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CWC-2015: Faf du Plessis World Cup 100

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd March 2015

CWC-2015: Faf du Plessis World Cup 100 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AUSTRALIA : South Africa’s Faf du Plessis celebrates his century during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between Ireland and South Africa in Canberra on March 3, 2015....


Irfan, Misbah improves in ICC ranking

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Irfan, Misbah improves in ICC ranking KARACHI:  Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq climbed two place following his stubborn knock of 73 runs against Zimbabwe in their ICC Cricket World Cup match in Brisbane on Sunday. According to One-day ranking released by International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday Misbah climbed to 13th spot from 15th Other batsmen to head in the right direction are...


Batsmen’s role will be crucial in coming ties: Shaharyar Khan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Batsmen’s role will be crucial in coming ties: Shaharyar Khan KARACHI: After great show by the bowlers, Pakistan batsmen’s role will be crucial in taking the team in the quarterfinals of Cricket World Cup, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Muhammad Khan said on Monday. “Our bowlers particularly Wahab and Irfan bowled Pakistan to an exciting victory over Zimbabwe,” he told APP in an exclusive...


Faulkner eager to kickstart World Cup campaign

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Faulkner eager to kickstart World Cup campaign PERTH, Australia: Australia all-rounder James Faulkner said Monday he was raring to go against Afghanistan after fearing his World Cup might be over before it had started. Last month, Faulkner suffered a side strain while bowling during Australia’s 112-run tri-series final win over England in Perth a match where he smashed a 24-ball 50 not out...


Dalmiya seals comeback as India board chief

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Dalmiya seals comeback as India board chief NEW DELHI: Jagmohan Dalmiya, who turned India into cricket’s financial powerhouse before being unceremoniously dumped by his peers, returned as board president Monday in place of the sport’s scandal-hit global supremo. Dalmiya was elected unopposed as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as part of a deal which observers say...


Mountain fires worry Steyn ahead of landmark match

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Mountain fires worry Steyn ahead of landmark match CANBERRA: African fast bowler Dale Steyn plays his 100th one-day international on Tuesday looking to regain top form despite being distracted by mountain fires raging near his home in Cape Town. “Massive fire behind my house in Stonehurst! Plz be safe and watch out for the mountain animals trying to escape it, porcupines, tortoises.” Steyn...


Cummins set to miss Afghanistan match

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Cummins set to miss Afghanistan match SYDNEY: Australia’s Pat Cummins is set to miss Wednesday’s World Cup clash against Afghanistan after the fast bowler’s latest injury setback, Cricket Australia said Monday. Officials said Cummins had suffered a “slight side strain” and was now doubtful for Wednesday’s match against tournament debutants Afghanistan in Perth. Cummins scored seven not out and took two...


Cricket: South Africa’s Birrell bats for Ireland future

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st March 2015

Cricket: South Africa’s Birrell bats for Ireland future CANBERRA: South Africa’s assistant coach Adrian Birrell wants the decision to cut the next World Cup to 10 teams from 14 to be reversed, saying he did not want his former wards at Ireland to be left out. Birrell, who coached Ireland for four years from 2007 to 2011, said the non-Test playing nation had...


Cricket: Defiant Misbah takes Pakistan to 235-7 against Zimbabwe

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st March 2015

Cricket: Defiant Misbah takes Pakistan to 235-7 against Zimbabwe BRISBANE, Australia: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq struck a defiant 73 as Zimbabwe held Pakistan to 235 for seven in their crucial World Cup Pool B match at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday. Misbah strode to the crease with his side in desperate trouble at 4-2 at the end of the fourth over and was out 121...


Cricket: Sri Lanka hammer England as Pakistan seek Zimbabwe boost

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st March 2015

Cricket: Sri Lanka hammer England as Pakistan seek Zimbabwe boost Sri Lanka inflicted England’s third crushing defeat by a Test nation at this World Cup with a nine-wicket win on Sunday that left their opponents’ quarter-final hopes hanging by a thread as Pakistan looked to revive their bid for a place in the last eight. Chasing 310 for victory, Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly...


India unbeaten at World Cup after UAE rout

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

India unbeaten at World Cup after UAE rout PERTH:  India’s World Cup confidence continued to climb as they thrashed the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets in their Pool B match at Perth’s WACA Ground on Saturday. The UAE managed just 102 after winning the toss and electing to bat, the lowest ever total against India at a World Cup. The defending champions...


England out to silence critics against Sri Lanka

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

England out to silence critics against Sri Lanka WELLINGTON: England are determined to restore their World Cup credibility in a crunch Pool A match Sunday against an improving Sri Lanka. Eoin Morgan’s men return to Wellington’s Westpac stadium for the fixture, scene of a humiliating eight-wicket loss to New Zealand on February 20. That defeat, a day-nighter in which England folded so quickly...


India beat UAE by nine wickets at World Cup

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

India beat UAE by nine wickets at World Cup Perth, Australia: India have won the 21st match of cricket WC-2015 by nine wickets against UAE. India’s Rohit Sharma (L) embraces teammate Virat Kohli after their win during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between the UAE and India in Perth on February 28, 2015....


