Shivaji: At home with a Hindu hero

The magnificent fortresses created by the 17th-century warrior Shivaji provide an insight into the soul of the Indian nation, says Adrian Hamilton

Gayle smashes brilliant double century

Chris Gayle plundered a brutal, unbeaten double century to put the West Indies firmly in control after the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. The flamboyant opener, on his first Test innings since losing the captaincy to Darren Sammy, smashed 26 fours and eight sixes as he dominated a day that closed with the tourists on 362 for 2.

Gayle can blow Aussies away

West Indies captain Chris Gayle was in optimistic mood ahead of his team's one-day international series against Australia, which begins this morning.

Australia 430 India 68-0: Hussey keeps his cool to put Australia in

Left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan claimed a five-wicket haul, but not before Michael Hussey had steered Australia to a position of strength on the second day of the first Test here. Zaheer picked up three quick wickets shortly after tea as Australia were bowled out for an impressive 430.