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16th-23rd January, 2013

India’s Poor Performance at the ODI Series The India vs Pakistan ODI series came to a close on Sunday, January 6th with Pakistan emerging 2-1 winners.

of 125 balls. India’s bleak performance continued into the 2nd ODI held at Eden Gardens, Calcutta on January 3rd. Jamshed landed another hundred (his third consecutive century) and Mohamud Hafeez scored a respectable 76. By the end, Pakistan managed to put up a total of 250 runs. Indian supporters looking forward to outstanding batting from the home team were sorely disappointed as India managed a total of just 165. Jamshed was declared the

The ODI series, a part of the 2012-13 Pakistan’s tour of India, kicked off on 31st December at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Pakistan won the match by 6 wickets. After losing 5 wickets for just 29 runs, India did well to score 227 runs primarily due to the Captain’s efforts. The highlights of the match were Nasir Jamshed and Dhoni’s spectacular centuries. Despite the result of the game, the latter was awarded the Man of the Match for his 133

Man of the Match and Pakistan secured its second win. Though the 3rd and final ODI in the series was inconsequential, fans still braved the cold to reach Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. After a dismal start which saw them being reduced to 37 for 3 wickets, India put up a modest 167. Surprisingly the hosts were able to defend it with their bowling and fielding in the second innings, with players like Suresh Raina, Ishant Sharma and Jadeja performing admirably. Finally, Pakistan was dismissed for 157, with Indian fans cheering wildly. Dhoni was given the title of

EPL Teams Begin FA Cup Campaigns The new year was heralded by the entry of the English Premier League clubs into the FA Cup, at the Round 3 stage. Starting 5th January, the top ranked teams in Egland have initated their uphill climb to the summit at which awaits them the trophy of the English FA.

at the wrong end of a shock result when Brighton scored an imaculate first half goal, which was followed by a red card to Newcastle skipper Ameobi and subsequently a second Brighton goal which showed the Magpies the exit door all too early in the competition.

The first match featuring and EPL side was Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Newcastle United. The Toon Army, deprived of their star striker Demba Ba, were

Stoke City and Crystal Palace played out an unexciting draw while Tottenham demolished a lowly Coventry City three to nothing. Wigan and Fulham both

played out draws while Aston Villa edged out Ipswich 2-1. English champions Manchester City had an easy day out against Watford, more so in the second half and gained entry to the next round with a 3-0 victory. Southampton and Chelsea faced off at the St. Mary’s Stadium in all-Premier League encounter. The Blues went behind early on but came back to equalise before half time, only to return to the field and rifle in four more

goals past the Saints goalkeeper.

The red team from Manchester were also in action that same day, against their Premier League rivals, West Ham United, who they had earlier beaten in the EPL courtesy an early Robin van Persie goal. This time however, with van Persie not starting United found themselves down 1-2, when the Dutchman was sent out to salvage something in the last 10 mins of the game. His dramatic 91st minute goal from a Giggs long ball set up a replay at Old Trafford.

Man of the Match while Jamshed walked away as the Player of the Series. India’s batting during the series has come under harsh criticism. Additionally, allegations of match fixing have been made against the 3rd ODI match. While Dhoni’s individual performance has been appreciated, his captaincy has been questioned. Other players like Virat Kohli and Virendra Sehwag have received flak for poor performances. Priyanka Banerjee

In other places, former EPL team Wolverhampton Wanderers were knocked by lowly Luton, and Premier League sides QPR and West Brom also drew their game. While Everton ran out 5-1 winners over Cheltenham Town as their Merseyside derby rivals Liverpool won 2-1 in a tense match against Mansfield Town. Arsenal meanwhile drew against the surprise package of the season Michu’s Swansea City.

Vishnu Vardhan

Australian Open Preview Andy Murray Nationality: Scotland Seeded: 3 Probability of win: 20%

Men’s Draw

Novak Djokovic Nationality: Serbia Seeded: 1 Probability of win: 65%

Roger Federer Nationality: Switzerland Seeded: 2 Probability of win: 15%

Serena Williams Nationality: USA Seeded: 3 Probability of win: 90%

Victoria Azarenka Nationality: Belarus Seeded: 1 Probability of win: 3%

Women’s Draw

Maria Sharapova Nationality: Russia Seeded: 2 Probability of win: 7%

16th January 2013  

The e-version of the 16th January issue of DU Beat.

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