Jun 20, 2009

Umar Gul's dream spell

The Pakistan quickie, who was twice on a hat-trick, became the first bowler to take five wickets in a Twenty20 international. Paul Weaver ...

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Murray updates Queen's history

The Scot became the first Briton to win at Queen's since Bunny Austin in 1938, the same year that Austin became the last British man to reach ...

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All eyes on Federer

Everything is in place for another edition of everybody’s favourite tournament, The Championships. Just don’t expect a reprise of last year’s ...

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World Cup picture

The talent available to Brazil, most of it playing in Europe, quite a lot of it even in Russia, is super abundant. As things stand, and ...

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Mediocre, nothing more

Though the deadline for qualification for the World Championship in Berlin stretches right up to August 3, it is almost immaterial how many ...

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Railways dominate

While Western Railway won the A. P. Paulraj Trophy, defeating ONGC 68-56 in the final, Southern Railway lifted the Marcella Memorial Trophy for ...

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‘Winning is a lot more sweet now’

Until last season, Jenson Button was just another also-ran — the perennial underachiever. But this year, he is destroying the opposition. He ...

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Cause and effect!

Australia’s early elimination from World Twenty20 has made us all laugh, but it will not decide the fate of the Ashes series, writes David ...

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Umar Gul's dream spell

The Pakistan quickie, who was twice on a hat-trick, became the first bowler to take five wickets in a Twenty20 international. Paul Weaver ...

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The chase goes awry

The Indian batsmen were done in by the bounce at Lord’s as the England pacemen put in a lot of effort to extract that extra bit from the ...

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Young blood flourish

For South Africa, Wayne Parnell took four for 13 from his four overs and displayed all the ingredients necessary for a long international ...

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Lanka survives a scare

Requiring 18 off the last over, Ireland, chasing 145, fell short by nine runs. It was a match where Ireland tested the Lankan resolve, writes ...

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The fall was embarrassingly swift

A combination of factors led to India’s downfall in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship, and not in the least was its top-order batsmen’s ...

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Malinga’s deadly strikes

The Sri Lankan fast bowler flummoxed Pakistan with his swing, speed and changes in pace as the islanders defended their modest total with ...

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Programmed to win

South Africa dismantled England by seven wickets in a great show of detached and ruthless efficiency. There perhaps is a certain beauty ...

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Bravo, the match-winner

The West Indian all-rounder paced his innings well, rotating the strike after his team lost both its openers and then launching into the bigger ...

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Redmond on song

Aaron Redmond, called up from Farnworth in the Bolton League only 24 hours earlier as a replacement for Jesse Ryder, struck 63 from 30 balls to ...

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Test cricket is still revered

The ICC World Twenty20 is a big draw, but there still is considerable focus on the upcoming Ashes Series. All the tickets have been sold out, ...

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