From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.34 :: NO.12 :: Mar. 24, 2011
Spin has performed to script in this World Cup, but Dale Steyn, Zaheer Khan, Kemar Roach and Lasith Malinga have also given pace a podium. Over to Kunal Diwan.
An incredible match of twists and turns
Though the Indian bowlers conceded a whopping 99 runs in the final 11 overs, it was the team's batting collapse that proved to be the turning point of the match. Over to S. Dinakar.
INDIA V NETHERLANDS (GROUP B)
Yuvraj's repeat act
Notwithstanding a brisk start, India was required to play sensibly from 99 for four to put the Netherlands in its place. Rakesh Rao reports.
It's no stroll in the park
The outcome against Kenya was never in doubt, but Australia will hope for a stronger show when more serious tests arrive.
The Welshman may not play the entire duration every game, but he is a player that Manchester United will struggle to replace when the time comes for him to hang up his boots, writes Craig Saunders.
It's a delight when a less trumpeted, even half forgotten, player emerges from passing anonymity to excel among the multi-millionaires. This season, as always, there have been several such cases, writes Brian Glanville.
Feeling for Indian football
“Though many nations play this sport, very few can equal its history in India, which has been playing it for more than a hundred years. We have to break the mental block and put in a system of development that will bring out 11 world-class players from a nation having a population of more than a billion,” says Vikash Dhorasoo to Amitabha Das Sharma.
WHO REIGNS IN SPAIN
Caicedo comes good
The Ecuador international stands seventh in the scoring charts in the Spanish Primera Division with 11 goals in 19 appearances, a return that has helped to keep Levante clear of the relegation places, writes Craig Saunders.
Ever since Arundhati Pantawane came into the limelight with her remarkable showing in the Nationals last year, she has been chugging along majestically. “I have to maintain the momentum,” she says in a chat with K. Keerthivasan.
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