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Sound artist: Dhoni makes best use of stump mic in Irish encounter

India beat Ireland by 8 wickets on Tuesday to register their ninth consecutive World Cup win - an Indian record, if one takes the 2011 edition into consideration as well. Skipper MS Dhoni overtook Sourav Ganguly, who had led India to 8 successive wins in the 2003 World Cup.

Updated on Mar 11, 2015 12:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

World Cups, South Africa and Duckworth-Lewis: Rain brings no joy to the rainbow nation

Saturday’s loss to Pakistan in the rain-marred Pool B World Cup game would have reopened old wounds for South Africa.

Updated on Mar 24, 2015 10:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Will travel for the love of cricket

Whoever thought cricket is ‘just a game’, should think again! Cricket is religion in our country and Sachin Tendulkar, our God.

Updated on Feb 18, 2015 04:33 PM IST
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World Cup fever grip tricity: Jerseys fly off shelves, Indo-Pak match on Sunday

With the high voltage India-Pakistan cricket World Cup match set to be aired at 9am on Sunday, the bats are out and fans are padded up for what could be one of the most watchable matches since 1992.

Updated on Feb 15, 2015 03:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

10 chartbuster clashes that lit up the event

Kapil Dev's 175* against Zimbabwe in 1983 will topline any such list in India, but that's a standalone story in itself. That said, there have been many other mouthwatering contests in the World Cup. Here's a pick of 10.

Updated on Apr 09, 2015 01:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Omitted Yuvraj's top World Cup performances

Fiery and temperamental, Yuvraj Singh has won many matches for India in his over 14-year international career. Remembering some of Yuvraj’s best one-day knocks, we list his top five innings in the three World Cups that he has played so far

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Updated on Jan 14, 2015 05:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Sachin’s Nov date: Debut this day 25 years ago, retirement anniversary tomorrow

This day 25 years ago, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar made his debut in Karachi against Pakistan and the rest, as experts acknowledge, is cricketing history. Tomorrow he completes a year of retirement.

Updated on Nov 15, 2014 04:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Welcome without warmth for Oz-beating Indian hockey team

The lukewarm response Indian team skipper Sardar Singh and his boys received Tuesday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on their triumphant return from Australia paints a sorry picture.

Updated on Nov 11, 2014 05:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

World Chess Championship game 2: 'Whiz kid' Magnus Carlsen draws first blood, beats Viswanathan Anand

Defending champion Magnus Carlsen outplayed Viswanathan Anand on Sunday in 35 moves in the second game of the World Chess Championship being held at Sochi.

Updated on Nov 13, 2014 06:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Anand to start with white pieces against Carlsen in World Chess Championship

Viswanathan Anand will be playing with white pieces against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the first game of the World Chess Championship 2014 at the Olympic Media Center in Russia's Sochi on Saturday. All you need to know about Anand-Carlsen encounter

Updated on Nov 08, 2014 02:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhimanyu Kulkarni and Vignesh Radhakrishnan, New Delhi

World Chess Championship: Anand 'the phoenix' has risen again

Magnus Carlsen beat Vishwanathan Anand 6.5-3.5 in the 2013 World Chess Championship after which critics asked him to retire. Anand decided to let his actions do all the talking and has claimed his spot to challenge Carlsen for the 2014 World Championship in Sochi.

Updated on Nov 08, 2014 02:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

So you think Chess is all about brains, you couldn't be more wrong

Chess, unlike popular notion, is not only brains. There is a fair bit of brawn. It is a non-contact sport, but players fight it out tooth and nail. Over the years, the Chess World Championships have produced some truly unforgettable battles.

Updated on Nov 07, 2014 01:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

In Pics: Killer Indonesian volcano erupts after 400 years

Indonesia Mount Sinabung has erupted four times in the past two weeks. It has not only claimed over 50 lives, but engulfed the island of Sumatra in billowing smoke and incandescent lava. These photos display the terrifying, yet surreal scenes in Sumatra.

Updated on Oct 15, 2014 11:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

In pics: AP, Odisha reel under the aftermath of Hudhud

Two days after cyclone Hudhud battered the coast, residents of Visakhapatnam continue to live in darkness. Here are some photos that bring out the plight of those who are recuperating from the damage that Hudhud wreaked upon them.

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 07:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Amol Muzumdar: Indian cricket's almost man

Amol Muzumdar called it a day after plying his trade in the domestic circuit for 21 years. He holds the record for being the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy, amassing 11,167 runs from 171 matches.

