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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

India vs WestIndies 2011: News

Off to extend their sway

With many regulars unavailable due to fitness or personal reasons, Suresh Raina leaves for the West Indies as the man in charge of a depleted India team in the wee hours of Wednesday. Amol Karhadkar reports. Permutation & combination

All for Indian evening show

When Troy decided to buy a clutch of tickets for the Trini Posse stand for Saturday’s India-WI T20 game, he was hoping to make a solid profit by scalping them at the sell-out game.

WI can do it with Roach power

India won the second One-day game as well, the last to be played in Port-of-Spain, and that meant the West Indies have a massive job to do to keep the five-match series alive. Chris Gayle writes.

Making them dance to a different tune

As a player, he appeared mean on the field. He made the ball sing as it whizzed past the ears of batsmen who ducked and weaved in trepidation. N Ananthanarayanan reports.

Gayle, the energetic fan, whips up a storm

The defining moment in the final one-day game at the Sabina Park on Thursday perhaps came as the ball raced for the winning boundary. The normally reticent Marlon Samuels leapt in the air, punched his fist, and then stunned everyone by sprinting across to a man in lime-green dress who had been cheering West Indies all afternoon.

For me, Sachin is number one Indian batsman: Walsh

There seems no end to the list of Sachin Tendulkar admirers and the latest to laud the Indian batting icon is West Indian fast bowling great Courtney Walsh.

Better late than never, ‘rebel’ Rowe apologises

He was one of the most gifted Caribbean batsmen. His double century and hundred in either innings on Test debut is still unmatched. N Ananthanarayanan reports.

Of Dravid, Sammy and dropped catches

Darren Sammy spent a sleepless night after dropping a catch which ultimately cost West Indies the first Test against India and the miss could haunt him for quite a while if the visitors go on to win the series.

Back & across takes Mukund forward

Opener Abhinav Mukund has made a good impression in his debut Test series in West Indies that has underlined the fact that arriving as an unknown quantity in international cricket is not always a bad thing. N Ananthanarayanan reports.

The new world order

Asked what made him choose the 1936 tour of England, where he did not get to play a Test, the genial MJ Gopalan smiled, displaying no regrets even in the evening of his life. N Ananthanarayanan reports. India against England | India’s first Test squad | Unforgettables | They came and changed the game
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