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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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McCullum demands New Zealand improvement

McCullum demands New Zealand improvement

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum insisted his team have batting improvements to make ahead of their next World Cup duel against England after labouring to a three-wicket win over Scotland on Tuesday. The Black Caps reached their ...

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Tendulkar wary of South Africa threat

Tendulkar wary of South Africa threat

NEW DELHI: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has issued a warning to triumphant India about their upcoming World Cup match against South Africa, saying the Proteas were “far, far superior” to arch-rivals Pakistan. Batting superstar Tendulkar helped India win the World ...

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Pressure will be on Bangladesh, says Afghan captain

Pressure will be on Bangladesh, says Afghan captain

CANBERRA: Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi is convinced the pressure will be on Bangladesh in their World Cup clash on Wednesday, saying his debutant side holds an edge over their Asian rivals. Nabi reminded everyone ahead of the Pool A match ...

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