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Agarwal hits a double century and India wins by a huge margin

By Kersi Meher-Homji Thanks to a magnificent double century by Indian opening sensation Mayank Agarwal and penetrating swing bowling by fast bowlers Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, India won the first Test against Bangladesh at Indore by an innings and 130 runs. In reply to Bangladesh’s 150 India declared at 6 for 493 […]

WIZARDS – The story of Indian Spin Bowling

Book review by Kersi Meher-Homji WIZARDS – The story of Indian Spin Bowling by Anindya Dutta (2019). Foreword by Kapil Dev. Kindle version available in Australia on Amazon. Price $4.90. When we talk about India’s excellence in sports, we think of their supremacy in Olympic hockey from 1928 to 1956 (six gold medals in a […]

Kareena Kapoor throws her support behind the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

One of Bollywood’s biggest stars has thrown her support behind players competing in next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, during a visit to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) this morning. As organisers count down the days to potentially break an attendance record at a women’s sporting fixture, Kareena Kapoor, the Indian actress and presenter, […]

Sharma scintillates and India whitewashes South Africa 3-0

By Kersi Meher-Homji The just concluded 3-Test series between India and South Africa for the Gandhi-Mandela Trophy was the most one sided and mis-matched series I have watched between two strong countries. India thumped South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in three days and seven minutes at Ranchi to win the series comfortably […]

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 […]

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