Pink Ball

Ravichandran Ashwin comes out strongly against criticism of Motera pitch

The two-day finish to the third Test, which saw England lose 10 wickets and India seven in one day, led to this strong criticism.

published on : 28th February 2021

'However congratulations': Irked fans mock Yuvraj's wishes for Ashwin, Axar after India's win

Post the tweet, many fans called out the lack of empathy and open insecurity of the icon. Some even called the comparison 'degrading'. 

published on : 26th February 2021

Axar Patel credits close friends, family for helping him tackle 'tough phase'

Axar had made his international debut in 2014 but played his first match in the longest format of the game when India locked horns with England in the second Test.

published on : 26th February 2021

Intent to score was needed on Motera track, it was a normal wicket, says Indian batsman Rohit Sharma

England batsmen were deceived by left-armer Axar Patel's straighter deliveries that skidded straight instead of turning.

published on : 26th February 2021

Biggest cricket stadium, shortest game

A strip with spin and unpredictability produced a match that ended in less than two days giving it the moniker the shortest Test in post-War era. 

published on : 26th February 2021

England lost in pitch darkness

Debate on nature of wickets in this series continues after India win third Test by 10 wickets in shortest five-day game since World War II  

published on : 26th February 2021

India vs England: Zak Crawley admits 'frustration' over third umpire decisions 

Crawley said that the English side needed that bit of luck as they are behind in the ongoing day-night Test.

published on : 25th February 2021

India vs England: Visitors ask match referee for 'consistency' in third umpire calls

The visitors claim that both the decisions were rather made quickly without taking the help of other camera angles.

published on : 25th February 2021

Ashwin-Axar spin combo and Rohit's unbeaten fifty hand India early control of pink-ball Test

At stumps, India were 99 for 3 from 33 overs with Rohit batting on 57 off 82 balls.

published on : 24th February 2021

Amit Shah wants Cheteshwar Pujara to score double century at Motera, help India beat England

When Pujara last played against England in Ahmedabad, he had gone on to score a double century and Amit Shah now wishes to see the right-handed batsman achieve the same feat again.

published on : 24th February 2021

Pink ball Test: Virat Kohli worried about Motera lights, says players need to adapt quickly

The refurbished stadium, the largest cricketing arena in the world, doesn't have the traditional floodlight towers but a ring of LED lights around the perimeter of its roof.

published on : 24th February 2021

Motera Test LIVE SCORE: Zak Crawley hits fifty but England crumble to 112 in first innings 

England had Jofra Archer, Zak Crawley, James Anderson and Jonny Bairstow coming into the side.

published on : 24th February 2021

Will miss being at the stadium today, says BCCI chief Ganguly ahead of Pink ball Test

High on confidence after thrashing England in the second Test in Chennai, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will look to keep the winning momentum going.

published on : 24th February 2021

Pink ball Test: Don't see Umesh Yadav in the playing XI, says Gambhir

Gambhir said Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj should feature if India opt to play three seamers in the game.

published on : 24th February 2021

India vs England: Game may change session wise in pink ball Test, says Ishant Sharma

Ishant, who is standing on the cusp of playing his 100 Tests, said each bowler will have to take responsibility session wise.

published on : 22nd February 2021
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