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West Indies openers in command on day one
West Indies openers in command on day one

The first scoring shot said virtually everything about the opening day of the first New Zealand test at Hamilton: a loosener from Dion Nash wide outside West Indies opener Sherwin Campbell's off stump casually flicked high over point for four

Bihar enter Cooch Behar final
Bihar enter Cooch Behar final

Bihar, on the basis of their first innings lead of 140 runs, entered the final of the Cooch Behar Trophy (under-19) tournament at the Keenan stadium in Jamshedpur on Tuesday

Punjab to meet Bihar in final
Punjab to meet Bihar in final

Not unexpectedly, Punjab made it to the title round of the Cooch Behar Trophy in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, by virtue of their first innings lead of 249 runs against Madhya Pradesh at the Telco club ground

Hyderabad post comfortable win
Hyderabad post comfortable win

Hyderabad beat Kerala by six wickets in their South Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy match at Calicut yesterday

First Test Preview: New Zealand v West Indies
First Test Preview: New Zealand v West Indies

As if to emulate each other, both teams to contest this 1st Test have some injury worries

Assam survives late scare
Assam survives late scare

Orissa almost pulled off a fabulous victory over Assam in their East Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy match at Guwahati yesterday

Bengal take first innings honours
Bengal take first innings honours

Bengal collected first innings points against Bihar in their East Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy match at Jamshedpur which ended in a draw yesterday

Andhra hold the aces
Andhra hold the aces

Andhra were in a strong position against Tamil Nadu after the second day of their South Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy match at Vishakapatnam

Campbell on fire
Campbell on fire

Sherwin Campbell, the 29-year-old Barbadian opening batsman who seems to get better with every passing innings, stole most of the limelight when he scored his second hundred of the match as the West Indies` four-day match bustled along to its

West Indies stretched
West Indies stretched

There should have been some alarm bells ringing gently in the West Indian camp when their bowlers took most of a rain-affected day to finish off Auckland's first innings

Bradfield helps EP draw with Natal
Bradfield helps EP draw with Natal

Eastern Province opener Carl Bradfield batted for the whole day at Kingsmead on Monday to ensure their SuperSport Series Super Eights match against Natal ended in a draw

Australia wrap it up quickly
Australia wrap it up quickly

Since the 1993/94 season, Australia has not lost a Test series at home and India not won one away

UP claim first innings points
UP claim first innings points

Uttar Pradesh took first innings points against Rajasthan as their Central Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy match at Bhilwara ended in a draw yesterday

WI pacers lacking bite
WI pacers lacking bite

Late afternoon rain cut two hours from the second day of West Indies

Tough task ahead for Natal
Tough task ahead for Natal

It was a Sunday stroll for batsmen at Kingsmead yesterday and despite classy centuries from Andrew Hudson and Errol Stewart, Natal will find it tough to bowl Eastern Province out today and set up victory in their SuperSport Series Super Eights game

Australians punish wilting Indians
Australians punish wilting Indians

Other than for one session at its very outset, this first Test between Australia and India here at the Adelaide Oval has been characterised by the home team's indomitable capacity to wear down its opponent

Dharmani, Nayyar in big stand
Dharmani, Nayyar in big stand

The competitive interest of the Duleep Trophy semifinal between North Zone and Central Zone at Guwahati ended after 11.3 overs play on the final morning on Monday

West Zone meet North Zone in Duleep final
West Zone meet North Zone in Duleep final

With West Zone having made virtually sure of a berth in the Duleep Trophy final at stumps on the fourth day on Sunday, the final day's play of their semifinal against East Zone at the Eden Gardens in Calcutta was only of academic interest

Delhi's strong reply against Bihar
Delhi's strong reply against Bihar

Delhi, not at all overawed by Bihar's imposing first innings total of 398, replied with 115 for two at close of play on the second day of their Cooch Behar Trophy semifinal at the Keenan stadium in Jamshedpur on Monday

Manish, Yuvraj put Punjab on top
Manish, Yuvraj put Punjab on top

Centuries by Manish Sharma and skipper Yuvraj Singh helped Punjab take a stranglehold on their Cooch Behar Trophy semifinal against Madhya Pradesh at stumps on the second day at the Telco club ground in Jamshedpur on Monday