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Ricky Ponting picks Australia to win Cricket World Cup through big-game experience

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Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting, speaking from Milbrook Resort in Central Otago ahead of the NZ Golf Open, says his old team’s big game experience will prove the difference come...

Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa ease into quarter-finals

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South Africa moved into the World Cup quarter-finals with a routine 146-run victory over United Arab Emirates. Proteas captain AB de Villiers top scored and was dismissed on 99 after useful...

Sri Lanka skipper begs Sangakkara not to quit

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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said Wednesday that he has gone down on his knees to beg record-breaking batsman Kumar Sangakkara not to quit after the World Cup. Sangakkara, 37, will call time on...

Five in Five for India

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India’s remarkable turnaround at the Cricket World Cup continued on Tuesday with a fifth consecutive win ensuring the defending champion will top its pool heading into the quarterfinals. India beat...

Pakistan ready to take on big guns, says Misbah

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Pakistan are ready to take on the big guns in the knockout stage of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, their captain Misbah-ul-Haq said on Tuesday.“I have told the players there are no...

Bangladesh & Sri Lanka qualify for ICC world cup 2015 Quarter Finals

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Bangladesh has qualified for the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 following its victory over England at the Adelaide Oval on Monday. Bangladesh’s victory means Sri Lanka has secured...

We’ve let people down’ – Moores

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Peter Moores, the England coach, made a tentative defence of his position following his side’s calamitous World Cup exit after a 15-run defeat to Bangladesh. Moores was appointed only in...

Cricket World Cup: Australia hold off Sri Lanka to win by 64 runs

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A heroic run chase from Sri Lanka almost cost Australia victory before the hosts triumphed by 64 runs in their cricket World Cup pool match at the SCG on Sunday evening. Glenn Maxwell battered Sri...

Ireland need one win to qualify; WI dependent on others

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While Pakistan’s win against South Africa has given them a chance to qualify for the quarter-finals without getting into the complications of net run-rate, Zimbabwe’s loss to Ireland has...

109th “Battle of the North”: St. Johns College wins by 84 runs

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St. Johns College Jaffna beat Central College Jaffna by 84 runs in the 109th ‘Battle of the North’ at the Jaffna Central College grounds today. Batting first St. Johns College Batsmen showed very...

St. Johns College dominates the 109th “ Battle of the North”

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Jaffna St. John’s College has held Jaffna Central to only 164 all out in its first innings of the second day of their 109th “ Battle of the North” at the Jaffna Central College Grounds today....

Dhoni, bowlers extend World Cup streak

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india sealed their progress to the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals as they recorded a nervy four-wicket win over West Indies.The defending champions looked set for a comfortable victory in Pool B...

The 109th “Battle of the North”: SJC 300/7; JCC 9/0

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The 109th  “ Battle of the North”, the Big Match encounter between Jaffna Central College and Jaffna St. Johns College, commenced at the Jaffna Central College Grounds today. Jaffna Central...

Can’t do much when Gayle, AB is in form: Dhoni

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There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare...

Vattakachi Lucky star female team became the champion

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 Vattakachi Lucky Star Sports Club won the championship in the netball match for females held among sports clubs that are registered under the Karaichi DS division. The lucky star team played...

‘Yaal Vetrikinnam’ football competition in Jaffna

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Nediyakaadu Youth Sports Club has organized a district level football competition in Jaffna. The match is being held in Nediyakaadu Youth Sports Club’s playground. Many teams take part in this...

South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs

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South Africa condemned Ireland to their first defeat of the World Cup as they cruised to a 201-run win in Canberra.Hashim Amla hit 159, Faf du Plessis 109 and Rilee Rossouw a rapid unbeaten 61 in...

A GREAT RUN-CHASE-MUTTIAH MURALIDARAN

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One thing is clear after Sri Lanka’s great run-chase against England in Wellington: the make-up of the side needs a re-think. Because although the batting is top-class and is clicking superbly...

Sri Lanka Win Threatens England’s Cricket World Cup Hopes

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Sri Lanka moved one step closer Sunday to a place in the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal, while England’s hopes are hanging by a thread.Similar to the last match they played in Wellington’s...

WAHAB, IRFAN GIVE PAKISTAN FIRST POINTS

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Former champions Pakistan survived a scare to pull off a dramatic 20-run victory over Zimbabwe and record their first win at the 2015 World Cup.Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s stubborn 73 and a fiery...

Rampant India too strong for UAE in Pool B

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Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed four wickets to lead a strong Indian bowling performance as the defending champions eased to a nine-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup...

Joint-worst defeat in WC history

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West Indies must be sick of AB de Villiers and South Africa by now. As if all those records broken in Johannesburg earlier this year were not enough, South Africa returned to embarrass them with...

Sloppy Bangladesh fall flat in MCG debut

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Bangladesh waited nearly 30 years and 296 one-day matches for their chance to grace the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground but failed to live up to the occasion on Thursday with an abominable fielding...

Ireland edge out UAE in Pool B

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Gary Wilson hit 80 to help Ireland to a nervy two-wicket World Cup win over the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane. Shaiman Anwar scored a maiden ODI century as the UAE part-timers hit 147 from their...

Gayle blows West Indies back on course

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There was a feeling, and on Zimbabwe’s part it was more of a fear, that Gayle would not let that go without having a say of his own. But in the first over, there was the possibility he would...

No one gives us any chance in any tournament

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What’s the feeling in the team like after a slow start?  We just have to realise that it’s a long tournament. A World Cup is five to six weeks and you have to build your campaign. We...

Dhawan hundred sets up another big-day win

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India showed just why no one was writing them off even after they had spent two-and-a-half months in Australia without a win. They might not be the strongest team in the field, but on big days in...

Mahela, Thisara douse Afghanistan hopes

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The World Cup has had its first thriller. And guess what? It involved a Full Member against an Associate. Afghanistan glimpsed the greatest victory of their short international history in Dunedin...

Russell leads rout of sloppy Pakistan

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wo most frustrating teams of these times matched each other mistake for mistake until West Indies took the decisive advantage in the last 14 overs of their innings and the first four of the defence....

Thisara important to team balance – Mahela

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Mahela Jayawardene has marked out allrounder Thisara Perera as a key man in Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign, labelling him a “match-winner” and a player that can bring balance to...

Southee, McCullum trample England

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Tim Southee produced one of the great displays of ODI bowling and Brendon McCullumhammered a World Cup record 18-ball fifty as New Zealand produced a display of scarcely believable dominance in...

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

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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

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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

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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...