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Tag: Wc 2019

Advantage India if notorious Manchester weather strikes reserve day

Manchester: After the rain interruption on Tuesday, the forecast for Wednesday doesnt look too good either, as there are chances of showers in patches even as India and New Zealand look to resume their battle in the first semi-final of the 2019 World Cup at Old Trafford. But it is advantage India if play is […]

Khawaja ruled out of WC with hamstring injury

Birmingham: Left-handed Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing World Cup with a hamstring injury. Head coach Justin Langar on Sunday confirmed that Khawaja will miss Australia’s semifinal clash against England to be played on Thursday and will be out of action for at least three to four […]

Pakistan wins but predictably loses semifinal race

London: ‘Mission impossible’ remained unaccomplished for Pakistan, who expectedly missed the semifinal bus but wrapped up their World Cup campaign with a consolatory 94-run win over Bangladesh, here Friday. Aware that the situation demanded them to beat Bangladesh by 300-plus runs to make it to the knockout stage, Pakistan needed to put on board a […]

Our destiny is in our hands, not India: Pakistan coach

London: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur was left disappointed after India’s defeat to England in what was a must-win game for the hosts in the ongoing World Cup. On June 30, England defeated India by 31 runs and kept their hopes alive of making it to the semifinals. “How they (India) played, again that’s the […]

Kohli, Rohit greet 87-year-old fan at Edgbaston stands

Birmingham: India’s 28-run win over Bangladesh saw them qualify for the knockout stages of the 2019 edition of the World Cup. And while one would think that the players would be excited to celebrate, skipper Virat Kohli and deputy Rohit Sharma took time out to meet the oldest Indian fan present at the Edgbaston Cricket […]

Sri Lanka down West Indies in inconsequential cliffhanger

Chester-le-Street: Ton-up Nicholas Pooran played the innings of his life but Angelo Mathews delivered the ball of the match to get his wicket and help Sri Lanka to a 23-run victory over the West Indies in an inconsequential but thrilling World Cup tie here on Monday. With both teams not standing a chance to qualify […]

Pak fans to support India against England, one even sings 'Jana Gana'

New Delhi: In the sporting world, the India-Pakistan rivalry needs no explanation. And when the two arch-rivals clash on cricket field, it not only ignites emotions and feelings but also attracts eyeballs globally. However, it will be a rarest of the rare occasion when on Sunday Pakistani fans will cheer and pray for their neighbours […]

Carey, Starc lead Australia to 86-run win over New Zealand

London: Australia beat New Zealand by 86 runs at Lord’s on Saturday. Defending a target of 245, Australia dismissed New Zealand for 157 runs and thus recorded their seventh win of the tournament. Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey put up a 107-run stand for the sixth wicket to take Australia out of a precarious situation […]

India opt to bat against West Indies

Manchester: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday won the toss and elected to bat against West Indies in their World Cup fixture at Old Trafford. India have gone with the same team which played against Afghanistan. Meanwhile, West Indies have made two changes in their line-up. They have brought in Sunil Ambris and Fabian Allen […]

Babar ton helps Pakistan to 6-wicket win over Kiwis

Birmingham: Babar Azam’s maiden World Cup century and Shaheen Afridi’s performance with the ball helped Pakistan secure a seven-wicket win over New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 238 on a tricky pitch, Babar ended unbeaten on 101 off 127 balls. Babar shared a 126-run stand with Haris Sohail, who was dismissed […]

Australia Outclass England By 64 Runs On Way To Semifinals

London: It was reminiscent of the Australian swagger of yore as Aaron Finch’s pacers bossed arch-rivals England on their way to the World Cup semifinals with a 64-run victory here Tuesday. While Australia became the first team to reach the semifinals of the showpiece, England’s defeat, their second straight following the stunning reverse to Sri […]

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Kohli fined for excessive appealing during Afghanistan match

Southampton: India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the World Cup match against Afghanistan which the Men in Blue won by 11 runs in Southampton. On Saturday, Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of […]

Kohli argues with umpire over DRS during Afghanistan win

Southampton: Considering the form India had been in the ongoing World Cup, it was predicted by almost all the fans and cricket pundits that the game against Afghanistan would be a cakewalk for the Men in Blue and they will defeat their Asian opponents quite easily. On the contrary however, Afghanistan gave India a run […]

Pakistan to undergo 'robust review' after WC: PCB

New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that it will hold a “robust review” of the Pakistan team and its support staff after the World Cup and submit its recommendations to PCB chairman Ehsan Mani and the Board of Governors (BoG). “The BoG had a discussion on the Pakistan cricket team’s recent […]

Sania slams 'cringeworthy' ads ahead of India-Pak WC clash

New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza is fed up of the “cringeworthy” advertisements which are hyping the World Cup encounter between India and Pakistan to be played in Manchester on Sunday. The TV channels in both the countries have been putting out promotional advertisements for the much-anticipated, high-octane encounter between the arch rivals. India’s Star […]

In-form India outclass Australia in World Cup

London: Shikhar Dhawan smashed a century as India produced a masterful batting display to beat a spirited Australia by 36 runs in a marquee World Cup clash at the Kennington Oval here on Sunday. Playing in front a large number of Indian spectators, Dhawan starred in the run-fest with a strokeful 117 while skipper Virat […]

WC 2019: West Indies thrash Pakistan by 7 wickets

Nottingham: West Indies kicked-off its World Cup 2019 campaign on an impressive note after thrashing Pakistan by seven wickets at Trent Bridge, here on Friday. After bundling out the Green Brigade on a paltry 105 runs, the Carribean opener and self-proclaimed Universe Boss Chriss Gayle smashed a 34-ball half century while unbeaten Nicholas Pooran contributed […]

England off to impressive start at World Cup 2019

London: Opener Quinton de Kock’s valiant 68 run effort and Rassie van der Dussen’s half-century went in vain as South Africa succumbed at 207 runs in reply to England’s 311 in the tournament opener of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Kennington Oval here on Thursday. It was some disciplined bowling by the […]

Dhoni, Rohit to be part of strategy pool for WC: Kohli

New Delhi: With the World Cup round the corner, India captain Virat Kohli has revealed that the presence of former skipper M.S. Dhoni in the team, especially behind the stumps, is “priceless”. Kohli said the selflessness with which Dhoni conducts himself makes him a delight to play alongside. “The fact is Dhoni is among the […]