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Pakistan’s star Wicketkeeper Batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed Visits KE House

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th March 2015

Pakistan’s star Wicketkeeper Batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed Visits KE House Former K-Electric Skipper visits KE House where he is awarded for his fantastic performance for Pakistan Karachi 28th March 2014: K-Electric welcomed one of its stars back to its Head Office on Friday to award him for his brave and remarkable performance in the ICC World Cup 2015. Pakistan’s wicketkeeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed met with...


Less teams in 2019 World Cup: ICC chief

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th March 2015

Less teams in 2019 World Cup: ICC chief SYDNEY: The head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday the world governing body is unlikely to change its plans to reduce the number of teams at the next World Cup despite being impressed by the performances of the Associate nations during the current tournament. The next World Cup in 2019 will be...


Bollywood Celeb dissing Dhoni 11

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th March 2015

Bollywood Celeb dissing Dhoni 11 Indian film industry is adding insult to injury as Dhoni 11 hasty departure from the world cup 2015, Ram Gopal Varma posted Tweets to scorn the Indian team. After a great defeat handed by Australia, Varma showed his happiness at the lost saying that he hates the game of cricket and is glad over the...


Clarke warns Kiwis of MCG factor in World Cup final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th March 2015

Clarke warns Kiwis of MCG factor in World Cup final SYDNEY:  Skipper Michael Clarke says Australia’s experience playing at the Melbourne Cricket Ground will be a major factor in Sunday’s World Cup final against New Zealand. Australia put themselves in line for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 95-run semi-final victory over defending champions India in Sydney on Thursday. The Black Caps won...


India needs to score 329 runs to play WC Final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th March 2015

India needs to score 329 runs to play WC Final Sydney, Australia: Cricket World Cup 2nd semi-final between Australia and India is continued, India needs to score 329 runs to win the match against Australia, Aaj News reported. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. With the help of Smith remarkable hundred in this do or die match, Australia managed to set the...


Australia win toss, bat in World Cup semi-final

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Australia win toss, bat in World Cup semi-final SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to bat first in their World Cup semi-final against India at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday. Both sides were unchanged for the contest to decide who   meets the other co-hosts New Zealand in Sunday’s final at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The match pits four-times champions...


Intense battle on cards as Australia faces India in CWC semis on Thursday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th March 2015

Intense battle on cards as Australia faces India in CWC semis on Thursday SYDENY: Intense battle will be on the cards as defending champion India faces co-host Australia in the second semifinal of Cricket World Cup (CWC) day/night encounter here a on Thursday. The match is already sold-out in 46,000 capacity Sydney Cricket Ground as thousands of Indian fans are expected to throng the stadium. Four-time former World...


Australia can handle expectation in Sydney semi – Clarke

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th March 2015

Australia can handle expectation in Sydney semi – Clarke SYDNEY: Australia skipper Michael Clarke is confident his side will have no problem handling the weight of local expectation when they meet reigning champions India in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final on Thursday. Australia’s four titles make them the most successful team in World Cup history but only Clarke, Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson survive...


New Zealand still bubbling over semi-final performance

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th March 2015

New Zealand still bubbling over semi-final performance AUCKLAND: Grant Elliott’s towering six which propelled New Zealand into their first cricket World Cup final was still generating media buzz on Wednesday. The 36-year-old dispatched Dale Steyn’s delivery over deep midwicket to take New Zealand to 299 for six on Tuesday, giving them a tense four-wicket victory over South Africa in the first semi-final...


Kohli hails ‘wonderful’ Indian bowling ahead of semi-final

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Kohli hails ‘wonderful’ Indian bowling ahead of semi-final SYDNEY: The transformation of India’s bowlers at the World Cup has been “wonderful to watch” and the reigning champions will have a great chance of reaching the final if 10 Australian wickets tumble on Thursday, says Virat Kohli. India’s bowlers were hammered all over Australia from the start of December to mid-February as the team...


West Indies training squad to face England

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West Indies training squad to face England ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda, Indies 20-man squad for a training camp in Antigua to be staged ahead of the three-Test series against England in April and May: Sulieman Benn, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Leon...


Jubilant Kiwis daring to dream of World Cup glory

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Jubilant Kiwis daring to dream of World Cup glory WELLINGTON: New Zealanders hailed the Black Caps’ cliffhanger World Cup semi-final win over South Africa as one of the country’s top sporting moments Wednesday and finally began dreaming of even greater glory in the tournament decider on Sunday. “One to go,” trumpeted the front page of the New Zealand Herald, while the Dominion Post’s back...


India ready to make tough Australia visit all worthwhile

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th March 2015

India ready to make tough Australia visit all worthwhile SYDNEY: Like a racehorse trained to peak for the big race after months of preparation, India’s cricketers are confident they have timed their run to perfection at the World Cup. The Indians have already spent four months in Australia with nothing to show for their efforts. Beaten by Australia in the Border-Gavaskar test series, then...


