PERTH - United Arab Emirates (UAE) skipper Mohammad Tauqir said Saturday that they were outplayed by the Indian bowling attack as they slumped to a nine-wicket loss to the defending champions in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here. UAE, who opted to bat, never quite got going as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals to be bowled out for a paltry 102. In reply,
SYDNEY - West Indies captain Jason Holder blamed their pathetic death bowling and dropped chances as they slumped to a 257-run defeat in their World Cup Pool B encounter against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Friday. “We dropped chances and chasing 400 was always tough. But had we held on to some of those chances, we could have had 350 to...
MELBOURNE - Powered by centuries from veterans Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka hammered a hapless Bangladesh by 92 runs in a World Cup Pool A contest at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Thursday. The 1996 edition champions reached a mammoth 332 for the loss of only one wicket. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 240 in only 47 overs.
COLOMBO - Sri Lankan cricketer turned politician Arjuna Ranatunga Wednesday said he may consider contesting the elections for the national cricket board if the need arises. The minister for ports, shipping and aviation, who was a national cricket captain when Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 said that he is ready to contest the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) in order to further improve the game in the country, reports Xinhua.
ISLAMABAD - Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted a petition against the poor performance of the Pakistani team during the ongoing cricket World Cup. The team has lost both its matches so far, the first was to India and the second to the West Indies. The petitioner has named Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Ahmed Khan and PCB board member...
MELBOURNE - India finally managed to break a 23-year-old jinx when they thrashed favourites South Africa by 130 runs to win their second World Cup Pool B match at the 90,000-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Sunday. After keeping their unbeaten run against Pakistan in World Cups, the defending champions, a week later, straightened another record when they beat the Proteas -- their first in the quadrennial event.
ISLAMABAD - Angry Pakistani cricket fans smashed television sets in Multan to vent their frustration following the 1992 edition champion's defeat to the West Indies at the World Cup Saturday. The disappointed fans held a mock funeral by mourning a bed of cricket bats on the city's MDA Road, reports leading Pakistani daily Dawn which further added that a group of enraged fans also smashed a number of TVs with large batons in...
MELBOURNE - Indian cricket team's vice-captain Virat Kohli is not only scoring on the pitch, but scoring with his style quotient off it too. Sporting a newly-done mohawk hairstyle which resembles the one of football star Cristiano Ronaldo, Kohli was seen enjoying his time here Friday ahead of India's Pool B World Cup encounter against South Africa Feb 22. His knock of 107 powered India to set a stiff target of 301 runs for...
NEW DELHI - National broadcaster Prasar Bharti Thursday told the Supreme Court that it was not "feasible" for it to set up a separate channel to telecast the live feed of India centric world cup cricket matches being provided to it by Star TV. It expressed its stand to the bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Prafulla C. Pant as the court reserved its order on the plea by the central government and Prasar Bharti challenging the Feb 4...
SYDNEY - Australia's two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting Wednesday said India were a "very dangerous " team and a serious contender to retain the coveted trophy. "India have got too many class players in their team to not be serious contenders at some stage. If they happen to play as well as they can, they are very dangerous," the former batsman was quoted as saying by bccitv.com.