Free Press Journal
  • India vs Sri Lanka: Ajinkya’s much-awaited ton, and Mrs Rahane’s elation

    Ajinkya Rahane has been a consistent run-getter for India, especially when it comes to overseas performances. Rahane had a long wait since 2016 to get to the three-figure mark in Tests. He took nearly 10 months and 17 innings to score a century before his knock and Cheteshwar Pujara’s centuries powered India to 344-3 against Sri Lanka on the opening day of the second Test at Colombo. In a brilliant inning, Rahane,

  • Virat Kohli felicitates Indian journalist. And, the reason will make you glad!

    Virat Kohli-led Indian team are flying high after registering their biggest overseas Test win in terms of runs after defeating Sri Lanka by 304 runs at Galle. With both, visitors India and Sri Lanka going strong in the second Test at SSC in Colombo, it has been a moment of achievement for a journalist, who will cover his career’s 100the Test match as a journalist. Yes! renowned cricket journalist R Kaushik, Managing

  • All-round view: Can Hardik Pandya be India’s Ben Stokes?

    The balance of a team is the most crucial aspect in any format of cricket and India ever since the retirement of the legendary Kapil Dev have always struggled when it comes having a genuine and match winning all-rounder. The current team is lucky to have likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha as utility players and over the past 18 months, the trio have performed admirably, but the main question is

  • Colombo Test preview: Can Sri Lanka bounce back against rampant India?

    India, the No 1 ranked Test side, started their campaign on a winning note against Sri Lanka at Galle by beating the hosts by a whopping margin of 304 runs. India played predictability and ticked almost all the boxes and SL on the other hand have lot to ponder over team selection and strategy. The second Test will be played at SSC Colombo, which has traditionally been a batting paradise and is very good

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Dhawan, Mukund and problem of plenty for Kohli

    Team India registered a massive win when they defeated hosts Sri Lanka by 304 runs in their first Test at Galle. But ahead of the second Test which is starting from Thursday, Virat Kohli is facing a problem of plenty at the top batting order. While Shikhar Dhawan put India in the driver’s seat on an opening day with a sparkling 190, it was his partner Abhinav Mukund’s turn to shine in

  • India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli kisses Uncle Percy happy birthday, gets cheeky return gift

    Cricket around the globe, especially Test matches, has been reduced to paltry crows on most parts. But there are some fans or say super fans who make it a point to support their side no matter what. India have their Sudhir Gautam, Pakistan has its Khan Chacha and for Sri Lanka, it is 81-year old Percy Abeysekera who is popular knows as ‘Uncle Percy’. Anyone following Sri Lanka cricket would have seen

  • Galle Test: India win 1st Test by 304 runs against Sri Lanka

    Galle: Spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each to help India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 at Galle

    India continued their domination on the third day and are on their way to a big win against hapless Sri Lankans. India by not enforcing the follow-on have put on 189/3 in second innings and are leading by 498 runs. Captain Virat Kohli and Abhinav Mukund put on 133 runs for the third wicket and Kohli is nearing yet another Test century. For Sri Lanka captain, Rangana Herath left the field due to finger

  • India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Another record-breaking ton for Kohli, Twitterati react

    Virat Kohli is back with a bang as he ended his poor run of form in the longer format by scoring an unbeaten 103 on day four of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Kohli had gone seven innings without even scoring a fifty. Earlier this year in February he had scored 204 against Bangladesh in Hyderabad but after that knock the Indian skipper struggled for form in Tests. Virat

  • India bowls out Sri Lanka cheaply for 291 in the first innings at Galle

    Galle: Sri Lanka were all out for 291 in reply to India’s first innings score of 600 on day 3 of the opening cricket Test here today. In the post-lunch session, Lahiru Kumara (2) was cleaned up by Ravindra Jadeja as Sri Lanka’s innings came to an end as they are one man short, following the thumb injury of  Asela Gunaratne, who was ruled out of the series on day 1.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 at Galle

    India, the No 1 ranked side in Test cricket continued their fine form and posted 600 runs in the first innings in the first Test at Galle. India began the day on 399/3, lost Cheteshwar Pujara early for 153 and then lost Ajinkya Rahane for 57. India was looking like in trouble, but Ravinchandran Ashwin and debutant Hardik Pandya had other plans and took India to the magical figure of 600. Pandya made quick fire 50

  • Live Scores, match updates, commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 at Galle

    India, the No 1 ranked side started their campaign on a strong footing against Sri Lanka at Galle on Day 1. India, riding on centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara helped India post 399/3. Shikhar Dhawan announced his return to Test cricket in style with striking 190 off 168 balls and was well supported by Pujara, who very calmly scored unbeaten 144 on Day 1.