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‘Won the toss, lost everything else’

With the series all but lost, Dhoni refuses to play the blame game, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 11, 2007 11:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Vadodara

Australia defeat India by nine wickets

Australia accomplished the task as easily as Mike Tyson would if he had to fight Woody Allen, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 12, 2007 02:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Vadodara

Sachin's patience tested before No 400

When a journalist fidgets a bit too close to him, Sachin shoots him a look loaded with irritation, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 11, 2007 03:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Vadodara

India look to tame Hayden, Symonds

India's fortunes would hinge on their ability to stop the destructive duo, reports Akshay Sawai. Read on...

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Updated on Oct 11, 2007 01:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Vadodara

Chak de! India and ‘diced chicken dong’

Rain delayed the start of the third one-dayer between India and Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium, but spirits were high in the stands, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 06, 2007 01:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Hyderabad

C’mon Mr Shah, check the facts

When you walk in the press box, be careful what you say. Shah, as BCCI secretary should have avoided using the drop-word, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 06, 2007 01:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Hyderabad

One Yuvraj is just not enough

Yuvraj's brilliance fails to stop Australian juggernaut as they win the third ODI by 47 runs, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 06, 2007 06:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Hyderabad

War of words continues

India and Australia have been spewing bile at each other since the ill-tempered game in Kochi, reports Akshay Sawai.

Updated on Oct 05, 2007 03:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Hyderabad

Dr Gopu and Mr Sreesanth

Everyone has a good side & a bad side. The Kerala pacer’s bad side dominates. He should calm down, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 04, 2007 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Hyderabad

Dhoni keeps it light and easy

The endearing thing about Mahendra Singh Dhoni is that he is never far from a smile, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 03, 2007 02:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Kochi

Gilchrist upset over Sree’s outburst

Showing displeasure over the conduct of the Indian bowler, he said, “I saw a few things that I wouldn’t expect from my son."

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Updated on Oct 03, 2007 04:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Kochi

Australia trounce India by 84 runs

Chasing a total of 306 runs, India were skittled out for 222 in the 2nd ODI at Kochi, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 03, 2007 11:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Kochi

Rain may again play spoilsport in Kochi one-dayer

Rain threatens a washout of the 2nd ODI today after the opening game met a similar fate last week, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 02, 2007 04:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Kochi

Now the Indians hit by injuries

Australia arrived in Kochi in a depleted state, a handful of their players away for physical and personal reasons.

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Updated on Oct 01, 2007 11:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Kochi

In god they trust

As Sreesanth prepares for the ODI in Kochi, his parents pray at Chottanikkara temple, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 01, 2007 03:44 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Kochi

A big yawn... and a washout

A one-dayer isn’t half as exciting as Twenty20, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2007 03:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Bangalore

A change here, and a change there in ODIs

An additional fielder will be allowed outside the fielding circle during the second or third Powerplays, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2007 02:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Bangalore

Roles have changed, so has body lingo

MS Dhoni multi-tasks in first ODI as skipper, while former captain Rahul Dravid chills, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2007 11:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Bangalore

Aus-India tie called off due to rain

The Future Cup opener has been called off after being stopped for over three overs following rain, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Sep 29, 2007 11:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Bangalore

Wanted: Aussie team, dead or alive

After trouncing their rivals in the T20 WC, the Indians will meet the Aussies in Bangalore today, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Sep 29, 2007 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Bangalore

Fans’ bittersweet symphony at B’lore?

While the return of Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly will make them happy, they will probably miss the fresh faces from the T20, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Sep 28, 2007 11:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Bangalore

MSD begins life in the fast lane

Captaining kids and skippering captains is likely to be a whole new ball game for MS Dhoni, writes Akshay Sawai.

Updated on Sep 29, 2007 01:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Bangalore

Twenty20: A good year?

With the youth discovering the highs of football and Formula One, T20 sustains cricket's appeal, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Sep 23, 2007 02:51 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai

Off court, I’m friendly

An exclusive conversation with Lleyton Hewitt, who will be the chief attraction at the Kingfisher Airlines Open in Mumbai next week.

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Updated on Sep 20, 2007 12:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Life in the fast lane

Johannesburg in South Africa gives a whole new meaning to the words ‘wild life,' writes Akshay Sawai. Read on...

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Updated on Sep 03, 2007 07:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Johannesburg

Rebel League reveals lineup

The ICL unveils 44 Indian players and 6 int'l players including Inzamam, Razzaq and Klusener, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Aug 21, 2007 03:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Rebel league takes off

Kapil backs his boys but new ICL signings set to be banned by the 'official' community reports Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Aug 21, 2007 12:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Anup, ICL... quite an eventful week

Akshay Sawai sums up some important sporting highlights and events of the week.

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Updated on Jan 09, 2008 11:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai

Will cricket be a watersport?

What would Indian sport be like sixty years hence? Maybe some clues lie in what is redefining India now, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Aug 15, 2007 02:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai

Long road to success

After defeating Martina Hingis in the second round of the East West Bank Classic, Sania Mirza has stormed into the top-30 club for the first time. Tennis ace chats with Akshay Sawai about her path to success...

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Updated on Aug 09, 2007 06:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai
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