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  Michael Bevan  


Curtains Down On A Great Show
Tremendous Boost For Cricket In India
By S Zeyaur Rahman 

The much hyped Aussie tour of India is finally over. This series will be remembered for long by cricket buffs all over the world. The thrill, suspense, drama and climax associated with the wonderful performances, individual as well as collective, is surely a thing of the past. But the past will not be so easy to bury. It will continue to linger in the present for quite some time. 
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Ganguly satisfied with overall performance

Margoa, April 7: A highly satisfied Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Friday lauded his team for their overall showing against Australians despite the loss in the one-day series. "Overall it was a great team effort, Ganguly said, summing up India's 2-1 victory in the test series and the 2-3 loss in the one-dayers. ...more

Michael Bevan
87 in 113 balls


Australia beat India by 4 wickets

Margao, April 6: Michael Bevan cracked an unbeaten 87 to steer Australia to a four-wicket series-clinching win over India in the deciding fifth one-day international on Friday. Bevan hammered five fours and a six in his perfectly paced 113-ball knock, hitting the winning runs, cutting paceman Zaheer Khan through cover for four. ....more [Scorecard]

Interesting Facts
India became the third team in the world to have scored a victory after a follow on


Laxman's maiden-century takes India to 265/6 

Margao, April 6: V.V.S. Laxman scored his maiden one-day century and the Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly displayed a decent knock scoring 74 runs in 83 balls in the deciding one-day cricket match against Australia here today after India won the toss. .more

The battle of Nerves
Match Preview: 5th ODI, Goa
It is perhaps in the fitness of the things that the one-day series has also gone to the wire. I am surprised that nobody is anymore surprised with it, given the fact that Australia was supposed to stream roll us 3-0 in the Tests and 5-0 in the one day series. Weren't they the unofficial World Champions in one and the official champions in the other? How quickly perceptions change!  
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ACB stress reduction in authority of third umpire

Melbourne, 6 April: The Australian Cricket Board resolved on Thursday to lobby the game's governing body to reduce the authority of the third umpire in borderline decisions.  ..more

Meeting to soothe India-Australia tension

Margao, April 5:  Match referee Cammie Smith has called a meeting of Indian and Australia team officials to soothe tension between the sides, the Indian team manager said on Thursday. The Test and one-day series between the two countries have been marred by incidents of sledging and dissent towards the umpires. ..more  

Indians hoping to shrug off their poor record at Fartorda Stadium

Margao, Apr 4: Indians are hoping to shrug off their poor record at the Fartorda Stadium here when they take on Australia in the series deciding fifth and final one-day match on Friday.   ..more

Aussie media just can’t get over Ganguly’s criticism

Sydney, April 4: Australia's cricketers and sports writers continue their obsession with Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly who is now being dubbed here as "international cricket's version of a spoilt child".  ..more  

India will bounce back: Ganguly

Vishakhapatnam, April 4: The comprehensive defeat in the fourth one-dayer against Australia here on Tuesday has not demoralised the Indians with captain Sourav Ganguly saying the team will definitely bounce back in the final match at Goa on Friday. "Every time a team has lost in this series, they have bounced back. We also hope to bounce back in Goa," Ganguly said ..more  

Australia beat India by 93 runs 

Visakhapatnam, April 3: Australia scored its second best total in one-day history by reaching 4-338 to level the five-match series 2-2 with an emphatic 93-run victory on Tuesday with Hayden completing his maiden one-day century and Ponting chose the big occasion to return to form after an awful series compiling his seventh hundred in one-day Internationals. ..more

Huge target weighed team down: Ganguly

Vishakhapatnam, April 4: Skipper Saurav Ganguly said the huge target had weighed down his team psychologically as it suffered a 93-run loss to Australia in the fourth one-dayer on Tuesday after Sachin Tendulkar had given India a flying start. ..more  

Aussies feel that animosity between Waugh & Ganguly has been inflated

Visakhapatnam, April 2: The Australian team management today played down the reported unpleasantness between captains Saurav Ganguly and Steve Waugh saying the incidents had been exaggerated by the media.
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Aussies have a 'school boy attitude': Ganguly

Visakhapatnam, April 2: On the eve of the fourth One-day International to be played at Indira Priyadarsini Stadium, Ganguly said that the Aussies had a ‘‘school boy attitude.’’ He had a dismayed look at the Port Stadium, where the Indian team practiced in the morning, when asked about the present coin controversy and his verbal war with Australian skipper Steve Waugh. ..more

Waugh defends rotation system despite criticism

Vishakapatnam, April 2: Australian skipper Steve Waugh is aware the new selection method has come up for some criticism but indicated Australia would adhere to it for the fourth one-dayer here tomorrow and over the next two years until the World Cup.
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Ganguly's attitude leave Waugh fuming

Vishakapatnam, April 2:  The growing animosity between rival captains Steve Waugh of Australia and Sourav Ganguly of India threatened to boil over on Monday following a disputed toss. Waugh was outraged that Ganguly wrongly tried to claim the toss during Saturday's third one-day international at Indore, which India won to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
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India beat Australia by 118 runs

Indore, March 31: India defeated Australia by 118 runs with 14.1 overs to spare in the third one-day International here on Saturday to go 2-1 up in the five-match series. Set to score 300 for a win, Australia were all out in 35.5 overs. For India Harbhajan Singh and Ajit Agarkar took three wickets each  ..more

Sachin Tendulkar completes the 10,000-run pinnacle

Indore, March 31: Sachin Tendulkar completed his 10,000 runs in one day cricket off the last ball of the 18th over, in his 266th match, with 50 fifties and 27 centuries. Tendulkar , thus, became the first in history to reach that milestone, and interestingly, in the list of top ten run-scorers, he also has the highest average, of 42+ at this point in time besides a strike rate of 80+ ..more

Australia beat India with 8 wickets to spare

Pune, March 28: Mark Waugh hit a sparkling 133 not out to see Australia home with just under five overs to spare in the second one-day international against India at Pune. In reply to India's 9-248, Australia made 2-249 in 45.1 overs to get back on level terms in the five-match series after India won the opener by 60 runs on Sunday. ..more

India beat Australia by 60 runs

Bangalore, March 25: Virender Sehwag stunned world champions Australia with bat and ball, to lead India to a 60-run victory in the first one-day international here on Sunday. India, who came from behind to win the Test series last week, piled up their highest one-day total against Australia of 315 and then shot the tourists out for 255 under lights at the Chinnaswamy stadium.       ..more

India beat Australia by two wickets and take the series 2-1

Chennai, March 22: India has held off a desperate Australian challenge to win the third Test in Chennai by two wickets and take the series 2-1. Test debutante Sameer Dighe guided India to victory, combining with Zaheer Khan in a 16-run eighth wicket partnership to bring India to the edge of victory before joining with Harbhajan Singh who hit the winning runs. 
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