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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Cricket

South African pacemen destroy Pakistani innings

Pakistan were restricted to their lowest Twenty20 total in matches with South Africa on Wednesday when they mustered just 98-9 in the first game of the series in Dubai.

Tendulkar hoardings shadow over Virat Kohli's images at Wankhede

MCA has 51 different pictures of Sachin Tendulkar with his Test centuries and names of oppositions inscribed on rectangular billboards, albeit indecipherable, which are put on the perimeter of the Wankhede Stadium roof.

Sehwag, Zaheer, Bhajji out of BCCI's contracted players' list

The senior trio of opener Virender Sehwag, pacer Zaheer Khan and spinner Harbhajan Singh were today dropped from the BCCI's list of contracted players for the year 2013-14.

Ojha dedicates five-wicket haul to Tendulkar

India spinner Pragyan Ojha on Thursday dedicated his five-wicket haul on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies to Sachin Tendulkar, who is playing his 200th and final Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Ashwin a man in hurry, more spin left in the tale

R Ashwin is the fastest one to take 100 wickets since 1931, and the fastest Indian ever to achieve the feat, in 18 Tests. The man whose Indian record he eclipsed was an off-spinner too — Erapalli Prasanna who needed 20 Tests.

Finch hits a breezy unbeaten half-century againt England

Opener Aaron Finch reprised his swashbuckling one-day form to crash a breezy unbeaten half-century in a lively start to the Cricket Australia Invitational XI's second innings against England today.

'Live coaching from Sachin is Cheteshwar's biggest gain'

Arvind Pujara is a satisfied man that his son Cheteshwar's prolific form in Test cricket continued with yet another century but even more proud that he was involved in a big partnership with Sachin Tendulkar in the maestro's final match.

Probe commission interrogates Sreesanth

A three-member probe commission headed by retired justice Mukul Mudgal, interrogated tainted cricketer S Sreesanth and IPL CEO Sundar Raman among others in Mumbai on Saturday over the spot-fixing fiasco.

Zak’s reminder to selectors

A gruelling six-month fitness stint in France and a stint in South Africa hasn’t only left Zaheer Khan looking lean and mean. The Mumbai pacer also seems to be getting back some of his bowling swagger and picked up a five-for against Delhi in their Ranji Trophy Group A match.

'Never seen such adulation in my life'

When India completed victory at Wankhede, Sachin Tendulkar picked up a stump, hugged his team mates and shook hands with the umpires and the West Indies players lined up at the boundary.

With Sachin's departure, it's end of a habit

These chants  of his name will never be heard at cricket stadiums again. They have been part of the Indian fans' experience ever since Sachin Tendulkar's booming strokes started reverberating around the boundary in the cricketing world.

Can't imagine Sachin without cricket: Anjali

Behind every successful man there is a woman. Anjali Tendulkar has been that pillar behind her famous husband's illustrious career. On Saturday, an emotional Anjali said it would be difficult to imagine him not playing any more.

Family retires superstitions

While Sachin Tendulkar was savouring his final few moments in a Test, his family members were overwhelmed with emotion. As the last wicket fell, wife Anjali and daughter Sara rushed down and were joined by son Arjun, to be with Tendulkar.

A slice of history for Deonarine

John Agard. Rohan Kanhai. Clive Lloyd. Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Leona Lewis. Guyana's population is less than a million but those five names are universally acclaimed. Now, there's Narsingh Deonarine.

Chand, Gambhir shine for Delhi in draw against Mumbai

As Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir walked back to the pavilion — retired in the 40th over with Delhi at 146 without loss — the handful of spectators at the Bandra-Kurla Complex on Sunday burst into a loud cheer.
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