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  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 18, Pool A 26-02-2015 07:50 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling to cope with the conditions in New Zealand. Angelo Mathews's men were thrashed by the...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 17 26-02-2015 01:46 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Either Afghanistan or Scotland will post a first-ever win in a World Cup match when they meet in a Pool A match at the University Oval, unless New Zealand's fickle weather intervenes. Afghanistan are playing in their first World...
  • Watch: The Gayle mayhem in Canberra, ICC World Cup, Day 11 highlights 25-02-2015 10:30 AM

    Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 balls broke record after record as Zimbabwe were reduced to spectators watching sixes sail over them like aerial strikes. Watch highlights from an eventful Day 11 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Chris Gayle must thank Jalandhar for historic double 25-02-2015 10:29 AM

    You can count the metres those 16 Chris Gayle sixes travelled at the Manuka Oval on Monday but you can't discount the made-in-Jalandhar willow the Jamaican had in his grip to heap misery on Zimbabwe with a record-breaking 215 off 147 balls. The veteran West Indies opener is now the...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semis 25-02-2015 08:48 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An exciting battle is on cards when a resurgent Mumbai lock horns with defending champions Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semi-final match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sworn enemies on the cricket field, both captains Aditya Tare and R Vinay...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 25-02-2015 07:09 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the...
  • Damage list: Chris Gayle wreaks havoc in ICC World Cup 2015 24-02-2015 02:25 PM

    On Monday at the Manuka Oval, Chris Gayle held a placard - cliched but very true: Form is temporary, class is permanent. The six-hitting machine manufactured in Jamaica went into an overdrive, answering the critics who questioned its efficacy - in record-breaking in style. The swashbuckling West Indian is now...
  • Watch: England relieved after first win, ICC World Cup, Day 10 highlights 24-02-2015 09:30 AM

    Moeen Ali led with both and ball in England's comfortable win over Scotland - their first after two damaging defeats in Pool A. Watch highlights from Day 10 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 15 24-02-2015 08:12 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Both Zimbabwe and West Indies have resurrected their World Cup campaigns after losing their opening matches. Zimbabwe weren't too impressive in seeing off the UAE, but West Indies had every reason to be satisfied with their 150-run demolition of a poor...
  • Images: From Ghaziabad to Melbourne, fans rejoice in India's win over South Africa 23-02-2015 03:00 PM

    Team India broke its World Cup jinx against South Africa, which sparked celebration by fans in India and Australia. Here's a look at the images after India's 130-run win. Fans gathered outside Suresh Raina\'s residence in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to celebrate India\'s win. (Getty Images) Indore saw wild celebrations as...
  • Watch: India roll over SA, Afghan scare for SL; ICC World Cup, Day 9 Highlights 23-02-2015 10:04 AM

    Shikhar Dhawan once again starred with 137 as India thumped South Africa by 130 runs, while Mahela Jayawardene's 100 took Sri Lanka out of trouble against Afghanistan. ...
  • As it happened: England vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 14 23-02-2015 02:20 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Having suffered humiliating defeats in their opening two World Cup games, England's tournament survival will be on the line when they take on Scotland on Monday, with the Scots relishing an opportunity to inflict further misery on...
  • AS it happened: India vs South Africa, World Cup, Match 13, Pool B 22-02-2015 07:36 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Quick Preview: After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for...
  • Watch: West Indies blow away Pakistan, ICC World Cup, Day 8 Highlights 22-02-2015 07:12 AM

    Reduced to a world record low of 1 for 4 chasing 310, Pakistan got a 150-run hammering, while Cyclone Marcia washed out the Australia-Bangladesh tie in Brisbane. ...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 12, Pool A 22-02-2015 02:26 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Second-tier associate nation Afghanistan, looked extremely dangerous at times in their first-ever World Cup match on Wednesday, until Bangladesh exposed their inexperienced batting lineup to win by 105 runs. Playing XIs Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan set new record for worst start to ODI innings 21-02-2015 10:35 AM

    Christchurch: Pakistan set a new record for the worst start to a one-day international innings when they collapsed spectacularly to 1 for 4 against the West Indies after 3.1 overs in their Pool B match in Christchurch on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) posted a message on official Twitter...
  • Watch: McCullum, Southee school England at ICC World Cup, Day 7 Highlights 21-02-2015 08:56 AM

    Clinical New Zealand dismissed England from its presence with Tim Southee's 7 for 33 and Brendon McCullum's 18-ball 50 - the fastest ever in World Cup history. Watch all the highlights from Day 7 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup, Match 11 21-02-2015 08:12 AM

    (For live updates scroll down) Quick Preview: Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup on Saturday with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Pakistan, Match 10, World Cup 2015 21-02-2015 02:42 AM

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: After defeats in their opening matches, the Pakistan and the West Indies squads have created nearly must-win situations for themselves on Saturday if they have any hope of making the World Cup quarter-finals. Ahead of the Pool...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-finals 20-02-2015 09:16 AM

    (Scroll down for score updates) With Maharashtra already in the semi-finals, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai look for outright wins to secure the other three spots. Catch the Day 4 action with live updates below. ...
  • Watch: UAE return to Cricket World Cup, Day 6 Highlights 20-02-2015 06:40 AM

    The team from the Emirates returned to the biggest cricket stage after a 19-year gap and made Zimbabwe sweat before losing the closely-contested game. ...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs England, World Cup, Pool A, Match 9 20-02-2015 05:52 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in today's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Quarter-Finals, Day 4 19-02-2015 08:52 AM

    (Scroll down for live score updates) With Maharashtra already in the semi-finals, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai look for outright wins to secure the other three spots. Catch the Day 4 action with live updates below. ...
  • Watch: Afghanistan's debut, Day 5 highlights, ICC World Cup 19-02-2015 07:38 AM

    A World Cup debut for Afghanistan and top class all-round show by No. 1 ODI allrounder Shakib Al Hasan. Highlights from Day 5 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs UAE, World Cup, Pool B, Match 8 19-02-2015 02:40 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) United Arab Emirates team composed largely of expatriates and semi-professionals will meet Zimbabwe on Thursday in their first World Cup match in two decades, determined to show that they aren't at the tournament merely to make up numbers. UAE last...
  • Pakistan fielding coach Luden quits over player misbehaviour: report 18-02-2015 01:17 PM

    Pakistan's poor start to the World Cup got another jolt on Wednesday when the team's fielding coach and trainer Grant Luden quit after complaining of misbehaviour by three senior members of the team, Dawn reported on Wednesday, adding that Luden has already tendered his resignation. Report in the Pakistan daily...
  • Watch: New Zealand get World Cup jitters, Day 4 Highlights 18-02-2015 10:44 AM

    Scotland gave a scare to New Zealand who almost made a meal of a paltry target, winning by only 3 wickets in the end. Watch how Scots made a statement. ...
  • Pick your India eleven! Help Dhoni break the South Africa jinx 18-02-2015 10:25 AM

    Pakistan conquered, it's time for South Africa. Pick the India XI you think can beat the South Africans for the first time ever in the World Cup. ...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Pool A 18-02-2015 08:16 AM

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mohammad Nabi has come a long way from the refugee camps of central Asia where he, along with other children displaced by war, whiled away the hours playing cricket. The 30-year-old captain of Afghanistan's national cricket team knows he will...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Scores: Quarter-finals, Day 2 17-02-2015 08:55 AM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Sumit Narwal, Parvinder Awana, Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia and Manan Sharma picked up at least a wicket to dismiss Mumbai for 156 in 81 overs. In reply, Delhi reached 20 for the loss of Chand, with Gambhir...