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BCCI clarifies ticket row with Pakistan Cricket Board

The Indian cricket board on Friday clarified that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was offered 3,000 tickets for the brief limited overs series but they wanted fewer.

Pakistan play it cool

Enjoy the game and forget the pressure. That seems to be the watchword of the Pakistan team. "We are here to enjoy ourselves and our cricket," says Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez. Subhash Rajta reports.

Yuvi returns to ODI fold, Bengal's Shami makes first cut

On a day when Sachin Tendulkar caught the nation by surprise by announcing his retirement from one-day cricket, the selectors rung in changes for the three ODIs against Pakistan, starting December 30. HT reports.

Players adjusting to tight security

Here's a caution for all of those wanting to experience the thrill of the India-Pakistan contest in the stadium. Be prepared to go through an intense security checks before you can enter the stadium.

Ishant and Kamran explode in the middle

Sparks are bound to fly when India and Pakistan play. They flew on Tuesday, too, with Ishant Sharma and Kamran Akmal getting into a heated argument out in the middle. Subhash Rajta reports.

'Keepers should not be captains'

If you needed any further endorsement that MS Dhoni is overburdened and needs to be relieved of some of his responsibilities, here it is. And it comes from none other than Wasim Bari, the greatest wicket-keeper to come from Pak. Subhash Rajta reports.

India, Pakistan teams arrive in Ahmedabad for second T20

The cricket teams of India and Pakistan arrived in Ahmedabad for the second and final Twenty20 international, to be played on Friday.

Ishant, Kamran made to pay for verbal face-off

The ICC on Wednesday penalised Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Pakistan batsman Kamran Akmal for an altercation during the opening Twenty20 International between the arch-rivals in Bangalore.

Domestic workhorse Bhuvneshwar makes it count on debut

The importance of first impression and sense of occasion can't be overstated. In his debut game on Tuesday, Bhuvneshwar Kumar demonstrated he was keenly aware of both. Subhash Rajta reports. Instant impact

Kamran Akmal and Ishant Sharma sort out differences: report

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and pacer Ishant Sharma, who were fined after a verbal duel in the first T20 international at Bangalore, have buried the hatchet and are now the best of friends, according to a leading Pakistani newspaper.

Last-over blues haunt India

India bowlers have struggled to keep rival batsmen guessing in crunch situations in the end, resulting in two successive defeats. Subhash Rajta reports.

Under-pressure Indians will be more aggressive

A cold wave is blowing across the sub-continent, but Dhoni and company are surely feeling the heat. After their loss in the first T20 of the series, it is clear that India will not win this series also. Inzamam Ul-Haq reports.

Clarke crowns dazzling year with another ton, Oz on top

Captain Michael Clarke trumped Ricky Ponting as Australia's highest run scorer in a calendar year with another century as his team clamped an iron grip on the second Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Pacer Praveen fit and raring to go

Medium pacer Praveen Kumar is on the path to recovery and will stake claim to an India berth in the home series against Australia in February-March next year. Sharad Deep reports.

Dhoni needs to play Ashwin

The loss of two back-to-back games would be a worry for India and they will have to pick themselves up in Ahmedabad against Pakistan. Sourav Ganguly writes.
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