|Test debut||India v England at Chennai, Jan 13-18, 1982 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Kanpur, Jan 30-Feb 4, 1982 scorecard|
|First-class span||1978/79 - 1991/92|
|List A span||1978/79 - 1987/88|
The son of Pankaj Roy, Pranob was a technically sound opening batsman whose chief virtue was patience. He displayed this in abundant measure in his first Test innings against England at Madras in 1981-82 when he batted 82 minutes for six runs. In the second innings he scored 60 not out when the match was already dead as a contest. He failed in the next Test but toured England in 1982. However he was all at sea and in 12 first-class innings scored only 174 runs. He was not considered thereafter but remained a batting stalwart for many years for Bengal,
for whom he scored 3130 runs (49.68) in the Ranji Trophy with a highest score of 206 not out against Assam in 1983-84.
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
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For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history