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South Africa Take Calm Approach To Semi-Final

South Africa qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 following a dramatic tie against West Indies in Cardiff and they are now ‘minding their own business’ as they prepare for their semi-final. 310 more words


Match against Pakistan is as important as any other: Dhoni

The players are enjoying their game and the results are showing, says the Indian captain

How are we looking at this match? Is it just another match against Pakistan, or is it an important match? 2,389 more words


Natural Born Slugger

It’s unlikely that Shahid Afridi has ever listened to Fort Minor’s hip-hop hit, Remember the Name. But if someone was to translate it for him, there’s every chance that the lyrics would resonate with a proud Pathan who has lived most of his life in Karachi. 1,572 more words


Pakistan punished temperamental Lankans to be T20 champions

(Courtesy – Khalid Ansari – London)

How absolutely fitting that Younis Khan’s yateem warriors wandering gypsies shunned by the cricketing world following the Mumbai carnage and the Lahore terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus and Kumar Sangakkara’s traumatised campaigners should have met in the final of the Twenty20. 1,103 more words


Beyond the realm of victory

My Cricinfo column on the final…

This is no Cinderella story. This is about the ugly sister who woke up to find that she had a glass slipper on her feet. 119 more words


The second Khan and a second coming

It’s hard to think of a sporting event with more of a fairytale ending. Perhaps South Africa’s rugby World Cup final victory in 1995, with Nelson Mandela wearing Francois Pienaar’s shirt in the stands, would come close. 1,324 more words


The class acts against the mavericks

If you didn’t think Twenty20 was an Asian sport, you know the truth now. In South Africa two years ago, India and Pakistan contested a dazzling final. 1,058 more words