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Monday, February 17, 2003
A sorry display
The failure of the Indian batsmen continues to be shocking. India's capitulation against Australia revealed a complete absence of planning, that is so essential when you compete in an event as significant as the World Cup. There was nothing ...
England crushes Netherlands
EAST LONDON, FEB. 16. Pace bowler James Anderson took a career best four for 25 as England crushed minnow Netherlands by six wickets on Sunday to open its World Cup campaign after putting to rest a bitter row over refusing to play Zimbabwe. ...
Demolition job by Wasim, Akhtar
KIMBERLEY, FEB. 16. Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar bowled Pakistan to a 171-run victory over Namibia in the World Cup on Sunday and after dismissing the cricket minnow for 84. It was a demolition job by the bowlers, with Wasim Akram leading the ...
Odoyo shines in Kenya's win
CAPE TOWN, FEB. 16.A chanceless 61 by opener Ravindu Shah and a career-best 4-28 by Thomas Odoyo propelled Kenya to a four-wicket win over Canada in a World Cup Pool B match an Newlands under lights on Saturday. Chasing Canada's 197 all out, ...
Sachin one of the three great contemporary batsmen: Lee
JOHANNESBURG, FEB. 16. Australian fast bowler Brett Lee considers `Little Master' Sachin Tendulkar among three great contemporary batsmen in the world. ``I rate him up there with Brian Lara and Steve Waugh as the best batsmen in the world, and ...
Obuyas emulate the Hadlees
** This was the only second occasion in World Cup history when three brothers the Obuya brothers (Kennedy (Otieno), David and Colin) appeared in the same match. The Hadlee brothers (Dayle, Richard and Hadlee) who appeared together against ...
We've let down people back home: Dravid
JOHANNESBURG, FEB. 16. The Indian team, in an apparent effort to soothe the feelings of the fans back home, has made an appeal for support in times of distress. At a press conference in Harare on Sunday, Rahul Dravid, speaking on behalf of the ...
Akram, the most capped player
Kimberley (South Africa), Feb. 16. Celebrated Pakistan all-rounder Wasim Akram became the most capped World Cup player when he went out for his 34th match against Namibia here on Sunday. The 36-year-old, playing his fifth World Cup, surpassed ...
What sets the Aussies apart?
JOHANNESBURG, FEB. 16. How do you identify a good side? A side worthy of being acclaimed as the best in the world, a side being looked at in awe by one and all, a side which instils instant confidence among its supporters that they indeed have ...
Venkatesan, Divya bag a double
MADURAI, FEB. 16. N. Venkatesan of Madurai and A. Divya of Chennai with a double each, and Roy Mathew and Suzama, both of Chennai with a treble each, crowned themselves with glory in the Arun-Tamil Nadu State ranking badminton tournament ...
Indian Bank manages a win
CHENNAI, FEB. 16. After a string of losses, Indian Bank finally managed the ecstasy of a win with a 2-1 effort over HAL Bangalore in a close but lively match in the Oil-PSU National Football League at the Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. All the ...
Tollygunge Agragami swamps ITI
BANGALORE, FEB. 16. Indian Telephone Industries' (ITI) bag of woes continued as Ashim Biswas swooped twice to help Tollygunge Agragami defeat the local boys 4-0 in the Oil PSU National Football League match at the Football Stadium here on Sunday. ...
Mumbai to meet Kolkata in final
VISAKHAPATNAM, FEB. 16. A golden goal in the fifth minute of extra time by Asad Khan saw Mumbai piping host Visakhapatnam 3-2 in the semifinals of the 24th all-India Major Ports hockey championship at the Port Stadium here on Sunday. In ...
Rushmi to lead Indian challenge
BANGALORE, FEB. 16. The ITF women's circuit caravan rolled into Bangalore for the second and last event of the Tour. The Indians can look forward to better display at the KSLTA Stadium from Monday. The Indian show was disappointing at Chennai ...
Rajesh Choudhary emerges champion
CHENNAI, FEB. 16. Rajesh Choudhary of Army Yachting Node (Mumbai) emerged the champion in the full rig class of the Royal Madras Yacht Club-conducted Bengal Tiger Line-Laser Coastal Nationals, which concluded in the open sea outside the harbour, ...
Railway women lift title
TRIPRAYAR, FEB. 16. Railways was a bit unnerved when the full stadium roared, and it lost the second set. However, the team bounced back strongly to retain the women's title it won last year at Payyanur, at 25-18, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18 in the 25th ...
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