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  • India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Rangana Herath ruled out of third Test at Kotla

    New Delhi: Veteran Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath was today ruled out of the third Test against India due to a sore back, compounding the visiting team’s problems in the ongoing series. Leg-break bowler Jeffrey Vandersay has been added to the touring squad as Herath’s replacement.

  • Ashwin is currently the best spinner in the world, says Muralitharan

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan feels India’s Ravichandran Ashwin is presently the best spinner in the world and his achievements with the ball are a testimony to his greatness. Ashwin yesterday became the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets in his 54th match, breaking Dennis Lillee’s record during India’s convincing win over SriLanka in the second Test. And Muralitharan congratulated the Indian off-spinner on his achievement. “I

  • Ravichandran Ashwin @300: Match winner par excellence or rank turner specialist?

    Sri Lanka’s tour of India reached a new low when islanders suffered a traumatising defeat by an innings and 239 runs (biggest for SL) against a professional Indian side, which over the past couple of years have been very difficult to beat, especially in sub-continental conditions. The contest at Nagpur saw captain Virat Kohli struck his fifth double century (213) and rest of the job was done by spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran

  • India vs Sri Lanka Nagpur Test: Our batting let us down, says Dinesh Chandimal

    Nagpur: Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal blamed his batsmen for their inning and 239-run defeat in the second Test match against India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday. Chandimal also admitted that his team was outplayed from the first day itself.

  • Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith: Who is the undisputed No 1 batsman in world cricket?

    1877 was the year when cricket was originated and even after 140 years, the game of cricket is still alive and kicking. The beautiful game of cricket over the years has thrown batsmen like Donald Bradman, Sunil Gavaskar, Vivian Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and now its the turn of Indian captain Virat Kohli and Australian skipper Steve Smith to take the baton forward and carry forward the legacy of run-making.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4 at Nagpur

    The third day at the Jamtha, Nagpur saw hosts making a mockery of Sri Lankan attack as India piled runs on the board and declared at 610/6. It all started with skipper Virat Kohli scoring his 19th Test ton and later converting it to his fifth double century and toying with the mediocre Lanka attack. Kohli was ably supported by first Cheteshwar Pujara and then Rohit Sharma who remained unbeaten on 102.

  • India vs Sri Lanka Nagpur Test: Vijay, Pujara guide India to 97/1 on Day 2

    Nagpur: Opener Murali Vijay marked his return to Test cricket with a brilliant unbeaten half ton as India went to lunch comfortably placed at 97/1 on Day 2 of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Nagpur

    It was the same old story on the first day of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka, as visitors were bundled out for 205 in the first innings at Jamtha, Nagpur. The Lankan Lions won the toss and elected to bat first against India, but lost wickets at regular intervals and never got any momentum going. Captain Dinesh Chandimal top-scored with 57, but got little support from the other end. For India,

  • India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1: India lose KL Rahul early, finish at 11/1; trail by 194 runs

    Nagpur: India lost opener Lokesh Rahul to end the opening day of the second cricket Test at 11/1 after bowling out Sri Lanka for 205 in the final session at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday. Opener Murali Vijay (2 not out) and No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara (2 not out) were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

  • Has BCCI jeopardised India’s preparation for South Africa tour?

    Indian cricket team is the most followed team in the world and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the richest cricketing body in the world. The game of cricket in India is followed by 1.3 billion people and is treated like a religion in India. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has set the cat among the pigeon by questioning the top body over the context of current India vs

  • India vs Sri Lanka Nagpur Test: SL reach 47/2 at lunch on day 1

    Nagpur: Opener Dimuth Karunaratne lived a charmed life with two lucky reprieves as Sri Lanka made a sedate start, reaching 47 for 2 at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test against India here today. At the break, Karunaratne (21 batting) had faced 82 balls and was in company of Angelo Mathews (1 batting). Opener Sadeera Samarawickrama (13) and one down LahiruThirimanne (9) were out during a session where the

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Nagpur

    India, the No 1 ranked Test side will take on Sri Lanka at Jamtha, Nagpur in the second match of the series. The first match saw hosts coming very close to pull off a win against Lankan lions. The match saw visitors dictating the terms for the most part of the match, but India riding on Virat Kohli’s 18th Test hundred and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s eight wickets in the match came pretty close before bad light

  • No time to prepare for SA, need bouncy tracks vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli

    Nagpur: India captain Virat Kohli admitted that the team management had “no choice” but to request for hard bouncy tracks for the ongoing Test series against SriLanka with little time left to prepare for the South Africa series. The skipper once again spoke in a roundabout manner on the cramped schedule, which hampers preparation. Asked if he had asked for bouncy tracks, Kohli gave a direct answer, saying: “Yes (I had), because unfortunately, we

  • Vijay Shankar can be back-up allrounder when we travel abroad: Virat Kohli

    Nagpur: Hardik Pandya is India’s first- choice seam bowling all-rounder and the team management is looking at young Vijay Shankar as a back-up all-rounder with same skill sets for tough overseas assignments, skipper Virat Kohli said today. With Pandya being rested for the Sri Lanka Test series, Shankar was called as replacement of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the second match but Kohli dropped hints that the 26-year-old may be a contender for a slot in

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Indian batsmen ready for Visitors challenge

    Nagpur: Denied by the ‘Weather Gods’ in the opening Test, a supremely confident India are set to make some strategic changes to ensure that their dominance of Sri Lanka continues unchallenged in the second match starting here tomorrow.