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HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

Cricket

Jadeja-Anderson spat proved the turning point

As the experts look back at how dramatically the fortunes changed in the series, where India led 1-0 after the first two Tests against England before losing 1-3, they can't help but look at the Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson row as the turning point.

Time to show responsibility, install a new leader for India's Test team

After the England disaster, the BCCI must show accountability and sack MS Dhoni as India's Test captain, writes Sanjjeev K Samyal. Also Read: Jadeja-Anderson spat proved the turning point

Emotional Mahela Jayawardene ends Test career on a high

An emotional Mahela Jayawardene ended his glittering, 17-year Test career on a high on Monday as Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 105 runs to sweep the series 2-0.

Mahela Jayawardene rules out politics and coaching

Mahela Jayawardene, who retired from Test cricket on Monday after a glorious Test career, ruled himself out from entering politics or seeking a coaching position with the national team.

Row with Jadeja helped channel my anger: Anderson

James Anderson has said the fall-out from his row with Ravindra Jadeja helped him star in a 3-1 Test series win over India, with the seamer being named England's man-of-the-series after taking 25 wickets.

Sri Lanka's Herath wrecks Pakistan again in Colombo Test

Sri Lanka stepped closer to giving former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell after Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan once more in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday.

India's batting simply not good enough in this series: Dhoni

India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match Test series against England 3-1 on Sunday.

India women down England in one-off Test at Wormsley

India captain Mithali Raj ensured her side's return to Test cricket after an eight-year absence ended triumphantly as they beat England by six wickets in a one-off encounter on Saturday.

Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka on top in Test vs Pakistan

Mahela Jayawardene scored an unbeaten 49 in his last Test innings as Sri Lanka took charge of the second and final match against Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday.

Pakistan crumble in Colombo Test against five-wicket Herath

Test cricket's top-ranked spinner Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan's top order on way to surpassing the 250-wicket mark to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Friday.

Time for young guns to devise ways for fightback at The Oval

India's batting doesn't evoke much confidence mainly because their two main batsmen - Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara - are struggling. They came here with big reputations but have been unable to show their mettle in English conditions.

Indians collapse yet again, hosts England in command at The Oval

England were 62 for no loss at stumps after India suffered another batting collapse to be bundled out for 148 on the opening day of the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Friday.

Mahela Jayawardene fails in first innings of final Test

Mahela Jayawardene fell cheaply in his final Test as Pakistan came back strongly in the last session to grab five wickets and reduce Sri Lanka to 261 for eight on the first day of the second Test in Colombo on Thursday.

Broad takes part in practice session for England

England paceman Stuart Broad bowled and batted in a net session on Thursday, on the eve of the fifth Test against India, while wearing a splint to protect his broken nose.

Martin Crowe says Dhoni's Test captaincy illogical

New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe has slammed the 'illogical' captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the ongoing Test series in England and feels India would be better off without his leadership in the longest format.
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