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‘From Sydney with Love’ - a treat for music lovers (IANS music review)


July 11th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "From Sydney with Love"; Music Director: Sohail Sen, Thor Patridge and Nabin Laskar; Singers: Sohail Sen, Roshni Baptist,Mohit Chauhan, Monali Thakur Mika Singh, Palak, Neeraj Sridhar, Brooklyn Shanti; Rating: *** ... Read more...

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Career highlights of Rahul Dravid


March 9th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) The following is the list of statistics of India's batting great Rahul Dravid, who retired from international cricket here Friday:- Made his First Class debut ... Read more...

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Gayle smashes Sydney to their second win in Big Bash


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 23 (IANS) Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle blasted an unbeaten 100 off just 54 balls to help Sydney Thunder overhaul Adelaide Strikers score of 155 for eight ... Read more...

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Bumper crowd at MCG will bid farewell to famed Indian trio


December 21st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will have a bumper 75,000 crowd on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test to bid farewell to ... Read more...

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Tendulkar’s personal practice assistant keeps him busy


December 19th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 19 (IANS) The man who is keeping India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar busy at the nets has no credentials to warrant being part of the tour. But ... Read more...

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Hurley tosses the coin at MCG


December 17th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 17 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne's partner Liz Hurley tossed the coin at Melbourne's first Big Bash blockbuster.The British actress wasn't a lucky charm for her fiance, ... Read more...

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Experience will hold us in good stead: Dhoni


December 14th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes the experience in the team's ranks will hold it in good stead against Australia in the four-match Test series ... Read more...

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Warne burns bowling arm, doubtful for Big Bash


December 12th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 12 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne's availability for the Big Bash league is now doubtful as he suffered burns on his bowling arm while cooking.The former leg-spinner ... Read more...

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IPL auction: English cricketers to be most sought after


October 9th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) The English cricketers' dominating performance against India is going to raise their profiles in the next seasons' Indian Premier League (IPL) auction with at least five ... Read more...

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England will stay No.1 for a long time: Harminson


October 8th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Former England pace bowler Steve Harmison feels the current side will reign at the top of world cricket for years.Harmison, alongwith Andrew Flintoff, Marcus ­Trescothick and ... Read more...

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Waugh predicts England will exit early from World Cup


February 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 17 (ANI): After successfully defending the Ashes on Australian soil, England faces a difficult task to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2011 World Cup, according to former opener Mark ... Read more...

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Nielsen defends Clarke, Hughes over ‘out on town’ drinking before losing Ashes


January 20th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20(ANI): Australian coach Tim Nielsen has defended Michael Clarke and Phil Hughes over allegations that the two batsmen were drinking the night before the team lost the Ashes on home ... Read more...

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Arthur firming up as favourite to coach Australia


January 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): Mickey Arthur's probability as the Australian coach-in-waiting has increased with Cricket Australia wanting the South African to join its elite coaching set-up.CA backed Arthur in landing the head ... Read more...

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Oz cricketers Clarke, Hughes were ‘out on town’ drinking before losing Ashes


January 18th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.18 (ANI): Australian cricketers Michael Clarke and Phil Hughes were 'out on the town' drinking the night before Australia lost the Ashes on home soil.The Telegraph quoted witnesses as claiming that ... Read more...

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Watson says Oz cricket ‘nowhere near the heights’ of 2006 Ashes win


January 7th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 7(ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said that Australian cricket is "nowhere near the heights" it was in 2006, when they had thrashed England 5-0 to win the last Ashes ... Read more...

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England three wickets away from Sydney Ashes Test glory


January 6th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 6(ANI): England is only three wickets away from winning the Ashes series 3-1 following another brilliant performance by their bowlers on day four of the fifth and final Test against ... Read more...

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England’s ’sprinkler’ dance a huge hit among fans


December 30th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) After making Australia dance to their tune in their historic Ashes triumph in Melbourne, England broke into a "sprinkler" celebration dance which has become a huge hit with ... Read more...

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Ponting ‘devastated’ at having to sit out in Sydney Test


December 30th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 30 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting Thursday said he was "devastated" after being ruled out from the fifth Ashes Test due to a broken finger.Ponting suffered the injury during the ... Read more...

