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  • World Cup 2015: Marlon Samuels escapes sanction over 'throat-slit' gesture 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    Sydney: West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels will not be sanctioned over a "throat-slitting" gesture he made in his team's World Cup win over Zimbabwe, a source told AFP on Thursday. Samuels appeared to run his thumb from one side of his throat to the other to mark his century in Tuesday's...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland on course, says match-winner Gary Wilson 18 hours 38 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Ireland's Gary Wilson said the side had done all that could be asked of them ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa after they made it two wins out of two with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates. Wilson's composed 80 and a quickfire 24-ball fifty...
  • Watch: The Gayle mayhem in Canberra, ICC World Cup, Day 11 highlights Yesterday

    Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 balls broke record after record as Zimbabwe were reduced to spectators watching sixes sail over them like aerial strikes. Watch highlights from an eventful Day 11 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Elton Chigumbura bemoans Zimbabwe 'death' bowling 2 days ago

    Canberra: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura has implored his team to improve their bowling at the 'death' in their World Cup matches. Zimbabwe could not withstand the West Indies acceleration of scoring late in their innings as Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels piled on a one-day record stand of 372 to take...
  • World Cup 2015: Never felt so much pressure, says Chris Gayle 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Damage list: Chris Gayle creates havoc in ICC World Cup 2015 2 days ago

    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...
  • West Indies' Chris Gayle hits first ever 200 at World Cup 2 days ago

    West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a double century in a World Cup innings when he reached the landmark against Zimbabwe in a Pool B clash in Canberra on Tuesday. Gayle, who might have been given out lbw before he had scored, brought up his first...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies can't afford to slip against Zimbabwe 3 days ago

    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 2015: West Indies skipper Jason Holder backs misfiring Chris Gayle 3 days ago

    West Indies skipper Jason Holder has faith on explosive opener Chris Gayle will break his run of low scores against Zimbabwe at the World Cup in Canberra on Tuesday. Frustrations have been building outside and inside the West Indies camp over Gayle's inability to tee off to a big score after...
  • Zimbabwe target Windies in World Cup after UAE win 6 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • World Cup 2015: Shakib Al Hasan becomes first Bangladeshi to score 4,000 ODI runs February 18, 2015

    Canberra: Shakib Al Hasan, on Wednesday, became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 4,000 runs in one-day internationals (ODIs). The left-handed batsman reached the milestone in their World Cup opener against Afghanistan at the Manuka Oval, reports bdnews24.com. The top allrounder is closely followed by opener Tamim Iqbal who has accumulated 3,990...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: US embassy prematurely declares Afghan victory February 18, 2015

    Kabul: The US embassy in Kabul seemed to get caught up in the excitement of Afghanistan's World Cup debut on wednesday, congratulating the side on victory just half-way through the Bangladesh innings. The Afghans made their World Cup bow in Canberra against the Test-status South Asians, completing another step in their...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Pool A February 18, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mohammad Nabi has come a long way from the refugee camps of central Asia where he, along with other children displaced by war, whiled away the hours playing cricket. The 30-year-old captain of Afghanistan's national cricket team knows he will carry the...
  • Afghan cricket team set to debut in World Cup tournament February 17, 2015

    Canberra: Mohammad Nabi has come a long way from the refugee camps of central Asia where he, along with other children displaced by war, whiled away the hours playing cricket. The 30-year-old captain of Afghanistan's national cricket team knows he will carry the expectations of supporters in his war-torn homeland on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • International cricket to return to Canberra's Manuka Oval June 16, 2014

    Canberra: International cricket will return to the Manuka Oval in November with Australia scheduled to play South Africa in a oneday international (ODI) under lights November 19. "This is exciting news for Canberra cricket fans and another step in affirming Manuka Oval's credentials as a venue for international cricket. The centenary...
  • Canberra all set to host first international June 8, 2012

    Sydney: The Australian cricket team will play in Canberra for the first time next year after the nation's capital was unveiled as a host city for upcoming series against either Sri Lanka or the West Indies. Cricket Australia announced Friday that Australia would play one of the two teams, who...
  • Injury scare for Ishant before Aus series December 15, 2011

    Canberra: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma could bowl just 5.3 overs as the Indians had a hard day on field on the first day of their first practice match against Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman's XI, who posted a huge 398 for six declared in the first innings after twin centuries from...
  • Tendulkar guiding Umesh Yadav in Australia December 15, 2011

    Canbeera: Sachin Tendulkar was somewhat pushy at India's net session on Wednesday. His instructions to Umesh Yadav were clear just bowl outside offstump, short of a length. And yet, young Umesh continued to either spray it around, or pitch it too full. Around this time, Tendulkar yelled at the...
  • India focus on acclimatising in warmup December 14, 2011

    Canberra: Barely four days after a hectic series against the West Indies, India begin their tour of Australia with a twoday warmup game against CA Chairman's XI here on Thursday with focus on acclimatising to conditions ahead of the gruelling Test series beginning later this month. India are high on confidence...