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Lakmal 6-6-0-3 tortures India in tough conditions
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Lakmal 6-6-0-3 tortures India in tough conditions

November 16th, 2017 | by admin
India 17 for 3 (Lakmal 3-0) v Sri Lanka Only 11.5 overs of cricket were possible in the first two sessions of the Kolkata Test, but they were 11.5 difficult overs for India, asked to bat on a damp green pitch under overcast...
Sri Lanka resume search for first Test win in India
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Sri Lanka resume search for first Test win in India

November 15th, 2017 | by admin
Match facts November 16-20, 2017 Start time 0930 local (0400 GMT) Big Picture India v Sri Lanka again? Didn’t they play last week? Or was it last month? Might have been last season. Who could care? Such is the apathy...
Unmukt Chand’s quest for 1000
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Unmukt Chand’s quest for 1000

November 15th, 2017 | by admin
Unmukt Chand is animatedly recounting bungee jumping from the Macau Tower, the world’s tallest such jump. There’s a strap around his ankle that’s holding an ice pack in place, the result of a football injury. It...
Important to play five bowlers against good Test sides – Chandimal
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Important to play five bowlers against good Test sides – Chandimal

November 15th, 2017 | by admin
When India went to Sri Lanka in July-August and beat them 3-0, they won by some staggering margins: 304 runs, an innings and 53 runs, an innings and 171 runs. Just over a month later, Sri Lanka beat Pakistan 2-0. What changed in...
Time for Mathews to put past troubles behind him
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Time for Mathews to put past troubles behind him

November 15th, 2017 | by admin
It has been four months since Angelo Mathews stepped down from the role, but it’s hard not to look at him with the feeling in the back of your mind that you’re watching Sri Lanka’s captain do his thing....
Rahane keen to ‘evolve’ by adding more shots to his game
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Rahane keen to ‘evolve’ by adding more shots to his game

November 15th, 2017 | by admin
On Monday, with three days to go for the start of the Test series against Sri Lanka, Ajinkya Rahane walked into the spinners’ net at Eden Gardens and began reverse-sweeping roughly every fourth ball. Every time Kuldeep...
Let Pant be the way he is – KP Bhaskar
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Let Pant be the way he is – KP Bhaskar

November 13th, 2017 | by admin
Less than a year ago, Rishabh Pant was the most celebrated young performer to come out of the Ranji Trophy. His 872 runs at a strike rate of 107.28 went a long way towards him getting an India cap – against England in a...
‘Hat-tricks not my best form’ – Starc
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‘Hat-tricks not my best form’ – Starc

November 13th, 2017 | by admin
Mitchell Starc believes he can bowl far better than he showed in taking a hat-trick in each innings for New South Wales against Western Australia, and pointed to Josh Hazlewood’s outstanding rhythm in the same match as the...
Renshaw wobble threatens Root reunion
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Renshaw wobble threatens Root reunion

November 13th, 2017 | by admin
Matt Renshaw, born in Teesside, is desperate to mark the first anniversary of his breakthrough into Australia’s Test side by facing England for the first time. It would be a special moment for Renshaw, a Newcastle United...
Lehmanns can make it work – Alec Stewart
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Lehmanns can make it work – Alec Stewart

November 13th, 2017 | by admin
Over the coming days, when Australia’s selection panel sits down to finalise the squad for their opening Ashes encounter in Brisbane, at some point during the conversation, Darren Lehmann will have to excuse himself from...