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Ranji Trophy 2017: Krishnappa Gowtham finds redemption as Karnataka rout Mumbai to make semifinals
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

K Gowtham returned with figures of 6/104 as Karnataka defeated Mumbai by an innings and 20 runs to register a semi-final berth

Ravichandran Ashwin or Ravindra Jadeja: The away spinning conundrum for India
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Choosing between R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be a dilemma for Indian skipper Virat Kohli during the upcoming South Africa series.

In tough series, Sri Lanka see Silva lining at last
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Hopeless and breathless for most part of the series, the visitors step up on the final day as Dhananjaya de Silva and Roshen Silva dig in to deny India.

India vs Sri Lanka: Dhananjaya de Silva’s mind conquers body
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Dhananjaya de Silva endured bouncers, yorkers and sledging to score his maiden hundred, alongside a textbook rescue act.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Nic Pothas unhappy with play under ‘bad light’
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas criticised the umpires for not calling off play earlier despite bad light.

Ajinkya Rahane: A chink in India’s armour
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Ajinkya Rahane’s struggles with the bat continue even as India leave Sri Lanka reeling at 31 for 3.

BCCI to keep eye on Delhi air before allotting any more matches
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said that the board does check the weather before allotting matches in "places like Delhi, the NCR, and western UP."

From colour to whites for Jasprit Bumrah as India go for pace boost in South Africa
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Jasprit Bumrah’s inclusion though meant that left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav would miss out.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Chandimal and Mathews partnership firm leads Sri Lanka fightback on Day 3
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Captain Dinesh Chandimal (147 batting) and former captain Angelo Mathews (111) helped Sri Lanka reach 356 for 9 on Day Three of the third and final Test

Unprecedented scenes at Kotla as Delhi’s toxic air disrupts Test match, leaves Sri Lankans gasping
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

High level of pollution in the capital made it difficult for the visitors on the second day of the third Test at Feroz Shah Kotla.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka run into Delhi’s best and worst – Virat Kohli and smog
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

At his home venue, Virat Kohli scored his sixth double century; India declared at 536/7 after Sri Lanka complained of poor air quality

India vs Sri Lanka: Centuries of non-violence from Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay at Kotla
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

While he missed out on a double hundred that was there for the taking, Murali Vijay scored 155 runs; Virat Kohli is batting on 156.

Three slips, no cover and a point to ponder for Virat Kohli
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Virat Kohli desperately tried to manufacture edges to his slip cordon during practice, but such has been his touch that he was middling even those he was intending to mishit.

India’s ‘happy headache’ hurting Jasprit Bumrah’s chances
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

With India’s fast bowling reserves bursting at the seams, talented Gujarat pacer Jasprit Bumrah finds himself out of favour in Test cricket.

Virat Kohli heard, rested for Sri Lanka ODI series; Rohit Sharma to lead in his stead
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Heeding to Kohli’s request, the selectors have finally decided to rest him for the 50-over installment of this series

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: India beat Sri Lanka, R Ashwin beats them all
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

R Ashwin took four wickets in the second innings to become the fastest bowler to 300 Test wickets; helped hosts complete an innings-&-239-run victory over Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: In city of birth, Rohit Sharma resurrects in white kit
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

The only time Rohit Sharma looked laboured was when he was on 49, soaking up 11 balls for the one run that would restore his confidence

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Record artist Virat Kohli smacks fifth double-century
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

India captain Virat Kohli broke a host of milestones enroute his 19th Test ton on Day 3 of the Nagpur Test against Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka: Murali Vijay gets back in the swing of things
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Making a first appearance for India in eight months, Murali Vijay scored 128 runs off 221 balls to help this team to a 107-run lead

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay give India the upper hand
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

‘Test match specialists’ Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara put India in the driver’s seat with their 10th century partnership.

India vs Sri Lanka: Ishant Sharma reaps rewards for new-found patience
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Ishant Sharma's resurgence could not have arrived at a better time, just before India's tour of South Africa.

India vs Sri Lanka: India spin a web, Sri Lanka fall for it
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked 7 wickets between them as Virat Kohli’s men dismissed Sri Lanka for 205 on Day 1 of Nagpur Test.

India looking Sri Lanka, talking South Africa
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

India talk about preparing for overseas tour and pace dilemma on eve of another Test on green wicket.

India vs Sri Lanka: We are cramped for time… need to assess in future, says Virat Kohli
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Virat Kohli said the team had no option but to treat the three Tests against Sri Lanka as practice for the South Africa tour.

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Dust-bowl producing Nagpur asked to dish out green top
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Nagpur, which hosted India vs South Africa on an akhara of a pitch in 2015, has been told to dish out a green-top for the 2nd Test.

Vijay Shankar: Off-spinner-turned-medium pacer and India’s latest all-rounder Vijay Shankar
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Vijay Shankar has been called up to the Indian team for the Sri Lanka Test series in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has asked for personal time off.

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Away win for home-grown Chattisgarh players in Himachal Pradesh
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Chattisgarh trounced Himachal Pradesh by an innings and 114 runs at Dharamshala to give themselves a day off for tourist activities.

When Anil Kumble hit the refresh button in the Adelaide Test
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

An ardent cricket fan, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, like a wide-eyed fanboy in front of his idol, listened to Anil Kumble’s anecdotes.

Why Kerala’s love for football does not result in mass production of quality players
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

In Kerala, footballing culture is still vibrant, as evidenced by the maniacal support for Sevens and ISL, but the presence in the national team is negligible.

Ranji Trophy 2017: At home, a new high for double centurion Cheteshwar Pujara
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

A record-breaking 12th double ton on his familiar patch fills Cheteshwar Pujara with hopes of a productive season beckons.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 final: Spain are a lot more than just tiki-taka
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Spain have shown flexibility in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and shown that they can move away from the tiki-taka whenever necessary

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Meet Ferran Torres, future galactico shining on Indian shores
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Spain U-17 Coach Santiago Denia said that one of the things he looks in his midfielders is their ability to contribute with goals.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Against Spain, Iran run out of steam
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Spain U-17 team produced a near-perfect performance in their 3-1 win over Iran as they set up the semifinal clash with Mali.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sturdy Iran could surprise Spanish armada
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

When Iran attack, they suddenly switch from a 4-4-1-1 to 4-1-3-2 formation, where the link-up between the wingers, Mohammad Sardari and Mohammad Ghaderi, and forwards has been exceptional.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran test defence ahead of knockouts
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Iran were busy simulating tackles during their practice sessions. They almost formed a line of three, one behind the other, and the defenders would have to deny the attacker from breaching them.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brazil make best out of their last ‘home’ game
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Brazil eased past Honduras in a night when Kochi turned out in numbers to watch them play one last time.