From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.38 :: NO.04 :: Jan. 24, 2015
Star Poster: M. VIJAY
In a series of runs, runs and more runs, Steve Smith and Virat Kohli stood the tallest with an amalgam of focus and technique. They are also young Test captains, but different personalities with the same intent, unburdened by responsibility, writes S. Dinakar.
Indian bowling under fire
Let down by its wayward pace attack, India just about manages to scramble to a draw. By S. Dinakar.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DIARY
It all ends at the SCG
In an astonishing gesture, Phillip Hughes’ parents come to the SCG in the morning on the first day of the final Test. By S. Dinakar.
ON THE BALL/W.V.RAMAN
He gave his all
No matter what, M. S. Dhoni took over as captain when others were not keen on the job and for one who hardly had any experience, he handled the side reasonably well. He was his own man and had the courage to stick by his decisions.
Clive Lloyd’s epic knock
West Indies had the best credentials to win the inaugural World Cup and it realised its potential. By Vijay Lokapally.
WORLD CUP STATISTICS
HIGHS OF 1975
Living up to the favourite tag
Clive Lloyd holding aloft the Prudential World Cup on the Lord’s balcony should rank as one of the finest cricket moments of all time. Here was the proud captain of a great team that had lived up to its reputation. It was a ...
LOWS OF 1975
The inexplicable crawl
Sunil Gavaskar’s snail-paced knock against England in the opener is still talked about. He made 36 not out and invited criticism and embarrassment. Hard to imagine why and how he got bogged down. True, it was only the first match and ...
1975 WORLD CUP: EXPERT SPEAKS
A grand start
Cricket had never before seen a tournament of this magnitude. Football, hockey, and most other disciplines had their world championships, and cricket was the latest to jump on the bandwagon. The tournament was a grand success, scripted by some thrilling contests and astonishing performances. By Aunshuman Gaekwad.
1979: HOW THE CUP WAS WON
Big Bird takes flight
In a dramatic spell, Garner took five for 38 — England lost eight wickets for 11 runs— to give West Indies a 92-run win. By Rakesh Rao.
HIGHS OF 1979
King Richards Lords over England
Vivian Richards’ unbeaten 138 against England is considered one of the finest seen in a World Cup final. Walking in at the score of 22, Richards lost the company of Desmond Haynes, Alvin Kallicharran and Clive Lloyd with only 99 runs on ...
LOWS OF 1979
India returns without a win
Since the beginning of the 1970s, when India scored overseas Test wins over West Indies and England, the world took note of a cricketing nation, that was finally coming of age.
But the advent of One-day cricket, around the same time when ...
1979 WORLD CUP: EXPERT SPEAKS
On a learning curve
In 1979, we were still trying to understand the nuances of One-day cricket. We lost all our games, first against the West Indies and then against New Zealand and Sri Lanka. By G. R. Viswanath.
1983: HOW THE CUP WAS WON
The day India broke Ladbroke’s favourite
After dismissing India for a paltry 183, it seemed as though the Caribbean Calypso would be in full blast in London. However, after Viv Richards was ejected from the middle, the West Indian wickets tumbled and the ‘Bhangra’ took the centre stage. By G. Viswanath.
HIGHS OF 1983
It’s almost 32 years since Tunbridge Wells became famous for a champion knock played by Kapil Dev. Unlike the famous garden town of Canterbury (Kent County), Tunbridge Wells was among the new venues for the third edition of the World Cup ...
LOWS OF 1983
Martin Snedden had a forgettable opening match in the 1983 edition. The England batsmen hammered the New Zealand seamer for 105 runs on a lovely batting pitch at The Oval on June 9. The New Zealand bowlers were like lambs to the slaughter, as ...
1983 WORLD CUP: EXPERT SPEAKS
A team effort
In the final, we gave our best and defeated an over-confident West Indies. Honestly, when we won, none of us knew how to react. From rank outsiders we had become the world champion. It took time to sink in. I had a wonderful team and the win was achieved because of all-round contributions. By World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev.
1983: FROM THE ARCHIVES
Where they went wrong...
The world stood up to acknowledge a sporting achievement not so much because the victor came from a thus far unaccomplished region of cricket but because the West Indies was truly beaten and that too twice in the space of 17 days. By R. Mohan.
This is only his third season in English football but Argentinian Leonardo Ulloa has more than made an impact in the Championship and Premier League respectively, writes Alex Taylor.
John Terry was a mainstay of the team that Jose Mourinho led to glory in the 2004/5 season and remains just as important today at the age of 34.
The Liverpool captain scored twice, with a brave header and a fine free-kick, against AFC Wimbledon in a recent FA Cup tie. In defence, he also cleared off the Liverpool line and was well away the best player on the pitch: at the age now of 34. And Liverpool will surely miss him next season. By Brian Glanville.
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