Tag Archives: South Africa

Dropman Akmal, Tigers ambush England, and the great Indian choke trick

Great matches bring great moments. 3 matches over the past week have pushed the World cup ahead and given it some moments to buildup momentum towards the knock out phase. The mercurial side of Pakistan had to come out , … Continue reading

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Part II of VI – To choke or not to choke – The Proteas Question?

There has never been a weak South African side ever since they returned to the international fold. They have been among the top teams always , however they are without a major trophy to their name. The way that they … Continue reading

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800 Twists and Turns for the Smiling Assasin – Muttiah Muralitharan exits tests on a high

Muttiah Muralitharan was always a maverick. Not for the purists was this Off spinning sensation who could spin the ball on glass and whose “Doosra” turned like a leg break from Warne. His action was controversial to say the least … Continue reading

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Dutch Treat assured at World Cup 2010 Final – No more hands left for Uruguay

Holland served up a masterclass to beat Uruguay 3-2, a scoreline that looks closer than it actually was. Uruguay started out brightly till the Dutch settled in and gradually took control of the game. However real opportunities were few and … Continue reading

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Frigid France, Uninspiring Uruguay and the perfect zero

A 0-0 draw in the true sense. Never looked like rising above the ordinary. i watched the first half and got switched off in the second. France seemed the physically more dominant side in the eraly exchanges. The best chance … Continue reading

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O La La Tshabalala…South Africa deserved to win

The commentators mentioned that it was the tale of two halves – one half where South Africa were sleeping and the other when they were flying. I watched the second half and on that basis felt that South Africa deserved … Continue reading

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Businesslike Brazil – Where is the Samba?

The World Number 1 team surely will start out favourites. They are back at the helm after being toppled by Spain for some time. It is almost as if the World Cup belongs to Brazil and the others are trying … Continue reading

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