CWC-2015: UAE dismissed for 102 runs by India

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

CWC-2015: UAE dismissed for 102 runs by India UAE dismissed for 102 runs by India Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA : India’s Umesh Yadav (R) celebrates with teammate Ravindra Jadeja (L) as they leave the field after dismissing the United Arab Emirates for 102 runs during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between the UAE and India in Perth on February 28,...


WC2015: National team starts training session

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

WC2015: National team starts training session BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: Pakistan cricketers during the training session ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Gabba Cricket Stadium in Brisbane on February 28, 2015....


Pakistan look to rescue World Cup campaign

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Pakistan look to rescue World Cup campaign BRISBANE: Pakistan’s calamity hit World Cup campaign stops off at Brisbane on Sunday where they will look to get their first points on the board and so keep their quarter-final hopes alive against a bruised and battered Zimbabwe. On the field, 1992 champions Pakistan have been mauled by 76 runs by bitter rivals India and...


Pakistan v Zimbabwe head to head

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Pakistan v Zimbabwe head to head Total played: 47 Pakistan won 42; Zimbabwe won 3; Tied 1; No result 1 Last match: Aug 31, 2013 – Pakistan won by 108 runs in Harare Pakistan look to Zimbabwe clash for confidence boost SYDNEY: Misbah-ul-Haq is looking for a confidence-boosting performance from his team but most of all a first victory of the...


Malinga gamble starting to pay dividends for Sri Lanka

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Malinga gamble starting to pay dividends for Sri Lanka The toe crusher is hitting the target, the bouncer is coming out well and, most importantly, the wicket column is swelling again. Three games into the World Cup and Sri Lanka’s calculated gamble on Lasith Malinga appears to be paying off. Sanath Jayasuria knew exactly what he and his colleagues on the selection committee were...


India v United Arab Emirates, Perth

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

India v United Arab Emirates, Perth PERTH: India paceman Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the match against United Arab Emirates in Perth with a knee injury but the reigning champions should be able to cope with the associate member minnows without him....


UAE win toss, opt to bat against India in Perth

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

UAE win toss, opt to bat against India in Perth PERTH: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir won the toss and opted to bat first in their World Cup Pool B match against defending champions India at the WACA in Perth on Saturday. The Emiratis were unchanged from their last match, which they lost by two wickets to Ireland. The side also lost to Zimbabwe...


Unbelievable !New Zealand scrape home by ‘One Wicket’ at Eden Park!

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Unbelievable !New Zealand scrape home by ‘One Wicket’ at Eden Park! Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND: Kane Williamson won it with a SIX after five wickets to Mitch Starc almost stole the match for Australia. However, New Zealand won by one wicket. TA Boult (New Zealand) got the player of the match award by taking five important wickets of Australian batting line up in 10 overs, 27...


Terminally ill Crowe ‘honoured’ by Hall of Fame award

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Terminally ill Crowe ‘honoured’ by Hall of Fame award AUCKLAND: Zealand great Martin Crowe was inducted into Cricket’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, the terminally ill former batsman describing it as a “great honour” and prompting a standing ovation from 40,000 fans at Eden Park. Known as one of the game’s most stylish batsmen, the 52-year-old became the third New Zealander behind Richard Hadlee...


Festive Auckland welcomes World Cup rivals

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Festive Auckland welcomes World Cup rivals AUCKLAND: Thousands of fans packed Eden Park on Saturday for the World Cup clash between four-time champions Australia and New Zealand, insisting they were witnessing “the final before the final.” The match promised to be a blockbuster as both teams vied for top position in Pool A to earn the benefit of playing relatively weaker opposition...


New Zealand unchanged for Australia clash

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

New Zealand unchanged for Australia clash New Zealand will bring an unchanged lineup to Eden Park for a fourth straight game for Saturday’s highly-anticipated clash against World Cup co-hosts Australia, captain Brendon McCullum said. New Zealand have won all three of their pool matches with the same side, their last an eight-wicket humiliation of England at Wellington. Paceman Tim Southee, who...


Ahmed Shahzad would fit for Zimbabwe clash

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

Ahmed Shahzad would fit for Zimbabwe clash KARACHI: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad is likely to recover in time from a minor ankle injury to take the field against Zimbabwe on March 1, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Friday. “Ahmed Shehzad had “complained of acute pain in the region of the left Achilles’ tendon during a fielding training session” PCB statement said....


“Rest Younis, play Sarfraz” : Sarfraz Nawaz

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

“Rest Younis, play Sarfraz” : Sarfraz Nawaz ISLAMABAD: Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz while disappointed on Pakistan’s performance in the World Cup said Younis Khan should be rested in the next match as he has lost his confidence. Talking to APP, former Test Cricketer said Sarfraz Ahmed should open with Nasir Jamshed if Ahmed Shehzad cannot play in the next match due...


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