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Protests in Bangladesh over ‘biased’ umpiring

Posted by on 19/03/2015
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Protests in Bangladesh over ‘biased’ umpiring

Protests in Bangladesh over ‘biased’ umpiring

DHAKA: Hundreds of Bangladesh cricket supporters yesterday burnt an effigy of Pakistani cricket umpire Aleem Dar and marched in the capital Dhaka after the country was knocked out of the World Cup. They chanted “Shame, Shame. No to ICC conspiracy,” as they shouted slogans against the umpires and the International Cricket Council after Bangladesh’s best […]

Dhoni becomes third captain to get 100 ODI wins

Posted by on 19/03/2015
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Dhoni becomes third captain to get 100 ODI wins

Dhoni becomes third captain to get 100 ODI wins

MELBOURNE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni may never match the mountain of runs, nor enjoy the same fanatical following as Sachin Tendulkar, but he does have one thing over his former team mate. When it comes to captaining India’s one-day international cricket team, Dhoni is in a class of his own. Leading the most popular team in […]

Rohit stars as unbeaten India cruise into semi-final

Posted by on 19/03/2015
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Rohit stars as unbeaten India cruise into semi-final

Rohit stars as unbeaten India cruise into semi-final

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South Africa storm into semis

Posted by on 18/03/2015
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South Africa storm into semis

South Africa storm into semis

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Irfan ruled out of World Cup

Posted by on 17/03/2015
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Irfan ruled out of World Cup

Irfan ruled out of World Cup

ADELAIDE: Giant Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan was ruled out of the World Cup yesterday because of a stress fracture to his pelvis, an injury which captain Misbah-ul-Haq described as a “huge setback”. The 32-year-old first felt the hip injury in the 129-run win over the United Arab Emirates two weeks ago when he bowled […]

Number’s up for superstitions

Posted by on 17/03/2015
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Number’s up for superstitions

Number’s up for superstitions

ADELAIDE: Cricket is a game of numbers, of runs and wickets, averages and strike rates, all examined in mind-boggling detail. But for Pakistan’s Umar Akmal and Haris Sohail, the crucial figure is the one on their backs. They are just two players whose superstitions have influenced their choice of shirt numbers at the tournament. Akmal […]

West Indies down UAE

Posted by on 15/03/2015
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West Indies down UAE

West Indies down UAE

NAPIER: The West Indies overpowered the United Arab Emirates by six wickets in their last Pool B match yesterday. They reached their victory target of 176 runs in just 30.3 overs in Napier. After a labored performance in the field in the must-win match, the West Indies picked up the intensity when batting, as the […]

Pakistan crush Ireland to reach quarter-finals

Posted by on 15/03/2015
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Pakistan crush Ireland to reach quarter-finals

Pakistan crush Ireland to reach quarter-finals

ADELAIDE: Sarfraz Ahmed scored Pakistan’s first World Cup century since 2007 to lead his team into the quarter-finals with a seven-wicket romp past Ireland at the Adelaide Oval yesterday. Left-armer Wahab Riaz took three wickets and fellow-seamers Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali snared two apiece as Ireland, electing to bat, were shot out for 237 […]

Guptill stars for NZ

Posted by on 13/03/2015
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Guptill stars for NZ

Guptill stars for NZ

HAMILTON: Opener Martin Guptill hit a fighting century to guide New Zealand to their sixth consecutive victory in the World Cup with a three-wicket win over an inspired Bangladesh in Hamilton yesterday. Guptill scored 105 for his sixth one-day hundred to help the co-hosts chase down a daunting 289-run target with seven balls to spare […]

S Africa books q-final place at Cricket W Cup

Posted by on 12/03/2015
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S Africa books q-final place at Cricket W Cup

S Africa books q-final place at Cricket W Cup

WELLINGTON: South Africa’s bowlers backed up a solid batting performance led by captain AB de Villiers’ 99 to ensure they qualified for the knockout phase of the World Cup with a 146-run victory over United Arab Emirates at Wellington Regional Stadium yestersday. De Villiers had been the lynchpin of South Africa’s 341 for six that […]

Vaughan: Remove Moores and put him in charge of kids

Posted by on 11/03/2015
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Vaughan: Remove Moores and put him in charge of kids

Vaughan: Remove Moores and put him in charge of kids

LONDON: England coach Peter Moores should be removed from his current position and put in charge of the “kids”, according to former captain Michael Vaughan. Moores, handed a second stint as head coach last April, has come under intense fire since England’s defeat by Bangladesh on Monday condemned them to an early return from the […]

Sangakkara makes history as Sri Lanka flay Scotland

Posted by on 11/03/2015
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Sangakkara makes history as Sri Lanka flay Scotland

Sangakkara makes history as Sri Lanka flay Scotland

HOBART: Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to score four consecutive one-day centuries as Sri Lanka thrashed Scotland by 148 runs in the World Cup in Hobart yesterday. The left-hander hit 124 off 95 balls and Tillakaratne Dilshan made 104 as the Islanders piled up 363 for nine and then bowled Scotland out for 215 […]