World Cup

Obuya Shines With Unbeaten 98 Before Australia Qualify

Collins Obuya hit a stroke-filled unbeaten 98 in 129 balls but it was nowhere near enough for Kenya as they slipped to a 60-run defeat against Australia in Bangalore. Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and Michael Hussey all scored half-centuries as Australia made their way to 324 for six before they restricted Kenya to 264 for six to qualify for the quarter-finals.
13 March 2011

Rizwan Cheema Reprimanded For Full-Pitched Bowling

Canada bowler Rizwan Cheema has been given a reprimand by the International Cricket Council after he was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct. He was deemed to be in breach of the clause relating to the spirit of the game after he was removed from the attack for bowling two full-pitched deliveries during his side's 97-run defeat to New Zealand.
13 March 2011

New Zealand Reach Quarters With Easy Win

New Zealand completely outclassed Canada as they eased to a 97-run win having dominated their ICC Cricket World Cup Group A game in Mumbai. Brendon McCullum stroked a third One-Day International century as the Black Caps piled up 358 for six before restricting Canada to 261 for nine in reply, New Zealand qualifying for the quarter-finals as a result.
13 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Tendulkar Ton In Vain, South Africa Win A Thriller

Cricket TV - A look back at another thrilling ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 match involving India; this time as they came up short against South Africa, for whom Robin Peterson hit 16 runs in four balls at the death to secure a three-wicket win. Sachin Tendulkar had earlier stroked a sublime century - his sixth in World Cups - but following a dramatic batting collapse, it proved to be in vain.
12 March 2011

Tendulkar Ton Not Enough As Peterson Is Proteas Hero

Sachin Tendulkar scored his sixth World Cup century but it was not enough for India, who were beaten by three wickets by South Africa in a thrilling Cricket World Cup Group B match in Nagpur that went down to the final over. After India collapsed from 267 for one to 296 all out, half-centuries from Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers and then 18 in seven balls at the death from Robin Peterson blasted South Africa to victory...
12 March 2011

View From India - World Cup Quarter-Final Predictions

Chetan Narula makes his predictions as to which teams will reach the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: As only one week of competition remains in the first round of the World Cup, it is indeed time to take a look at the different permutations...
12 March 2011

Swann Fined For Comments During Bangladesh Defeat

England off-spinner Graeme Swann has been fined ten percent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Code of Conduct. He was charged with a Level 1 offence during his side's two-wicket defeat to Bangladesh, the breach relating to 'using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match'.
12 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Bangladesh Stun England

Cricket TV - A look back at the latest action from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which saw Bangladesh take their second win of the competition, beating England in a nerve-jangler by two wickets after the West Indies had seen off Ireland's challenge with a 44-run victory.
11 March 2011

Bangladesh Clinch Two-Wicket Win Over England

England's World Cup of down-to-the-wire finishes continued as they were found wanting against Bangladesh, who inched their way to a two-wicket win in Chittagong with an over to spare. Bangladesh bounced back from their horror show performance against the West Indies, when they crumbled to 58 all out, to bowl England out for 225 before reaching 227 for eight with six balls remaining.
11 March 2011

Ireland Fined For Slow Over-Rate Against West Indies

As if losing their crucial ICC Cricket World Cup Group B game against the West Indies by 44 runs wasn't a bitter enough pill to swallow, Ireland have additionally been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate. During the match in Chandigarh, as the West Indies were racking up 275 runs, Ireland were deemed to be one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
11 March 2011

West Indies Prove Too Strong For Plucky Ireland

The West Indies made it three consecutive victories in the ICC Cricket World Cup after they produced a fine performance to beat Ireland by 44 runs in Chandigarh. Devon Smith scored a century and Kieron Pollard 94 as the West Indies were bowled out for 275 but Ireland, despite half-centuries from Ed Joyce and Gary Wilson, were then dismissed for 231.
11 March 2011

Knee Strain Rules Vettori Out Of Canada Game

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has been ruled out of his side's Cricket World Cup game against Canada with strained knee ligaments. He injured his right knee during the 110-run victory over Pakistan and following scans in Mumbai, which revealed a mild strain of his cruciate ligaments, he is aiming to return when the Black Caps take on Sri Lanka on 18th March.
11 March 2011

Sammy Takes Inspiration From Sobers

West Indies captain Darren Sammy is pictured admiring a photograph of West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali.
11 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Dilshan Heroics As Sri Lanka Qualify

Cricket TV - A look back at day 20 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which saw Sri Lanka become the first side into the quarter-finals after a 139-run win over Zimbabwe, which included a virtuoso performance from Tillakaratne Dilshan, who scored a big century and then took four wickets, just missing out on a hat-trick as well.
10 March 2011

Sri Lanka Reach Quarters On Back Of Dilshan's Heroics

Tillakaratne Dilshan hit 144 and then took four wickets - including two in as many balls - as Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 139 runs in their Cricket World Cup game in Pallekele to qualify for the quarter-finals. Openers Dilshan and Upul Tharanga both scored centuries in compiling a 282-run stand for the opening wicket as Sri Lanka piled on 327 for six before Zimbabwe were dismissed for 188 runs.
10 March 2011

New Zealand Wait On Vettori Injury, Ryder Recovering

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will find out the extent of the knee injury he suffered during his side's Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan following an appointment in Mumbai. Left-arm spinner Vettori's right knee dug into the ground while fielding during the game, following which he was unable to play any further part in the game.
10 March 2011

View From India - The Batting Power Play Conundrum

Chetan Narula asks which teams have got to grips best with the batting Power Play during the first two weeks of the Cricket World Cup: When Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana harassed bowlers in the 1996 World Cup, power-play was a term unheard of...
10 March 2011

Tremlett Replaces Broad In England World Cup Squad

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Surrey fast bowler Chris Tremlett has replaced Stuart Broad in England's Cricket World Cup 2011 squad. Broad has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a side strain, which he picked up during England's six-run win over South Africa in Chennai.
9 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Yuvraj Stars Again

Cricket TV - A look back at day 19 of the ICC Cricket World Cup which saw India beat the Netherlands by five wickets. They needed a solid half-century from Yuvraj Singh - his second in a row - to help them beat the Dutch side, for whom Pieter Seelaar took three wickets to hand India a few nervous moments.
9 March 2011

Yuvraj Sees India Home Against The Netherlands

Zaheer Khan took three wickets and Yuvraj Singh hit an unbeaten half-century as India survived a minor scare to beat the Netherlands by five wickets in their ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match in Delhi. Zaheer' efforts helped his side dismiss the Netherlands for 189 and although at one point India were 82 for three in reply, they eventually clinched victory with more than 13 overs to spare.
9 March 2011

 
 
 
 

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