Cricket Matches News 2014

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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

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

Sri Lanka in India 2014

Nov 2-16, 2014

Sri Lanka to play 5 ODIs

Sri Lanka will play 5 ODIs in India after West Indies decided to pull out of the ongoing tour of India. India currently sits in third position behind South Africa and Australia, and leads fourth-ranked Sri Lanka by two ratings points.

Results: ODI, India won 5-0.
India vs Sri Lanka Cricket Series 2014


Sun Nov 2 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 1st ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Thu Nov 6 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 2nd ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Sun Nov 9 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 3rd ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Thu Nov 13 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 4th ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Sun Nov 16 [08:00 GMT | 13:30 local | 03:00 EST] 5th ODI
India vs Sri Lanka
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

Rohit Sharma Sets World Record as Highest Scoring Batsman in ODI

Rohit Sharma, today made history by scoring 264 runs in the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka at Kolkata to become the Highest Scoring Batsman in One Day International Cricket. Sharma got to this landmark high score of his career in only 173 balls, in an innings that commentators referred to as "one of the greatest innings you will ever see in cricket."
Becoming the highest scorer in ODIs is not the only World Record that Rohit Sharma set today. He also became the first batsman in history to score two double centuries in ODIs. Sharma's first ODI double century came against Australia last year in Bangalore where he scored 209 off 158 balls.

Indian batsmen at the top of list among Highest ODI Scorers

It's a matter of pride for India that the top four spots of Highest Individual Scores in ODI Cricket are held by Indian batsmen. Rohit Sharma's name appears twice in the top four and the other two spots are held by Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar who are in the 2nd and 4th positions respectively.

Highest Scoring ODI Batsmen in History

1. Rohit Sharma, India - 264
2. Virender Sehwag, India - 219
3. Rohit Sharma, India - 209
4. Sachin Tendulkar, India - 200*
5. Charles Coventry, Zimbabwe - 194*
6. Saeed Anwar, Pakistan - 194

India vs Sri Lanka ODI Series

India whitewash Sri Lanka 5-0, on top of the ICC ODI table

Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten 139 to guide India to a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fifth and final match of the series, earning the World Champions the top rank on the ICC ODI Team Rankings. India had started the series at the third position on 113 ratings points and has finished on 117 ratings points. Sri Lanka have retained their fourth position but slipped to 108 ratings.
Sun, Nov 2 India won by 169 runs
Thu, Nov 6 India won by 6 wickets
Sun, Nov 9 India won by 6 wickets
Thu, Nov 13 India won by 153 runs
Sun, Nov 16 India won by 3 wickets

Reported Earlier: India’s captain for the first three ODIs will be Virat Kohli, who will be aiming to regain the number-one ranking in the series. The last time Sri Lanka toured India for a bilateral series was in 2009 and the last time Sri Lanka played India in India was in the 2011 World Cup final, which India won comfortably.

India Squad: (first 3 ODIs) Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Akshar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron.
Sri Lanka Squad: (first 3 ODIs) Angelo Mathews (Capt), Kusal Janith Perera, T.M Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Gamage, Chathuranga De Silva, Seekuge Prasanna, Suraj Randeev.

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.
India vs England Cricket Series 2014


India in Bangladesh 2014

Jun 15 to 19 2014

India to play 3 ODIs

India will play three ODIs in Bangladesh. All three ODIs will be at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka and are slated to start at 11 am BDT (10:30 am IST). The week-long tour to Bangladesh was announced only a month ago and, with India resting marquee names like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja, interest from broadcasters is low. The Indian side will be led by Suresh Raina.
India vs Bangladesh Cricket Series 2014

Teams and Schedule

India Squad: Suresh Raina (captain), Robin Uthappa, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Kedar Jadhav, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Parvez Rasool, Akshar Patel, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma and Amit Mishra.

Bangladesh Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain/wicketkeeper), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mithun Ali, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.

All matches are D/N and will start at 07:00 GMT | 13:00 local | 03:00 EDT.

2014 ICC World Twenty20, Bangladesh

ICC WT20 2014 in Bangladesh

2014 world twenty20 cricketThe 2014 ICC World Twenty20 will be the fifth ICC World Twenty20 competition, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that will take place in Bangladesh from 16 March to 6 April, 2014 and is scheduled to be played in four cities in Bangladesh - Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Kaksbajar (Cox's Bazar). The official hashtag is #wt20

ICC World Twenty20 2014 News | Championship Schedule | Groups & Points | Teams | WT20 Warm-up Matches | WT20 Blog

WT20 Final

World Twenty20 Final: India vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2014 Champions

Sri Lanka finally broke their World T20 jinx to finish champions, chasing down India's modest score of 130 for 4. Sri Lanka were beaten in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup finals and the 2009 and 2012 World T20 finals. Despite a belligerent 77 by Virat Kohli, India couldn't accelerate the score in the final overs due to Yuvraj’ Singh'’s excruciatingly slow innings of 11 off 21. The last four overs were a calamity for India as Kohli faced just eight deliveries and India scored only 19 runs. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni came in with only 11 deliveries left and found it difficult to accelerate the pace of scoring.

