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WI choke Oz to clinch elusive victory

Taylor effects a dramatic turnaround with a hat trick to beat the world champs in their opening tie. Scorecard

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Updated on Oct 19, 2006 12:18 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

CCI admits pitch bad, may shift final

The Club president says the Brabourne Stadium could lose the Champions Trophy final if the wicket did not improve, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Published on Oct 18, 2006 12:18 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Finally, CT gets a life as 'champs' spar

World champions Australia and defending champions West Indies come together on a crumbling track in a Group A encounter, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Published on Oct 18, 2006 11:50 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Pathan can bat, says Wright

Former coach still has a lot to say about cricket, though obliquely.

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Updated on Oct 17, 2006 07:41 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Oz have it easy against Maharashtra

Takawale?s half-century was one of the few small victories for Maharashtra in the practice match for Australia, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 13, 2006 11:55 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Mahesh not to play for India again

Former doubles world number one Mahesh Bhupathi won?t play for India any more, reports Akshay Sawai.

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Published on Oct 03, 2006 06:45 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Stage set for Lee-Hesh doubles clash

The two stars to take on each other in an ATP doubles tie for the first time in India, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Oct 09, 2006 02:35 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Robredo, Ancic are firm favourites

The ATP Tour tennis starts in India on Monday and will reach a hopefully explosive conclusion on Sunday, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Published on Sep 25, 2006 03:06 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

New Pak partner for Leander Paes

Leander Paes and Aisam Qureshi have served an ace for Indo-Pak relations. The two will play as a team at the ATP Kingfisher Open, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Sep 24, 2006 02:08 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

?US hardcourts should suit me better?

If you are Reshammiya or Sauvignon, 2006 has been a good year. Not so if you are Sania, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Published on Jul 31, 2006 02:21 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

?US hardcourts should suit me better?

If you are Reshammiya or Sauvignon, 2006 has been a good year. Not so if you are Sania, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Published on Jul 31, 2006 02:21 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

There's something about Dhoni

One thing Monty Panesar will do when he gets back to England is put up Mahendra Singh Dhoni's picture on a wall at home. Check out why.

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Published on Mar 25, 2006 08:26 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

There's something about Dhoni

One thing Monty Panesar will do when he gets back to England is put up Mahendra Singh Dhoni's picture on a wall at home. Check out why.

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Published on Mar 25, 2006 08:26 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Borg: From selfish to selfless

Borg hit thousands of shots to win his trophies, which he will lose with just three blows of the hammer, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Published on Mar 05, 2006 03:29 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

A test of the gut

Just days into tour, 4 Eng players are down with stomach bug. Akshay Sawai writes how a series in India is a culinary trial for some, a treat for others.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2006 08:11 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai

Bangalore Open: Sania-Huber duo in final

In front of a noisy house at the KSLTA Kingfisher Stadium that cared little for etiquette, Sania and Liezel Huber (South Africa) defeated Israel's Shahar Peer and Russia's Mariya Koryttseva 7-5, 6-7 (8-6), 6-4 on Saturday to enter the WTA Bangalore Open doubles final.

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Updated on Feb 19, 2006 03:50 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Bangalorex

Lanka halt India's winning streak

Dilshan and Arnold steered Sri Lanka to five-wicket victory in the fifth ODI, writes Akshay Sawai. Full Scorecard

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Updated on Nov 07, 2005 01:24 PM IST
PTI | ByAkshay Sawai, Ahmedabad

India looking for ODI series whitewash

Today's India-SL ODI is like a box of chocolates, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Nov 06, 2005 01:35 PM IST
PTI | ByAkshay Sawai, Ahmedabad

Sachin's return puts India back on track

Sachin?s comeback and an all-round team performance led the hosts to a resounding win over Lanka. Full Scorecard

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Updated on Oct 26, 2005 02:55 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Nagpur

A new era begins in Indian cricket

Dravid will be expected to play a big part in the ODI series against Lanka starting today, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Published on Oct 25, 2005 04:10 AM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Nagpur

'Sania can be in top 10'

Mirza will need to improve her consistency, but I know she likes going for her shots, and there's nothing wrong with that, says Myskina.

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Updated on Sep 21, 2005 03:04 PM IST
PTI | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Salute cricket's Bannister

Jayasuriya has not just been productive, he has also been good to watch. He is not jumpy at the crease, writes Akshay Sawai.

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Updated on Aug 10, 2005 01:34 AM IST
PTI | ByAkshay Sawai, Colombo

?Skipper doesn?t have to be Mr Nice Guy?

Former players feel the more aggressive Ganguly, rather than the soft-spoken Dravid, is a better long-term choice

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Updated on Jul 22, 2005 08:15 PM IST
PTI | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Sania should serve better

By scalding Svetlana Kuznetsova on Wednesday, Sania Mirza proved she is not all puff. But creditable as the performance was (Sania could reward herself with more of those one-liner T-shirts), it was also an opportunity lost.

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Updated on Jun 26, 2005 03:45 PM IST
PTI | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Post applause, some expert tips for Sania

Coach Mayur Vasant said Sania must move better. "She couldn't reach too many drop shots against Kuznetsova," he said. "She needs agility."

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Published on Jun 25, 2005 07:51 PM IST
PTI | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Post applause, some expert tips for Sania

Coach Mayur Vasant said Sania must move better. "She couldn't reach too many drop shots against Kuznetsova," he said. "She needs agility."

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Published on Jun 25, 2005 07:51 PM IST
None | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai

Wimbledon '85 was my 2nd b'day: Becker

The only thing Germanic about Wimbledon was its precise organisation. It changed in 1985, when a 17-year-old barrelled his way to the men's singles.

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Published on Jun 19, 2005 10:51 PM IST
PTI | ByAkshay Sawai, Mumbai
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