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  • ICC World Cup: Feisty Qualifiers haven't thrown in the towel Yesterday

    A dramatic at times but very credible first 15 days of cricket by the four Associate nations that have got the cricketing world talking about the validity of excluding these worthy competitors from the next ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Afghanistan pushed Sri Lanka all the way in Game 12...
  • World Cup 2015: Scotland fined for slow over-rate in Dunedin 4 days ago

    Dunedin: Scotland's misery over their one-wicket loss to Afghanistan at the World Cup was compounded when they were fined for a slow over rate, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced. Match referee David Boon imposed the fine after Preston Mommsen's side were ruled to be one over short of their target...
  • Dancing, gunfire as Afghanistan celebrates World Cup win 4 days ago

    Kandahar: Hundreds of jubilant Afghan cricket fans flooded onto the streets of major cities Thursday, dancing, waving flags and firing AK-47s in celebration at their team's historic World Cup win over Scotland. Afghanistan, making their World Cup debut, secured a nail-biting one-wicket win over the Scots in Dunedin, chasing down the...
  • Sunil Gavaskar floored by 'natural cricketers' from Afghanistan 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Sunil Gavaskar has predicted a bright future for Afghanistan after their first ever World Cup win on Thursday, saying the players from the strife-torn come across as "natural cricketers", reminding him of West Indies' greats of the past. "They come across as natural cricketers, like the players of the past...
  • ICC World Cup: A heartbreak for Scotland as Afghans rejoice 4 days ago

    Heartbreak. It's a word loaded with so much, weighted with feelings of such deep-seated desolation and despair that it should have no place in a world of sport where grown men hurl balls and hit them while millions watch adoringly. It's a word that carries with it such a depth...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Scotland rue missed chances after Afghanistan loss 4 days ago

    Dunedin: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen conceded his side still lacked a "killer punch" after narrowly failing to snare a maiden World Cup win against Afghanistan on Thursday. Mommsen said Scotland were in control with both bat and ball at various times during the Pool A match at University Oval but could...
  • Afghanistan's big day leads chorus of minnows at ICC World Cup 4 days ago

    If you tell Samiullah Shenwari, at the fag end of Feb 26 Thursday, that he reminded the world how the likes of Steve Waugh and Brian Lara used to get the tailenders bat around them, he may reply "Oh, come on! I am not that good." But his innings that...
  • ICC World Cup: I did my job, says Afghanistan hero Samiullah Shenwari 4 days ago

    Dunedin: Samiullah Shenwari insisted he'd simply "done my job" after his superb 96 set-up Afghanistan's first-ever World Cup win with a thrilling one-wicket victory over Scotland in Dunedin on Thursday. Afghanistan collapsed to 97 for seven in pursuit of a modest target of 211 and were all but out of this...
  • Shenwari heroics help Afghanistan dump Scotland for first World Cup win 5 days ago

    Dunedin: At the world's southernmost cricketing outpost Thursday (February 26) dawned crisp and sunny, and while the sun bore down hard through clear blue skies, a cool southerly blew incessantly off the seas, as if in reminder that Antarctica was not all that far away. At the University Oval in...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 17 5 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Either Afghanistan or Scotland will post a first-ever win in a World Cup match when they meet in a Pool A match at the University Oval, unless New Zealand's fickle weather intervenes. Afghanistan are playing in their first World Cup, Scotland...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Minnows giving ICC's '10-team formula' a hard time 5 days ago

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) may have made up its mind to reduce the 2019 World Cup to a 10-team event, but events in Australia and New Zealand suggest otherwise with minnows making their presence felt. The five most interesting matches at the ongoing ICC World Cup have involved...
  • Afghanistan, Scotland seek first World Cup win in Pool A clash 6 days ago

    Dunedin: Either Afghanistan or Scotland will post a first-ever win in a World Cup match when they meet in a Pool A match on Thursday at the University Oval, unless New Zealand's fickle weather intervenes. Afghanistan are playing in their first World Cup, Scotland in their third and for both a...
  • Scotland will regroup after England defeat, says Collingwood 1 week ago

    Whenever you lose cricket matches, there is huge disappointment but I know the Scotland guys can bounce back from the defeat to England. In Christchurch, England played a really solid game. Winning the toss gave us the opportunity to try to get some nerves going in their camp after their start...
  • All-round performance emphasises Moeen Ali's importance February 23, 2015

