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  • World Cup 2015: Marlon Samuels escapes sanction over 'throat-slit' gesture Yesterday

    Sydney: West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels will not be sanctioned over a "throat-slitting" gesture he made in his team's World Cup win over Zimbabwe, a source told AFP on Thursday. Samuels appeared to run his thumb from one side of his throat to the other to mark his century in Tuesday's...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland on course, says match-winner Gary Wilson Yesterday

    Brisbane: Ireland's Gary Wilson said the side had done all that could be asked of them ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa after they made it two wins out of two with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates. Wilson's composed 80 and a quickfire 24-ball fifty...
  • Watch: The Gayle mayhem in Canberra, ICC World Cup, Day 11 highlights 2 days ago

    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: Elton Chigumbura bemoans Zimbabwe 'death' bowling 3 days ago

    Canberra: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura has implored his team to improve their bowling at the 'death' in their World Cup matches. Zimbabwe could not withstand the West Indies acceleration of scoring late in their innings as Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels piled on a one-day record stand of 372 to take...
  • World Cup 2015: Never felt so much pressure, says Chris Gayle 3 days ago

    Canberra: West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a World Cup double century on Tuesday and admitted he had never felt such pressure to perform. The giant 35-year-old Jamaican smashed a breathtaking 215 against Zimbabwe at Canberra's Manuka Oval for his first double century in 226 one-day...
  • Chris Gayle hits first double ton in World Cup as WI post big win 3 days ago

    Canberra: Chris Gayle bludgeoned his way into the history books by becoming the first player to score a double century in the cricket World Cup as the West Indies rode on his record-equalling 16 sixes to notch up a massive 73-run win via D/L method against Zimbabwe on Monday. Gayle, who...
  • Damage list: Chris Gayle wreaks havoc in ICC World Cup 2015 3 days ago

    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...
  • West Indies' Chris Gayle hits first ever 200 at World Cup 3 days ago

    West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a double century in a World Cup innings when he reached the landmark against Zimbabwe in a Pool B clash in Canberra on Tuesday. Gayle, who might have been given out lbw before he had scored, brought up his first...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies can't afford to slip against Zimbabwe 4 days ago

    Canberra: It's hard to think of a single match at this World Cup that has generated as little interest as that between West Indies and Zimbabwe at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, scheduled for Tuesday. A venue that has hosted only five internationals playing host to two teams that aren't...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies skipper Jason Holder backs misfiring Chris Gayle 4 days ago

    West Indies skipper Jason Holder has faith on explosive opener Chris Gayle will break his run of low scores against Zimbabwe at the World Cup in Canberra on Tuesday. Frustrations have been building outside and inside the West Indies camp over Gayle's inability to tee off to a big score after...
  • Zimbabwe target Windies in World Cup after UAE win 1 week ago

    Nelson: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura targeted victory over the slumping West Indies on Thursday after a four-wicket triumph against the United Arab Emirates breathed new life into their World Cup campaign. After losing their opener to South Africa, Zimbabwe allowed the UAE to carve out the Middle East nation's highest one-day...
  • World Cup 2015: Shakib Al Hasan becomes first Bangladeshi to score 4,000 ODI runs February 18, 2015

    Canberra: Shakib Al Hasan, on Wednesday, became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 4,000 runs in one-day internationals (ODIs). The left-handed batsman reached the milestone in their World Cup opener against Afghanistan at the Manuka Oval, reports bdnews24.com. The top allrounder is closely followed by opener Tamim Iqbal who has accumulated 3,990...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: US embassy prematurely declares Afghan victory February 18, 2015

    Kabul: The US embassy in Kabul seemed to get caught up in the excitement of Afghanistan's World Cup debut on wednesday, congratulating the side on victory just half-way through the Bangladesh innings. The Afghans made their World Cup bow in Canberra against the Test-status South Asians, completing another step in their...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Pool A February 18, 2015

    (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 carry the...
  • Afghan cricket team set to debut in World Cup tournament February 17, 2015

    Canberra: 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 carry the expectations of supporters in his war-torn homeland on...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • Australia's foreign affairs department evacuated over suspicious package: police December 16, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the capital, Canberra, was evacuated on Tuesday after a suspicious package was found in the building's canteen, police said. Australia is on high alert after heavily armed police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed terrified hostages being held...
  • Watch: Indian Australians speak about Modi's address in Parliament November 18, 2014

    Indian Australians are all praise about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address in the Australian Parliament. ...
  • Modi arrives in Melbourne on the final leg of Australia tour November 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday on the fourth and final leg of his four-city tour of Australia. He arrived in Melbourne after a hectic morning in Canberra, where he held bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and then addressed the Australian Parliament, the first...
  • India to hold 'Make in India' show in Australia in 2015 November 18, 2014

    Canberra: India will hold a Make in India show in Australia in 2015, the Prime Minster's Office said on Tuesday after leaders of both the countries met in Canberra to discuss bilateral issues. "India will hold @makeinindia_ show in Australia in 2015," a tweet from the PMO said after Prime Minister...
  • Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thought: Modi in Canberra November 18, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thought, as he called for closer bilateral security cooperation and a comprehensive global strategy to tackle the menace of terrorism. "We have to deepen our bilateral...
  • Modi arrives in Canberra, summit talks with Tony Abbott on Tuesday November 17, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott for summit talks on Tuesday during which the two countries are expected to sign a series of pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners and combating narcotics trade. Modi arrived on Monday night on the third leg...
  • PM Narendra Modi leaves for Sydney November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Sydney at the end of his visit here after attending the G20 Summit. Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit Australia in 28 years after Rajiv Gandhi, left for Sydney on the second leg of his four-city tour of this...
  • Cartoon of the day: PM Modi in Australia November 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Brisbane in Australia early on Friday morning to attend the G20 summit of the world's developed and emerging economies this week. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi invites views for his Australia visit November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As he embarked on a three-nation tour that will also take him to Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas and thoughts for his visit to that country. "Do keep sharing thoughts & ideas for the visit. Here is a great place to keep updated on the...
  • International cricket to return to Canberra's Manuka Oval June 16, 2014

    Canberra: International cricket will return to the Manuka Oval in November with Australia scheduled to play South Africa in a oneday international (ODI) under lights November 19. "This is exciting news for Canberra cricket fans and another step in affirming Manuka Oval's credentials as a venue for international cricket. The centenary...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi receives honorary doctorate in Canberra November 29, 2013

    Nobel Prize winner and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded honorary doctorate by the Canberrabased Australian National University. Suu Kyi received a standing ovation as she accepted a Doctorate of Letters for her outstanding contributions to the service of society on Thursday, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation...
  • Canberra all set to host first international June 8, 2012

    Sydney: The Australian cricket team will play in Canberra for the first time next year after the nation's capital was unveiled as a host city for upcoming series against either Sri Lanka or the West Indies. Cricket Australia announced Friday that Australia would play one of the two teams, who...