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Sri Lanka win the series

The West Indies started off the second Test at Galle with enough promise, but as usual, they lost their way despite gaining the upper hand. The spin duo of Sri Lanka Lasith Embuldeniya and Ramish Mendis spun the web around West Indian batters to gift Mickey Arthur a perfect farewell.

Pakistan conquer Chattogram

After the frustrating end to the Twenty20 World Cup and three-match Tenty20 series at home against Pakistan; Bangladesh faced the visitors in the format in which, many of the players are less interested in playing – Test cricket.

Gritty New Zealand frustrate India

New Zealand and Kane Williamson witnessed Australia lift the trophy of the Twenty20 World Cup in Dubai – without even letting a competition take place. It was another defeat in the finals of an ICC event. But in one format, New Zealand have shown why they are the current champions and which is Test cricket. They might be done and dusted, but they keep on breathing and fight – Kanpur witnessed one of the breathtaking Test matches of this year, where the Kiwis frustrated India and snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat.

As expected, Sri Lanka win

Since 1993, the West Indies have met Sri Lanka eleven times where they drew just four times and three of those came in a rain-affected Test series where Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara shone with the bat. At the start of the new century, the duel between Brian Lara and Muttiah Muralitharan generated hype where both of them had been at their pristine best, but Lara dominating Murali is still a part of West Indian cricket folklore. Otherwise, it has been all about Sri Lanka in their backyard.

World T20: Australia are the masters in final of mega-events

Whenever Australia feature in the final of a mega-event, you have to consider them as the favourites and guess what, they never let their supporters down. They are the masters in the finals of a mega-event and after maintaining their hundred per cent winning record in the knockout stages of an ICC event against Pakistan, they maintained the same against New Zealand. 

World T20: Australia storm to the final

In a classic semifinal at Dubai the favourites since the tournament commenced - Pakistan were stunned by Australia and for which, Australia remain unbeaten against Pakistan in an ICC knockout event.

World T20: Calm and composed New Zealand upset England and advance to the final

England started the semifinal as the favourites and their batters gifted them a competitive total to defend on a tricky pitch. Daryl Mitchell remained calm and composed as ever while Jimmy Neesham played one hell of an innings to knock England out of the tournament.

World T20: Disgraceful performance by Bangladesh. What’s next for the Tigers?

The Bangladesh Cricket Team travelled the Middle East with a lot of expectations but returned home empty-handed. They have won just one match in the qualifiers while they won nothing in the main event, where the performance against Australia and South Africa was absolutely disgraceful.

World T20: India bounce back

India came out with the intent to win and in style - they thrashed Afghanistan and their body language showed, they would not bog down easily. 

World T20: South Africa gun down Bangladesh

Whatever hopes were alive for Bangladesh in this tournament was over after the defeat against West Indies and in the remaining two matches it was all about getting back on the track and boosting the confidence - and if a sudden twist occurs in the group, back-to-back victories might help. Well, in the end, Bangladesh ended up with eggs on their faces against South Africa. 

World T20: New Zealand upset India

It was both surprising and frustrating the way India played against New Zealand. Man to man India are blessed with outstanding shorter-format players, but in the end, they meekly surrendered against the Kiwis.

World T20: Must win situation for India and New Zealand

After losing their opening matches against Pakistan, two of the finest teams in world cricket would meet each other for keeping their hopes alive for a place in the semifinals.

World T20: David Miller breaks Sri Lankan hearts

It was Sri Lanka's match to lose and until David Miller smashed South Africa home, the Lankans were well poised to bag full points. In the last over, Miller did not choke like Mahmudullah Riyad, rather, smashed the Proteas home.

World T20: West Indies win a nail-biter

It was a do-or-die match for both West Indies and Bangladesh. Bangladesh almost made it until Andre Russell kept his cool to hang on to a cliff-hanger. 

World T20: Do or Die match for West Indies and Bangladesh

West Indies and Bangladesh would leghorns in the must-win match at Sharjah.

World T20: Comfortable victory for Australia

It was another day at the office for Australia, who enjoyed working throughout the evening. At first, their bowlers kept the Sri Lankan batters under control and then David Warner and friends finished the job without making the weather heavy.

World T20: Australia and Sri Lanka would try to smoothen semifinal journey by securing...

Both Sri Lanka and Australia started off the tournament with inspiring victories. In the Group of Death, a place in the semifinal spot would never be easier and thus each and every match is important and securing full points are enough important.

World T20: England beat Bangladesh comprehensively

Bangladesh have been lacking a lot of self-belief since the tournament kicked off from the qualifying stage. A victory over the new bees - Papua New Guinea does not ensure that Bangladesh had found their way, rather, as soon as the main event started - their loopholes are visible while the unit seems out of focus.  

World T20: England would look to dominate while Bangladesh thinking of keeping alive

A confident England side would meet Bangladesh in the Group of Death fixture. England, from a bowling point of view, enjoyed a great evening against West Indies, even though they struggled with the bat, but against a low-confident Bangladesh unit, they would look to make up the shortcomings.

World T20: South Africa earn points, back to back victories for Pakistan

The West Indies lost against as South Africa scripted a commendable victory. Meanwhile, Pakistan won a thrilling encounter against New Zealand. The Men in Green were brilliant with the ball as usual but found the going tough while chasing. Asif Ali and the experienced Shoaib Malik steered the ship home.


Real Madrid survive the Elche scare

Elche were minutes away from exacting revenge against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon, having been knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Los Blancos in midweek, but in the end, they had to make do with a point.

Big 3 points for the Reds

Last-gasp win for Inter