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Watson leads Australia to Champions Trophy title
Australian batsman Shane Watson celebrates after scoring a six and winning the match against New Zealand during the ICC Champions Trophy's final match between Australia and New Zealand at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

What a feeling!

Shahid Afridi lifts Pakistan to World T20 triumph

World Twenty20 cricket final
Shahid Afridi struck an exuberant unbeaten 54 to take Pakistan to an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the Twenty20 World Cup final at Lord's. The win will also have helped erase the nightmares of the last final where they lost a tight game to India, reports Arjun SenFull coverage| Listen to podcastaudio

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World Twenty20 title a gift to Pakistan: Younis Khan

Younis Khan
Pakistan captain Younis Khan said their World Twenty20 title was a 'gift' to their strife-torn nation. The talented Pakistani team, which entered the tournament as underdogs, made a mockery of the favourites tag as they beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the final at the Lord's. Full coverage| Listen to podcastaudio

All padded up
International Chilli Chicken Cup

Indrajit Hazra
The only advantage that 50-overs each has is that it gives me that precious time to order, eat and put that bloody plate of chilli chicken away between the 21st and 42nd overs, writes Indrajit Hazra.

In the rainbow nation, this ad is not quite black & white

South African fans
A billboard asking people to buy a detergent that ‘gives people the whiteness to shine’ is insensitive to say the least, writes Anand Vasu.

‘It was one bad match that led to our exit’

It is sheer bad luck for India that Yuvraj Singh, one of the cleanest hitters in international cricket, had to miss two successive editions of the Champions Trophy - in 2006 and 2009 - due to injuries. Hindustan Times caught up with the fiery batsman after he inaugurated a clinic and discussed matters ranging from his injury to the forthcoming India-Australia ODI series, reports Anupma Tripathi.

Imperative to build on ODI success: Ponting

This is the second biggest tournament you can play as a group and country. We've managed to keep ourselves in pretty good shape physically and technically, says Ricky Ponting.

Better respect the reputation of the city!

Even half a century later, if you’re a first-time visitor to Johannesburg, the nerves jangle in much the same way. This city has a reputation, and you’d better respect it. Anand Vasu reports.

Controversial 6UP mobile game back in Champions Trophy

6UP mobile game
The 6UP runs-per-over sms game, which created a furore during the Indian Premier League-II earlier this year, was today re-launched at the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.

Wrong’uns and silly point

Champions Trophy, CT
HT takes a look at those not-too-pleasing moments that plagued the last five editions of the Champions Trophy. The event | Men who ruled the mini world

India v Pakistan classic matches factfile

Eight classic matches between India and Pakistan ahead of their Champions Trophy clash on Saturday: At the 1992 World Cup, Javed Miandad was a photographers' delight when he jumped up and down in imitation of Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More's constant appealing.