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Srilanka won by 4 wkts

The World Cup has had its first thriller. And guess what? It involved a Full Member against an Associate. Afghanistan glimpsed the greatest victory of their short international history in Dunedin before Sri Lanka dragged themselves over the line to ...

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Do or die time for Pakistan, says Misbah

Do or die time for Pakistan, says Misbah

CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan’s World Cup campaign needed improvement across the board, captain Misbah-ul-Haq declared Saturday after a humiliating 150-run loss to the West Indies. The rout at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval was compounded by a batting display that set a record for ...

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FIFA candidate Figo proposes 48-team World Cup

FIFA candidate Figo proposes 48-team World Cup

LONDON: Former Portugal winger Luis Figo launched his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Thursday by revealing plans to expand the World Cup to up to 48 teams. Unveiling his manifesto at Wembley Stadium in London, the 42-year-old said the ...

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Zimbabwe beat UAE by four wickets

Zimbabwe beat UAE by four wickets

NELSON: Zimbabwe enjoyed their first victory of the World Cup on Thursday but not before they were given a fright by the tournament minnows from the United Arab Emirates. The Africans’ four-wicket win at Nelson’s Saxton Oval came with 12 ...

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UAE batting surprises Zimbabwe

UAE batting surprises Zimbabwe

NELSON: Zimbabwe admitted underestimating the United Arab Emirates after beating the cricket minnows with just 12 balls to spare in their World Cup match at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday. It was a match the Test-playing Zimbabwe should have ...

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Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 105 runs

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 105 runs

CANBERRA: Afghanistan’s World Cup debut ended in a disappointing 105-run defeat by Asian rivals Bangladesh at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 268, Afghanistan never recovered from slumping to three for three inside three overs in the ...

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Bangladesh all out for 267 against Afghanistan

Bangladesh all out for 267 against Afghanistan

CANBERRA: Afghanistan marked their World Cup debut by holding Bangladesh to 267 all out at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Wednesday. Several Afghan bowlers took two wickets apiece, while wicketkeeper Afsar Zazai impressed behind the stumps. Afghanistan, who beat Bangladesh at ...

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Pakistan fielding coach quits after players misbehave

Pakistan fielding coach quits after players misbehave

SYDNEY: Pakistan cricket team’s fielding coach Grant Luden has reportedly stepped down after misbehaviour from three senior players of the team. Sources said Shahid Afridi, Ahmad Shehzad and Umar Akmal misbehaved with the coach during a World Cup training session ...

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Waqar vows Pakistan comeback after cracking under pressure

Waqar vows Pakistan comeback after cracking under pressure

CHRISTCHRCH: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis Wednesday insisted his team would bounce back in the World Cup despite a demoralising defeat against arch-rivals India, a loss he blamed on an inability to handle big-match pressure. Pakistan succumbed to a 76-run defeat ...

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West Indies loss a little bit pathetic, says Holding

West Indies loss a little bit pathetic, says Holding

SYDNEY: West Indies great Michael Holding has slammed the side’s four-wicket loss to Ireland in their World Cup opener as a “little bit pathetic”. The Caribbean team collapsed to 87 for five in Nelson on Monday before Lendl Simmons (102) ...

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