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WI vs SL, 1st Test: Visitors on top after heroics from Nissanka, Dickwella

Riding on the back of a century on debut from Pathum Nissanka (103) and a stunning 96 from Niroshan Dickwella, Sri Lanka scored impressive 476 runs in their second innings, setting the West Indies a target of 375 to win.

It is an embarrassing defeat for England, says Shoaib Akhtar

Speaking on his YouTube channel, the Rawalpindi Express said, All in all, it was an embarrassing defeat for the England team, and they have got a reality check in India. But they need to now learn the art of playing spin in the sub-continent well.

Indian spinners bag 8 wkts, England all out for 205

Washington Sundar was the other spinner to bag a wicket to make it eight for the three slow bowlers. Pacer Mohammed Siraj, who was preferred to Umesh Yadav for this Test, took the other two wickets.

Ashwin is constantly reinventing himself: Laxman

Aswin, 34, also became the second fastest bowler to reach the land-mark after Sri Lanka spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan.

Axar Patel should go on a leave, says Graeme Swann

He played a perfect fiddle to Ravichandran Ashwin in the second Test to turn the result in India’s favour.

Rohit Sharma shows his wittiness off the field

There were continuous debates over the nature of the pitch that was on offer. It assisted the spinners from the first session and the debate continues to grow.

Kevin Pietersen not happy with criticism of Motera pitch

However, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, who came in support of the pitch, said he had enough of the criticism. Yes, the surface at Ahmedabad ensured that the ball was always likely to dominate in the third Test.

Are good bacteria getting viral infections?

"This testing tool allows us to track viral infections more easily, so we can monitor these infections to see when they are most likely to have important environmental consequences," Preheim said.

Wasim Jaffer takes a dig at Zak Crawley

While there were debates going on around the pitch and how it behaved, another topic of discussion was the umpiring.

Twitter users hits out at Ben Stokes for claiming catch

Having failed with the bat in England's innings, Ben Stokes made matters worse by claiming a catch of Shubman Gill.

Fan breaches bio-bubble to meet Kohli, Indian skipper immediately pulls away

However, the Indian skipper spotted him from far away and he immediately took a few steps back, asking the fan to return. On realising his mistake, the fan turned back and seeing that the entire crowd started cheering.

Ishant Sharma on cusp of a new landmark

The speedster set to become second Indian pacer after Kapil Dev to play 100 Tests.

‘IPL, England Test series potentially clashing not the preferred thing’

The IPL is likely to start in the second week of April and its knockout matches may stretch till early June

India complete series-levelling victory against England in 2nd Test inside four days

The Test series will now move to Ahmedabad where the third Test, which will be a day/night affair with pink ball, begins on February 24.

India inch towards series-levelling win, England 116-7 at lunch

At lunch, skipper Joe Root was holding fort on 33 (90 balls, 3 fours) with England adding 63 runs in the first session.

2nd Test: Kohli, Ashwin stretch India’s lead past 350

At the lunch break, India who had lost the wicket of Shubman Gill (14) on Day Two reached 150/6 with skipper Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin batting on 38 and 34 respectively.

Vaughan criticises Chennai pitch, Warne hits out at England cricketer

“It didn’t do anywhere near as much for 2 sessions ... Spun but not like what it’s doing now ... India would have drawn the first Test if they had batted anything like in the 1st innings ... This isn’t a good Test match pitch …,” he wrote

Modi catches fleeting view of ‘interesting’ Ind-Eng 2nd Test

"Caught a fleeting view of an interesting test match in Chennai," Modi posted on his official Twitter handle with a beautiful image of the 'Chepauk' Stadium captured from his airplane.

Sunil Gavaskar unhappy with giving rest to Bumrah

Former Indiana captain and cricket great Sunil Gavaskar is not happy with the move to rest Bumrah. He felt that Bumrah should have been in the side as it was a crucial Test with India having already suffered loss

England make four changes to their 12-man squad for second Test

England lead the four match series 1-0 after defeating India by a massive 227 runs in the first Test.

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