He allowed himself a brief teary moment as he reached his 45th Test ton
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Wednesday 28 December 2011
It's been a year like no other for Test-match debutants. Yesterday in Durban, Marchant de Lange became the eighth bowler to return five wickets in his first taste of the game's highest form to join an eclectic collection – three Australians, two South Africans, an Indian, a New Zealander and a Bangladeshi called Sunny – in making 2011 the year of the rookie.
Saturday 24 December 2011
Australia used to catch the eye because they were so good, but times have changed.
Friday 09 December 2011
Virender Sehwag made the highest score in one-day international history yesterday, plundering 219 from 149 balls against West Indies in Indore.
Thursday 08 December 2011
Virender Sehwag made the highest individual score in one-day international history as he blasted a remarkable 219 to put West Indies to the sword in Indore.
Wednesday 07 September 2011
Eoin Morgan, the England batsman, will miss the rest of the one-day series against India because of a shoulder injury. Although this undoubtedly debilitates the home side's middle order, it might help to salvage the international career of Ravi Bopara.
Monday 05 September 2011
India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the remainder of the one-day international series against England due to a toe injury, India's team manager Shivlal Yadav confirmed today.
Saturday 03 September 2011
It's squeaky-bum time for
Before we were all consumed by the tidal wave of importance that is Gary Cahill's future, or Jason Puncheon's loan deal, there was a rather more meaningful sporting summer narrative.
Monday 22 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Dismissed as old, off the pace and unprepared, the tourists face mounting criticism back home
Saturday 13 August 2011
Sourav Ganguly, one of India's most successful captains, believes his old team sunk to a new low earlier this week. But he has urged fans and critics alike to show them some patience – and insisted that now is not the time to make sweeping changes.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Graeme Swann has been conspicuous by his quietness for most of this summer. But while England have moved to within touching distance of a world title without much wicket-taking assistance from their spinner, today could be tailor-made for a significant appearance on centre stage.
Friday 12 August 2011
For three years or more, everything that Mahendra Singh Dhoni touched turned to gold. These days, everything he tries to touch seems to end up on the floor. Bit harsh? Perhaps, but these are worrying times for the man who did the impossible by replacing Sachin Tendulkar as India's most talked about cricketer.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Eight of England's Ashes winners have been nominated for the ICC's Cricketer of the Year award after the long list of candidates was announced today.
Monday 08 August 2011
Whether for soft drinks, hair oil or make-up, India's celebrities are making a fortune in endorsements, writes Andrew Buncombe
Thursday 04 August 2011
Former India players are united in their belief that Virender Sehwag's return from injury will stabilise the team's fragile batting order and lift morale in the remaining two tests against a dominant England.
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