featurecricket17 hours ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 1 of the Perth Test

England ended the day in a seemingly comfortable position of 305/4 thanks to an eye-catching century by Dawid Malan (110*) and half-centuries by Jonny Bairstow (75*) and Mark Stoneman (56). However, the day will also be remembered for the Australian pace troika’s perseverance and WACA’s bounce.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | How and where India won second ODI in Mohali

Rohit Sharma stole the show with a thunderous double century and showed the world that what happened in the first match was just an aberration. Although Angelo Mathews waged a lone battle for the Lankans with the bat, it was the visitors' lack of situational awareness that cost them dearly.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | How and where India lost first ODI in Dharamshala

Suranga Lakmal had the field day in Dharamsala as he single-handedly dismantled the Indian batting order to end Sri Lanka's 12-match ODI losing streak. The game raised questions on India's batting ability against the moving ball, and also came as a warning sign ahead of the South Africa tour.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket10 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka |Talking Points from Day 4

India declared on 246/5 in their second innings, riding on quick fifties by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma after Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan’s 77-run partnership provided an assuring start. Sri Lanka, in response, lost three quick wickets to Jadeja and Shami for 31 runs chasing a target of 410 runs.
Subhayan Dutta
featurecricket11 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 3 of the third Test

On a day when Angelo Matthews and Dinesh Chandimal gave India a taste of their own medicine, the hosts fought back brilliantly with a flurry of wickets in the final session to restrict the Lankans to 356/9 at stumps. Here are the main talking points from all the action from Day 3 in Delhi.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket13 days ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 1 of the second Test

England’s struggles with the balls continued for a second Test in a row as Australia saw off the new ball with relative ease in the first ever Day-Night match in the Ashes. The hosts ended the day with 209/4, thanks to Usman Khawaja (53) David Warner (47), in a rain delayed day at the Adelaide Oval.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricket13 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 1 of the third Test

The third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla saw India commanding proceedings from the very beginning with Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay scoring centuries to give India a 371-run lead on Day 1. Lakshan Sandakan’s late brace of Vijay and Rahane remains the only positive for Sri Lanka in the game.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket19 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 3 of the second Test

Day 3 of the Nagpur Test saw Virat Kohli scoring a double ton and Rohit Sharma getting a ton in typical fashion after Cheteshwar Pujara fell short of 150 by just seven runs. Sri Lanka are already a wicket down in response to the massive 405-run lead that India have, after Ishant Sharma struck early.
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featurecricket19 days ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 4 of the first Test

Despite Joe Root’s fifty, and contributions from Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow, on Day 4, England could only manage a score of 195 in their second innings in Brisbane. In reply, the Australian openers, David Warner (60*) and Cameron Bancroft (51*) have put Australia on the brink of victory.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricket20 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | Talking points from Day 2 of the second Test

After Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara’s 209-run stand helped India overcome Sri Lanka’s lead without any trouble, Virat Kohli’s quick 54 helped India end the day with a 107-run lead. The Sri Lankan bowlers failed to make any impression whatsoever as they claimed just one wicket on the second day.
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