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  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan to head home in batches 1 week ago

    Karachi: Despite being no strong reaction to the defeat in the World Cup quarter finals to Australia, the Pakistan squad will return home in batches from Sunday. Head coach Waqar Younis and senior batsmen Younis Khan will not be returning home with the team. Waqar has taken a vacation to be...
  • World Cup 2015: Josh Hazlewood seizes his chance for Australia 1 week ago

    Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood thought his World Cup might be over when he was dropped in the pool stage and no one can accuse him of not taking his chance when it came in the quarter-finals. Hazlewood was preferred to Pat Cummins as Australia's third specialist pace bowler and responded...
  • Shane Watson, Wahab Riaz fined for exchange of words in World Cup quarters 1 week ago

    Adelaide: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz was fined 50 percent of his match fee while Australian allrounder Shane Watson was penalised 15 percent of his after their angry clash in the World Cup quarter-final. Wahab was charged with using obscene language, while Watson was accused of conduct contrary to the spirit...
  • World Cup: Restricting Pakistan to 213 was perfect for Australia, says Josh Hazlewood March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood on Friday said bowling out Pakistan for a paltry 213 laid the foundation for his team's comfortable six-wicket victory in their World Cup quarter-final match here at the Adelaide Oval. Hazlewood was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match for his superb bowling performance, claiming 4/35 of his ten overs...
  • Angry Pakistan fans smash TVs, stage mock funeral after team's WC ouster March 20, 2015

    Islamabad: Angry Pakistan cricket fans smashed TVs and staged a mock funeral for the team Friday after poor batting and sloppy catching saw them dumped out of the World Cup. A limp display with the bat saw Pakistan bowled out for just 213 and co-hosts Australia chased the target down with...
  • World Cup: Twitter welcomes India-Australia semi-final March 20, 2015

    Shane Watson made the most of an early reprieve to guide Australia to a six-wicket win over Pakistan with an unbeaten 64 in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday. Pakistan won the toss and batted but was all out for 213 in the last over, with recalled paceman Josh Hazlewood taking...
  • World Cup: Australia's sportsman spirit in question after Haddin appeal March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin was involved in a controversy on Friday when he knocked off Pakistani Umar Akmal's bails in the 26th over of their innings and appealed for the batsman's dismissal in the cricket World Cup quarter-final. Middle-order batsman Umar tried to cut a Glenn Maxwell delivery following which...
  • As it happened; Australia vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final March 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Hosts Australia will have to counter a rising and unpredictable Pakistan in the third cricket World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval. While four-time World Cup winners Australia can easily be termed as favourites going by the past performance and the arsenal they...
  • World Cup: Pakistan can tide over problems to surprise Australia March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: They used to say once of West Indies that they had a production line which just kept throwing up one fast bowler after another, no worries. In fact, so rapidly was the production line unearthing quicks that several careers overlapped, several immensely talented pacemen slipped through the cracks. The same...
  • World Cup: Favourites don't always win, says Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq fired the first salvo ahead of his team's World Cup quarter-final match in Adelaide on Friday, saying Australia will be favourites - but that favourites don't always win. The odds are in favour of four-time champions and co-hosts Australia, but Pakistan's unpredictable nature and four consecutive wins...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan need to maintain aggressive approach against Australia March 19, 2015

    Aggression is the best defence against a team like Australia. And Pakistan's aggression has got a severe blow when Mohammad Irfan has been ruled out of the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final against the host. Irfan could have sent jitters into the strong Australian batting line-up, but such is...
  • Over 10 lakh queries on India-Pakistan World Cup match March 18, 2015

