Gujarat Elections 2007

  • In victory, Modi's heart goes out to BJP rebels 24-12-2007 09:31 PM

    Mohali: South Africa served up a convincing all-round performance in an emphatic 231-run win over Netherlands in Group B at the World Cup on Thursday. AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla made centuries in South Africa's 351-5 and leg-spinner Iran Tahir took three wickets in a predictably dominant showing from...
  • IBNLive Special: Winners of the Gujarat blog contest 24-12-2007 09:07 PM

    Ahmedabad: New Zealand are preparing to face a versatile Zimbabwe spin attack led by the experienced Ray Price in a key Group A match for both sides at the World Cup on Friday. Zimbabwe scored an impressive 175-run victory over Canada on Monday, with left-arm spinner Price bagging 3-16 and...
  • Surat funds BJP campaign, celebrates returns 24-12-2007 05:55 PM

    Colombo: Australian leg-spinner Steve Smith knows the Sri Lankan batsman would come hard at him when the two teams clash in a World Cup match here on Saturday. The 21-year-old Smith said that it would be tough for the Sri Lankan batsmen to score runs off the lively Australian pace...
  • Modi elected leader of BJP legislature party 24-12-2007 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: Former captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday came to the rescue of under-fire Indian bowlers' after their poor show in the World Cup, saying these were the same bowlers who won India many matches in the past two years. India's batting was phenomenal in their first two games against...
  • For BJP, Modi win can be a double-edged sword 24-12-2007 01:05 PM

    Bangalore: Senior players, including Sachin Tendulkar, chose to give training a miss but eight other members of India's World Cup squad had a one-hour training session at the National Cricket Academy here on Wednesday. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was among the eight who trained during the optional session ahead of...
  • Pics: Hindutva's poster boy is Guj's Common Man 24-12-2007 12:37 PM

    Mohali: South Africa take on Netherlands in the World Cup on Thursday with the Dutch side's South African-born batsman Ryan ten Doeschate looking forward to facing his former compatriots in the Group B contest. Thursday's match will be the first of the tournament at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in...
  • Gujaratis in London all praise for Modi 24-12-2007 10:22 AM

    Colombo: Skipper Kumar Sangakkara couldn't thank Lasith Malinga enough after the slinger brought Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign back on track with a solid bowling performance in their group A match against Kenya here on Tuesday. Malinga, who missed the side's first two games due to fitness issues, took six...
  • Anatomy of Modi wave: Why is he invincible? 24-12-2007 07:49 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga became the first man to pick up two hat-tricks in World Cups when he skittled out three Kenyan tailenders in their Group A match on Tuesday. Malinga, who missed his side's opening two matches with a sore back, fired back with 6-38 including the wickets...
  • Rebel bubble bursts for Cong | The losers 23-12-2007 09:46 PM

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts discussed the game between minnows Kenya and World Cup favourites Sri Lanka. ...
  • People of Gujarat fought for BJP, not me: Modi 23-12-2007 09:36 PM

    The legendary English batsman also said that the Ind-Eng game was a good advertisement for 50-over cricket. ...
  • Modi thumps his 56-inch chest with Gujarat win 23-12-2007 09:26 PM

    New Delhi: Controversial West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels apparently rejected an offer to play in the World Cup as a replacement for injured Dwayne Bravo fearing that police officials might arrest him here over charges of match-fixing. Noted commentator and columnist Tony Cozier wrote in Trinidad Express that the 30-year-old...
  • Cong leaders protect Sonia from blame of loss 23-12-2007 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: Dwayne Bravo's injury could well turn out to be a veiled blessing for a West Indies team which had to dump their original strategy for one which recognised spinners' enhanced role in the World Cup. Coach Ottis Gibson has admitted that losing paceman Bravo last week through a...
  • At the end of the day, it's worked for Modi 23-12-2007 09:03 PM

    Sydney: Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has pulled out of mentoring Australia's emerging spin bowling talents, after other commitments clashed with his visit Down Under, a report said Tuesday. The world's leading wicket-taker had been set to spend several weeks at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane mentoring the...
  • Mayawati's BSP fails to win a single seat in Guj elections 23-12-2007 07:51 PM

    New Delhi: Indian bowlers, especially off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, need to re-think their strategy for the flat sub-continental pitches or the team's World Cup campaign could be derailed despite a strong batting line-up, feels former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar. "Indian bowlers tend to struggle on flat pitches. They need to re-think their...
  • The losers: 5 rebels who got knocked out 23-12-2007 07:36 PM

    Bangalore: England's Ian Bell has hailed the influence of batting coach Graham Gooch, saying he'd wished he'd worked with the former Test opener earlier in his career. Bell, who made a composed 69 during England's thrilling World Cup tie with India here on Sunday before getting out going for a...
  • Commentary: Modi's prospects as a national leader 23-12-2007 05:56 PM