    England allrounder Moeen Ali emphasised his importance to his side's cause when he followed up a match-winning century with two wickets in a 10-over spell against Scotland on Monday. Ali's elevation to opening batsman has given England the momentum they so badly need at the top of the order and on...
  • Moeen Ali shines as England sink Scotland to open World Cup account February 23, 2015

    England picked up their first points of the 2015 World Cup, but the manner in which they secured a 119-run win over Scotland on Monday (February 23) did little to erase the significant doubts that exist over their ability to play top-flight One-Day International cricket. England wheezed to 303 for...
  • Moeen Ali, Ian Bell make highest opening partnership of World Cup 2015 February 23, 2015

    Christchurch: England's Moeen Ali and Ian Bell smacked the highest opening partnership of the World Cup so far when they scored 172 in a flying start against Scotland in Christchurch on Monday. On wickets tailored to produce high scores, it was only the third century opening stand in 14 matches. New...
  • As it happened: England vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 14 February 23, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Having suffered humiliating defeats in their opening two World Cup games, England's tournament survival will be on the line when they take on Scotland on Monday, with the Scots relishing an opportunity to inflict further misery on their...
  • Cricket World Cup: 'Good time' to play England, says Scotland captain February 22, 2015

    Christchurch: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen said now was a "good time" to play England as his side prepared for a World Cup clash against their border rivals in Christchurch on Monday. England suffered a humiliating eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand on Friday, leaving them bottom of Pool A following a 111-run...
  • Scotland seek World Cup win over arch rivals England February 22, 2015

    Christchurch: Having suffered humiliating defeats in their opening two World Cup games, England's tournament survival will be on the line when they take on Scotland on Monday, with the Scots relishing an opportunity to inflict further misery on their southern neighbor. England's first World Cup meeting against Scotland appeared an easy...
  • World Cup 2015: Time for England to show determination, says coach Moores February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: England cricket coach Peter Moores said on Saturday that the team will turn the frustration of their opening two World Cup defeats into a determination to put things right. Friday's eight-wicket thrashing by New Zealand came after a 111-run loss to Australia in their opening Pool A game. "It's not a...
  • Three London schoolgirl visits Syria, security agencies suspect them joining IS February 20, 2015

    London: Scotland Yard on Friday launched a bid to rescue three missing London schoolgirls, believed to be of Bangladeshi origin, who are feared to have travelled to Turkey to join the dreaded Islamic State terrorists in Syria. The Metropolitan police counter-terrorism officers raised the alarm after discovering that the three...
  • Ireland, Scotland singing 'minnows no more' at World Cup February 18, 2015

    If the Ireland batsmen and Scotland bowlers were to combine into one playing XI, they would be more than handful for even the best of teams playing the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. While that's a fancy thought, Ireland beating West Indies and Scotland running New...
  • Watch: New Zealand get World Cup jitters, Day 4 Highlights February 18, 2015

    Scotland gave a scare to New Zealand who almost made a meal of a paltry target, winning by only 3 wickets in the end. Watch how Scots made a statement. ...
  • New Zealand edge spirited Scotland in low-scoring encounter February 17, 2015

    The hosts narrowly avoided a major misstep in their first meeting with a second-tier nation at the World Cup, edging Scotland by three wickets in a low-scoring match. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Scotland show associates are here to play February 17, 2015

    Scotland's bowling performance against New Zealand on Tuesday sent another warning to the major cricketing nations that the associate members were not at the World Cup to make up the numbers. A day after Ireland stunned the West Indies to chase down the Caribbean total of 304 for 7 in Nelson,...
  • World Cup 2015: Trent Boult comes down to earth after IPL windfall February 17, 2015

    Dunedin: Trent Boult made easy money on Monday, but had to work harder for his match fee Tuesday as New Zealand edged Scotland at the Cricket World Cup. Boult found himself $800,000 richer in a few seconds Monday when he was the fourth highest-priced player purchased in the annual auction for...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum hails bowlers, says batting needs to improve February 17, 2015

    Dunedin: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum says pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee were "outstanding" as they set up the team's victory by denting the Scotland batting line-up with their intimidating bowling. Boult was declared Man-of-the-Match for his two for 21 in six overs while Southee took two for 35 in...