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Ponting hindering renewal of Oz team by not giving up skipper’s job: Chappell


December 30th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 30 (ANI): Ricky Ponting is hindering the renewal of the Australian team after a humiliating loss in the Ashes series by not giving up his skipper's job, according to cricket ... Read more...

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Gatting urges England to be merciless against Australia in Sydney Test


December 30th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): England legend Mike Gatting has urged the team to be merciless in their pursuit of long-term success after he passed on a 24-year-old honour to Andrew Strauss.Gatting had ... Read more...

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Retaining Ashes urn like winning ‘holy grail’: Strauss


December 29th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss Wednesday said retaining the Ashes on the Australian soil was like winning a "holy grail" and credited months of meticulous planning behind the team's ... Read more...

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Losing Ashes on Australian soil feels ‘horrendous’: Watson


December 29th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 29 (ANI): Opener Shane Watson has said that the enormity of losing the Ashes on Australian soil for the first time in 24 years has not been lost on him ... Read more...

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On current form, Aussies would be lucky to beat even Bangladesh: SMH


December 8th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec.8 (ANI): The clouds of despair have engulfed Australian cricket in the wake of defeat in the Adelaide Test, so much so, that cricket pundits are of the view that on ... Read more...

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Gatting confident of England Ashes victory


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London/Brisbane, Nov.23 (ANI): If England refuses to be daunted by life at the Gabba and avoids a meltdown like the one displayed by fast bowler Steve Harmison in 2006-07, it can win ... Read more...

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Oz ‘demons’ would not trouble ‘fortunate’ England team: Broad


November 21st, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 21(ANI): England fast bowler Stuart Broad believes that lack of Australian experience for his team is a psychological bonus rather than a hindrance.England have won only three of the past ... Read more...

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On skills, Poms marginally ahead of Aussies in Ashes run-up


November 18th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.18 (ANI): In a position-by-position look at Ashes combatants - Australia and England, Fox Sports has arrived at some interesting conclusions.Fox Sports has tried to find the Ashes favourite by rating ... Read more...

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Swann will be trump card in England’s Ashes victory: Botham


November 11th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 11 (ANI): England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham tipped the visitors to win the five-Test series against Australia by at least two matches, and said off-spinner Graeme Swann will be ... Read more...

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Ponting to miss final ODI against Sri Lanka to prepare for Ashes


November 6th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 6 (ANI): To help Ricky Ponting prepare for the upcoming Ashes series, the selectors have rested the Australian skipper from Sunday's final ODI against Sri Lanka.Ponting made just 10 ... Read more...

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Oz cricketers need to stop navel gazing and turn poor form around: Roebuck


November 6th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov.6 (ANI): After being handed out a one-day series lost for the first time on Australian soil by Sri Lanka, the Australian cricket team would do well to heed legendary cricketer ... Read more...

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Strauss wants team not individual effort from England players


October 31st, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Perth (Australia), Oct. 31 (ANI): England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has said that he is looking for a team rather than an individual effort from the squad when they take on the ... Read more...

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Batting holds the key for Australia, says Jayawardene


October 30th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 30(ANI): Sri Lankan vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene has rated the Australian team's batting line-up as its strength ahead of Sunday's Twenty20 international."The batting looks stronger, with [David] Warner and [Shane] Watson ... Read more...

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Global financial crisis hits ‘Barmy Army’ ahead of Ashes


October 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 24(ANI): England's boisterous 'Barmy Army' may just not make it to Australia to witness this year's Ashes series, as it appears to be cash stripped.CA spokesman Peter Young said ... Read more...

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Jayawardene eying breakthrough ODI series win against Australia


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 22(ANI): Sri Lankan vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene believes that next month's ODI series against Australia may be his team's best chance ever to achieve a breakthrough series win on Australian soil.Since ... Read more...

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India promises safe, secure and splendid Games to Australia


April 19th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr.19 (ANI): India has promised Australia a safe, secure and splendid Commonwealth Games.Suresh Kalmadi, the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, made the pledge as the Queen's Baton ... Read more...

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Five Australian ‘jihadis’ sentenced for terrorism plot


February 15th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 15(ANI): Five Australian men convicted of plotting to commit violent jihad on Australian soil have been jailed for minimum terms ranging from 17 years and three months to 21 years.Justice ... Read more...

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