Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja’s workload this home season has been monumental. How India will ease their burden remains to be seen
The right-handed batsman came to bat in the first session and stayed for the entire day saving his side from a precarious position.
Peter Handscomb & Shaun Marsh’s 62.1-over partnership for the fifth wicket helps visitors hold out after being reduced to 63/4 before lunch
While he might not be the most gifted batsman, Wriddhiman Saha certainly transcends the limitations of his batting.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s patient double and Wriddhiman Saha’s hundred deflate Australia; Ravindra Jadeja’s twin strikes in fading light put India on course
Steve Smith and Virat Kohli had allayed any sense of tensions prior to the third Test but they were clearly visible on the third day.
Cheteshwar Pujara scores 4th century of home season — 130 not out — to keep India afloat; hosts trail Australia by 91 with four wickets left
An opening stand worth 91-runs between KL Rahul and Murali Vijay was their highest partnership in this series against Australia.
This home season has featured an organic evolution in Ravindra Jadeja's bowling — not aesthetically — but in terms of skill and thought.
On the best batting pitch of the series, the visiting skipper hits an unbeaten hundred, adds 159* runs with Maxwell to make it Australia’s day in Ranchi
R Sridhar said that in Virat Kohli’s absence, Ajinkya Rahane kept the energy well as he made sure he communicated well with the bowlers.
At times, especially when he came down the track, Maxwell looked more certain than the centurion skipper himself.
Ind vs Aus: Even Pat Cummins has lost count of the number of times his body was subjected to the surgeon’s scalpel.
Despite Virat Kohli and Steve Smith insisting on ‘moving on’ from Bangalore, there was enough evidence in their pre-Test pressers to suggest sparks would fly in Ranchi.
Umesh Yadav, perceptibly, is bowling better than at any stage of his career, and in Pune he registered his second best figures in an innings.
Ranchi’s PhD scholar-curator SB Singh gives no clue how the wicket will behave — or which surface on the central square will be used for the third Test
Australia fret over the fitness of their frontline spinner, who suffered a finger injury in the Bangalore Test.
Indian cricket team has been struggling to find a specialist fielder for short-leg position in Test cricket.
For IPL franchises, market considerations are as important as talent
Kings XI Punjab shelled out Rs 3 crore for T Natarajan at IPL auction, making him the second most expensive domestic pick.
Virat Kohli might be few Test series wins abroad short of being likened to Steve Waugh, but he's moulding his team to look like the Australia’s Untouchables.
Despite racism and constant criticism, Serena Williams is US’s greatest sporting icon.
Hardik Pandya in the bowling department conforms to the old-fashioned values of discipline and accuracy, bowling within his limitations.
While the Ranji champions’ batsmen walked away with most of the laurels, a pair of fast-bowling all-rounders too proved influential.
The urge is to call this a fairytale. It is not. If you’d been following them, you could have noticed them unfurling like a slow-breaking wave.
On Saturday, Parthiv Patel scarcely played a stroke that merited company or comparison with VVS Laxman’s canvas of melting strokes.
Strategies and tactics Mumbai and Gujarat pursued were regulated by the clunky needles of the automatic clock atop the manual score card
Prithvi Shaw played a scintillating knock in the second innings of the Ranji Trophy final. The right hander would smash bowlers around at will.
Shreyas Iyer scored 82 runs in the second innings to lead Mumbai's comeback into the contest and push for a 108 run lead.
Parthiv Patel and Manprit Juneja led the batting effort as Gujarat take 63-run lead with four first innings wickets left on Day Two
Fast bowlers — he is of that snarling, combative type — generally harbour a feeling that they are perpetually luckless.
Teenage opener Prithvi Shaw shows class but Mumbai implode on opening day of the Ranji Trophy final against Gujarat
Gujarat will have to live without Jasprit Bumrah, while Mumbai to miss the services of experienced Dhawal Kulkarni
The Gujarat-Mumbai rivalry has been more socio-political than cricket-related, but that may change now.
While it maybe wasn’t entirely shocking, the abruptness of MS Dhoni’s retirement caught us off-guard. But there might have mitigating factors that prompted Dhoni to relinquish his captaincy.
In the contest which saw Virat Kohli score his maiden double hundred, there was also Mohammed Shami's exceptional four-for in West Indies.
The story arcs of these three characters are, unfortunately, the least interesting.