A selection of musings from around the cricket World Cup
Four years ago, he helicoptered India to World Cup glory. Today, he was scratching around at barely a run a ball, almost as if he had given up himself.
How India squandered the chance of retaining title
Australia have joined co-hosts New Zealand in the final of the ICC World Cup. This is the second consecutive time that both the co-hosts have reached the final and it will be interesting to see if New Zealand will be able to do to ‘big brother’ Australia what Sri Lanka were unable to do to India in the last World Cup final.
Dhoni blames pressure for India's semi-final loss to Australia
The pressure was just too much for India in the end. It put a spirited defence of its World Cup title but chasing more than 300 to beat Australia in Thursday's semi-final was a task even beyond it.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's inspiring captain who led his country to an unforgettable World Cup win four years ago, led his team from the front again.
Stumped: Cricket World Cup's lighter moments
Welcome to Stumped, Grandstand's less-than-serious summary of the sixth week's action at the Cricket World Cup.
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- Fortune's Fools Fail Again
- MS smiled, for the second time...
- The most searching examination of India's resilience with bat and ball yet
- Dhoni switched to Plan B: Take the pace off the ball and the oxygen out of the game
- A stutter no more, in a modest chase
- India sustain their internsity, to a point
- Wallflower in team of stars, Rahane claims his place under the sun
- When he could not walk with the gods, he was humble to be mortal