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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Roach and Gayle lead Windies to victory‎

July 30, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Victory didn’t seem so certain at the end of the fourth day, but West Indies delivered the knockout punch on the fifth, thanks to their seamers, to cruise to a nine-wicket win and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

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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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Babar Azam leads Pakistan Under-19s to victory

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


A half-century from captain and opening batsman Babar Azam led Pakistan Under-19s to a six-wicket win over Australia Under-19s at Gold Coast.

The visitors reached the target of 188 with four overs to spare, after the Australians had stuttered in their innings despite an 83 from Kurtis Patterson.

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Pakistan players pitch for inclusion of T20 cricket in Olympics

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | 1 Comment


Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Friday said that he will rooting for his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who will be starting her Olympic campaign on Saturday with women’s doubles partner Rushmi Chakravarthi.

“I don’t know whether cricket will ever be part of the Olympic Games.

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PCB mulling grand awards ceremony

July 29, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to hold a grand awards ceremony on the lines of the ICC annual awards in the country in October this year to attract foreign attention.

“The idea is to showcase the positive side of Pakistan cricket and its talent on annual basis and utilise the awards ceremony to invite foreign guests as well,” a source said.

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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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Sialkot to face Auckland, county in qualifiers

July 28, 2012 | Cricket | | No Comments


Sialkot Stallions will take on Auckland Aces and an English domestic T20 side in the qualifying stage of the 2012 Champions League Twenty20.

The Pakistani Twenty20 winners will take on the New Zealand outfit on October 9 in Johannesburg followed by the county side on October 11.

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