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Brathwaite will be back, says Sammy


April 30th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 30 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy has backed out-of-form teenage opener Kraigg Brathwaite to bounce back strongly after his axing from the cricket team's tour of England.The ... Read more...

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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai hammer Karnataka in lopsided quarterfinal


March 6th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Mumbai crushed Karnataka by nine wickets at the Ferozshah Kotla here Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.Mumbai exploited the morning ... Read more...

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We will keep India under pressure, says Hussey


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Australia's veteran Test batsman Mike Hussey said that Indians will be kept under pressure during the four-match Test series starting with the Boxing Day Test here ... Read more...

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Hussey backs Hughes to put lean phase behind


December 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Australian opener Phillip Hughes might be struggling for form but teammate Michael Hussey feels the fellow southpaw will be amongst the runs very soon.Hughes is the ... Read more...

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Dwayne Bravo says expect more runs from stylish brother


November 26th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Nov 26 (IANS/CMC) Out-of-favour West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has warned of more runs to come from his younger brother Darren Bravo. The emerging batting star has scored ... Read more...

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Selectors bite the bullet, discard Harbhajan; Saha reserve wicketkeeper (Lead)


November 26th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) The national selectors have bitten the bullet and dropped one of the game's top spinners Harbhajan Singh from the India squad for the tour of ... Read more...

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Stop being selfish, Mohsin Khan tells Akmal


October 17th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistan's chief selector and interim coach Mohsin Khan has asked middle-order batsman Umar Akmal to "stop being selfish" and work on playing big innings.Akmal was dropped ... Read more...

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I told Dravid not to even think about retiring: Ponting


August 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 25 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting said he encouraged Rahul Dravid to "not even think about retiring" during the cricket Test series in India last October.The ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, Mishra guide India to 216/3 (Lunch report)


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar and nightwatchman Amit Mishra began in right earnest to save the fourth and last Test and remained unseparated at lunch with India reaching ... Read more...

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Hometown Ranchi prays for Dhoni’s performance


August 10th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been going through a lean patch with the bat in England, got support from his hometown here ... Read more...

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Gooch backs Strauss to lead from the front


July 19th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) England batting coach Graham Gooch has backed Andrew Strauss to rediscover his form and lead from the front in the Test series against India beginning Thursday.Straus ... Read more...

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Sympathy vote helped IUML come back to power in Kerala: Kunhalikutty


June 14th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Kerala's new Industry Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty feels that the ousted Left Front government's efforts to malign his image in the Ice Cream Parlour sex scandal helped ... Read more...

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Sticking to basics was key to Vijay’s IPL success


May 29th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) The decision to stick to basics and work on his singles rather than playing just the big shots were the key to his success, said opening ... Read more...

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Smith wants to keep the momentum going against Bangladesh


March 16th, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Elated after having made it to the quarter final with a fluent win over Ireland, South African skipper Graeme Smith Tuesday said his team would look ... Read more...

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Duminy rescues South Africa but misses World Cup ton (Lead)


March 15th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Jean-Paul Duminy missed a well-deserved hundred by a single but rescued South Africa from the woods to a position of strength against Ireland in their World ... Read more...

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India look to bounce back against South Africa


January 14th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 14 (IANS) India will look to bounce back here at the Wanderers after their 135-run humiliation in the first of the five-match One-day series against South Africa.Indian batsmen had ... Read more...

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“Afridi is once again taking his bowling for granted”: Abdul Qadir


December 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 25 (ANI): Former Pakistan spin wizard and chief selector Abdul Qadir has criticised One-day International captain Shahid Afridi for taking his bowling for "granted".Afridi's bowling was suffering a lean patch ... Read more...

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Qadir’s ‘googly gift’ revived Afridi’s career as a match-winning bowler


December 20th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 20(ANI): Former Pakistani spinner Abdul Qadir has revealed that he was the man behind the turnaround in ODI and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi's fortunes and abilities.Qadir said that when Afridi's ... Read more...

