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India's struggles against spin more to do with pressure of limited-overs cricket: Dravid
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India's struggles against spin more to do with pressure of limited-overs cricket: Dravid

India A coach Dravid, who has just finished a long series against Australia and South Africa A teams, opines that Indian youngsters are still good players of spin and can go a long way if they do a few nips and tucks.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma break into top 20 of ICC Test rankings
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Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma break into top 20 of ICC Test rankings

Apart from Pujara, there were few other middle-order batsmen who made significant contributions to India's cause

'Itna bada kaddoo mein teer nahin maara': Bedi blasts overzealous celebration of win in SL
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'Itna bada kaddoo mein teer nahin maara': Bedi blasts overzealous celebration of win in SL

Bedi, who congratulated the young team for the win, opined that the visitors were up against a weak opposition and the celebrations that followed were uncalled for.

Mathews made Kohli sweat but bowlers seal historic series win for India
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Mathews made Kohli sweat but bowlers seal historic series win for India

A brave new dawn of Indian cricket under Kohli is off to a very positive start, indeed.

'A bit of history': Kohli and Co script first Test series win on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years
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'A bit of history': Kohli and Co script first Test series win on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years

A delighted Indian Test captain Virat Kohli termed his team's 2-1 series win as a "magnificent milestone" as they now became a a "part of history" today. Here are photos from the final match.

Ishant, Dhammika and two more SL players charged by ICC after tempers flare
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Ishant, Dhammika and two more SL players charged by ICC after tempers flare

Ishant decided to mock Prasad by slapping himself on the helmet so as to tell the bowler: "Your bouncers won't reach my head."

India in Sri Lanka: Ashwin, Binny, Mishra dominate stats but this time for batting
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India in Sri Lanka: Ashwin, Binny, Mishra dominate stats but this time for batting

India lost three wickets for seven runs while the fourth wicket (57) and fifth wicket (54) partnerships have produced fifty-plus runs.

Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test day 1 as it happened: Rains play spoilsport after Sri Lanka reduce India to 50/2
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Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test day 1 as it happened: Rains play spoilsport after Sri Lanka reduce India to 50/2

Mohammad Azharuddin had last led an Indian team to a Test series win on Lankan turf, back in 1993, with a 1-0 margin.

No one owns a batting position: Ravi Shastri on India's combinations and 22-year wait
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No one owns a batting position: Ravi Shastri on India's combinations and 22-year wait

India grabbed eight wickets in the final morning in quick time to win the second Test by a handsome 278-run margin.

Srinath supports Kohli's five-bowler strategy in Tests
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Srinath supports Kohli's five-bowler strategy in Tests

Srinath was speaking at a programme organised by Nagpur Sports Journalists Association. Asked about India's performance abroad, he said strong attitude coupled with confidence is needed to win matches overseas.

Final Test preview: India's golden chance to end 22-year wait for victory in Sri Lanka
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Final Test preview: India's golden chance to end 22-year wait for victory in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka have their joint-best win-loss ratio at home in SSC with 18 wins, 6 losses and 14 draws. But this is India's best chance to end the 22-year jinx.

Ajinkya Rahane is not an ideal long term No 3 batsman: Sanjay Manjrekar
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Ajinkya Rahane is not an ideal long term No 3 batsman: Sanjay Manjrekar

The right-handed batsman played an impressive knock of 126 runs in the just concluded second Test against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan batsmen not as good as they think they are playing spin, says Jayasuriya
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Sri Lankan batsmen not as good as they think they are playing spin, says Jayasuriya

Jayasuriya praised India spinner Ashwin, who has now taken 17 wickets from two Tests with two five-wicket hauls.

Number Cruncher: Rahane, Mishra and Mathews dominate third day in Colombo
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Number Cruncher: Rahane, Mishra and Mathews dominate third day in Colombo

For the third time, Amit Mishra has bagged four wickets or more in an innings — once each against Australia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Numbers game: Saha becomes only Indian keeper to score two fifties against SL in their backyard
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Numbers game: Saha becomes only Indian keeper to score two fifties against SL in their backyard

Wriddhiman Saha (56) has posted his second fifty in Tests - his highest is 60 vs Sri Lanka at Galle in the first Test of the present series.

Bowling coach Bharat Arun on Umesh's discipline and India's bowling plans
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Bowling coach Bharat Arun on Umesh's discipline and India's bowling plans

The former India medium pacer also said that the support staff has worked on Umesh Yadav's consistency and it has started to show some results.

If we don't lose wickets in first session, pressure will be back on India: Kaushal Silva
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If we don't lose wickets in first session, pressure will be back on India: Kaushal Silva

Sri Lankan opener Kaushal Silva has asserted the need for his team to bat well in the morning session of day three.

Should have done a lot better: Rahul upset despite crucial ton against Sri Lanka
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Should have done a lot better: Rahul upset despite crucial ton against Sri Lanka

23-year Rahul expressed his satisfaction at getting a second Test hundred on the opening day but at the same time said he was disappointed at not having scored more than the 108 runs he did as India finished at 319/6 at stumps.

Allowing India to score more than 350 means trouble for us, says SL pacer Prasad
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Allowing India to score more than 350 means trouble for us, says SL pacer Prasad

India, despite losing two wickets for just 12 runs after opting to bat, recovered to reach 319 for six at stumps on day one of the ongoing second Test.

Sri Lanka vs India Number Cruncher: Rahul as good as Dravid after ton in second Test
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Sri Lanka vs India Number Cruncher: Rahul as good as Dravid after ton in second Test

Rahul has emulated Rahul Dravid’s feat of two centuries as an opener in first away Test innings. Dravid had scored 128 not out at Lahore and 103 at Faisalabad — both vs Pakistan in January 2006.