Thisara Perera stars with a five-for
A case of spectacular overreaction
An incident of monumental triviality — the Randiv no-ball — has been turned into one of earth-shattering importance, writes Nirmal Shekar in the Hindu .
Awards go AWOL?
India may have won the Asia Cup that was played in Sri Lanka in June earlier this year, but are yet to enjoy the spoils of their victory
Gentleman’s game, my foot
Randiv’s act of bowling a no-ball, with the scores level and Virender Sehwag on 99, has inevitably stirred a hornet’s nest
Suraj Randiv gets one-match suspension
Suraj Randiv has been suspended for one match following the no-ball controversy that marred the finish of the match between India and Sri Lanka.
'I regret what happened overall' - Sangakkara
A day ahead of Sri Lanka's key match against New Zealand, their captain Kumar Sangakkara spent nearly his entire press conference addressing questions about the Suraj Randiv no-ball controversy
SLC, Randiv apologise to Sehwag for no-ball incident
Sri Lanka Cricket has apologised to Virender Sehwag for denying him a one-day century
We need to bat longer - Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara was critical of his side's batting effort, and called on the top-order to bat longer
Sehwag stars in comfortable win
BCCI denies receiving complaints from players
The BCCI has denied reports it has been sent a letter by members of the Indian team complaining about fatigue caused by their hectic international schedule
The batting talent of tailenders
Lower-order batsmen have been improving over the last decade, and the most recent examples of this were the two Tests last week
'We've got our World Cup squad more or less in place'
There were a lot of positives from the Test series; now the focus shifts to the tri-series, and a lot of emphasis will be on the big one, six months away
Stylish Styris sets up thumping win
Kirsten-Dhoni combine continues march
At the heart of India's continued evolution as an intimidating Test unit lies the efficacy of its captain-coach combine and the careful nurturing of a stable work environment, writes Partha Bhaduri in the Times of India .
Steel bands, the Brothers Ranatunga, and Viru's mock presser
Oh to be in Sri Lanka's capital, where the cops drive tuk-tuks, the felons are Bradmanesque, the shoes mandatory, and the music unceasing
Sri Lanka take the stats honours
Sri Lanka scored more runs, lost fewer wickets, and made India sweat through most of the three matches
Defensive captaincy a disappointment
With the exception of the drab draw at SSC, the recently concluded Test series did produce some high-quality cricket
Laxman has nothing left to prove
For so long and so well has VVS Laxman played that we have paid him the ultimate compliment spectators can pay a performer — noticing him only when he fails, writes Suresh Menon in DNA .
Choppers to time-crunched India's rescue
The Indian team is used to doing things in style
Close series between rivals with bare cupboards
It is a credit to both teams that despite the overkill of cricket between the two nations, despite the dead pitch at the SSC, despite the lack of bowling resources, they played out two tense Test matches
Run fests? Flat pitches? So last century
There's nothing modern about coma-inducing matches
A batsman of imagery and imagination
When Laxman takes the stage in his moment, he can conjure up the illusion that the crisis is not being tackled, it is being ignored
Murali says goodbye and Paranavitana impresses
Muralitharan left in style, Pranavitana stepped up at the top and Mendis lost his mystery
Sehwag sparkles and Raina grabs his chance
Sehwag entertained, Laxman proved his critics wrong again and Raina took his chance to play Test cricket in style
Calm Laxman defies spasms and past demons
A testing fifth-day pitch, an accurate rookie spinner, an old foe in Ajantha Mendis and a troublesome back were all thrown at VVS Laxman. Yet, he found a way to sneak past them to see India home