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Cramps fell Sania as India lose 1-2 to US; India win doubles (Hopman Cup lead)
Perth, Dec 29 (IANS) Sania Mirza was first felled by cramps and then Meghann Shaughnessy as India went down 1-2 to second seeds United States in the opening match of the Hyundai Hopman Cup at Perth's Burswood Dome Saturday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:12:27 PM

Board must also take the blame for first Test debacle (News Analysis)
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) The fact that India lost the first test to Australia primarily because of a batting debacle, reinforces the culpability of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Batting practice in match conditions is what tourists essentially need to come to grips with the new environment. Even the air is alien in Australia as compared to India, let alone wickets, outfields, size of grounds and crowd support.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:53:18 PM

India slump to third biggest Test defeat (Statistical Highlights)
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) India's 337-run loss to Australia in the first Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Saturday was their third biggest defeat in Test cricket.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:30:25 PM

We took every chance that came our way: Ponting
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting Saturday attributed his team's 337-run win over India in the first Test match, to his team's exceptional bowling and fielding at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:04:36 PM

Akram worried about Pakistan situation
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, now in Australia as a television commentator, says he is worried about the safety and security of his family in his country.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 3:27:56 PM

Lawson monitoring Pakistan situation
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) Geoff Lawson, Pakistan coach and former Australia fast bowler, is at home these days and but is keenly monitoring the situation in that country following the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto Thursday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 3:26:33 PM

Poor pitch, admits MCG official
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) A top official of the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), which oversees MCG's pitch preparation, had admitted that the pitch made for the first Test was not of a high standard.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 3:25:21 PM

Dravid needs to get brain sorted out: Ian Chappell (Australia Album)
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) India's batting mainstay Rahul Dravid, who is struggling to score runs, needs talking to 'to get his brain sorted out', feels former Australia captain Ian Chappell.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 3:24:02 PM

Sania, Bopanna lose as India go down to US in Hopman Cup
Perth, Dec 29 (IANS) Sania Mirza, returning to competitive tennis after a gap, put up a big fight before going down in three sets to Meghann Shaughnessy of the US in the opening singles of the Hopman Cup at Burswood Dome here Saturday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 1:08:23 PM

Australia register 15th straight Test win as India collapse (Roundup)
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) India slumped to one of their biggest defeats in recent times as they lost the first Test to Australia by 337 runs, on the fourth day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Saturday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 12:33:09 PM

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