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Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test Day 3 Stats - Pujara carries his bat through and India's Deja vu
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test Day 3 Stats - Pujara carries his bat through and India's Deja vu

Ishant Sharma picked up five wickets for India India ended day three of the third Test against Sri Lanka with a lead of 132. With two days remaining in the Test, they would love to capitalise on the situation and give the hosts a stiff target to chase. However, they need their skipper Kohli and Rohit Sharma to do the bulk of the scoring as the top order has already been dismissed.  Earlier, Sri Lanka made 201 in their first i

Aug 30 2015
5 Players who could replace Chris Rogers in the Australian Test team
5 Players who could replace Chris Rogers in the Australian Test team

Chris Rogers retired from international cricket at the end of the 2015 Ashes series. When the cricketing globe’s entire spotlight was on the retirement of the big shots – Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke, there was this silent guardian, Chris Rogers, who made a calm exit. After resurrecting a career, which at one point looked like ending with just one international match, the 37-year-old piled up 2015 runs till the l

Aug 30 2015
5 incidents which changed cricket forever
5 incidents which changed cricket forever

The butterfly effect is the theory that one small incident can ultimately cause a massive event elsewhere. For example, a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon rainforest could end up causing a hurricane thousands of miles away. The concept that a seemingly minor happening can actually change everything is also applicable to sport. Sport is very fickle in its nature. When dissecting a contest, wins or losses can generally be pinpointed on o

Aug 30 2015
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test Day 2 in Stats: Pujara ends long wait for a Test century while Mishra scores a rare fifty
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test Day 2 in Stats: Pujara ends long wait for a Test century while Mishra scores a rare fifty

Pujara hit his first Test century in 23 innings today against Sri Lanka. 135 - runs Pujara have scored so far in this innings. It is the 2nd highest for any Indian opener at the SSC Colombo and the 3rd highest for an Indian opener in a Test match in Sri Lanka.  0 - instances prior to today when 100 plus runs were accumulated for 8th Wicket at the SSC Colombo. Amit Mishra and Cheteshwar Pujara added 104 ru

Aug 29 2015
India's pool of Test cricketers is the best it has ever been
India's pool of Test cricketers is the best it has ever been

India walk off the field after winning the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka The seer and soothsayer, each indignant at being clubbed with the other, hardly get it right in India. The world, for example, hasn’t ended yet, though some might believe we have tried very hard. And the rupee like a fallible child, always goes the other way. And yet here I am taking a call on the future of Indian cricket. Truly as modern rhapsodists have said,

5 unheralded Indian victories in Tests and ODIs
5 unheralded Indian victories in Tests and ODIs

Being a fan of the Indian cricket team isn’t easy. It’s a roller coaster journey, with many highs and many lows. It is exhilarating, really. Better than any drug. The highs, when they come, are powerful and unadulterated. They are so much more than just wins to celebrate for the fans. Rather, they are moments of pride for the entire country to revel in, to puff out their chest, look the world in the eye and say, “We are the cham

Aug 29 2015
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much

For a cricket fan, there are very few things that bring more joy than seeing a wonderfully executed delivery that completely bamboozles the batsman and goes past his defences. Whether it is the ball which starts on off stump and ends up as a toe-crushing yorker, or the ball which pitches on leg stump and turns past the outside edge to hit the top of off-stump, the art of bowling is a joy to behold. While the game of cricket has seen many bowlers

Aug 29 2015
Sanath Jayasuriya vs Shahid Afridi: A statistical comparison of two destructive all-rounders
Sanath Jayasuriya vs Shahid Afridi: A statistical comparison of two destructive all-rounders

Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi – Battle of the destructive sloggers, who won matches with both bat and ball Among the numerous schools of craftsmanship that cricket offers, slogging is the one that captures viewers’ emotions like none other. It may not possess the artistic flavor of maneuvering the gaps or produce the pleasing sound of the ball softly kissing the willow, but its compelling nature that instantaneously leaves

Aug 29 2015