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India wins the Gandhi-Mandela series thanks to Kohli’s double ton

By Kersi Meher-Homji In a way, the second Test between India and South Africa (SA) at Pune was a mirror image of the first Test between them at Visakhapatnam a week ago. India had thrashed SA by 203 runs in the first Test and thumped them at Pune yesterday by an innings and 137 runs. […]

“Sixy” Sharma goes wham-bang and India wins by a huge margin

By Kersi Meher-Homji There were many heroes behind India’s massive 203 run victory over South Africa in the first Test at Visakhapatnam yesterday but Rohit ‘Sixy’ Sharma was outstanding. Opening India’s innings he scored 176 with six sixes in the first innings and 127 with seven sixes in the second. Thirteen sixes by one batsman […]

A glorious summer ahead for women’s International Cricket

The International summer of cricket kicks off this weekend with the Australian Women’s Cricket Team playing three T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka at North Sydney Oval from Sunday 29 September 2019. There is no better way to start the school holidays by watching the all-conquering Australian women in the first match of the Commonwealth Bank […]

Bumrah’s hat-trick makes Windies lose way

By Kersi Meher-Homji Cricket writers all over the world have still not stopped rhapsodising  England all-rounder Ben Stokes’s miracle at Headingly, Leeds, another equally magical performer is more or less ignored. I mean India’s pace bowler and ace performer Jasprit Bumrah. Especially the way he has been making West Indies batsmen lose their way. Interestingly, […]

Stokes’ strokes of genius reminded me of the Kolkata thriller

By Kersi Meher-Homji Two days have passed since the epic Leeds thriller between England and Australia and I am still in shock. I was ecstatic when England chasing 359 for an unlikely win lost their ninth wicket at 286. In walked last man Jack Leach; bespectacled, balding and shaking with nerves. With England still needing […]

India trounces West Indies by 318 runs in Antigua

By Kersi Meher-Homji The main advantage of being bi-national is that a victory compensates for a defeat a few hours ago. I’ll explain. I was devastated by Australia’s one wicket loss to England in the Leeds Test last night thanks to England’s dynamic all-rounder Ben Stokes’s magical 135 not out with 11 fours and 8 […]

Australia’s preparation for the Ashes first Test is grossly inadequate

By Kersi Meher-Homji The first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham starts tomorrow and I think that the preparation for this big event is hugely inadequate. To meet England in a Test match without playing a single first-class county match in white clothes and with red ball is mind-boggling to me. Surprisingly, no cricket expert / […]

ICC launches World Test Championships

Cricket Australia has welcomed the introduction of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC), which begins on August 1 with the Australian men’s team playing England in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. The World Test Championship was announced by the International Cricket Council in 2018 to ascribe context to bi-lateral Test series between the top […]

Luck versus Fate in 2019 World Cup

By Shivaji Sengupta As I write this column, the 2019 Cricket World Cup has just ended. In an amazingly tense final, England won the coveted Cup without beating New Zealand. The scores were tied after the 50 overs; a “super over” was also tied. Then the rules of One Day cricket kicked in, declaring England winners […]

India lose despite Jadeja’s fireworks

By Kersi Meher-Homji India’s dream of winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup ended when they lost the vital semi-final to New Zealand by 18 runs. No excuses, the Kiwis deserved to win because of their all-round excellence – especially their bowling. New Zealand won the toss and batted. After losing early wickets, skipper Kane Williamson […]

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