Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win

Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu Following Dinesh Karthik's heroics against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final, we look at other instances of thrilling international matches that ended with a six off the final ball Javed Miandad, Pakistan vs India, Sharjah, 1986 The shot that broke over a million hearts. In the Australiasia Cup final in Sharjah, Pakistan were chasing 246, with...

The truth about Aussie cricket culture

The truth about Aussie cricket culture

By Mickey Arthur/www.playersvoice.com.au Unfortunately, it was always going to end like this. Despite generational change, independent reviews and too many behavioural spotfires to list, Cricket Australia and the national team had demonstrated no real willingness or desire to improve the culture within their organisation from season to season. That could lead to only one conclusion. An explosion. A deterioration of...

This is another wake up call for cricketers

This is another wake up call for cricketers

By Mark Nicholas/Cricinfo It was remarkable that on the front page of yesterday's Cape Times, beneath a picture of a quelled township riot, the headline printed in large bold font announced: "Disgraced Aussies kicked out. " The Cape Argus was barely less coruscating: "Guilty trio on first flight home." The words might as well have had an exclamation mark after them. If you...

Sri Lankans looked at India’s victory in Nidahas final as their own

Sri Lankans looked at India’s victory in Nidahas final as their own

Colombo March 19 (newsin.asia): Apart from Dinesh Karthik's brilliant knock, what was extraordinary about the Nidahas tournament’s final here on Sunday, was the way Sri Lankans rejoiced over India’s victory over Bangladesh and made the Indian triumph their own. Old Sri Lanka hands were unanimous that the stunning spectacle of Sri Lankans cheering the Indian team, ball after ball, up...

Dinesh Karthik ever eager to seize opportunities

Dinesh Karthik ever eager to seize opportunities

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/Cricinfo In an interview to Cricinfo just prior to his departure to South Africa in 2006, Dinesh Karthik said that he had asked VVS Laxman, the South Zone captain, if he could open. "I wanted to face the new ball because batting at No.7, I wasn't getting enough opportunities," he said, "and it clicked in the second game...

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