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Glorious Triple: How Punam Raut and Deepti Sharma forged the greatest opening partnership in ODI cricket
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Glorious Triple: How Punam Raut and Deepti Sharma forged the greatest opening partnership in ODI cricket

In their 2017 South Africa Women's Quadrangular Series match against Ireland, Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut became the only opening pair in the history of the sport to record a triple century stand in the limited overs format.

The greatest chase: How the West Indies vs India Port of Spain 1976 match changed modern cricket
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The greatest chase: How the West Indies vs India Port of Spain 1976 match changed modern cricket

Over six fateful days at Trinidad in April 1976, a brilliant strategy was born from the depths of despair brought on by India’s Greatest Chase.

How bold, imaginative strategy of a 21-year-old Sachin Tendulkar changed the way white ball cricket was played
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How bold, imaginative strategy of a 21-year-old Sachin Tendulkar changed the way white ball cricket was played

It is tempting to look for a specific inflexion point in the journey of an individual in a sport, that moment when the spotlight of greatness is switched on. For Tendulkar, it had to be 27 March 1994 — that fateful day at Auckland.

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.

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.

India's greatest hour in Test cricket: Revisiting historic August 1971 win over England at the Oval
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India's greatest hour in Test cricket: Revisiting historic August 1971 win over England at the Oval

The psychological scars of 300 years of colonialism and 40 years of disappointments had been washed away by the indomitable spirit of 11 young men, a determination to overturn history and the magic of a genius who wrought miracles over 22 yards with a polio-afflicted bowling arm.