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Life around the bend in Sri Lanka
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

The nation of mystery bowlers is getting its act together by weeding out suspect actions at an early stage.

MS Dhoni’s retirement mystery
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Ravi Shastri defended MS Dhoni’s decision to quit during India's tour of Australia, even lauding him for it

On Island, India eye overseas triumph
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

After the 278-run win at the P Sara Oval, captain Virat Kohli and his team have the momentum to record a rare away series victory.

Heads Cheteshwar Pujara doesn’t win; tails he loses
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Cheteshwar Pujara, set to play after eight months on the bench, has little to gain but much to lose as stop-gap opener in third Test.

Naman Ojha looks to score in injury-time
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Naman Ojha looked in good touch in the nets, having recently appeared for India A against Australia A in Chennai.

Virat Kohli-pack: In-sync and on the move
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Young Indian players have bought in their captain’s philosophy of aggression and have begun to deliver the goods.

Be our envoy to UK: Sri Lanka president to retiring Kumar Sangakkara
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

As the thousands in attendance to bid farewell roared in unison, for once Kumar Sangakkara was lost for words.

India vs Sri Lanka: End is also a beginning
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Virat Kohli notches up first Test win as captain; India spoil Kumar Sangakkara’s farewell party by 278 runs to level the series.

Injured Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha out; Karun Nair and Naman Ojha in
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

The question that the team management will be asking itself is how or with whom do we replace Murali Vijay with?

Out of comfort zone & outside India, Ajinkya Rahane does it again
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Pushing Ajinkya Rahane up to No.3 was more like him serving the punishment for Rohit Sharma’s misgivings.

Kumar Sangakkara has left the building
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara departs early in final innings of his career; Sri Lanka reduced to 72/2 after Ajinkya Rahane ton helps India set target of 413.

Turning point: Amit Mishra spins it his way
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

With 9 wickets at 13.77 apiece, Amit Mishra has been as decisive a threat as R Ashwin for the Lankans.

Sunday Story: The grass is greener in Jaffna
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Cricket was always big in Jaffna, thriving during the war years. But local heroes were not allowed to travel to the mainland to showcase their skills.

Kandy Crush
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

As Kumar Sangakkara winds down the clock on his illustrious career, Bharat Sundaresan visits the city which fell in love with a shy, studious boy much before he became a legend.

Stuart Binny’s little feat gives India leg up on Day 3
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Stuart Binny takes his first Test wicket by dismissing India’s biggest obstacle Angelo Matthews; Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra too bowl inspiring spells as visitors stretch lead.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 2: All square at P’Sara Oval
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Sri Lanka show chin to reach 140/3 at stumps on the second day after India clawed their way to a near-400 first innings score.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1: Second wind, second ton for KL Rahul
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

KL Rahul, dropped on 11, goes on to record his second hundred to help India post 319-6; Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma hit 70s.

Love opening, but will bat wherever team needs me to, says KL Rahul
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

KL Rahul said his skipper Virat Kohli told him to remain positive after India lost two early wickets in the morning.

Kumar Sangakkara-froid at beginning of the end
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara will miss the sport, and the sport will miss him. But both will move on.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Nursing hangover at farewell party
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

India go into the second Test at P’Sara Oval beset by injuries, batting order issues and a debilitating loss in the first match at Galle.

Tharindu Kaushal: Breaking walls, building walls
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Tharindu Kaushal, spinner who tore through India’s defence in Galle, is helping construct a new life for his family.

India vs Sri Lanka: The Oval — a beacon of Tamil-Sinhala unity
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The Oval will provide a perfect backdrop for Kumar Sangakkara to ride into the sunset.

Ravi Shastri’s silver lining in time of gloom
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Team director Ravi Shastri admits ‘defensive’ India froze in Galle but remains bullish about side’s endeavour to play ‘fearless cricket’.

India carry baggage of humiliation to Colombo for second Test against Sri Lanka
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

At Galle, India had just gone from being on the verge of a dramatic innings victory to being handed a comprehensive beating.

Bluster comes to nought as loss exposes batting, strategy
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Prior to the first Test, Ravi Shastri had declared that India would go in with four bowlers if they thought there was enough in the pitch.

India vs Sri Lanka: Five bowlers, no batsmen
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Rangana Herath (7/48) and Tharindu Kaushal (3/47) spun Sri Lanka to an unlikely 63-run win over India after a remarkable turn of events in first Test.

Another reason why India need to review DRS stance
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne saw their edges caught, but on both occasions the appeal was turned down.

India vs Sri Lanka: Against the run of play
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Chandimal turns Test around with a counter-attacking 162*, leaves India with a tricky 176-run chase.

With soft hands, Wriddhiman Saha fills big boots
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Wriddhiman Saha’s 60-run knock meant India ended up with a sizeable first innings lead against Sri Lanka.

A Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli show at Galle
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli hit centuries to give India 192-run lead; Ashwin, Mishra take two wickets in fading light to put India on course.

India vs Sri Lanka: Close-in fielders, India’s new go-to men
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

With ball expected to turn, jump and spit the likes of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will be called into duty on a daily basis.

Ravichandran Ashwin, India find outside edge
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed six-for to derail the hosts on Day 1 at Galle.

Action replay: Little Kumar Sangakkara bats to fame
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara clone? How a cover drive, an alert photographer and Tony Greig changed a 9-year-old Lankan boy’s life.

Where the rain refuses to go away
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Forecasts over the next 5 days suggest nothing but thunderstorms, though Wednesday is expected to get the scattered variety of them.

India tour of Sri Lanka: Rebuilding begins under a fort
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Three-match Test series starting today could well be decided by how India’s fledgling batting copes with SL’s nascent bowling.

There are regrets, but not regrets I’ll be bitter about, says Kumar Sangakkara
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara's biggest regret is not winning the World Cup.