Pakistan have won the Kitply Cup. Dileep writes about Younis' batting in particular and Kartikeya writes of India's continuing woes in ODI finals:
This was India's 13th defeat in 19
tournament finals in this decade. They have won three finals, of which
only the NatWest Final at Lord's in 2002 was a sudden death game. The
two finals India won in Australia earlier this year were part of a
three match finals playoff.
This is a telling record, especially for a team which has won more than it has lost against good opposition in the same period.
Geetha digs up an old proposal to do away with the toss in cricket—captains bidding runs for the right to bat first—and considers the role of tradition in cricket. And Nilankur Das reports on women's cricket in India generally and the fast bowler Jhulan Goswami in particular.