articles by Prem Panicker

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India vs Australia, 1st Test: Steve Smith, Stephen O'Keefe rewarded for smart, simple cricket

Smith compiled his 10th Test century as captain, to go with 10 fifties, in a span of 22 Tests and 37 innings; it was also his fifth in succession against India in Tests.

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India vs Australia, 1st Test: Blaming Pune pitch serves no purpose, hosts dug their own grave

Three top Indian wickets went inside 15 overs for just 44 runs, all to pace, and the pitch played no role in any of those.

First Cricket News

India vs Australia, 1st Test: Mitchell Starc, Matt Renshaw show how to tackle a tricky pitch

What if the higher-ranked Australian batsmen, having the advantage of batting first on a track that can only get tougher, had not allowed the hype about the wicket to get in their heads?

Sports

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal bring out yesterday once more

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are a study in contrasts and they force us into the sporting equivalent of a Rorschach test.