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  • Feels great to start World Cup with a win: Mushfiqur Rahim February 18, 2015

    Canberra: Adjudged Man-of-the-Match, Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim says it is a "great feeling" to start the World Cup on a winning note after beating Afghanistan by 105 runs in a Pool A encounter here Wednesday. Rahim, along with teammate Shakib Al Hasan, put up a 114-run partnership for the fifth-wicket, helping...
  • Australia tour diary: Meeting 'adorable' Koalas in Adelaide February 17, 2015

    Although the World Cup fever has gripped the entire nation but there is still plenty to watch in Australia during your trip Down Under. ...
  • India's victory over Pakistan sparks clash in UP district February 16, 2015

    Lucknow: Members of two communities clashed in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh after India defeated Pakistan in the World Cup 2015 group match, police said on Monday. Cricket supporters from a community were angry after some Indian cricket team fans started bursting crackers and danced on the roads. Some youths started...
  • Virat Kohli and the art of scoring runs to win February 16, 2015

    There was something different about Virat Kohli at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Actually, there were several things different about him at a venue that he can now claim to have made his own with a third international ton in three innings this Australian summer. For one thing, the lynchpin of...
  • 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....
  • Pakistan's jinx against India in World Cup continues February 15, 2015

    Adelaide/Islamabad: Pakistan's jinx against India at cricket World Cup continued on Sunday with their heavy defeat in Adelaide, making it 6-0 in favour of India and prompting angry Pakistani fans to take to streets and burn TV sets. India's arch-rivals have now lost to India for the sixth time in 50...
  • World Cup 2015: A bit of pressure is off, says MS Dhoni February 15, 2015

    Adelaide: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said "a bit of pressure was off" the defending champions' shoulders after they started their campaign in the cricket World Cup with a 76-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan. The match at Adelaide Oval was seen as one of the most anticipated in the...
  • India beat Pakistan in their World Cup 2015 opener February 15, 2015

    India made it 6/6 against Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup as they registered a 76-run win at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Adelaide turns Asian for India-Pakistan clash February 15, 2015

    Cricket excitement reached fever pitch on Sunday as defending champions India take on bitter foes Pakistan in a World Cup blockbuster. ...
  • India vs Pakistan: India 300/7, Kohli 107, Sohail 5/55 February 15, 2015

    There was no shortage of atmosphere at an Adelaide Oval packed to the rafters. Drums beat rhythmically, horns blared out loud and clear, there was singing and dancing, with the promise of a party to follow post sundown. The special atmosphere perforce dictated a special performance. Virat Kohli has played several...
  • World Cup 2015: Army men cheering for Team India against Pakistan February 15, 2015

    As India play Pakistan in a high-voltage World Cup clash in Adelaide, the team gets a morale-boosting cheer from the Army. ...
  • Adelaide in the grip of India-Pakistan cricket fever February 15, 2015

    'Taxi Drivers versus Bus Conductors.' Big banner, large text. As unmissable, really, as it was unflattering. That was at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1985, when India and Pakistan squared off in the final of the World Championship of Cricket, gate-crashing into the Australian party during the 150-year anniversary...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 4 February 15, 2015

    TOSS: India opted to bat. Quick Preview: It's a Sunday. The streets are going to be deserted, but not all the people will be at home. A little under 55,000 will be at the Adelaide Oval. Over 1.2 billion in India and around 183 million in Pakistan will in some way...
  • Watch: ICC World Cup 2015, Day 1 Highlights February 15, 2015

    The first day of the 11th ICC World Cup was full of drama. On one side we saw the first hundred and hat-trick of the tournament in the lung opener itself, and on the other young England batsman James Taylor was denied a well-deserved century due to an umpiring error. Thanks...
  • India vs Pakistan: Bowling, not batting, may decide the winner February 14, 2015

    The India-Pakistan rivalry goes way beyond the boundaries of the cricket field. Pool B of the World Cup gets under way with a match at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday that many players and supporters of both countries consider just as important as the final. Building up to the cricket's version...
  • India vs Pakistan: World Cup version 6.0, out today at 9 am February 14, 2015

