Commonwealth Games: Sardar Singh suspended for semi-final against New Zealand

In a huge jolt to Indian men`s hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been suspended for the semi-final match against New Zealand Saturday following his yellow card for a dangerous slide tackle in pool A match against South Africa at the Commonwealth Games here.

CWG: Indian eves lose 0-3 to NZ in Glasgow Games hockey

India eves failed to keep their winning momentum going as they were blanked 0-3 by higher-ranked New Zealand in their second Group match at the 20th Commonwealth Games, here today.

Indian women lose warm-up tie against New Zealand by 17 runs

Skipper Mithali Raj made a strokeful half-century but could not save India from a 17-run defeat in their first warm-up match against New Zealand in the ICC Women`s World Twenty20 Championship here today.

BCCI likely to take stock of India`s overseas debacle

The BCCI is likely to summon under-fire captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher for a meeting to take stock of the Indian cricket team`s disastrous overseas record in the last three years.

2nd Test: Rahane shines at Basin Reserve with maiden ton

India have tightened noose against New Zealand on Day 2 of the second Test at Basin Reserve, kudos to Ajinkya Rahane`s blistering ton and skipper MS Dhoni`s magnificent half-century that came at a time when India was struggling at 228 for 6 after lunch.

Brendon McCullum stopped a nation: Hesson

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson today said skipper Brendon McCullum`s epic triple hundred in the drawn Test against India brought the whole country to a stop like never before.

Has MS Dhoni outlived his shelf life as Test captain?

It`s probably time for MS Dhoni to step down from Test captaincy.

Time has come to look beyond "defensive" Dhoni, says Mohinder Amarnath

Former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath says the time has come to remove Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy as his "defensive approach" has resulted in the country`s prolonged failure on foreign soil.

MS Dhoni harps on positive but has nothing to show

India`s dismal overseas Test record is threatening to hit Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s run as captain but the man in the line of fire continues to harp on the "positives" even though his own assesment of the team`s troubles runs longer than the gains he can list.

2nd Test: Quite a good performance by team, says MS Dhoni

Despite his team overwhelmingly crushed by New Zealand during the tour, India skipper Mahendra Singh today put up a brave front, saying it was "quite a good performance" by his team in the Test matches.

MS Dhoni must take a few risks to win abroad: Rahul Dravid

Former captain Rahul Dravid has backed the underfire Mahendra Singh Dhoni to stay on as Test skipper for at least a year but added that he would need to take a "few risks" to win abroad.

Syed Kirmani bats for underfire Dhoni, downplays string of losses

Former stumper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday backed Mahendra Singhi Dhoni`s captaincy, saying too much should not be read into India`s fourth consecutive series loss overseas as he felt every team goes through a bad phase.

1st Test, Day 5: India vs New Zealand - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights on the fifth and final day of the second cricket Test between India and New Zealand here on Tuesday.

Amit Mishra should have been given a chance: Ghavri

Leggie Amit Mishra, who has been virtually a passenger with the Indian touring team without getting into the playing eleven, should have been tried out by the team management during the New Zealand series to show his mettle, said former India pacer Karsan Ghavri here today.

I`ll remember the innings for rest of my life: McCullum

He became the first New Zealand batsman to score a triple hundred and skipper Brendon McCullum today said the epic innings will be etched in his memory for the rest of his life.

2nd Test: 'Run-machine` Virat Kohli scores match saving ton

The new `run machine` of Indian cricket, Virat Kohi once again scored a cracking ton on the last day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at Basin Reserve on Tuesday.

Brendon McCullum shows maturity with triple-century

Brendon McCullum showed his growing maturity and desire to stamp his mark on New Zealand with an inspirational triple-century that salvaged the second test against India and sealed a 1-0 series win on Tuesday.

India retain second position in ICC Test team rankings

India have retained their second position in the ICC Test team rankings following a draw in the second and final Test today against New Zealand, which won the series 1-0.

India end ignominious NZ tour with 0-1 loss in Test series

India ended the ignominious tour of New Zealand by drawing the second and final cricket Test after home team skipper Brendon McCullum became the first Kiwi batsman to hit a triple-century and stage an incredible turnaround to clinch the the two-match series 1-0, here today.

India vs New Zealand: 1st Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

Statistical highlights on day four of the second and final cricket Test between India and New Zealand at Basin Reserve here on Monday.