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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

The mayhem of an India-Pakistan game

Mar 29, 2011: On the day of every match, for countrymen on either side, along with the cricketers, history, culture, war, and geopolitics also walk out to the middle. It is a completely unfair notion but has stoked a six-decade rivalry

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

The joy of cricket

Mar 29, 2011: ESPNcricinfo's senior editor says the Pakistan team is a reminder that cricket has room for diverse kinds, that it's all about fun

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

Umar Gul focussed on India top order

Mar 28, 2011: Umar Gul has said that he will try and dislodge India's top order in Pakistan's World Cup semi-final in Mohali on Wednesday

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The grandmother of all headaches

Mar 27, 2011: News flash: The Indian and Pakistani cricketers are not having bun-fights over breakfast

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India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali

Misbah not worried by batting numbers

Mar 27, 2011: None of Pakistan's batsmen has a century yet in the World Cup, but Misbah-ul-Haq said scoring runs that are vital to victories is more important

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No. 39

Satellite television

Mar 27, 2011: The advent of satellite TV brought in its wake sky-high bids for cricket rights, a need to satisfy South Asian viewers, offshore games, and illegal bookmaking

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Motera, trapped in a time warp

Mar 24, 2011: If the World Cup is to be a roll call of some of India's leading venues across the country, then the ones lurking at the bottom of the pile should be Delhi (for administrative inefficiency) and Ahmedabad for a startling shabbiness

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India v Australia, 2nd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Ahmedabad

The redemption of Yuvraj and Raina

Mar 24, 2011: Before the World Cup, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina had one thing in common: they were both struggling for form. Now, they have another: a partnership that will go down as one of India's most memorable one-day stands

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India v Australia, 2nd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Ahmedabad

Time for India's batting to 'bring it'

Mar 23, 2011: Going by the numbers alone, India's batting line-up looks in great form; but three late-order collapses tell the story of a side who need their batsmen to fire as a unit if they are to progress to the semi-finals

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India v Australia, World Cup 2011, 2nd quarter-final, Ahmedabad

Dhoni expects high-skill battle

Mar 23, 2011: India captain MS Dhoni said the encounter against Australia would eventually be a contest between teams of extremely high skill

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India v Australia, World Cup 2011, 2nd quarter-final, Ahmedabad

Immense Zaheer continues his Australian opera

Mar 22, 2011: Zaheer Khan is now a very different bowler to the one who ran in eight years ago in a World Cup final and was overwhelmed by the occasion. His skills are controlled by containment in the mind of what precisely has to be done

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India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chennai

Hanging tough through the trough

Mar 20, 2011: Yuvraj Singh has had to be strong to get past a difficult 2010; to get past a stomach bug that hampered him during his hundred in Chennai; to carry a failing middle order. It's time for the rest of the team to hang tough too

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India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chennai

An early departure and an umpire caught napping

Mar 20, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the World Cup, Group B match between India and West Indies in Chennai

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India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chennai

India look to kick the habit

Mar 19, 2011: "Your daily habits will determine how far you go," says India's vision document for the World Cup. At the moment India need to stop their habit of making silly errors with large consequences

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India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chennai

Ashwin, Raina likely to play West Indies

Mar 19, 2011: MS Dhoni has said all the players in India's squad will get a game before the knockout stages, meaning R Ashwin and Suresh Raina will be in the XI on Sunday, against West Indies

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India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup, Chennai

The Chepauk pitch needs to hold up

Mar 18, 2011: The track at the MA Chidambaram Stadium has been subject to Chennai's torrid March heat, but it needs to produce a fair contest on Sunday if India are to find their mojo and West Indies bounce back

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World Cup 2011

Ashwin patiently waits in the wings

Mar 18, 2011: R Ashwin's presence, or absence, in the game against West Indies may well indicate how India will head into the World Cup's knockout phase.

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Is there madness in Dhoni's method?

Mar 16, 2011: The Indian captain's instincts and reasoning have worked in the past - even giving Nehra the final over - but there are times he needs to take a leaf from his batting and play it safe

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Jamtha: the fans' stadium

Mar 12, 2011: There's something about Jamtha

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India v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Nagpur

MS Dhoni hits out at batsmen

Mar 12, 2011: India lost their first World Cup match to South Africa by five wickets and Dhoni criticised his batsmen who had made it happen

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