Updated on Apr 09, 2015 01:31 PM IST
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Love in space: Curious 'Rover' flirts with Mangalyaan, Maven looks on

An intriguing conversation between Isro's Mars Orbiter, Nasa's Maven and the US agency's Curiosity Rover led us to believe that a Bollywood style love triangle maybe inevitable. After all, all three of them will be spending the next few months together around Mars.

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Updated on Sep 24, 2014 01:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Indian women's cricket team: Poor cousins of the million dollar babies

The Indian women's cricket had a golden chance to win a medal at the Asian Games. This would have not only gotten them laurels, but also recognition. But they won't be getting a chance to travel to Incheon and prove their mettle.

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Updated on Sep 14, 2014 03:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Kashmir floods: Come 'hell' or rain, army won't stop until last man is rescued

From helicopter sorties to building bridges to tugging makeshift boats through muddied waters — our jawans have done it all over the past week to save tens of thousands in J-K. Here are 20 photos that amply highlight their efforts.

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Updated on Sep 13, 2014 03:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Spinners who could turn it around for India

All the 'usual' devils which trouble India on foreign soils have come out of the closet again. Take a look at the possible spin replacements that India could consider, especially in the overseas conditions.

Updated on Aug 13, 2014 08:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

CID surprises TV viewers with an Indian version of 'The Joker'

Heath Ledger must be turning in his grave right now. In a recent episode of CID telecast on Sony Entertainment Television, the villain happened to be an Indian version of his famous character 'The Joker'.

Updated on Aug 10, 2014 06:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Bastian ‘Wall’ Schweinsteiger, the Rahul Dravid of German football

One is a footballer who has made 107 appearances for his side, the other a cricketer with over 24,000 international runs. Both are known for their tireless work ethics and devotion towards the team. Both have been over-shadowed during their prime because of the presence of more 'flamboyant' players in the team.

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Updated on Jul 14, 2014 05:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

16 remarkable facets of Miroslav Klose's stupendous run

Germany striker Miroslav Klose has overtaken Ronaldo as the top scorer in World Cup, but says the Brazilian is football's most complete player. Humble that he is, Klose’s feat of 16 goals, and counting, is no less impressive.

Updated on Jul 14, 2014 06:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I taught Romero how to stop penalties, laments Dutch coach Van Gaal

A couple of days back, Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal brought Costa Rica's dream run to an end by substituting keeper Tim Krul in the dying seconds of extra-time. Krul saved two penalties to ensure that the Dutch advanced to the semi-finals.

Updated on Jul 10, 2014 11:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Sergio Goycochea did it for Argentina in 1990, Sergio Romero does it in 2014

Argentina reached the 1990 World Cup final, where they lost 1-0 to West Germany. The Albiceleste’s road to the final, despite uninspiring play during the tournament, was paved by goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea.

Updated on Jul 10, 2014 08:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByIpsit Mohapatra and Abhimanyu Kulkarni, New Delhi

Belgium - Dark horses no more

Half a decade ago, Belgium were at a lowly 71st position in FIFA rankings. On July 5, they will take on Argentina in the quarter-finals of the biggest football spectacle on the planet — World Cup 2014.

Updated on Jul 03, 2014 08:52 PM IST
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Thou shalt not pass! Some wonder goalies of this World Cup

Goalkeepers are more often than always the target of ire when a team loses. But the 2014 World Cup has shown that equal amount of praise is showered upon them for putting in their best.

Updated on Jun 27, 2014 04:53 AM IST
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Battle for the last three seats in the Round of 16 begins today

The last round of the group matches of the World Cup will be played on Thursday. 13 teams have already booked their seats in the last 16. Here's taking a look at how the rest currently stand.

Updated on Jun 26, 2014 09:16 AM IST
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Van Persie's epic goal lights up the Twitter world

The Netherlands crushed Spain 5-1 on Friday. Twitter citizens got into an overdrive as they came up with witty praises, criticisms and memes. Here's taking a look at the funniest ones that did the round.

Updated on Jun 27, 2014 04:53 AM IST
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Will the 'mythical' jersey number 10 shine this time?

The jersey number 10 has over the years become associated with the best player of the team, with the opponents devicing special strategies to keep the 'No 10' in check. Here is a look at some of the most exciting players who will be donning the Jersey Number 10 in Brazil.

Updated on Jun 13, 2014 03:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

12 players who could become stars at the World Cup

The spotlight is on Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo and Rooney and the stars, but Brazil could see some relatively unheralded footballers exploding on the game's biggest stage. Here's the lowdown on 12 exciting talents.

Updated on Jun 18, 2014 08:29 PM IST
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