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India beat Pakistan in MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup Epic

India has been crowned champions of the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup after a narrow one-run victory over Pakistan at Spotless Stadium. Winning the toss and batting first Malwa, representing the Indian Community, posted a modest 2/65 off 7 overs. Openers Vikasdeep Pal and Tanveer Sangha posted an even 50-run partnership as they built a solid […]

Dravid and his family of happy Under-19s

By Gaurav Joshi Every time a member of India’s victorious Under-19 team is quizzed about the World Cup they won on February 3 in New Zealand, the players are quick to highlight that the triumph was achieved not over three weeks but over a campaign that lasted two years. No wonder, then, on the eve […]

Sharma hits a fluent century and India wins the ODI series

By Kersi Meher-Homji The fifth One Day International (ODI) between India and South Africa last night at Port Elizabeth in South Africa was a roller-coaster but India eventually triumphed by 73 runs to win the series 4-1 with one match still to be played on Friday at Centurion This was India’s first bilateral series win […]

Kalra hits a splendid century and India wins the Under-19 World Cup

By Kersi Meher-Homji India’s future in cricket is bright. Their Under-19 cricket team thrashed Australia’s Under-19s by 8 wickets with 67 balls remaining in the Final of ICC U-19 World Cup at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand yesterday [Saturday]. Winning the toss, Australia was going well at 4 for 183, Jonathan Merlo (76 runs) and Chandigarh-born Param Uppal […]

Another Kohli century, another India win

By Kersi Meher-Homji Somehow Virat Kohli and India have become synonymous in the last few years. Whenever Kohli bats well, India wins. In the first One Day International (ODI) at Durban last night, Kohli scored a polished century against South Africa and India won by six wickets with 27 balls in hand. South Africa batted […]

India wins a Test of surprises and paradoxes

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a Test of paradoxes with twists and bumps galore! Can you imagine an Indian Test team without a spinner? It’s like Agra without Taj Mahal, Paris without Eiffel Tower and Sydney without Opera House. Four days ago I had criticised Indian skipper Virat Kohli for including a fifth seamer Hardik Pandya […]

Kohli, Pujara and Ashwin in ICC Test XI of 2017

Virat Kohli with Ravichandran Ashwin  By Kersi Meher-Homji India may have lost the Test series against South Africa 0-2 on Wednesday but three of their players Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin have been voted in the ICC Men’s Test XI of 2017. Also three Indians, Rohit Sharma, Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah have been […]

Kohli’s century in vain as India loses the series

By Kersi Meher-Homji The theory that India rules like a king in the sub-continent but falters like a pauper overseas was proved again when they lost to South Africa by 135 runs in the second Test at Centurion yesterday. As they had lost the first Test at Cape Town a week ago by 72 runs, […]

India and Pakistan to contest the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup Final

India and Pakistan will face off in the final of the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup at Spotless Stadium on Sunday 7 January 2018 (3.45pm). For the third year running, India and Pakistan will grace Spotless Stadium in the decider of the multicultural cricket competition. Stars XI (Pakistan) and Malwa (India) made their way through the […]

Kohli and Sharma smash Sri Lanka to smithereens

By Kersi Meher-Homji India defeated Sri Lanka in all three formats of cricket this November-December in India; 1-0 in Tests with 2 matches drawn, 2-1 in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 3-0 in Twenty20 Internationals (T20I). Thus out of nine matches India won six, Sri Lanka one with two drawn heavily in India’s favour. Although Indian […]

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