WC 1996 Semi-Finals: The Great Indian Heartbreak

“If only pictures could talk, all Indian cricket fans would have wept for 15 years, until 2011” Embed from Getty Images The 1987 World Cup finals were at Eden Gardens, where Indians gathered in large numbers to see England lose and celebrate the win of Australia as revenge for India’s loss in the semi-finals. 9 years later, in 1996, the venue was Eden Gardens again … Continue reading WC 1996 Semi-Finals: The Great Indian Heartbreak

Iconic Run-Chases: India vs Australia 2nd ODI 2013

Run-chases, particularly chasing those huge totals are always a treat to watch. And back in 2013, India managed to chase a very high score so wonderfully that it could be termed as the greatest chase in the limited-overs format. Let’s revisit this famous match between India and Australia in Jaipur: Build-up:  India was down 1-0 to the Aussies before this match, losing the previous match … Continue reading Iconic Run-Chases: India vs Australia 2nd ODI 2013

Reliving the India vs Australia 4th Test in 2004

A true cricket lover enjoys low-scoring matches, they are often very interesting and leave you on the edge of your seat. And this match between India and Australia played in 2004 was one of the greatest low scoring games we have ever seen. Build Up This match was set on the dust bowls of Mumbai. Australia had already won the series 2-0 against the Indians … Continue reading Reliving the India vs Australia 4th Test in 2004

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2014

There are only a handful of matches you get to witness that keep you on the edge of your seats and force you to chew your nails and propel your heartbeat to its maximum and one such match was- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014. Rajasthan Royal’s captain- Shane Watson won the toss and decided to bat first. The ever-reliable Rahane and … Continue reading Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2014

Australia vs South Africa 1999, WC Semis

It was the clash between two titans of that tournament- South Africa and Australia. They were one of the best teams in the tournament and hence this 1999 WC Semis match was expected to be mouth-watering and exciting, and boy, did it deliver! Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts to witness this amazing contest: – Build-up The setting was perfect for this clash. … Continue reading Australia vs South Africa 1999, WC Semis

SA vs IND Johannesburg Test 2013

Some people who don’t regularly watch Test cricket ask, “You play for five days and don’t get a result. What is the point of such a game?” But there lies the beauty in the longest form of the game. The match- SA vs IND Johannesburg Test 2013 remains one of the most legendary drawn test matches of all time. Build-up The Proteas had beaten India … Continue reading SA vs IND Johannesburg Test 2013

Netherlands VS Ireland T20WC 2014 Qualifier

The World Cup’s format is often regarded to be cruel for that one associate nation which is a part of every group. “How would this associate nation beat all the top-ranking teams and qualify to the next stage?”, is one thought that strikes most of us. But we often undermine the path they’ve treaded and the matches they’ve played to reach there. This is one … Continue reading Netherlands VS Ireland T20WC 2014 Qualifier