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  • World Cup 2015: Team India begins training ahead of semi-final tie 23-03-2015 10:09 AM

    The Indian cricket team with a clean record in the preliminary stages of the ongoing ICC World Cup Down Under had a regular practice session at the nets in Sydeny ahead of Thursday's semi-final clash against host nation Australia. Defending Champions had arrived in Sydney on Saturday and have spent...
  • World Cup: Twitter flooded after double-centurion Guptill's miraculous knock 21-03-2015 10:34 AM

    New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill scored second double century of the World Cup, when he smashed West Indies bowlers all across the park in the fourth quarter-finals of the World Cup 2015 at the Regional Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. His 200 came off just 152 deliveries including 21 fours...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, semi-finals 21-03-2015 05:15 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) A much-anticipated pulsating battle between New Zealand's bowlers and two-time champions West Indies' big hitters may well decide the fourth quarter-final of the World Cup. Co-hosts New Zealand are high on confidence after romping into the knock-out stage with an all-win...
  • World Cup: Twitter welcomes India-Australia semi-final 20-03-2015 05:06 PM

    Shane Watson made the most of an early reprieve to guide Australia to a six-wicket win over Pakistan with an unbeaten 64 in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday. Pakistan won the toss and batted but was all out for 213 in the last over, with recalled paceman Josh Hazlewood...
  • World Cup: ICC President threatens to quit alleging foul play in India-Bangladesh QF 20-03-2015 01:44 PM

    ICC President Mustafa Kamal has threatened to quit his post alleging foul play in the second quarterfinal of the ongoing World Cup between India and Bangladesh that the defending champions and involved a controversial no-ball decision, which gave a life-line to centurion Rohit Sharma. "From what I have seen, the...
  • Images: How fans celebrated India's entry into World Cup semis 20-03-2015 11:28 AM

    From Ghaziabad to Amritsar to Melbourne, Indians were in a state of frenzy after beating Bangladesh in the quarter-final on Thursday. Fans dancing to the beats of dhol on the streets of Bhopal. (Getty Images) Fireworks set off in the neighbourhoods of Amritsar. (Getty Images) India skipper MS Dhoni's hometown...
  • Watch: India enter semis after beating Bangladesh, ICC World Cup, Day 31 highlights 20-03-2015 09:57 AM

    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. ...
  • As it happened; Australia vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final 20-03-2015 07:52 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Hosts Australia will have to counter a rising and unpredictable Pakistan in the third cricket World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval. While four-time World Cup winners Australia can easily be termed as favourites going by the past performance and the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar lauds India's win against Bangladesh in World Cup quarters 19-03-2015 10:02 PM

    Congratulatory messages poured in from all corners as former cricket stars took to social media to applaud India's resounding win against Bangladesh in the World Cup quarter-finals on Thursday. Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar expressed his happiness over the way Dhoni's side outplayed Bangladesh in all the departments. Praising Rohit...
  • Meet Chris Harris the medical representative very few know 19-03-2015 08:37 PM

    Mention the name of Chris Harris and what flashes before the eyes is a left-hander thrashing Australia in the quarter-finals of the 1996 World Cup or a cricket ball finding it difficult to beat a New Zealander in the point region. But meet Harris 11 years after he quit international...
  • 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,...