World Cup

Pakistan Brush Aside West Indies To Reach World Cup Semi-Final

Pakistan marched into the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in emphatic style with a crushing ten-wicket win over the West Indies in a one-sided quarter-final in Dhaka. They produced an outstanding bowling performance to dismiss the West Indies for 112 before openers Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal saw them to their victory target inside 21 overs.
23 March 2011

Lorgat Hits Out At 'Fictional' Corruption Claims

International Cricket Council (ICC) executive Haroon Lorgat has strongly condemned the publication of what he calls a 'fictional' report in an Indian newspaper alleging corruption during the Australia-Zimbabwe World Cup match. Talking about an article published by Times of India, Lorgat issued the following statement...
23 March 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011 Quarter-Finals Preview

Chetan Narula looks ahead to the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 as the tournament heads into its critical phase with the best eight teams in the world left to battle it out. Pakistan take on West Indies, India go up against Australia, South Africa will joust with New Zealand and Sri Lanka host England.
22 March 2011

World Cup 'Potentially Greatest Ever' - Sharad Pawar

International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar has hailed the Cricket World Cup 2011 as 'potentially the greatest ever' following the conclusion of the group stages. The tournament, co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, is now set to enter the quarter-final stages with Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies still in with a chance of victory.
21 March 2011

Match Officials For World Cup Quarter-Finals Revealed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the match officials that will take charge of the quarter-finals of the Cricket World Cup. The quarter-final line-up sees Pakistan take on the West Indies, India host Australia, South Africa play New Zealand and Sri Lanka welcoming England to Colombo.
21 March 2011

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

A look back at the final day of group matches at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which saw comprehensive wins for India over the West Indies, notwithstanding another batting collapse, and Zimbabwe over Kenya. Yuvraj Singh provided plenty of entertainment with a majestic century.
20 March 2011

Even Dogs Want A Piece Of The World Cup Action

A dog steals the show during the ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match between India and the West Indies, racing across the pitch in Chennai. India won the match by 80 runs to set up a quarter-final clash with Australia in Ahmedabad.
20 March 2011

Yuvraj Stars Again As India Outclass West Indies

India beat the West Indies by 80 runs in the final first round match of the ICC World Cup 2011 at Chennai. Chasing 269 for a win, the Indians bowled them out for 188 in 43 overs. With this win, they have assured second position in Group B, behind South Africa and ahead of England and West Indies.
20 March 2011

Tuffey Replaces Bennett For Remainder Of World Cup

Fast bowler Daryl Tuffey has been introduced into New Zealand's 15-man Cricket World Cup squad as a replacement for fellow quick Hamish Bennett. Bennett will miss the remainder of the tournament with a left ankle and Achilles injury he picked up while bowling against Sri Lanka on 18th March.
20 March 2011

Zimbabwe End World Cup Campaign With Thumping Win

Zimbabwe completed their Cricket World Cup campaign with a comprehensive 161-run win over Kenya, who ended the tournament failing to score a point. Three batsmen scored half-centuries as Zimbabwe posted 308 for six and in reply, Kenya were dismissed for 147 in 36 overs having never threatened to get near their target.
20 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Australian Run Ends

Cricket TV - A look back at the latest action in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, with South Africa thrashing Bangladesh to confirm England's place in the quarter-finals before Pakistan ended Australia's proud unbeaten run with an entertaining four-wicket win in Colombo.
19 March 2011

Pakistan Finally End Australia's World Cup Unbeaten Run

Pakistan beat Australia by four wickets in an entertaining low-scoring ICC Cricket World Cup Group A game at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Chasing only 177 for victory, they crossed the finish line with nine overs to spare, thus ending Australia's unbeaten streak in World Cup cricket that stretched back to May 1999. It was also Pakistan who last beaten them.
19 March 2011

Ruthless South Africa Smash Sorry Bangladesh

South Africa silenced a partisan home crowd at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka by demolishing Bangladesh by 206 runs in both sides' respective final ICC Cricket World Cup Group B game. Bangladesh crumbled to be dismissed for just 78 after South Africa reached 284 for nine to conclude a one-sided match dominated by the Proteas.
19 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Wins For Ireland And Sri Lanka

Cricket TV - A look back at the latest ICC Cricket World Cup action, and a double-header which saw Ireland beat the Netherlands and Sri Lanka outclass New Zealand to take a 112-run victory.
18 March 2011

View From India - Can England Go All The Way?

If Andrew Strauss looks at this question, he will chuckle aloud. In a parallel universe, perhaps they are boarding the flight back home as one writes this. They came into the World Cup on the back of a long and arduous season, but after the high of the Ashes victory Down Under, they have been fighting to keep their heads above the water.
18 March 2011

Sri Lanka Outclass New Zealand For 112-Run Win

Experienced trio Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan played starring roles as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 112 runs in their ICC Cricket World Cup Group A clash in Mumbai. Sangakkara hit 111 and Jayawardene 66 as Sri Lanka reached 265 for nine before Muralitharan took four for 25 to dismiss New Zealand for 153.
18 March 2011

England Replace Shahzad With Jade Dernbach

England have called up Surrey fast bowler Jade Dernbach to replace Ajmal Shahzad in their 15-man ICC Cricket World Cup squad. Shahzad has suffered a hamstring injury and Dernbach comes into the squad following approval from the ICC Technical Committee.
18 March 2011

Brilliant Stirling Century Sets Up Ireland Victory

Ireland rounded off their Cricket World Cup campaign with an imrpessive six-wicket victory over the Netherlands after Paul Stirling blasted 101 in 72 balls. Ryan ten Doeschate had earlier hit 106 as the Dutch were dismissed for 306 but Stirling's effort, which included 14 fours and two sixes, set the Irish up to taste victory - for the second time in the tournament - with 14 balls to spare.
18 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - England Stay Alive

Cricket TV - A look back at another entertaining day at the ICC Cricket World Cup and another thrilling game involving England. For the sixth time in as many matches, they were at the centre of a nerve-racking finish as they held on to beat the West Indies by 18 runs in Chennai and keep their quarter-final hopes alive.
17 March 2011

England Keep World Cup Hopes Alive Following 18-Run Win

England held on to beat the West Indies by 18 runs and keep their hopes of reaching the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals alive in a thrilling Group B game in Chennai. It was your usual run-of-the-mill thriller for them as they came back more than a couple of times after the match seemed headed the other way.
17 March 2011