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HindustanTimes Mon,01 Sep 2014

India VS Pakistan 2012: News

New rules will make bowlers suffer, say rival skippers

The new ODI rules will make the lives of bowlers and captains extremely difficult. That's the shared view of both MS Dhoni and his Pakistan counterpart Misbah-ul-Haq that came out after they had played their first game under the changed set of rules. HT reports.

Bowled and not beautiful

The Indian cricket board should lay down one rule for all visiting teams - they shouldn't field a bowler who clocks in excess of 140kph and swings the ball appreciably. Subhash Rajta reports.

Kohli doubtful starter for 2nd ODI

Batsman Virat Kohli was on Sunday rendered a doubtful starter for the second ODI against Pakistan to be held in Kolkata on Thursday after he suffered a foot injury in the first match in Chennai.

Smiling through the pain barrier

How did Dhoni find the time and inclination to indulge in such a frivolous activity when the whole country was furiously debating whether his time was up as skipper? Subhash Rajta writes.

Sehwag like a terrorist when he gets going: Sadiq

Former Pakistan opener Sadiq Mohammad today likened the batting of Virender Sehwag to a "terrorist", saying it was tough to stop the dashing batsman when he gets going.

No dearth there as Pak keeps revving it up

While Pakistan are understandably jubilant with their fast bowling resources, they can't put a finger on the exact reason for this inexhaustible supply, Subhash Rajta reports.

Losers take it easy while winners toil on the field

India, who will have to beat Pak at Eden on Thursday to keep the series alive, that too on this ground where they haven't beaten the archrivals, decided to call off practice, Nilankur Das reports.

India's batting need to fire to tame Pakistan in 2nd ODI

Wrecked by Pakistani seamers intheir opening ODI match, India's under-fire cricketers will have to pull themselves up against the arch rivals when they clash in a must-win second cricket one-dayer in Kolkata tomorrow with the form of their top-order batsmen a concern.

2nd ODI: India in a must-win situation against Pakistan

India skipper Dhoni has to ponder over new strategies to deal with buoyant Pakistan in the must-win tie at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. For The Record | Topsy Turvy Format

Noon-sense prevails to circumvent dew factor

On Thursday, when Pakistan take on India at the Eden, the concept of day-night one-day matches in the country could change forever, Nilankur Das writes.

Batsmen fail India again as Pak thrash hosts to win ODI series

An insipid India slumped to yet another series defeat with as Pakistan spanked the hosts by 85 runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at the Eden Gardens today. Scorecard

Nasir goes from brink to brim

Was it that the Pakistan opening batsmen made the difference in this series? India skipper MS Dhoni believes so. Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq believes that as well as the brilliant starts by his fast bowlers.

Can't get worse than this

While the loss in itself should be agonising as it gave Pakistan a series win, the larger picture brought forth by the back-to-back defeats should set alarm bells ringing for Indian cricket, assuming weren't already. Subhash Rajta reports. Time for a purge? | Wading into troubled waters

Indian team has lost focus: Kapil Dev

Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and some other players have lost their focus after winning the 2011 World Cup and the players are putting their self-interest ahead of the team.

India look to restore some pride against Pakistan

Battered and bruised by yetanother series defeat, India's struggling cricketers will seek to restore some pride when they go into the third and final one-dayer against arch-rivals Pakistan in New Delhi tomorrow with the future of some of the under-performing stars at stake.
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