Diego Maradona dies at 60: When Argentine's World Cup exploits became the story of 1986 summer in India
The near-unanimous support for Argentina in India during 1986 World Cup had seemed unreal. And only one man had made that possible — Diego Maradona.
Women’s T20 Challenge 2020: Superb Trailblazers take sheen off Radha Yadav’s brilliance to clinch maiden title
Such was the strength of the Trailblazers' bowling attack that they had to put in little effort while defending 119.
The Supernovas may match the Trailblazers in bowling, but the depth in the latter’s batting line-up make them favourites going into the final.
Velocity’s humongous margin of defeat meant that the net run rate has as good as gone out of the equation. All the Supernovas now have to do to qualify is win the third match.
Most of the India regulars looked in decent touch. Poonam Yadav tossed the ball up, Harmanpreet Kaur hit an enormous six, Shikha Pandey and Ekta Bisht were tidy, Shafali Verma brought the usual surge of adrenaline among viewers, and Sushma Verma was clinical enough to put pressure on Taniya Bhatia for the wicketkeeper’s role.
In a year when the world was turned upside down, it was never easy to get cricketers from across the world and play them across three cities. The organisers did a terrific job, as did the cricketers, resulting in some of the most intense T20 cricket. Few tournaments have been as competitive.
Delhi’s major problem has been the simultaneous struggle of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, both of whom had played key roles in their success over the past two seasons.
India vs Australia: Hits, misses, likely stars and more, analysing Virat Kohli-led squads for the tour Down Under
India’s long-awaited tour of Australia will get underway from 27 November and will feature three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests.
Unlike some others sides, unfortunately, CSK did not have enough top-quality young cricketers to replace the senior men who form the part of the nucleus once the tournament got underway.
Kolkata has been a perfect fit for Chakravarthy in more ways than one, for no team has accommodated – and backed – ‘unusual’ spinners over the years.
SRH missed the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed due to injuries, and Mumbai Indians took full advantage of their depleted attack, blasting their way to 208/5 before their full-strength attack restricted Hyderabad to 174/7.
IPL 2020: Over-dependence on big three – Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler hurting Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan’s middle-order woes are far from over. They hit only nine fours and eight sixes – fewer than one boundary every over.
Rajasthan's batting seems too dependent on their top three and the spin attack does not feature finger spinners.
With its larger ground and slower pitch, Abu Dhabi provided challenges entirely different from the venues in Sharjah and Dubai. That, combined with sustained accurate bowling, helped SRH to their first win of IPL 2020.
Sundar bowled straight, not allowing the batsmen room, and took the pace off the ball when needed, making strokeplay difficult. Given that none of his teammates conceded less than 10.75 an over and nobody in the Mumbai team went for less than 7.67, Sundar was probably the difference between the sides.
IPL 2020: Tewatia's turnaround, insipid leg-spinners, relentless six-hitting culminate in Sharjah classic
Tewatia hit five sixes off Cottrell and one more in the next over, off Shami, to bring up his fifty. He got out, but not before he had lifted the Royals from the quagmire he had himself got them into.
KKR's three fast bowlers cramped SRH batsmen with pace from a length. Their three spinners, each different from the other, bowled with unyielding accuracy. Andre Russell then brought all his experience into play.
England vs Pakistan: How Joe Root and Co undid three days of visitors' dominance to script remarkable win
Let's not take the sheen off England's Buttler and Woakes, who put up what will go down as one of the finest back-against-the-wall fourth-innings performances of all time.
WBBL-Women’s T20 Challenge conundrum: A different window, better planning would have made it a non-issue
The overlap between the WBBL and Women's T20 Challenge means cricketers would not be able to feature in both tournaments given the coronavirus-enforced restrictions.