Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Sandeep Dwivedi

National Sports Editor

Incriminating video evidence shot in arm in Ravindra Jadeja case
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

The latest development though has strengthened the Indian board’s stand on appealing Boon’s judgement.

India tour of England: Empire all but strikes back
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

England on brink of levelling series after India crumble to 112/4 in chase of 445; No rain expected on final day.

India tour of England: All starts lead to stops
Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Indian batsmen promise much but deliver little on Day 3; India 46 runs adrift of follow-on against England.

Gary’s back-foot play, the difference
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Ballance put on 142 runs for the third wicket with with Ian Bell.

India tour of England: Ian Bell, Jos Buttler join Gary Ballance party
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

England pile on the misery, declare on 569/7; Dhoni tries unusual tactics with little to show for it.

India tour of England: Ravindra Jadeja drops Alastair Cook, England drop anchor
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Cook marks his return to form with a dogged 95, while Ballance hits his 2nd successive ton to put Eng on top.

Battling the beast within
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

After Lord’s, England need to question the relevance of going ahead with a green track for the 3rd Test.

At hearing Anderson admitted to pushing Jadeja, says insider
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

At the hearing, Anderson’s legal counsel argued that the England fast bowler was instigated by Jadeja.

Curb your enthusiasm
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Shami has the variations but must not get carried away if he is to be effective in England.

Cook tries to bat away the blues
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Out-of-form England captain puts in the yards under the watchful eyes of coach Peter Moores.

Shades of Lord’s at Soton
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

While the visitors will find the pitch familiar from Lord’s, the surroundings and atmosphere will be very different.

Tulk tales: Lock, stock and a smoking barrel of Rose Bowl
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The 50-year-old Tulk is perhaps the best man to write Hampshire’s new cricket ground’s biography.

India tour of England: Sweet chin music
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The way Ishant knocked over the otherwise dogged England tail enhanced his reputation as a fearsome fast bowler.

India beat England, win Test at Lord’s after 28 years
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Had Anderson seen the final frame of the second Test in a dream, he would have woken up shaken and sweaty.

The end of a drought: India beat England at Lord’s after 28 years, register first away win in over three years
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Ishant takes career-best 7/74 to give India first overseas win in over three years, and at Lord’s since 1986.

Liam Plunkett: A son first, a cricketer later
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

In 2007, Liam Plunkett almost quit cricket as he wanted to donate his kidney to his ailing father.

Braveheart: Fearless Ravindra Jadeja takes fight to England
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Jeers to cheers at Lord’s as fearless Ravindra Jadeja takes fight to England, with bat and ball.

India Tour of England: Firmly in driver’s seat
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

India close in on a rare away win after reducing England, chasing 319, to 105/4 on day four.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar etches name on Lord’s honours board
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Almost eight decades after Amar Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar got on the honours board with figures of 6/82.

India tour of England: Double trouble
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Liam Plunkett takes two wickets — Pujara, Kohli — in two balls to spoil an otherwise good day for India.

India tour of England: Getting Cook before lunch
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Before lunch on Day 2, Bhuvi had Cook caught behind by Dhoni. Like so often of late, Cook flopped again.

In India’s jumbo touring party, the ‘G’ in WAGs too
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Accompanying the squad are, for the 1st time, WAGs — including not just wives, but a girlfriend too.

India tour of England: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s balancing act
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

England six down and 76 behind after Kumar dismisses centurion Ballance late in the day to restore parity .

Early exchanges at Lord’s, an eye-opener for Indian bowlers
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

The morning had seen conditions that were almost factory-made for the ball to fly around.

India tour of England: Ajinkya Rahane’s stroke of class
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Rahane, 103, completed his second Test century to help India finish at 290/9 on Day 1 against England.

India tour of England: When push comes to shove
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

A green wicket at Lord's promises more intense action on the field even as off-field issues take centrestage.

Witnesses Ashwin, Gautam Gambhir add weight to Ravindra Jadeja story
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Sources from the Indian camp say the altercation resulted in Anderson shoving Jadeja on the chest.

Used to sit with players in dressing room… can’t go near them now: Nat Puri
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Nat Puri has been Indian cricket’s trusted friend in England for the last four decades.

Which way will it turn
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Lord’s pitch wears a green cover ahead of the second Test, but it has tended to assist spin of late.

‘Used to sit with players in dressing room… can’t go near them now’
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Nottingham businessman Nat Puri has been Indian cricket’s trusted friend in England for the last four decades.

Answer to the question: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

At Trent Bridge, the medium-pace bowler showed that he can fill in as the all-rounder India has been searching for.

India tour of England: Minor scare, the major draw
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Excitement following England strikes tempered by efforts of Jadeja, Binny and Kumar lead to an inevitable draw.

India Tour of England: A glimpse into Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ‘Test freeze’
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

The first session showed that India not only misread the pitch, but had picked the wrong horse.

England’s future takes Root
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Root’s record-stand with last-man Anderson give hosts an unlikely lead before late strikes peg India back.

New role, old antics: Radio star Graeme Swann tickles funny bone
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

England’s widely acclaimed ‘funniest cricketer’ is charming the listeners and making them smile.

Ishant Sharma leaves hosts spell-bound
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

Led by an inspired pacer, fast bowlers take 5 wickets in second session, before Root and Anderson fight back.