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  • As it happened: India vs England, Hockey World Cup

    June 2, 2014 5:59 PM 11

    9:10 pm: So friends, this is it from me tonight. Hope you liked our coverage. Congratulations to all the England fans. Hard luck for India again. India would hope for a win against Spain on Thursday. Till then... Take care... Good bye. 9:04 pm: What a nail-biting finish to this game. England take home three points. Hard luck for India as they concede

  • England v Sri Lanka / News Analysis

    June 2, 2014 5:39 PM 15

    You could argue that, if England are to challenge at the World Cup, the best thing to happen to them would be to experience defeat in the final match of the ODI series against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston. Were England to win the game, and with it a series that is currently tied 2-2, it might convince them that the make-up of their current side - with only four frontline

  • AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla vie for South Africa Test captaincy

    June 2, 2014 5:33 PM 12

    Star batsmen AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla are the leading candidates to succeed Graeme Smith as South Africa's Test captain. Cricket South Africa's board meets in Johannesburg on Tuesday to make what is seen as a crucial decision after a decade of Smith at the helm. Smith captained South Africa in a world-record 109 Tests before announcing his retirement

  • India lose after conceding late again at hockey World Cup  

    June 2, 2014 5:09 PM 14

    THE HAGUE: India crashed to their second defeat in the men's hockey World Cup by conceding a late goal yet again to go down 1-2 against England at the Kyocera Stadium on Monday. England prevailed through a 69th-minute penalty corner rebound conversion by Simon Mantell. India had an equal run of play against England, and even saw a penalty stroke being

  • South Africa news: Hashim Amla likely to get South Africa test captaincy.

    June 2, 2014 5:04 PM 10

    Opener Hashim Amla has emerged as the front runner to take over the Test captaincy of South Africa's national cricket team. The new leader is expected to be unveiled at the Cricket South Africa meeting on June 3, 2014. Amla made himself available for the position on his return from Surrey after his county stint. He has now moved up the order ahead of AB de Villiers

  • Australia down Spain at hockey World Cup  

    June 2, 2014 5:00 PM 15

    HAGUE: Australia's men strolled to a 3-0 win over Spain at the hockey World Cup in The Hague on Monday, with coach Ric Charlesworth unhappy that his side didn't score more. The Spaniards drew their opening game with England but were no match for the Australians, who seized the momentum early on thanks to Tim Deavin sliding in the opening goal after only two minutes

  • Kevin Pietersen says 'game changer' Jos Buttler should be in England's Test side

    June 2, 2014 4:45 PM 9

    Kevin Pietersen says England have to find a place for Jos Buttler in their Test side immediately as the wicketkeeper is a 'game changer'. Buttler scored the fastest one-day international century by an Englishman at Lord's on Saturday but is down the pecking order for a Test spot. And Vaughan replied: 'Spot on Dave... Only in England do we look at what can go wrong

  • Peter Moores calls for a 'complete' England performance in decider against Sri Lanka

    June 2, 2014 3:02 PM 8

    Peter Moores is calling on England to produce a 'complete' performance at Edgbaston to kickstart his new era with a series victory at the first attempt. England, who have twice led the Royal London one-day international series against Sri Lanka, face a decider on Tuesday after the tourists held their nerve to inch a seven-run win at Lord’s two days ago. For Moores

  • Pepsi Indian Premier League

    June 2, 2014 2:34 PM 12

    1 The number of runs Chennai Super Kings seamer Mohit Sharma has scored in his entire T20 career. He scored this run during the second qualifier against Kings XI Punjab. Prior to that game, he had played 38 T20 matches - but batted only three times - without scoring a run. 2 Number of Man-of-the-Match awards Sandeep Sharma won during the five IPL games

  • Maria Sharapova rallies to advance to French Open quarters

    June 2, 2014 2:22 PM 9

    Reeled off the last nine games to comeback and beat Samantha Stosur 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 It might seem unlikely for a player to go from merely mediocre to nearly perfect right smack-dab in the middle of a match, yet that's what Maria Sharapova did in the French Open's fourth round. Shouting and shaking her fists after plenty of points, 2012 champion Sharapova