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  • Twitter explodes as India enter World Cup 2015 semi-finals 19-03-2015 05:23 PM

    Rohit Sharma stroked an authoritative century and Umesh Yadav claimed four wickets to help defending champion India advance to the World Cup semi-finals with a 109-run win over Bangladesh on Thursday. Rohit scored 137 off just 126 balls with 14 boundaries and three sixes, sharing a 122 -run fourth-wicket partnership...
  • India's World Cup defence enters semi-finals, Bangladesh out 19-03-2015 03:41 PM

    Melbourne: Rohit Sharma slammed a brilliant 126-ball 137 and Umesh Yadav took a four-for to help India thrash Bangladesh by a convincing margin of 109 runs and book their place in the semis of the cricket World Cup 2015. A matured Rohit smashed an authoritative century to help India recover...
  • World Cup 2015: Happy to make it count in a quarter-final, says Rohit 19-03-2015 02:25 PM

    Rohit Sharma's seventh one-day International (ODI) century helped India post 302 for 6 in the World Cup 2015 quarter-final against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Rohit was at his very best as he began the innings with a drive through extra-cover for a four off the very first...
  • As it happened: India vs Bangladesh, 2nd quarter-final 19-03-2015 07:51 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) As India look to hold on to their winning momentum and register their seventh win on the trot in the tournament, Bangladesh would aim to upset the defending champions just like they did way back in the group stages of 2007....
  • Watch: South Africa storm into semis, ICC World Cup, Day 30 highlights 18-03-2015 09:53 PM

    South Africa stormed into the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday with a nine-wicket rout of Sri Lanka which brought the curtain down on the ODI careers of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. ...
  • World Cup: Twitter bids adieu to Sangakkara, Jayawardene 18-03-2015 07:37 PM

    Sri Lankan greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene bid farewell to limited overs cricket on Wednesday, disappointed with a World Cup quarter-final defeat but happy that Sri Lanka were in a better place than when he came into the side in 2000. The elegant lefthander scored 45 runs against South...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Quarter-final 18-03-2015 07:54 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) It will be a highly-charged contest between two powerful batting line-ups as former champions Sri Lanka take on superbly talented but traditional under-performers South Africa in the first quarter-final of the cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). In...
  • World Cup: Seven things you must know about the seven knockout games 17-03-2015 08:04 AM

    After 42 matches and 29 days of competition, the 2015 ICC World Cup has its eight quarter-finalist from the 14 competing times. And from March 18, when the knockouts begin, one of those last eight will start bidding adieu to the tournament - that's the level of pressure knockouts bring....
  • Watch: Pakistan, WI qualify for quarters, ICC World Cup, Day 29 highlights 16-03-2015 10:16 AM

    Sarfraz Ahmed scored Pakistan's first World Cup century since 2007 to lead them into the quarters while bowlers starred for Windies to help them beat UAE. ...
  • World Cup: Pakistan ensure a spot for West Indies in quarters 15-03-2015 05:05 PM

    A win against UAE was not good enough for the Caribbean side to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the World Cup as they had to wait for the match between Pakistan and Ireland to finish. The first job was done as West Indies got the better of UAE...
  • Watch: India finish pool stage unbeaten, ICC World Cup, Day 28 highlights 15-03-2015 11:10 AM

    Brendan Taylor's Zimbabwe farewell, India's six out of six and Australia's Scotland job - catch all the action from Day 28 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs Pakistan , World Cup, Match 42 15-03-2015 07:10 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) "I'm not going to say that they'll close the gap soon. There were extenuating circumstances today. It was a grassy pitch, and the toss was important. But I'm fully in favour of 16 teams. Playing against such teams can be a...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs UAE, World Cup 2015, Match 41 15-03-2015 02:29 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. West Indies are expected to...
  • World Cup: Dhoni, Raina's record stand bowls over Twitter 14-03-2015 04:39 PM

    World champions India extended their unbeaten run in the World Cup 2015 on Saturday with a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their final Pool B match before a noisy crowd of predominantly Indian supporters at the Eden Park in Auckland. Suresh Raina (110*) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (85*)...
  • World Cup: Raina's century packs up Zimbabwe, India meet Bangladesh in QF 14-03-2015 02:28 PM

    The pieces are fitting nicely in place for India to launch a fresh attack in the knockouts. Batsmen getting runs, bowlers bowling oppositions out and a 100 percent win record. And any leftover boxes were ticked with precision by Suresh Raina's century and MS Dhoni's signature finishing in a six-wicket...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Scotland, Match 40, ICC World Cup 2015 14-03-2015 07:47 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) It's been a funny old campaign for Australia thus far in the World Cup. They are already in the quarterfinals, getting there with some measure of comfort, but you can't escape the feeling that they haven't hit their straps yet. Australia...
  • Watch: NZ keep clean sheet, England get consolation win, ICC World Cup, Day 27 Highlights 14-03-2015 07:14 AM

