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

Articles by Sanjjeev K Samyal

Rain after some sunshine

India's quest for a morale-boosting victory was on Saturday dashed after persistent rain forced abandonment of their first ODI against England after the visitors found themselves in a comfortable position in Chester-le-Street. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes. Scorecard

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Updated on Sep 04, 2011 02:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chester-le-street

India meet host Eng in first game of 5 match ODI series today

World champions will be under pressure to put up an improved show in ODIs. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes. Match reckoner | Five things India could look forward to

Updated on Sep 03, 2011 10:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chester Le Street

Looking for a new dawn

This is not a kind place for visiting teams and the best of them find the going tough. Blame it on the Manchester United effect, which Arsenal will vouch for. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Match Reckoner | Key players| Performance in Twenty-20 cricket

Updated on Aug 31, 2011 01:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Manchester

Not always a badge of honour

To understand the extent of football rivalry and team loyalties in England, you just need to wear the badge of one and roam into the other’s territory.

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Updated on Aug 28, 2011 11:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Leicester

Canterbury Tales: A perfect homecoming for Kent hero

There was a certain buzz around the Kent County Cricket Club dressing room. It is always special for local teams to host international sides, but this time it was extra special as the hero of the touring party happened to be one of their former players. Canterbury is home to Rahul Dravid in England, where he spent a great summer in 2000.

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Updated on Aug 27, 2011 12:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Canterbury

With fresh blood, India finally win on English soil

Riding on a strong batting performance, India finally halted their sequence of defeats on the England tour on Thursday. It was their first victory after two tour games and four Tests. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011 11:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hove

Battered and the barren

India’s new-ball attack is gasping ahead of the ODIs. Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth and Praveen Kumar didn't end up as heroes but they couldn't be faulted for lack of effort. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.India's ODI artillery | Just shaken

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Updated on Aug 24, 2011 02:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, London

Finally, it's Oval and out

Tendulkar and Mishra's valiant fightback fails to stop England from romping home to a 4-0 rout. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard| Pics | An English bummer | India whitewashed

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Updated on Aug 23, 2011 11:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, London

...And the humiliation follows on

With tailenders chipping in, India reached 300 for the first time in the series. Following on, India were 129 for three with Sachin Tendulkar and nightwatchman Amit Mishra at the crease. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.Scorecard | The master centurions

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Updated on Aug 22, 2011 01:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, London

India have a mountain to climb

India's nightmare tour continued on the third day of the fourth Test. At the end of the day, India trailed by 488 runs with five wickets remaining. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

Updated on Aug 21, 2011 12:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, London

Going round & round at Oval

England again exposed India's shallow reserves on the second day of the fourth Test at The Oval on Friday. Led by an inspired Ishant Sharma, the visitors started the day well and dominated the first session but fizzled out as the day wore on to be under pressure at the close of play. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

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Updated on Aug 20, 2011 01:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, London

Thank heavens!

With things looking increasingly gloomy for India at lunch, the visitors were rescued from more misery by rain on the first day of the fourth and final Test. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Score card

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Updated on Aug 19, 2011 01:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, London

For honour, if not glory

The Oval ground is not known to be very kind to the greats of the game. The greatest, Don Bradman, learnt that in 1948, when he was out for a duck in his last Test innings. If he would have got four runs, he would have boasted a Test average of 100. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Whitewash or facesaver? | Match reckoner | It all happened here

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Updated on Aug 18, 2011 01:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, London

India losing battle on the third front too

Now we know why Rahul Dravid is known as The Wall - 'because the ball bounces off him' wrote a local critic here, ridiculing Team India's fielding effort at Edgbaston. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Dropping chances

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Updated on Aug 17, 2011 01:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, London

When reserves run dry

Chris Tremlett was supposed to be the man to turn the heat on the Indian batsmen with his steep bounce. He got injured but there's been no respite for the visitors. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Problem areas

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Updated on Aug 16, 2011 12:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Birmingham

England are reaping benefits of giving priority to Test cricket

It was a proud moment for former England batting stalwart Dennis Amiss, deputy chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. His four-year goal has been accomplished; and the icing on the cake was England also becoming No 1 on his home ground, Edgbaston.

