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Sunday, February 22, 2015
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"We really need to raise our standards to compete against the top teams," said Mathews, whose side next face Bangladesh on Thursday, with further Pool A fixtures to come against Australia, England and Scotland. "I am feeling relieved at the moment but I thought we...
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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Not quite convinced about the ICC's plans to truncate the World Cup to 10 teams, retired Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels the governing body should instead look to enhance the skills of so-called minnows.
Daniel Alexander
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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Sri Lanka was in trouble when Afghanistan's bowlers took early wickets but the more established side prevailed, scoring the winning runs with only 10 balls remaining. Asghar Stanikzai led Afghanistan with 54 of its 232 runs, while Mahela Jayawardene scored 100 runs to push Sri Lanka to 236-6.
Sakthivel
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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Those waving them came close to witnessing a piece of history. Sri Lanka were worried. Very worried. Sloppy in the field, their top order was then blown away by the pace trio of Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran and Hamid Hassan - a combination of bowlers who are capable of troubling the best batting...
Sakthivel
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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There is no doubt the Sri Lanka players have high hopes for the World Cup, even now. But that is not the impression they are giving off. When bowlers are lumbering after balls, bellies wobbling, it is easy to begin wondering if they really want to win this tournament.
Sakthivel
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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Kumble said he never looked upon his rivalries with Muralitharan and Warne as a competition. “I could never compete with a Murali or a Shane Warne. I wish I had the skills they had,” he said. “I tried to bowl genuine legspinners, tried classical legspinners like how Warnie does...
Neil Weerasekara
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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2 The number of times, in all ODIs, that both openers have been dismissed for first-ball ducks. The only previous such instance was in Guyana in 2006, when Zimbabwe lost both Piet Rinke and Terry Duffin for zeroes off their first ball.
SLCricket1
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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SRI LANKA became just the second team in one-day international history to have both openers fall for golden ducks as Afghanistan came agonisingly close to the biggest upset in Cricket World Cup history. Set a target of 233 for victory, Sri Lanka was in immediate trouble at Dunedin’s University Oval
Jagath Perera
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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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 win by four wickets with 10 balls to spare...
WZRD
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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Mahela Jayawardene hit his 19th one-day international century to help Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by four wickets and avoid a major World Cup upset. Tournament debutants Afghanistan sensed a shock after reducing Sri Lanka to 2-2 and then 18-3 in Pool A in Dunedin.
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