Dravid backs 'terrific' Rahane at No. 5
Dravid backs 'terrific' Rahane at No. 5

Rahul Dravid has said that Ajinkya Rahane should bat at the No.5 position for India in Tests

The seven-run escape
The seven-run escape

Plays of the Day from the only T20 between Zimbabwe and New Zealand in Harare

Worker debut fifty sets up crushing NZ win
Worker debut fifty sets up crushing NZ win

George Worker made a half-century on international debut to set up a crushing win for New Zealand over Zimbabwe in the only T20

Jadhav, Pandey set up 3-0 India sweep
Jadhav, Pandey set up 3-0 India sweep

A fifth-wicket partnership of 144 between Kedar Jadhav, who made a maiden hundred, and Manish Pandey, who made 71 on debut, revived India to 276 for 5 after another top-order stumble, after which Zimbabwe crumbled for 193 to hand the visitors a 3-0 sweep

Younis 171* gives Pakistan series in record chase
Younis 171* gives Pakistan series in record chase

Younis Khan's epic, unbeaten 171 led Pakistan to their highest successful chase, the second highest in Asia for any side, and the sixth-highest in all Test cricket

Younis, Masood tons put Pakistan ahead
Younis, Masood tons put Pakistan ahead

Shan Masood and Younis Khan came together at 13 for 2 in a chase of 377, and responded with the highest fourth-innings partnership ever for Pakistan, leaving the visitors 147 runs adrift of achieving the highest successful chase ever in Sri Lanka

Mathews builds commanding position for Sri Lanka
Mathews builds commanding position for Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews was the rock in Sri Lanka's middle order once again, soaking up all the pressure Pakistan created, and rebuilding from 35 for 3 to take the hosts to a commanding position

Sarfraz fights as Pakistan crumble against seamers
Sarfraz fights as Pakistan crumble against seamers

The discipline of Sri Lanka's seamers bore down heavily upon Pakistan, and Sarfraz Ahmed was left conjuring another revival act after another collective batting failure

Sri Lanka crumble to legspin again
Sri Lanka crumble to legspin again

Sri Lanka succumbed to legspin yet again in the series, losing six wickets to the variety, and four of them to their tormentor Yasir Shah to crumble from a strong 106 for 1

Nehra's dilemma, Hussey's age-defying take
Nehra's dilemma, Hussey's age-defying take

Plays of the Day from the second Qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore

Nehra, Hussey carry CSK to the final
Nehra, Hussey carry CSK to the final

Chennai Super Kings entered their sixth IPL final in eight attempts, withstanding and overcoming Royal Challengers' fightback on a slow pitch

CSK's second chance in captain's hometown
CSK's second chance in captain's hometown

Only once has a side won both the eliminator and the second qualifier games in the IPL - Chennai Super Kings in 2012. Royal Challengers Bangalore will want to become the second side to do so, but find Super Kings in their way

Gayle's gamble and Dhawal's double
Gayle's gamble and Dhawal's double

Plays of the day from the IPL Eliminator between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Pune

De Villiers, Mandeep fifties crush Royals
De Villiers, Mandeep fifties crush Royals

Royal Challengers Bangalore set up a clash with Chennai Super Kings for a place in the final as they sent Rajasthan Royals out of the tournament with a commanding performance

Momentum with Royal Challengers in knockout clash
Momentum with Royal Challengers in knockout clash

As far as momentum goes, Royal Challengers Bangalore are clearly ahead, with six wins in their last eight completed matches, compared to Rajasthan Royals' two from their last seven

What can a bowler do when de Villiers is in the mood?
What can a bowler do when de Villiers is in the mood?

Mumbai Indians prepared for him, made plans, executed them, but to absolutely no avail. ESPNcricinfo presents the main talking points from the clash at the Wankhede Stadium

The Narine DIY method
The Narine DIY method

Plays of the Day from the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab

Knight Riders go top with one-wicket win
Knight Riders go top with one-wicket win

Kolkata Knight went to the top of the points table with the first one-wicket win in IPL history, off the penultimate ball against Kings XI Punjab

V for Vinay's Vendetta
V for Vinay's Vendetta

Plays of the day from the match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Chennai

Rayudu, Pandya make it five in five for Mumbai
Rayudu, Pandya make it five in five for Mumbai

Hardik Pandya's three sixes in a 25-run penultimate over from Pawan Negi settled a rollercoaster chase for Mumbai Indians, and handed Chennai Super Kings their first defeat at home this season