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.
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.