Free Press Journal
  • Job satisfaction is most in Test cricket: Virat Kohli

    New Delhi: For a man with an insatiable hunger for runs, Virat Kohli says he derives utmost job satisfaction when he shines in Test cricket, a format he has mastered “watching” teammate Cheteshwar Pujara bat for long hours. Only 29, Kohli has already established himself as one of the game’s greats, yesterday overtaking Brian Lara as the skipper with most Test double hundreds (6). “My favourite obviously is Test cricket, we are

  • India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test: Host 371/4 at stumps on day 1

    New Delhi: Captain Virat Kohli and opener Murali Vijay made a mockery of sub-par Sri Lankan attack with effortless centuries as India cruised to 371 for four on the first day of the third and final cricket Test.

  • India vs Sri Lanka Delhi Test: India 116 for 2 at lunch on day 1

    New Delhi: Opener Murali Vijay cruised to an effortless half-century as India reached a comfortable 116 for two at lunch on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test, here today. Vijay was batting on 51 while skipper Virat Kohli hit three fours in his 17. While the home team scored runs at a fast clip during the opening session, both Shikhar Dhawan (23) and Cheteshwar Pujara (23) would be lamenting the

  • Indian cricket team commemorates Armed Forces week

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket team on Saturday commemorated the Armed Forces week by sporting badges in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Ferozeshah Kotla here. India celebrates the Armed Forces week from December 1-7.

  • India vs Sri Lanka Delhi Test: India wins toss, elects to bat

    New Delhi: India won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the third Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla Cricket Ground here on Saturday. For India, pacer Mohammed Shami replaces Umesh Yadav and opener Shikhar Dhawan comes in place of Lokesh Rahul.

  • Live Scores, Match updates, Commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1 at Delhi

    India, the No 1 ranked Test side will take on beleaguered Sri Lankans in the third Test at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. SL registered their biggest loss in Test cricket by losing the second match by an innings and 239 runs. It was business as usual for India as they ticked all the boxes and continued their impressive run of form. The team played collectively and its a step in the right direction before the

  • India vs Sri Lanka Delhi Test: Team India brace up for another big win

    New Delhi: An infinitely superior India will be eager to carry out yet another demolition act on a below-par Sri Lanka when the two teams clash in the third and final Test starting here tomorrow. After the batting debacle in the first innings of the first Test, Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul enjoyed fruitful second innings with scores of 94 and 79respectively. Murali Vijay, who was surprisingly kept out of

  • 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.