Apr 19, 2014

Hail the Lankan veterans!

The overall experience in the Sri Lankan ranks played a huge role in them handling tight situations in the tournament. Their finesse was a ...

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Hail the Lankan veterans!

The overall experience in the Sri Lankan ranks played a huge role in them handling tight situations in the tournament. Their finesse was a ...

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Sri Lanka superior

Sri Lanka’s defence of its runs was excellent. Lasith Malinga and Sachithra Senanayake — bowlers who normally operate at a later stage of the ...

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When everything went right for India!

India had two heroes, Ashwin and Kohli, while South Africa had none of the same stature. By Shreedutta Chidananda. Few things seem beyond ...

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Kiwis crumble

New Zealand had bowled well and was cock-a-hoop to have restricted Sri Lanka to 119. But what unfolded in the second half was drama beyond the ...

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Babar’s stunner

Zulfiqar Babar’s is an unusual case. He made his international debut last year at 34, notably helping Pakistan to a T20 series win over West ...

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Devdhar brings home Deodhar

Dominating the bowlers from the word ‘go’ was opener Kedar Devdhar, who quite untroubled by his partner Parthiv Patel’s early exit, embarked on ...

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A ’keeper goes down memory lane

“Honestly, I must say that was the crowning moment in my career (the 1983 World Cup triumph). No one actually gave us a chance to even make it ...

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Hawking facilities, ACA style

The Andhra Cricket Association is providing world class infrastructure to attract foreign teams to train in India. By J. R. Shridharan.

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‘Hockey is a sensible game’

“Talent is a must. Most of the teams do not have the talent. According to me, a talented player is one who has the ideas, one who thinks before ...

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Chasing 10s and 9s

Jyoshna, who made her mark by winning the Mini National compound title in 2012-13, is giving her seniors a run for their money at the national ...

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Eyeing a World Cup spot

Since his January transfer, Nikica Jelavic has scored in crucial wins against struggling Sunderland and Cardiff, and his partnership with Shane ...

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Could FIFA disappear?

Facts are facts, and the recent warning by a senior administrative figure cannot easily be disregarded. His opinion being that if FIFA are ...

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On This Day: A glittering ending to the Lanka, Sanga, Mahela Tale

For 18 years Sri Lanka had waited for an outright win in a global tournament, having lost four times in the finals. It was not to be denied glory here in Bangladesh, after beating India by six wickets in the final at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.

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‘It is important to expose India to more women’s hockey’

“It’s not really a matter where the players come from. If certain states or regions are producing them, it’s good. What is important is to have ...

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‘We are in a good situation now’

“We pick the best players and train them for two years for the under-19 team. If they perform well, we pick them for the academy team —which is ...