• Australia pulled off an important win against Sri Lanka at Galle in the first Test of the Warne-Muralitharan
    series. A lot of guys played a part in the win - Hussey with his man-of-match
    worthy 95 in the first innings, Lyon picked up 5-34 on debut, Clarke got an
    attacking 60 in the second innings and Harris had a fifer in the final innings
    to seal the victory. Another man with a major contribution was Shane Watson.


    Five crucial wickets in the game which included breaking Sri Lanka's 4th
    wicket partnership in the first innings by dismissing the first innings highest
    scorers Samaraweera and Paranavitana which led to Sri Lanka losing their last 7
    wickets for 18 runs. In the second innings, he got the big wickets of
    Sangakkara and Matthews, the final nail in the coffin, to give Australia a
    decisive victory. And on a low scoring pitch, he got a handy 22 runs on testing
    day one conditions. His performances should come as no surprise though; Watto's
    been Australia's
    most consistent

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  • When I first looked at the draft Sports Development Code on the Ministry website, I was totally befuddled. Having contributed to the making of the first sports law in the country (The Rajasthan Sports Act, 2005), I did not know whether I was looking at a draft legislation or an Operations Manual of a Sports Association.


    Normally, a legislation lays down the important essentials and leaves the details to be prescribed in the Rules and Guidelines. Here we had a compendium which seemed to address every little micro detail.


    It prescribed the age limits, the tenures, the coaching and tournament guidelines, I was not sure whether we were headed in the reverse liberalization era. I learnt that an argument had been advanced that since certain Associations got free land, they were amenable to Govt. control.


    If we take this logic a little further, almost every hospital, educational institution, most industries, and more than half the NGOs should also get covered under Govt. control and

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  • First One day - England vs India at Chester-le-Street on 03.09.11: Match abandoned due to rain

    India capped AM Rahane for this game. He became the 191st Indian cricketer to represent India in one day games. He also became the 38th Indian cricketer to make his one day debut against England.


    PA Patel scored 95 in this game to provide the 77th occasion of Indian batsmen scoring a ninety in one day games. His knock provides the tenth occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a ninety against England in one day games


    PA Patel scored 95 in this game to provide the 45th occasion of Indian opening batsmen scoring a ninety in one day games. His knock provides the seventh occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a ninety against England in one day games


    PA Patel's 95 in this game provide the 20th occasion of an opening batsman and 36th occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety in one day games against England.

    PA Patel and V Kohli added 103 runs for the third wicket in this game providing

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