International Games

Mendis ton lifts Sri Lanka

Sports Live: A century from Kusal Mendis and a Upul Tharanga fifty have set Sri Lanka on the way to a big total in the second ODI against Bangladesh in Dambulla on Tuesday. The hosts now have 216 for 4 in 37.4 overs with Mendis just returning to the pavillion after making 102 from 107 balls. The opener's strike hit bowler Taskin Ahmed and went upwards as he took an easy catch. Sri Lanka... details

Tigers take on Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI tomorrow

Sports Live:  Rejuvenated Bangladesh after their thumping victory over host Sri Lanka in the first ODI will go in tomorrow's 2nd ODI as a favourite against the host with an aim to wrap the three-match series. The day/night match kicks off at 3 pm (BST) scheduled to be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. In the first match Bangladesh proved that the win over... details

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in 1st ODI

Sports Live: A beautiful Tamim Iqbal century lead Bangladesh to a 90-run win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI match at Dambulla on Saturday.Century by Tamim and two half centuries by Sabbir Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan scored 324 runs for 5 wickets in the allotted 50-over to set the decent target for the hosts. Tamim scored 127 (142) runs with 15 fours and a six while Shakib earned 72 (71) runs... details

India’s Manohar to stay on as ICC chairman

Sports Live: India’s Shashank Manohar has deferred his resignation as the chairman of the International Cricket Council to see through a reform programme, the game’s world governing body said on Friday. Manohar quit earlier this month in the middle of an overhaul of the ICC’s governance designed to reduce the power of cricket’s most powerful nations — India,... details

‘India have been overconfident vs Australia’

Sports Live: Former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson has said that India have been overconfident in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia and the scoreline shows that. He added that the hosts will be nervous in the Dharamsala Test which is due to begin on March 25. After playing three Tests in Pune, Bengaluru and Ranchi, the series is currently locked at 1-1 with the fourth and... details

Shakib confirms status as top Test all-rounde

  Sports Live: Bangladesh cricket superstar Shakib Al Hasan, who took six wickets in Colombo, has displaced Indian cricketer Ashwin from the top rank in the list of all-rounders after the two players inter-changed positions two times last week. The Bangladesh pair of Shakib Al Hasan (21st) and Mushfiqur Rahim (28th), Australia’s Peter Handscomb (35th) and New Zealand... details

Shakira to skip Lionel Messi’s wedding!

Sports Live: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique`s celebrated wife Shakira will skip his teammate Lionel Messi`s wedding due to a long-term feud. According to The Sun, the 40-year-old singer was asked to be a guest for the star striker`s wedding with long-time partner Antonella Roccuzzo on June 24. Reportedly, Pique too won`t be attending the wedding due to his wife`s personal problems.A... details

Shakib hits 5th Test century

Sports Live: Ace allrounder Shakib Al Hasan hit his career fifth Test century, the first against Sri Lanka, on third day of during the second Test against Sri Lanka held on Friday at P Sara Oval, Colombo. The left handed batsman Shakib got to the useful century in the 111th over on the third day with a well-timed sweep off Dilruwan Perera. But three overs later, he became victim of Lakshan... details

‘Roger Federer powers past Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios beats Djokovic’

  Sports Live: Roger Federer played superbly to claim a third straight win over Rafael Nadal for the first time in his career and reach the last eight in Indian Wells. The Swiss, 35, won 6-2 6-3 to follow up his Australian Open final victory over the Spaniard two months ago, when Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title. He will next face Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, who upset world... details

Green grass of New Zealand delights South Africa

Sports Live:After four days of rain the covers were peeled off the Basin Reserve wicket on Tuesday and to South Africa's delight it was green ahead of the second Test against New Zealand. The greener the better in Wellington has been New Zealand's mantra in the past. But their tone has been softened for the second Test starting Thursday, given the ruthlessness of South Africa's pace... details

Kohli thanks Anushka for ‘righteousness’ in Women’s Day

      Sports Live: Indian skipper Virat Kohli dedicated a special Women’s Day message to girlfriend Anushka Sharma and his mother. In a photo collage posted on Instagram, the cricketer praised the two women with a beautiful caption. “Happy women’s day to every woman out there, but especially to the two strongest women in my life”, he wrote on the photo-sharing... details

Kusal Mendis helps Sri Lanka take command on Day 1

  Sports Live: Sri Lanka and Bangladesh last played a Test in 2014, a series in which Kumar Sangakkara went on to muster his highest Test score of 319. The two sides, till then, were used to one-sided battles, with the southpaw scoring tons of runs and Muttiah Muralitharan having accounted for as many as 89 wickets. Even the collective effort of the entire Bangladesh side often fell... details

England scores late to beat US in She Believes Cup

Sports Live: Ellen White's 89th-minute strike lifted England to a 1-0 victory over the United States on Saturday in the She Believes Cup at Harrison, New Jersey. In front of a sell-out crowd of 25,000 at Red Bull Arena, England's well-orchestrated defense frustrated the reigning Women's World Cup champions before White slotted home from close-range at the death. England's women had only... details