Man of the Match Kumar Sangakkara become the fourth player after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis to score 25,000 international runs during the 35-ball 52 - his last T20. Virat Kohli won the World Twenty20 player of the tournament award for his 319 runs - including innings of 36 not out against Pakistan, 54 against the West Indies, 57 not out against Bangladesh, 23 against Australia and a match-winning 72 not out against South Africa in the semi-final.

Reported Earlier: Covers on at Mirpur stadium, and the final of the ICC World T20 between India and Sri Lanka is likely to be delayed because of steady rainfall.

India XI: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma
Sri Lanka XI: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga (Captain)
WT20 Final - Sri Lanka 132/4 in 17.5 ov (Sangakkara 52*) beat India 130/4 in 20 ov (Kohli 77, Rohit 29) by 6 wickets with 13 balls remaining

India on the cusp of record treble

World ODI Champions India is looking to seal an unprecedented limited-overs treble when they meet Sri Lanka in Sunday's World Twenty20 final. After winning the 2011 50-over World Cup final in Mumbai - when Sachin Tendulkar was still part of the Indian team - MS Dhoni led India to Champions Trophy glory in England two years later. They now stand just one match away from becoming the first country to hold three major titles at the same time. Meanwhile, this will be the last game in the shortest format for Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.
WT20 Final - India vs Sri Lanka (starts at 19:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT)

World Twenty20 2014 Semi Finals

Semi Final 2, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur

Kohli takes India into the Final

Virat Kohli scored 72 from 44 balls to help India chase down the 172 South Africa put on board after winning the toss and batting first.

Reported earlier: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first against India. Faf du Plessis comes in for Farhaan Behardien for South Africa while Team India remain unchanged from their last match. Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammed Shami remain out of playing XI as Ajinkya Rahane and Mohit Sharma stays in the team. The first semi-final was disrupted due to rain and hailstorm, which resulted in a 27-run victory by D/L method for Sri Lanka, and the weather forecast for tonight predicts heavy rain once again.

India XI: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma
South Africa XI: de Kock, Amla, de Villiers, Duminy, Miller, du Plessis, A Morkel, Steyn, Hendricks, Tahir, Parnell
WT20 Semi Final 2, India 176/4 in 19.1 ov (Kohli 72*, Rahane 32) beat South Africa 172/4 (F du Plessis 58, Duminy 45*, Ashwin 3-22) by 6 wickets

Semi Final 1, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur

Rain dashes Windies hopes, Sri Lanka in final

In Dhaka, Sri Lanka made 160 for six, and the rain and hail which stopped play when West Indies were on 80/4 from 13.5 overs made sure the Lankans progressed to Sunday's final with a 27-run Duckworth-Lewis victory. The win was sweet revenge for Sri Lanka who lost the 2012 final to the West Indies in Colombo. Sri Lanka had raced to 41 in the fourth over thanks to Dilshan and Kusal Perera, before they lost three wickets in the space of 15 balls. Jayawardene was run out without facing a single ball. Dilshan made a run-a-ball 39 before he ran himself out.

Reported earlier: Lasith Malinga, who skippered the team in Sri Lanka's last group match against New Zealand, will captain the team in the absence of their first-choice skipper Dinesh Chandima. All eyes will be on Rangana Herath, whose scintillating figures of 5/3 against New Zealand in their final group stage match propelled the islanders into the semis.

Sri Lanka XI: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekkuge Prasanna, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga (Captain)
West Indies XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Darren Sammy (Captain), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie
WT20 Semi Final 1, Sri Lanka 160/6 (Thirimanne 44, Mathews 40*) beat West Indies 80/4 in 13.5 ov by 27 runs (D/L method)

ICC World Twenty20 2014 Championships

Twenty20 supremacy at stake

Pakistan, Australia favourites

Oscar-winning Indian music composer AR Rahman and Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon performed together in the unnamed opening ceremony concert of the 2014 Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh on Thursday, March 13.

It will be the biggest multi-nation tournament ever held in Bangladesh in terms of participating teams, as 16 men’s teams — 10 full members and six qualifiers — and eight women’s teams will take part in the mega event which will be played from March 16 to April 6 next year in four venues across the country.

