South Africa gave Sri Lanka a taste of their own medicine as spinners, JP Duminy and Imran Tahir picked seven wickets between them at the Sydney Cricket Ground to ensure South Africa won its first knock-out game at the World Cup.
West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy has claimed that explosive opening batsman Chris Gayle who is struggling with a sore back will be a probable starter for their World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has stated that his side’s win over South Africa during the league stage has given the Asian side confidence ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against Australia in Adelaide on Friday.
The International Cricket Council has confirmed that communications between the TV umpire and the on-field umpires for the knockout stages of the World Cup will be available to the host broadcaster Star Sports.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, whose side is set to face Australia in the quarter-final of the 2015 World Cup, stated that the pressure would be squarely on the tournament co-hosts when the two sides clash on Friday at the Adelaide Oval.
Sarfraz Ahmed showed he belonged yet again with an anchoring unbeaten century as Pakistan win against Ireland by seven wickets at the Adelaide Oval, ending Ireland’s journey in the 2015 World Cup and securing third spot in Pool B.
Jason Holder picked four wickets as West Indies overcame a lower order resistance from UAE to eventually thump them by six wickets in their World Cup encounter at McLean Park in what was a must-win game for them.