YEARENDER 2012

  • IBNLive Rewind: The most viewed stories, photogalleries and blogs in 2012 December 31, 2012

    There's the Google Zeitgeist, Facebook and Twitter's Year in Review, also Yahoo Trends and then there is IBNLive Rewind, where we pause for a while and then rewind back 366 days to review what got you clicking on the most this year. To give you a wider picture, we have...
  • Yearender 2012: The best ODI bowling of the year December 31, 2012

    From subtle changes of pace to slinging yorkers and bamboozling spin, we pick ten stellar oneday international (ODI) bowling performances of the year. Ben Hilfenhaus 5 for 33, 7th CB Series match, Brisbane On a hard, fast Gabba surface, Hilfenhaus capped a strong day for Australia with a careerbest bowling effort....
  • Yearender 2012: The best ODI innings of 2012 December 31, 2012

    From calculated centuries in big chases, audacious efforts and rearguard efforts, we sift through the list and come up with the most memorable knocks of the year in oneday international cricket. Alastair Cook 137, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi After a 03 loss in the preceding Tests, England needed something special...
  • Yearender 2012: Cricketnext's ODI team of the year December 31, 2012

    Cricketnext crunches the numbers, looks at the success and conditions and opposition and comes up with the definitive list of the 11 best oneday international (ODI) players this year. 1. Alastair Cook (capt) M 15, I 15, Runs 663, Avg 47.35, SR 79.97, HS 137, 100 3, 50 Cook...
  • Yearender 2012: The best T20I bowling of 2012 December 30, 2012

    From nagging yorkers, asphyxiating lines and blistering pace, we sift through the list and come up with the most memorable Twenty20 international bowling spells of 2012. Umar Gul 3 for 18, 1st T20I, Dubai Umar Gul remains one of the best Twenty20 bowlers and his skill was on display against England...
  • Yearender 2012: The best T20I innings of 2012 December 30, 2012

    From recordbreaking centuries that were later broken to belligerent returns and blitzkriegs in adversity, we sift through the list and come up with the most memorable knocks of the year in Twenty20 internationals. Richard Levi 117*, 2nd T20I, Hamilton In just his second international innings, South Africa's Levi smashed the...
  • Yearender 2012: Cricketnext's T20I team of the year December 30, 2012

    We sift through the numbers, wickets and runs to pick the XI most valuable Twenty20 international cricketers of the year. 1. Chris Gayle M 11, I 10, Runs 368, Avg 40.00, SR 144.88 HS 85*, 50 5 Gayle's return to West Indies' Twenty20 setup began with a series of dominating...
  • Sports Yearender 2012: From crescendo to a black hole December 28, 2012

    The crescendo Indian sport reached at the 2012 London Olympics plummeted to a new low in Indian sporting history with the International Olympic Committee suspending the Indian Olympic Association for defying the apex body's diktat on holding elections. A country that at the end of 2012 should have been chalking out...
  • Yearender 2012: India's annus horribilis December 28, 2012

    The Indian cricket team, which is in a transition phase, put up a lacklustre show in 2012 and failed to win any significant series or tournament in any of the three formats Tests, ODIs and T20s. This came as a rude shock after the highs of 2011 when India...
  • Yearender 2012: The best cricket quotes of the year December 28, 2012

    Cricketers like most sportspersons wear their heart on their sleeves. They can be funny; they can be sour; they can talk sense, and of course, they can talk nonsense. Lets see who has managed to draw our attention in the year gone by. Only those who've played at least 150 Tests...
  • Numbers across sports in 2012 December 27, 2012

    Numbers reveal more than they hide; or do numbers hide more than what they reveal? Whatever maybe the case, sports is surrounded by numbers numbers govern sports. In cricket, the team with the maximum numbers (read as runs here) wins and in golf, the person with the minimum number...
  • Dope, Olympic flop show mar Indian athletics in 2012 December 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian athletics slumped to new depths of shame by producing the highest number of dope cheats while continuing the flopshow at the Olympics in yet another dismal year. If 2011 was the year of worst doping scandals in Indian athletics involving six top quartermilers, the year gone by...
  • Saina shines bright for Indian badminton in 2012 December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal's hard work over the years was rewarded by a perfectlytimed stroke of luck as she clinched a historic bronze medal in the London Olympics to cover new ground for Indian badminton in a mostly successful year. After a rather subdued performance last year, Saina turned 2012...
  • Olympic controversy dampens tennis feats December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Some fine individual achievements were pushed out of public memory as a shattered Olympic dream, wrecked primarily by avoidable ego clashes, hogged the spotlight in a turbulent year for Indian tennis. Ageing star Leander Paes began 2012 with a bang as he completed his career Slam by grabbing the...
  • Armstrong case sends shockwaves, Britain rules December 20, 2012

    Paris: The Lance Armstrong scandal left a huge gap in cycling's record books and further tainted the sport in a year when Britain experienced Olympic bliss in the wake of Bradley Wiggins' Tour de France title. Armstrong was banned for life and stripped of his record seven Tour de France...
  • Celtic Tiger and emerging China shine in 2012 December 19, 2012

    Los Angeles: Rory McIlroy's dominance on both sides of the Atlantic and the clearest hint yet at the exciting potential in China were the biggest storylines in what may prove to be a truly transformational golfing year in 2012. The coronation of McIlroy as the game's leading player was confirmed...
  • South Africa finally scale the summit December 19, 2012

    Melbourne: South Africa celebrated their longheralded arrival at the summit of Test cricket in 2012 while West Indies enjoyed their first world title since the team's 1970s heyday with a maiden Twenty20 trophy. The giddy heights proved too much for England whose yearlong reign as the number one Test nation...
  • Murray's golden year and Nadal's regret December 18, 2012

    London: For Andy Murray 2012 marked a golden milestone, for Novak Djokovic the year was an emphatic reminder of his status as the world's best male player, and for Roger Federer and his army of fans it was proof that the old master's magic still sparkles. Serena Williams used the...
  • Twitter releases the top trends of 2012 December 12, 2012

    San Francisco: An election victory tweet from US President Barack Obama "Four more years" with a picture of him hugging his wife was the most retweeted ever, but the US election was topped by the Olympics as the most tweeted event this year. Obama's tweet was retweeted more than...
  • Top 25 games on Facebook in 2012 December 6, 2012

    Games can be both a welcome and an annoying diversion on Facebook, the world's most popular online social network. This year, Facebook crossed a big milestone reaching 1 billion active users. Game companies such as FarmVille creator Zynga Inc. and Rovio Entertainment Ltd. of Angry Birds fame seek to...
  • LinkedIn releases list of most viewed profiles in India December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: LinkedIn, the professional networking website, has released its first ever list of the most viewed professionals on LinkedIn in India. The list called Power Profiles 2012 includes 37 different profiles across six categories. LinkedIn has 17 million users in India and over 187 million users globally. List of the...
  • US election, iPhone 5, Kardashian top Yahoo searches December 3, 2012

    Los Angeles: The US presidential election became the mostsearched item and Kim Kardashian was the mostsearched person on Yahoo in a year when online searches were dominated by big news stories and pop culture obsessions, the search engine company said on Monday. The search term "election" topped the list of searches,...
  • Kim Kardashian beats Justin Bieber in Bing's mostsearched persons list November 28, 2012

    New York: Kim Kardashian topped the 2012 list of the mostsearched person on Bing, the Web search engine said on Tuesday, with Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber coming in second. Kardashian, the reality television personality from "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," grabbed the No. 1 spot back from Bieber after...