WORLD CUP

  • Live Score: Pakistan bat against Zim, Younis Khan out 53 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's...
  • ICC World Cup: A stick separated Australia and New Zealand 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    On March 12, 2006, Michael Clarke spent the entire Australian innings sitting in the dressing-room at the Bullring that is the Wanderers with his pads on. He would not have had any reason to complain as his team, led by the peerless Ricky Ponting, muscled its way to 434. Not...
  • World Cup: Team India insensitive towards world media 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    If you had to ask someone to give you advice on how to win friends and influence people, you definitely shouldn't turn to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. They can turn on the charm when they so desire, but by and large, they are particularly indifferent, if not insensitive,...
  • Live Score: Dilshan, Thirimanne lead Sri Lanka's chase 6 hours 29 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both teams. A...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand win battle of co-hosts 11 hours 16 minutes ago

    Starc's 6/28 went in vain as Williamson and NZ held their nerve to chase down a low total of 152 with one wicket to spare. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Johnson Charles replaces injured Darren Bravo for Windies 12 hours 2 minutes ago

    Sydney: West Indies have been allowed to call-up Johnson Charles to replace batsman Darren Bravo who was ruled out of the World Cup with a hamstring injury. Charles, a 26-year-old top order batsman, has played 30 ODIs in which he has scored 869 runs with two centuries and as many half-centuries. His...
  • ICC World Cup: Please, no more ODIs for India, says MS Dhoni 12 hours 14 minutes ago

    Perth: It is not often that Mahendra Singh Dhoni sticks his neck out on even the most mundane of issues. There is some sort of valve within him, some kind of auto, that takes over during press conferences in particular, and you can predict with almost 100 per cent accuracy...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers backs Jason Holder to succeed as captain 12 hours 59 minutes ago

    Sydney: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers backed his young West Indies counterpart Jason Holder to succeed as captain, saying he expects the Caribbean side to pose a threat in the ongoing cricket World Cup. The 23-year-old Holder has had a rough initiation, suffering a 1-4 drubbing from South Africa in...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir 14 hours 4 minutes ago

    Perth: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC World Cup on Saturday. Ashwin took four for 25 as India bundled out UAE for 102 before romping home by nine...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates 14 hours 8 minutes ago

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned...
  • The one where people are more excited about the new 'mauka' ads than the match itself 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    India versus UAE was a predictable enough match. Everyone saw India's victory coming. The point is, the match was not exciting enough. What was exciting and what people were waiting for, was the new 'mauka' ad.The ad shows our favourite Pakistani cricket fan getting disappointed yet again and getting a...
  • ICC World Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq faces flak from former Pakistan players 14 hours 36 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former cricketers on Saturday lashed out at Misbah-ul-Haq as the Pakistan captain spoke about the difficulties he was finding in selecting a right combinations in the World Cup. "A lot is being said about the team's performance and what combination should have been played. Also references are given to the...
  • ICC World Cup: Twitter skips a beat, New Zealand beat Australia 14 hours 38 minutes ago

    The pulse of Twitterati went up and down as the pendulum kept swinging in Auckland on Saturday, when the Cricket World Cup co-hosts played the most exciting match of the tournament in 15 days. New Zealand and Australia are two of the hot favourites to lift the trophy on March 29,...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India inch closer to the quater-finals 14 hours 53 minutes ago

    R Ashwin picked up his career best ODI figures of 4 for 25 as India thrashed UAE by 9 wickets to register their third big win of the tournament. ...
  • India jump to second in the list of most ODI wins 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    The victory over UAE in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Saturday was India's 440th ODI win, pushing them up to the second spot in the list of teams with most ODI wins. The defending champions routed the UAE by nine wickets, which was India's third straight win as MS...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Complete unit has been doing well, says MS Dhoni 15 hours 4 minutes ago

    Perth: On a roll after three successive wins in the ongoing cricket World Cup following Saturday's nine-wicket spanking of minnows UAE, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his "complete unit" has been doing well with consistent performances in all departments of the game. "The bowlers have really stepped up and in...
  • ICC World Cup: India make important gains in lopsided contest 15 hours 39 minutes ago

