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  • World Cup 2015: Marlon Samuels escapes sanction over 'throat-slit' gesture 22 hours 44 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...
  • 'Zimbabwe close to inflicting a World Cup upset' 2 days ago

    Chris Gayle rather ruined this column. When a team concedes 370, world record partnership and a double-century, it rather takes the gloss of whatever they may have achieved before that. So, well done Big Man. The highest score in an ICC Cricket World Cup and the first ODI 200 outside...
  • Watch: The Gayle mayhem in Canberra, ICC World Cup, Day 11 highlights 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Gayle storm sinks spirited Zimbabwe 2 days ago

    Chris Gayle bludgeoned his way into the history books by becoming the first player to score a double century in the cricket World Cup. ...
  • 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...
  • World Cup 2015: Gayle takes Zimbabwe to cleaners with double ton in West Indies' 73-run win 2 days ago

    The records didn't just tumble at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday (February 24), they were smashed out of the park. The highest partnership in ODI history (372), putting Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (331) in the shade. The most balls a pair has batted together (298), again displacing the same...
  • 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...
  • Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 lights up the World Cup 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. You can tweet your love to...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 15 3 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Both Zimbabwe and West Indies have resurrected their World Cup campaigns after losing their opening matches. Zimbabwe weren't too impressive in seeing off the UAE, but West Indies had every reason to be satisfied with their 150-run demolition of a poor Pakistan side. Playing...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: PCB probes Moin Khan's casino visit 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday launched an investigation into chief selector Moin Khan's alleged visit to a casino ahead of the team's World Cup clash against the West Indies. PCB chairman Shehryar Khan promised action if required but also assured that Moin Khan would get a fair probe. Pakistan suffered...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies can't afford to slip against Zimbabwe 4 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: Bravo to miss Zimbabwe match, in doubt for South Africa 4 days ago

    Darren Bravo will miss West Indies' third World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Canberra on Tuesday and remains in doubt for Friday's match against South Africa with a low-grade hamstring tear, the team said on Monday. The top order batsman was forced to retire hurt on 49 during West Indies' win...
  • World Cup 2015: Wasim Akram warns Pakistan to win or go home 5 days ago

    Christchurch: Pakistan great Wasim Akram told his compatriots on Sunday that they had to win the next game in their World Cup campaign or get ready for an early flight home. Pakistan have had a miserable start to the tournament, being well beaten in their opening two group matches. Their 76-run defeat...
  • Zimbabwe target Windies in World Cup after UAE win 1 week 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...
  • ICC World Cup: UAE appeal for more high-level fixtures 1 week ago

    Nelson: The United Arab Emirates challenged the International Cricket Council to ensure more top-flight matches for associate nations after narrowly losing to Zimbabwe in their World Cup clash on Thursday. "The more we play at the highest level the more we can improve our cricket," UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir said after...
  • Watch: UAE return to Cricket World Cup, Day 6 Highlights 1 week ago

    The team from the Emirates returned to the biggest cricket stage after a 19-year gap and made Zimbabwe sweat before losing the closely-contested game. ...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand will beat England, say Srikkanth and Abbas 1 week ago

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discusses Zimbabwe's win over UAE and why they think that New Zealand will beat England on Friday. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Impressive start by the four Associates 1 week ago

    It's been a decent start for the four Associate Members at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. While results show only one victory from four matches, it was satisfying to see that all games were competitive. Ireland, the perennial Full Member slayers, were first up in...
  • World Cup 2015: I tried not to feel the pressure, says Sean Williams February 19, 2015

    Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams, awarded the Man-of-the-Match for his all round performance against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter, said he batted according to the match situation and patiently built up his innings not allowing pressure get the better of him. Chasing a formidable 285,...
  • World Cup 2015: Williams, Ervine help Zimbabwe survive UAE scare February 19, 2015

    Had it not been for the bright red of Zimbabwe's strip and the matt grey of the United Arab Emirates', it would have been difficult to tell which team was which, so well matched were the two at the Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday. As it turned out, the...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs UAE, World Cup, Pool B, Match 8 February 19, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) United Arab Emirates team composed largely of expatriates and semi-professionals will meet Zimbabwe on Thursday in their first World Cup match in two decades, determined to show that they aren't at the tournament merely to make up numbers. UAE last played at...
  • ICC World Cup: Captain Elton Chigumbura urges Zimbabwe to be 'ruthless' February 18, 2015

    Zimbabwe took heart from their gutsy display against title contenders South Africa and will try to be "ruthless" against the United Arab Emirates, captain Elton Chigumbura said on Wednesday. Zimbabwe had the Proteas reeling at 83 for four before being put to the sword by a world record fifth-wicket unbroken stand...
  • UAE face Zimbabwe for their first World Cup match since 1996 February 18, 2015

    Nelson: United Arab Emirates team composed largely of expatriates and semi-professionals will meet Zimbabwe on Thursday in their first World Cup match in two decades, determined to show that they aren't at the tournament merely to make up numbers. UAE last played at a World Cup in 1996, beating the Netherlands...
  • JP Duminy encouraged me during match-winning stand: David Miller February 15, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa's match-winner against Zimbabwe during Sunday's pool game in the World Cup, left-handed batsman David Miller on Sunday said he and J.P. Duminy continued to encourage each other as their team was in a spot of bother at 83 for 4. The duo posted a partnership of 256 runs...
  • World Cup: Miller and Duminy star as South Africa survive Zimbabwe scare February 15, 2015

    Arguably one of the best bowling units in this edition of the World Cup was made to look pedestrian by one of the most underrated batting line-ups in cricket. And still, South Africa were able to notch up a 62-run win against Zimbabwe on a day filled with the possibility...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 3 February 15, 2015

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South...