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Test cricket

The Virat Mantra

Boria Majumdar

Kohli gave India the confidence to beat anyone anywhere in the world

Cricket in 2050

All matches are now played in a covered stadium, any batsman who hits the ceiling is given an eight. The old helicopter shot is passé, players are hitting perpendicular rockets into the air

Collateral Longevity

New India doesn’t have time for a five-day sport but Tests survive on the back of the game’s adaptability to shorter formats

Can Test Cricket Survive?

As India gets ready for the final of the first World Test Championship against New Zealand, the inevitable question pops up

First Men

The future of Test cricket is in safer hands now

Pandyamonium

The all-rounder who helped India score their first victory of the Test series with a fiery bowling spell

Ajinkya Rahane: Good Luck Jinx

After being ignored for the first two Tests, Ajinkya Rahane puts selection policy to shame with a match-winning knock in the final game against South Africa

A Way Away

With a seven-wicket burst post-tea on Day Four, India's pacers break South Africa's resistance to win Johannesburg Test

Fear and Loathing in Johannesburg

Match officials nearly jeopardise a brilliant Test match after India tackle hazardous batting conditions to set South Africa target of 241 runs

Quick Retribution

Fast bowlers Bumrah and Bhuvi drag India back into third Test by bowling out South Africa for 194, just 7 runs more than their first innings total

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