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Bhuvneshwar on course for super series

Jul 25, 2014: Only 15 times in Test history has a player achieved the double of 300 runs and 20 wickets in a Test series. Going on current form, Bhuvneshwar could well be the 16th

S Rajesh

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Anderson spat helping Jadeja - Vijay

Jul 20, 2014: M Vijay might have missed out on a Lord's century by one shot, but he was not shy of playing one at the press conference

Sidharth Monga at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Bhuvneshwar writes a different history

Jul 20, 2014: He is not quick. He is not tall. He bats at No. 9. But he is proving a superstar for India in this series. It is not the first time Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken people by surprise

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

India in England 2014

Batting form helped my bowling - Bhuvneshwar

Jul 20, 2014: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India's top bowler in the ongoing Test series against England with 11 wickets, has said his good form with the bat has been a major factor in helping him perform well with the ball

PTI

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Bhuvneshwar - Meerut's scissors

Jul 19, 2014: The small town in Uttar Pradesh is known for its assembly line of scissors and now, swing bowlers. While Praveen Kumar has fallen off the radar, the relatively humble Bhuvneshwar Kumar is made of sturdier metal

Sidharth Monga at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's 3rd day

For goodness sake, pitch it up

Jul 19, 2014: Uniform pitches are a problem all over the world. They all play much the same. It is crucial that the indigenous qualities of surfaces in their various climates and conditions are allowed to flourish

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Determined Vijay keeps England at bay

Jul 19, 2014: India have lost more Tests at Lord's than at any other venue, but it will take a formidable bowling performance by England on the fourth morning for them to lose this one

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's 2nd day

Bowlers allow Dhoni to breathe again

Jul 18, 2014: Usually India's bowlers are ridiculed for letting Dhoni down but on a day that Dhoni let them down, they kept their spirits up, didn't let England run away with it, and came up with their best bowling day in a long time

Sidharth Monga at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Bhuvneshwar thanks Praveen's advice

Jul 18, 2014: On a day that Bhuvneshwar Kumar kept India in the Test with 4 for 46 in 23 testing overs, he acknowledged Praveen Kumar's contribution to his success

Sidharth Monga at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Bhuvneshwar counters Ballance century

Jul 18, 2014: Another failure for Alastair Cook, an increasingly beleaguered England captain, followed by a long, hard grind on London's hottest day of the year: this Lord's Test match Friday was never going to grant its favours easily

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Rahane quietly bedding in as India's No. 6

Jul 17, 2014: Tough enough to score crucial runs, prepared for innings that don't have proper structure, content with not cashing in on flat ones, Ajinkya Rahane could be just the man for India

Sidharth Monga at Lord's

Eng v Ind, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Tail-enders overshadow top order

Jul 12, 2014: James Anderson and Joe Root put together 198 runs and picked up a slew of records along the way, including the most runs made by a final-wicket pair

Bishen Jeswant

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Ishant's rewards for the dirty work

Jul 11, 2014: Ishant Sharma is an odd sort of 'attack leader', averaging over 37 in Test cricket and not given the new ball, but extracting England's middle order on a docile pitch showed why he is persisted with

Sidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Seamers star, but India kept waiting

Jul 11, 2014: India were on the verge of taking a massive lead and possibly bowling England out short of the follow-on mark before Joe Root averted the danger along with the lower order

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Change of attitude aids remarkable stand

Jul 10, 2014: India's recent track of record of lower-order runs is poor, but they began correcting that with a mammoth 10th wicket stand which showed the application and mindset that has often been lacking

Sidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Eng v Ind, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Bhuvneshwar, Shami in longest last-wicket stand in England

Jul 10, 2014: Indian batsmen, including the lower order, apply themselves to bat long periods collecting records along the way.

Bishen Jeswant

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Last-wicket heroes lift India

Jul 10, 2014: India lost four wickets for four runs immediately after lunch before Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami restored their advantage with a 111-run last-wicket stand that extended India's total to 457

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India in England 2014

India's bowling leader conundrum

Jul 7, 2014: The present Indian bowling line-up will tackle its first five-Test series without the proven guidance of Zaheer Khan, their bowling captain. India had unravelled without him in 2011. Will they do better this time around?

Nagraj Gollapudi

Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2014 review

Underachieving Sunrisers get balance wrong

May 25, 2014: An unstable batting order and inconsistent showings with the ball affected Sunrisers' progress

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Daredevils v Sunrisers, IPL 2014, Delhi

Sunrisers prevail in rain-hit game

May 10, 2014: On a frustrating evening with four rain stoppages, sensational death bowling and a cameo from Naman Ojha set up an eight-wicket win (Duckworth-Lewis method) for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla

The Report by Rachna Shetty
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