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World T20: Kiwis set a target of 192 for Bangladesh


September 21st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele, Sep 21 (IANS) Brendon McCullum powered New Zealand to 191/3 against Bangladesh in the first Group D match of the World Twenty20 being held at the Pallekele International Cricket ... Read more...

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World T20: Dwayne Bravo welcomes favourite tag


September 20th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has welcomed comments from some pundits who consider the West Indies to be among favourites to win the ICC world Twenty/20 tournament underway in ... Read more...

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Ajantha Mendis spins Sri Lanka to thumping win (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, Sep 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka started their World Twenty20 campaign in convincing fashion, spinning a clueless Zimbabwe out of the game by 82 runs here Tuesday. Off-spinner Ajantha Mendis ... Read more...

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Del Bosque expected tough fight from Georgia


September 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) Spain football coach Vicente del Bosque said he expected a tough fight from Georgia, whom they beat 1-0 in an away game to kick-off their World ... Read more...

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Dhoni happy with Yuvraj’s return to international cricket


September 12th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says that Yuvraj Singh can draw confidence from his performance against New Zealand in Tuesday's Twenty20 as he made a return ... Read more...

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New Zealand set India 168-run target in T20


September 11th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) Put into bat, New Zealand made an imposing 167 for five against India in their second and final Twenty20 International at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium ... Read more...

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Australia beat Pakistan by 94 runs, lose series 1-2


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 11 (IANS) Australia registered a commanding 94-run win in the third and final Twenty20 International against Pakistan after losing the first two games. A record 111-run opening stand ... Read more...

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FIFA names World Cup ball Brazuca


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has said that "Brazuca" will be the official name of the 2014 World Cup match ball.The name won a ... Read more...

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Kiwis in with a chance, feels coach Carter


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) New Zealand have as good a chance as India to win the second Test given their array of fast bowlers who will have a major say ... Read more...

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Raina keen to cement Test berth


September 1st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) Branded as a One-day international and Twenty20 specialist, Suresh Raina said he was keen to shrug off the tag and cement his berth in the Indian ... Read more...

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NZ hope to strike with second new ball


September 1st, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) After allowing India to get away from a tight corner, New Zealand are hoping that with the second new ball due on the third morning they ... Read more...

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Koevermans happy with Indian defence


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans was happy with his young defence that stood up to the task despite conceding an early goal in the ... Read more...

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Positive intent paid off, says Guptill


August 31st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 31 (IANS) A positive approach backed by aggression paid off for New Zealand, according to their opening batsman Martin Guptill as the Kiwis ended the first day ... Read more...

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Australia beat Pakistan by four wickets in first ODI


August 29th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 29 (IANS) Pacer Mitchell Starc took his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs and helped Australia to a four-wicket win over Pakistan in their opening match here. Though Pakistan ... Read more...

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We are capable of making a comeback: Kiwis’ Jeetan Patel


August 24th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel believes his team is capable of making a comeback in the first Test against India."We have to come back tomorrow and ... Read more...

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U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan, win Plate Championship


August 24th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Aug 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets to win the Plate Championship final of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup at the Allan Border Field here Friday. ... Read more...

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Kohli, Raina give India unassailable series lead


July 31st, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) A brilliant unbeaten 145-run stand between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina at the R. Premadasa cricket stadium here Tuesday gave India an unassailable 3-1 series lead ... Read more...

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Gayle impressed with Powell’s century


July 31st, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
North Sound (Antigua), July 31 (IANS/CMC) Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is impressed with the tactics employed by fellow opener Kieran Powell to achieve his maiden Test century.Powell ... Read more...

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Bellucci wins second Gstaad title


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gstaad (Switzerland), July 22 (IANS) Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci won the Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad trophy for the second time Sunday as he upset top seed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia ... Read more...

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Sammy praises ‘unplayable’ Narine


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St. Kitts), July 19 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy has praised off spinner Sunil Narine as 'unplayable' and reliable following a career-best spell which swept the West Indies to a ... Read more...

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Windies overcome Taylor century, win series


July 15th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St Kitts), July 15 (IANS/CMC) The defiant West Indies withstood a brilliant Ross Taylor hundred to beat New Zealand by 24 runs in the fourth One-Day International and ... Read more...

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No need to push panic button, cautions skipper Sammy


July 12th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St Kitts), July 12 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said there was no need to press the panic button after his side collapsed to a disappointing 88-run ... Read more...

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We must look to repeat performance: Gayle


July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Fort Launderdale (Florida), July 1 (IANS/CMC) Opener Chris Gayle has praised the West Indies batting following their 56-run win over New Zealand in the opening Twenty20 International here but said ... Read more...

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Dinda stars in India A’s thrilling win over West Indies A


June 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, June 25 (IANS) Speedster Ashok Dinda bowled a brilliant super over to help India A level the two-match T20 series with the West Indies A at the ... Read more...

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Butt arrives home, vows to clear his name


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, June 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt, who was released from a British jail Thursday, returned home Friday amidst a chaotic welcome and vowed to clear his ... Read more...

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Mission accomplished, says Gambhir


May 28th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir said unity helped his team win its maiden Indian Premier League title here Sunday.Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings ... Read more...

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I apologise for my actions at MCA: Shah Rukh Khan


May 28th, 2012 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) An elated Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan Sunday night apologised for his behaviour at the Wankhede Stadium with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials.As ... Read more...

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Knight Riders’ ‘mystery spinner’ Narine finally unlocked


May 28th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' mystery spinner Sunil Narine was finally unlocked by Chennai Super Kings as the Trinidadian leaked 37 runs from his four overs and remained ... Read more...

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Super Kings deserved to win: Harbhajan


May 24th, 2012 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 24 (IANS) A dejected Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh said it all when he complimented Chennai Super Kings for "playing like champions" after his team lost the ... Read more...

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Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians in IPL eliminator


May 24th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 23 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 38 runs in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here Wednesday.Mumbai Indians ended at ... Read more...

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Knight Riders set 163-run target for Daredevils


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 22 (IANS) Yusuf Pathan and Laxmi Ratan Shulka together scored 56 off 24 balls to propel Kolkata Knight Riders to 162 for four in 20 overs against Delhi ... Read more...

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Britney Spears takes up golf


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears has taken up golf following her fiance Jason Trawick's suggestion, but she is struggling with the sport."It's heads-up when she's around. ... Read more...

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Mumbai Indians pummel Royals by 10 wickets


May 21st, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Mumbai Indians hammered Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets in the final league match of the Indian Premier League here Sunday.Dwayne Smith smashed 87 runs off ... Read more...

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Bowlers lacked consistency: WI Coach


May 19th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies bowlers failed to produce the disciplined effort required to limit England on the second day of the opening Test here at Lord's, assistant coach ... Read more...

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‘Last-gasp IPL thrillers stressful for players, spectators’


May 18th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Albie Morkel says last-gasp thrillers in the Indian Premier League can be stressful for both players and spectators. Everyone ... Read more...

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