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  • Anya Shrubsole named women's player of the tournament at World T20 April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: England medium-pacer Anya Shrubsole was named as the Women's Player of the Tournament of the ICC World Twenty20 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Dhaka. England lost to Australia in the final by six wickets here on Sunday. Shrubsole was the unanimous choice of the select group of experts...
  • Australia women beat England to complete hat-trick of World Twenty20 titles April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: Australia once again proved their supremacy in women's cricket as they completed a hat-trick of ICC World T20 titles with a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in the final on Sunday. Australian captain Meg Lanning smashed her way to 44 off 30 balls, helping her team surpass a paltry target...
  • England women cruise to World Twenty20 final April 4, 2014

    Mirpur: Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday. The English women will meet their Australian counterparts in the final on...
  • Former Australia batsman Marcus North retires April 3, 2014

    Perth: Ex-Australia Test batsman Marcus North says he will retire from first-class cricket to pursue wine industry business interests in Britain and to play limited stints in English county cricket. North scored 886 runs at an average of 63.28 this season to lead his Western Australia side to its first domestic...
  • Respect game and fellow cricketers: Bravo's message to Australia April 2, 2014

    Mirpur: Emphasising that cricketers have certain responsibilities towards their fans, especially the youth, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has advocated playing a sledging-free game. A James Faulkner's poor-in-taste jibe directed towards them pumped up the West Indians and the Caribbean team came out all guns blazing to topple the Australians en...
  • Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display April 2, 2014

    A second Australian art gallery has removed from display a centuries-old statue following allegations the artefact was stolen from an ancient site in India and sold by a tainted Indian art dealer. The decision by the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW) follows a similar move by Canberra-based National Gallery...
  • After sacking, angry Arthur wanted Australia to lose Ashes April 2, 2014

    Sydney: The manner of his sacking as Australia coach still rankles Mickey Arthur but the resentment was so strong when it had happened that he wanted his former wards to lose the Ashes last summer. Though Australia failed to make the semis of the ongoing World T20, they have done reasonably...
  • World T20: Australia ease to consolation win over Bangladesh April 1, 2014

    Australia signed off their disappointing World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation victory over Bangladesh as opener Aaron Finch's brisk 71 secured a seven-wicket win over the hosts on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, Shakib Al Hasan (66) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (47) shared a 112-run third-wicket stand to help Bangladesh to...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, World T20 April 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the dead rubber. Bangladesh have made three changes -- Gazi, Mominul come in and Taskin makes his debut. Meanwhile for Australia - Dan Christian...
  • Australia finds fishing equipment in search for missing Malaysian jet March 31, 2014

    Perth: A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane hunting for any trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be nothing more than fishing equipment, Australian officials said on Monday, the latest disappointing news in a weekslong hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue...
  • Australia's bubble of brilliance bursts in Bangladesh March 31, 2014

    Australia captain George Bailey arrived in Bangladesh with an abundance of intimidating power-hitters at his disposal in the cricket powerhouse's quest to land the only major trophy to have eluded them. Yet just 10 days since the main group phase of the World Twenty20 began, the pre-tournament favourites find themselves already...
  • 'Embarrassed' captain Bailey laments Australia shocker March 31, 2014

    A dejected and embarrassed George Bailey lamented Australia's exit from the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, labelling the 73-run capitulation to India the worst batting performance during his tenure as captain. Australia entered the tournament among the favourites in the wake of a comfortable series victory over South Africa, but were knocked...
  • Australia cut Cowan, Wade from contracts list March 31, 2014

    Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up. The 25-year-old Hughes has been dropped three times since his 2009 Test debut against South Africa and may count...
  • World T20: Yuvraj Singh's return to form gladdens Indian hearts March 31, 2014

    Well, that's how you shut the door on your critics. The swashbuckling Yuvraj Singh, who was going through a lean patch and attracted a lot of criticism over his lack of form at the ICC World Twenty20, made a stunning comeback with a 43-ball 60 to contribute in India's convincing...
  • No time limit on Malaysia jet search: Australia PM March 31, 2014

    Perth/Beijing: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there was no time limit on the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, missing for more than three weeks in the Indian Ocean with 239 people on board. A total of 20 aircraft and ships will resume scouring a massive area in the Indian...
  • World T20: India trounce Australia by 73 runs to enter semis unbeaten March 30, 2014

