Pietersen's return to form was 'priceless'

Kevin Pietersen's return to his best is perhaps the biggest success story among many in England's trophy-winning ICC World Twenty20 campaign.

The big-hitter out to prove that England's loss is Durham's gain

He's the finest all-rounder in the land – and if Ian Blackwell was 'a bit leaner' he could have had Flintoff's career. Stephen Brenkley meets a man happy to be a local hero

India tighten grip over South Africa

A typically brutal century from Virender Sehwag helped India tighten their grip on the second day of the second Test against South Africa at Eden Gardens.

South Africa crush sorry India

South Africa completed a comprehensive innings and six-run victory over India with a full day to spare in the first Test in Nagpur to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.

Amla double-century punishes weary India

Hashim Amla admitted his maiden Test double century felt all the better for having come in India.

New-look Cook thrives before heavens open

England 142-3 v South African XI

Umpire walks out on Test match after referrals row

Umpire Mark Benson is reported to have quit the Adelaide Test over TV replays

England to open against Dutch

England will begin their 2011 World Cup campaign against the Netherlands in Nagpur – three days after the six-week tournament gets under way with Bangladesh hosting India.

Hauritz has his turn in land where spinners rule

Off-break bowler has chance to thrive and finally answer his critics on tour of India

Alastair Cook: 'We don't want an attitude of "let's do our two weeks and get out of here"'

England have won much praise for resuming their tour of India, and as Alastair Cook reveals from Chennai, they are determined to approach it in the right way

Swann benefits from England line-up changes

Graeme Swann is the main beneficiary of England's decision to resume their tour of India after being handed his debut in the opening Test at the Chepauk Stadium tomorrow.

The end of an Australian empire?

Weakened by retirements and battered in India, Australia are reeling. Is this the end of Ricky Ponting's men's dominance of world cricket? And is this the end of Ricky Ponting? By Stephen Brenkley

Spin duo fire India to victory

Harbhajan Singh claimed four wickets and Amit Mishra picked up three as India completed a 172-run victory in the fourth Test to clinch the Border-Gavaskar trophy with a 2-0 series triumph in Nagpur.

Leading article: Indian runner

The little master strikes again. Sachin Tendulkar hit another century yesterday, against Australia in Nagpur. It is almost a year since Tendulkar scored his last ton, but it was always a question of when he would bag his next three-figure run haul, not if.

Ponting frustrated by lack of Test practice

Preparations for Australia's final Test against India have been less than perfect as neither team have been able to practise at the match venue, captain Ricky Ponting said yesterday. Australia trail the hosts 1-0 in the four-match series going into the final Test, which began early this morning in Nagpur. The world's top ranked team are looking to avoid their first series defeat in three years.

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