Eventually it was a bit of an anti-climax. For weeks, everyone had waited with bated breath to know who India’s next coach would be. Monday (July 10) was to be the big day – but the Cricket Advisory Committee of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman decided that there was no hurry to rush into such a major decision and deferred it.

The other big event in Indian cricket was Sunil Gavaskar’s 68th birthday, and the fraternity doffed its hat to one of the greatest to have ever played the game.

On the cricket field, Zimbabwe created history by beating Sri Lanka in a tense finale, to win their ODI series 3-2.

Meanwhile, there were two interesting games that finished late last night, and for those who didn’t find the time to pay heed, here’s where you can get the reactions.

England had it easy against South Africa.


Moeen Ali was the man of the moment in that victory. He was just everywhere.

If only South Africa had a win to mark this moment.

In the other match – Evin Lewis, where did that come from?

Away from the cricket field, these old-timers are never really out of fashion.

If this is in fact Stephen Fleming’s home, you’d probably want to make a short trip to New Zealand.

A professional cricketer on an indefinite break has some perks.