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India v Afghanistan, Only Test, Bengaluru, 1st day

Dhawan: First Indian to score century before lunch on first day of a Test

Jun 14, 2018: Most of the attention on Thursday was on Afghanistan who were making their debut in Test cricket, but the opening batsman demanded his own spotlight

Bharath Seervi

Only Test, Bengaluru, 1st day

Afghanistan fight back after Vijay, Dhawan centuries

Jun 14, 2018: After a wicketless first session and centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and M Vijay, the Afghanistan bowlers struck five times in the last session to stage a comeback

The Report by Varun Shetty

Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018, Delhi

Pant's epic ton in vain as Sunrisers reach playoffs

May 10, 2018: Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan aced the chase of 188 with no fuss to knock Delhi Daredevils out

The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Why Dinesh Karthik shouldn't be batting higher up the order

Mar 30, 2018: After his stunning innings in the Nidahas final, there has been talk about how he has been wronged. Here's why those saying so aren't quite justified

Sanjay Manjrekar

Bangladesh v India, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo

Dhawan, Unadkat brush aside Bangladesh

Mar 8, 2018: An underwhelming display with the bat cost Bangladesh their opening game in the Nidahas Trophy as India overhauled a target of 140 with six wickets and eight balls to spare

The Report by Mohammad Isam

India news

Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan bag million-dollar BCCI contracts

Mar 7, 2018: India's much-awaited new annual contracts are a departure from last year's attempts to keep Test specialists in the top category

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo

Powerplay woes cost India - Dhawan

Mar 6, 2018: Kusal Perera's 27-run over off Shardul Thakur helped Sri Lanka set the early tempo in their chase

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 1st T20I, Nidahas Trophy, Premadasa

Kusal Perera's assault helps Sri Lanka hunt down 175

Mar 6, 2018: The batsman marked his return from injury with a 22-ball fifty, while Shikhar Dhawan's 49-ball 90 went in vain

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando at Premadasa

South Africa v India, 3rd T20I, Cape Town

India win T20 series despite South Africa's late onslaught

Feb 24, 2018: The visitors survived a late attack from debutant Christiaan Jonker to ensure they went home with both limited-overs trophies

The Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa v India, 1st T20I, Johannesburg

Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead

Feb 18, 2018: Shikhar Dhawan's 72 off 39 balls led India to a total of 203, which they defended comfortably thanks to a five-wicket haul from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Awesome in ODIs, poor in Tests

Feb 16, 2018: Shikhar Dhawan's ODI record outside Asia is superb but his Test stats are quite patchy, and some of it has to do with how he fares against the short ball in the two formats

S Rajesh

South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Dhawan, the most prolific India batsman after 100 ODIs

Feb 10, 2018: A look at all the statistical highlights from Shikhar Dhawan's smashing century in his 100th ODI

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Miller, Klaasen hammer spinners to keep series alive

Feb 10, 2018: South Africa had to win Saturday's game to keep the series alive, and they did so in emphatic style, hitting Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal for 119 runs in 11.3 overs

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

Dhawan confident that India have 'all bases covered'

Feb 6, 2018: The India opener also defended Rohit Sharma's batting form, saying the India vice-captain required 'just one innings' to get back in form

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

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

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

India's surprise moves turn into damp squib

Jan 5, 2018: Can surprising selection choices, unsuitable lines and lengths, and the dropped catch witnessed on the opening day justify the visitors' pre-series claims of preparedness?

Sidharth Monga at Newlands

India in South Africa 2017-18

Ravindra Jadeja down with 'viral illness'

Jan 3, 2018: The left-arm spinner will be taken to hospital for treatment, and is expected to recover in 48 hours, which probably means the team management will only be able to decide on his availability for the first Test in Cape Town on the morning of the match

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

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

SL's struggles with Delhi air may be genuine - Dhawan

Dec 5, 2017: After having seen his team-mate Shami vomit on the field, the India opener was more understanding of the visitors' discomfort, but he only went as far as giving them a benefit of doubt

Sidharth Monga in Delhi
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