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ICC declines to make DRS mandatory, retains current format


June 27th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board Wednesday rejected its chief executives' committee's (CEC) decision to make the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) mandatory for ... Read more...

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Gambhir on rampage, but Knight Riders restricted to 158/6 (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Skipper Gautam Gambhir blasted his eighth half-century of the tournament, but the Kolkata Knight Riders failed to follow up on an explosive start and finished ... Read more...

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Bangladesh played better: Dhoni


March 17th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 16 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that Bangladesh were clearly the better side and his bowlers felt the pressure during the Powerplay as the ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka tie their ODI tri-series encounter (Roundup)


February 14th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Feb 14 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka played their first-ever tie in a One-day International when both teams ended at 236 for nine in a nail-biting finish here ... Read more...

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India restrict Sri Lanka to 236/9 (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Feb 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka lost their way in the middle overs to settle for 236 for nine in the fifth match of the Tri-series against India here ... Read more...

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Karnataka is political theatre for the Reddy brothers (News Analysis)


December 10th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 10 (IANS) Karnataka, reeling under corruption scandals and political instability, seems destined to remain a misgoverned state, hostage to the powerplay of the notoriously rich Reddy brothers ... Read more...

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Series satisfying, quickies need to improve: Dhoni


October 26th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) After registering a 5-0 ODI win against England, Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Tuesday the series was satisfying but the fast bowlers need to improve.?As ... Read more...

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Warriors romp to 50-run victory over Redbacks


September 25th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderbad, Sep 25 (IANS) Opener Jon-Jon Smuts scored a fluent 88 as Warriors' romped to a 50-run wicket victory over South Australia in the Champions League Twenty20 match at the ... Read more...

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Super Kings ready for Mumbai Indians challenge


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) For Chennai Super Kings, it has been all about getting together and reconnecting with familiar faces while preparing for their opening Champions League T20 game against ... Read more...

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Bowling needs to improve: Dhoni


September 7th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Southampton, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the team needs to work on its bowling in the three remaining matches of the NatWest ODI series against England.India ... Read more...

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Pollard, Simmons take West Indies to 249/8 (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), June 13 (IANS) Keiron Pollard and Lendl Simmons struck crucial half-centuries to take the West Indies to a competitive 249 for eight in 50 overs against India ... Read more...

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Daredevils looking for back-to-back win: Shipperd


April 25th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils will look for a back-to-back win at home when they meet Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the ... Read more...

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Afridi admits Pak ‘needs to learn how to utilise batting powerplay’


April 20th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 20(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has acknowledged that his team faces the "problem" of losing wickets during batting powerplays, and said that he has "discussed this in detail" with ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘buttery fingers’ helped India scrape into World Cup final: Roebuck


April 1st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 1(ANI): India owes their victory against Pakistan in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final more to the mistakes of their opponents than to any inspiration of their own, noted cricket columnist ... Read more...

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Take loss with dignity, say Pakistanis on Twitter


March 31st, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) The world of Twitter was abuzz as excitement built up to the India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal match. And, when they lost, Pakistanis across the world ... Read more...

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Trott and Morgan give England a decent 229/6


March 26th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) Butter-fingered Sri Lanka crawled back in the batting powerplay as Jonathan Trott's fighting 86 and a chancy 50 by Eoin Morgan took England to a decent ... Read more...

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We need to bat full 50 overs: Dhoni


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 23 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday reminded his teammates of the importance of batting full 50 overs against defending champions Australia in Thursday's cricket World Cup ... Read more...

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Sangakkara, Jayawardene take Sri Lanka to 265/9 (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Skipper Kumar Sangakkara struck his first century in nearly three years as Sri Lanka recovered from a wobbly start to muster 265 for nine against ... Read more...

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Black Caps set bench mark for batting powerplay


March 14th, 2011 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) New Zealand'S 74 runs for the loss of two wickets against Canada is the highest by any team in the batting powerplay in this World ... Read more...

