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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 Chateshwar Pujara added 104 run

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
Fake FB wall: Rohli, Kohli and Shastri fight over Pujara's century
Fake FB wall: Rohli, Kohli and Shastri fight over Pujara's century

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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
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

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
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
Why India needs to persist with Cheteshwar Pujara
Why India needs to persist with Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli walk out to bat for India in Australia Whenever we hear the name Cheteshwar Pujara, the first thing that comes to our minds is ‘solid’. He was once referred to as ‘The Future Wall’. That was the time when he made an entry into international cricket. Rahul Dravid had retired and India was looking for someone who could bring solidity at the no. 3 spot. He was put into the spot stra

Aug 29 2015
5 cricketers whose retirement wasn't as celebrated as it should have been
5 cricketers whose retirement wasn't as celebrated as it should have been

As Shakespeare would say, "The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes". But in professional sport, are all the stalwarts of the game given a hero's farewell? Sports history bears silent testimony to the thousands of ill-fated souls who bowed out silently into oblivion. Some of these retired greats are unfortunate enough to reside perpetually in the fringes, in the unhallowed shadow of the common mind. Greatness notwith

Aug 29 2015
Naman Ojha - The man who is one of us
Naman Ojha - The man who is one of us

 Naman Ojha during the Quadrangular Series match at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia.   Naman Ojha made his Test debut yesterday. For the first time, his name was included in India’s team sheet. For the first time, there were no MS Dhoni’s or Wriddhiman Saha’s blocking his entry into the Test side. For the first time, Ojha was good enough. That was his biggest achievement, for he spent an e

Aug 29 2015
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings

Kohli ranks third in the latest ODI rankings India’s Virat Kohli has climbed to number three in the ICC rankings for the one-day international (ODI) batsmen, just two points ahead of New Zealand’s Kane Williamson while AB de Villiers’ continues to dominate the standing with 884 points. Besides Kohli, opener Shikhar Dhawan and ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the other two Indians in the top-10 list on rank six an

Aug 28 2015
Shaharyar Khan says Pakistan are not dependent on India
Shaharyar Khan says Pakistan are not dependent on India

Shaharyar Khan is not impressed with the development between Pakistan-India Shaharyar Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has said the bilateral series chances between Pakistan-India are very less looking at the current political turmoil situation between two nations, reports ESPNcricinfo. "Given the present circumstance, the chances of a Pakistan-India series look bleak and we have to live with the fact that India ar

Aug 28 2015
Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test: Advantage Sri Lanka as rain restricts play on Day 1 to just 15 overs
Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test: Advantage Sri Lanka as rain restricts play on Day 1 to just 15 overs

Prasad celebrates with his teammates after dismissing KL Rahul   Rain played spoilsport as just 15 overs was bowled on Day 1 of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India with the hosts holding the slight advantage. Sri Lanka made good use of a lively pitch to pick up two early wickets and continued to trouble the Indian batsmen who finished the day with the score on 50/2.  India lost both their centurions from the 2nd Test,

Aug 28 2015
Ravi Shastri explains MS Dhoni's decision to retire from Test cricket
Ravi Shastri explains MS Dhoni's decision to retire from Test cricket

Shastri believes that Dhoni took the correct decision by handing over the reigns to Virat Kohli Team India director Ravi Shastri has revealed his take on MS Dhoni’s sudden from Test retirement last year, IBNLive reports. The 53-year-old believes that Dhoni made the right call as Virat Kohli was ready to take on the skipper’s role and also felt that the move would help prolong Dhoni’s career in the other formats of the game

Aug 28 2015