Jun 27, 2009

Indomitable spirit

Pakistan’s victory in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship was all about passion, pride and guts, writes S. Dinakar. Pakistan’s victory ...

Briefing

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Afridi’s all-round show

Pakistan played out of its skin to ambush South Africa by seven runs at Trent Bridge in the first semifinal of the ICC World Twenty20. S.

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Batsmen lose the plot

Apart from reflecting on the low confidence levels of the Indians, the match threw light on the folly of the country’s star batsmen in not ...

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One-sided affair

While Tillekeratne Dilshan’s batting was inspirational, seamer Angelo Matthews emerged the unlikely hero for Sri Lanka. His sensational strikes ...

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Home by a mile

There was little respite for the Kiwis as the Lankans hunted as a pack, their sharp fielding backing the bowling. S. Dinakar reports. The ...

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But for the rain...

West Indies have the final say as the weather intervention hinders England. Andy Bull reports. In the end England succumbed to the most ...

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Easy in the end

Ireland did not push Pakistan as hard as they had Sri Lanka and they never really looked like chasing down the target of 160, writes Andy Bull.

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England all the way

It was not a contest so much as a procession, with the match effectively settled after the first eight overs, writes Andy Bull. England's ...

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Dhoni is still the best bet

India’s debacle in the World Twenty20 Championship is hardly a disaster given the nature of the game, but what would be catastrophic is losing ...

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Wonderful Ambassador

While Intikhab Alam is incisive in how he reads the conditions or the flow of the game, his relaxed exterior has a soothing influence on the ...

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The flop show continues

The Indian athletes, attempting to qualify for the World Championships, were way off the mark in the final two legs of the Indian Grand Prix ...

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Whose tournament is it anyway?

The latest edition of the Santosh Trophy raised a pertinent question. Should professional players be allowed to play in the tournament that is ...

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From Di Stefano to Cristiano Ronaldo

Had there been a World Player of the Year back in those days, Alfredo Di Stefano would surely have won it time and again, writes Brian ...

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‘Sport unites the nation’

Viren Rasquinha is aware of the challenges at the Olympic Gold Quest Foundation. The former captain of the Indian hockey team says he is ...

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‘India has the potential’

The American gymnast of Indian origin, Raj Bhavsar, is of the view that there is no reason why India cannot be a force in gymnastics. By Y.B.

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Both sides stand to lose

The stand-off between FIA and FOTA could have bleak implications for the sport as a split is in no one’s interests. Maurice Hamilton explains ...

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‘No Max’ is the theme

The rebel Formula One teams will abandon plans of a breakaway series if Max Mosley, the FIA president, goes. By Richard Williams. The ...

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Vettel shows his mettle

It was the 21-year-old German’s second win of the season. He extracted the maximum from his car to become the youngest winner in the 59-year ...

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The champ brings back memories of Jim Clark

Since it looked as if it might be the last chance, I went back to Copse Corner for the start of the British Grand Prix. Silverstone’s first ...

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Deserving winner

Sangakkara was let down by his top-order and then the Pakistani batsmen did not allow the Lankans even a sniff at the title. S. Dinakar ...

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‘I like to be aggressive on the field’

Ambition drives Santiago Freixa Escude. “A big challenge is always around the corner, and one needs to be always sharp for the international ...

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