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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.

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.

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?

It was not easy to convince Ishant to bowl short, says Dhoni

Ishant Sharma employed the short ball to telling effect. All five of his wickets on the fifth afternoon were off the short ball. It was a master plan by Dhoni and executed to perfection by Sharma.

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.

Modi hails India's win against England

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their "wonderful victory" against England and said he was proud of the great performance.

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.

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.

Ishant's fiery spell grounds England as India win Lord’s Test after 28 years

India beat England by 95 runs to win the second Test at Lord's on Monday and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Ishant's new bowling action worked | PM Modi hails win

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.

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

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.

Bhuvneshwar, Jadeja put India on track for historic victory at Lord’s

India eye a rare victory at the home of cricket after opener Vijay with Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar set it up. England are batting at 105/4 needing 214 more runs to win, while India will be hoping to skittle them out on the final day.

London hotel haunted, say England cricketers seeking change

In a bizarre development, several England cricketers have requested a change of rooms, saying their five-star London hotel is haunted. According to Daily Mail on Sunday, the players' wives and girlfriends have refused to stay at the famous Langham Hotel during London Test matches.

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.

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