Joe Mennie cleared of serious injury after head blow

Joe Mennie cleared of serious injury after head blow

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.24 : Australian fast bowler Joe Mennie has been cleared of any serious injury after he was struck by a ball during a training session for the the Big Bash League ( BBL) clash at the Gabba on Monday.

The 28-year-old sustained a blow to the head while preparing for his side Sydney Sixers' semi-final clash against Brisbane Heat to be held on Wednesday.

Mennie was initially given a concussion test before being taken to a hospital for further observation.

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Shakib, Latham achieve career-best spots in ICC Test rankings

Shakib, Latham achieve career-best spots in ICC Test rankings

Dubai [UAE], Jan.24 : Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and New Zealand opener Tom Latham have attained career-best spots in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following the second Test between the two sides in Christchurch, which the home side went on to win by nine wickets to complete a 2-0 series whitewash.

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Wriddhiman Saha's maiden double ton helps Rest of India clinch Irani Cup

Wriddhiman Saha's maiden double ton helps Rest of India clinch Irani Cup

Mumbai [India], Jan.24 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha smashed his maiden double century while Cheteshwar Pujara notched his 37th first-class century as Rest of India defeated Gujarat by six wickets to retain Irani Trophy at Brabourne Stadium here on Tuesday.

Chasing a daunting target of 379 runs, Saha struck 26 boundaries and six sixes in his unbeaten 203-run knock besides sharing a massive 316-run stand for fifth wicket with first drop Pujara (unbeaten at 116) to ensure his side came out victorious.

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Australian Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski battle into mixed doubles quarters

Australian Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski battle into mixed doubles quarters

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.24 : Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada produced a spirited fight back to book their place in the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles event at the season-opening Australian Open here on Tuesday.

After winning the first set, the Indo-Canadian unseeded pair went down in the second before rebounding strongly in the tie-breaker against the Polish-Taiwanese team of Lukasz Kubot and Chan Yung-jan in a exhilarating second-round contest that lasted one hour and 16 minutes.

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Ashwin, Jadeja rested for T20I series against England

Ashwin, Jadeja rested for T20I series against England

Mumbai [India], Jan.23 : The spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja has been rested for the three-match Twenty20 series against England beginning on January 26 at Green Park, Kanpur.

"The All-India Senior Selection committee in consultation with Team India management has decided to rest spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the Paytm T20I series against England," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.

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Australian Open: Paes-Hingis march into mixed doubles quarters

Australian Open: Paes-Hingis march into mixed doubles quarters

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.23 : Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis booked their place in the quarter-finals of the season-opening Australian Open after clinching a comfortable straight sets victory in the mixed doubles event here on Monday.

The unseeded Indo-Swiss pair remained in possession throughout the match as they took just 54 minutes to get the better of Australian duo of Matt Reid and Casey Dellacqua in a one-sided second-round contest on Rod Laver Arena.

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Warner, Khawaja rested for Chappell-Hadlee series

Warner, Khawaja rested for Chappell-Hadlee series

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.23 : Top-order batsmen David Warner and Usman Khawaja have been rested from the 14-member Australian squad for the three-match Chappell Hadlee ODI series against New Zealand beginning January 30 at Eden Park in Auckland.

While Warner, who scored a century to guide Australia to an 86-run victory over Pakistan in Sydney on Sunday, will take a complete break, Khawaja will head to Dubai for a pre-tour training camp ahead of the next month's India tour.

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Scotland's Mark Watt reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Scotland's Mark Watt reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Dubai [UAE], Jan.23 :Scotland bowler Mark Watt has received an official reprimand for breaching Level one of the ICC Code of Conduct during their 98-run defeat in the semi-finals of the Desert T20 Challenge against Ireland in Dubai on Friday.

Watt was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match".

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Serena Williams struggles into Australian Open quarters

Serena Williams struggles into Australian Open quarters

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.23 : World number two Serena Williams booked her place in the quarter-finals of the season-opening Australian Open after battling past Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic here at the Melbourne Park on Monday.

The American tennis star was tested by Strycova but she dug deep to register a 7-5, 6-4 win in the fourth-round contest that lasted one hour and 45 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

By reaching her 11th Australian Open quarter-final, Serena has strengthened her unrelenting quest to surpass Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles.

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Australian Open: Paes-Hingis stroll into mixed doubles second round

Australian Open: Paes-Hingis stroll into mixed doubles second round

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.22 : Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis produced a sublime performance as they marched into the second round of the mixed doubles event at the season-opening Australian Open here on Sunday.

The unseeded Indo-Swiss pair swept aside the Australian duo of Destanee Aiava and Marc Polmans 6-4, 6-3 in the opening-round contest that lasted for 51 minutes.

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