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Asia Cup 2012 : News

Best innings I have ever seen: Misbah

"This is the best innings I have ever seen," is how Pakistan skipper Misbah ul Haq described young Indian batsman Virat Kohli's majestic knock of 183, which helped India chase a mammoth 330-run target in Asia Cup, in Mirpur today.

Rohit can be a good finisher: Dhoni

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today praised his batsmen for a stellar performance but reserved special praise for the talented Rohit Sharma, who he thinks can become a good finisher.

'Double ton crossed my mind once'

After catching up with Sourav Ganguly and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on India's top run-getters' list, Virat Kohli at one point looked set to join the elite group of double centurions in one-day cricket, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Nilankur Das writes.

I have learnt to value my wicket: Kohli

In the form of his life but young Indian batsman Virat Kohli said he felt under pressure in the crunch Asia Cup game against arch-rivals Pakistan but having learnt to value his wicket he managed to deliver a match-winning 183-run knock.

Sri Lanka-Bangladesh match to determine India's fate

Millions of Indian cricket fans will be praying for a Sri Lankan victory when the islanders take on hosts Bangladesh in Mirpur tomorrow in their last league match, the result of which will determine India's fate in the Asia Cup cricket tournament.

After England, India question Ajmal's action

Like England, India too have raised questions about the off-spinner's action, but not officially, with the International Cricket Council. Nilankur Das reports.

ICC backs Ajmal's bowling action

The International Cricket Council on Monday backed Saeed Ajmal's controversial bowling action following reports that India had complained about the Pakistan off-spinner.

Way ahead of the pack

After an average start to his career, Virat Kohli has rapidly emerged as India's big hope. Nilankur Das reports. The mega tons | So far, so good

Kohli should succeed Dravid at 3: Ganguly

The evening was about him - the warrior prince - but Sourav Ganguly ensured that Indian cricket's newest galactico would get more than a mention. HT reports.

India eye final berth through a Lanka win

As things stand here, following their loss to Bangladesh, India are now hoping for a Sri Lanka victory in the last league match of the Asia Cup to squeeze into Thursday's final against Pakistan. HT reports.

Kohli is right person to take no 3 spot: Sourav Ganguly

India's new batting sensation Virat Kohli, who has hit three hundreds in his four innings, is the ideal batsman to fill in the number three slot left by Rahul Dravid, former skipper Sourav Ganguly has said.

Bangladesh win, send India home

Bangladesh showed enough resolve to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets with 18 balls to spare to sail into the final of the Asia Cup. Nilankur Das reports. Scorecard

Doosra from irate Ajmal: 'Tendulkar toh sir hai'

Stung by India's complaint about his action, the off-spinner takes a jibe at India cricketers. Nilankur Das reports. Usual suspects | All about Ajmal's action

Bangla Tigers aim for a final roar against Pakistan

History beckons Bangladesh as they aim to rise above the minnows tag and notch up their biggest title since arriving on the international scene when they take on an unpredictable Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup tomorrow.

Pakistan wary of giant-killing Bangladesh

After India and Pakistan won their opening matches and Pakistan beat Sri Lanka, a win over Bangladesh would have sent the archrivals into the final, but India's dramatic loss to the hosts changed all that. Nilankur Das reports.

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