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Sanjjeev K Samyal

Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.

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Home pitch, tame show

This India team has got accustomed to shellacking after eight straight Test defeats in England and Australia, but this loss will be the hardest to take. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Day 4 | What they say | Skipper says | Scorecard

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Updated on Nov 27, 2012 02:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

India fall prey to own design

After Cook and Pietersen hit centuries, India batsmen cave in against Panesar and Co to leave visitors on the verge of victory. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Day 3 | Scorecard

Updated on Nov 26, 2012 02:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

This Cookie doesn’t crumble

Neither team can claim to have taken control, but England would be happy with the position they are in, especially considering their issues against spin. A clearer picture of a momentum shift will emerge in the opening session today, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Nov 25, 2012 01:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Defiant Pujara saves India from the full Monty

No matter the reputation one carries, there’s a certain innings in every successful cricketer’s career which becomes his defining moment -- and Cheteshwar Pujara had his at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Marathon man

Updated on Nov 24, 2012 01:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

India looking to tweak the screws further

England are braced for another ordeal against the hosts’ spin attack, in-form Virender Sehwag and Pujara. It's also an important game for Dhoni. If India win, he will equal Sourav Ganguly's record of 21 wins, the most by an India captain, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Wankhede dossier

Updated on Nov 23, 2012 01:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Three not a crowd in Mumbai Test

Fast bowler Umesh Yadav is doubtful for the second Test against England starting on Friday due to a lower back problem. He underwent a scan on Wednesday and didn’t turn up for the optional practice session held in the afternoon at the Wankhede Stadium, Sanjjeev K Samyal & Anand Sachar report. Sachin show hits the home stretch

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Updated on Nov 22, 2012 02:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Anand Sachar, Mumbai

India win by 9 wickets, take 1-0 lead over England

The first act of revenge for the 4-0 humiliation was carried out on Monday as India romped to a nine-wicket victory over England in the first Test at the Sardar Patel Stadium. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Numbers game | Ind vs Eng

Updated on Nov 20, 2012 10:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Captain Cook dishes out a delicacy

So many times he has been part of India teams that have been ground out by left-handers. On Sunday, it was Alastair Cook who meted out the torture. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

Updated on Nov 19, 2012 11:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Pragyan Ojha spins England into same old trap

Captain Cook leads visitors' fightback in the second innings after India's spin twins, R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha, force them to follow on, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scoreboard

Updated on Nov 18, 2012 10:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad

His strength lies in his mind, says Pujara senior

Like with most classical stuff, the beauty of the art was so captivating that it lingered on in the mind of all those who were privileged to watch Cheteshwar Pujara's double hundred today. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Nov 17, 2012 02:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Pujara double spells trouble for England

After Sehwag's heroics on Day One, the young No 3 batsman lights up Motera; triple strike by spinners helps hosts tighten their grip on the first Test. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Purring Pujara

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Updated on Nov 17, 2012 01:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Pujara takes on Swann, looks good for more

The locals called it Diwali bonus as Cheteshwar Pujara joined in the festivities which Virender Sehwag started with his exhilarating hundred at the Sardar Patel Stadium. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Nov 16, 2012 02:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Viru’s ton with difference sets the tone for series

Virender Sehwag can be moody at times, when he appears completely disinterested in the proceedings, like it happened during the World T20. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Sehwag swings into form | Numbers that stand out | Sehwag hits the ton mode

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Updated on Nov 16, 2012 10:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Looking to break it their way

How Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar would have relished captaining in the current India set-up! They could plead or threaten local cricket officials but there would be no guarantee that they could save the team's interest at all the venues. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Their corner | Match reckoner | Revenge and redemption?

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Updated on Nov 15, 2012 02:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Yuvraj gets ready for ‘Test’ of character

Yuvraj Singh couldn't have imagined a better comeback script considering how he returned from cancer treatment into the India team for the World Twenty20. However, the moment the player would have most keenly awaited will arrive on Thursday at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Nov 15, 2012 01:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ahmedabad

Zaheer gets down to business

Ahead of the Test series against England, India's pace spearhead is working hard at rediscovering his wicket-taking form. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Nov 11, 2012 10:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Zak, Sehwag allay injury fears

Zaheer Khan cleared a fitness test and Virender Sehwag smashed a hundred to win their places in the squad for the first two Tests against England as the new selectors stuck to the tried and tested in their first selection meeting, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. They are back

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Updated on Nov 06, 2012 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Another break point

The Ranji matches were to serve as an ideal preparation for the England series, but it seems the ploy has backfired, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Nov 05, 2012 02:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Zak and Co yet to gather steam

While preparing for the Test series, an area of concern for England is their opening combination. Zaheer and Ishant haven't looked their best; they need to get into the groove quickly if they are to trouble England’s top order. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Elsewhere in Ranji Trophy...

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Updated on Nov 04, 2012 01:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Sachin rehydrates with century

Mumbai master fights upset stomach to produce a classy effort on the opening day. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Starwatch

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Updated on Nov 03, 2012 01:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

A different test for Tendulkar

He knows every blade of grass on the Wankhede Stadium turf for Sachin Tendulkar has played so much of his cricket in Mumbai. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Nov 02, 2012 12:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Three is company

The wife of former prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis was among the handful of West Indies supporters at the Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. While everyone in the stands had given up on the Calypso boys within 10 overs of the start, she did not give up hope. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Celebration and dejection

Updated on Oct 09, 2012 01:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Colombo

Missing ingredient: no new star player

In terms of entertainment, the World Twenty20 did provide the thrills. That the flamboyant West Indians took the title is proof enough. Overall, it had most of the elements --- close matches and the wickets provided a good contest between bat and ball. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Oct 09, 2012 12:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Colombo

Mahela, great captain and a gentleman

It's still early days for Sandeep Patil as chairman of the national selection committee, but he sure knows to identify talent. One of the boys from whom he predicted great things led Sri Lanka to the final of the World Twenty20. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Jayawardene in WT20

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Updated on Oct 08, 2012 01:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Colombo

Homing in on gaming zones

One of the things that strike you about Colombo's market areas is shops with boards: Sporting Star and Sporting Times. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Oct 08, 2012 12:12 AM IST
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West Indies chime: The spring is finally back

Darren Sammy's West Indies were crowned the new World Twenty20 champions on Sunday after a 36-run victory over hosts Sri Lanka in a dramatic final. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | The short, sweet and the not so sexy... | New champs

Updated on Oct 08, 2012 11:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Power versus poise in battle of Isles

It will be some atmosphere at the Premadasa Stadium on Sunday night for Sri Lanka's first World Cup final at home. The stands will be bursting at its seams and 35,000 spectators will be baying in unison. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Second coming | Match reckoner

Updated on Oct 07, 2012 11:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Colombo

Caribbean cricket finally blooming again

Maybe it’s their raw power, natural elegance or sheer timing. When in full flight, there can is no better sight than a West Indies cricketer in action. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes.

Updated on Oct 06, 2012 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Colombo

Sachin follows heart, to take it series by series

Sachin Tendulkar has all along maintained that he would continue to turn out for India as long as he enjoys the game and contributes to the team's cause. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Oct 06, 2012 11:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Colombo

Boom, boom in dressing room

While the Lankan camp rejoiced, the Pakistan dressing room was downcast. Shahid Afridi reportedly damaged his bat and headgear. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Oct 06, 2012 12:42 AM IST
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