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Kohli out cheaply in blow for India

Kohli out cheaply in blow for India

SYDNEY: India’s World Cup final hopes took a big hit with the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli for just one in the semi-final against Australia in Sydney on Thursday. India’s star batsman lasted just 13 balls before he attempted to ...

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Matt Henry relishing chance to play in final

Matt Henry relishing chance to play in final

MELBOURNE: A week ago, Matt Henry was like nearly every other New Zealander, watching the World Cup on television and hoping the Black Caps would go all the way and win the tournament. Henry had been unlucky not to make ...

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Smith, Finch lift Australia to 328-7

Smith, Finch lift Australia to 328-7

SYDNEY: Steve Smith hammered 105 off 93 balls and Aaron Finch returned to form with 81 as Australia scored 328 for seven after electing to bat in the World Cup semi-final against India in Sydney on Thursday. The pair shared ...

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Australia bat against India

Australia bat against India

SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat in the World Cup semi-final against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Both teams retained the same sides that won quarter-final matches, Australia beating Pakistan by ...

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Who’s saying what at the World Cup semi-finals

Who’s saying what at the World Cup semi-finals

SYDNEY: Who’s saying what about the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday: “David will be fine. He knows the rules, as we all do, and his rules are no different than the rest of ours.” – Australia captain Michael Clarke backs ...

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Australia v India match facts

Australia v India match facts

SYDNEY: Ten match facts for Thursday’s World Cup semi-final between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (14:30 local/03:30GMT): – This is the first World Cup semi-final between these teams. Previous World Cup knockout stage matches have produced one ...

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Spin or seam! India confident of passing Sydney test

Spin or seam! India confident of passing Sydney test

SYDNEY: India will go into Thursday’s World Cup semi-final against Australia in Sydney confident of success irrespective of whether the wicket took turn or assisted fast bowlers, opener Rohit Sharma said. The wear and tear at the end of a ...

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Waqar fears ‘death’ of Pakistan cricket

Waqar fears ‘death’ of Pakistan cricket

SYDNEY: Waqar Younis warned Tuesday that cricket could die out in Pakistan if rival teams continue to boycott the country where international tours have not taken place since 2009. There has been no international cricket in Pakistan since the militant ...

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New Zealand beat South Africa

New Zealand beat South Africa

AUCKLAND:Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott hit a six off the penultimate ball to take New Zealand into their first World Cup final when they defeated the Proteas by four wickets in a rain-hit semi-final thriller at Eden Park on Tuesday. Elliott smashed ...

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Wahab, Watson call truce

Wahab, Watson call truce

SYDNEY: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and Australian all-rounder Shane Watson called a truce on Tuesday after their compelling World Cup quarter-final tussle. Wahab won widespread plaudits for a fierce spell of fast bowling which forced Watson to duck into ...

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