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Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Our lead-up has been very good
We have been in India for over a week now and in that short time it has been hard not to be overwhelmed by the widespread passion for the game. We are all aware that cricket is regarded as a religion in this country, but this time around it seems ...
Challenges facing a stand-in skipper
BANGALORE, OCT. 4. It is not often that a team goes into the first Test of a series without its appointed captain. In fact, Ricky Ponting's absence from the opening encounter of the four-match Test series against India, beginning at the ...
First Test holds the key
BANGALORE, OCT. 4. Cricket is a lot about momentum. It's also a lot about confidence that only comes with winning, and winning consistently. This is precisely why the first Test often holds the key for the rest of the matches; especially in a ...
Pathan and Clarke, budding talents
Irfan Pathan leapt in the air like a radiant bird taking flight, soaring in the rarefied zone of Test cricket, and celebrating a famous `strike'. And like in any classic tale of the victor and the vanquished, the sight at the opposite end made ...
Pakistan outplays India
NEW DELHI, OCT. 4. Even as he wielded his baton to drive the crowd away, the policeman sheepishly thrust the piece of paper into Sohail Abbas' palm. "Autograph please," pleaded the cop. It just about summed up the occasion. Hockey was ...
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