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Heritage Indian instruments retrieved from obscurity


December 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The National Museum in Delhi has retrieved nearly 400 years of India's classical music legacy from the ravages of time by reopening a gallery that the country's ... Read more...

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Happy to get the first win under my belt: Gambhir


November 28th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 28 (IANS) India's stand-in cricket captain Gautam Gambhir was happy to have a win under his belt in his first One-day international as a captain here Sunday."Leading the first ... Read more...

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Kapur lying second at KLM Open, Jeev fifth


September 10th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hilversum (The Netherlands), Sep 10 (IANS) Indian Shiv Kapur added a steady two-under 68 to go with is first round six-under 64 from the first round to move to eight-under 132 for ... Read more...

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World Champion Dan claims his first Asian badminton title


April 18th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Olympic and three-time World champion Lin Dan of China claimed his maiden Asian title with a 21-17, 21-15 win over Wang Zhengming while Xuerui Li overcame a ... Read more...

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‘Black mitts’, the secret behind Rooney’s magical scoring spree


March 27th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27(ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has revealed that wearing gloves is the secret behind his goal glut, which is making him this season's highest goal scorer.Rooney has pulled ... Read more...

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Former greats want Tendulkar to play in World T20


March 23rd, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar's sparkling form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has intensified calls of his inclusion in the Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup next ... Read more...

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India celebrates Tendulkar’s ODI double hundred


February 25th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Gwalior / Mumbai, Feb 25 (ANI): Cricket fans in India rejoiced after cricketer Sachin Tendulkar created history by scoring the first double century in one-day internationals against South Africa in the ... Read more...

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Saif Ali Khan looks forward to spy thriller, ‘Race 2′


February 22nd, 2010 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
By Joginder Tuteja Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) With a Padma Shri and quite a few hits tucked under his belt, Saif Ali Khan is set to launch his second production venture and spy ... Read more...

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Anand not worried about his lean year


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) World chess champion Viswanathan Anand Monday said he was not unduly worried about his temporary lean patch, though he planned to work on his concentration. "I didn't do well ... Read more...

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Kohli retained Delhi captain even as Chopra returns


December 5th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Virat Kohli has been retained the Delhi skipper for the Ranji Trophy Super League tie against Maharashtra beginning here Tuesday despite the return of regular captain Aakash ... Read more...

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Vettori wants one final victory against Pak


November 9th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 9 (ANI): New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori is hoping that his inconsistent team performs consistently just one more time to win the third and final one-day cricket international against ... Read more...

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Dhoni wants Harbhajan to strike in middle overs


October 30th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten appeared concerned over the dwindling strike rate of India's most experienced bowler Harbhajan Singh and both watched the ... Read more...

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My son will bounce back: Johnson’s father


July 25th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, July 25 (IANS) Struggling Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson's father, Kevin, has backed his son to bounce back in the ongoing Ashes series. Former Australian cricketers have blamed Johnson's mother Vikki Harber for ... Read more...

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‘Modhi Vilayadu’ - stylish but not engrossing enough (Tamil Film Review)


July 25th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Aravindan D.I. Film: "Modhi Vilayadu"; Director: Saran; Cast: Vinay, Kalabhavan Mani, Yuva, V.M.C. Haneefa, Santhanam, Kajal Agarwal; Music: Hariharan and Leslie Lewis; Rating: **After striking a lean patch in his last ... Read more...

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Dressing room atmosphere affected Monty’s performance: coach


April 10th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) The turbulent atmosphere of England dressing room is the reason behind Monty Panesar's lean patch. Panesar's perceived decline - he struggled in the two-Test series in India and was ... Read more...

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Ponting praises Hopes for fine performance against Kiwis


February 12th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.12 (ANI): James Hopes might not have given any stupendous performance in recent Chappel-Hadlee One-day series against New Zealand, but his simple and straight forward approach to the game, has ... Read more...

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Selectors give a lifeline to Afridi


February 10th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 10 (IANS) Senior Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been given a lifeline to revive his Test career by national selectors who asked him to lead the local squad in the ... Read more...

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