    The Indian juggernaut steamrolled Australia on Sunday amid bizarre scenes as the Aussies adopted a hit-or-perish approach to their chase of India's 159 for 7, which saw them getting bowled out for just 86. The 73-run win, India's fourth in a row, meant India will enter the semi-finals unbeaten as...
  • No evidence yet but efforts to find missing Malaysian plane ramped up March 30, 2014

    Perth: Australia's prime minister said on Sunday he was hopeful clues will emerge soon to help find Flight MH370 even though searchers again failed to find jet debris, as relatives of Chinese passengers on the plane protested in Malaysia to demand the government apologize over its handling of the search. An...
  • As it happened: World T20, India vs Australia March 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia opted to field. Yuvraj (60) and Ashwin (4/11) laid the foundation for India's comfortable win as they bundled out Australia for 86 after making 159/7. India have got off to a dream start to their World Twenty20 campaign, winning three...
  • Chris Gayle savouring sweet win over Australia March 30, 2014

    Dhaka: There was absolutely no doubt that Chris Gayle thoroughly enjoyed the West Indies' thrilling victory over Australia in their ICC World Twenty20 Group 2 clash. When captain Darren Sammy belted the fourth ball of the final over from James Faulkner back overhead for a six to seal the win...
  • I don't have a political bent of mind: Vidya Balan March 30, 2014

    Melbourne: National award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who is on a mini break from her hectic career, says she has no plans to join politics and will stick to her acting career. "I don't have a political bent of mind except that I will cast my vote like a responsible citizen of...
  • 'Poor' Haddin ready for a break, says coach Lehmann March 30, 2014

    Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin would be disappointed with his form at the World T20 in Bangladesh after an outstanding Test series against England and South Africa, according to coach Darren Lehmann. Haddin missed a regulation stumping chance to dismiss hard-hitting Chris Gayle when on 26 and the batsman went on to...
  • Search for Malaysian jet grows, but poor weather again forecast March 30, 2014

    Ten ships and as many aircraft will search a swathe of the Indian Ocean west of Perth on Sunday, trying again to find some trace of missing Malaysia Airlines (MASM.KL) Flight MH370 after more than three weeks of fruitless and frustrating hunting. Numerous objects have been spotted in the two days...
  • World T20: Australia next as India aim to stay unbeaten before semis March 29, 2014

    India so far have got off to a dream start to their World Twenty20 campaign, winning three matches on the bounce and booking a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. On Sunday, MS Dhoni & Co run into Australia, who are desperate for a win in order to keep...
  • Our performance in World T20 has been disappointing: Lehmann March 29, 2014

    Mirpur: Australian chief coach Darren Lehmann made no bones about the fact that his team has produced "disappointing performance" in the ongoing World Twenty20 where they are virtually out of contention for a semi-finals berth. "It's very much disappointing as we have had around 70 per cent success in all three...
  • Fresh objects seen in new Malaysia jet search area March 29, 2014

    Perth/Kuala Lumpur: Fresh objects spotted by planes searching for a missing Malaysian passenger jet in a new area of the southern Indian Ocean have again raised hopes of unravelling the three-week old mystery. Australian authorities coordinating the operation dramatically moved the air and sea search 1,100 km (685 miles) north on...
  • West Indies' aggressive celebration was for chirpy James Faulkner March 28, 2014

    Mirpur: West Indies captain Darren Sammy got a rousing applause from members of the media as he entered the conference arena with his pads still on, before coming up with this retort: It feels better to hit a guy, who was talking a lot. This was in response to Australian James...
  • Darren Sammy storm buries Australia at World Twenty20 March 28, 2014

    Mirpur: Chris Gayle started with flair while Darren Sammy finished with a flourish as West Indies got the better of Australia by six wickets in an exciting Group 2 League encounter of the ICC World T20 here today. Opting to bat, Australia scored a competitive 178 for eight in 20 overs,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs West Indies, WT20, Match 23 March 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sammy came on to score 34* in 13 balls, including two sixes in the final over, to help West Indies edge Australia by 6 wickets at Mirpur. TOSS: Australia won the toss and opted to bat against West Indies....