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Updated on Feb 03, 2012 04:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Birmingham

Eng crush India in 3rd Test, snatch No.1 Test spot

India's reputation as a good Test nation lay in tatters at the end of the third Test at Edgbaston. England completed an innings and 242 runs win to snatch the No. 1 ranking. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. The dreaded numbers | Simply outplayed

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Updated on Aug 14, 2011 01:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Birmingham

No 1 spot slipping away

The England batsmen piled on India's misery on Friday with Alastair Cook narrowly missing his maiden triple hundred, leaving India to score 486 runs to avoid an innings defeat. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.Scorecard | Stat attack | Key numbers

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Updated on Aug 13, 2011 01:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Birmingham

Simply outplayed

At the end of the day, England were in the drivers seat in the Edgbaston Test with the openers' unfinished 84-run partnership. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Can India save the match from here? | Sehwag's golden ducks

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Updated on Aug 11, 2011 02:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Team India aim to salvage pride, top ranking

The series and the team's No 1 ranking is at stake in the third Test against England starting at Edgbaston today. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Match reckoner | Edgbaston trivia

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Updated on Aug 10, 2011 05:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Birmingham

Secret to success: Skill and discipline

They've won the first two Tests with handsome margins but there is no let up in the intensity. The transformation has been dramatic from the England side India played in 2007. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Can India bounce back

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Updated on Aug 09, 2011 01:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Northants openers pile on the misery for India

India faced the ignominy of losing the match to Northants on the first innings with the home team close to overhauling India's total of 352 with three wickets to spare. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Aug 07, 2011 12:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Northampton

Will Sehwag be the saviour for India?

In a way, the wheel has come a full circle for Sehwag. In 2007, he was left out of the side for the England tour. Four years later, he is being looked upon as a saviour. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes. Men to watch out for

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Updated on Aug 05, 2011 02:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Northampton

Two down before Test

Sehwag's arrival brings hope, but losing Yuvraj, Harbhajan compounds woes. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Injured and their replacements | Yuvi's injury travails

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Updated on Aug 05, 2011 02:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Northampton

Dhoni lands in hostile territory

At the start of the series, England had declared their main target would be Dhoni. England have been surprised at the ease with which they have been able to knock over the India captain. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Law of averages catching up

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Updated on Aug 03, 2011 01:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nottingham

India lose match & face

The Indian team's reputation as the world's best Test side lay in tatters after being outplayed in the second Test as well, crushed by 319 runs with a day to spare, thus giving England a 2-0 lead in the four-Test series. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Shame at Trent Bridge

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Updated on Aug 02, 2011 03:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nottingham

Winning hearts, losing plot

What is it about Trent Bridge that always attracts controversy during an India-England match? In 2007, the match played here was the most acrimonious between the two sides, and the script appears to be the same this time too. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Magnanimous captains

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Updated on Aug 01, 2011 08:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nottingham

After Bell, India floored on Matt

On the first day, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma and S Sreesanth's figures read 22-0-45-3, 22-4-66-3 and 19-1-77-3, respectively. On the third day, the trio returned figures of 29-5-93-2, 24-3-115-1 and 22-5-103-2, respectively. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

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Updated on Aug 01, 2011 12:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nottingham

The rise and sudden fall

A poor performance by the Indian lower-order undid some of Rahul Dravid's great work on another gripping day of cricket in the four-match series. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Broad hattrick & collapse | Dravid joins Sunny in record books

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Updated on Jul 31, 2011 01:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nottingham

India 24/1 in reply to England's 221 at stumps

India were 24 for one in their first innings in reply to England's 221 at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

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Updated on Jul 30, 2011 02:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Trent Bridge
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