Alagappan Muthu

Sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo


Warner 178 loads it up, Maxwell 88 blows it up
Warner 178 loads it up, Maxwell 88 blows it up

David Warner cruised to 178, Steven Smith collected 95 and Glenn Maxwell clobbered 88 to propel Australia to a World Cup record 417 for 8 in Perth, paving the way for a 275-run win, the second largest in ODI history

Lessons in hurt may help West Indies
Lessons in hurt may help West Indies

Roger Harper remembers West Indies' one-wicket defeat to Pakistan at the 1987 World Cup

Miller, Duminy madness sinks spirited Zimbabwe
Miller, Duminy madness sinks spirited Zimbabwe

David Miller and JP Duminy lifted South Africa from 83 for 4 to 339 for 4 with a world-record fifth-wicket partnership, which proved too much despite Zimbabwe's batsmen rallying impressively

Gopal preserves Karnataka's unbeaten run
Gopal preserves Karnataka's unbeaten run

Set a daunting 288, Karnataka looked to be crashing towards their first defeat in 23 matches before an 85-run partnership between CM Gautam and Shreyas Gopal steered the team to safety

Baroda stumble after curbing Karnataka
Baroda stumble after curbing Karnataka

If there was a jukebox that teams could use to pick the kind of day they were going to have, Baroda hit the wrong number

Baroda take control after Rahul 89
Baroda take control after Rahul 89

The dismissal of KL Rahul for 89 shifted the balance towards Baroda and the visitors were eyeing the lead against the defending champions

Deepak Hooda hundred revives Baroda
Deepak Hooda hundred revives Baroda

Deepak Hooda's second first-class hundred lifted Baroda to 320 for 8 on the first day of their Ranji clash against Karnataka in Mysore

KL Rahul returns to buoyant Karnataka
KL Rahul returns to buoyant Karnataka

Undefeated and top of the table, Karnataka will be further buoyed by the return of KL Rahul for their Ranji clash against Baroda on a batting-friendly wicket in Mysore

New Zealand complete best ever Test year
New Zealand complete best ever Test year

The threat of Tim Southee and Trent Boult confirmed Brendon McCullum's Boxing Day assault as match-winning. Christchurch witnessed New Zealand's fifth victory in 2014, marking it their best year in Test history

New Zealand on top despite Karunaratne 152
New Zealand on top despite Karunaratne 152

Dimuth Karunaratne's maiden Test century redressed a poor start to the day for Sri Lanka as they kept the threat of New Zealand's seamers at bay

Boult, Southee force SL to follow on
Boult, Southee force SL to follow on

Trent Boult took three wickets and Tim Southee took two as Sri Lanka slumped to 138 all out, in reply to New Zealand's 441, and were asked to follow-on

McCullum 195 flays Sri Lanka
McCullum 195 flays Sri Lanka

Brendon McCullum KO-ed Sri Lanka on Boxing Day with the fastest century in New Zealand Test history

Skillful NZ and Pakistan in final showdown
Skillful NZ and Pakistan in final showdown

New Zealand and Pakistan have managed something special over the last week and a half - a bilateral one-day series that does not want for context

Shaken New Zealand chase another revival
Shaken New Zealand chase another revival

Everything that could go wrong for New Zealand went wrong in Sharjah and with the series on the line, they will need to pick themselves up pretty quickly

Williamson's toss-time blues
Williamson's toss-time blues

Plays of the day from the third ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah

Shehzad, Afridi quell New Zealand
Shehzad, Afridi quell New Zealand

A firm century from Ahmed Shehzad was supplemented by a stroke-filled fifty from Shahid Afridi to lift Pakistan to 364 for 7 - their third highest total in 50-over cricket and the highest in Sharjah in 218 matches - and beat New Zealand by 147 runs

Undercooked New Zealand face UAE grilling
Undercooked New Zealand face UAE grilling

New Zealand are carrying an unwelcome passenger on their trip to the UAE - rust. It has been over three months since they have stepped into the Test arena and and first up on their docket is a red-hot Pakistan

Shakib five-for spurs series win
Shakib five-for spurs series win

Shakib Al Hasan became the third player in Test history to hit a century and claim 10 wickets in a match as Bangladesh rolled Zimbabwe over on the final day to take the series 2-0 in Khulna

Masakadza, Chakabva revive Zimbabwe
Masakadza, Chakabva revive Zimbabwe

Hamilton Masakadza struck his fourth Test century - a career best 154 - to lead Zimbabwe's resistance on the third day against Bangladesh in Khulna

Zimbabwe hit by Shakib, Tamim tons
Zimbabwe hit by Shakib, Tamim tons

A nuggety Tamim Iqbal century was complemented by a stroke-filled one from Shakib Al Hasan as Bangladesh cashed in on the painstaking foundation they had laid in Khulna to make 433