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Black Sunday for Indian Cricket

It happens rarely that the vanquished is applauded and the winners get jeered. But this did happen at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. The Indian team would have lost the Test match but can still keep their head high. Continue reading

No more nineties for Tendulkar in 2008

The last season saw a few firsts for Sachin. Being booed at his home ground in Mumbai, being ‘rested’ for the ODI series against Bangladesh and being asked by top cricketing experts to hang up his boots. Last year, speculations were rife that Sachin would be retiring from the one day format, but this innings I am sure would have silenced his critics. Continue reading

A VVS Knock: Laxman leads Indian fightback

There are some things in Cricket that you can prepare for, like Brett Lee’s bouncers and Hogg’s wrong ones. And then there are some things for which no preparation what so ever is going to help you- Poor umpiring. Indians were struck by a series of erroneous decisions made by the on and the off field umpires yesterday. Continue reading

Symonds and Hogg pile on the runs

After losing the toss, Indian bowlers came back to leave Australia reeling at 134/6 but a late surge from Symonds and Hogg ensured that the Australians not only crossed the 350 run mark but went on to score the 2nd highest total in a day at the SCG.
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An opportunity lost: India thrashed in the Melbourne Test

RARELY DOES the opportunity of winning a test match knock at the doors of the Indian cricket team when they are playing away from home, and if it is against the mighty Aussies in their own backyard, then it is indeed one in a hundred. But India, after a gritty display of bowling on the first day of the test match, batted poorly in both the innings to lose this test match.
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Indian express Lee-Hesh is back!!

The Indian express is back! Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes have decided to bury the hatchet and partner each other in the upcoming Beijing Olympics. With the mega event just a mere eight months away, speculation had been ripe about which doubles team would be sent to Beijing. But India’s wonder doubles players have confirmed that they will play together in this event. Continue reading

Karthikeyan wins maiden A1 GP

When Narain Karthikeyan had made his debut in Formula 1, many of his detractors in India had thought it had little significance to the Indians. After all Formula 1 isnt any Indian sport. There are no circuits in India, even motor racing had not really taken off. It was not until 1989 that India got a fully-fledged racing track near Chennai, a 3.75-km course certified to stage F3 races.
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Yuvraj Singh shows his mettle

India went into the third test match against Pakistan at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore with Sachin Tendulkar and M.S. Dhoni not a part of the Indian Line up. Sachin had an injured knee and was advised rest by the team physio whereas Dhoni had a split webbing to take care of. The omission of these two players made way for Gambhir and Yuvraj into the side. Continue reading

Clarke is Australia’s T20 captain, Gilchrist deputy

The Australian cricket team has been the most professional team in cricket. But in a shocking decision taken by the Australian selectors, Michael Clarke was chosen to lead Australia against New Zealand in the upcoming 20-20 match to be held at Perth. Continue reading