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  • Australia Tour Diary: India lost on my best day March 27, 2015

    What do you want from life? Money, satisfaction, content, good health, the best for yourself. The answer may vary individually, but none would mind all, and almost no one knows how to get all of that. I had a clue but wasn't sure. A Thursday in Sydney finally confirmed it....
  • NZ ready for one more big push in World Cup final: Tim Southee March 27, 2015

    Melbourne: Fast bowler Tim Southee says that after reaching the Cricket World Cup final for the first time and with their most well-rounded limited-overs team ever assembled, New Zealand are ready for "one more big push" to beat Australia and to write a new chapter in their history. Southee said New...
  • World Cup 2015: Team India's studs and duds of the tournament March 27, 2015

    MS Dhoni's men were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 by Australia in the semi-final on Thursday following a 95-run defeat. Despite the loss, India can hold their heads high after a spirited showing in the campaign. Before the World Cup began, everyone had written India off. Even a...
  • Team India should be proud of their World Cup campaign March 27, 2015

    Sydney: Back in 2003, India's World Cup campaign consisted of eight straight wins bookended by crushing defeats to Australia, one of them in the final at The Wanderers. Almost exactly 12 years on, India's hitherto blemish-free tournament came to a juddering halt against the men in gold and green. This...
  • World Cup: Australia and Steve Smith will never forget the semi-final against India March 27, 2015

    It was a special day at the SCG and the weather was picture perfect for such a big match. There was so much expectation always on the second semi-final, mainly because they had wait that little bit longer before it unfolds. So much at stake a place in a World...
  • World Cup: Kiwi fans hit back at Matthew Hayden MCG jibe March 27, 2015

    Sydney: New Zealand fans poked fun on Friday at Matthew Hayden after the former Australian batsman suggested the Black Caps would be overawed by the huge dimensions of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the World Cup final. New Zealand go into the championship match on a run of eight wins in...
  • Indian bowlers were largely impressive in this World Cup March 27, 2015

    Once Australia racked up 328 runs on the board, it was always going to be a steep ask for the Indian batsmen, irrespective of the form they were in and the relative docility of the track. They were up against a well-rounded bowling attack-the unit comprising Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and...
  • Watch: All-round Australia knock out Team India, ICC World Cup, Day 34 highlights March 27, 2015

    Australia paraded their might all through Thursday in the World Cup 2015 semifinal against India at the packed Sydney Cricket Ground to set up a title clash with their neighbours New Zealand in Melbourne on Sunday. Australia crushed India by 95 runs. ...
  • World Cup: Australia confident Josh Hazlewood will be fit for final March 27, 2015

    Australia are confident pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will be fit to face New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final despite being forced to leave the pitch towards the end of the semi-final. The 25-year-old took 4-35 against Pakistan in Australia's quarter-final and backed that up with a strong display in Australia's...
  • World Cup 2015: Sex talk stumps Michael Clarke March 27, 2015

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke was momentarily stumped by a bungled question which appeared to be about his sex life as he celebrated Thursday's World Cup semi-final win over India. Clarke, who had just led the co-hosts to a crushing 95-run win against the defending champions, was facing the media at...
  • Gloom shrouds India after World Cup exit March 27, 2015

    Sydney/New Delhi: A pall of gloom descended on the Indian dressing room after the team's campaign in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday, and the pain of losing the semi-finals engulfed the entire cricket-crazy nation that was left grief-stricken. Disappointment was writ large on the faces of...
  • World Cup 2015: Facts about Australia vs New Zealand final March 27, 2015

    When Australia meets New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host vs co-host. New Zealand will be looking to win their first ever World Cup and on the other hand Australia will be hoping to make it five. New Zealand have...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Ravindra Jadeja - India's biggest disappointment March 27, 2015

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Mohammad Shami not clicking was very disappointing for me. He has been a...
  • Australia Tour Diary: Two nutri-bars that saved my life March 27, 2015

    Never thought it would happen to me. I wasn't in a jungle. It's Sydney, city area, nestled in a cozy hotel, lots of eating joints around; but as fate turned out, I was starving that night. After moving to and fro between Darling Harbor in search of some information for a...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 26, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • World Cup: Australia batted and bowled really well, says Shashi Tharoor March 26, 2015

    "At the end of the day better team won and there's no disgrace in the defeat," says Tharoor. ...
  • World Cup: Senior Indian players have to deliver when it matters March 26, 2015

    There is a lot of talk about pace and bounce when Australian pitches figure in discussions, and if one batsman used those attributes to his advantage on Thursday, it was Steven Smith. Smith has plundered runs right through the summer with, of course, a special liking towards the Indian attack. It...
  • ICC World Cup: Why is beating Australia so tough for India? March 26, 2015

    India were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 after Australia defeated them by 95 runs. ...
  • News 360: Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner, says French prosecutor March 26, 2015

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Australian media criticises lack of fight from Indians March 26, 2015

    Sydney: Australian media were critical of lack of fight from Indian batsmen while praising their national team for a strong performance in their emphatic 95-run run victory to storm into the final of the cricket World Cup on Thursday. Chasing a stiff target of 329, India were all out for 233...
  • World Cup 2015: Things that led to India's ouster March 26, 2015

    India's dream run in the World Cup ended with a massive 95-run defeat in the semi-final against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team was the defending champions and played like one till the Australia match where a clinical performance by Michael Clarke's brigade saw...
  • World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities March 26, 2015

    Sydney: Attributing India's ouster from the World Cup to crucial missed opportunities, former cricketers on Thursday said the team needed a big knock from a top-order batsman to have a shot at overhauling the mammoth Australian total. Set a steep target of 329, the defending champions lost by 95 runs to...
  • World Cup: Steven Smith - the old nemesis sinks India yet again March 26, 2015

    Steven Smith on Thursday stamped his authority on the No.3 batting spot with a sparkling 93-ball 105 to put Australia in line for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 95-run semi-final victory over defending champions India in Sydney. Smith started out in the tournament batting at number five...
  • World Cup: We lost half the match after losing toss, says Ajit Wadekar March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: India were let down by their pace bowlers and losing the toss was a big blow to the defending champions, who went down tamely to Australia in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup today, said former captain Ajit Wadekar. "We lost half the game at the toss itself as...
  • World Cup: Losing early wickets dampened India's run chase, says Kris Srikkanth March 26, 2015

    Australia won the toss and elected to bat first in a very good Sydney track that gave them more than a chance to get themselves in a position of dominance against India. ...
  • Meek surrender by Team India, Australia to meet New Zealand in World Cup final March 26, 2015

    Michael Clarke's Australian side ended India's reign as World Cup champions with a 95-run victory to seal their berth in the finals. ...
  • World Cup: Unfair to blame Anushka for Kohli's poor form, says Ganguly March 26, 2015

    Sydney: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's failure with the bat in the cricket World Cup semifinal against Australia, saying that it showed their immaturity. After actress Anushka was attacked by the twitterati, Ganguly said it's sad to see the...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Karachi Chacha takes on Aussie fans after India's loss March 26, 2015

    Karachi Chacha was seen having a friendly banter with some Aussies fans after India's loss to Australia in semi-finals. ...