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  • Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of World Cup 14 hours 51 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne on Thursday was ruled out of the remainder of the cricket World Cup after suffering an injury to his little finger during the team's practice session ahead of Sunday's crucial tie against Australia. An x-ray on the injured finger revealed a fracture, which has put...
  • ICC World Cup: Sri Lanka send stand-by spinner for injured Rangana Herath 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka leg spinning-allrounder Seekkuge Prasanna is all set to join the World Cup squad as a stand by for the injured Rangana Herath. Herath split his finger during his team's match against England and the wound is expected to take 7-10 days to heal, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced...
  • Australia Diaries, Part I: CNN-IBN takes you Down Under 3 days ago

    Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney that was built in 1973, spending around 102 million dollars which is approximately $859 million dollars in today's world (as of 2012). ...
  • Watch: Record-breaking De Villiers arrives at ICC World Cup, Day 14 highlights 5 days ago

    South Africa's run-monger AB de Villiers added the fastest 150 in ODIs to his world records of fastest 50 and fastest 100 as Jason Holder's West Indies were handed out a batting tutorial. Highlights from day 14 of the ICC World Cup. ...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers 'best of century', says Imran Tahir 5 days ago

    Sydney: South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir described captain AB de Villiers as "the best player of the century" after the skipper smashed a whirlwind, undefeated 162 against the West Indies at the World Cup. De Villiers made his runs off just 66 balls as South Africa raced to the second-highest World...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers vs West Indies, a blow-by-blow account 6 days ago

    AB de Villiers 162 not out off just 66 balls, including fastest ever ODI 150 in 64 balls, and then South Africa 408 for 5 - the Sydney crowd was treated to a feast in the ICC World Cup on Friday. If there ever was an exhibition on how to bat...
  • AB de Villiers - came, hammered, conquered; 162 off 66 6 days ago

    Soon the dictionary for cricket synonyms will have AB de Villiers listed under fireworks. West Indies would admit that, and this: that nuclear weapons can't be much different than this South African's bat. He demolishes bowlers and bowling figures like a crater on missile-testing land. Jason Holder will be feeling the...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa must beat West Indies to breathe easy 6 days ago

    CNN-IBN's Kings of Cricket Ricky Ponting and Kris Srikkanth preview the crucial Pool B encounter between South Africa and West Indies. ...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 19 6 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa need to conquer jitters in West Indies clash 1 week ago

    Sydney: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last 18 matches. The only loss came at Port Elizabeth, in a...
  • World Cup 2015: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result 1 week ago

    Vernon Philander's hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa's attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday. The 29-year-old Philander limped out of South Africa's 130-run humbling by...
  • World Cup: South Africa have learnt their lessons, says Hashim Amla 1 week ago

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla insisted his team won't panic despite their 130-run World Cup loss to defending champions India, while Friday's clash against a rejuvenated West Indies can't come round soon enough. The Proteas, widely-regarded as one of the favourites for a first world title, suffered a sobering wake-up...
  • World Cup: Dale Steyn next in Chris Gayle's firing line February 25, 2015

    Struggling South African fast bowler Dale Steyn must find a way to contain record-breaking West Indian batsman Chris Gayle in Friday's crunch World Cup clash. Steyn's cutting edge has been blunted at the tournament so far with his two matches giving him total figures of two for 119 from a...
  • Cricket World Cup: Gayle, WI eye 300-plus against South Africa February 25, 2015

    Canberra: Record-breaking Chris Gayle says the West Indies will be looking to post their fourth total above 300 in Friday's crunch World Cup game with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Gayle exploded back to form with a World Cup record 215 off 147 balls and put on a record...
  • Vernon Philander ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match February 24, 2015

    Sydney: Paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match against the West Indies due to a left hamstring injury he picked up during last weekend's loss to defending champion India. South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee released a statement on Tuesday saying medical scans in...
  • Air India takes refuge under a DGCA provision to meet crew shortage February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India is alleged to have been "compromising" with flight safety norms by using a DGCA waiver on minimum cabin crew requirment on some of its long haul flights, a charge denied by the national carrier. "Air India, which is facing acute shortage of cabin crew, declares one...
  • Brawl in Sydney club after India beat Pakistan at World Cup February 16, 2015

    Fans from India and Pakistan exchanged blows at Sydney's Merrylands RSL Club on Sunday evening after India beat Pakistan in an ICC World Cup 2015 match in Adelaide. Groups of fans from either side had gathered to watch the live broadcast of the match that was played at the Adelaide Oval....
  • Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers to win thrilling Big Bash final January 29, 2015

    Brett Lee's famous gig and the fist pumps, as well as the yorkers, the rip-roaring bouncers and slower deliveries were all on display in the final of the Big Bash League on Wednesday. Yet, his efforts couldn't help Sydney Sixers get their hands on the trophy as Perth Scorchers won...
  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia January 26, 2015

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • Fans blast decision to move ODI from Adelaide to Sydney January 26, 2015

    Sydney: South Australia's cricket fans blasted the decision to move Monday's One-day International (ODI) between Australia and India to Sydney after the game was stopped because of rain. Fans took to social media to vent their frustration at Cricket Australia (CA) over the decision to move the match from Adelaide, where...
  • 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...
  • World Cup 2015: Schedule of warm-up matches January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A series of warm-up matches starting February 8 will provide insight into the form of some of the teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and also give a chance to fans, who are from the tournament venues, to see some of the stars in...
  • Viktor Troicki crushes Mikhail Kukushkin to win Sydney title January 17, 2015

    Sydney: Serbian Viktor Troicki ruthlessly dismantled ailing Kazakh qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2 6-3 to win the Sydney International for his second career ATP title on Saturday. The 28-year-old right-hander won the last four games of the first set and was 4-1 up in the second when Kukushkin took a medical timeout...
  • Sania Mirza, Mattek-Sands win Sydney doubles title January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Indo-American pair of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated top-seeded Americans Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones 6-3, 6-3 to win the women's doubles title of the Sydney International tennis tournament here Friday. It was Sania's first doubles title of the season and 23rd of her career. The Indo-American duo needed...
  • Kvitova downs fellow Czech Pliskova to win Sydney title January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Petra Kvitova completed her preparations for an assault on a third grand slam title in triumphant style on Friday by downing fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-6 7-6 to win the Sydney International title. The twice Wimbledon champion was broken in the opening game of the first set but got back...
  • Juan Martin del Potro loses in quarterfinals at Sydney International January 15, 2015

    Sydney: Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro was beaten in the quarterfinals of the Sydney International on Thursday, losing 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to Kazakhstan qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion returning from an 11-month injury layoff, needed a wild-card entry to get into the main draw...
  • Juan Martin Del Potro and Petra Kvitova claim three set wins in Sydney January 14, 2015

    Sydney: Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro stepped up his comeback from another wrist surgery by toppling top seed Fabio Fognini at the Sydney International on Wednesday. The 4-6 6-2 6-2 victory was only the second match the towering Argentine had played in 11 months since surgery to fix...
  • 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...
  • Del Potro wins comeback match after 10-month injury layoff January 13, 2015

    Sydney: Juan Martin Del Potro launched his comeback from a serious wrist injury with a convincing 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round of the Sydney International on Tuesday. The former US Open champion is currently ranked No. 338 after undergoing surgery on his left wrist last...