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India v Sri Lanka, 2005-06

2006: India v Sri Lanka, 2005-06

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Ganguly dropped from third Test

As outrage grows, moves are on to 'rehabilitate' Ganguly

Dec 16, 2005: Less than twenty four hours after the national selectors decided to wield the axe on Sourav Ganguly, the Indian board started desperately pursuing damage control

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Sourav Ganguly dropped from Ahmedabad Test

Pawar 'shocked' at Ganguly axing

Dec 15, 2005: Former Indian cricketers and officials alike have questioned the selectors' decision to drop Sourav Ganguly

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Ganguly was immense, and he didn't go without a fight

A poignant end

Dec 14, 2005: Sambit Bal on why Indian cricket must move on

Sambit Bal

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 5th day

Blame the selectors

Dec 14, 2005: India's winning margin, a walloping 188 runs, makes depressing reading from a Sri Lankan perspective

Charlie Austin

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 5th day

Easing the road to victory

Dec 14, 2005: The margin of victory, 188 runs, flattered India somewhat, and Sri Lanka will no doubt look back ruefully at the two batting collapses that cost them this game

The Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 5th day

Kumble takes ten as India wrap up huge win

Dec 14, 2005: Anil Kumble took another ten-for at Delhi as India wrapped up a convincing 188-run win to go 1-0 up in the series

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 4th day

'It's a very good feeling to perform in Tests,' says Yuvraj

Dec 13, 2005: Yuvraj Singh talked to the media about India's prospects of victory

Dileep Premachandran at Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 4th day

Late strikes put India on top

Dec 13, 2005: Four wickets in the last 25 minutes put India well in control of the second Test at Delhi, as Sri Lanka struggled to 123 for 5 at close of play on the fourth day

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi

'You need to spin the ball only three inches' - Kumble

Dec 12, 2005: While it is true that many of India's home wins early in Kumble's career came on turning tracks, it is unfair to take anything away from Kumble

Anand Vasu in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi

'All credit to the bowlers for taking 20 wickets' - Dravid

Dec 12, 2005: Anand Vasu gets Javagal Srinath to open up

Anand Vasu in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 4th day

An air of inevitability

Dec 12, 2005: India were on the ascendancy when the third day ended with a lead of 297

Anand Vasu in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

Pathan's batting lesson to the top order

Dec 12, 2005: How Irfan Pathan's straight-bat approach paid dividends

On the Ball with S Rajesh

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

'I am a little disappointed not to get to a hundred' - Pathan

Dec 12, 2005: Anil Kumble, Irfan Pathan and Chaminda Vaas speak to the media

Anand Vasu in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi

'I really admire Vaas' - Srinath

Dec 12, 2005: Anand Vasu gets Javagal Srinath to open up

Anand Vasu in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

Innovate to conquer

Dec 12, 2005: Arthur Koestler, the Hungarian writer and critic, once said: "The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers." By daring to explore uncharted horizons this morning, India went a long way towards ending this ma

The Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

Opener Pathan sets India up

Dec 12, 2005: Irfan Pathan's career-best knock at the top of the order helped India set their sights on an imposing lead in their second innings at Delhi

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 2nd day

'I think it's about putting the pressure on' - Murali

Dec 11, 2005: Muttiah Muralitharan was a satisfied man when he talked to the media after day two of the Delhi Test

Dileep Premachandran at Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 2nd day

A tale of two spinners

Dec 11, 2005: In one tantalising spell Murali inspired, no engineered, a comeback, getting Sri Lanka back in the game

The Verdict by Anand Vasu at Delhi

India hails Tendulkar's record

'He is not going to stop at 35' - Gavaskar

Dec 11, 2005: Moments after Sachin Tendulkar created a record for most centuries in Test cricket, Sunil Gavaskar, the man whose achievement Tendulkar surpassed, and Kapil Dev, the former Indian allrounder, heaped praise on the master batsman

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