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Arunabha Sengupta

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Vinoo Mankad: The first great all-rounder of India

1956-57. Peter May’s England was in South Africa. A series full of drama, suspense, swings of fortune, and often superb …

Eden Gardens bursts into flames, Kolkata Test of 1998-99

It could have been a fascinating finale, and it almost was for three and a half days. And then it …

The first-ever Test in Pakistan, nothing short of a miracle

New Year’s Day, 1955. The Dacca Stadium. That was what it was called. Today it is enmeshed in the a …

James Anderson: An objective look at a fantastic feat

Weather too has a sense of occasion. After hours of frustration, rain held up at Southampton just in time to …