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South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

India should rue fatal first day

Jan 8, 2018: It's easy to fall for recency bias and blame a fourth-innings collapse for losing a winnable contest, but India know their bowlers and batsmen really let the Newlands Test slip in the first innings

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Rohit, Dhawan and the limits of 'current form'

Jan 8, 2018: Runs against Sri Lanka earned Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan their places in India's XI for Cape Town, ahead of Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul respectively, but neither justified his selection

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

A super year for spinners, captains, and Test results

Jan 5, 2018: For the first time in Test history, spinners took more than 600 wickets in a calendar year, while Steven Smith and Virat Kohli led a run-fest for captains in 2017

S Rajesh

India in South Africa 2017-18

India yearn for a less slippery cordon

Jan 3, 2018: Since India's last tour of South Africa, their slip and gully fielders have dropped more often than they have caught. Whether it's an issue of technique or temperament, they will have to sort it out quickly if they hope to win matches on pitches with pace

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

Of Smith, Kohli, and the year cricket's future took shape

Jan 1, 2018: The administrative developments of 2017 hold promise for the years to come

Sambit Bal

India in South Africa 2017-18

A batting order with clear roles to fulfil in hostile conditions

Dec 31, 2017: If M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara protect Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane from the new ball, India know they can score plenty of runs in the quick-scoring grounds of South Africa

Sidharth Monga

India in South Africa 2017-18

'Respect the way he plays, but it's all about getting AB out'

Dec 30, 2017: They are team-mates in the IPL and friends off the field, but Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will only be batsmen to dismiss as soon as possible when South Africa begin their Test series against India

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2017-18

Rather have training sessions in our control than warm-ups - Kohli

Dec 30, 2017: "There's no point wasting two days, scoring quick fifties and coming out. We'd rather have them do two sessions, get into Test match zone and prepare the wickets the way we want to," India's captain said

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2017-18

Overseas tours will 'define' India - Shastri

Dec 27, 2017: The India coach was wary of the challenges posed by series in South Africa, England and Australia, but said that the tours will make the team stronger

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'The more time you give to the ground, the more it will give back to you'

Dec 18, 2017: Babar Azam talks about being compared to Kohli, imitating de Villiers, and more

Interview by Mohammad Isam

ICC Test rankings

Kohli ranked No. 2 among Test batsmen

Dec 7, 2017: The India captain is behind only Steven Smith in Tests, and he also holds the top rank in ODIs and T20Is

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Inida v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 4th day

Virat Kohli - 2818 international runs in 2017

Dec 5, 2017: That is the the third-highest tally ever recorded in a calendar year, behind only Kumar Sangakkara and Ricky Ponting

Bharath Seervi

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

Kohli: most double-centuries by a captain in Test history

Dec 3, 2017: Virat Kohli created a host of records with a blistering sixth double-ton on the second day of the third Test at Feroz Shah Kotla

Bharath Seervi

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 1st day

Kohli breezes past 5000 runs with his 20th Test ton

Dec 2, 2017: His 283-run partnership with M Vijay was the highest India have ever recorded against Sri Lanka

Bharath Seervi

India news

Kohli, Dhoni meet CoA about player contracts

Nov 30, 2017: No decisions have been made yet, but Vinod Rai, the head of the committee of administrators, said discussions were "fruitful"

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Sri Lanka in India 2017

Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs; Rohit to lead

Nov 27, 2017: Virat Kohli has been rested from the ODI series against Sri Lanka, which follows the third Test in Delhi from December 2. Rohit Sharma will lead the ODI side in Kohli's absence

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

Ashwin quickest to 300 wickets, India record joint-biggest win

Nov 27, 2017: Virat Kohli will go to South Africa without having lost a Test series as a captain after India took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series with their joint-biggest Test win and Sri Lanka's biggest defeat

The Report by Sidharth Monga

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

Kohli walks the Ponting path

Nov 26, 2017: Leaders of a winning team, check. Blessed with a strong bowling attack, check. Unstoppable run-machines, double check

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

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

Kohli v Smith, and the art of hundreds as captain

Nov 26, 2017: Statistics to prove how two modern-day greats have dominated the game

S Rajesh

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

Kohli, Rohit bat Sri Lanka out of Nagpur Test

Nov 26, 2017: India continued to reap a rich harvest for all the hard work done sowing the crop on day two

The Report by Sidharth Monga
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