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23rd December 2004 Getting out for a duck in your debut game is a disappointment. Getting run-out for a duck isn’t something a debutant visualises the night before his debut. If it was any consolation, his hero, Sachin Tendulkar, scored a duck on his debut. So did Saleem Malik.  ****** 5th April 2005 After scoring…

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2 December, 1995 – Last over of the third day of the third Test was bowled by Shane Warne. The batsman facing was Basit Ali. Shane Warne didn’t seem too happy with the way Basit Ali faced him. He didn’t like the fact that he offered his pads as the first line of defense. On…

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At 30/4 the first thought to cross the mind was the number of balls that would be taken by either Martin Guptill or Brendon McCullum, though he wasn’t slated to open, to overhaul the England score. Lord’s is a ground that has seen performances which can delight many. It’s a ground where the captain of…

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As the winning captain today, McCullum had a few things to say. What he said was This was more of a subcontinental wicket than a New Zealand, or Australian one, but it is good to still pull through with the win. I cut my hands a couple of times (diving in the field), but we…

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World Cup. I am always reminded of 2003 edition whenever the mention of a World Cup is made. It was, simply, the best World Cup I saw. It helped that, Australia, my favourite team, were undefeated in the tournament. It got off to a worst start possible with the suspension of Shane Warne. In what…

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108,86,365,205,320. 100,257,143,112,97. These are the first innings scores in England and Australia that Haddin came to the crease at. For the last two Ashes in England, the talk has centred around the fact that Australia generally failed to grab the big moments. The scores in the return series in Australia are much worse than what…

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