    New Zealand survived a scare from Bangladesh for their sixth straight win while England will fly back home with a consolation win against Afghanistan. Watch all the highlights from Day 27 at the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Don't be surprised if Pakistan beat Australia, says Imran Khan 14-03-2015 06:46 AM

    Pakistan's legendary allrounder and World Cup-winning former captain Imran Khan has said if Pakistan can beat Australia in the quarter-finals, "nobody can stop them from winning the World Cup". Imran, who led Pakistan to their only World Cup triumph in 1992, said if there was one venue where they can...
  • As it happened: India vs Zimbabwe, World Cup, Match 39 14-03-2015 05:15 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Top spot sealed, quarter-final opponents 99 percent confirmed and title defence well on - India's World Cup has gone like a breeze so far, and while it's expected to flow the same way at Eden Park against Zimbabwe on Saturday, the...
  • ICC World Cup: India will face Bangladesh in the quarter-finals 13-03-2015 03:26 PM

    New Zealand's nervous three-wicket win over Bangladesh on Friday more or less confirmed that India will play Bangladesh in the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals on March 19 in Melbourne. Bangladesh almost broke the unbeaten run of the co-hosts in their final Pool A match after they scored 288 runs,...
  • Watch: South Africa breeze into quarters, ICC World Cup, Day 26 Highlights 13-03-2015 09:20 AM

    South Africa beat UAE to become the second team from Pool B, after India, to book a place in the quarter-finals. Watch the highlights from Day 26 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • India matching its own expectations at World Cup: Sanjay Bangar 13-03-2015 08:45 AM

    Sanjay Bangar may not be in the same league to be compared with former India coach Gary Kirsen, but as Team India's assistant coach and a backroom approach in many ways similar to Kirsten, Bangar's influence on Indian batting is showing at the ongoing ICC World Cup. Shikhar Dhawan's comeback...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs England, World Cup, Match 38 13-03-2015 07:46 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Afghanistan will look to follow the lead of Bangladesh when they face England in their World Cup finale in Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). England, reeling from the fall-out of a World Cup where they, like tournament debutants Afghanistan, have so far...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 37 13-03-2015 05:07 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Pre-match: Bangladesh will seek to exploit New Zealand's weakness against spin and halt the co-hosts' unbeaten run when the teams meet in the World Cup in Hamilton on Friday. Bangladesh surprised everyone by knocking out England with a hard-fought 15-run win...
  • RCA vs BCCI: Rajasthan HC orders sealing of RCA office 12-03-2015 03:37 PM

    Asking the Chairman of Sports Council for an explanation, the Rajasthan High Court has ordered the sealing of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) office after Lalit Modi was on March 9 removed from the post of RCA president through a no-confidence motion. The HC on Thursday directed the Chairman of Sports...
  • Very sad to leave Zimbabwe cricket: Brendan Taylor 12-03-2015 02:13 PM

    Brendan Taylor's days in the red Zimbabwe jersey may draw to an early close with the batsman signing a three-year deal with county side Nottinghamshire, subject to ECB's approval, that will make him ineligible to represent his country. While the 29-year-old Taylor can still return to play for his country...
  • World Cup: I'm enjoying my journey with Dhawan, says Rohit 12-03-2015 10:49 AM

    Rohit Sharma's two half-centuries at the ongoing ICC World Cup may have come against the minnows, but runs under the belt could usher the world-record holder to step up the plate once the the knockout rounds begin. Rohit, who holds the record for two ODI double hundreds and the highest...
  • Watch: The Sanga juggernaut rolls on to maul the Scots, ICC World Cup, Day 25 Highlights 12-03-2015 09:53 AM

    Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara's world record fourth ODI hundred in a row is the talk of the town in Australia and New Zealand, and it makes Scotland suffer. Watch the Day 25 highlights from the ICC World Cup 2015 It's all about one man on today's #CWCDaily. Plus we...
  • World Cup: Sangakkara first man to score four consecutive ODI tons 11-03-2015 12:00 PM

    Sri Lanka's milestone man Kumar Sangakkara continues to grow taller in stature playing his best cricket towards the fag end of his career, with batting records falling to his feet at the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015. With his 124 in Sri Lanka's last Pool A match against Scotland, Sangakkara...
  • Journalistic crime, Irish fury and apology: Zimbabwe cricket shamed 11-03-2015 10:56 AM

    Zimbabwe journalist Robson Sharuko's personal remarks on Ireland's John Mooney after the African nation's ouster from the ongoing ICC World Cup have come in for heavy criticism, forcing batsman Brendan Taylor to apologise on behalf of Zimbabwe cricket. The report in question appeared in The Herald under the headline 'Alcoholic...