Asia Cup 2012

  • Whatmore satisfied with Pakistan progress March 25, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore on Sunday expressed satisfaction over his team's performance during their winning Asia Cup campaign, saying it would have been the icing on the cake to beat arch-rivals India. Pakistan beat Bangladesh in a thrilling final by two runs in Dhaka on Thursday, lifting the Asia Cup...
  • Sehwag regrets missing Tendulkar's 100th March 21, 2012

    Delhi: Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag on Wednesday once again hailed Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international hundred as an achievement that is likely to stand the test of time. He also expressed disappointment at not being able to be part of the dressing room when Tendulkar reached the milestone in Mirpur. "It...
  • Don't put pressure on Kohli: Tendulkar March 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Virat Kohli is being hailed as one of cricket's finest upcoming batsman and Sachin Tendulkar agrees, but he does not want the youngster to be put under too much pressure just at the beginning of what seems to be a promising career. "He is a very good player. He is...
  • Mixed emotions in Pak after India's exit March 20, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan fans and former players on Tuesday showed mixed emotions after Bangladesh ousted India from the Asia Cup with a shocking five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the last league match of the tournament. "This is very disappointing. We wanted India in the final. We were hoping that we could...
  • 'Reaching final our biggest achievement' March 20, 2012

    Mirpur: Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim on Tuesday termed Bangladesh's maiden entry into the final of the Asia Cup as one of their "biggest achievements" and was confident that the team would do one better and cross the last "hurdle". "The final is one of the biggest achievements in our cricketing history. Hopefully...
  • Expected the 100 earlier: Tendulkar March 20, 2012

    Sachin Tendulkar talking to CNN-IBN said that the commitment was always there and he is proud of his efforts. ...
  • Team India unhappy with Ajmal's action March 19, 2012

    Members of the Indian cricket team raised questions about the doosra bowled by Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal, during the Asia Cup clash between the two teams. ...
  • Kohli shines as India crush Pakistan March 18, 2012

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discuss India's scintillating win over Pakistan and Virat Kohli's marvellous innings in the Asia Cup match on Sunday. ...
  • This ton more special than Hobart: Kohli March 19, 2012

    Mirpur: As he struck his third century in the last four innings, India vice-captain Virat Kohli said his 183-run knock against Pakistan was "special" and that he has learned to value his wicket. Kohli had scored an unbeaten 133 against Sri Lanka in Hobart when India chased 321 with 80 balls...
  • Rohit can be a good finisher: Dhoni March 19, 2012

    Mirpur: Indian captain MS Dhoni on Sunday praised his batsmen for a stellar performance but reserved special praise for the talented Rohit Sharma, who he thinks can become a good finisher. India chased down a target of 330 set by Pakistan in the fifth ODI of the Asia Cup. Virat Kohli...
  • Kohli-led India thrash Pakistan by 6 wickets March 19, 2012

    Mirpur: India's vice captain Virat Kohli smashed a career-best 183 to power India virtually into the finals of the Asia Cup as he led the chase of a mammoth 330-run target to beat archrivals Pakistan by six wickets on Sunday. Sachin Tendulkar (52) and Rohit Sharma (68) were the other chief...
  • I scored 100/100 in commitment: Tendulkar March 17, 2012

    Mirpur: Sachin Tendulkar may have had to wait close to a year to achieve the historic feat of scoring 100 international centuries but the delay was certainly not due to any lack of effort, with the star batsman giving himself a mark of "100 out of 100" in terms of...
  • India meet Pakistan in battle of survival March 18, 2012

    Mirpur: An year on since that epic World Cup semi-final in Mohali, India and Pakistan are set to face off again, having nailed in their tents this time at Mirpur – venue for their Asia Cup clash. But unlike their last battle – when it was a knockout for both...
  • Little known facts about Sachin Tendulkar March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Following are a few little-known facts about Sachin Tendulkar, who became the first player to score a century of international hundreds on Friday. - Tendulkar has 13 coins from his coach Ramakant Achrekar. He would win a coin if he could get through an entire session of nets without...
  • Tendulkar's 100th hundred isn't a milestone March 24, 2012

