New Zealand's Grant Elliot (left) reacts after hitting a shot for six runs alongside teammate Daniel Vettori to win their World Cup semi-final match against South Africa in Auckland. Photograph: Nigel Marple/Reuters Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar praised New Zealand for playing "outstanding" cricket throughout the World Cup, saying the Kiwis thoroughly deserved to be in the final after edging past South Africa in a battle of nerves at Auckland. - Photos from the match ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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South Africa's Jean-Paul Duminy (centre) celebrates after dismissing Sri Lanka's Tharindu Kaushal for a duck during the World Cup quarter-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Steve Christo/Reuters South Africa made quite a statement in their quarter-final rout of Sri Lanka on Wednesday but AB de Villiers warned their rivals that reaching the last four of the World Cup was by no means the extent of their ambitions. In the shortest knock-out match at ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Indian players celebrate the fall of a South African wicket in their World Cup match in Melbourne. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Impressed with India's dominating performance in the World Cup so far but not completely satisfied with it, Sachin Tendulkar has said that theteam can raise its game a few notches higher. India are comfortably perched atop Pool B after two straight wins against Pakistan and South Africa respectively and Tendulkar, who had predicted at ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago PHOTOS: India thrash South Africa by 130 runs for second win Rediff.com, 1 month ago 'India have got a lot of match winners and are at par with Australia' Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago 'It has been good but we need to do a lot of small things right' Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Mohammed Shami and Virat Kohli of India are congratulated after dismissing Quinton de Kock of South Africa during the World Cup match in Melbourne. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images India's pace spearhead Mohammed Shami received the biggest compliment in his two-year international career as one of the greatest fast bowlers ofall time Sir Richard Hadlee termed the young seamer's efforts in the ICC Cricket World Cup "particularly impressive". New Zealand's greatest ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago 'It's not long before Shami is regarded as a world-class bowler' Rediff.com, 1 month ago
South Africa captain AB de Villiers's batting blitzkriegs in the last two months have been so good that even his own team mates are in awe of them, fast bowler Dale Steyn said on Friday. De Villiers has scored 241 runs in four innings at the tournament, including a stunning 162 not out against the West Indies from 66 balls. He has a strike rate of almost 162 and has the most sixes (11) and fours (22) in South Africa's vaunted lineup. Prior to the tournament, he belted a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'On Sunday against South Africa at the MCG, Shikhar Dhawan took the spotlight and eventually, the Man of the Match award, with a century but it was Ajinkya Rahane’s innings that held the key to India topping the 300 mark.' Prem Panicker's match report card, for Rediff.com. Ajinkya Rahane swings and misses a delivery from South Africa's Wayne Parnell, during their Cricket World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground February 22, 2015. Photograph: Brandon Malone/Reuters. We in India are ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India has slipped six places to rank 89th on a global Networked Readiness Index, showing a "widespread" weakness in its potential to leverage information and communications technologies for social and economic gains. While Singapore has replaced Finland on the top of the 143-nation list, prepared by World Economic Forum (WEF), it has called for improvement in India's business and innovation environment, infrastructure and skills availability. However, India has been ranked on the top globally ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
The Chennai Super Kings team. The most consistent team across all seasons of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings would look to put behind the off-field distractions and do what they are best at when they take on previous edition's bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in their opening match of the Twenty20 league. The Super Kings were hounded by the spot-fixing scandal, in which their Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted by a Supreme Court-monitored probe committee ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
India fast bowler Ishant Sharma. Photograph: Getty Images Raring to go in the IPL, a fit-again Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Ishant Sharma feels T20 is easier for fast bowlers than ODIs with the problematic four-fielder rule not being there in cricket's shortest format. The lanky pacer, who missed the World Cup in Australia due to a knee problem, is eager to prove his worth in the eighth season of the cash-rich league and believes the shorter-format will ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The proposed Mumbai office is awaiting approval from the Indian government. The US' prestigious Harvard University is set to open its international offices in India, China and South Africa to facilitate research and academic work for its affiliates in those regions. Harvard is awaiting approval from the Indian government for its School of Public Health to open an office in Mumbai, a report in the college newspaper The Harvard Crimson said. Apart from Mumbai, Harvard has ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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