Oct 3, 2009

The evolution of Shoaib Malik

There have been roadblocks in Shoaib Malik’s international career, a few of them career threatening. But the Pakistani willed his way through ...

Briefing

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Malik’s heroics

Shoiab Malik and Mohammad Yousuf were involved in a match-winning partnership of 206 and Pakistan, despite stumbling in the last stretch, ...

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Never short of ideas

Fielding legend Jonty Rhodes believes all the Power Plays, including the one chosen by the batting side, should be taken before the 31st over ...

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Johnson’s day out

A middle-order slump saw Australia lose three wickets cheaply before Mitchell Johnson demonstrated that his skills extend beyond the ball.

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Smith’s gamble pays off

The bowlers set up South Africa’s victory as they snared the last five New Zealand wickets for 11 runs in 18 balls. Wayne Parnell was the pick ...

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Low-scoring, but still engrossing

The West Indies was in with a chance with Pakistan at 76 for five but the young Umar Akmal and stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi guided the side ...

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Dilshan’s blazing knock

If Tillekeratne Dilshan was the pick of the Sri Lankan batsmen, Ajantha Mendis’ mystery spin made him the lead bowler for the visitor.

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Morale-boosting victory

England reached the 213-run target on a lively track with five overs to spare against Sri Lanka, thanks to Eoin Morgan (62 not out), Paul ...

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Gunning for gold

With two bronze medals in his kitty, Vijender Singh refuses to rest on his laurels and aims for gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. By Y.

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Master of 64 squares

Another successful edition produces some stunning plays, with the young GM from Vietnam, Le Quang Liem, walking away with top honours. By S.

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It’s all about Chinese efficiency

China enthralled the spectators with its pace and precision. Its stature as the superpower in Asia was never in doubt. By S. Thyagarajan.

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Another one in Churchill’s kitty

Okolie Odafe, the man behind the Goan outfit’s win, has emerged as the best advertisement for professional football in India, setting new ...

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Snapping up the young

It wasn’t so long ago that Chelsea was in trouble for grabbing two teenaged players, Michael Woods and Tom Taiwo, from Leeds United. The ...

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‘I have come a long way’

Somdev Devvarman is confident of India progressing in the Davis Cup World Group. “If a team like Israel can do it (make it to the semifinals) ...