    Until just over six months ago, writing a piece on the most anticipated hundred in world cricket was a daily job. You had to find different things to say and to sometimes say the same things differently. Every time the milestone seemed plausible, I would begin to hammer away at...
  • Enjoy the game and chase your dreams: Sachin March 16, 2012

    Mirpur: "Enjoy the game and chase your dreams" was batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's message to budding cricketers after he achieved his 100th international hundred against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. The cricketing world and Sachin's billion fans tasted their moment of joy after the master blaster struck his first hundred since...
  • Sachin 100th ton: Who said what March 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Cricketing fraternity all across the world on Friday hailed Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international hundred as an achievement that is likely to stand the test of time. "It's a golden moment for not only Sachin but also the Indian cricket. It's a historic moment. Nobody has done it before and is...
  • Tendulkar timeline: 1989 and counting March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Twenty-three years, every conceivable record, a World Cup medal, hundred international centuries - what more could Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar and millions of his fans have asked for. From the day he played his first game for India till today the man continues to baffle one and all with...
  • Ten of Tendulkar's best centuries March 16, 2012

    119* v England, Old Trafford, 1990 All of 17 and on his first tour of England, Tendulkar made his first Test century a significant one. India had been set an improbable target of 408 to win the second Test, but at 127 for 5 they were on the road to...
  • Pakistan thrash SL to reach Asia Cup final March 15, 2012

    Mirpur: Pakistan relied on a clinical display to storm into the final of the Asia Cup after thrashing a hapless Sri Lanka by six wickets to record their second successive victory on Thursday. After bundling out Sri Lanka for a paltry 188 all out in 45.4 overs, the Pakistanis rode on...
  • 'Ranji experience helps on Bangladesh wickets' March 15, 2012

    Mirpur: India seamer R Vinay Kumar feels that while bowling on a flat deck at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, the experience of slogging hard in the Ranji Trophy helps while trying out subtle variations. "Most of our cricket is played in these conditions in India and subcontinent. The tracks Down...
  • Sachin should not score ton against us: Riyad March 15, 2012

    Mirpur: The world might be waiting for Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international ton but Bangladesh vice-captain Mahmudullah Riyad hoped the batsman does not reach the landmark against his team when they take on India in the Asia Cup here on Friday . Stating that nothing could be better for Bangladeshi fans than...
  • Asia Cup: Sri Lanka face Pakistan test March 14, 2012

    Mirpur: On current form, Thursday's fixture in Mirpur between Sri Lanka and Pakistan holds promise for a keenly contested match. Both sides play an exciting brand of cricket, have batsmen with equal dollops of flair and solidity, and bowlers capable of winning matches on their own. However, it is Pakistan...
  • Pakistan fined for slow over-rate in Mirpur March 12, 2012

    Mirpur: Pakistan have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 21-run victory over Bangladesh in the inaugural match of the Asia Cup tournament on Sunday. Match referee David Boon imposed the fines after Misbah-ul-Haq's side was ruled to be two overs short of their target when time allowances were...
  • Asia Cup: India, Sri Lanka resume rivalry March 12, 2012

    If the recently-concluded CB Series is anything to go by, then the second match of the Asia Cup between India and Sri Lanka should keep the supporters of both sides on their tenterhooks. However, the frame of mind that the two teams find themselves in could not be more contrasting....
  • Pak-Ban, Asia Cup: as it happened March 11, 2012

    Bangladesh innings: 49th over: Its all over for Bangladesh as Umar Gul clean bowls Shakib Al Hasan. Pakistan win the Asia Cup opener by 21 runs. Mohammad Hafeez gets the Man-of-the-Match award for scoring 89 runs and chipping in with two crucial wickets. Shakib Al Hasan b Umar Gul 64 (66) 46th over: Shafiul...
  • Asia Cup: Hosts face Pak challenge March 10, 2012

    The Asia Cup, featuring the four major subcontinental teams - Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - is all set to begin when hosts Bangladesh take on Pakistan at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Pakistan come in the series as one of the strong contenders, despite...
  • Team India leaves for Asia Cup March 10, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian squad, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left here by a morning flight to Bangladesh capital Dhaka to take part in the four-nation 11th Asia Cup starting on Saturday. Dhoni and his men came back from the disastrous tour of Australia only a few days ago where they were...