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India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan's dropped catch hurt us, admits SL manager

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan's dropped catch hurt us, admits SL manager

Dhawan was on 31 at the time when his catch was dropped and the opener went on to score 190 off 168 deliveries.

England vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis' Proteas on verge of another away series win

England vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis' Proteas on verge of another away series win

The Proteas head into Thursday's third Test at The Oval all square at 1-1 in a four-match series following a thumping 340-run win in the second Test at Trent Bridge last week.

Controversial Pak batsman Umar Akmal claims he has been cleared of corruption allegations

Controversial Pak batsman Umar Akmal claims he has been cleared of corruption allegations

The enigmatic batsman also admitted that he had not given enough time to prove his fitness and had no one to blame but himself for not getting a central contract.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2: Live Streaming, TV Listing, Date, Time

Dominant India will look to consolidate their grip in the match on Day 2 with sensible batting.

CEO Rahul Johri not allowed to attend BCCI SGM

CEO Rahul Johri not allowed to attend BCCI SGM

It was learnt that Johri was told by Amitabh Choudhary that he along with all other BCCI employees should leave the meeting premises as SC order of July 24 states that only office-bearers should be attending the meeting.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day 1 – Statistical highlights

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day 1 – Statistical highlights

Dhawan became the first Indian left-handed opener to hit two centuries in Tests in Sri Lanka. Besides, only Sadagoppan Ramesh has recorded a century in Tests in Sri Lanka - 143 at Colombo, SSC in February 1999). In all, three centuries by left-handed opening batsmen have been recorded for India in Sri Lanka.

India A suffer two-wicket loss to South Africa A in Tri-series

India A suffer two-wicket loss to South Africa A in Tri-series

Put into bat, skipper Manish Pandey (55) emerged as the top-scorer for India A before they were bundled out for 152 in 41.5 overs. South Africa A then huffed and puffed their way to overhaul the target, scoring 153 for 8 in 37.4 overs.

We may just be closer to women's IPL, feels Mithali Raj

We may just be closer to women's IPL, feels Mithali Raj

For a women's IPL, the general standard of the game needs to be good and Mithali feels that it has happened as the statistics of this World Cup suggests.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Destiny had a different plan for me, says Shikhar Dhawan

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Destiny had a different plan for me, says Shikhar Dhawan

The left-hander scored a career-best 190 off 168 balls on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka to guide India to 399/3 at stumps.

BCCI adopts Lodha reforms partially, leaves out key points

BCCI adopts Lodha reforms partially, leaves out key points

Not accepting what was termed by Lodha Panel as principles of good governance is an indication that old guards Niranjan Shah and N Srinivasan manage to stay relevant despite disqualification.

Harmanpreet Kaur reveals the secret behind her six-hitting prowess — MUST READ

Harmanpreet Kaur reveals the secret behind her six-hitting prowess — MUST READ

The 28-year-old reckoned that playing with boys during formative stages of her cricketing career had helped gain confidence of playing big shots.

WATCH: Animated Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli celebrate Shikhar Dhawan's hundred at Galle

WATCH: Animated Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli celebrate Shikhar Dhawan's hundred at Galle

Interestingly, the Delhi batsman was not even in the initial 16-member India squad for the three-match Test series. However, injury to regular opener Murali Vijay paved the way for Dhawan's return, and he didn't waste the chance.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day 1 — As it happened...

Shikhar Dhawan (190) and Cheteshwar Pujara (144) were top scorers for Team India on Day 1, helping the side post 399 on the opening day itself.

SL vs IND, 1st Test: Cheteshwar Pujara compounds Sri Lankan woes with classic hundred at Galle

SL vs IND, 1st Test: Cheteshwar Pujara compounds Sri Lankan woes with classic hundred at Galle

Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first, but lost opener Abhinav Mukund early, in the 8th over. But the coming together of Dhawan and Pujara spelled doom for the host as Indian duo put up a 253-run stand for the second-wicket partnership.

Galle Test: Shikhar Dhawan plays ODI cricket in whites, Twitterati bow down left-hander's career-best 190

Galle Test: Shikhar Dhawan plays ODI cricket in whites, Twitterati bow down left-hander's career-best 190

The Delhi-batsman was cruising to his maiden double century when he charged out to Pradeep, only to hit the ball straight to Angelo Mathews at mid-off.

WATCH: Shikhar Dhawan's dropped catch rules out Asela Gunaratne for entire Galle Test

WATCH: Shikhar Dhawan's dropped catch rules out Asela Gunaratne for entire Galle Test

Gunaratne needed medical attention on the field and eventually walking off clutching his left wrist.

Krunal Pandya feels proud seeing brother Hardik earning maiden Test cap from Virat Kohli

Krunal Pandya feels proud seeing brother Hardik earning maiden Test cap from Virat Kohli

At toss, Kohli said that having Hardik in the team gives him depth in batting, which will be of much value against a quality side like Sri Lanka.

IND vs SL, Galle Test, Day 1: Fans slam Abhinav Mukund for another disappointing innings

IND vs SL, Galle Test, Day 1: Fans slam Abhinav Mukund for another disappointing innings

With regular opener Lokesh Rahul down with flu, onus was on Dhawan and Mukund to open the Indian innings, however the latter struggle to leave a mark once again.

Sania Mirza calls Mithali Raj an incredible ambassador for cricket

Sania Mirza calls Mithali Raj an incredible ambassador for cricket

Raj was also chosen as the captain of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council.

WATCH: Somerset's Peter Trego takes one-handed catch, reminds Ricky Ponting's stunner against Sri Lanka in 2006

WATCH: Somerset's Peter Trego takes one-handed catch, reminds Ricky Ponting's stunner against Sri Lanka in 2006

The Somerset star took a one-handed stunner to dismiss Brendon McCullum at mid-off after the former New Zealand skipper failed to properly connect the ball on a Tim Groenewald delivery.