New Zealand win stunning semi, Australia gear up for India clash

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2015

New Zealand win stunning semi, Australia gear up for India clash SYDNEY: New Zealand defeated South Africa by four wickets Tuesday in one of the greatest World Cup matches ever played to win through to Sunday’s final as co-hosts Australia got ready for their last-four clash with defending champions India. A rain-affected see-saw semi-final at Auckland’s Eden Park, eventually came down to New Zealand needing five...


Elliott sees New Zealand home in South Africa thriller

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2015

Elliott sees New Zealand home in South Africa thriller AUCKLAND: Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott’s 84 not out, capped with a stunning six off the penultimate ball, saw New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliffhanger World Cup semi-final at Auckland’s Eden Park on Tuesday. Elliott’s winning six, off injured South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn, took New Zealand into the World...


World Cup semi-final reduced to 43 overs a side

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2015

World Cup semi-final reduced to 43 overs a side AUCKLAND: The World Cup semi-final between South Africa and New Zealand on Tuesday was reduced to 43-overs a side, officials said after rain stopped play for nearly two hours in Auckland. The players were forced from the field with South Africa 216-3 after 38 overs. Faf du Plessis was not out 82 with skipper AB...


New Zealand v South Africa highlights

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2015

New Zealand v South Africa highlights AUCKLAND: Highlights of the first innings of Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland (reduced to 43 overs due to rain): Drama at the toss - Matt Henry, 23, had been playing regional cricket for Canterbury in front of a handful of people before he was called into...


New Zealand chase 298 after de Villiers, Miller hit out

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New Zealand chase 298 after de Villiers, Miller hit out AUCKLAND: South Africa captain AB de Villiers produced a rapid 65 not out as South Africa set New Zealand a target of 298 in a rain-shortened World Cup semi-final at Eden Park on Tuesday. South Africa made 281-5 and the figure was revised under the Duckworth/Lewis system after the match was reduced to 43 overs...


Australia’s Finch reckons he’s close to the ‘big one’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2015

Australia’s Finch reckons he’s close to the ‘big one’ SYDNEY, March 24 (Reuters) – Opener Aaron Finch knows he’s the one Australian batsman struggling for runs ahead of Thursday’s World Cup semi-final against India but, ever confident, thinks a big innings is just around the corner. Finch opened his campaign with a pugnacious 135 against England but has struggled since, contributing just 54 runs...


Australia coach tips high-scoring semi-final with India

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2015

Australia coach tips high-scoring semi-final with India MELBOURNE, March 24 (Reuters) – Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes the Sydney Cricket Ground pitch will produce a high-scoring World Cup semi-final against India on Thursday. “I think the Sydney pitch will be very similar to the one we used in the game against Sri Lanka more than a fortnight ago when almost 700 runs...


World Cup New Zealand v South Africa line-ups

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2015

World Cup New Zealand v South Africa line-ups Line-ups for the World Cup match between New Zealand and South Africa on Tuesday in Auckland, New Zealand South Africa won toss and decided to bat New Zealand:  Brendon McCullum (capt), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult South Africa: Hashim Amla,...


Henry in for NZ as S.Africa bat first in Cup semi-final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2015

Henry in for NZ as S.Africa bat first in Cup semi-final AUCKLAND: Pace bowler Matt Henry has jumped from first-class cricket to a World Cup semi-final, named in New Zealand’s team to play South Africa at Eden Park on Tuesday. Henry, who was a late replacement for fast bowler Adam Milne on Monday, will get early use of the ball after South Africa captain AB de...


Need to fix our domestic cricket: Afridi

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd March 2015

Need to fix our domestic cricket: Afridi ISLAMABAD: All-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi while apologizing to the nation for the loss in the World Cup said we need to fix our domestic cricket system and shouldn’t change it so frequently for better results in future. Afridi said first of all I would like to apologize to fans and people of Pakistan that the...


Maxwell wants SCG to be green and mean

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd March 2015

Maxwell wants SCG to be green and mean SYDNEY: Australia batting star Glenn Maxwell wants the Sydney Cricket Ground to be mean and green for Thursday’s World Cup semi-final against India despite the pitch’s reputation as a spinners’ paradise. Maxwell believes home field advantage could be key as the co-hosts look to end the defending champions’ seven-match winning streak at the tournament, an...


Best four in World Cup semis, says Hesson

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd March 2015

Best four in World Cup semis, says Hesson AUCKLAND:  There can be no argument about the makeup of the World Cup semi-finals, with the best four teams still alive, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson declared Sunday. New Zealand were the last confirmed semi-finalists when Martin Guptill’s stunning 237 not out set up a lop-sided 143-run victory over the West Indies in Wellington on...


Poor batting main cause in Pakistan’s ouster from World Cup quarters

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st March 2015

Poor batting main cause in Pakistan’s ouster from World Cup quarters ADELAIDE: Apart from batting debacle, dropping a couple of vital  catches could be said as main cause of Pakistan’s ouster from ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final against Australia on Friday. However above all – irresponsible batting, poor shot selection and lack of determination and application among the batsmen halted Pakistan team’s progress in the semi-final....


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