From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.18 :: May. 06, 2010
Chennai Super Kings' road to victory was fraught with hurdles. Caught in a fine wedge between extravagant victories and nerve-wracking defeats, Dhoni and his men surmounted their problems with fortitude and poise before pulling off a remarkable victory against the mighty Mumbai Indians in the final. By K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
Chennai, the super kings
Suresh Raina played a major role in Chennai Super Kings' title win. He scripted his team's fight-back with a chancy but gutsy 57 off 35 balls (three fours, three sixes) and then inspired the fielders with a diving catch to send back Saurabh Tiwary. He also claimed the wicket of Harbhajan Singh in two overs of slow bowling. Over to Nandakumar Marar.
IPL SEMIFINALS/CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS DECCAN CHARGERS
Staggered by Bollinger's burst
Doug Bollinger was at his menacing best as Chennai Super Kings defended a modest 142. The Australian fast bowler flattened Deccan Chargers by claiming the wickets of Adam Gilchrist, T. Suman, B. Sumanth and Ryan Harris. Nandakumar Marar reports.
IPL SEMIFINAL/MUMBAI INDIANS VS ROYAL CHALLENGERS
Mumbai masterly even without the master
Sachin Tendulkar didn't contribute much with the bat and had to leave the field early with an injury when RCB commenced its chase. But Mumbai Indians took this setback in its stride to post a comprehensive victory. Nandakumar Marar reports.
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE DIARY
A blow to Bangalore fans
Bangalore lost its right to host the IPL semi-finals because of two crude bomb explosions at Gates 8 and 12 in the Chinnaswamy Stadium, minutes before the game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. By K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
ICC WORLD TWENTY20
India should play to its potential
The Indian team is capable of winning the tournament. However, to emerge victor, the team has to win the key moments, writes S. Dinakar.
Honed tough by sport
After a wedding by fire, Sania Mirza & Shoaib Malik are looking to the future with hope. Over to V. V. Subrahmanyam.
What's wrong with Arsenal?
The answer to the Arsenal question could simply be summed up in one word: Injuries.
Off the field David Beckham has become a global phenomenon, up there with the likes of Diego Maradona, Pele, Tiger Woods and Muhammad Ali for the attention he attracts, writes Chris Anstey.
Happy with ‘God's gift through golf'
“I eat, drink and sleep golf. There's no other distraction in my life,” says the caddie-turned-golfer Ashok Kumar in a chat with Kalyan Ashok.
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