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New Zealand v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Wellington

Rain completes Mathews and Mendis' epic rescue

They batted all of the fourth day and 12 overs on the fifth to give Sri Lanka a draw that didn't look possible at 13 for 3

Mendis the dasher turns into Samaraweera clone

Usually an unrepentant strokemaker, Sri Lanka's No. 4 overturned his batting style to block his way to an outstanding match-saving hundred

Latham carries his bat for 264*

Tom Latham saw out New Zealand's first innings against Sri Lanka with a record-setting 264* runs in Wellington.


Highlights - Mendis and Mathews bat through the day

Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews produced a monumental effort on day four against New Zealand to keep their side in the game


Southee dominates with 6-wicket performance

Tim Southee seemed to have the ball on a string, as he collected six wickets against an over matched Sri Lanka side.


Indian Premier League

Auction day

Unadkat, Curran, Chakravarthy are IPL millionaires

Loads of interest in Indian fast bowlers, some bumper winners among West Indies players, and Dube, Chakravarthy draw big money among local stars

How the teams stack up for IPL 2019

Where will Virat Kohli bat for RCB? Have KKR insured well against injuries this time around? Here's what we know - and wonder - about the teams post-auction

Agarkar and Hodge rate the eight squads

Our experts break down which team has the best chance to win IPL 2019


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Team-by-team preview

Big Bash League

BBL8: how the teams stack up and who to watch out for

Who could challenge Adelaide Strikers for this year's BBL title?

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Jake Weatherald reflects on last year's BBL heroics

With the BBL starting on Wednesday, Jake Weatherald looks back on his spectacular century in last year's final


Welcome to the party: your guide to everything Big Bash

Know your Bash Brothers, look out for the Pope and the must-watch Melbourne and Sydney rivalries

IPL 2019 auction

Yuvraj's 94% drop in value, and other standout numbers

All the interesting numbers from the IPL 2019 auction

Singh when you're winning: Prabhsimran and Anmolpreet hit IPL jackpot

The two cousins landed contracts worth INR 4.8 crores and INR 80 lakhs each with Kings XI and Mumbai respectively

'We got the players we targeted' - Laxman

The Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor says Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill bring the skillsets the team was focusing on at the auction


'Would rate our auction 10 out of 10' - Kaif

Delhi assistant coach Mohammad Kaif on the players they bought and the ones that got away at the auction


Big surprises and best bargains: From Malinga to Prabhsimran

Gaurav Sundararaman makes sense of the IPL 2019 auction's bidding wars


How DK and Ashwin battled for TN boy Chakravarthy

IPL Auction Day


Axar Patel - a Capital buy?

The newly rebranded Delhi Capitals snapped up the spin-bowling allrounder for INR 5 crore


What makes RCB's Devdutt Padikkal so exciting

IPL Auction Day


Bairstow the perfect fit for Sunrisers' needs?

The England keeper-batsman went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.2 crore

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Hodge: Pooran's aggression may come good in Mohali

Nicholas Pooran has been sold to Kings XI Punjab for 4.2 crores


Agarkar: Hetmyer a good buy, but RCB could end up top-heavy

The West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 4.2 crore

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Why did Royals shell out INR 8.4 crore for Unadkat?

Jaydev Unadkat has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for 8.4 crores


Agarkar: Ishant's form made him attractive for Delhi Capitals

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Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

Ishant-Jadeja spat throws spotlight on use of stump mics

Plenty of exchanges have been picked up during the first two Tests as the role of the host broadcaster becomes increasingly dominant

'As long as there is no swearing, the line doesn't get crossed'

The two captains seem to have come to an understanding over what exactly the 'line' is in this Australia-India series

Indian Premier League

Jaydev Unadkat: 'I am going to work my pants off and do well'

The biggest Indian buy at the last auction, the pacer let expectations get the better of him. After going for big money again, he opens up on burdens and belief

Decoding the mystery: Who is Varun Chakravarthy?

Meet the man who gave up a career in architecture and returned to his favourite game with unreal results

Who is Shivam Dube?

Having hit five sixes in an over in a Ranji Trophy match on the eve of the auction, the Mumbai allrounder was picked up by RCB for big money

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