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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 »

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 »

India, England tie on final ball in World Cup Cricket thriller

England captain Andrew Strauss struck a magnificent 158 to help his side to a thrilling tie with India on the final ball in a record-breaking World Cup match on Sunday. Sachin Tendulkar struck a superb 120 to give India a flying start while Yuvraj Singh (58) and Gautam Gambhir (51) made useful contributions before the co-host was pegged back by ... Read More »

Cricket World Cup 2011 – Schedule

The ICC World Cup 2011 begins Saturday when Bangladesh takes on favourites India at Dhaka. Forty Nine absorbing games in store – 42 group stage games, 4 quarter-finals, 2 semis and a final make up the 49 games. Interestingly, India features in the first and the 42nd game. The quarter-finals start March 23 – Wednesday. Around the time when school ... Read More »

Dhoni wants warm up match performance replicated in WC

Two easy wins in as many warm-up games notwithstanding, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that the Indian team needs to replicate these performances in their opening ICC cricket World Cup group match against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday. Speaking to the media after the 117-run win against New Zea land in Chennai on Wednesday, Dhoni said that the Indian team had also ... Read More »

Sports Minister backs Afridi to lead Pak in World Cup

KARACHI: Pakistan Sports Minister Ijaz Hussain Jakhrani believes that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the best man to lead Pakistan in the forthcoming Cricket World Cup in the sub-continent. Jakhrani threw his weight behind Afridi while speaking to the media here, insisting that the all-rounder had the capability to inspire the team to win the mega event. “I would tell ... Read More »

World Cup: India need to deliver for Tendulkar

NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar has been winning matches for India with his amazing batting exploits for more than two decades, and it’s time his team clinched the World Cup for him. Tendulkar, who turns 38 in April, makes his sixth and probably the last appearance in the showpiece event with one notable omission from his eye-catching CV — a World ... Read More »

Sachin is a genius in our times

After a press conference that followed the clinic, jointly-organized by the Delhi and District Cricket Association and Trinidad and Tobago tourism ministry, Sahim Salim got a chance to ask the batting legend a few questions. Are you disappointed that you were not picked in the IPL auction? I am not overly disappointed. I mean, I can understand the reservations that ... Read More »