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Stokes, Mills get highest bidding at IPL auction

NEW DELHI: England allrounder Ben Stokes was the biggest purchase at the 2017 IPL player auction in Bangalore, finding his first Indian franchise in Rising Pune Supergiants who forked out Rs 14.5 crore for his services – more than seven ...

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Sanga stars for Lanka on rain-hit day

COLOMBO: Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Sunday. Sangakkara (72) hit his tenth 50-plus score of the year and ...

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Third Test: All set for the super Bowl

SOUTHAMPTON: England captain Alastair Cook and his Indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be pleased with the Ageas Bowl, the venue for third Test that begins here on Sunday. Like most modern-day cricketers, both Cook and Dhoni do not have ...

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2nd Test: SL on top despite Amla ton

COLOMBO: Captain Hashim Amla struck a gritty 139 not out but failed to stop Sri Lanka from taking the driver’s seat in the second and final Test against South Africa on Saturday.Amla, 31, batted for more than eight hours to ...

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Titanic tussle on the cards

SOUTHAMPTON: It is somewhat ironic that England, 0-1 down in the five-Test series against India, will launch their revival campaign at this sunny port city from where the RMS Titanic had set sail on its disastrous maiden voyage in 1912. ...

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Afghans crush Zim to level ODI series

BULAWAYO: Off-spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf took three wickets as Afghanistan skittled hosts Zimbabwe for 159 to win the fourth and final one-day international by 100 runs on Thursday and draw the series 2-2. Ashraf returned figures of three for 29 and ...

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Teamwork gives India a headstart

SOUTHAMPTON: With the Indian players savouring their splendid 95-run win over England at Lord’s, the mood was upbeat when the cricket caravan rolled into sunny Southampton on Wednesday. Having let their hair down after a gripping Test match, MS Dhoni ...

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