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Of great series and sucky DVDs

Jul 19, 2013: The India-Australia series in 2001 gave us much joy. Too bad those who put it on disc for posterity weren't up to the task

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The Karthik-Dhoni dynamic

Jun 20, 2013: Every time Dinesh Karthik looked set to cement his spot in the India side, MS Dhoni seemed to emerge as an obstacle. Until now

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When Tendulkar broke free in the Headingley gloom

Jun 4, 2013: When Tendulkar escaped the precise and launched into the sublime

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There'll always be takers for easy money

May 22, 2013: Conflicts of interest, franchises' dubious holdings, disparity in earnings, easy access to players combine to form a potent mix for underhand dealings

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Wish I was at the G

May 15, 2013: Being in the stadium adds a whole other dimension to cricket, and nowhere is this better realised than at the likes of the MCG and Galle

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What makes the IPL successful?

May 5, 2013: Is it the marriage between cricket and entertainment? The T20 format? Or just its power to grab a prime chunk of the game's calendar?

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Life is tough but cricket is harder

Apr 10, 2013: Cricket is the most ambiguous of all sports, often messier, more confusing, more contingent and more compelling than life. It may be billed as escapism but, for some, the trauma of a sporting memory is lasting

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Australia in India 2000-01

Tendulkar's revenge

Apr 2, 2013: Sachin Tendulkar's 126 in the 2001 Chennai Test against Australia was achieved by reining in his instincts when facing Glen McGrath and helped win India the series - but he remembered the bowler's goading when the ODIs began

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Australia in India 2000-01

When McGrath mastered the Master

Mar 26, 2013: After two consecutive whitewashes, it's worth reflecting on some of the great passages of play between India and Australia - my favourite of which was the four-ball spell by Glenn McGrath to Sachin Tendulkar at Eden Gardens a dozen years ago

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Australia in India 2012-13

Ashes talk undermines Australia effort

Mar 21, 2013: A rivalry that used to be hotly contested and for a decade produced some of the finest cricket in the world seems to have been sidelined by the Australians because of an obsession with their Ashes preparation

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Australia

Was Steve Waugh really a crisis man?

Mar 11, 2013: Steve Waugh's reputation as a crisis man is like the real estate market in Mumbai: everyone around me, except me, believes it's credible. It's the one awkward point of discussion in almost all my cricket conversations

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Television

Cricket between the ads

Mar 5, 2013: Watching cricket on TV in India is getting depressing because of the inexcusable and illegitimate plethora of intrusive advertisements in the cricket telecasts, with part-screen ads making it seem that there is a greater premium for infuriating the fans m

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Australia in India 2000-01

Mumbai '01 - An underrated classic

Feb 27, 2013: India may have been mauled, but Tendulkar and Dravid came together to script one of the most absorbing sessions of Test cricket

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