Free Press Journal
  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 5 at Kolkata

    Sri Lanka’s tour of India came to life on day four at Eden Gardens, Kolkata as India bounced back in style and ended the day at 171/1 and now lead by 49 runs. India’s counterattack was led by Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 94 runs and added 166 runs for the first wicket with KL Rahul. India batted beautifully to set up the match on Day 5.

  • Cricket’s lost talents! Salil Ankola: Test debut with Tendulkar, and now an actor

    November 15, 1989, National Stadium, Karachi. Test match number 1127. India vs Pakistan. No one can forget the date and the match. It was Sachin Tendulkar’s debut. But there was another talent who geared up for the Test… Salil Ankola, who later went on to become an actor after a brief cricketing stint.

  • Lanka marching towards lead

    Kolkata : Lahiru Thirimanne (51) and Angelo Mathews (52) struck half-centuries after Sri Lanka bowled out India for a meagre 172 as the visitors closed in on a first innings lead in the opening Test against India.

  • Shami injury not serious, says Cheteshwar Pujara

    Kolkata : Injury-prone Mohammad Shami walked off the field after failing to complete his 14th over but top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara insisted that the injury was not “serious” and the pacer would be back in action today.

  • Game nicely balanced at Eden Gardens with two days to go

    Kolkata : Fighting fifties from Angelo Mathews (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (51) helped Sri Lanka to within seven runs of the Indian first innings total, with six wickets in tact at stumps on day three. The duo played and missed with great regularity, but hung around long enough to reap rewards, when the bowlers erred in the desperation for wickets. They stitched the highest stand of the match so far, adding 99

  • A camp before India’s SA tour

    Kolkata : The BCCI will squeeze in a camp for the Indian cricket team ahead of its gruelling South Africa tour, the Board’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said on Saturday.

  • ‘India’s pace attack top class’

    Kolkata : Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews has rated India’s pace attack comprising Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav as top class and said that the batsmen cannot afford to relax against them.

  • Delhi leave Maharashtra in tatters

    New Delhi : Ishant Sharma gave a timely reminder to the selectors with a hostile spell of fast bowling as Delhi reduced Maharashtra to 59 for 8 after scoring a healthy 419 in the first innings of a Ranji Tropohy group D encounter.

  • Slender 7-run lead for Saurashtra

    Thiruvananthapuram : Robin Uthappa hit 86 as Saurashtra managed to take a slender seven-run first innings lead over Kerala, scoring 232 all out on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match here.

  • Karnataka in driving seat

    Kanpur : Overnight batsmen Dega Nischal (195) and Manish Pandey (238) played brilliant individual knocks to help Karnataka post 642/7 at stumps against Uttar Pradesh on Day 2 of a sixth round match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament.

  • Ricky Ponting feels Tim is the best

    Sydney : Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday threw his weight behind wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine, who was recalled to the Test side after a seven-year absence for the opening two Ashes Tests against England.