Sidharth Monga

Assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

Shoaib Malik laces a drive through the covers

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Lahore

Malik ton, Riaz aggression give Pakistan big win

Return of international cricket to Pakistan might have been fraught with threat of violence, but the first ODI in the country in six years brought about the most non-violent 375 you could imagine, setting up a 41-run win

Parthiv Patel goes for a heave

Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015, Mohali

Parthiv finds his feet, Johnson slips off his

Momentum has been lacking from Parthiv Patel's T20 game, but in Mohali, he was able to find it in style against the pace of Mitchell Johnson

Virender Sehwag walks back after being dismissed for 11

Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015, Mohali

Dire Kings XI already in must-win territory

As the IPL reaches its halfway point, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians find themselves rooted at the bottom of the table, and both teams can't afford to leave any more room for error

Shreyas Iyer and Mayank Agarwal put on 106 for the opening stand

Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2015, Delhi

Two-paced pitches and one-sided games

Forty overs is not enough time for a pitch to wear, but if it is up and down the chasing team has a distinct advantage as Delhi Daredevils showed at Feroz Shah Kotla

India run towards Ishant Sharma after he completes a five-for

India news

Joe Dawes fears for seamers' workload

Joe Dawes, India's former bowling coach, has asked for India to manage the workloads of their fast bowlers better, and also called for better communication between the national team management and the rest of the cricket set-up

Piyush Chawla celebrates the wicket of Brendon McCullum

CSK v KKR, IPL 2015, Chennai

Edged, not attempted, repeat

Plays of the Day from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai

Dwayne Bravo takes a diving catch

Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Chennai

Knight Riders contrive to lose in small chase

Having restricted Chennai Super Kings to 134, Kolkata Knight Riders were rushing towards the target at 52 for 1 in five overs, but somehow managed to lose

Karn Sharma is congratulated after dismissing David Miller

Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2015, Mohali

Sunrisers epitomise T20-style uncertainty

Sunrisers Hyderabad chop, change and even leave out the big names, it is this unpredictability that sometimes makes it difficult for oppositions to come out with a set plan against them