Playing only his second T20I, Yadav's superlative 57 in 31 balls helped India post a competitive total before he was given out on a controversial catch. Much of the drama of the match revolved around umpiring decisions, with Virat Kohli and former England captain Michael Atherton questioning the point of a soft signal in the case of boundary catches. The final T20I will now be the decider, with England captain Eoin Morgan calling it the "closest thing to a World Cup final" given the actual event is just a few months away.
Anneke Bosch, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp shone in the final ODI as South Africa took series 4-1, with Nadine de Klerk taking a three-for. Touring South African teams don't generally fare well against spin, but then they are not this team, says Firdose Moonda. For India, It was a wake-up call on how far behind they are in the format, while Lizelle Lee's fantastic form has seen her take the number one spot on the ODI batters' rankings.
A thrilling second Test went the day of the hosts on the last day after Rashid Khan, bowling with a still-healing fracture, ran through Zimbabwe. Earlier, Sean Williams and Donald Tiripano looked poised to swing the match Zimbabwe's way as they extended their eighth-wicket stand to 187, before the Afghanistan legspinner took charge once again. Sreshth Shah lists the learnings from the two Test-series, including Afghanistan's over-reliance on Khan and the steady rise of Zimbabwe captain Williams.
Osman Samiuddin traces Narine's journey since 2014 when his bowling action was brought under scrutiny and says he hasn't been the same bowler since.
Alan Gardner hatches a foolproof plan to exact revenge for subcontinental dustbowls in this month's Light Roller.
Ian Chappell says the contrast tells you why the Test series turned out the way it did.
The Ahmedabad pitch for the third India-England Test, the one that wound up in two days, was given a rating of "average" by the ICC. Anantha Narayanan examines that turner among several others to determine which were the most bowler- and batsman-friendly in Test history.
And did Sunil Gavaskar open the bowling in his debut Test? You asked and Steven Lynch answered.
Mumbai claimed their fourth Vijay Hazare title last week, a minor miracle given the team was in a shambles just before the start of the List A tournament. Shashank Kishore has the inside story of a champion team's phoenix-like rise to a seemingly impossible win.
Twenty years ago an unforgettable series culminated in an incredible final day. Siddhartha Vaidyanathan relives it through those who were there.
The Sri Lanka captain wishes he'd played a recent innings that has already become legendary.
Last year, this week, the coronavirus pandemic forced cricket to a standstill. We trace a long year in pictures.
The Anti-Corruption Unit general manager Alex Marshall spoke to Peter Della Penna about the extensive efforts being taken to clamp down on corruption in cricket.