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59mSanjay Manjrekar

We need to talk about our icons

Why are the likes of Dhoni and Tendulkar considered off limits when it comes to discussing selection?

10hKarthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

India's bowlers lose out on day of fine margins

There was not too much wrong with what India's bowlers did, but Sri Lanka finished with the clear edge as the sun came out and holes emerged in the field - repeatedly - on day three

Aakash Chopra: Sri Lanka batsmen played as the conditions demanded (2:49)
Pathan: Unfortunate but unsurprising that Vijay missed out (1:10)
17hThe Report by Nikhil Kalro

Sri Lanka well placed to take first-innings lead

Half-centuries from Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne - in tough batting conditions - frustrated India after they were bowled out for 172 on the third day in Kolkata

17hESPNcricinfo staff

Bengal, Vidarbha power ahead

Jaffer, Ramaswamy help Vidarbha dominate, Bengal's Abhishek Raman one short of second 150 plus score this season

Cheteshwar Pujara stands tall at Eden Gardens (2:30)
Priyank Panchal: Gujarat's batting mainstay (3:06)
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1dSidharth Monga in Delhi

Rishabh Pant hits form to help rescue Delhi

Last season's sensation Rishabh Pant has endured a lean run this year, but said he was not under pressure as "this is cricket - you have good days, you have bad days"

Irfan Pathan: Cheteshwar Pujara knows his game and sticks to it (3:31)
2dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

Pujara's narrow 'V' brings him success

India's No. 3 painstakingly got the better of Sri Lanka in very testing conditions by carefully choosing which balls to hit and playing straight

Priyank Panchal: Gujarat's batting mainstay (3:05)
2dThe Report by Nikhil Kalro

India wobble against seam before rain washes out second day

Dasun Shanaka took two wickets as India were reduced to 74 for 5 in bowling-friendly conditions before a period of persistent rain forced officials to call off play more than two hours before the scheduled close

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2dESPNcricinfo staff

Prithvi Shaw shines again but Mumbai stutter

The 18-year old leads rally with Siddesh Lad before Andhra strike back; Madhya Pradesh recover after TN inflict early blows and Baroda firm against Odisha

2dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

Breaks in play stopped batsmen from finding rhythm - Bangar

In the other camp, Sri Lanka bowling coach Ratnayake praised Lakmal, saying his spell was among the best he has seen "in a long time", but was also wary that batting would be equally difficult for his team on this surface

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