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Gutsy Gambhir could not have chosen a bigger stage to perform


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir is a big-stage performer. Going by his form in the World Cup, few had expected him to come up with a match-wining ... Read more...

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Yuvraj first to get three Man of Match awards in 2011 World Cup (Statistics)


March 21st, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Indian middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh Sunday became the first player to receive the Man of the Match award three times in the 2011 World Cup.Yuvraj stroked ... Read more...

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Yuvraj’s maiden World Cup century takes India to 268 (Lead)


March 20th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh struck his maiden World Cup century but India again squandered a good start by losing their last seven wickets for 53 runs before ... Read more...

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India, England qualify for World Cup quarter-finals after Bangladesh rout by Proteas


March 19th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 18(ANI): India and England have automatically qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup after South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 206 runs in their Group B clash in Dhaka today. ... Read more...

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Pak need to be very careful against Aussies in World Cup clash: Akram


March 19th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has warned the Shahid Afridi-led team against taking defending champions Australia lightly in their much-anticipated World Cup encounter today."The Australian pace attack is ... Read more...

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Shafiq will help ease Pak’s WC batting woes: Afridi


March 17th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 17(ANI): Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi believes that right-handed batsman Asad Shafiq will provide stability to the team's top-order in the World Cup knockout stage.Shafiq had hit a timely 78 not ... Read more...

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Gul bags maiden World Cup MOM award (Match highlights)


March 15th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 15 (IANS) Pakistan's Umar Gul got his maiden World Cup man of the match award for his bowling after his team's seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in ... Read more...

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Zuiderent raring to go against West Indies


February 27th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Bas Zuiderent cannot wait to take on the West Indies in their World Cup Group B match. The veteran Dutch batsman rues his early dismissal ... Read more...

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Tahir claims four wickets on World Cup debut (Statistics)


February 25th, 2011 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Leg-spinner Imran Tahir became the first South African bowler to claim four wickets on world cup debut. The following are the other statistics of the West Indies ... Read more...

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Darren Bravo a Lara look-alike at the crease


February 24th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The crouching stance of Brian Lara cannot be missed. His diminutive frame, the poise at the crease, the swift shuffle before playing the ball and ... Read more...

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Fit and firing Oz pace attack holds key to winning 2011 WC: Ponting


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Feb.22 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes that his team's pace bowlers hold the key to the side winning its fourth successive World Cup title."If we get those three (Lee, Johnson ... Read more...

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Kohli first Indian to hit century on World Cup debut (Statistical Highlights)


February 20th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Young middle-order batsman Virat Kohli Saturday became the first Indian to score a century in a World Cup debut match as he hit an unbeaten 100 against ... Read more...

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Kohli has matured, he is a good prospect: Sehwag


February 20th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Lauding Virat Kohli, who got an unbeaten hundred in his Cricket World Cup debut game Saturday, Indian opener Virender Sehwag said the youngster has ... Read more...

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Sehwag, Munaf set up Indian victory (Round up)


February 20th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) A flawless 175 from a rampaging Virender Sehwag backed by some disciplined bowling from Munaf Patel carried India to a 87-run win over Bangladesh in ... Read more...

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Umpire Decision Review System set to make World Cup debut


February 17th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 17(ANI): The Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) is all set to make its debut in the World Cup in the Indian subcontinent, International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat ... Read more...

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Ireland looking to replicate 2007 performance (Team profile, World Cup Countdown)


February 8th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Ireland, who made a dream World Cup debut by stunning Test playing nations Pakistan and Bangladesh in the 2007 edition, are looking to replicate their ... Read more...

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I would like to do something special for World Cup: Gautam Gambhir (Interview) (World Cup Countdown)


January 31st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari (Attn Editors : Following is the first in a World Cup cricket countdown series by IANS that will have team previews, interviews of present and former India players, features ... Read more...

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Emerging player Azam hoping for Pak World Cup debut


September 29th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.29 (ANI): Nineteen-year old Hammad Azam, who has only featured in nine first class matches, two of which were Twenty20 fixtures, has already done enough to catch the eye of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Germany revamps squad for Uruguay game


July 11th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Port Elizabeth, July 10 (DPA) German coach Joachim Loew made five changes to the German squad for Saturday's World Cup match for third place against Uruguay. Four of the changes were health ... Read more...

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14 World Cups and counting for journalist David Miller!


July 4th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Cape Town, July 4 (IANS) When a young football writer named David Miller made his World Cup debut alongside 17-year-old Brazilian wonder kid Pele, little did he know it was ... Read more...

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Japan beat Denmark to advance with Netherlands (Roundup)


June 25th, 2010 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 25 (DPA) Japan beat Denmark 3-1 Thursday to reach the Round of 16 at the world cup from Group E along with the already qualified Netherlands. Keisuke Honda and ... Read more...

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Australia beat Serbia, both go out of World Cup (Lead)


June 24th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Nelspruit (South Africa), June 24 (DPA) Australia beat Serbia 2-1 in Group D Wednesday at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit but both teams go home as Germany and Ghana progress. Cahill rose to ... Read more...

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Eto’o looms large over Japan-Cameroon opener


June 13th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Peter Mayer Bloemfontein (South Africa), June 13 (DPA) Japan and Cameroon kick off their World Cup football campaign with a Group E clash Monday that pits Africa's most successful team in the ... Read more...

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Iniesta doubtful for Spain’s World Cup debut


June 9th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 9 (DPA) The Spanish football federation announced Wednesday that Andres Iniesta might miss Spain's World Cup debut against Switzerland on June 16. Iniesta, 26, pulled a muscle in his right ... Read more...

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Handsome friendly wins for Spain, Portugal


June 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 9 (DPA) Spain and Portugal scored handsome friendly victories Tuesday in their last warm-up matches before the World Cup finals. Spain thrashed feeble Poland 6-0 in Murcia, and Portugal beat ... Read more...

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Debutant Slovakia will be surprise package (Group F team profile)


May 31st, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, May 31 (DPA) Slovakia will be making their football World Cup debut as an independent nation at South Africa 2010. And the upstarts know they are in a fight for ... Read more...

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Japan eyeing semi-final berth (Group E team profile)


May 30th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 30 (DPA) Japan have never won a football World Cup game on foreign soil but that hasn't stopped coach Takeshi Okada from setting a lofty goal for his team at ... Read more...

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New stars set to shine for Ghana (Group D team profile)


May 29th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, May 29 (DPA) Already considered one of Africa's most powerful national teams, Ghana proved they may be even more difficult to handle at next month's World Cup with their performance ... Read more...

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Jeev wants World Cup debut to be memorable


November 25th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shenzhen, Nov 25 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh wants to cap a great season by making his World Cup debut this week memorable.Jeev, now ranked 45th in the world, will be one of ... Read more...

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