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Cricket World Cup: India beat Pakistan to reach final

Virender Sehwag (38) hit nine fours and Sachin Tendulkar, reprieved by referral and dropped four times, looked set for his 100th international century. He was out for 85 from 115 balls as India compiled 260-9, left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz with a career-best 5-46. Mohammad Hafeez struck 43 and Misbah-ul-Haq made a defiant 56 but Pakistan were all out for 231 ... Read More »

Ind vs Pak: Clear skies in Mohali after rain and thunderstorm

MOHALI: Ahead of the crucial India-Pakistan cricket World Cup semifinal, the skies cleared up on Wednesday morning after a thunderstorm followed by light rain in Mohali and Chandigarh. Special Coverage: India vs Pakistan Semi Final Met officials said the skies would remain clear for most of the day. They added, however, that there was possibility of light showers towards the ... Read More »

Vettori stunned by semifinal wicket

“They’ve told us we’re playing on the same one as England which is very surprising for us,” Vettori said on the eve of semifinal. “Playing a World Cup semifinal on a used wicket, we would have thought it would be mandatory to prepare a fresh wicket. But obviously not.” Co-host Sri Lanka has the advantage of having played on the ... Read More »

India Inc pads up for Team India

MUMBAI: India Inc is all padded up for the big match at Mohali as Team India takes on arch-rivals Pakistan on Wednesday at Mohali. Cheering Dhoni’s men will be cricket enthusiasts Mukesh Ambani accompanied by his wife Neeta Ambani. Younger brother Anil Ambani is also likely to be present along with his family and as will Pawan Munjal, Vijay Mallaya ... Read More »

Ponting steps down as Australian cricket captain

Ricky Ponting stood down Tuesday as Australia cricket captain, ending a nine-year career that made him one of the country’s most successful skippers, but was marred recently by humiliating team performances at the World Cup and in the Ashes. Ponting, 36, told a packed news conference in Sydney his resignation as test and one-day international captain was effective immediately, but ... Read More »

Ind vs Pak: New bats for Sachin Tendulkar?

MOHALI: Sachin Tendulkar is known to prepare assiduously before any match. He never leaves anything to chance and covers all bases before getting into the thick of the battle. Now that India are just two wins away from one of his most cherished goals – the World Cup crown – the batting maestro must be preparing even harder. On Sunday, one got a ... Read More »

India vs Pakistan: Calm before the storm

Mohali Despite a World Cup semifinal looming over them, the Indian players took a relaxed approach to training at the VCA Stadium on Sunday. Their schedule comprised a football game, a light fielding session and then a game of volleyball, but no intense cricket drills. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that the way they trained was reminiscent of their ... Read More »

From Motera to Mohali, and then Mumbai?

If you thought a bleeding Brett Lee summed up intensity on the cricket field, wait till Team India take on Pakistan in the semifinal at Mohali. It’s the match that fans, organizers and advertisers have been fantasizing about, and the fact that it will be Pakistan’s first match on Indian soil since 26/11 lends an extra edge, if any was needed. The bad news ... Read More »