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Anil Kumble's unbroken spell: Revisiting the stunning 10-wicket haul that led India to victory in 1999
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Anil Kumble's unbroken spell: Revisiting the stunning 10-wicket haul that led India to victory in 1999

Pakistan started confidently, and none of the Indian bowlers were able to make an impression. At lunch, with the visitors at 101 for no loss, the Indians were despairing that they might actually lose the Test.

Sixteen wickets to stardom: Revisiting Narendra Hirwani's dream debut in 1988 Test match against West Indies
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Sixteen wickets to stardom: Revisiting Narendra Hirwani's dream debut in 1988 Test match against West Indies

At the end of five days of Test cricket in January 1988, Narendra Hirwani’s incredible display of leg spin bowling in front of a packed Chepauk stadium in (then) Madras, would leave the most successful West Indies Test side of all time on their knees, and a nation in awe of his craft.

When Siva's flame lit up Bombay: Revisiting the remarkable story of England's 1984 tour of India
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When Siva's flame lit up Bombay: Revisiting the remarkable story of England's 1984 tour of India

As if the two assassinations at the start of the tour were not enough to get along with, between the second and third Tests, the Bhopal gas tragedy happened

Out of the darkness of apartheid: The 1991 match where South Africa returned to international cricket, and won Kolkata's heart
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Out of the darkness of apartheid: The 1991 match where South Africa returned to international cricket, and won Kolkata's heart

It made sense for India, which had been at the forefront of the anti-apartheid movement, to lead the way in helping a future multi-racial South Africa emerge from the darkness of apartheid.

How a Kapil Dev-led Team India stormed the final bastion of English cricket to conquer Lord’s in 1986
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How a Kapil Dev-led Team India stormed the final bastion of English cricket to conquer Lord’s in 1986

The 1986 Test side that Kapil Dev led to the British Isles was different from the others that had toured England in the past, in one important aspect — it had genuine opening bowlers with the pace to match the Englishmen, and the ability to move the ball enough to worry them.

The greatest last wicket stand: Revisiting Shute Banerjee and Chandu Sarwate's 1946 record-breaking display at the Oval
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The greatest last wicket stand: Revisiting Shute Banerjee and Chandu Sarwate's 1946 record-breaking display at the Oval

Starting their tour in Worcester and stopping by at Oxford, the last team from Undivided India to tour Britain came to the Oval in London for a match that was destined to adorn the history books for decades to come.

Revisiting 2011 World Cup final: With six runs, how MS Dhoni-led Team India made history
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Revisiting 2011 World Cup final: With six runs, how MS Dhoni-led Team India made history

The World Cup is not designed to be a cakewalk for any team. There are no easy matches, and no room for complacency, as the Indian team knew better than anyone.

In Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, India tasted forbidden fruit: How a batting partnership undid Australia's invincibility
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In Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, India tasted forbidden fruit: How a batting partnership undid Australia's invincibility

In March 2001 at Kolkata's Eden Gardens, India was facing Australia — opponents who were laying claim to being the greatest Test team in the history of the sport. But VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid's partnership destroyed the Aussies' will and ego, rendering a top class bowling attack completely helpless