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India's top three showing unprecedented superiority

Their dominance is comparable on the surface to Ricky Ponting's Australian team that demolished sides with a formidable top three


Change of format brings change in fortunes for Hetmyer

While the 21-year-old showed his class during his 78-ball 106 in the first ODI, a little more tempering will not hurt

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Great spinner calls time

Sri Lanka v England

Last Test star of the 1990s, Herath to retire in Galle

The left-arm spinner will play the first Test at Galle where he needs one wicket to reach 100 at the venue

Fast bowling comebacks

Australia news

Cummins and Hazlewood continue build-up to Australia return

The pace bowling duo will turn out for ACT Comets in the Futures League as they work towards the one-day series against South Africa

UAE T20x

Bangladesh news

Shakib requests to play UAE T20x; BCB yet to decide on NOC

The allrounder wants to play the T20 tournament in the UAE from December 23 and January 1

India v West Indies

1st ODI, Guwahati

Kohli, Rohit chase down 323 with ridiculous ease

Shimron Hetmyer scored a brilliant 106, but West Indies still finished about 40 short of a truly challenging total

Yet another Virat Kohli special in a successful chase

Stats highlights from the Guwahati ODI, where Kohli and Rohit brought up their fifth double-century partnership in the format

You never know what the par score is against a team like India - Holder

Jason Holder is pleased with his team's efforts despite India chasing down 322 with ease


No assistance from the pitch for bowlers - Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja spoke to the media after India's eight wicket win over West Indies in the first ODI


Simmons: Soft dismissals cost West Indies

West Indies were 50 or 60 runs short in their batting due to some players being dismissed too easily, says Phil Simmons


Agarkar: India has the best top three in ODIs

Ajit Agarkar feels India has got the best top-order batsmen in ODI cricket in the world


Simmons: Hetmyer's range of shots stood out

While Hetmyer was more dominant through the leg side, Simmons felt that the centurion showed a lot of versatility in the way that he struck the ball through the off side as well


Agarkar: Picking Jadeja was conservative

Ajit Agarkar reckons India might know Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are their two best spinners but may have given Ravindra Jadeja a chance to see how he might fit into the team dynamic


Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

1st ODI, Mirpur

Imrul 144 gives Bangladesh emphatic win

His 127-run stand with No. 9 Saifuddin set the tone for a competitive score before their spinners applied the choke

'Fine lines' cost Zimbabwe - Masakadza

Zimbabwe's captain rued a couple of 'turning points', including Saifuddin's reprieve from the third umpire when Ervine claimed a low catch at slip

Imrul, Saifuddin prove winning double-act

Two players with different mindsets and in different stages of their career fed off each other in a heartening display of confidence and maturity

Pakistan v Australia

3rd women's ODI, Kuala Lumpur

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