From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.31 :: NO.20 :: May. 17, 2008
What won Manchester United their 10th Premier League title was their impressive team ethic and their non-reliance on individual talent, writes Ananth Krishnan.
Mixing business with pleasure
This triumphant Manchester United squad is durable and its ambition, too, will not falter in the times to come, writes Kevin McCarra.
Some pride in coming close
To have extended the race into the final 10 minutes of the season, as Chelsea effectively did at Stamford Bridge, represented a considerable achievement, writes Dominic Fifield.
What price Fergie?
How much has United’s qualification for the Champions League final to do with Sir Alex Ferguson, asks Brian Glanville.
How bad is English soccer?
Gone are those happy days when, on a weekend, every top division game began at 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoon.
Royals short-circuit Chargers
The Chargers, looking to achieve a level of fluency in batting, was put on course by Gilchrist, but as the first session of the DLF-IPL match was approaching the halfway stage, Warne dashed their hopes, writes G. Viswanath.
IPL: KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS V ROYAL CHALLENGERS, BANGALORE
A close encounter
In a truncated 16-over game, Kolkata Knight Riders held its nerve to post a five-run victory. S. Sabanayakan reports.
IPL: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS V DELHI DAREDEVILS
Last ball thriller
Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Malik were slammed for 58 runs in four overs and that proved the deciding factor in Chennai winning the contest, writes Vijay Lokapally.
IPL: MUMBAI INDIANS V RAJASTHAN ROYALS
Using home advantage to the full
Rajasthan was eclipsed by clever bowling, stunning catching and teamwork under a pro-active Mumbai leader in Pollock. Sachin Tendulkar cheered and clapped and Harbhajan Singh was not seen, as lesser known, lesser paid team-mates rose to the occasion in front of delirious home fans. Nandakumar Marar reports.
IPL:CHENNAI SUPER KINGS V DECCAN CHARGERS
Gilly stems the rot
Called on to lead a side that had until then provided rich material for the stand-up comic specialising in short-duration cricket, Gilchrist ensured the Chargers didn’t suffer its sixth loss in seven games, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
IPL: ROYAL CHALLENGERS, BANGALORE V KINGS XI, PUNJAB
No challenge from home team
Yet again the Royal Challengers capitulated at home and skipper Rahul Dravid had no real explanation. Over to K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
IPL:RAJASTHAN ROYALS V CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
Sohail Tanvir scalps half a dozen
With Pakistani left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir on the rampage, the Royals had it easy. G. Viswanath reports.
IPL: MUMBAI INDIANS V DELHI DAREDEVILS
Stand-in captain’s stand-out show
The Delhi batsmen gave bowlers the charge, the Mumbai catching was top-class and Pollock snatched the match away from Sehwag, writes Nandakumar Marar.
IPL: KINGS XI, PUNJAB V KNIGHT RIDERS, KOLKATA
Cometh the hour, cometh the man
Irfan Pathan, rightly adjudged the Man of the Match, said he was concentrating on taking wickets upfront and doing everything to help the team win. Rakesh Rao reports.
IPL: DECCAN CHARGERS V ROYAL CHALLENGERS, BANGALORE
Home jinx broken
Kumble held his nerve in the final over for the Challengers as the Chargers fell short by three runs. K. C. Vijaya Kumar reports.
By the time the police arrived Barney Rogers’ parents had been tied up in a car and were about to be taken away to be murdered and ditched, writes Peter Roebuck.
Massa's hat-trick at Istanbul Park
From the outset it was clear that qualifying would be a private battle between McLaren and Ferrari, writes Alan Henry.
The quick-fire win confirms that O'Sullivan is in a class of his own. By Clive Everton.
Virdhawal Khade is the first Indian to qualify for three events (200,100 & 50 freestyle), in the Olympics and Sandeep Sejwal made the cut in the 100 and the 200m breaststroke.
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