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.
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.
Flamboyant opening batsman Chris Gayle became the fourth batsman in the history of One-Day Internationals to score a double century in his breathtaking return to form against Zimbabwe in the World Cup.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed on Tuesday that pacer Shafiul Islam will join the Bangladesh's World Cup squad, replacing Al-Amin Hossain, who was sent home for breaking the team curfew.
It was a tough week of cricket and there was no dearth of contenders but the Cricket World Player Of The Week, by unanimous choice, was India’s dashing opener, Shikhar Dhawan, who has regained his batting mojo with two back-to-back innings of great significance.
Moeen Ali stroked a majestic century as England crushed Scotland at Christchurch by 119 runs, their seventh World Cup win by a margin of more than 100 runs setting themselves back on the road to redemption in this World Cup.
In the last seven days though, they have now beaten Pakistan in Adelaide and now South Africa by a massive 130 runs in Melbourne today to complete a stunning turnaround. The Men in Blue are now looking good.