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IPL 2012 : News

What Mohali taught us about IPL-5

The IPL, no matter how entertaining and democratic it may be, reaching out as it does to people beyond cricket boffins, will forever be more visible as a tournament played by famous players who have peaked a while ago and are delaying their future as cricket commentators and less Red Bulled companion-pundits to Navjot Sidhu. Indrajit Hazra writes. 

Missed chances not an excuse for loss

Opportunities did come our way, some of them at crucial times, but we failed to latch on to them. Sourav Ganguly writes.

Jesse rides out a run-storm

Ryder hardly played a false stroke in an innings which should go a long way in restoring his own confidence and that of the world cricket community in him, with an unbeaten 73 off 56 balls. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

'Worse offenders going unpunished'

The IPL's warning to Caribbean all-rounder Marlon Samuels for a suspect bowling action has left his Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly seething. He saw nothing wrong with his action and instead said there were others with worse actions in the league who were not being penalised.

Runs, wickets, catch... Dada at vintage best

Although Saturday's exciting encounter between the Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils was a lot about Jesse Ryder, it was old warhorse Sourav Ganguly who shone as an embodiment of that faith, both in the players he has backed and himself. Scorecard | The doosra | Points table

Pune White-washed, Chargers win at last

Deccan Chargers leave out Dale Steyn but manage to beat Warriors for their first win of the season. Amol Karhadkar reports. Scorecard | Points table | Main men | Cracking shots

Back to where he belongs: Yuvraj takes the field

If it was surprising to see Yuvraj motivate the players instead of skipper Sourav Ganguly, one just needed to recall that at the start of IPL V, Ganguly had said that he wouldn't have been leading the side but for Yuvraj's ill-health. Amol Karhadkar reports.

Introspection has helped us chart the way forward

At times, introspection helps to decide what you did right and what you need to do from here on. The message for Pune is simple - we need to go out and win more and more games. Sourav Ganguly writes.

Need to brace up for MI challenge

It was disappointing to lose at Cuttack, especially when we were in control till the 15th over of the Deccan Chargers’ innings. The last five overs took the game away from us and this is not the first time it has happened in the tournament. Sourav Ganguly writes.

‘Sourav has conquered mountains, this is nothing’

It is often said that had it not been for his family’s support, Sourav Ganguly wouldn’t have been what he is. Right from building an indoor gymnasium to laying a concrete pitch inside the house, ‘Maharaj’ had everything at his disposal from a young age.

Prince returns as a Warrior

The D-Days in Sourav Ganguly’s life haven’t been few or far between. And to his credit, he has aced most of them. But Saturday will be like no other day, at an arena where Ganguly can walk blindfolded. Somshuvra Laha reports. Faceoff The famous fallout | Gambhir says

It’s Kolkata vs Sourav Ganguly today

The prince of Kolkata returns home today, as a Pune Warrior. For the first time, Sourav Ganguly will be using the visiting team's dressing room at Eden Gardens — the ground which he has called home for more than two decades. Dhiman Sarkar reports. Faceoff The famous fallout | Gambhir says

Pune Warriors fined for slow over rate

Pune Warriors were on Saturday penalised for a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.

Heavenly confusion in Eden

The House of Eden was divided. That was expected. But what wasn't was the confusing roar that kept breaking out like a sonic boom from the 65,000-plus capacity crowd.  Indrajit Hazra writes.

Pune lose match, but Dada wins Eden

It was an evening that tested loyalties. The general view was ‘why take sides when you can support both Dada and KKR’? Turquoise blue of the Pune Warriors was thus in harmony with the home team’s purple and gold. Somshuvra Laha reports.
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