HindustanTimes Fri,31 Jul 2015

India vs Australia 2011: News

Too fast and furious: Story of the WACA

A car-freak, even Sachin Tendulkar couldn't ride this 'Ferrari'. VVS Laxman couldn't open the doors. Virat Kohli did change gears of this beast but couldn't go the distance. Only David Warner was able to floor the pedal and may now want to take it along.  Dinesh Chopra reports.

Comedy of errors: Whose line is it anyway?

For Australian journalists, the tour has given them a chance to 'appreciate' the embroidery on the pocket of India's media manager, GS Walia's, blazer, while it has been said that his only purpose, it seems, is to 'fill a suit and breathe oxygen'. Rohit Bhaskar writes.

The Hangover: Part 1, 2, 3…

Hitting a Test hundred sober is hard enough, Doug Walters hit 15 after whole nights spent in the hotel bar. That’s the coolest cricketer of his, or any, era. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

Hundreds hit in Australia with bat made in India

If Michael Clarke's double hundred in Adelaide didn't hurt the demoralised Indian team enough, the fact that the Australia skipper got his bat custom made from India for that spanking would have surely left them gutted.

Lara superior to Sachin, says Ian Chappell

West Indies' Brian Lara's knowledge of how to amass big scores at rapid rate without putting his wicket at risk makes him a "superior" batsman of his era than Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, writes former Australian captain Ian Chappell.

Nothing but love of the game for Lanka boys

After the International Cricket Council withheld payment to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) - one of the worst managed cricketing bodies in the world - for co-hosting the 2011 World Cup, following allegations of misappropriating funds, the players were affected the most. Amol Karhadkar reports.

Dansie recalls Don of an old era

He is four months shy of turning 84, but his memory is as sharp as the cut shots he used to play. No wonder Neil Dansie, a former South Australia batsman and selector, vividly remembers January 14, 1949. Amol Karhadkar reports.

The Aussie sporting spirit

If you ask an auto rickshaw driver at the Delhi airport to take you to ‘Kotla’ or tell a cabbie in Kandivali to drop you at the ‘Wankhede’, the common response would be, “Kahaan bole?” (where did you say?).

'The way they bowled is frustrating'

There are many similarities between India's outgoing bowling coach Eric Simons and his predecessor Venkatesh Prasad. Amol Karhadkar reports. Bowling woes

Ample scope for India to learn from Australia's Centre of Excellence

While the NCA, which was supposed to be a "finishing school" at the time of inception a little over a decade ago, has become a "rehabilitation centre" for injured cricketers, the Centre of Excellence continues to be an academy dedicated to the cause of nurturing talent. Amol Karhadkar writes.

Out or not out? Third umpire causes confusion in Brisbane ODI

It was a comedy of errors which Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not find funny at all.

ODI career over, to bat on in Tests: Ricky Ponting

Australia's two-time World Cup winning cricket captain Ricky Ponting today conceded that his one-day career is over but stopped short of announcing a formal retirement from the format. Ponting ODI achievements | Punter dropped, will BCCI take the cue?

Sacking Ponting was tough: Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke has said he was partly responsible for the sacking of former skipper Ricky Ponting from the one-day squad.

Team status: It’s too complicated!

India are apparently not serious about dousing the simmering feud between skipper MS Dhoni and the trio of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar. Amol Karhadkar reports. What India need to do

Clarke wins Australia's top cricketer award

Captain Michael Clarke claimed his third Allan Border Medal as Australia's cricketer of the year after also winning Test player honours and just missing out on the one-day international award today.
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