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  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 20-12-2013 12:40 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were...
  • 1st Test: Team India brace for hostile South Africa 17-12-2013 03:10 PM

    The skimpy two-Test series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up some questions, if not leave irreparable dents on characters, especially when, at the fall of second Indian wicket, there won't be a Sachin Tendulkar walking in anymore. India haven't...
  • India will face 'pink' South Africa in the first ODI 29-11-2013 10:11 AM

    The first one-day international of the three-match series between India and South Africa will see the hosts turn up in pink uniform instead of the customary green, Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced. The match at the Wanderers on December 5 will be played on a 'Pink Day' in support...
  • Flashback: When India won their first Test series in England 24-08-2013 08:19 AM

    On this day in 1971, India achieved their first Test victory in England. The scene of this historic victory was The Oval in London, where under Ajit Wadekar India beat England by four wickets to end the hosts' run of 26 Test matches without defeat. Each member of India's XI...
  • 1983 WC win gave new dimension to Indian cricket: Kapil Dev 25-06-2013 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Kapil Dev relived some of the moments of the 1983 World Cup triumph as India on Tuesday celebrated 30 years of their most famous win. Kapil, who led India to the win, along with his team-mates Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, the youngest man in the team, walked...
  • India's first passenger train journey: Google doodle and some facts 16-04-2013 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: With a chugging train trailing a plume of smoke in a backdrop of palm trees and what looks like a palace with domes and minarets, Google on Tuesday posted a doodle to celebrated India's first passenger train journey. On April 16, 1853, the first railway on the Indian...
  • Remembering Ghulam Ahmed, India's first Test offpinner

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    For a decade and a half following their Test debut, India didn't think much of offspin as a weapon of attack. Legspin was king, and...