    Guwahati: Over 10 lakh search queries were recorded during the India-Pakistan tie in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup, a latest analysis by Google said. According to the global search engine, more than 10,00,000 search queries were made from across the country on Google Search for the February 15 match in...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia count on steep bounce to trouble Pakistan March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: Ahead of their cricket World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan on Friday, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said it will be a "different story" for the Asians as they will face steep bounce at the Adelaide Oval wicket unlike those in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where they had beaten the...
  • World Cup: Pakistan ready to cope without X-factor Mohammad Irfan March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis described Mohammad Irfan as the team's X-factor but insisted they can still defeat Australia despite the giant seamer being ruled of the tournament with a stress fracture of his pelvis. The lanky 7 foot, one inch paceman suffered a fracture to his hip bone and was...
  • World Cup: Australia call-up Steve Waugh for words of wisdom March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: Australia have called up former captain Steve Waugh for advice as they prepare for the World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. Waugh, 49, a veteran of four World Cups and part of the winning squad twice in 1987 and as captain in 1999, had a...
  • Decision to retire after World Cup will not change: Misbah-ul-Haq March 18, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said his decision to hang up his boots from one-day international cricket after the World Cup is final and will not change. "I had decided to retire from ODIs after the World Cup after giving it much thought and it was the right time to take...
  • World Cup: Akram looking forward to battle of left-arm pacers in Aus-Pak clash March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: Wasim Akram can't wait to see five left-arm seamers in action when Australia and Pakistan clash on Friday for a World Cup semi-final spot, but admits Mitchell Starc is his favourite exponent. The Adelaide showdown promises a feast of left-arm pacemen with Australian spearhead Starc the leading wicket-taker in the...
  • Injured Mohammad Irfan ruled out of Pakistan's World Cup squad March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Irfan has been ruled out of Pakistan's squad ahead of the World Cup quarter-final against Australia due to a stress fracture of the pelvis. The 7-foot (2.1-meter) tall fast bowler had medical scans on Monday which revealed a stress injury, but weren't considered conclusive. Pakistan team physiotherapist...
  • World Cup: Pressure on Australia not Pakistan, says Sarfraz Ahmed March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: In-form opener Sarfraz Ahmed believes the pressure of expectation will be on Australia when the co-hosts take on Pakistan in a highly-charged World Cup quarter-final, vowing an attacking approach from his team. The 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman hit his team's first hundred of the World Cup which helped Pakistan beat Ireland in...
  • World Cup: Pakistan's Mohammad Irfan doubtful for Australia game March 16, 2015

    Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan is doubtful for the World Cup quarter-final against hosts Australia on Friday after suffering a recurrence of a hip injury. The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Monday that Irfan had gone for MRI scans in Adelaide after experiencing pain his right hip. "Late Monday afternoon, Irfan...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Rameez Raja bats for Yasir Shah March 16, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Rameez Raja is adamant that the national team management should include leg-spinner Yasir Shah in the playing XI for the cricket World Cup quarter-final match against Australia. "They made a big mistake by ignoring wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed for the first four games of the World Cup and...
  • World Cup: Sarfraz Ahmed reminds of Javed Miandad March 16, 2015

    Sunday's seven-wicket victory against Ireland was Pakistan's befitting tribute to late Bob Woolmer - one of the finest coaches I have come across. I still feel the pain of that dreadful loss to Ireland and its aftereffect eight years ago in the ICC Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. Couple...
  • William Porterfield upbeat despite Ireland's ouster from World Cup March 15, 2015

    Adelaide: What should have been a happier occasion for Ireland captain William Porterfield after his first century at the World Cup was tempered by his side just missing out on a quarter-final berth after a seven-wicket loss to Pakistan. But for a player who has been on the ground floor of...
  • World Cup: Pakistan ensure a spot for West Indies in quarters March 15, 2015

    A win against UAE was not good enough for the Caribbean side to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the World Cup as they had to wait for the match between Pakistan and Ireland to finish. The first job was done as West Indies got the better of UAE and...
  • World Cup: Pakistan beat Ireland to take West Indies with them in quarters March 15, 2015

    Two days before the eighth anniversary of one of the great World Cup upsets, Pakistan knew that there was no margin for error against Ireland in the final Pool B World Cup clash on Sunday (March 15). When William Porterfield, the Irish captain, helped himself to a composed hundred, the...
  • ICC World Cup Quarterfinals: SL v SA, IND v BAN, AUS v PAK, NZ v WI March 15, 2015

    It was a nervous Sunday in Pakistan and the Caribbean islands. A World Cup quarter-final place was at stake; more so, an embarrassing first-round exit hung like an axe centimetres away from the neck. Will the day end with heads hanging in shame or sunk peacefully on a pillow with an...
  • World Cup: Australia to unleash bouncer-barrage in knockouts, says Pat Cummins March 15, 2015

    Adelaide: Ahead of the World Cup knockout stage, Australian pacer Pat Cummins warned rival batsmen on Sunday that the co-hosts will be unleashing bouncer-barrages. With the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins, the sheer speed of the Australian attack shapes as the biggest worry for their opponents...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs Pakistan , World Cup, Match 42 March 15, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) "I'm not going to say that they'll close the gap soon. There were extenuating circumstances today. It was a grassy pitch, and the toss was important. But I'm fully in favour of 16 teams. Playing against such teams can be a banana-skin,...