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Root, Burns tons lift England before NZ fight back

Despite centuries by Joe Root and Rory Burns England expressed disappointment after day three of the second Test against New Zealand after losing late wickets in Hamilton on Sunday.

India crush Bangladesh in day-night Test to sweep series

Bangladesh were bowled out for 195 in less than an hour of the first session on day ...

Pink-ball Test will mark a new beginning: Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president

As Eden Gardens gears up to host India's first pink-ball Test, forme...

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  • India, Bangladesh to make their day-night Test debut today at Eden Gardens. It took India a new BCCI regime under maverick former captain Sourav Ganguly to take the pink ball plunge, a good seven years after the International Cricket Council approved the format to revive interest in Tests. Ganguly convinced the Bangladesh Cricket Board to agree to a Day/Night Test.

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    Remember, pink’s short association with cricket prior to Friday’s match has hardly been serious. The first ODI, played under the Big Top of Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket – ‘pyajama cricket’ –on November 28, 1978, had Australia in wattle gold (named after the golden wattle plant that signifies unity in Australia, but ‘canary yellow’ to the rest of us) taking on the West Indies in, er, coral pink. Even the likes of Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, Colin Croft and Viv Richards in salmon couldn’t inspire cricketing, never mind sartorial, confidence.

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    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina rang the Eden Gardens Bell ahead of the toss here on Friday but it was the famously enthusiastic Kolkata fans, who gave the match its character. After being reluctant for four years, India finally embraced the Day/Night format for Test cricket, following a strong push from Ganguly and Kolkata proved to be the perfect host.

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    After red and white, the Men in Blue will face a pink ball Test tomorrow.

    In conversation at the National University of Singapore, Dravid was all for the pink ball Test. He said Pujara and Rahane practised with the pink ball at the NCA a week ago to figure out how it behaves at twilight.

    Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni described the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup as two best moments of his l...

    The dark side of Indian men’s cricket is susceptible to mental health issues and a host of reasons still prevents any talk about them. But with a vast number of boys playing cricket under intense competition, it is imperative a system is put in place to encourage open discussion on such issues.

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