Volume 5 Number 280 Fri. March 11, 2005    
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TVS Cup India Vs Pakistan 2005
India take control
Sachin Ten-dulkar missed out on a record 35th Test hundred by six runs after Virender Sehwag had piled on 173 to leave India in command of the first Test against Pakistan on Thursday.
BD A win a thriller
Bangladesh A kept their series hopes alive after edging out Zimbabwe A in the thrilling fourth one-dayer at the Queens Park Sports Club here on Wednesday.
Sachin miss saddens hosts
India are disappointed Sachin Tendulkar narrowly missed the record for most Test centuries in the first Test against Pakistan, swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag said on Thursday.
Proteas seek repeat act
South Africa would replicate the intensity and ruthlessness that were displayed in their comprehensive first Test victory over Zimbabwe when the second Test begins on Friday, captain Graeme Smith said
Marshall makes NZ's day
Hamish Marshall scored a maiden Test century and Craig Cumming added 74 as New Zealand dominated Australia to reach 265 for three on day one of the first Test here Thursday.
Nafees, Aftab, Nazmul on BCB payroll
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has given rookie contract to three young cricketers following their commendable performance in international series recently.
Top players back for fifth round
The fifth round of the Ispahani Sixth National Cricket League starts today with all teams at near full strength following the return of some of the leading players of the country from their Duleep Trophy
Nat'l athletics on
Athletics returned to the port city after two decades when the 30th edition of the National Cham-pionships began at the MA Aziz Stadium yesterday. PHP is sponsoring the three-day competition.
Pervez invited to watch a cricket match
The Indian government has invited Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to watch a cricket match between the two countries during their current series, officials said Thursday.
BCF Polls
Sujauddin won't seek re-election
Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) general secretary Syed Sujauddin Ahmed confirmed yesterday he would not seek re-election in the forthcoming federation polls.
Murali not on SL side
Sri Lanka's star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will miss the upcoming Test series in New Zealand because he is still recovering from an injured shoulder, it was announced on Thursday.
John stays away from it
Australian cricket coach John Buchanan has distanced himself from Brett Lee's surprise non-selection for the first Test against New Zealand which opened here Thursday.
Clijsters' positive start
Upbeat and smiling, former world number one Kim Clijsters says she is ready to put the pain, emotion and fear of the past 12 months behind her.
Champions League
Zalayeta dumps Real
A dramatic strike from Juventus forward Marcelo Zalayeta four minutes from the end of extra time gave the Italians a 2-0 win over Real Madrid and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Champions League
Honeymoon days over?
If Manchester United operated by the same principles as clubs in Italy and Spain, or even those of the modern-day Chelsea, Sir Alex Ferguson would almost certainly be summoned at the end of the season
Champions League
Liverpool like old times
Four-time European champions Liverpool secured a quarter-final place in the Champions League after a brace from Spain international Luis Garcia started off a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

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