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Bayberry bags main event

Kolkata, Feb. 3: Arti Doctor-trained Bayberry, ably guided by P. Kamlesh, claimed the Bold Chieftan Plate, the feature event of the races held here on Wednesday.

My Tyson, Vijay Trishul excel

Hyderabad, Feb. 3: My Tyson and Vijay Trishul excelled when the following horses were exercised here on Wednesday.

Karthik leads South charge

Hyderabad, Feb. 2: An empty stadium did not deter South Zone skipper Dinesh Karthik one bit as he scripted a sensational unbeaten 161 to take his team to 356/6 on Day One of the Duleep Trophy final against West Zone here on Tuesday.

Nayar, Dhawan steady ship after early jolts

Nagpur, Feb. 2: South African pacers ran through the Board President XI’s top order before Abhishek Nayar (100) and Shikhar Dhawan (70) revived the hosts with a 181-run seventh wicket stand on the opening day of the two-day practice match here on Tuesday.

Inzy blasts Afridi for ‘disservice’

Lahore, Feb. 2: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq has criticised Shahid Afridi for his shameful act during the fifth and final ODI against Australia in Perth on Sunday, and said the all-rounder is fortunate to have escaped with just a two-match ban after ball-tampering charges.

Can cope with Dravid, Yuvi’s absence: Bhajji

Mumbai, Feb. 2: Star off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday said India have the resources to cope with the absence of Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and Shanthakumaran Sreesanth in the forthcoming Test series against South Africa.

‘Zardari responsible for Pak’s problems’

Karachi, Feb. 2: Former skipper Imran Khan on Tuesday blamed President Asif Ali Zardari for the present mess and problems in Pakistan cricket.

Miandad threatens to quit PCB post

Karachi, Feb. 2: Feeling ignored and unwanted, former captain Javed Miandad on Tuesday threatened to resign from the director general’s post in the Pakistan Cricket Board if the state of affairs don’t improve.

Spin a worrying factor: VVS

New Delhi, Feb. 2: Stylish middle order batsman V.V.S. Laxman is worried with India’s dwindling spin resource and doesn’t see a quality tweaker on the horizon.

Gibson to take over as WI coach

St. John’s (Antigua), Feb. 2: Former West Indies pacer Ottis Gibson will take over as the national team’s coach for the home series against Zimbabwe starting with the lone Twenty20 match on February 28 in Port-of-Spain.

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