From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.32 :: NO.14 :: Apr. 04, 2009
From Liverpool’s midfield cult hero to one of the world’s best second-strikers, Steven Gerrard’s transformation has been truly magnificent. By Karthik Krishnaswamy.
India had to bat resolutely on days four and five, and it did exactly that. Gautam Gambhir ground out a determined, hard-fought century (137), his fifth in Tests, writes S. Ram Mahesh.
NEW ZEALAND DIARY
The beauty of Auckland
The scenic route from the airport, even in rush hour traffic and through the industrial area, has something about it to suggest Auckland is the City of Sails. By S. Ram Mahesh.
The bottomline is money
Days before its second season reprise, the Indian Premier League has shape-shifted from a financial behemoth of substantial clout into a continent-conquering tyrant with its lifeline enclosed in the palm of an arrogant whipcracker. By Kunal Diwan.
Low-key return for champion
As triumphant homecomings by World Cup-winning teams go, it was pretty low key. There was no open-top bus parade, no Downing Street reception - just an air of understated satisfaction at a job well done as England's women cricketers paraded the trophy at Lord's cricket ground in London. By Owen Gibson.
West the best
With a fine all-round performance, West Zone bagged the Duleep Trophy in Cuttack. S. Sabanayakan reports.
Humpy proves a point
The highlight of the Indian’s achievement was her victory over two former world champions, Maia Chiburdanidze and Antoaneta Stefanova. By V. V. Subrahmanyam.
The right-winger has endured a difficult first season at Spurs, with a wonder-goal against Arsenal proving the only highlight of his start to life at White Hart Lane, writes Tim Clement.
WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
Gulf in class
Holland was too rich in resources and quality for Scotland which is scrambling for second place, and after this chastening experience it can only hope that its confidence has not been damaged too badly, writes Andy Hunter.
WHO REIGNS IN SPAIN
Gago making waves
Fernando Gago has steadily grown in prominence at the Bernabeu since arriving from Boca Juniors just over two years ago, consistently turning in displays that suggest he is finally starting to live up to his huge potential, writes Phil Medlicott.
Hull and high water
It has been something of a habit of Arsenal’s leading managers to see no evil in their players’ offences and Arsene Wenger is no exception.
Tiger Woods finds his winning touch
Playing only his third tournament since returning from reconstructive knee surgery, Woods birdied the final hole for a three-under-par 67 and a record sixth victory at the Bay Hill Club. "It feels good to be back," Woods said. By Steve Furlong.
Of Brawn’s brain and Button’s skill
In Melbourne last year Jenson Button suffered a crash. But this year, the day belonged to the British driver as he led his new Brawn GP to a 1-2 finish at Albert Park. By Richard Williams.
Playing with right attitude
There has never been a dearth of coaching manuals in cricket. From ‘Art Of Cricket’, the best on the game by Sir Don Bradman, to the latest gem by Bob Woolmer, coaching manuals have dealt with the technicalities of the sport. The ...
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