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5 positives from the Sri Lanka vs India Test series
5 positives from the Sri Lanka vs India Test series

A jubilant Indian Test team celebrate with the trophy after defeating Sri Lanka 2-1 In recent history, one cannot fault the average Indian cricket fanatic for frequently escaping into a world of past glories, reminiscing about the age-old days when three absolute legends Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman regularly turned out for the Indian Test team. As MS Dhoni’s Test team leapfrogged from one series defeat to another, e

Sep 3 2015
Why this is India's best collective bowling performance in a long time
Why this is India's best collective bowling performance in a long time

Indian players celebrating after the fall of a wicket Finally, the wait is over. India won a Test series after 2 years but more significantly, it’s the first time in history that India managed to come back from a 1-0 deficit in an away series and win it. Virat Kohli and his men, donning their white jerseys, lifted India’s first overseas trophy for 4 years. To further emphasize the importance of the result, this is

Sep 3 2015
Why the series win over Sri Lanka is very special for Team India
Why the series win over Sri Lanka is very special for Team India

India won the three-Test series against Sri Lanka 2-1 India has won a Test series overseas finally. A long wait of 22 years for a series victory in Sri Lanka has also ended. Virat Kohli led the side wonderfully well as India outplayed Sri Lanka in all the departments to clinch the series 2-1. It was a special triumph in more ways than one. India last won a Test match 13 months ago against England at Lord’s, since when they have playe

Sep 2 2015
India's dominance over Sri Lanka in numbers
India's dominance over Sri Lanka in numbers

India won the Test series against Sri Lanka 2-1 India recorded their first away Test series victory since 2011 by beating Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the third and final Test. Cheteshawar Pujara was awarded the Man of the Match for his unbeaten knock of 145 in the first innings while Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the Man of the Series award after he claimed 21 wickets in the three Test matches. India were undoubtedly the dominant team in

Sep 2 2015
Is it the end of the road for Harbhajan Singh?
Is it the end of the road for Harbhajan Singh?

Harbhajan Singh made his comeback to the Indian team in the one-off Test against Bangladesh recently Harbhajan Singh – one of India’s biggest ever match winners, leading wicket taker in the world amongst the bowlers playing Tests currently, the catalyst in India’s victory on numerous occasions – A number of superlatives have been used to describe him over the years. Once a permanent fixture in the side in every forma

Sri Lanka vs India: Thrilling series win, but more questions than answers
Sri Lanka vs India: Thrilling series win, but more questions than answers

Indian captain Virat Kohli (C) celebrates victory with teammates at close of play on the final day of the third and final Test  Virat Kohli & Ravi Shastri’s much (self) touted aggressive India have won a series in Sri Lanka after 22 years.  While the hosts are deep into a rebuilding process, the win is moderately credible as India too are rebuilding. To put it in perspective, Pakistan recently beat the Lankans in the isla

Sep 1 2015
6 Talking Points from the Third Test Between Sri Lanka and India
6 Talking Points from the Third Test Between Sri Lanka and India

India won the three-match series against Sri Lanka 2-1 An enthralling Test series between two young teams in transition has finally come to an end. Sri Lanka won the first from the jaws of defeat while India won the second by playing even better than they did in the first sans the two bad sessions. That set up the series nicely before the third. Rain could have dampened the spirits, especially after only 15 overs were possible on Day 1

Sep 1 2015
Cheteshwar Pujara credits Rahul Dravid's words of confidence for century knock
Cheteshwar Pujara credits Rahul Dravid's words of confidence for century knock

Pujara remained unbeaten on 135 at the end of the day’s play against Sri Lanka Cheteshwar Pujara has thanked India A coach Rahul Dravid for his support during his time away from the Indian Test team, Times of India reports. The 27-year-old said that Dravid had reassured him that there was nothing wrong in his technique and added that playing close to his body proved crucial in his unbeaten knock of 135 against Sri Lanka today. “

Aug 29 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
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test: Second day's play in pictures
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test: Second day's play in pictures

India ended Day 2 of the third Test against Sri Lanka at 292/8. Cheteshawar Pujara’s brilliant unbeaten knock of 135 helped the visitors recover after a shaky start and along with Amit Mishra, who scored 59, helped India gain the upper hand in the series decider.  Resuming at 50/2, India lost skipper Virat Kohli early on before Dhammika Prasad picked up the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Stuart Binny in successive deliveries to press hom

Aug 29 2015
Sri Lanka vs India: Cheteshwar Pujara's fighting century helps India gain the upper hand at stumps on Day 2
Sri Lanka vs India: Cheteshwar Pujara's fighting century helps India gain the upper hand at stumps on Day 2

Pujara & Mishra’s 104 run partnership helped India gained the upper hand in the 3rd Test. Cheteshwar Pujara’s fighting century along with a brilliant effort by tailender Amit Mishra who scored 59, helped India post 292/8 at stumps on day two of the 3rd Test between India and Sri Lanka at the SSC Colombo. Having started the day well, Sri Lanka failed to capitalise on the advantage they had gained on the lively pitch

Aug 29 2015
ICC rankings for Test bowlers: Ravichandran Ashwin climbs 1 spot
ICC rankings for Test bowlers: Ravichandran Ashwin climbs 1 spot

Ashwin moving up slowly Ravichandran Ashwin's 7 wickets in the second Test match against Sri Lanka helped him overtake Rangana Herath into eighth spot on 769 points, one point behind South Africa's Vernon Philander. Australia's Mitchell Johnson climbed two spots to sixth after taking four wickets in the final Ashes Test in London. Peter Siddle, who got chance to play only in the final Ashes Test, has gained three places to move

Aug 25 2015
India beat Sri Lanka by 278 runs to level three-match series 1-1
India beat Sri Lanka by 278 runs to level three-match series 1-1

Ashwin celebrates after taking five wickets in the match India defeated Sri Lanka by 278 runs to level the series by 3-match series by 1-1 in the second Test at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo. The hosts were bowled out at 134 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin again proved a pain for the Lankans’ batting line-up as he picked his 12th five-wicket (5/42) haul. Sri Lanka began the final day of the second Test match against India on

Aug 24 2015
Why Indian bowlers need to set Saturday's performance as a template going forward
Why Indian bowlers need to set Saturday's performance as a template going forward

Umesh Yadav has been impressive in this Test so far India finished Day 3 of the second Test on a strong note at 70 for 1 and extended their lead to 157 runs. One of the major reasons why the team finds itself in a position to call shots in the match is because of a terrific comeback by its bowlers, who stepped up to the plate, particularly from the second session onwards. Sri Lanka held the aces in the game after the opening session, where

Aug 23 2015
Virender Sehwag and Mithun Manhas quit Delhi, Sehwag to play for Haryana
Virender Sehwag and Mithun Manhas quit Delhi, Sehwag to play for Haryana

Virender Sehwag’s 17-year association with Delhi is over Virender Sehwag has quit Delhi, the domestic side he has played for over 17 years ever since his debut in 1997/98, and will play for Haryana in the upcoming season. Sehwag has himself said that he is making the switch to give more opportunities to Delhi youngsters, but his troubled relation with Delhi’s cricket administration has also been cited as a possible reason, accor

Aug 22 2015
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