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Nostalgia, Friendship and Cricket: Recalling India's Tour of Pakistan, 2004
Nostalgia, Friendship and Cricket: Recalling India's Tour of Pakistan, 2004

Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sourav Ganguly’s leadership skills were tested throughout the series Traditionally, whenever subcontinent powerhouses and arch-rivals India and Pakistan have squared off on the cricket field, the excitement generated among fans and spectators alike is enough energy to light up a few thousand villages back home in the two countries. As former wicket-keeper & captain Rashid Latif once pointed out, both sides give

Aug 30 2015
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
Video: Glenn Maxwell mimics Sachin Tendulkar's trademark shots
Video: Glenn Maxwell mimics Sachin Tendulkar's trademark shots

Tendulkar and Maxwell during the Australian’s stint with Mumbai Indians Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the greatest cricketer of the modern era and his records speaks for itself. He is by far the leading run scorer in the ODI and Test formats but what holds the sporting legend in high esteem is the respect he has been able to command from his peers. Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell is no different and he shares a cordial relationship

Aug 30 2015
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test: Third day's play in pictures
Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test: Third day's play in pictures

Nature decides to delight one and all with a rainbow after rain brought an early end to the day’s play The third Test between Sri Lanka and India is evenly poised after the hosts staged a remarkable fightback before rain once again forced an early end to the third day’s play at the SSC Colombo. Skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are at the crease for India who are struggling at 21/3.  The visitors’ overall lead now

Aug 30 2015
Best Pictures of the Day - Braveheart Dhammika Prasad, an inequal face-off and Pujara's unique feat
Best Pictures of the Day - Braveheart Dhammika Prasad, an inequal face-off and Pujara's unique feat

15 wickets fell on an eventful Day three to leave the 3rd ​Test firmly in the balance before rain stopped play on Sunday. It was a day when the pacers from both sides extracted a lot of bounce and movement from the pitch, producing a treat for fast bowling fans. India currently lead the match with 111 runs and have 8 wickets in hand. Here are the best pictures of the day:  

Sri Lanka vs India: Indian and Sri Lankan bowlers impress to leave Test firmly in the balance
Sri Lanka vs India: Indian and Sri Lankan bowlers impress to leave Test firmly in the balance

Ishant Sharma picked up five wickets for India Sri Lanka’s opening bowlers staged a remarkable fightback to restrict India to 21/3 at the end of the third day’s play, at the SSC Colombo.  The late surge wrestled the advantage away from India who had gained a first-innings lead of 111 runs after dismissing the hosts for 201 in just over two sessions.  In spite of taking a healthy lead, India will be disappointed at

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
Cheteshwar Pujara vs Rohit Sharma: All batsmen are equal, some more equal than others
Cheteshwar Pujara vs Rohit Sharma: All batsmen are equal, some more equal than others

Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara’s roles in the Indian team are apt for the Orwellian quote In cricket, one is as good as somebody else’s opinion. In Indian cricket, one’s intrinsic worth is effectively gauged by interest groups and lobbyists. While perceptions indubitably play their part, Indian cricket is psychotically obsessed with the idea. So, it is impossible not to be swayed by Yuvraj’s prophecy about potent

Aug 30 2015
The 5th stump trap for Virat Kohli again
The 5th stump trap for Virat Kohli again

 

Aug 30 2015
Cheteshwar Pujara anchors Team India innings
Cheteshwar Pujara anchors Team India innings

 

Aug 30 2015
The Unfortunately Talented Cheteshwar Pujara
The Unfortunately Talented Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara reacts on reaching his century in the 3rd Test against Sri Lanka Cheteshwar Pujara is the cricketer’s version of a nerd with a wobbly knee. He looks awkward while chasing balls on the outfield. You can hear his knees creak sometimes when he turns for that risky second run. He has never recovered fully from the crash landing he gave his knee during an IPL match years ago, a match he had no business playing; not be

Aug 30 2015
Vinod Kambli in trouble for allegedly abusing and locking up maid for three days
Vinod Kambli in trouble for allegedly abusing and locking up maid for three days

Vinod Kambli and his wife Andrea An FIR has been registered against former India cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife Andrea by their domestic help, who has alleged that the couple beat her up and locked her up in a room in their Mumbai residence, according to Times of India. According to police sources, the woman called Soni has said that she had lived in the Kambli household for the last two years as an employee. Her wages had not been pai

Aug 30 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