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Mushfiqur Rahim

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, Day 3, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Mushfiqur Rahim's composed 85 and superb run of form this year, Rangana Herath's milestone and a hundred-run partnership for Bangladesh. Here are the statistical highlights of day three of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle.  100 Wickets in...
India v Australia Test controversial DRS

Steve Smith, cricket cannot afford another ‘brain fade’

“Australians are cheats.” These are the three words I grew up listening to when I had no interest in cricket. I was surrounded by cricket lovers in the family and the Indian team meant a big deal to them....
Trent Boult

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, Day 2, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Trent Boult’s best figure against South Africa and century partnership between Jeet Raval and Kane Williamson. Here are the statistical highlights from day two of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa at Dunedin. 4 Number of times...
Chris Lyon

Australia might have lost, but they can bounce back

The Indians bounced back in style at Bengaluru to level the series. While Virat’s men are showered with a lot of praise, but the incident of Steve Smith’s brain-fade regarding the DRS in the fourth innings has overshadowed team...
Soumya Sarkar

Deep’s corner – Bangladesh need to bat sensibly tomorrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWJtpz3Y03w&feature=youtu.be   Tamim Iqbal took a smart catch to dismiss Kusal Silva and prevented him from reaching a double ton, but at the fag end of the day, Tamim committed a silly mistake which spoiled the good work done...
Tamim Iqbal

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, Day 2, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Highest score in Test cricket for Kusal Mendis, Bangladesh’s best ever opening partnership against Sri Lanka and much more. Here are the statistical highlights from day two of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle. 194 Runs...
Dean Elgar

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, Day 1, 2017 – Statistical highlights

It was an attritional days of Test cricket at Dunedin. Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis contributed well to end the day comfortably for the visitors after being in trouble at 22 for 3. Here are the statistical highlights of...
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Deep’s corner – Good day for Sri Lanka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHWoL-7XL7k&feature=youtu.be The Galle track had a bit of seam movement and bounce in the earlier part of the day. The Bangladeshi pacers, except Taskin Ahmed, got the ball to move and bounce a bit to keep the Sri...
Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwara Pujara continues to be India’s silent warrior

Cheteshwara Pujara – the man is as simple as his name. Considering his calm and easy-going nature, he is an odd one out in Virat Kohli’s aggressive Test side, yet his No. 3 spot makes him one of the...
Ravi Ashwin celebrating

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, Day 4, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Pujara-Rahane’s hundred-run stand, Ashwin’s another five-wicket haul, levelled the series for India. Here are the statistical highlights from the fourth day of the second Test between India and Australia at Bengaluru. 25 Five-wicket haul for Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests. He becomes...
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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, Day 1, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Kusal Mendis’ unbeaten hundred and his partnership with Asela Gunaratne helped Sri Lanka to end the day on a high. Here are the statistical highlights from day one of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Galle.  1000 Test...
Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh’s inspiring displays in Sri Lanka

November 10, 2000, will remain as one of the most significant days in the history of  Bangladesh. For the 29-year old nation, back then, achieving the coveted Test status was something special. But in the early years, Bangladesh found...
Ravindra Jadeja

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, Day 3, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Jadeja’s six-wicket haul and India’s strong comeback with the bat. Here are the statistical highlights of the second Test between India and Australia from day three at Bengaluru. 6 Wickets taken by Ravindra Jadeja in Australia’s first innings, his seventh...
Root and Woakes

West Indies v England, 2nd ODI, Antigua, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Root-Woakes’ unbeaten hundred-run partnership sealed the series for England. Here are the statistical highlights from the second ODI between West Indies and England at Antigua.  100 ODI wickets for Steven Finn, tenth England bowler to take 100 or more ODI...
Matt Renshaw

Matt Renshaw – The Aussie kid who takes over India yet again

Born in Yorkshire, nine-year-old Matthew Thomas Renshaw dreamt of playing cricket for England some day. However, his family had to move to New Zealand and eventually, they settled in Brisbane when he was ten. Renshaw was destined to play...
Shawn Marsh

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, Day 2, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Ravi Ashwin’s struggle against the left handers and his love with Warner’s wicket. Matt Renshaw and Shaun Marsh's composure on a tough track. Here are the statistical highlights from day two of the second Test between India and Australia. 8...
Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon – Australia’s ‘GOAT’ for a reason

Virat Kohli’s Team India had won six Test series on a trot; teams touring India and being beaten by the Indian spin duo, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, had become a ritual. While everything appeared in place in the...
Nathan Lyon

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, Day 1, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Nathan Lyon’s record breaking figure by a visiting bowler in India kept the Aussies on top. Here are the statistical highlights from day 1 of the second Test between India and Australia at Bengaluru.  56 Number of Tests Abhinav Mukund...
Imran Tahir

New Zealand v South Africa, 5th ODI, Auckland, 2017 – Statistical highlight

Imran Tahir’s best economy rate as a South African spinner and Africa’s seventh consecutive series win. Here are the statistical highlights of the fifth ODI between New Zealand and South Africa at Auckland.  2/14 Imran Tahir’s figure from his 10...
Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh to provide stern test for Sri Lanka

Although they failed to win either one of their Tests in New Zealand or the recently completed one-off Test against India, Bangladesh will be buoyed by their recent progress in the long form of the game. They will be...

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The Victory Tests: Part 1 – The Backdrop

In this series, Arunabha Sengupta relates the tale of the Victory Tests played between England and the Australian Services as a celebration of the...