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After middle order collapse, tail rescues England to 352/9 at end of Day 3

Ishant Sharma tightened India's grip on the first Test with a three-wicket burst that led to an England collapse on the third day at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni

The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni.

Indian pitches are quicker than Trent Bridge wicket: Stuart Broad

England all-rounder Stuart Broad has ridiculed the Trent Bridge pitch, on which India managed to post a mammoth 457, saying even the spin-friendly Indian tracks would have been faster than the wicket on offer during the first cricket Test here.

First Test: Reverse swing is the only way forward for England

It was only the first afternoon of the Test and series, and the ball just 30 overs old. To everyone’s amazement, James Anderson was getting the ball to go the other way.

1st Test: India looks to press on advantage against England on Day 3

India number 11 Mohammed Shami embarrassed England with the bat and then ensured home captain Alastair Cook's poor run of scores continued as the tourists seized control of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

Tillakaratne Dilshan steers Sri Lanka to victory over South Africa in second ODI

Tillakaratne Dilshan outshone Hashim Amla's 14th ODI century to steer Sri Lanka to a series-levelling 87-run win over South Africa in the second match at Pallekele Stadium on Wednesday.

Trent Bridge groundsman Steve Birks apologises for 'Indian' pitch

Nottinghamshire head groundsman Steve Birks said things hadn't gone to plan after appearing to produce a pitch ideally suited for India, rather than England, in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.

Vijay's ton take India to a comfortable position on Day 1

A solid batting display by Murali Vijay took India to 177 for three against England at tea on day one of the first Test in Nottingham on Wednesday.

Pakistan drop Hafeez from test squad for Lanka tour

Pakistan have dropped top order batsman Mohammad Hafeez from their test squad and recalled former captain Younis Khan in the one-day team for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.

Dhoni optimistic India can banish away-day blues in England tour

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes his largely youthful side can put their miserable away record behind them as they prepare for their first five-Test series in England in 55 years.

My gut feeling driven by logic and experience, says Dhoni on his birthday

Being instinctive is seen as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's best attributes but the man who has captained India to unprecedented highs in the last seven years reveals that his often talked about gut feeling is backed by cold logic.

Kohli, Pujara hold key to India's success in England

With a relatively inexperienced bowling attack at its disposal, India will be banking on its batsmen to get the team in position of strenghts and the spotlight especially will be on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the forthcoming Test series against England.

Dhoni fan bags job at his idol's farmhouse as birthday 'return gift'

Ravindar Kumar Saini, 28, who has celebrated every one of Dhoni’s birthdays by distributing sweets, received a phone call from Dhoni offering him a job as caretaker in his farmhouse in Ranchi.

Strauss drops the 'C' word on Pietersen on live TV, later says he is 'profusely sorry'

Former England captain Andrew Strauss was 'mortified' and 'profusely sorry' after initiating a fresh row regarding Kevin Pietersen by making highly offensive comments about his old Test colleague while broadcasting, he said on Saturday.

India's bowling attack key to England series: Dravid

India's largely unproven attack will decide if the tourists win their forthcoming Test series in England, according to former captain Rahul Dravid.
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