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  • World Cup 2015: Never felt so much pressure, says Chris Gayle February 24, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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...
  • World Cup 2015: Gayle takes Zimbabwe to cleaners with double ton in West Indies' 73-run win February 24, 2015

    The records didn't just tumble at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday (February 24), they were smashed out of the park. The highest partnership in ODI history (372), putting Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (331) in the shade. The most balls a pair has batted together (298), again displacing the same...
  • Damage list: Chris Gayle wreaks havoc in ICC World Cup 2015 February 24, 2015

    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...
  • Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 lights up the World Cup February 24, 2015

    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. You can tweet your love to...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 15 February 24, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Both Zimbabwe and West Indies have resurrected their World Cup campaigns after losing their opening matches. Zimbabwe weren't too impressive in seeing off the UAE, but West Indies had every reason to be satisfied with their 150-run demolition of a poor Pakistan side. Playing...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: PCB probes Moin Khan's casino visit February 23, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday launched an investigation into chief selector Moin Khan's alleged visit to a casino ahead of the team's World Cup clash against the West Indies. PCB chairman Shehryar Khan promised action if required but also assured that Moin Khan would get a fair probe. Pakistan suffered...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies can't afford to slip against Zimbabwe February 23, 2015

    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: Bravo to miss Zimbabwe match, in doubt for South Africa February 23, 2015

    Darren Bravo will miss West Indies' third World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Canberra on Tuesday and remains in doubt for Friday's match against South Africa with a low-grade hamstring tear, the team said on Monday. The top order batsman was forced to retire hurt on 49 during West Indies' win...
  • World Cup 2015: Wasim Akram warns Pakistan to win or go home February 22, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan great Wasim Akram told his compatriots on Sunday that they had to win the next game in their World Cup campaign or get ready for an early flight home. Pakistan have had a miserable start to the tournament, being well beaten in their opening two group matches. Their 76-run defeat...
  • Zimbabwe target Windies in World Cup after UAE win February 20, 2015

    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...
  • ICC World Cup: UAE appeal for more high-level fixtures February 20, 2015

    Nelson: The United Arab Emirates challenged the International Cricket Council to ensure more top-flight matches for associate nations after narrowly losing to Zimbabwe in their World Cup clash on Thursday. "The more we play at the highest level the more we can improve our cricket," UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir said after...
  • Watch: UAE return to Cricket World Cup, Day 6 Highlights February 20, 2015

    The team from the Emirates returned to the biggest cricket stage after a 19-year gap and made Zimbabwe sweat before losing the closely-contested game. ...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand will beat England, say Srikkanth and Abbas February 19, 2015

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discusses Zimbabwe's win over UAE and why they think that New Zealand will beat England on Friday. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Impressive start by the four Associates February 19, 2015

    It's been a decent start for the four Associate Members at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. While results show only one victory from four matches, it was satisfying to see that all games were competitive. Ireland, the perennial Full Member slayers, were first up in...
  • World Cup 2015: I tried not to feel the pressure, says Sean Williams February 19, 2015

    Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams, awarded the Man-of-the-Match for his all round performance against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter, said he batted according to the match situation and patiently built up his innings not allowing pressure get the better of him. Chasing a formidable 285,...
  • World Cup 2015: Williams, Ervine help Zimbabwe survive UAE scare February 19, 2015

    Had it not been for the bright red of Zimbabwe's strip and the matt grey of the United Arab Emirates', it would have been difficult to tell which team was which, so well matched were the two at the Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday. As it turned out, the...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs UAE, World Cup, Pool B, Match 8 February 19, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) United Arab Emirates team composed largely of expatriates and semi-professionals will meet Zimbabwe on Thursday in their first World Cup match in two decades, determined to show that they aren't at the tournament merely to make up numbers. UAE last played at...
  • ICC World Cup: Captain Elton Chigumbura urges Zimbabwe to be 'ruthless' February 18, 2015

    Zimbabwe took heart from their gutsy display against title contenders South Africa and will try to be "ruthless" against the United Arab Emirates, captain Elton Chigumbura said on Wednesday. Zimbabwe had the Proteas reeling at 83 for four before being put to the sword by a world record fifth-wicket unbroken stand...
  • UAE face Zimbabwe for their first World Cup match since 1996 February 18, 2015

    Nelson: United Arab Emirates team composed largely of expatriates and semi-professionals will meet Zimbabwe on Thursday in their first World Cup match in two decades, determined to show that they aren't at the tournament merely to make up numbers. UAE last played at a World Cup in 1996, beating the Netherlands...
  • JP Duminy encouraged me during match-winning stand: David Miller February 15, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa's match-winner against Zimbabwe during Sunday's pool game in the World Cup, left-handed batsman David Miller on Sunday said he and J.P. Duminy continued to encourage each other as their team was in a spot of bother at 83 for 4. The duo posted a partnership of 256 runs...
  • World Cup: Miller and Duminy star as South Africa survive Zimbabwe scare February 15, 2015

    Arguably one of the best bowling units in this edition of the World Cup was made to look pedestrian by one of the most underrated batting line-ups in cricket. And still, South Africa were able to notch up a 62-run win against Zimbabwe on a day filled with the possibility...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 3 February 15, 2015

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South...
  • South Africa ready for World Cup opener, says Donald February 14, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa great Allan Donald, infamous for his run out against Australia in the 1999 World Cup semi-final, said on Saturday that the Proteas were excited ahead of their 2015 opener. The 48-year-old, a renowned fast bowler whose speed saw him nicknamed "White Lightning", is now helping South Africa's...
  • South Africa seek World Cup kick-start against improving Zimbabwe February 14, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton on Sunday. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South Africa appear to have all bases covered, with depth in...
  • Chigumbura hopes Zimbabwe can maintain warm-up form February 14, 2015

    Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura is optimistic his team can carry the good form they showed during the warm-up matches into their opening World Cup Pool B tie against South Africa in Hamilton on Sunday. The 28-year-old said good showings in the rained-off first warm-up game against New Zealand - where they...
  • South Africa will take Zimbabwe seriously, says De Villiers February 14, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers promised his team will take Zimbabwe seriously in their opening World Cup match in Hamilton on Sunday, declaring his players are keen to make history and ditch their tag as chokers. South Africa are top contenders this time after failing to go beyond the...
  • World Cup warm-ups: Zimbabwe stun Sri Lanka, New Zealand thump South Africa February 11, 2015

    Christchurch: New Zealand had a resounding win over South Africa while Sri Lanka were beaten by Zimbabwe in two surprising results from Wednesday's pre-World Cup warm-up matches. World Cup co-host New Zealand continued their impressive recent form by beating highly-favored South Africa by 134 runs. Brendon McCullum made 59 and Kane Williamson...