When a visiting cricket team is given the status of a head of state, it's difficult to get to within 22 yards of them. Bypassing the security blanket, despite the risks attached, though could give you a surprising insight. Somshuvra Laha reports.
Artificial lights could be used during the third Test between India and England in Kolkata, starting Wednesday. Bad light regularly stops play in winter in eastern India. Somshuvra Laha
reports. Bad light, play lost
There are few sights better than a fast bowler steaming in to release thunderbolts. But the big worry is their repeated breakdown. Anand Sachar reports.
Once again, there is hue and cry after India's loss at the Wankhede. It was a great Test to watch, though lot of fans will be disappointed that India finished on the losing side. What this has done is that the series has come alive. Sourav Ganguly
Of course India can win the next two Tests. But irrespective of the outcome of this series, England have done what India never managed to do when they visited last year: played with gumption, flair and resolve. The comparison with that series is inevitable. Soumya Bhattacharya reports.
Controversial decisions seem to have become a norm in this series with England batsman Jonny Bairstow, just 4-Test old and looking to establish himself, was distinctly unlucky after being given out on Sunday.
It was a noisy night at Cuttack's Barabati Stadium when India comfortably chased down a target of 271 set by England. The team were on a high and so was the country. Leading the ODI series 5-0, they were on course for a 7-0 whitewash. Little did anyone know the excitement would be swept aside soon.
The pitch at the Wankhede, with the red soil, has always turned and assisted spinners and it makes sense for India to include Harbhajan Singh in the side. England spinners have started off well and as the game progresses, the wicket will turn more, helping the formidable India spin attack, writes Ian Botham
The spotlight on the eve of the second Test at the Wankhede was firmly on Virender Sehwag, for he was going to play his 100th Test. But, on Friday, the opening day of the Test, Monty Panesar, the genial Sikh in the England side, was hogging all the limelight, Anand Sachar
The two-pronged off-spin attack that India are using in the second cricket Test against England in Mumbai is a ploy that the hosts last used quarter of a century ago.
The focus in the second Test will be on Virender Sehwag as he will be reaching a major career milestone - 100th. Test. I have great respect for him and it feels very satisfying to see him get to that landmark, Sourav Ganguly
England batsman Jonathan Trott today said that the visitors are determined to level four-match series against India in the second Test in Mumbai starting Friday after losing the opener by nine wickets in Ahmedabad.
The last time England were due to play a Test in Mumbai in 2008, Ajmal Kasab and Co struck terror in the city and forced its cancellation. Four years later, with just two days left for the second Test, Kasab has been hanged. HT reports.
England fast bowler Steven Finn has aggravated his thigh strain suffered in the first warm-up tie against India 'A' and will also miss the second Test starting in Mumbai on Friday, according to coach Andy Flower.
England will need to take a leaf out of Cook’s book to fight back, writes Sourav Ganguly