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Category: Sports

Zimbabwe beats UAE by 4 wickets at Cricket World Cup

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Cricket part-timers the United Arab Emirates made a bold return to the World Cup after almost 20 years Thursday, fully stretching Zimbabwe before losing by four wickets in a tight-finishing Pool B...

Test awards for McCullum and Johnson

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Brendon McCullum’s match-saving 302 against India in Wellington has been voted the top Test batting performance of 2014 at the eighth annual ESPNcricinfo Awards, announced on Thursday. The Test...

Shakib, Mortaza spoil Afghanistan’s debut

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afghanistan’s much-heralded first Cricket World Cup match ended in defeat on Wednesday when Bangladesh took three early wickets for three runs on the way to beating the fledgling side by 105 runs....

Won’t be easy to rotate strike against SA’ – Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar said India would need to focus on their opening partnership and running between the wickets to perform well against South Africa in their World Cup match on Sunday. “They are...

We want to play perfect cricket’ – Johnson

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Australia have declared their intention to keep raising the bar on performances in this World Cup, going on from a lopsided opening victory over England to achieve perfection before the tournament is...

NZ stutter to win after dominant bowling

during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Scotland at University Oval on February 17, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand.

A collective groan went up at the University Oval when Brendon McCullum chose to bowl and the worst fears of the full-house crowd seemed to be coming true when Scotland slumped to 12 for 4 against...

Joyful Ireland deepen West Indies turmoil

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Ireland at Saxton Field on February 16, 2015 in Nelson, New Zealand.

Ireland put the world in the cup as the obliging West Indies sleepwalked to an embarrassing – does it embarrass them anymore, though? – defeat during which only Darren Sammy and Lendl...

Cricket World Cup 2015: India crush rivals Pakistan

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Virat Kohli compiled a composed hundred to help defending champions India begin the World Cup with a 76-run victory over fierce rivals Pakistan. Kohli made 107 and shared century stands with both...

Kohli proves his weight in gold again

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on February 15, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.

It was only 300. It could easily have been 320, or even 330. Eighty-three runs were scored in the last 10 overs, but only 27 came from the last five. India’s batsmen are unfortunately followed...

New Zealand defeats Sri Lanka, Australia defeats England

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New Zealand opened the Cricket World Cup with an impressive 98-run victory over Sri Lanka on Friday night in Christchurch, New Zealand. Later, in Melbourne, Australia cruised to a 111-run victory...

Fielding woes continue Sri Lankan distress-ANDREW FIDEL FERNANDO

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No loss inspires as much regret as one conceived by spilled catches. No day feels so wasted as the one defined by a few sorry moments. For Sri Lanka, their time in New Zealand has been continually...

Specialist bowlers or allrounders? Mathews undecided

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Beginning his World Cup on the back of a difficult few weeks in New Zealand, Sri Lanka captainAngelo Mathews was characteristically non-committal on the likely combination to appear in the...

England set for fiery Valentine’s day date

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A full house crowd in excess of 90,000 is expected at the MCG to see these old enemies start their World Cup campaigns. Most will be expecting a Valentine’s day massacre. With Australia having...

Iynkaranesan hands over vehicles for veterinary surgeons in the North

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Northern Provincial Minister Iynkaranesan handed over eight vehicles to veterinary surgeons in the north for enhancing veterinary services in the province at a simple event held at Sangilyan Poonga...

Injured Ishant Sharma ruled out of World Cup 2015

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India’s senior-most pacer Ishant Sharma was on Saturday ruled out of the Cricket World Cup owing to a knee injury after he was the only one among the four injured cricketers who failed in the...

Heavyweights look to exorcise knockout ghosts

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When South Africa first featured in a World Cup, in 1992, they had only played three one-day matches. By the time they played in their sixth tournament, in 2011, they had participated in 452 ODIs. In...

Sri Lanka always find a way to be in contention

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Sri Lanka stunned the world by winning the World Cup in 1996, a mere 14 years after becoming a Test nation. Since then, they have come close on a couple of occasions, finishing runners-up in the last...

Serena Williams ends 14-year Indian Wells boycott

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Serena Williams has ended her boycott of Indian Wells, 14 years after suffering racist abuse at the tournament. The American will contest the BNP Paribas Open at the Californian...

Cricket World Cup contenders saddled with familiar baggage

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With strong hosts expected to challenge, a highly-fancied South Africa facing their demons and a sprawling format certain to generate criticism, the cricket World Cup’s return to Australia and...

ICC Cricket World Cup: There is one team India dread, this time too…

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Guess who India have never beaten at the World Cup. Can they do this time around? Relive their previous encounters before looking too far ahead. Besides winning the trophy two times, the record in...

5 worrying factors for Team India ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Defending champions India in a couple of week’s time will begin its title defence in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and it remains to be seen whether they succeed in pre-mediated motto of...

Pakistan need to find best XI early

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Pakistan have an impressive World Cup record with one title, one runners-up finish and four semi-final appearances over the last ten editions of the tournament. However, the 1992 champions arrive at...

West Indies in need of redemption song

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West Indies come to the World Cup looking to redeem a reputation tarnished by the events of 2014. The aborted tour of India due to a contracts dispute between the squad led by Dwayne Bravo, the West...

Not Dilshan, someone from outside team wanted removal as Lanka coach, says Geoff Marsh

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Sri Lanka’s former Australian coach Geoff Marsh believes that someone from outside the team had a hand in his sacking. Marsh, as a national coach for Sri Lankan team, was sacked from his job...

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova

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Serena Williams came through a rain delay and a coughing fit to show that, at 33, she still reigns supreme in women’s tennis. The world No 1 claimed her second Grand Slam in succession and her...

