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Saturday, March 05, 2005
THE SOURAV GANGULY COLUMN
Pakistan can't be underestimated
It's amazing how the hype surrounding an Indian-Pakistan series starts building up. The first Test is still a few days away, but you can already feel the buzz across the country. We felt it when we had gone to Pakistan last year. I am sure Inzy ...
Bad light curtails play
DHARAMSALA, MARCH 4. Just when the Pakistan bowlers were beginning to get the stick from Mohammad Kaif and Dheeraj Jadhav in the mid-afternoon, dark clouds brought a pre-mature end to the second day's play of the Board President's XI-Pakistan ...
Harsh in a big rush
NEW DELHI, MARCH 4. He had yearned to be on the big stage and when the time of reckoning came, Harsh Mankad usurped the stage with a commanding performance, as he beat Sun Peng 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 to give the host a 1-0 start against China in the Davis ...
Narain Karthikeyan recovers in second practice session
MELBOURNE, MARCH 4. As the hour of reckoning approaches for Narain Karthikeyan to set Indian hearts aflutter at the Albert Park here on Sunday, there is all-round optimism over the driver distinguishing himself on debut in F-1 racing. An oil leak ...
An unpredictable field
CHENNAI, MARCH 4. While the nation's best stayers have at best about a 25 per cent win/loss record, the position with regard to the best sprinters is dramatically different. So consistent is this tribe that punters have been cashing in upwards of ...
It's TN vs Hyderbad
VADODARA, MARCH 4. Tamil Nadu registered an innings win over Madhya Pradesh in the semifinals of C. K. Nayudu Trophy (under-22) tournament here today. T. Kumaran's five-wicket haul in the second innings was the highlight of Tamil Nadu's ...
TN to meet Hyderabad
VADODARA, MARCH 4. Tamil Nadu registered an innings win over Madhya Pradesh in the semifinals of C. K. Nayudu Trophy (under-22) tournament here today. T. Kumaran took five wickets in Tamil Nadu's victory. The scores: Tamil Nadu 362 (A. ...
TN enters final
VADODARA, MARCH 4. Tamil Nadu registered an innings win over Madhya Pradesh in the semifinals of C. K. Nayudu Trophy (under-22) tournament here today. T. Kumaran's five-wicket haul in the second innings was the highlight of Tamil Nadu's victory. ...
Hyderabad in final
VADODARA, MARCH 4. Hyderabad drew its semifinal match against Bengal and entered the final of the C. K. Nayudu Trophy (under-22) tournament by virtue of its first innings lead at Rajkot. In the other semifinal, Tamil Nadu registered an innings ...
Sports XI rides on Murthy's century
VISAKHAPATNAM, MARCH 4. M. Krishna Murthy scored the first century of the 12th edition of the annual The Hindu Trophy prize money cricket tournament at the MCV Stadium here today. His knock helped Sports XI record an exciting five-run win ...
I have a lot of responsibility on this tour: Razzaq
DHARAMSALA, MARCH 4. More often than not, Pakistan's late-order batsmen have troubled India. From Imran Khan to Wasim Akram and Moin Khan to Azhar Mahmood, Pakistan has found many heroes who have produced timely performances to frustrate India. ...
BCB XI manages a draw
NEW DELHI, MARCH 4. Bangladesh Cricket Board XI ended its short learning tour of India with a draw against Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy match at the Karnail Singh Stadium here on Friday. A sudden burst of rain stopped play soon after tea ...
Hewitt, Arthurs put Australia 2-0 up
SYDNEY, MARCH 4. Lleyton Hewitt and Wayne Arthurs won in straight sets on Friday to give Australia a 2-0 lead over Austria in its Davis Cup World Group match at the Sydney International Tennis Center. Hewitt, playing for the first time since ...
Punjab Police expels Kanwalpreet
JALANDHAR, MARCH 4. Punjab Police on Friday expelled the international player Kanwalpreet from its team for next six months following a recent brawl between him and Deepak Thakur of Indian Oil during a match in Maharaja Ranjit Singh hockey ...
Tough draw for Aparna
BANGALORE, MARCH 4. It is a tough draw for the National women's champion, Aparna Popat, in her opening match of the Yonex All-England badminton championship, which gets underway at Birmingham on March 8. Aparna runs into fourth seed, Zhou Mi of ...
Double for Marimuthu
HYDERABAD, MARCH 4. Marimuthu of Southern Region bagged a `double' winning the men's singles and doubles title in the 13th all-India Indian Oil inter-region carrom tournament at the KVBR Stadium (Yousufguda) here on Friday. Marimuthu defeated ...
Kasparov leads by a point
LINARES, MARCH 4.With Viswanathan Anand having a free day, leader Garry Kasparov easily drew with Peter Leko to enlarge his lead to one point after eight rounds of the City of Linares chess tournament here. The 31-move peace treaty in Sicilian ...
Rahman to meet Lehal in final
NEW DELHI, MARCH 4.Chandigarh's A.S. Lehal and Bangladesh's Mohammed Siddikur Rahman will meet in the final of the Eveready 104th all-India amateur golf championship at the Delhi Golf Club here on Saturday. The final will be played over 36 ...
Racing : Motor
National Hobie Cat 16 championships in May
HYDERABAD, MARCH 4. The National Hobie Cat 16 championships will be held at Rishikonda beach, Visakhapatnam, from May 2 to 6. At a National Hobie Class Association working committee meeting at the Artillery Centre, Golconda, attended by ...
Sports : General
Visakhapatnam in table tennis semifinals
VISAKHAPATNAM, MARCH 4. Host Visakhapatnam moved into the semifinals of the 28th all-India Major Ports' table tennis tournament along with runner-up Mumbai and third-placed Kandla on Friday, the opening day at the Port Indoor Stadium here. The ...
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