Australia, still trying to win their maiden World T20 trophy, and Pakistan, champions of 2009 edition, have credentials to be labelled as strong contenders. Defending champions West Indies would like to prove that their triumph in 2012 was no flash in pan while Sri Lanka will like to be third time lucky having lost two finals in 2009 and 2012 respectively. India, Champions of the inaugural edition of 2007, will be looking to make amends for their dismal run starting with two series abroad in South Africa, New Zealand and then the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. Two and half months into 2014, India have only two international victories - that too against minnows Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Asia Cup Cricket 2014

Asia Cup Cricket 2014 in Bangladesh

Asia Cup 2014 LogoIndia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will take part in the 12th edition of the Asia Cup for cricket, which will be held in Bangladesh from 25 February to 8 March 2014. Afghanistan will be taking part for the first time.
Each side will play each other once in the group stages.
Asia Cup Cricket 2014

Asia Cup 2014 Schedule

Date Match Venue
25 February
Pakistan vs Sri LankaKhan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium
26 February
Bangladesh vs IndiaKhan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium
27 February
Afghanistan vs PakistanKhan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium
28 February
India vs Sri LankaKhan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium
1 March
Bangladesh vs AfghanistanKhan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium
2 March
India vs PakistanShere Bangla National Stadium
3 March
Afghanistan vs Sri LankaShere Bangla National Stadium
4 March
Bangladesh vs PakistanShere Bangla National Stadium
5 March
Afghanistan vs IndiaShere Bangla National Stadium
6 March
Bangladesh vs Sri LankaShere Bangla National Stadium
8 March
Finals: Sri Lanka vs PakistanShere Bangla National Stadium
Winners in BOLD.

India in New Zealand 2014

19 January to 18 February 2014

India to play 2 Tests, 5 ODIs

India will tour New Zealand for a month in mid-January, 2014, for five ODIs and two Tests, with the first One Day International to be played on January 19 and the second Test ending on February 18.
India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2014


New Zealand vs India 1st Test

Auckland, Day four: India lose by 40 runs

India's highest fourth innings total against New Zealand was not enough as the hosts edged to a 40-run victory - Kiwis' first victory against India since 2002 - in the first Test after a tense finish in Auckland. Neil Wagner (eight for 126 in the match) delivered four wickets as the Black Caps bowled India out for 366 after they resumed at 87-1 on day four. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (39 off 41) was out for a controversial dismissal by Neil Wagner, which left India 362/9 and the Test was over three balls later. With this India have lost 10 out of the last 11 overseas Tests contested.
Day four: New Zealand 503 & 105 beat India 202 & 366 (Dhawan 115) by 40 runs

India vs New Zealand One Day Internationals

Wellington ODI: India lose by 87 runs; IND-NZL:0-4(5/5)

New Zealand defeated India by 87 runs in the final ODI to complete a 4-0 drubbing. Ross Taylor made his 2nd-straight century and Kane Williamson his 5th consecutive fifty as the kiwis made 303/5. Chasing the mammoth Kiwis total, India's batting floundered miserably again after they slumped to 30/3 with debutant Matt Henry picking up two wickets. They finished up all out for 216.
India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI: New Zealand 303/5 beat India 216 (49.4 ov) by 87 runs

New Zealand Test team

Kiwis Name Unchanged Squad

New Zealand made no changes to the twelve players who won the second and third Tests against the West Indies last month with the 29-year-old Jesse Ryder added as cover for Ross Taylor. In March last year, "bad boy" Ryder suffered a fractured skull and was placed in an induced coma in hospital after being beaten up outside a bar.

New Zealand Test squad against India: Brendon McCullum (Captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Jesse Ryder, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (Wicket Keeper), Kane Williamson

India in New Zealand 2014

19 January to 18 February 2014

India to play 2 Tests, 5 ODIs

India will tour New Zealand for a month in mid-January, 2014, for five ODIs and two Tests, with the first One Day International to be played on January 19 and the second Test ending on February 18.
India vs New Zealand Cricket Series 2014


Latest News from the World of Cricket

Jan 17, 2014

Teams announce WT20 probables list

India WT20 Squad announced: Gambhir, Sehwag not in the list of 30. Do you think the reason behind this is the MS Dhoni versus the Delhi openers rift?!

NZ's Anderson scores fastest ODI century

ODI World Record

Corey Anderson's fastest ODI ton came off 36 balls

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson, 23, scored the quickest century ever in ODI cricket on Wednesday, taking just 36 balls against the West Indies Cricket team to break the world record long held by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi. Afridi had slammed a 37-ball ton 17 years ago.

In a match limited to 21 overs each, New Zealand made 283/4, with left-hander Corey Anderson scoring an unbeaten 131 from 47 balls. He hit 14 of New Zealand's 22 sixes, in a match that the Kiwis comprehensively won by 159 runs. His partner Jesse Ryder smacked the sixth fastest century of all time - reaching 100 off 46 balls. Anderson and Ryder put on 191 for the fourth wicket.
to 100
Corey AndersonNew Zealand131*36614West IndiesJan 1 2014
Shahid AfridiPakistan10237611Sri LankaOct 4 1996
Mark BoucherSouth Africa147*44810ZimbabweSep 20 2006
Brian LaraWest Indies11745184BangladeshOct 9 1999
Shahid AfridiPakistan10245109IndiaApr 15 2005

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.