George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


Williamson ton builds strong platform
Williamson ton builds strong platform

New Zealand consolidated on a slow start, with Kane Williamson making his sixth Test hundred and Tom Latham his maiden half-century, to end the first day in a strong position

The best batting unit of all IPL seasons
The best batting unit of all IPL seasons

Kings XI Punjab had the best batting unit of the season by a distance but their bowling group - with the notable exception of Akshar Patel - was ordinary and it cost them the title

The unusual no-ball
The unusual no-ball

Plays of the day from the IPL final between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab

Pandey guns KKR to second title
Pandey guns KKR to second title

Manish Pandey's 94 off 50 balls ensured Knight Riders did not fall behind the asking rate at any stage and achieved the target of 200 with three balls to spare

Pollard plays the air guitar
Pollard plays the air guitar

Plays of the day from the match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai pull off stunning jailbreak
Mumbai pull off stunning jailbreak

The scenes at the Wankhede Stadium were scarcely believable as Mumbai Indians' turnaround of a campaign that had begun so disastrously culminated in the most fairy-tale of finishes

Dhoni tears into Steyn for new record
Dhoni tears into Steyn for new record

Plays of the day from the match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Ranchi

Warner keeps Sunrisers in the race
Warner keeps Sunrisers in the race

Sunrisers Hyderabad needed to win this game in Ranchi to avoid elimination and David Warner's punishing innings secured the two points that took his team to fifth place

A push towards first and fourth
A push towards first and fourth

While Kings XI Punjab seek to make the top-two slots for two cracks at the final, Sunrisers Hyderabad need a victory to break into the top four

Finch's one-handed six
Finch's one-handed six

The Plays of the day from the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils

Finch gives Sunrisers first points
Finch gives Sunrisers first points

Sunrisers' heavy top-order fired for the first time in the season to give their team their first points in the tournament

The captain's blunder
The captain's blunder

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi

Maxwell, Miller orchestrate clinical chase of 205
Maxwell, Miller orchestrate clinical chase of 205

A successful chase of a target in excess of 200 is normally furious, full of power and towering shots. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller did it differently for Punjab

Rajasthan buy lots for less, KXIP strong
Rajasthan buy lots for less, KXIP strong

A look at what the eight IPL franchises did during the 2014 player auction and how their teams stack up

Sunrisers, Kings XI make smart buys
Sunrisers, Kings XI make smart buys

Here's what the franchises did on the first day of the 2014 IPL auction in Bangalore, what their teams look like, and what they need on the second day

Pakistan pull off astonishing chase
Pakistan pull off astonishing chase

Pakistan turned a Test that had been an abysmal advertisement for cricket for four days and one session on its head, with an incredible batting performance after lunch on the final day, when they scored 302 runs in 57.3 overs to sucker-punch Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka ahead despite Shehzad ton
Sri Lanka ahead despite Shehzad ton

Ahmed Shehzad scored his maiden Test hundred but Pakistan's progress on the third day was not swift enough to weaken Sri Lanka's grip on their 1-0 lead in the series

Mathews and Perera tire Pakistan
Mathews and Perera tire Pakistan

Sri Lanka's prospects of winning their first away series since 1999-00 (excluding those in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe) improved significantly after Angelo Mathews and Dilruwan Perera batted vast periods of time on the second day

Ajmal finds form in slow battle
Ajmal finds form in slow battle

The Sharjah surface - largely devoid of pace, lateral movement and turn - provided the setting for a game of patience on the first day of the deciding Test of the series

The cashless catch
The cashless catch

Plays of the Day from the second Twenty20 international between New Zealand and West Indies, in Wellington