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  • World Cup: Will take this experience into next game, says Mohammad Nabi 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Perth: Having slumped to a heavy defeat against the Australians in a World Cup Pool A game at the WACA on Wednesday, Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said they would take all these experiences to their next game against New Zealand. "We played well in the last three games. We won against...
  • Anurag Thakur's priorities: Repair BCCI's image, play more Tests 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cleaning up the battered image of the BCCI, taking international cricket to new venues around the country and ensuring that India play more Tests top the priority list of newly-elected Board Secretary Anurag Thakur. Thakur, who has been a cricket administrator for 15 years besides being a BJP MP,...
  • World Cup: Journalist files official complaint against Virat Kohli 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management's efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the ICC and BCCI about the episode. ...
  • Restoring BCCI's image my first priority, says Jagmohan Dalmiya 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Asserting that restoring the BCCI's image was his first priority, newly elected Indian cricket board president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday called for properly conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL). "My first priority is to ensure that the image of the BCCI is restored. Also, we would have to make certain...
  • World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke predicts triple century in ODIs 3 hours 44 minutes ago

    Perth: Australian captain Michael Clarke says it is possible a batsman will crack the 300-run barrier in one-day international cricket. Clarke was speaking after his side demolished Afghanistan by a World Cup record 275 runs on Wednesday at the WACA Ground, led by a punishing David Warner century. The left-handed opener belted...
  • ICC World Cup: Afghanistan coach rues bowling display against Australia 4 hours 20 minutes ago

    "We ran into a freight train today. We were out-skilled, out-bullied, if you want to put it that way," said Andy Moles, the Afghanistan coach, on Wednesday (March 4) night, shortly after Australia had crushed his team by 275 runs at the WACA ground. "They were exceptional, and we came...
  • World Cup: Great to see our batsmen getting runs, says David Warner 4 hours 41 minutes ago

    Perth: Adjudged man-of-the-match for his breathtaking 178 runs against Afghanistan in a World Cup Pool A contest at the WACA here on Wednesday, Australia opener David Warner said it was great to see the majority of his team-mates getting runs. Sent into bat, Australia posted a monumental total of 417 for...
  • World Cup: Mohammed Tauqir praises UAE's 'Sir Viv Richards' Shaiman Anwar 4 hours 57 minutes ago

    United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Tauqir found a positive in his team's 129-run defeat against Pakistan at the World Cup in Napier on Wednesday - his shining star Shaiman Anwar. Anwar, born in Sialkot in Pakistan before migrating to the UAE, struck 62 in UAE's 210-8 in reply to Pakistan's 339-6...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia register a massive 275-run win against Afghanistan 6 hours 42 minutes ago

    Perth: As exhilarating as fairy-tale finishes are, they are an exception. Grim reality checks, with attendant heartache, are the norm in international sport. Afghanistan were at the receiving end of that harsh lesson at the WACA ground on Wednesday (March 4), mauled by an Australian side looking for someone to...
  • World Cup: Warner's six hits a small boy smack on the hand in WACA stands 7 hours 48 minutes ago

    Batsmen are enjoying Happy Hours at ongoing ICC world Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and it was nothing different at the WACA on Thursday except an unfortunate incident where a kid got hit smack on his hand by a David Warner six. The Australian opener was in his elements during...
  • 10 team World Cup is a backward step: Sachin Tendulkar 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    Sydney: Calling the ICC's decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup "a backward step", cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said such a move is unfair to the Associate nations. While the ICC wants to curtail the number of teams participating from 14 to 10, Tendulkar, an ambassador...
  • World Cup 2015: Much needed win for us, says Misbah-ul-Haq 8 hours 30 minutes ago

    Napier: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that Wednesday's 129-run win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the McLean Park was much needed. "That's a much needed win for us and obviously we won by a big margin. So, now we can just relax a...
  • World Cup: We'll take the win but we need to get better, says Waqar Younis 8 hours 58 minutes ago

    Napier: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has seen this trajectory before. All but written off at the World Cup, one match was all it took to change the momentum of their fortunes and propel them to their one and only 50-over title, achieved in 1992. The 43-year-old had not quite seen that on...
  • Australia hit highest World Cup score in history 9 hours 7 minutes ago

