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Sunil Gavaskar looks at the rain-drenched field while playing for the World XI side in Sydney

Hate to Love

Sunny, Gramps and me

Why does Gavaskar always have to be a grouch or worse? He was so much cooler back when he was playing

Tim Southee hands the ball over to a team-mate

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Southee's quest for an upswing

Tim Southee has had a tough struggle in ODIs since the highs of the 2015 World Cup. It's swing he is known for, it's the swing that has been missing and it's the swing New Zealand hope he can regain soon

Rishabh Pant congratulates Cheteshwar Pujara after the latter's 193

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

Pujara 193, Pant 159* grind Australia to dust

The hosts have spent 167.2 overs on the field but their batsmen still have to dig deep and show character if they are to survive in Sydney

Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his hundred

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Pujara 130*, Agarwal 77 as India take the day

India's No. 3 made his third century of the series, helping his team into a position of strength to perhaps take more than a share of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Henry Nicholls looks on

New Zealand's home summer 2018-19

The importance of Henry Nicholls

He is by no means the finished product but has shown what New Zealand can expect should they keep the faith

Mithali Raj acknowledges her century

India v Pakistan, Women's World T20, Group B, Guyana

Mithali Raj fifty steers India to victory

Her 16th T20I half-century wrapped up India's victory over Pakistan with six balls and seven wickets to spare