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Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo

Languid, loose, luckless

Aug 4, 2017: Is he this blinding talent that is constantly checked by blameless adversity? Is he on a career-long quest to tick off every bizarre dismissal? Where does the bad luck end? Where does Upul Tharanga begin?

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Galle mismatch symptomatic of wider malaise

Jul 31, 2017: Sri Lanka's failure to compete with a well-drilled India reinforces the urgent need for Test cricket's growing imbalances to be addressed

Sidharth Monga in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

'We are a better team than this' - Herath

Jul 29, 2017: The Sri Lanka captain said his team expected the pitch to be good for batting from before the game began, and wanted it to be so, but failed to execute their plans

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Bowlers' show on flat deck pleases Kohli

Jul 29, 2017: Virat Kohli felt India ticked most boxes during the course of a dominating win in Galle

Sidharth Monga in Galle

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

India's biggest away win, SL's biggest defeat

Jul 29, 2017: Stats highlights from the fourth day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and India in Galle

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Ashwin, Jadeja wrap up 304-run win

Jul 29, 2017: R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each as India secured their biggest away win in terms of runs, an hour after tea on the fourth day

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

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

Sri Lanka need to solve the Dilruwan Perera conundrum

Jul 28, 2017: By impressing in the role he hasn't been picked for, the frontline spinner has made his case as a batting allrounder

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

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

Back-up man Abhinav Mukund makes peace with his role

Jul 28, 2017: From being on the verge of giving up the game five years ago to making a comeback on the sheer weight of his runs, the stand-in India opener has come quite some way

Sidharth Monga in Galle

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

Why captains choose not to follow-on these days

Jul 28, 2017: From 1981 till the famous Kolkata Test of 2001, almost 91% of the teams who could did enforce the follow-on in a Test. Since then, that number has dropped to 56.70%

Shiva Jayaraman and Srinath Sripath

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

Abhinav, Kohli extend India's lead to 498

Jul 28, 2017: India declined to enforce the follow-on after wrapping up a 309-run first-innings lead, and extended it by a further 189 runs by stumps on day three

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Notes from SL's press conference in 2030

Jul 27, 2017: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are still being missed, Rangana Herath is bowling with the help of a walker, and the video analyst needs a dietitian

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

India's footwork puts Sri Lanka in a spin

Jul 27, 2017: While India's spinners have looked dangerous, Sri Lanka's have been rendered rather ineffective courtesy the visiting batsmen's consistent stepping out

Sidharth Monga in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

India's fifth 600-plus total since December

Jul 27, 2017: India hadn't made 600 plus in an innings for close to five years. But the tide has turned since the home series against England late last year

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

India run through top order after amassing 600

Jul 27, 2017: India's lower order propelled them to 600 before their bowlers left Sri Lanka five down and 247 short of the follow-on mark at stumps on day two

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Pradeep's miserly resurgence amid Sri Lanka's continued misery

Jul 26, 2017: On a day of more spills than thrills for Sri Lanka, Nuwan Pradeep stuck out with his improved repertoire and penetration, even overshadowing Rangana Herath

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Fortunate Dhawan directs his sail

Jul 26, 2017: A player making a comeback could easily have been content with hundred more routine than 190 off 168 balls, but that's where Shikhar Dhawan did more

Sidharth Monga in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Smashing it after late call-ups

Jul 26, 2017: A look at a few famous instances of players making a splash after being summoned late

Srinath Sripath

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Dhawan thrashes 126 runs in a session

Jul 26, 2017: The India opener now has the record for the most runs by an Indian between lunch and tea of a Test match

Bharath Seervi

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Gunaratne out of India series, to undergo surgery on thumb

Jul 26, 2017: The injury also rules the Sri Lanka allrounder out of the ODI and T20 legs of the India tour

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Dhawan, Pujara tons put India in control

Jul 26, 2017: Shikhar Dhawan's career-best 190 and a chanceless, unbeaten 144 led India to a commanding position on day one of the Galle Test

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy
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