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Kiwis have their task cut out
BLOEMFONTEIN, MARCH 7.At a party hosted by one of the principal sponsors of the ICC World Cup at Cape Town in the first week of February, Stephen Fleming had no qualms about picking New Zealand as a likely winner of the ICC World Cup. Among ...
Having non-specialist 'keeper risky: Kirmani
CAPE TOWN, MARCH 7. Syed Kirmani is here as a loyal fan cheering the Indian team in its pursuit of the World Cup but the country's greatest wicketkeeper is also a worried man because he feels having a non-specialist behind the stumps is a risk. ...
Tendulkar displays the same fierce passion
Sachin Tendulkar stands between Australia and the World Cup. He presents a formidable obstacle, the greatest batsman of his age at the height of his powers and with the whiff of success in his nostrils. A fortnight ago, despairing Indian ...
Aussies brook no opposition
CENTURION, MARCH 7. Cricket fans feasted on superb strokeplay and had a wonderful outing on Friday. Even the connoisseurs of the game were not complaining. On view was cricket of pure Australian variety that has seldom brooked opposition in ...
Wild card for Peter Gade
BANGALORE, MARCH 7. The International Badminton Federation (IBF) has announced its wild card selections to compete at the Birmingham World championships from May 12 to 18. Under the new World championships regulations, both IBF and the ...
Anand, Kramnik settle for draw
CHENNAI, MARCH 7. World Cup champion Viswanathan Anand made a comfortable draw with the black pieces against leader and World classical chess champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the 12th round of the 20th City of Linares chess tournament on ...
Tamil Nadu has the last laugh
CHENNAI, MARCH 7. Tamil Nadu had set its sights on the bonus point and this saw the strong batting side opt to field first against Bengal at the ICL-Guru Nanak College ground on Friday. Lurking on its mind was the title-threat posed by Punjab, ...
Punjab wins, but title out of grasp
CHENNAI, MARCH. 7. There was joy one moment, dejection the next. Even as his team prepared for the customary `tournament-end' group photograph, Punjab skipper Reetinder Singh Sodhi made anxious enquiries about the result of the Tamil Nadu-Bengal ...
Second straight win for CPT
BANGALORE, MARCH 7. Cochin Port Trust (CPT) ran into pockets of stiff resistance from Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu. But what set the Cochin side apart was its ability to change the pace of the game. The Cochin side registered a ...
Central Railway enters final
MANIPAL, MARCH 7. Central Railway (Mumbai), having beaten GKM Foundation, Chennai once already in the round robin league stage of the National volleyball tournament at Manipal, was not hard pressed to beat it again this time in the knock-out ...
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