India opened the series against New Zealand with a thumping 197 runs win and take a 1-0 lead.
R Ashwin led from the front to pick up six wickets in the second innings and finish the match with a ten-wicket haul.
Jeetan Patel - an off spinner - returns to the New Zealand side after three years post a fruitful season with Warwickshire in the English County.
India were boosted by a solid spin bowling effort by R Ashwin to win the first Test against New Zealand by 197 runs.
Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah guided Bangladesh to 265 before Taskin Ahmed grabbed 4-59 to help the hosts dismiss Afghanistan for 258.
Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev have criticised the ‘one state, one vote’ policy and the restricted tenures of officials as suggested by Lodha panel.
‘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.
Eden Gardens is all set to host India vs New Zealand, second Test, and CAB will felicitate both the teams and former Bengal captains.
Debutant Temba Bavuma led South Africa to a total of 354 for five which Ireland fell short by 206 runs.
India continued their dominant form into the fourth day and set up some interesting batting and bowling records.
India has not played a proper bilateral Test series against Pakistan since 2007 when Misbah-ul-Haq toured India with the national side.
Shane Jurgensen also feels that the lesson his bowlers can learn from the Indian bowlers is that they 'create a lot of pressure.'
R Ashwin became fastest Indian, second fastest in the world to pick 200 Test wickets surpassing Harbhajan Singh, Dennis Lillee and Waqar Younis.
New Zealand have an uphill task when they take the middle on the fifth day of the first Test against India in Kanpur.
New Zealand wobbled early and were reeling at 93 for four at stumps, after India set up a total of 434 runs to chase.
India six wickets away from win in first Test after R Ashwin runs through New Zealand top order to claim 200th Test wicket.
Ravindra Jadeja followed up his five-wicket haul in New Zealand's first innings, with an unbeaten fifty in the India's second innings.
Ravichandran Ashwin's third scalp against New Zealand in the second innings was his 200th in the longest format.
R Ashwin reached the milestone in only 37 Tests, faster than Harbhajan Singh who took 46 Tests to get there.
Negative comments about Umar Akmal's behaviour by former head coach Waqar Younis and ex-manager Intikhab Alam almost derailed his career.
Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev felt the BCCI has a different structure to work with and hence all Lodha recommendations may not be beneficial.
India six wickets away from a big after R Ashwin on the final day to win the first Test against New Zealand as visitors end Day 4 at 93/4 chasing 434.
Both teams kept the same eleven from Friday's first match which Pakistan won by nine wickets.
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.
The 35-year-old Sarandeep Singh, who played 3 Tests for India in 2001-02, appeared for an interview for the senior selector's post of DDCA.
Aditi Ashok, 18 years of age, had an adventurous day with three birdies, but also had six bogeys and nine pars as she shot three-over.
R Ashwin bowled a peach of a delivery to clean bowl Kane Williamson as India reduced the visitors from overnight 152/1 to 238/5 by lunch.
Pakistan produced a solid bowling display against a depleted West Indies squad to win the second T20 by 17 runs.
India play their 250th Test at home when they play New Zealand at Eden Gardens in the second of the three-match series.
BJ Watling said how New Zealand perform in the opening session of the fourth day will determine which way the match will turn.
India struck with the ball and with the bat against New Zealand on the third day of the first Test to lead by 251 runs.
R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja rock New Zealand to give India 56-run lead before Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara swell it to 215.
India at close of play on the third day led New Zealand by 215 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay going strong.
Anurag Thakur said in a statement that there was no question of playing cricket with Pakistan.