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Dhoni completes hat-trick in Sri Lanka

August 1, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


India’s 400th ODI victory was significant not just for the statistical weight that the number represents, but also because it sealed their third bilateral series win on Sri Lankan soil. It took India 23 years to win its first bilateral series in Sri Lanka.

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4th ODI: Kohli century seals series for India

August 1, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


There’s a truism with Virat Kohli in ODI cricket. When he scores a century, India win. Spurred on by another dominating batting performance from their man of the season, India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium to take an unassailable lead in the five-match series. It was also India’s 400th ODI victory.

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Embrace pressure, don’t fight it: Sachin

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar has simple advice to offer India’s medal hopefuls at the London Olympics – embrace pressure, don’t fight it.

The record-breaking batsman, who has himself shouldered the burden of expectations from cricket-crazy fans for more than two decades, said top sportspersons needed to get used to the pressure.

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3rd ODI: India beat SL by five wickets

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


An 11th ODI century for Gautam Gambhir and a breezy 65 from Suresh Raina helped India take the series lead at the Premadasa Stadium on Saturday as they beat Sri Lanka by five wickets, with two balls to spare.

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3rd ODI: Sri Lanka aim for 2-1 lead

July 28, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


When India beat Sri Lanka soundly in the series opener there was reason to believe they had hit their straps, albeit in familiar conditions and against a team they have regularly bossed since 2008, after a poor last year and in their current season opener.

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Pakistan cricket Board demands compensation from BCCI

July 26, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


The former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ijaz Butt has welcomed the planned revival of bilateral ties with India but insisted that Pakistan must ask the BCCI to compensate it financially for the cancelled series of 2009.

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Does Pragyan Ojha have a suspect action?

July 26, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Bishan Singh Bedi has created a flutter in the cricket corridors by saying that India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has a suspect action, The Telegraph reported last weekend.

Bedi was present at the Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB) Annual Awards ceremony, where he made this observation about Ojha: “I’m not a great fan of Ojha…that’s because of his suspect action.

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Rohit’s time is running out

July 25, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


India’s nine-wicket defeat in the second ODI in Hambantota was an abject performance, leaving the five-match series at 1-1 heading into the next match in Colombo on Saturday. While India need to pick themselves up before that, there is one pressing issue that has to be addressed – the poor form of Rohit Sharma.

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Sehwag, Kohli set up comfortable India win

July 22, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


India hardly looked a side playing their first match in four months. Their batsmen pounded Sri Lanka for a 300-plus total; their bowling, for once, did not fall apart and led by Irfan Pathan, ensured the total was a winning one.

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Yuvraj, Mandeep Singh among World T20 probables

July 18, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Yuvraj Singh has been included in India’s preliminary squad of 30 players for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka this September.

Mandeep Singh, the Punjab batsman who plays for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, and Ambati Rayudu, the Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians batsman, are the only uncapped players in the list.

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