Test Cricket
Cricket  /  Published 06.08.20

Babar lifts Pakistan

Babar Azam struck a fluent unbeaten half-century as Pakistan closed a rain-shortened opening day of the first Test against England on 139 for two on Wednesday. Babar (69 batting) showed all his skill...
By Agencies in Manchester

Books  /  Published 31.07.20

Cricket: Numbers blessed with the touch of immortality

Here is a little quiz for those who think they are masters of Test match trivia. Which Indian played Test cricket for two countries? The second question is a case for Feluda — the mystery of the...
By Amit Roy in

Cricket  /  Published 30.07.20

Self-belief helped Stuart Broad reach the top

When I gave Stuart Broad his cap on his Test debut as a 21-year-old in Colombo 13 years ago, he already had a fine cricket brain. From an early age, he was a player who liked to plan his spells, set ...
By Michael Vaughan in

Cricket  /  Published 13.07.20

Blackwood stars in West Indies victory

West Indies beat England by four wickets on the final day of the first Test on Sunday, taking a 1-0 lead at the Ageas Bowl in a three-match series, thanks to a 95-run knock by Jermaine Blackwood. Eng...
By Reuters in Southampton

Cricket  /  Published 12.07.20

Final day of Southampton Test set for a thriller

England eked out a lead of 170 runs heading into the final day of the opening Test against the West Indies, with all outcomes still possible in the first match since the resumption of international cr...
By Agencies in Southampton


Cricket  /  Published 23.11.19

History in the making

I felt I had entered a film studio. The image before my eyes was pristine — a composite of gleaming set pieces, with each component resting seamlessly in its designated place. The hazy late autumn s...
By Priyam Marik in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.11.19

Agarkar points at pace craft

Come Friday and India will take their first steps into the unknown territory of Day-Night Test matches. The focus will shift to the dew factor and how the pink ball behaves under lights at Eden Garden...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.11.19

Get set for star parade

Bangladesh’s ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza and his family are likely to be part of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 66-member delegation that will arrive in the city on Friday morning.Hasina will be ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 17.01.20

Nadkarni no more

Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, best known for bowling a record 21 successive maiden overs in a Test match against England in erstwhile Madras in 1964, died on Friday, family sources said. He ...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.01.19

Other cricket teams could learn from India

In the end, it was a bit of an anti-climax. The first Asian side to ever win a Test series in Australia clinched this historic achievement in front of a sparse, rained-out crowd. But to those who were...
By Hassan Cheema in


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