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First-person reports from the stands
India v England, 3rd ODI, Kolkata

January 23, 2017

Eden Gardens turns on the magic again

A pitch with bounce, plenty of runs, a capacity crowd and a last-over finish all made it a day to remember

SA v SL, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

January 05, 2017

'Why did I bother buying day 5 tickets?'

No day five contest at Newlands after Kagiso Rabada took a ten-for to wrap up the series win for South Africa

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 3rd day

December 10, 2016

The chants of Virat-Virat are here to stay

A see-saw day at the Wankhede, including a Kohli century and a boisterous crowd made it a memorable occasion

Australia v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Sydney

December 04, 2016

Smith and Guptill light up Sydney

Two memorable centuries, including the highest individual score at the ground, plenty of boundaries and a decent atmosphere at the SCG's first international of the home summer

Pakistan v West Indies, 1st T20I, Dubai

September 23, 2016

The Dubai sauna gives a suffocating welcome

The heat and the one-sided encounter were downers but this Pakistan was happy that at least his team won

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

July 18, 2016

A triumphant Lord's return

Pakistan thrilled one and all in their first Test at Lord's since 2010, giving their fans the experience of a lifetime

India v Bangladesh, World T20 2016, Group 2, Bangalore

March 25, 2016

A match that transcended the ordinary

A fan hears "the sound that will live on in my memory for the rest of my life" during the India-Bangladesh game

World T20 2016 qualifier, Group B

March 13, 2016

An 800-km train journey to watch two special wins

A long journey, queues and ticketing troubles could not take away from the great show that Afghanistan and Scotland put on in Nagpur

Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, PSL final 2016, Dubai

February 23, 2016

PSL's final rumble among dhols and Africa djembes

The quality of cricket was high, the noise levels in the ground were high. The only downer was the struggle to get into the stadium

South Africa v England, 1st T20I, Cape Town

February 20, 2016

Emoji masks, and alien dance moves

A packed house and a nail-biting finish, perfect for the T20 format, made it an exciting day at Newlands

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

January 05, 2016

'The craziest group of people I have ever seen'

Perfect weather, a historic hundred, and plenty of singing in the stands made it a day to savour

Australia v NZ, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

November 28, 2015

That ball was hard to spot

There was the excitement of being part of history, but this fan in Adelaide is doubtful if he will be in favour of day-night Tests. Plus, he could not sight the ball well

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 1st day

November 14, 2015

Is it ABD or ABV?

An Indian fan couldn't have asked for more on day one: great weather, spinners running riot and a fighting knock from a modern great

Sachin's Blasters v Warne's Warriors, Cricket All-Stars Series, New York

November 09, 2015

A real life 'back to the future'

A fan is overjoyed and overwhelmed at seeing his childhood cricketing heroes playing together in New York

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

June 26, 2015

London to Colombo for Younis

A Younis Khan fan travels all the way from London for his 100th Test in Colombo

Sussex v Durham, , LV= County Championship Div One, Arundel, 2nd day

June 16, 2015

The perfect day out

An Indian fan discovers the delights of county cricket in at a dazzling ground

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Lahore

May 23, 2015

Zimbabwe top popularity charts in Lahore

Waqas Ahmad

The first Twenty20 was a must-watch game for us as we wanted to show the world how much we love cricket and that Lahore is safe and sound for any team to visit us without any fear

AUS v NZ, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

March 30, 2015

Drums, chaat and cheering for New Zealand

Sudhindra Prasad

High-octane dancing and banter in the stands almost made up for a one-sided contest on the field during the World Cup final at the MCG

AUS v NZ, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

March 30, 2015

Clarke's final flourish, and an on-song DJ

Ravi Raman

Australia dominated a one-sided final, but Michael Clarke's batting and an electrifying stadium atmosphere made it a memorable day

Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

March 27, 2015

Groovy tunes and a sunset at the SCG

Nikhil Chouguley

A sublime knock from Steven Smith, soaking in a sunset in the SCG members' pavilion and groovy music made the semi-final clash between Australia and India a memorable one

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