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India reduce Sri Lanka to 67-3, eye historic Test series win on Lankan soil
India reduce Sri Lanka to 67-3, eye historic Test series win on Lankan soil

An eventful day of Test Bad light brought curtains down on Day 4 of the final Test match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo where the hosts still need 319 runs to win with only seven wickets in hand. India were bowled out for 274 runs in their second innings, Ravichandran Ashwin was the highest scorer with 58 runs for the visitors and Dhammika Prasad and Nuwan Pradeep picked 4 wickets each for Sri Lanka. India were 21 for the loss of t

Aug 31 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
Ajantha Mendis says Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni played him the best
Ajantha Mendis says Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni played him the best

Ajantha Mendis, the mystery bowler whose decline was as sharp as his rise Ajantha Mendis, the army man from Sri Lanka whose ‘mystery spin’ bamboozled batsmen all over the world during a magical spell of time between 2008 and 2011, before disappearing from the international scene as rapidly as his rise had been, has told Mumbai Mirror that Indian batsmen MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag played his bowling the best. “Of all the

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,

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

Why India should continue with the 5-bowler strategy in Test cricket
Why India should continue with the 5-bowler strategy in Test cricket

Virat Kohli is a firm supporter of the 5-bowler theory  “I certainly believe in giving the team a chance to pick up 20 wickets. I am a big fan of playing five bowlers in a 6-5 combination” So said Virat Kohli at the start of the one-off Test against Bangladesh, his first as official skipper of the Indian Test cricket team.  It’s a good one, recognising the fact that in a Test match,  how mu

Aug 28 2015
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test: Analyzing the SSC Colombo
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test: Analyzing the SSC Colombo

The picturesque Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo  After leveling the three-match series by winning the previous Test at P. Sara Oval Stadium, team India will travel to the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo looking to seal the series. With a capacity of 10,000 people, the ground has stands built by various sponsors like Lankabell, Seylan Bank, and HSBC with two grass embankments for the spectators. The SSC is known to a

Aug 28 2015
Advantage India ahead of the third Test against Sri Lanka
Advantage India ahead of the third Test against Sri Lanka

Ashwin, who has picked up 17 wickets in the two Tests, will be India’s trump card for the third Test as well The build up to the ongoing Test series between Sri Lanka and India focussed completely on the retirement of the great Kumar Sangakkara. There were tributes for him from all parts of the cricket world – people called him the best ever from Sri Lanka, compared him to Sir Don Bradman and lots more. He walked in every time wi

Aug 27 2015
Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne eager to improve his Test batting record
Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne eager to improve his Test batting record

Thirimanne acknowledges that he has to improve on his Test batting average and strike rate Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne is eager to make his mark in Test cricket and replicate the form he has shown off late in ODI’s, ESPNCricinfo reports. He acknowledged that he will have added responsibility following the retirement of Kumar Sangakkara but is confident that he can become a regular fixture in the Test team.  Thirimanne ha

Aug 27 2015
Sri Lanka vs India: R Ashwin believes he bowled one of the best spells in his career
Sri Lanka vs India: R Ashwin believes he bowled one of the best spells in his career

Ashwin and teammates appealing for a wicket Indian in-form bowler Ravichandran Ashwin accepted that his P Sara stadium bowling spell against Sri Lanka was one of the best spells he has ever bowled, reports cricket365. The off-spinner helped India win the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo to level the three-match series by 1-1. The 28-year-old also broke Harbhajan Singh's record of taking the most number of wickets in a seri

Aug 26 2015
Fake FB wall: Cricketers get 'punny' as Virat Kohli celebrates first Test win as India captain
Fake FB wall: Cricketers get 'punny' as Virat Kohli celebrates first Test win as India captain

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Aug 26 2015
Muttiah Muralitharan predicts Ravichandran Ashwin can get to 700 wickets
Muttiah Muralitharan predicts Ravichandran Ashwin can get to 700 wickets

Does Ashwin have 700 Test wickets in him? Ravichandran Ashwin, whose heroics during the second Test in Colombo helped India secure a win and draw the series, has been praised by the “Wizard” Muttiah Muralitharan, reports sports.ndtv.com. Muralitharan, a legend who is the world’s highest wicket taker with 800 Test scalps, has said that Ashwin has the potential to get to somewhere between 600 to 700 wickets. Ashwin, who

Aug 25 2015
Former Indian great compares Ashwin with Kumble
Former Indian great compares Ashwin with Kumble

‘Calm’ Ashwin bowling Ravichandran Ashwin is the next big thing to look forward to in India’s side, his form is taking steps of maturity and he is India’s prime spinner now in every condition. The off-spinner helped India win the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo to level the three-match series by 1-1. He is proving his worth in every match not only with the ball but also with the bat. After climbin

Aug 25 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