    Colombo: Just keeping his players fit over the six weeks of the tournament is the biggest concern of manager Intikhab Alam as Pakistan seek to become the first Asian team to win a second World Cup. The 1992 champions, plagued by troubles beforehand, have suddenly become one of the favourites...
  • The mathematics behind BJP's landslide victory 23-12-2007 05:38 PM

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discuss how Zimbabwe thrashed Canada and the way Kemar Roach destroyed the Dutch. ...
  • 'Merchant of death' remark proved to be a turning point 23-12-2007 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: West Indian pacer Kemar Roach, who registered the first hat-trick of the tournament on Monday, said the emphatic win over the Netherlands has given the side the much-needed confidence after the beating it took at the hands of South Africa in their World Cup opener. Roach, who starred...
  • Analysis: BJP consolidates stronghold with Moditva 23-12-2007 05:27 PM

    New Delhi: West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach says he was inspired to his six-wicket haul against Netherlands in the World Cup on Monday by big brother Dwayne Bravo. Roach took a career-best 6-27, including a rare World Cup hat-trick, to lead West Indies to a morale-boosting 215-run victory over...
  • Exit polls get it wrong again at Gujarat elections 23-12-2007 04:57 PM

    New Delhi: Dutch captain Peter Borren called for a review of strategy after his team suffered a 215-run defeat against the West Indies in a World Cup Group B match here on Monday. The Dutch had put up an extraordinary show against England but failed to live up to the...
  • News and Analysis: Gujarat Election Outcome 23-12-2007 04:52 PM

    Nagpur: Zimbabwe senior batsman Tatenda Taibu on Monday said that he has learnt a lot from former captains Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly during his IPL days with the Kolkata Knight Riders, which has stood him in good stead in the ongoing World Cup. "Well, I am not disappointed that...
  • Modi humble but fact is he has vanquished all 23-12-2007 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: Kemar Roach grabbed six wickets, including a hat-trick, and Kieron Pollard smashed 60 off 27 balls to help West Indies thrash the Netherlands by 215 runs in the World Cup on Monday. Pollard built on the platform laid by Chris Gayle, who made 80, as the Caribbean side...
  • Gujarat verdict: Moditva overshadows Hindutva 23-12-2007 04:28 PM

    Nagpur: Canada captain Ashish Bagai urged his batsmen to show some responsibility as the side plunged to a huge 175-run defeat against Zimbabwe in their World Cup league match at VCA stadium here on Monday. Canada were all out for 123 while chasing 299 to win and Bagai said they...
  • Party is king, Rajnath reminds Modi after win 23-12-2007 03:30 PM

    Colombo: Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said on Monday that Pakistan's recent spot-fixing affair had been a painful one, but had made its players determined to do well at the World Cup. "We are a hurt side and we want to hurt other teams — in a good sense I mean,"...
  • Modi is Dhoni of Team BJP, says Ravishankar Prasad 23-12-2007 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: Tim Bresnan has been reprimanded for equipment abuse and the England team has been fined because of its slow over rate during its World Cup tie with India. The International Cricket Council on Monday said it took action against Bresnan because "after he was clean bowled by Piyush...
  • Victory shows only BJP can develop India: Rajnath 23-12-2007 11:35 AM

    Dhaka: Australia will play three one-day internationals in Bangladesh soon after the World Cup, but the brief tour does not include any Test matches, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said. Australia will arrive in Dhaka on April 4, just two days after the World Cup final in Mumbai, and will play...
  • In Pics: BJP celebrates thumping victory | Election frenzy 23-12-2007 10:43 AM

    There was no separating India and England at the end of an emotionally draining encounter at the Chinnaswamy stadium. ...
  • CM means 'Common Man' for Modi 23-12-2007 10:33 AM

    Nagpur: Canada's 16-year old schoolboy Nitish Kumar on Monday became the youngest cricketer to make his World Cup debut when he was drafted into the playing XI against Zimbabwe in a group match here. Nicknamed 'Tendulkar', Nitish was born in May, 1994, four and half years after Sachin Tendulkar's international...
  • Modi juggernaut crushes BJP rebels, Congress 23-12-2007 08:41 AM

    Bangalore: India were deprived of Ian Bell's wicket because of the controversial Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), said skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after his side escaped with a dramatic tie in a group B World Cup encounter against England on Sunday. Adulteration of technology with human thinking is bad. That's...
  • In Pics: Election frenzy from Ground Zero 23-12-2007 07:52 AM

    Dhaka: Australia will visit Bangladesh in April shortly after the World Cup for three one-day internationals, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Sunday. The Australians will arrive in Dhaka on April 4, two days after the World Cup final in Mumbai. After a warm-up match in Fatullah, the first ODI...