run mark in the 35th over. This is Tendulkar's fifth World Cup century - the most by any player in the world.
India 338 all out in 49.5 overs (Tendulkar 120, Gambhir 51, Yuvraj 58, Bresnan 5-48) tied with England 338/8 in 50 overs (Strauss 158, Bell 69, Zaheer 3-64)

ICC World Cup 11th Match, India v England, Group B - First big test for India

India will face their first big test in the ongoing Cricket World Cup when they face England in a Group ‘B’ match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Strong contenders India beat Bangladesh in their first match while England wobbled a bit before getting past the Netherlands in their respective first outings. England captain Andrew Strauss has called on his side to ruin India's World Cup party as he believes England could conjure up a surprise.Both teams are likely to stick with the same starting XIs as in their first matches, with everyone available for the hosts apart from paceman Ashish Nehra. India captain Dhoni has warned his players they must forget about the emphatic nature of their victory over Bangladesh and not get carried away so early on in the tournament.
Start time: 09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 04:00 EST

ICC World Cup 5th Match, England v Netherlands, Group B - England sneak past Dutch

England survived a major scare in their opening World Cup match as they beat a spirited Netherlands with only eight balls to spare in Nagpur. All-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate smashed 119 from 110 balls as the Dutch took advantage of some poor England bowling and abject fielding to post 292-6.Chasing 293, Collingwood (30 off 23 balls) and Bopara (30 off 20 balls) ensured the victorious total of 296 for four with just eight balls remaining.
England 296 for 4 (Strauss 88, Trott 62) beat Netherlands 292 for 6 (ten Doeschate 119*, Cooper 47) by six wickets

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.