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India vs New Zealand: This has been a dream year, but endeavour is to keep improving, says Axar Patel
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India vs New Zealand: This has been a dream year, but endeavour is to keep improving, says Axar Patel

Patel has largely remained under the shadow of another orthodox left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's for years before he made the year 2021 his own with 36 wickets with his fifth Test ongoing.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali scores fifty on rain marred Day 2 of second Test
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Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali scores fifty on rain marred Day 2 of second Test

Just 6.2 overs from a possible 98 were possible as Pakistan resumed the day on 161-2 and reached 188-2 before the umpires called it a day. Skipper Babar Azam was batting on 71 with Azhar Ali on 52 at stumps.

Ajaz Patel makes history with 10-wicket innings haul as India dominate New Zealand on Day 2 in Mumbai
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Ajaz Patel makes history with 10-wicket innings haul as India dominate New Zealand on Day 2 in Mumbai

Patel became only the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to grab all 10 wickets in an innings as India ended the day with a 332-run lead after bowling the Black Caps out for a paltry 62.

How Jim Laker and Anil Kumble got to bowling perfection before Ajaz Patel
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How Jim Laker and Anil Kumble got to bowling perfection before Ajaz Patel

Jim Laker, for England against Australia in 1956, and Anil Kumble, for India against Pakistan in 1999, were the only bowlers to have previously taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings before Ajaz Patel on Saturday.

Ashes: Nathan Lyon backs Australia to whitewash England 5-0, sets sights on 400th Test wicket
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Ashes: Nathan Lyon backs Australia to whitewash England 5-0, sets sights on 400th Test wicket

England have lost nine of their last 10 Tests in Australia going back more than a decade and haven't won in Brisbane — where the opening Test starts next Wednesday — since 1986.

Ashes: England's Chris Woakes calls for off-field issues plaguing both camps to not be brought up during series
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Ashes: England's Chris Woakes calls for off-field issues plaguing both camps to not be brought up during series

Australia skipper Tim Paine quit over a text-message scandal while English cricket has been engulfed in claims of institutional racism. But Woakes said he was confident both sides would let the cricket do the talking when play starts at the Gabba ground next Wednesday.

India vs New Zealand: Upbeat Black Caps eye history as Kohli and Co face selection dilemma in Mumbai Test
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India vs New Zealand: Upbeat Black Caps eye history as Kohli and Co face selection dilemma in Mumbai Test

India face several tough choices heading into the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai, including choosing between Shreyas Iyer on the one side and Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara on the other.

Ashes: ‘Excited’ Alex Carey confirmed as Tim Paine’s replacement in Australia squad
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Ashes: ‘Excited’ Alex Carey confirmed as Tim Paine’s replacement in Australia squad

Carey has played plenty of limited-overs cricket for Australia and stood in as the one-day captain in the West Indies this year, but is yet to feature in a Test match.

Not many leg-spinners have Test ambitions these days, says Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
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Not many leg-spinners have Test ambitions these days, says Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

Amit Mishra was the last leg-spinner to play Test cricket for India in 2016.

Ashes: Alex Carey expected to replace Tim Paine as Australia wicketkeeper; rain hampers team’s preparations
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Ashes: Alex Carey expected to replace Tim Paine as Australia wicketkeeper; rain hampers team’s preparations

Carey has featured in limited-overs cricket for Australia and stood in as ODI skipper in the West Indies this year, but he has never played a Test match.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 46/2 at stumps
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts 46/2 at stumps

Follow the live ball-ball commentary on Day 3 of the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Galle

LIVE Cricket Score, Bangladesh vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 4 at Chattogram
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LIVE Cricket Score, Bangladesh vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 4 at Chattogram

Catch the Live score and updates from Day 4 of the first Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan

Highlights, Bangladesh vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 1 at Chattogram, Full Cricket Score: Bangladesh 253/4 at stumps
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Highlights, Bangladesh vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 1 at Chattogram, Full Cricket Score: Bangladesh 253/4 at stumps

Catch the Live score and updates from Day 1 of the first Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan

Australia will be without captain for 15 years if it is looking for perfect skipper, says Michael Clarke
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Australia will be without captain for 15 years if it is looking for perfect skipper, says Michael Clarke

Clarke admitted that the Australian Test captain needed to be held to a high standard, but he said the team would end up with few options if it has unrealistic expectations.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Windies avoid follow on on rain-hit Day 3 as hosts continue to dominate Galle Test
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Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Windies avoid follow on on rain-hit Day 3 as hosts continue to dominate Galle Test

Only 38 overs were played, and the better part of two sessions lost, with West Indies 224/9 at close of play, training Sri Lanka by 162 runs.

India vs New Zealand: With Shubman Gill set for new middle-order slot, hosts to modify Test match ploy
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India vs New Zealand: With Shubman Gill set for new middle-order slot, hosts to modify Test match ploy

It is understood that Shubman has been told that he would bat in the middle-order in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur, where Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in the absence of Virat Kohli, who is on a break

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st Test Day 2 at Galle, Full cricket score: WI trail by 273 runs
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st Test Day 2 at Galle, Full cricket score: WI trail by 273 runs

Follow live scores from Day 2 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies on our blog