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Ton of tons no concern to Sachin

Sachin Tendulkar is on the brink of yet another record-breaking achievement as he heads into next week’s first Test against England at Lord’s just one century away from 100 international hundreds. But

Sachin named Wisden Cricketer of Year

LONDON – Sachin Tendulkar has been named Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year for 2010, crowning a golden month for “the little master” which also saw him play a starring role in India’s World Cup triumph. Tendulkar’s honour from the cricketing bible means India has won the accolade three years running following the back-to-back awards for Virender Sehwag in each of the previous two years.
It follows another prolific run-scoring year for the 37-year-old, who rattled off more than

Sachin was Yuvraj’s inspiration

MUMBAI – India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh ended a nationwide guessing game by revealing the identity of the driving force behind his World Cup heroics – Sachin Tendulkar. After steering India to a World Cup quarter-final victory against champions Australia with an impressive all-round display, Yuvraj hinted there was a special person in his life inspiring his fine form.
He refused then to reveal the identity of the person concerned but promised to reveal all if India made it to the

Ajmal baffled by Sachin lbw reversal

LAHORE – Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal is perplexed over how the Decision Review System (DRS) overturned on-field umpire Ian Gould’s lbw ruling against Sachin Tendulkar during the World Cup semi-final against India in Mohali.
Gould ruled Tendulkar lbw off Ajmal in the 11th over, but the batsman reviewed the decision. Replays showed that the ball pitched in line but according to Hawk Eye the ball was missing leg stump and the decision was overturned. “I don’t know how the TV

Sachin v Murali: a farewell battle to cherish

MUMBAI – Legends Sachin Tendulkar and Muttiah Muralitharan face-off in a mouth-watering duel for the last time when India and Sri Lanka clash in the World Cup final on Saturday. The contest between the world’s leading batsman and highest wicket-taker in their final appearance in cricket’s showpiece event will add spice to the big game at the Wankhede stadium. Muralitharan, who turns 39 next month, will leave international cricket after the World Cup with more Test (800) and one-day

Opener Hafeez in awe of superb Sachin

MOHALI – Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez insists no praise is too high for India great Sachin Tendulkar, but it won’t stop his side from targeting the legendary batsman in the World Cup semi-final.
Adding to Wednesday’s hugely-anticipated clash is the knowledge Tendulkar needs just one more century to become the first batsman to score a hundred international hundreds. “You can say anything you want about Sachin Tendulkar, but whatever you say in praise of him will be inadequate.

Hafeez in awe of superb Sachin

MOHALI – Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez insists no praise is too high for India great Sachin Tendulkar, but it won’t stop his side from targeting the legendary batsman in the World Cup semi-final.
Adding to Wednesday’s hugely-anticipated clash is the knowledge Tendulkar needs just one more century to become the first batsman to score a hundred international hundreds.
“You can say anything you want about Sachin Tendulkar, but whatever you say in praise of him will be

Sachin will have to wait for 100th ton: Afridi

MOHALI – Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi predicted that Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar will have to wait until after the World Cup to reach the milestone of scoring 100 international centuries. “Sachin will have to wait until after the World Cup for his 100th international century because we are not going to allow either him or any other Indian player to play a big innings,” Afridi said.
Tendulkar has been in prolific form in the World Cup and completed 18,000 runs in

Sachin eyes ton of tons

CHENNAI – Sachin Tendulkar can complete another landmark on Sunday by hitting his 100th international hundred as India tackle West Indies in the World Cup’s final group match. India, as well as England, are already through to the quarter-finals along with South Africa after the Proteas’ crushing 206 run-win over Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday.
It will now take a colossal India win for the West Indies to be denied a place in the last eight although Sunday’s result will still have

India take lead after Sachin and Steyn do battle

CAPE TOWN – Sachin Tendulkar and Dale Steyn fought out a titanic battle before India took a two-run first innings lead on the third day of the third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Tuesday.
Tendulkar, Test cricket’s all-time leading run-scorer, made 146 in an Indian total of 364, while Steyn, the world’s number one fast bowler, took five for 75.
By the close, South Africa had reached 52 for two in their second innings to take a lead of 50 into the last two

Sachin Tendulkar eyes top spot in ICC rankings

DUBAI: Prolific Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has closed in on Kumar Sangakkara at the top of the ICC test rankings and can overtake the Sri Lankan captain with a good showing in the remaining two tests against South Africa. Second placed Tendulkar hit his 50th test century in Centurion and while it was not enough to avert India’s embarrassing innings and 25-run defeat against South Africa, the batsman moved to within two rating points of Sangakkara in the latest ICC rankings

Milestone for Sachin but India close to defeat

CENTURION: The legend of Sachin Tendulkar continued to grow on Sunday as the Indian batting maestro hit his 50th Test century and shared a remarkable partnership with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park.
It was almost certainly not enough to save his team from defeat, with India finishing the day on 454 for eight in their second innings, still 30 runs short of making South Africa bat again.
But it was an

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