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McCullum, Taylor take New Zealand to 358/6 (Lead)


March 13th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Brendon McCullum struck his third ODI century and stand-in captain Ross Taylor scored a 44-ball 74 as New Zealand reached 358 for six in 50 ... Read more...

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Wilson’s lbw cost us the match: Ireland captain


March 11th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 11 (IANS) A dejected Ireland captain William Porterfield said the controversial leg before decision against Gary Wilson was one of the things that cost them their World Cup ... Read more...

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New Zealand crush Pakistan, roar back into World Cup (Intro Roundup, correcting first para)


March 9th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 8 (IANS) Sensational batting by birthday boy Ross Taylor and Jacob Oram, coupled with disciplined bowling, sawNew Zealand crush Pakistan by 110 runs and roar ... Read more...

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New Zealand roar back with crushing defeat of Pakistan (Roundup)


March 9th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 8 (IANS) Sensational batting by birthday boy Ross Taylor and disciplined bowling by Jacob Oram saw New Zealand crush Pakistan by 110 runs and roar ... Read more...

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Taylor, Oram plunder Pakistan (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 8 (IANS) Breathtaking hitting by century-maker Ross Taylor and Jacob Oram in the slog overs powered New Zealand to 302 against Pakistan in a World ... Read more...

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Opening with spinners in World Cup matches “a terrific idea”: Kaneria


March 8th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): Opening the bowling attack with a spin bowler in the World Cup 2011 matches is "a terrific idea" due to the spin-friendly pitches of the subcontinent, Pakistani leg spinner ... Read more...

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Victory over Kenya will give us confidence: Bagai


March 8th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) A delighted Canadian skipper Ashish Bagai Tuesday hoped their five-wicket victory over Kenya will spur his team to do better in the remaining matches of ... Read more...

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It was my best ODI innings: Strauss


February 28th, 2011 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss, who overshadowed Sachin Tendulkar's century, striking a brilliant 158 to help England snatch a tie against India, said it was a privilege to ... Read more...

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Pak have “certain chance” in World Cup after win over Lankans: Sohail


February 27th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 27(ANI): Pakistan "have a certain chance" in the ICC World Cup 2011 following their 11-run win against Sri Lanka on Saturday, former captain Aamir Sohail has said.Pakistan beat a powerful ... Read more...

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World Cup: Watson, Johnson set up easy Australian victory (Lead)


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson lived up to their pre-tournament billing as they set up Australia's 91-run victory against Zimbabwe in a Group A World Cup match here ... Read more...

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Australia recover after a subdued start to post 262/6


February 21st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Australia recovered from a slow start to post 262 for six against Zimbabwe in the World Cup Group A match here Monday.Electing to bat, the defending champions scored ... Read more...

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Chawla not getting carried away with his good perfromance against Australia


February 14th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) Piyush Chawla may have made a strong claim for a place in the playing XI in the World Cup by taking four wickets against Australia in the warm-up ... Read more...

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ODI series win against Kiwis has boosted Pak’s confidence ahead of World Cup: Hafeez


February 8th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 8(ANI): Pakistan's one-day series victory against New Zealand has boosted its confidence ahead of the ICC World Cup 2011, Pakistani batsman Mohammad Hafeez has said.The World Cup will be held ... Read more...

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Middle order will be crucial to India’s success: Virat Kohli (Interview, World Cup Countdown)


February 6th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) It has been a swift climb for Virat Kohli, captain of the Under-19 World Cup winning side in 2007. Graduating into the ... Read more...

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Series a big lesson for batsmen before World Cup : Dhoni


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Centurion, Jan 23 (IANS) After losing the closely-fought ODI series 2-3 to South Africa, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sunday said it was a "disappointing" performance by the batsmen throughout and called ... Read more...

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Team will play freely in last two ODIs: Smith


January 19th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 19 (IANS) South African captain Graeme Smith is hoping that his team will put up a better show in the remaining One-dayers against India as the players will not ... Read more...

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