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, former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly asserted that this is one of the major opportunities we have to bring crowds back to the stadium. Yes, we also need a definite calendar for Test cricket in India and we are working on it. But day-night cricket is a must.
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Pink fever grips Eden Gardens as India embrace Day/Night Tests
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.
So much for the love of sports: 41% Indians would rather lose their job than miss a historic match
42% Indian sports fans may even choose to miss their honeymoon for a big event.
Virat Kohli not immune to being affected by failures; says his ego defended WC loss against NZ
Kohli said the loss to New Zealand lost by 18 runs was hard to deal with.
A gentleman’s game shows pinkterest
After red and white, the Men in Blue will face a pink ball Test tomorrow.
Virat Kohli closes in on top-ranked Steve Smith, Mayank Agarwal breaks into top-10 for first time
Kohli (928 rating points), who hit 136 against Bangladesh in the second Test in Kolkata, reduced the gap from 25 to three points with Australian Smith (931) to retain the second spot. Agarwal, who struck a double century in the first Test against Bangladesh in Indore, jumped one place to 10th with 700 points. He is the fourth Indian batsmen in the top 10 list.
Pink ball will bring the crowds back: Dravid
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.
Taken away by a whisker: Rohit Sharma steals Kohli’s catch; Twitter has a field day making memes
The most-talked about moment of the match was Rohit Sharma’s one-hand catch.
Everything’s not OK? That’s Fine
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.
Highly skilled unit: Virat Kohli’s team, with a lethal fast-bowling unit that is perhaps India’s best
This is a changed Indian unit with aggression writ large all over it. Yes, it is Bangladesh we are playing, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the Indian fast bowlers are bowling with venom and pace. The team management hasn’t resorted to preparing dust bowls and is keen on playing on true wickets that offer bounce and movement.
India win first Test against Bangladesh by an innings 130 runs
India declared their first innings at 493 for 6 after bowling out Bangladesh for 150 in the visitor's first essay. In their second innings, Bangladesh were bundled out for 213. India lead the two-match series 1-0. In the second innings, India bowled out Bangladesh for 213 to record an innings and 130-run victory in the first Test.
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