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South Africa: A false dawn?

The fourth Test at Johannesburg was Vernon Philander’s last affair in white clothes. The mighty warrior from South Africa had been one of the most loved and adored cricketers across the country for more than a decade. He was...

Top order batsmen let South Africa down

Once upon a time the Bangladesh cricket team’s tail-enders used to fight better than the top-order. It was during those days when Bangladesh were awarded a premature Test status. Their inexperienced top-order batters succumbed easily, but surprisingly, the lower-order,...

England and South Africa prove how magnificent 5-day Test match could be

Joe Root won a huge toss on the first day of the second Test at Cape Town. It was a hard deck at Newlands, where the South Africans pacers shone to put the visitors on the back-foot, but still,...

A much needed victory for South Africa

Just imagine the state of South African cricket two weeks back. It was in a mess. 2019 has been annus horribolis for Proteas on and off the field. Some big guns showed a lesser amount of commitment. Some big...

Ben Stokes has the potential to be one of the greatest allrounders in the...

“Ben Stokes plays like Imran and Botham. Like them, he is aggressive, brave, and relishes tough challenges. Test cricket needs players like him and a competitive rivalry” The battle between the bat and ball was well poised on the first...

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Group of Death: France, Germany and Portugal progress in a dramatic...

Group F was the Group of Death and the progress to the next round would be a stifling challenge. There is no doubt about the quality of the teams like World Champions France, defending Euro Champions Portugal and the tough nut Germany – while, the fighting spirit of the Hungarians would a challenge for everyone and they proved that. Sadly, Hungary, like Poland exit with their heads high.