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Sangakkara on a record breaking spree, beats Bradman


July 4th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has been on a record-breaking spree in the second Test against Pakistan here at the SSC grounds in the capital.Sangakkara ... Read more...

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What happened to Mongoose bats?


April 12th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The long handle-short blade Mongoose bat that was made famous in the third season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by Australian legend Matthew Hayden ... Read more...

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Maxwell, Bodi join Daredevils as replacements for Ingram, Birt


March 19th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils Monday announced Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and the experienced South African Gulam Bodi as replacements for Colin Ingram and Travis Birt in their ... Read more...

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India will find it tough in first two Tests: Akram


December 25th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels India may struggle against Australia in the first two Tests.The series begins with the Boxing Day Test at the ... Read more...

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‘Tendulkar greater than Bradman’


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar and not Australian legend Don Bradman is the greatest Test batsman who ever lived, a Gold Coast academic says.Griffith University ... Read more...

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Polygraph tests can clean cricket: Dravid


December 14th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 15 (IANS) Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that lie detector tests could help innocent players clear their names of graft charges.Dravid joins Australian legend Steve Waugh in ... Read more...

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Tendulkar had been surprisingly fragile: Chappell


October 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Former India coach Greg Chappell, in his new book "Fierce Focus", claims batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has occasionally been mentally fragile.Tendulkar is idolised by ... Read more...

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Lalit Modi accuses BCCI president-elect of fixing things for CSK


May 19th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Lalit Modi, the sacked Indian Premier League commissioner, has accused the Indian cricket board secretary Narayanswamy Srinivasan of going out of his way to favour ... Read more...

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Gilchrist accuses a Chargers official of badmouthing him


April 17th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist accused an official of the Deccan Chargers franchise of badmouthing him ever since he left the Hyderabad team after the ... Read more...

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Kirsten set high benchmark: Dhoni


April 6th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has termed as "very interesting" Australian legend Shane Warne's reported willingness to coach the team following the exit of Gary ... Read more...

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Gilchrist asks ICC to act tough against match-fixers or cricket will be dead


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has said that match-fixing is the biggest issue confronting cricket, and has asked the International Cricket Council to show more leadership on fixing the ... Read more...

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Phelps guns for Thorpe, wants to reverse result of 2004 Athens Games


February 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 13 (ANI): Expressing his hopes of a rematch with Australian legend Ian Thorpe at the London Olympics, Swimming ace Michael Phelps has welcomed the chance to reverse the result ... Read more...

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Laver backs Murray for Grand Slam glory


February 7th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7(ANI): British tennis star Andy Murray has been backed by Australian legend Rod Laver to win numerous Grand Slams during his career.Laver, the only player to have won all four ... Read more...

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Tendulkar way ahead of Bradman in ongoing SMH poll for ‘greatest batsman of all time’


December 21st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 21(ANI): Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who scored his 50th Test century last week, is currently leading a poll commissioned to reveal the "greatest batsman of all time".According to ... Read more...

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Tendulkar has pushed frontiers of human excellence : Pakistani daily


December 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar's feat of becoming the first cricketer in history to score 50 Test centuries "needs to be seen at par with efforts in any field to ... Read more...

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Poor field placements behind Hauritz’ thrashing in India Test series: Dhoni


October 18th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 18 (ANI): Indian skipper MS Dhoni has said that Australian spin bowler Nathan Hauritz may have done better in the Test series against India with shrewder field placings.Dhoni in a ... Read more...

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Jones asks Aussies to learn the ‘art of cricket’ from ‘genius’ Tendulkar


October 16th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 16 (ANI): Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's dominance in batting is well known, but what makes him a genius and separates him from other batsmen in world is his ability ... Read more...

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Warne says ‘aggressive, variety-filled’ India deserves to be No.1 Test team


October 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): Australian legend Shane Warne has said that India deserves to be the No.1 side in Test cricket in the world because they play a good attacking game.India thrashed ... Read more...

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Warne ready to help Hauritz if Oz skipper wants


October 15th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): Australian legend Shane Warne has offered to lend a helping hand to save Nathan Hauritz's Test career, and added that young leg-spinner Steve Smith is not close to ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, Raina help India take lead (Roundup)


July 29th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar smashed his fifth double hundred and Suresh Raina scored a century on debut as India took a slim 27-run first innings lead at ... Read more...

