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Record 93,013 MCG crowd for Cricket World Cup final

Melbourne – A ground record crowd of 93,013 watched the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. That shattered the venue’s previous record attendance for a cricket match of 91,112, according to officials. The massive final turnout had already surpassed t...

Starc, Boult in World Cup swing to the left

Melbourne – For the second time at this World Cup, Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult will be asked to deliver a killer blow that could determine their team’s fate in the final on Sunday. The two lethal left-arm fast bowlers will go head-to head at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the ...

Terminally ill Crowe braced for ‘last’ match

Melbourne – Terminally ill Martin Crowe admits that Sunday’s World Cup final between his beloved New Zealand and Australia could be the last game he’ll ever see. Known as one of the game’s most stylish batsmen, the 52-year-old Crowe has been battling a rare blood disease, double-hit lymphoma. “My precariou...

PCB removes Moin Khan as chief selector

KARACHI: As Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has fired Chief Selector Moin Khan from the post, local media reported on Saturday. According to details, as expected PCB Chairman Shehryar Khan has fired Moin Khan from the post and will appoint the new chief selector in coming days. Cricket committee has decided t...

World Cup a ‘shop-window not window-dressing’ says ICC chief

Sydney – The World Cup should be a “shop-window” not “window-dressing” for the game’s emerging nations, International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson said Thursday. The ICC has come under fire for plans to reduce the number of teams taking part at the next World Cup, in England in 2019, fr...

Friends united as Wahab, Watson call truce

Sydney – Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and Australian all-rounder Shane Watson called a truce on Tuesday after their compelling World Cup quarter-final tussle. Wahab won widespread plaudits for a fierce spell of fast bowling which forced Watson to duck into and under a series of short-pitched deliveries ...

Waqar Younis fears ‘death’ of Pakistan cricket

Sydney – Waqar Younis warned on Tuesday that cricket could die out in Pakistan if rival teams continue to boycott the country where international tours have not taken place since 2009. There has been no international cricket in Pakistan since the militant attacks on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March 2...

Kohli seeks SCG inspiration for Cricket World Cup semi-final

Sydney – India star Virat Kohli returns to the scene of one of his most memorable Test innings hoping to rediscover batting form for Thursday’s World Cup semi-final against Australia in Sydney. It was at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January that Kohli, captaining India after the shock retirement of skipper...

India win toss and bat against Bangladesh

Melbourne – India won the toss and chose to bat against Bangladesh in the World Cup quarter-final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. The winner will face either co-hosts Australia or Pakistan in the semi-finals on March 26 at Sydney. India have reached the knockout rounds unbeaten in their six gr...

World Cup 2015 Quarter Final Preview: Australia vs Pakistan

Pakistan faces an acid test on this Friday at the Adelaide Oval when it meets Australia in the third quarter final of the World Cup 2015. Pakistan has gone from strength to strength after starting the tournament in the worst possible fashion. Still, they have not acquired the required momentum to go all th...

World Cup 2015 Quarter Final Match Preview: India vs Bangladesh

Noisy neighbour Bangladesh takes on big brother India in the second quarter final of the World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on this Thursday. Indian has played one match at the prestigious MCG in this world cup. They defeated South Africa comfortably in the league stage. Bangladesh too ha...

Pakistan’s Irfan forced out of World Cup

Adelaide (Australia) – Giant Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup on Tuesday because of a stress fracture to his pelvis, the country’s cricket board announced. The 32-year-old, who took eight wickets at the tournament, first felt the injury in the 129-run win ...

Misbah eyes Australia victory and world title after Ireland win

Adelaide (Australia) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said the emphatic seven-wicket win over Ireland on Sunday had given his team strength and belief that favourites Australia can be beaten in the World Cup quarter-finals. Pakistan are due to clash with the co-hosts on Friday at the same Adelaide Oval whe...

Survey: Half of the Pakistani population believes that Pakistan is most likely ...

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 50% Pakistanis said that Pakistan is most likely to win the World Cup. A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “In your opinion, which one team is most likely to win...

Asia quartet defy convention at Cricket World Cup

Adelaide (Australia) – Co-hosts Australia and New Zealand may be the teams to beat, but the striking feature of this World Cup is Asia’s four Test nations defying conventional wisdom to make the quarter-finals. The belief that Asian cricketers struggle on the hard, bouncy wickets Down Under was thrown out ...

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