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BCCI uses Ahmedabad Test row to educate upcoming players

India’s controversial decision not to enforce the follow-on in the 1999 Ahmedabad Test against New Zealand is among the big mysteries in Indian cricket. It is being used as educational reference.

Indian pacers answer call, pin down England’s lions in their den

The Lord’s wicket was prepared keeping in mind the home team’s strength. It was the India bowlers who made better use of the green carpet. Ishant wreaked havoc with an 80-over-old ball.

After Lord’s, brands set to chase Ishant Sharma, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, others

The whole nation is celebrating India’s win in the Test match at the Mecca of cricket, Lord’s. Ishant Sharma and co had fans and critics alike gushing. And waiting in the slips as it were, to cash in on the glory, are advertisers.

Winning the Lord’s Test, and happily failing the Tebbit Test

It is nearly 25 years since the veteran Tory politician Norman Tebbit proposed what has come to be known as the ‘Tebbit Cricket Test’ for immigrants of south Asian origin: which side do they cheer when their country of origin plays against England?

Ishant's 7 for 74 -A spell that was worth the wait

Powered by Ishant Sharma’s career-best haul of seven for 74, India bowled out the home team for 223 to register a 95-run win.

It was a memorable win, we learnt from 2011 tour, says Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday termed the 95-run win over England, their first Test victory at the historic Lord's in nearly three decades, a "memorable" one and said the visitors had learnt from their disastrous 2011 tour.

Sachin reacts to Sharapova's comment, says it wasn't 'disrespectful'

Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday reacted to Tennis star Maria Sharapova's recent revelation of not knowing who he is. He was quoted by television channels as saying that her 'Comment (was) not disrespectful, maybe she doesn't follow Cricket'.

India's Test record at Lord's

India's 95-run victory against England on Monday was only the second time in 17 matches stretching back 82 years that they had won a Test at Lord's.

Action correction helped Ishant get back into form: Coach

Ishant Sharma's childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced in recent times was "justified" and is also proud that his favourite ward has answered back in the best possible way by winning an overseas Test match for India.

Lack of runs increases scrutiny of Virat Kohli

Four innings, four failures. It’s unlike the batsman who has known no failure since the initial time he took to settle down in Test cricket.

Steyn, Morkel seal 153 run win for South Africa in Sri Lanka

South African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting lineup to seal a 153-run win in the first test on Sunday as Hashim Amla started his captaincy in fine style.

Dhoni instructed me to bowl bouncers, says Ishant after India's historic Lord's win

Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma credited captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for instructing him to bowl bouncers which helped India win the second Test at Lord's on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Statistical highlights after Day 4 of England vs India second Test

Here are some statistical highlights after day four of the second cricket Test between India and England at Lord's on Sunday. India on track for historic victory at Lord’s

2nd Test, Day 5: Jadeja set to play crucial role on fifth day at Lord's

With the second Test between England and India set to go down to the wire on the fifth day at Lord's, Ravindra Jadeja has the chance to finally deliver on his promise in the longer format of the game.

England battling to save Test as India strike

England have been set a stiff target of 319 to win the second Test against India on the fourth day at Lord's on Sunday.
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