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Tendulkar double century takes India to safety (Tea report)


July 29th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar hit his fifth double cetury and test debutant Suresh Raina scored a ton as India made 589 for five and closed in on Sri Lanka's ... Read more...

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Dubutant Raina hits century as India avoid follow-on (Lunch Report)


July 29th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) Test debutant Suresh Raina struck a century and was involved in a 236-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar as India averted a follow-on in the second cricket Test ... Read more...

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Sangakkara, Jaywardene frustrate India (Roundup)


July 27th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) Skipper Kumar Sangakkara smashed his seventh double ton and Mahela Jayawardene notched up his 28th century as Sri Lanka ended the second day's play with a massive ... Read more...

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Sangakkara, Jaywardene take Sri Lanka to 587/3 (Tea Report)


July 27th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 27 (IANS) Skipper Kumar Sangakkara struck his seventh double ton and Mahela Jayawardene completed his 28th century as Sri Lanka piled a mammoth 587 for three in the first ... Read more...

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Flower compares ‘under pressure’ Kieswetter to Gilchrist


July 14th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14(ANI): England coach Andy Flower has optimistically rated wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter alongside Australian legend Adam Gilchrist, despite a recent run of low scores in ODIs."I don't really use the word ... Read more...

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‘Fearless’ Steve Smith ready for Test challenge


July 10th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10(ANI): Australian leg-spinner Steve Smith's assistant coach at New South Wales reckons that the 21-year-old has what it takes to succeed in the longest version of cricket.David Freedman's comments ... Read more...

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Steve Smith can be a match-winner, predicts Gilchrist


June 21st, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jun 21 (ANI): Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has said that youngster Steve Smith can be a match-winner with the bat, ball or in the field.Gilchrist said analysts should stop trying to ... Read more...

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Warne backs ‘good captain’ Dhoni led India to win T20 World Cup


April 29th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 29(ANI): The Indian Premier League (IPL) is often blamed for young cricketers losing their focus, but Australian legend Shane Warne believes that it could help Team India win the ... Read more...

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No Australian player involved in IPL match fixing: Warne


April 28th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 28(ANI): Former Australian legend and Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne has strongly denied reports of involvement of a famous Australian cricketer in alleged fixing of Indian Premier League matches played ... Read more...

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Strauss says skipping Bangladesh tour’s benefits will be seen during Ashes series


March 27th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27(ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss has said that he was right to take a break from captaincy of the national team and rest himself for the tour to Bangladesh, but ... Read more...

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Mallya, Warne unveil Kumble’s memoir of ‘off-the-field’cricket photography


March 18th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar.18 (ANI-Business Wire India): As Sachin Tendulkar relates in his Foreword, Kumble, the man with the camera, would tell his teammates, "As long as I am in the team, you ... Read more...

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Waugh hopes Clarke leaving New Zealand tour for personal reasons is a “one off”


March 9th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9 (ANI): Australian legend and cricket commentator Mark Waugh has said that he hopes Michael Clarke's dash home from New Zealand is a one-off, as the cricketer's personal life ... Read more...

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Cook defends Strauss’s decision to skip Bangladesh tour


February 13th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13(ANI): England stand-in skipper Alastair Cook has backed regular captain Andrew Strauss's decision to rest himself for the tour to Bangladesh.Strauss has been accused of "disrespecting Test cricket" by ... Read more...

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Ball tampering prevalent in world cricket: Tait


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 3 (ANI): Australian paceman Shaun Tait suspects that ball tampering is prevalent in world cricket, although he has never seen it.Tait's Redbacks teammate Shahid Afridi was banned for two Twenty20 ... Read more...

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All time tennis legends pay tribute to Margaret Court’s iconic 1970 Grand Slam


January 30th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan. 30 (ANI): All time tennis greats gathered at Melbourne Park to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Australian legend Margaret Smith Court's extraordinary 1970 calendar-year grand slam.Her peers agreed that Smith ... Read more...

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