    They may not have got the batting practice they were looking for against the UAE, but defending champions India made gains that should strengthen their title defence in Australia and New Zealand. Mohammed Shami was ruled out a day before the match due to a left knee injury, which allowed MS...
  • Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane pave way for bright future: Mudassar Nazar 16 hours 2 minutes ago

    Mudassar Nazar was a pretty handy cricketer, more than bits-and-pieces but just short of a genuine allrounder. In a Pakistani line-up fill of glittering stroke makers, he provided the solidity - some would say extremely so - that encouraged the artists to bat around the artisan. In 76 Tests between...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum cleared of serious injury after forearm smack 16 hours 16 minutes ago

    Auckland: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was cleared of serious injury after taking a nasty crack to the forearm from Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson during a cricket World Cup Pool A encounter on Saturday. McCullum looked in serious trouble when he copped a short delivery at 150kmh from Johnson in the...
  • World Cup: I focused on basics and it came off well, says R Ashwin 16 hours 25 minutes ago

    Perth: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun a web against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsmen in a World Cup Pool B encounter here Saturday at the WACA, said focussing on his basics brought such results for him. Ashwin picked up his career best One-day International (ODI) figures of four for...
  • India roll over UAE to secure entry to World Cup quarter-finals 16 hours 34 minutes ago

    The pacy WACA track turned out to be a spin nightmare for the UAE who received a nine-wicket hammering at the hand of defending champions India who secured their third consecutive win and entry into the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals. Understandably, MS Dhoni wanted to bat to avoid exactly...
  • World Cup: Winless Pakistan can ill-afford taking Zimbabwe lightly 17 hours 2 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's side were when they took on Australia in Perth all those...
  • World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq wants Pakistan to avoid the panic button 17 hours 24 minutes ago

    Misbah-ul-Haq can't see any reason for his Pakistan squad to panic, despite two losses from two starts at the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan plays Zimbabwe on Sunday in a crucial Pool B match for both teams. Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992, the only other time it was co-hosted by Australia...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum praises both Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    Auckland: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum Saturday praised the pace spearheads of both sides as the hosts scraped past Australia to win by one wicket in a Pool A World Cup encounter here at the Eden Park here. Left-armer Trent Boult was outstanding in the first half of the innings being...
  • World Cup 2015: Our batting was horrendous, says Michael Clarke 18 hours 17 minutes ago

    Auckland: Australia skipper Michael Clarke blamed their "horrendous" batting for their one-wicket loss to New Zealand in a World Cup Pool A game at the Eden Park on Saturday. Deciding to bat first, Australia were bowled out for 151 in 32.2 overs with Black Caps pacer Trent Boult (5/27) picking up...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: UAE cricketer an officer with Dubai police 18 hours 39 minutes ago

    Perth: Remember Dwayne Leverock? The big man from Bermuda who defied girth and gravity to smartly grab on to an edge from Robin Uthappa at the 2007 World Cup? Remember what his day job was? Yeah, a cop. Surely, crime rates in Bermuda must be pretty low? Now, meet Fahad Alhashmi....
  • Trip down memory lane for UAE coach Aaqib Javed 18 hours 41 minutes ago

    There was a dreamy look to Aaqib Javed as he arrived at the WACA ground on Friday (February 27) morning. It was here, 23 years back, that a most unlikely revival began. Down and seemingly out for the count, Pakistan somehow dug deep into their reserves to tigerishly defend 220...
  • World Cup 2015: Shaiman Anwar opening new doors for himself 18 hours 55 minutes ago

    Perth: Until Wednesday afternoon, Shaiman Anwar was a relatively anonymous cricketer playing for an unfashionable team in the 2015 World Cup. Then, he smashed a 79-ball hundred against Ireland, the fastest by a UAE batsman in one-day international cricket, and his world hasn't been the same since. By his own admission,...