Broad and Anderson the ultimate bromance

Sports like football and cricket, are beautiful sports for several reasons. Games can be decided and won through good teamwork or individual brilliance, yes that knock by Ben Stokes in the Ashes at Headingley comes to mind. As important as those factors are for winning games, I want to talk about the need to buildContinue reading “Broad and Anderson the ultimate bromance”

India vs England third test, the tale of the wounded animal

They dared to win the first test and win at a canter.  That looks to have been the worst thing that they could have done. England since winning that first test in Chennai, have since been the victims of an Indian backlash. The sparkling double hundred from skipper Joe Root seems like a distant memory.Continue reading “India vs England third test, the tale of the wounded animal”

Pakistan pak too much of a punch for The Proteas

Pakistan wasted little time in wrapping up the first test against South Africa, in what turned out to be a convincing seven wicket win, with a day to spare. Hosts Pakistan, who wrestled control back in this test match, at the end of day three, were full value for their win. South Africa, after beingContinue reading “Pakistan pak too much of a punch for The Proteas”

Pakistan vs South Africa first test review

Pakistan ended day three firmly in control in the first test against South Africa, after a very good day with bat and ball. Hosts Pakistan who had lost eight wickets when day two ended, quickly lost their ninth wicket as Hassan Ali was bowled by Kagiso Rabida, who got his 200th test wicket in theContinue reading “Pakistan vs South Africa first test review”

Three Lions roar on as England win series 2-0

England’s cricketers beat Sri Lanka 2-0, to clinch the two match series against Sri Lanka, with six wicket win. Tourists England, showed one change from their first test win as Stuart Broad made way for all-time highest fast bowling wicket-taker James Anderson. The hosts Sri Lanka, who were well beaten in the first test, faredContinue reading “Three Lions roar on as England win series 2-0”

Sri Lanka vs England; tourists edge out day two

England, thanks to James Anderson’s superb bowling figures of 6-40 helped the tourists keep in touch with their hosts on the second day of the second and final test against Sri Lanka. Anderson, who was rested for the first test win in Galle, rolled backed the years with a superb spell of bowling. Anderson, theContinue reading “Sri Lanka vs England; tourists edge out day two”

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd test

All-rounder Angelo Matthew‘s patient century, helped hosts Sri Lanka to just about dominate day one of the 2nd test in Galle. The hosts got their innings of to the worst start after after falling to 7-2. James Anderson claimed two early wickets, and picked up another to leave the Asian side reeling at 76-3. InContinue reading “Sri Lanka vs England 2nd test”

Australia vs India, tourists win a classic

India won a gripping fourth test by three wickets, which helped them clinch the series 2-1 and retain the Border Gavaskar trophy in the process. Tourists India, were injury hit and between their seamers of Thakur, Saini, Siraj and Natarajan (who made his debut), there was barely 10 international appearances between them. The Indian’s wereContinue reading “Australia vs India, tourists win a classic”

India secure battling draw in third test against Australia

India managed to survive the last day and secure a thrilling draw in their third test against Australia in Sydney. The tourists India battled against the odds and were indebted to Rishabh Pant (97) and Chasteshwar Pujara (77) for helping them have an improved showing with the bat. When both men fell in quick succession,Continue reading “India secure battling draw in third test against Australia”

New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd test; tourists well beaten

New Zealand, kept their World Test Championship campaign, with a resounding 2-0 test series win against former world number one side Pakistan. The kiwi’s who were brilliant in the first test, were just as good in the second. On reflection of the game, some might argue that tourists Pakistan were poor more than The BlackContinue reading “New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd test; tourists well beaten”