HindustanTimes Sat,05 Sep 2015

Five things we learned from India v England

Sachin’s lesson on how to pace an innings: Not that we needed this particular innings for that particular tutorial, but Tendulkar – in his sixth World Cup – showed us again why he is the most durable batsman of all time. Soumya Bhattacharya writes.

Five things we learned from the first fortnight of cricket World Cup

As the World Cup is about to complete its first 15 days, here are the five things we have learned from it so far. Soumya Bhattacharya writes. See special


Five things we learned from Sunday’s games at World Cup

As the World Cup gets more and more interesting, India will have to adapt and innovate, writes Soumya Bhattacharya.


Five questions after watching India vs SA

The implosion of the batting and some baffling moves concealed a few promising signs for India, writes Soumya Bhattacharya.


Five things we noted on watching India vs West Indies

With the quarter finals approaching, there is no margin for error any longer. Soumya Bhattacharya on what India did right against the West Indies, and where it can get better.

Five things we observed in the India v Australia game

Zaheer Khan was magnificent. Yuvraj has turned this tournament into his own. And with Ashwin clicking, and the fielding not as insipid as it has, the quarterfinal was India’s most rounded and spirited performance so far, Soumya Bhattacharya writes.

Onwards to Mumbai

India were lucky. India were plucky. They held their nerve as Pakistan, unable to conquer their inner demons, spectacularly imploded in a dramatic semi-final, writes Soumya Bhattacharya.

Five things we learned from the World Cup final

Despite Mahela Jayawardena's final-overs onslaught, despite the early losses of Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, not once did the sense of purpose flag, writes Soumya Bhattacharya.

What we learnt from today's match

All is as it should be, we have walloped Bangladesh (although, to remember 2007 - and other Favourites vs Minnows in non-cricket-World-Cup openers - we shouldn't sound so smug). But what are - as the marketing bozos say - our takeaways from this one? Soumya Bhattacharya writes.


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