‘Test cricket is dying’ is a common refrain, but one needed to be at Kanpur on the fourth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand to see the truth.
Like many of their overseas counterparts, Kiwi batsmen failed to cope with the guiles of R Ashwin and the tantrums of a fourth-day subcontinent wicket.
Day 3 belonged to the spinners as India ended in a commanding position with a 215-run lead over New Zealand.
Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin left the Kiwis batsmen in a daze before Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara extend India's lead to 215 runs.
Kane Williamson and Tom Latham tried to break Ravindra Jadeja's quick bowling momentum by taking their sweet time before going back to the crease.
Surviving a couple of anxious moments, Kane Williamson and Tom Latham weathered the storm with sensible and assured batting until rain stopped play.
Rohit Sharma has time and again fallen to the same shot and has suggested that he doesn't seem to have the temperament for Test cricket.
Relentless New Zealand bowlers reduce hosts to 291 for nine at stumps on Day One of India’s 500th Test match.
Listening to Virat Kohli talk about fitness is to listen to a monk on a metaphysical quest. Of finding the balance. The perfect harmony.
Before milestone Test, Virat Kohli says ‘we certainly have what it takes to be the best team in the world’.
Magnitude of the epidemic hit home on Tuesday when India pacer Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the Test series because of chikungunya.
With home season about to kick-off, everyone in Kanpur predicts how much the ball will turn during the first Test against New Zealand.
Visitors may not seem to have the toughness of South Africa or the aura of Australia but they have the ability to punch above their weight.
Luke Ronchi made his case for selection in the first Test with a cracking century as New Zealand vs Mumbai warm-up match ended in a draw.
Rohit Sharma, who scored 18 runs, threw away the start as other Mumbai batsmen piled on runs against New Zealand.
The way New Zealand played betrayed a hint they might adopt a counterattacking strategy against the Indian spinners.
Ranji champions Mumbai get first feel of ‘neutral’ game, NZ prepare for Kanpur turner with a game at greenish Kotla.
Test series in India — ‘toughest place to tour’ — will be a challenge for Kane Williamson, the captain and batsman.
New Zealand back their ‘inexperienced but gifted’ spin trio to match local spin heroes R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra.
Pink comes closest to red when it comes to sighting during the day, while also being spotted easily under lights.
Sanspareils Greenlands has already got down to business of making the pink ball after BCCI announced the D/N Test.
Carlos Braithwaite’s Eden Gardens explosion and the frame of 11 sculpted sets of bare six packs might have changed the T20 game forever.
To say Virat Kohli was in the zone on Sunday against Australia is like giving a short and scarce synopsis to his epic knock.
Daunted with a steep chase, Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 51-ball 82 takes India past Australia and into the semi-finals.
In its scale and magnitude, Virat Kohli's unbeaten 82 ranks close to Sachin Tendulkar’s ‘Desert Storm’ against Australia in 1998.
The script of both Australia and India has been similar in the tournament, but it will take a divergent turn today as only the winner progresses to the last four.
Steve Smith and Shane Watson took Australia to a strong 193 runs before James Faulkner did the job with the ball to take Australia to victory.
Amid talks of rifts, Pakistan keen to make final game count against Australia, who have own set of woes.
After loss to New Zealand, Pakistan coach Waqar Younis calls a spade a spade during post mortem.
Another comprehensive show, corner-stoned by Martin Guptill’s breezy knock up front, takes New Zealand to the semifinals.
Time running out for mercurial Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi as Pakistan play New Zealand in a crucial game.
Innovation and adaptability are the twin hallmarks of New Zealand cricket, especially in the recent past.
Unlike the super-fit modern-day cricketer, Mohammad Shahzad, Afghanistan's batting mainstay is rotund, flaunting his one-pack after every ton.
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Making appearances only from World Cup to World Cup, the minnows wish to be given more playing chances to gain experience.
West Indies colts are not thrust upon the crushing baggage of living up to a proud legacy and that could prove beneficial for cricket in the country.
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