Sri Lanka finally showed the class that took them to the previous two World Cup finals, thumping Bangladesh by 92 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), on the back of centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara.
Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor guided England Women to a series-levelling nine-wicket win over New Zealand Women in the fourth One-Day International after Kate Cross had earlier taken five wickets in Lincoln.
It took two sparkling innings of the highest class by Gary Wilson and Kevin O’Brien for Ireland to just make it over the line by two wickets against a spirited United Arab Emirates, in front of a noisy crowd in Brisbane.
Shortly before Chris Gayle became the first man to hit a World Cup double-century, Dennis and SISIS celebrated a landmark of their own as more than 200 cricket groundcare professionals attended their cricket seminar at St Albans Schools Trust.
Cricket Australia (CA) chief, James Sutherland has confirmed on Tuesday, the return of the Chappell-Hadlee trophy in the World Cup clash between Australia and New Zealand to be played in Auckland on Saturday.