    Perth: Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history on Wednesday when they made 417 for 6 against Afghanistan at the WACA in Perth. The four-time champions went past the previous best of 413 for 5 made by India against Bermuda in 2007. It was the third 400-plus total...
  • World Cup: Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour reported to ICC and BCCI 9 hours 25 minutes ago

    Perth/New Delhi: The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management's efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the ICC and BCCI about the episode. The BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said that it was a case of...
  • World Cup: Satisfactory performance before South Africa game, says Ahmed Shehzad 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    Napier: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad, Man-of-the-Match for his 93 against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B contest at the McLean Park on Wednesday, said he was satisfied with the way they performed ahead of their crucial encounter against South Africa on March 7. It was the...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi joins 8,000 one-day run club 9 hours 48 minutes ago

    Napier: Swashbuckling Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi joined the 8,000 one-day run club during his innings of 21 not out against the United Arab Emirates at the World Cup at Napier on Wednesday. The 35-year-old became the fourth Pakistani after Inzamam-ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Saeed Anwar to make 8,000 one-day runs...
  • Watch: Ireland get 400-run stick from South Africa, Day 17 at ICC World Cup 10 hours 4 minutes ago

    South Africa improved from 409 in the last match to put 411 on the board against Ireland and become the first team in ODI history to score two consecutive totals in excess of 400, thanks to centuries by Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis. Watch highlights from Day 17 of...
  • World Cup: Pakistan move into top four after UAE's 129-run rout 10 hours 27 minutes ago

    Napier: Pakistan topped 300 for the first time in the tournament, with some help from the United Arab Emirates, whose catching let them down, and not only secured two more points but also bolstered their net run-rate, going from -0.1373 to -0.385. Save for Nasir Jamshed, every batsman made runs, pushing...
  • World Cup: Virat Kohli faces media backlash following reporter spat 10 hours 35 minutes ago

    Virat Kohli has delighted Indian fans with his exploits in the middle but reports of an ugly spat with a journalist at the World Cup will only enhance his reputation within the press corps of being volatile and tetchy. As the team's media manager moved quickly to limit the damage of...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian team management denies Virat Kohli abused journalist 10 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's team management has denied reports that Virat Kohli used offensive language at a journalist during a World Cup practice session in Perth, Australia. The Indian media reported widely on Wednesday that Kohli apparently mistook the journalist for somebody who had published a negative story about the batsman's girlfriend. Kohli,...
  • World Cup: No choice but to drop Shane Watson, says Aussie selector Rod Marsh 12 hours 7 minutes ago

    Perth: Australia's chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said on Wednesday that Shane Watson's poor form with the bat meant they had little choice but to drop the experienced allrounder. The 33-year-old, who averages 50.89 with the bat in career World Cup matches, was axed from the side to face Afghanistan at...
  • ICC World Cup: India get down to training before West Indies game 12 hours 28 minutes ago

    Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli were seen sharpening their bowling skills during the training session. ...
  • World Cup: Can't do much when Gayle or De Villiers are in form: Dhoni 12 hours 31 minutes ago

    Perth: There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday. South African captain De...
  • World Cup: England may drop misfiring Ballance for next match against Bangladesh 13 hours 18 minutes ago

    Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England's harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week's World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh. Disgruntled former players and raging media pundits are demanding changes to a team that has won only one game from their opening four...
  • Scotland look for World Cup boost against Bangladesh 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Zealand: Scotland have another chance to revive a Cricket World Cup campaign which has fallen below their own expectations when they play Bangladesh in a Pool A match at Nelson's Saxton Oval on Thursday. Bangladesh have one win to their credit - a 105-run victory over Afghanistan - shared points...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Match 26 14 hours 4 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page)Quick Preview: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been...
  • Sponsored: Here's how Suresh Prabhu can #ScoreWithData for Indian Railways 14 hours 10 minutes ago

    Suresh Prabhu, India's Union Minister for Railways has just presented his maiden Railway Budget and rather than focus on new trains and largesse to a certain favoured area that Indian railway ministers traditionally do, he has decided to focus on efficiency and transforming the Indian railways, the world's largest railway....
  • World Cup: All not lost for us, says Ireland skipper William Porterfield 14 hours 21 minutes ago

    Canberra: Ireland captain William Porterfield vowed to bounce back at the World Cup after his team crashed to a morale-sapping 201-run defeat by mighty South Africa at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis hit centuries as the Proteas piled up a massive 411 for four after...