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Australia v West Indies, DLF Cup, Final

Again, it was the best versus the brittle

Sep 24, 2006: Against an Australian attack that was a real handful on a helpful pitch, it would have taken a real Brian Lara epic for West Indies to have any chance of success

Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Kuala Lumpur

India v Australia, DLF Cup, 6th match

India's cobwebs of the mind

Sep 22, 2006: At 117 for 6, Australia were down for the count, but the two Brads, Hogg and Haddin, resurrected the innings, giving the bowlers something to defend.

Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Kuala Lumpur

India v Australia, DLF Cup, 6th match

Australia storm into the finals

Sep 22, 2006: Displaying more hunger, drive and common sense than India, the Australians eked out an 18-run win in the all-important last league match of the DLF Cup to make it to the final

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

India v Australia, DLF Cup, 6th match

Cracker of a contest on the cards

Sep 21, 2006: Four days after he went for the small matter of 87 from seven overs against West Indies, Stuart Clark has an immediate chance at redemption as Australia take on India for a place in the DLF Cup final

Preview by Dileep Premachandran in Kuala Lumpur

India v West Indies, DLF Cup, 5th match

Dravid hails bowlers' spirit

Sep 20, 2006: Brian Lara's West Indians outplayed India in the poor-batting stakes, and somehow contrived to fall short of a modest target of 163, giving India their first win against West Indies in six outings.

Dileep Premachandran in Kuala Lumpur

India v West Indies, DLF Cup, 5th match

Some solace, but serious flaws remain

Sep 20, 2006: The morale-boosting nature of this win shouldn't however mask the deeper problems that India face ahead of what is now a semi-final against Australia

Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Kuala Lumpur

India v West Indies, DLF Cup, 5th match

India sneak a low-scoring thriller

Sep 20, 2006: Brian Lara's West Indians outplayed India in the poor-batting stakes, and somehow contrived to fall short of a modest target of 163, giving India their first win against West Indies in six outings.

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

India v West Indies, DLF Cup, 5th match

India desperate for a turnaround

Sep 19, 2006: India head into Wednesday's game against West Indies seeking their first one-day win since May 18.

Preview by Dileep Premachandran in Kuala Lumpur

Australia v West Indies, DLF Cup, 4th match

Windies scamper home after Lara blitz

Sep 18, 2006: Two contrasting half-centuries put Michael Hussey's maiden one-day century in the shade as West Indies scampered to a nervy three-wicket win in the fourth match of the DLF Cup

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India v Australia, DLF Cup, 3rd match

'I think the Indians would have fancied their chances' - Ponting

Sep 16, 2006: Both Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid, speaking to the media after the match, agreed that had not the rain intervened the result could have gone either team's way

Dileep Premachandran in Kuala Lumpur

India v Australia, DLF Cup, 3rd match

Rain saves India's blushes

Sep 16, 2006: Australia were denied a certain victory in the third match of the DLF Cup, as the wet weather played havoc for the second match in a row at the Kinrara Oval

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

DLF Cup

Sachin lights up Kinrara Oval

Sep 14, 2006: No matter what the venue, an anticipatory buzz accompanies Sachin Tendulkar's every walk to the middle. And even though only a few hundred turned up at the Kinrara Oval on a gloomy afternoon, there was no mistaking the eagerness with which they settled in

Dileep Premachandran at Kuala Lumpur

India v West Indies, 2nd match, DLF Cup

Windies and rain win the day

Sep 14, 2006: West Indies scored their first win in the DLF Cup with a little help from Messrs Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis.

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

DLF Cup

Flattering to deceive

Sep 12, 2006: At the end of this topsy-turvy game, you didn't know whether to acclaim Australia for their resilience or bemoan a West Indian collapse that made a house of cards look sturdy.

Verdict by Dileep Premachandran at Kuala Lumpur

Australia v West Indies, 1st match, DLF Cup

Australia pull it off after early scare

Sep 12, 2006: A sensational opening partnership was followed by an even more sensational collapse as West Indies replayed one of the familiar tunes that has plagued them in recent times and surrendered the opening game of the DLF Cup

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

DLF Cup

Rusty reflexes and reputations to defend

Sep 11, 2006: Rustiness could well play a part. India and West Indies last played in early July while Australia last got their flannels dirty on their tour of Bangladesh in April

Preview by Dileep Premachandran
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