George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


Ronchi fifty seals series win
Ronchi fifty seals series win

Luke Ronchi played a second consecutive match-winning innings to not only win the Twenty20 series for New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium but also indicate that his flagging international career might have turned a corner

Clinical Sri Lanka take 1-0 lead
Clinical Sri Lanka take 1-0 lead

It had rained for most of the night in Dubai and the floodlights were switched on to brighten a gloomy morning, but there were no alarms for Sri Lanka once play began on time on the fifth day

Pakistan take fight into final day
Pakistan take fight into final day

Pakistan's leader Misbah-ul-Haq batted with limitless patience and rookie Sarfraz Ahmed punched his way to a maiden half-century to give their side a glimmer of hope of saving a Test that once seemed lost

Younis, Misbah hold up Sri Lanka
Younis, Misbah hold up Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka were a wicket away from breaking Pakistan after lunch on the third day of the second Test in Dubai, but they could not take it

Mahela hundred strengthens Sri Lanka
Mahela hundred strengthens Sri Lanka

Kaushal Silva and Mahela Jayawardene did not put on a show but their exercise in restraint, self-preservation and gradual accumulation was exactly what Sri Lanka needed

The Ashes, Joburg, and others
The Ashes, Joburg, and others

Several new faces in this year's Test batting shortlist, which goes to show it's not time to mourn the passing of legends yet

Sri Lankan quicks vindicate Mathews' decision
Sri Lankan quicks vindicate Mathews' decision

Sri Lanka's seamers tested the Pakistan batsmen consistently with movement off the pitch to bowl the home side out for 165. Then Sri Lanka's top-order ensured they took them to end of play with the loss of only one wicket

Dhawan mocks injured Watson
Dhawan mocks injured Watson

Plays of the day from the seventh ODI between India and Australia in Bangalore

India edge sixathon with Rohit Sharma's 209
India edge sixathon with Rohit Sharma's 209

It is an indictment of how skewed the contest between bat and ball has become that for 2961 ODIs, no batsman broke the 200-run barrier and now three have done it in the last 467 matches

South Africa in control, but hit by ball-tampering penalty
South Africa in control, but hit by ball-tampering penalty

South Africa's march towards a result that will draw the series and prolong their seven-year unbeaten record away from home continued unabated, but the gloss on their seemingly impeccable performance was lost when the on-field umpires penalised them for t

Misbah delivers consolation win for Faisalabad
Misbah delivers consolation win for Faisalabad

The two eliminated teams produced similar performances in a dead rubber that ultimately ended in a tame finish in Mohali

Spinners, Junaid rout Zimbabwe
Spinners, Junaid rout Zimbabwe

The probability of Zimbabwe holding out for a draw was extinguished early on the final morning, not by the expected threat Saeed Ajmal, but by Junaid Khan and Abdur Rehman

Younis double-ton shuts out Zimbabwe
Younis double-ton shuts out Zimbabwe

Test victories do not come easy for an underdog striving to cause an upset, and Younis Khan capitalised on his reprieves to bury Zimbabwe's chances with his fourth double-century

The team of the tournament
The team of the tournament

ESPNcricinfo picks its team of the 2013 season, with a limit of only four foreign players in the XI

A final fighting for relevance
A final fighting for relevance

The IPL final takes place in Kolkata on Sunday, but all the news surrounding the tournament is about events off the field

Mumbai seek to right poor record
Mumbai seek to right poor record

The preview of the game between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium

The 150 kph delivery
The 150 kph delivery

Plays of the Day from the match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur

Quicks fire Rajasthan Royals to second win
Quicks fire Rajasthan Royals to second win

A brace of double-wicket overs from Rahul Shukla and Siddharth Trivedi was the decisive blow that secured a consecutive victory for Rajasthan Royals this season

Chand keeps his hundred habit
Chand keeps his hundred habit

After scoring a match-winning century for Delhi in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final, Unmukt Chand has said the domestic season has been a learning experience

Warne in the doghouse, again
Warne in the doghouse, again

Shane Warne’s in trouble, again