Worldcup 2015

ICC World Cup: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Preview, Match 18, Melbourne

Sri Lanka has reason to be happy at the prospect of taking on Bangladesh in Melbourne on Thursday (February 25). Having struggled to put in a convincing performance in two games so far at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka needs a spark, the all-important big win, that can ignite its campaign. And which better team to face...

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ICC World Cup: 16th Match, Pool B, Wilson, K O’Brien seal tense win

BRISBANE: Ireland on Wednesday defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by two wickets in a thrilling World Cup Pool B match at the Gabba. Chasing 279 to win, Gary Wilson top-scored for Ireland with 80 although it was Kevin O’Brien who gave the innings impetus with a 24-ball half-century as victory was secured with just four balls remaining. Earlier, Pakistan-born...

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Shaiman Anwar’s rapid ton takes UAE to 278

BRISBANE: Shaiman Anwar scored the first hundred by a United Arab Emirates batsman at the World Cup as the Middle East side posted 278 for nine against Ireland in their Pool B match at Gabba ground. The UAE, who lost the toss, were in dire straits at 131 for six but Pakistan-born Anwar counter-attacked with 106 off 83 balls and...

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ICC World Cup: Pool B, Match 16, Ireland v UAE, Match preview

When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off for the first time in a One-Day International in their Pool B match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on Wednesday (February 25), it will be with the backdrop of the larger picture. Wednesday’s match will see cricket return to the city after Cyclone Marcia affected...

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ICC World Cup: Gayle, Samuels partnership lead WI to victory over Zim

CANBERRA: West indies beat Zimbabwe in Pool B match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 by 73 runs as Gayle scored first double century of World Cup history here on Tuesday, NewsOne reported. West Indies put up a mammoth 372 on board against Zimbabwe. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels entered the record books by hitting the highest-ever partnership in One-Day...

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ICC World Cup: Philander ruled out for West Indies clash

SYDNEY: South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of Friday's key World Cup clash against the West Indies in Sydney after failing to recover from a hamstring injury. Philander hobbled off the field after sending down just four overs in Sunday's 130-run loss to India in Melbourne. "Vernon Philander has sustained a Grade 1 hamstring strain &...

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ICC World Cup: Gayle and Samuels smashed Zimbabwe apart

CANBERRA: West Indies put up a mammoth 372 on board as opening batsman Chris Gayle scored a destructive double century and first ever of the World Cup against Zimbabwe here on Tuesday, NewsOne reported. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels entered the record books by hitting the highest-ever partnership in One-Day International (ODI) cricket by amassing a 372-run stand for the...

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ICC World Cup: 15th match, Pool B, WI vs Zim, Preview

West Indies and Zimbabwe face off against each other at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday (February 24), with a chance to move to second position in the points table in Pool B. Both teams have resurrected their World Cup campaigns after losing their opening matches. While Zimbabwe saw off the United Arab Emirates, West Indies had every reason...

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ICC World Cup: Bangladesh call-up Shafiul to replace exiled Al-Amin

MELBOURNE: Bangladesh on Monday were granted permission to call-up Shafiul Islam to replace fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain who was kicked out of the World Cup squad for breaking a curfew. The 25-year-old Shafiul has played 52 ODIs in which he has scored 124 runs and taken 58 wickets. His last ODI in Bangladesh colours was against Zimbabwe in Dhaka in...

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ICC World Cup: ‘Sleeping giant’ Gayle ready to fire

MELBOURNE: Despite a poor start to the World Cup and eight innings since his last one-day international half-century, West Indies opener Chris Gayle is “awake” and ready to fire up the Caribbeans with a big score, according to captain Jason Holder. Gayle managed a scratchy 36 from 65 balls in the opening loss to Ireland and scored 4 runs in...

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ICC World Cup: Practice cancelled as players sent to detention

BRISBANE: Pakistan team management has decided to call off their practice in order to have ‘emergency meeting’ with the players to inculcate a do-or-die mentality as every match is almost a knockout tie from here on in. The team has lost both its Pool B matches so far, the first against arch-rivals India and the second against West Indies. Pakistan...

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ICC World Cup: England beat Scotland by 119 runs

CHRISTCHURCH: England posted their first victory of the Cricket World Cup 2015 on Monday after opener Moeen Ali inspired the embattled team to a 119-run win over minnows Scotland in Christchurch. Ali starred with the bat, tallying 128 runs for his highest one-day international (ODI) score as England reached 303-8 at the end of their 50-over allotment at Hagley Oval....

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ICC World Cup, 14th Match: Scotland win toss, elect to field against England

Scotland won the toss and elected to field against England in 14th match of ICC World Cup 2015  at Hagley Park in Christchurch. Scotland, who have never won a World Cup match or beaten a Full Member nation in an ODI, brought in tall right-arm seamer Alasdair Evans for Rob Taylor, the left-arm seamer who proved expensive against New Zealand,...

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ICC World Cup: Match 14, Pool A, Scotland v England preview

When a team that has nothing significant to gain, save two points it is expected to scalp, comes up against one that has nothing to lose, there is bound to be a curious transfer of pressure. There is no doubt that it will be England under the pump when it faces Scotland at Hagley Park in Christchurch on Monday (February...

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ICC World Cup: 13th Match, Pool B, India breaks Proteas jinx with 130-run victory

MELBOURNE: India registered a big 130-run victory over South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, breaking the 'curse' of consistent defeats at the hands of the Proteas in the world cup tournament. Chasing 308 to win, South Africa looked nothing like one of the title favourites as they crumbled to 177 all out in the 41st over...

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ICC World Cup: 12th match, Pool A, Jayawardene ton saves face for Sri Lanka

Dunedin, New Zealand: Mahela Jayawardene´s century rescued Sri Lanka from a batting meltdown as they beat Afghanistan by four wickets in their World Cup match in Dunedin on Sunday. Set a modest target of 233 to win the Pool A game, 1996 champions Sri Lanka were stunned when openers Lahiru Thirimanne and Tillakaratne Dilshan both fell for golden ducks. They...

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