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Oh, what a batting bonanza by Chennai Super Kings

By Kersi Meher-Homji The IPL match last night was full of runs, thrills and sixes. Batting first Chennai Super Kings (CSK), captained by MS Dhoni, scored 3 for 220 in 20 overs at an exhilarating run-rate of 11 runs per over. They were given a stunning start of 115 runs off 74 balls by openers […]

Another thriller as Pakistan beat South Africa off the final ball

By Kersi Meher-Homji Another late night (rather early morning till 3.30 am) in front of the TV and another reward by watching a cliff-hanger. It was the first of the three one-day international (ODI) series between South Africa and Pakistan at Centurion, S Africa, and the match was decided off the last ball of the […]

What a thrilling climax as India wins a cliff-hanger

By Kersi Meher-Homji The final One Day International (ODI) between India and England was a real nail-biter, the end of the match and the series in doubt till the final over, the final ball. The series was level at one-all when the third and final ODI started at Pune. Amid mind-blowing tension India won by […]

Dual victories for India’s women and men in cricket

By Kersi Meher-Homji  This week has been victorious for Indian cricketers, women and men. As Virat Kohli’s men defeated England by 66 runs in the first One Day International (ODI) at Pune, Smriti Mandhana’s women beat South Africa by 10 wickets in the third Twenty20 International (T20I) at Lucknow. Ladies first! Teenager Shafali’s six appeal […]

Sixes galore as India wins the T20I Series

By Kersi Meher-Homji  I have rarely seen such batting extravaganza as Indian batsmen hit sixes everywhere in the fifth and final Twenty20 International (T20I) in Ahmedabad last night (Saturday). Virat Kohli opened the innings with Rohit Sharma and added 90 runs in nine overs. Rohit was at his scintilating best belting 64 runs with five […]

लिखूं तो लिखूं क्या ? …संतराम बजाज

कुछ दिनों से बड़ी उलझन सी बनी हुई है, कुछ लिखने को मन ही नहीं कर रहा और न ही कोई टॉपिक दिमाग में आ रहा है| इस करोना ने तो परेशान कर के रख दिया है| ज़िन्दगी रुक सी गई है, कुछ मज़ा ही नहीं है| कुछ नयापन नहीं है, वही चीज़ें, वही जगह, […]

Pantastic Pant, Ashwin, Axar and Sundar crush England

By Kersi Meher-Homji Oh what a feeling; India overpowering England in the fourth and final Test at Ahmedabad by an innings and winning the series 3-1. This has been India’s finest showing against England in their battle against them since 1932. And it was England’s worst batting display against all countries since 1909. After defeating […]

India wins the historic Ahmedabad Test in two days

By Kersi Meher-Homji The Ahmedabad Test which India won last night reminded me of an old song which went “Whatever you can do, I can do it better, betterrr”. It seemed that apart from India’s Rohit Sharma and England’s Zak Crawley, the batsmen seemed to hum, “However bad you can bat, I can do it […]

Ashwin’s all-round heroics lead to India’s huge win

By Kersi Meher-Homji Indian supporters were depressed after India’s big loss to England in the first Test last week. But as predicted by The Indian Down Under, India reversed their loss by winning the second Test also at Chennai by 317 runs. That’s a huge, huge morale-boosting win. This is following the recent pattern in […]

Sam Gannon, RIP, made an impressive Test debut against India

By Kersi Meher-Homji The passing away of Australia’s fast-medium bowler Sam Gannon this month aged 73 brought back memories of the fascinating tour of India under the ever popular Bishan Bedi to Australia in 1977-78. And what a series it was, one of the most topsy-turvy I have watched! Just have a look at the […]

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