Free Press Journal
  • Rohit steals the show in maiden series as captain

    New Delhi : Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma ruled the limited-overs leg of the home series against Sri Lanka, finishing as the highest-run scorer in the two formats while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal ended up as the top wicket-taker.

  • Unadkat hopes Lanka series to be a turnaround in his career

    Mumbai : Back in the national team after a year in the wilderness, left-arm pacer Javdev Unadkat feels that his impressive show in the T20 International series against Sri Lanka can prove to be a turnaround in his career.

  • India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma steals the show in maiden series as captain

    New Delhi: Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma ruled the limited-overs leg of the home series against Sri Lanka, finishing as the highest run scorer in the two formats while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal ended up as the top wicket-taker. Rohit was simply unstoppable in his first full series as captain.

  • Sri Lankan coach Nic Pothas predicts a close contest in India’s tour of SA

    Mumbai: South Africa-born Sri Lanka head coach Nic Pothas has predicted a close contest when India face the Proteas in the upcoming Test tour beginning next month, provided the Virat Kohli-led batting line-up measures up to the home side’s lethal new ball attack. The 44-year-old Pothas said that the Indian team underKohli seemed to have covered all their bases.

  • We have been good in patches, say SL coach Nic Pothas

    Mumbai: Sri Lanka won just one ODI in the just-concluded full tour of India but their coach Nic Pothashas sought to take the positives, saying his side were good in patches and would return home as better players. Sri Lanka lost the three-match Test series 0-1, followed by 1-2 defeat in the ODIs and then suffered 0-3 humiliation in the T20 Internationals. They lost the third and final T20Igame by five wickets

  • MS Dhoni celebrate Christmas eve

    India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I: MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya celebrate Christmas eve after Lankan whitewash; see photos

    The former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, once again finished off the game in style by hitting the winning run against Sri Lanka in third and final T20I at Wankhede stadium. Following the latest win, Team India celebrated Christmas eve wearing the the Santa Claus hats after India finished 2017 with their 37th victory in international cricket. And MS Dhoni was leading the party from the front.

  • India vs Sri Lanka Mumbai T20I: Statistical highlights of the third T20

    Mumbai: Statistical highlights of the third and final Twenty20 International match between India and SriLanka here. India’s winning margin of 3-0 is their biggest series victory vs Sri Lanka in T20 Internationals. For the second time, they have won all three matches in a bilateral series –the first instance being against Australia in Australia in January 2016. India have won ten and lost four matches out of 14played against Sri Lanka in

  • Grinding in domestic seasons matured me: Jaydev Unadkat

    Mumbai: India, here on Sunday, managed to inflict a 3-0 series whitewash on Sri Lanka with a five-wicket win in the third Twenty20 International (T20I) match. Jaydev Unadkat, who was awarded the Man of the Match and the Series, said grinding in the domestic seasons matured him as a player and made his comeback possible.

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma signals to send MS Dhoni at the crease; Watch video

    During the 2nd T20I match at Indore between India and Sri Lanka, the stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, slammed a brilliant century in just 35 balls, and joined South Africa’s David Miller. Though the match would not be remembered for Rohit’s display of clean hitting alone. As it transpired, the stand-in Indian captain gave cricket fans another reason to remember the game after his dismissal.

  • India vs SL Indore T20I: ‘Play with the field’, says Rohit Sharma post victory

    Indore: After a spectacular display of cricketing prowess, Indian stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma on Friday said it was his ability to score runs in every nook and corner of the ground that helped him equal the fastest century in Twenty20 International cricket, thus paving way for the hosts’ massive 88-run victory here.

  • India vs Sri Lanka T20: Rohit Sharma’s record ton, India’s highest score; statistical highlights of Indore T20

    Sri Lanka’s tour of India deteriorated further with Lankan lions suffering yet another demoralising defeat at Indore. India put into bat first started with a bang as openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul straightaway went after the bowling and put Lankan bowlers under pressure. Captain Sharma blasted the century off 35 balls and equalled the record with South Africa’s David Miller. Sharma hit 12 sixes and 10 fours in

  • ‘Inspirational’ Dhoni is still a match winner for India: KL Rahul

    Cuttack: There is no denying the fact that MS Dhoni is at the fag end of his career but opener K L Rahul said the former skipper is still a match-winner for India and continues to be an inspiration in the dressing room. Promoted to the no.4 position, Dhoni made an unbeaten 39off 22 deliveries before affecting four dismissals behind the stumps to help India record a massive 93-run win over Sri

  • India vs Sri Lanka Cuttack T20I: Statistical highlights of the first T20

    Cuttack: India’s 93-run triumph is their largest in terms of runs in T20Is, outstripping the 90-run victory vs England at Colombo (RPS) on September 23, 2012. India’s previous largest victory vs Sri Lanka in terms of runs was by 69 runs at Ranchi on February 12, 2016. Sri Lanka have recorded their biggest defeat in terms of runs in T20Is, eclipsing the 85-run defeat to Australia atPallekele on September 6, 2016.

  • India vs Sri Lanka Cuttack T20I: India outclass SL by 93 runs

    Cuttack: India put up a strong all-round show to register their biggest Twenty20 International (T20I) win in terms of runs — 93 — in the first match against Sri Lanka at the Barabati Stadium here on Wednesday.