    It's a Sunday. The streets are going to be deserted, but not all the people will be at home. A little under 55,000 will be at the Adelaide Oval. Over 1.2 billion in India and around 183 million in Pakistan will in some way be connected to Australia. Drawing rooms,...
  • 2003 WC match against Pakistan best game of my life: Sachin Tendulkar February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A veteran of six World Cups, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said the semi-final against Pakistan in 2011 was the most high-pressure game he has played but his best match remains the clash with the arch-rivals in 2003 edition of the marquee tournament. "It (Mohali World Cup semi-final...
  • Pakistan face psychological barrier against India: Aaqib Javed February 14, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan will find it difficult to get rid of the psychological barrier of losing to India in World Cups when they clash in their opening match, according to former pacer Aaqib Javed. "It is to do with the psyche and, unfortunately, it has lived with us during the World...
  • India vs Pakistan: A final before the final at World Cup 2015 February 14, 2015

    Millions of fans across the globe couldn't have asked for a better start to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 than a mouth-watering India vs Pakistan clash. It is like a final before the final, not only for fans but also for both teams. The ICC has perfectly slotted this...
  • World Cup 2015: India vs Pakistan will set the pulse racing February 14, 2015

    Come Sunday, the eyes of the cricket world will be trained on the Adelaide Oval, and one of the most eagerly anticipated clashes in World Cup cricket. No matter the personnel and the make-up of both teams, this is a match designed to set the pulse racing. It has over...
  • World Cup glory beckons, arise 'Sir' Ravindra Jadeja February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In his sprawling farmhouse at Jamnagar in Gujarat, Ravindra Jadeja is often seen riding one of his four horses without even a saddle. The 26-year-old all-rounder brings the same insouciance into the cricket field -- whether he is bowling, batting or running backwards chasing a skier. He wears it like...
  • Fans pick India XI vs Pakistan: Binny, Rayudu excluded February 14, 2015

    MS Dhoni may rank Stuart Binny as the best seam-up allrounder in India, but the Karnataka man doesn't find a place in People's India XI for the team's World Cup opener against traditional rivals Pakistan on Sunday. In a survey conducted by Cricketnext, asking people to predict the playing XI India...
  • India vs Pakistan: Key match-ups in World Cup crackerjack February 14, 2015

    Crackerjack, humdinger, whopper, smash hit. No dearth of synonyms to describe an India vs Pakistan clash irrespective of the stage it graces. But in the two cricket-mad nations, the day these two countries meet around the 22-yard strip, deserted streets resemble a state of curfew until fireworks go off on...
  • All quiet on the cricket front: India, Pakistan prepare February 14, 2015

    Adelaide: When India plays Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup, it's no cliche when both captains say they're not looking beyond their first game of the tournament. World Cup organisers are tipping Indo-Pak VI to draw the biggest television audience for a cricket match when the teams meet on Sunday in...
  • World Cup 2015: Every player enjoys playing an India-Pakistan match, says Moin February 13, 2015

    Adelaide: Dapper on the ground either with the big gloves on, or in front of the stumps playing the most outrageous of shots, or, now, even in retirement. Moin Khan, currently Pakistan's chairman of selectors, was a man much in demand on Friday (February 13) during his team's training session...
  • World Cup 2015: Can India beat Pakistan again? February 13, 2015

    Team India will face arch-rivals Pakistan in their first World Cup 2015 match at the Adelaide Oval on 15 February. ...
  • India vs Pakistan World Cup history: A look-back at India 5 - 0 Pakistan February 13, 2015

    Adelaide: The World Cup may start Feb 14 but for the Indian sub-continent the tournament will well and truly begin a day after when defending champions India face traditional rivals Pakistan in a Group B match at the Adelaide Oval. The two neighbours have a rich history of fierce battles on...
  • India-Pakistan game a giant challenge: Sachin Tendulkar February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Retired great Sachin Tendulkar says Sunday's World Cup game against Pakistan could pose a challenge to the Indian team that is bigger than even playing in the final. Tendulkar told the Headlines Today news channel on Thursday that the pressure of playing rival Pakistan is always heightened, and said...
  • World Cup 2015: India return to practice after a day's break February 12, 2015

    Adelaide: India's location for the practice session here on a sunny Thursday morning was nothing short of scenic. The team took full advantage and went about their regular routine with the normal stretches and warm-ups before they walked out to the nets to prepare for the all-important World Cup tie...