Australia v India, Adelaide, 2014 : A test to remember

The dust has now settled in Adelaide. A lot has been written about the first test and a lot has been said about it. Should Karn have played? Should India have tried harder to block the game out once Kohli departed? Is Rohit Sharma a test calibre batsman? What is up Read More …

Australia v. India, 1st test, day 5 preview (it all comes down to today)

A familiar pattern has played itself out over the last four days. Dropping Ravi Ashwin against our express advice Dropping catches and spending two days in the field chasing leather (I can’t remember the last time we actually bowled a team out in an overseas test match. May have been the Read More …

Five Minutes Before Lunch on Day 3

India had just lost Murali Vijay. Mitchell Johnson was fired up. Five minutes before lunch – one of the worst times to come in to bat. The slips opened their eyes a little wider.  The other fielders crept slightly closer to the bat. Virat Kohli, captain of India, swaggered in, Read More …

Australia v India, 1st Test Match, Adelaide Oval : Preview

Every morning the alarm would go off at 5.55 am. Praying that India was not more than 2 wickets down in the first 30 minutes of play, I would switch the TV on to Star Sports and watch it with just one eye open. It used to be pitch dark outside (Delhi’s winter Read More …

Memories of Adelaide : Rahul Dravid

Here’s the scorecard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/64060.html Arms aloft, Rahul Dravid celebrates victory. Instinctively, he kisses the India crest on his cap. An image which sears itself into the collective consciousness of a billion Indians. Sometimes the good guys finish first. Brick by brick, a legend is made. [UPDATED: YouTube link for both Read More …