Asian Cup final: Australia beat South Korea after extra time

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A James Troisi goal in extra time gave Australia a 2-1 victory over South Korea and their first Asian Cup success after a thrilling final in Sydney. A sharp turn and 25-yard shot from...

Australian Open: Sharapova, Williams, Murray into final

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Serena Williams has five titles from five finals at Melbourne Park, and earned a chance at another one when she advanced to a championship match against Maria Sharapova, who has one Australian title...

India to host Twenty20 in 2016, says ICC

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India is all set to host the next Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be held from March 11 to April 3 in 2016, after the ICC Board, which held its first meeting of 2015 at the ICC Headquarters,...

Sean Abbott named Australia’s young cricketer of the year

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Sean Abbott has been named Australia’s young cricketer of the year, two months after bowling the delivery which led to the death of Phillip Hughes. A ball from the 22-year-old struck Australia...

Michael Clarke on a collision course with Cricket Australia as his teammates move on

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In the lead-up to the Sydney Test, the Australian team enjoyed a barbecue at the luxury South Coogee home of opening batsman Dave Warner. The six-bedroom, five-bathroom, three-level mansion...

Kevin Pietersen calls for franchises in English T20 cricket

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Former England batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Michael Carberry insist English Twenty 20 should adopt the franchise system used in India and Australia. Both played in this year’s Australian Big...

NZ take series with 120-run win

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A 117-run third-wicket stand between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor was the centrepiece of New Zealand’s imposing 315 for 8, which founded a 120-run victory against an ailing Sri Lanka....

Inzamam Ul Haq:rom Heros to Villains

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We misread the wicket at Lord’s and our ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 final against Australia was over before lunch was served. Despite losing the lopsided finale, I still believe this was the...

Battered Big Bash Seagull Makes Gutsiest Comeback in Cricket History

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The annals of sporting history are dotted with instances of special individuals overcoming tremendous adversities, defying all odds, and snatching glory when it loomed as the least likely outcome....

England’s Jimmy Anderson defends sledging as part of the spectacle

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  Anderson  has defended the use of sledging in cricket, claiming it is a legitimate tactic that is good for the game. The England bowler was speaking in the wake of the latest incident involving...

Kohli at No. 4 – defensive or practical?

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Virat Kohli was India’s best batsman in the Tests. He was setting the tone. He was taking Australia on. He was the face of the Indian team on this tour. He has also been an extremely...

‘Rules make it hard to play part-time bowler’ – Dravid

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Former India captain Rahul Dravid and former South Africa captain Graeme Smith said the rule changes in ODI cricket will encourage fielding teams to have a more attacking mindset in the 2015...

‘The definition of a cricketing genius’–Twitter reactions to AB de Villiers’ record-shattering 31-ball ODI hundred

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“Not the worst entertainment from AB right now. Best in the world without a doubt.” Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor “Have to say @ABdeVilliers17 is the definition of a Cricketing...

Martin Crowe: David Warner’s thuggish behaviour has gone too far

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Martin Crowe has branded David Warner a “thug” who risks causing a full-scale on-field brawl during the World Cup. Crowe’s comments came in the wake of Warner’s ugly confrontation with...

Triangular series: Australia beats India

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Australia 269-6 (49 overs) has won India 267-8 (50 overs) by four wickets. Rohit Sharma’s 138 could not prevent Australia beating India by four wickets, to make it two wins out of two.

Brett Lee retires from Twenty20s

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Fast bowler Brett Lee has announced his retirement from Twenty20 cricket, effective from the end of this year’s BBL campaign. Lee, 38, became a domestic T20 specialist after retiring from...

Dilshan, spinners, run outs foil NZ

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Sri Lanka sauntered to their first victory of the New Zealand tour, after Tillakaratne Dilshan hit a breezy 116 off 127 balls on a fine batting surface at Seddon Park. The six-wicket win had been...

SL seek upsurge against injury-hit hosts

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Nine game days, three matches, and no victories so far – Sri Lanka had not expected to steamroll their opposition in New Zealand, but the disappointments have now begun to stack up, and a...

Chris Rogers: Australia players did not dishonour memory of Phillip Hughes

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Chris Rogers has defended Australia’s on-field conduct after Jonathan Agnew, the BBC cricket correspondent, accused them of dishonouring the memory of their fallen team-mate, Phillip Hughes, with...

‘There is no axe to grind’ – Lloyd

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the former West Indies captain and current chairman of selectors, has said that the absence of “exceptional performances” from the pair of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, coupled with...

Chris Rogers says Australia will not hold back on-pitch aggression

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Australia batsman Chris Rogers insists his side have no intention of toning down their on-field conduct after Jonathan Agnew criticised their behaviour in the aftermath of Phillip Hughes’ death....

India bowling a big letdown – Dravid

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In the wake of India’s 2-0 series defeat in Australia and their slide to No. 7 in the Test rankings,Rahul Dravid has urged a long-term approach to improving their overseas performances....

Gayle onslaught powers WI to victory

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Clive Lloyd complained recently that T20 cricket had “messed up” West Indies but whatever the ills of the shortest format it certainly stirs something in the Caribbean soul. Easily...

Pakistan pick Sohail Khan for World Cup

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Pakistan have picked 30-year old fast bowler Sohail Khan in their 15-man squad for the 2015 World Cup. Sohail had played the last of his five ODIs in Zimbabwe in 2011, but took ten wickets in two...

Kohli and Rahul hundreds lift India

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It is hard to decide what was more predictable on a belter of a Sydney pitch, the Steven Smithcentury that was raised on day two or the Virat Kohli hundred that arrived on day three. They now have...