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SL vs Pak: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to reach World Twenty20 final

New Delhi, October 4: Discipline Sri Lankan bowlers powered the hosts to the final of the 2012 World Twenty20 as they beat 2009 champions Pakistan by 16 runs in a low-scoring thriller at Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Thursday.

Sri Lanka will meet the winner...

ICC T20 World Cup, 1st Semifinal: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

Colombo, October 4: It will be a battle of attrition between the two sides who had met in the final of the 2009 edition of the tournament in England where Pakistan emerged victorious. The scene is entirely different this time around as Mohammed Hafeez and his boys will be facing a formidable Sri...

It's Gayle versus Watson as Windies take on Aussies

Colombo, October 4: A determined Australian outfit will be aiming to eliminate the 'Chris Gayle factor' when they meet a rejuvenated West Indies in the semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 here tomorrow.

For Australia, it will be a chance to...

Satisfied with team's show: MS Dhoni

Colombo, October 4: It has become a familiar tune since India won the World Cup at home last year. After that stupendous victory, captain MS Dhoni has been left defending his team, which has failed to live up to the expectations.

Following two dismal tours...

Is MS Dhoni the right man to lead Team India?

As a nation, we tend to censure our cricketing heroes as earnestly as we celebrate them. A talented player often goes from icon to villain and back on a weekly basis, depending on the opponent and venue. When it comes to cricket, public sentiment is as fickle as Twenty20.

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India's exit opens old wounds

Role of a few seniors comes under scanner after the painful stumble in Colombo. Never in the last three years have India made an exit from World T20 with such a heavy heart.

Disappointing as the last two editions were having...

Time to think about the future of some senior players in T20s

After failing to make it to the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20 for the third time in a row, some serious introspection is required by the BCCI as far as identifying right players for the shortest format of the game is concerned.

With the team failing...

Australia match impacted our chances badly: Dhoni

Colombo, October 3: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the heavy defeat against Australia in their first Super Eights game had a telling impact in his team's ouster from the ICC World T20 even though he termed the side's performance as "satisfactory".

"It was a satisfactory performance. If we talk about the tournament, the...

Challenger Trophy: Vijay powers India B to title

M Vijay scored an impressive 155 and Cheteshwar Pujara came up with yet another sterling knock as India B posted a massive 356 for three against India A in the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy final at Khanderi Stadium here on Tuesday.

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Ind vs SA: India knocked out of World Twenty20 despite win against South Africa

Colombo, October 2: India's quest to regain the World Twenty20 title came to a heartbreaking end after they were knocked out of the tournament despite a thrilling one-run victory over South Africa in the final Super Eight contest on Tuesday.

Put into bat, India scored...