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Playing on a different pitch
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

While most others were struggling to survive on challenging tracks, Rohit showed his class to set up the two Indian victories.

The spinner’s hand speed is a giveaway: Barry Richards
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Legendary South African opener explains threadbare the dos and don’ts for a batsman on a turner. When it comes to picking the straighter one, which did the most damage in the two-day Test at Motera, batsmen must watch the bowlers' hand closely, Richards says.

Pink ball has given a new dimension to the game: Ashwin
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

From balance to revolutions, the pink-ball was behaving differently at Motera, a reason why some deliveries turned big, while the other skidded through.

R Ashwin steps down the track to pitch critics
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Off-spinner questions who defines a good surface; says England players didn't complain.

Turner at Motera triggers a raging debate
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Gavaskar blames England batsmen's mindset, Root says pitch needs to allow for a contest.

Two-Day International: England caught in spin web again as India win by 10 wickets
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

India defeat England by 10 wickets in day-night third Test in Ahmedabad to take unassailable 2-1 lead in four-match series.

D/N Test, Day 1: Spinners’ day, India’s night
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

On a pink-ball turner, Axar & Ashwin prove too much for England, as India take command of day-night Test.

For D/N Test: Health kiosks, sanitisers and a gutka ban
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Tickets are priced between Rs 300 and Rs 2,500 per day. And to keep this 110,000-seat “world-class structure” sparkling clean, the GCA has even banned pan and gutka inside the complex.

India vs England: All to play for as WTC final beckons
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

India’s immediate past pink-ball experience has been bitter – 36 all out in Adelaide in December. England’s last pink-ball performance doesn’t inspire confidence either.

Milestone-man Ishant Sharma better than before
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

On the cusp of his 100th Test, the fast bowler has become a vital cog in the wheel of the Indian side.

IPL 2021 Auction: Market trumps logic… again
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

The IPL franchises spend exorbitant amounts on over-the-hill, untested, and inconsistent foreigners to plug holes in their squads.

Explained: Why were Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell big buys in IPL 2021 auction?
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

IPL auction: Glenn Maxwell’s value skyrocketed at the IPL auction on Thursday following a fierce bidding war between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.

India vs England: Dew may reduce swing in day/night Test at Motera
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

The Motera Stadium pitch will have grass cover, a requisite for pink-ball Tests. Ahmedabad has already started setting the stage, as informed by Gujarat cricketer Samit Gohel.

Rishabh Pant’s form in front of stumps helping him improve behind them
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

In the ongoing series against England, Rishabh Pant has already scored 91 in the first innings of the first Test and 58 not out in challenging conditions in the first innings of the second.

Chennai feels like home again after India spinners demolish England to level series
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Axar Patel made full use of favourable conditions to bag 5/60 while Ravichandran Ashwin finished with a match-haul of eight wickets apart from his classy fifth Test hundred with the bat.

India vs England: With first home ton, Ashwin turns another corner
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

On Monday, the 34-year-old from Chennai went past Garry Sobers and closed in on Ian Botham in the record books with a 148-ball 106 against England.

Ashwin, Kohli show how to bat on spinning tracks
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

On a deteriorating pitch, all-rounder and captain turn the screw on England with a century and half-century respectively.

The Ashwin brain teaser
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

On a day when Ashwin had a date with milestones, he was putting on an exhibition of using the seam and varying angles.

India vs England Test 2, Day 2: England’s head in a spin
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

On a pitch helping the tweakers immensely, visitors show weak technique and resolve as India take full control.

India vs England: TV umpire’s decision making in focus
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

TV umpire for the second Test, Anil Chaudhary, had a forgettable day at the office.

India vs England: Bowled through the gate
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Virat Kohli stood there for a long time despite being out bowled. Even the on-field umpires went for a referral. But there was no doubt whatsoever. Kohli fell into the trap and was out for a duck.

Cricket Barmy: An American and four English men
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

An American cricketer from Tulsa turned up at Chepauk, flanked by four Englishmen and an Australian.

India vs England Test 2, Day 1: A sweeping statement
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

Rohit uses the shot England use liberally on turners as India put up a decent total on Day 1.

Cricket is open again, crowds line up at Chepauk: ‘Chennai always a Test city, long gap was painful’
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

A daily turnout of around 14,000 is expected at the stadium after the Tamil Nadu government gave the go-ahead for 50 per cent occupancy at sports events – a full house would have meant a little over 33,000 fans.

India vs England 2nd Test Preview: India hope for right turn
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

After debacle in first Test, hosts look to bounce back on surface expected to aid spinners from start.

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