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Sri Lanka in final after rain dashes Windies hopes DHAKA: Sri Lanka reached the final of the World Twenty20 with a 27-run win over West Indies, the defending champions, after the first semi-final was ended by rain on Thursday.Set a challenging 161-run target, the West Indies were well short on the Duckworth-Lewis method when a thunderstorm stopped play after 13.5 overs at the Shere Bangla stadium in Dhaka.West Indies, who would have needed 108 to win on the D/L method, were 80-4 when play was halted.The win was sweet revenge for Sri Lanka who lost the 2012 final in Colombo to the West Indies.Sri Lanka will face the winners of the second semi-final between 2007 champions India and South Africa, also in Dhaka on Friday. The final will be played in Dhaka on Sunday.Lasith Malinga, leading Sri Lanka after regular captain Dinesh Chandimal opted out due to lack of form, said the rain had been a worry."We knew that ...

My two series contract with the team is over, Moin LAHORE: Pakistan cricket teams head coach, Moin Khan has said that his two series contract with the team is over and it depends on Pakistan Cricket Board to continue with him or to bring a new face."There is no question of stepping down as the chief coach as my two series contract with the team is completed and I am ready to serve Pakistan cricket but all depends on PCB to decide whether to continue ...
India say Yuvraj fit for World T20 semi-final DHAKA: India received a boost ahead of Friday's World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa when Yuvraj Singh was declared fit following an ankle injury, an official said.The flamboyant cancer survivor hurt his left ankle while playing football with team-mates on Wednesday, but the Indian squad's media manager R.N. Baba said there was no cause for worry."Yuvraj is fit. He will attend practice," Baba told reporters at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka.The 32-year-old overcame a lean ...
Hafeez announces resignation from T20 captaincy LAHORE: Mohammad Hafeez stepped down as Twenty20 captain on Thursday after the team's failure to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.Hafeez said he had reached the decision of his own accord following Pakistan's 84-run loss to the West Indies."I am under no pressure (but) felt that I must step down as leader by taking responsibility and its for the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) to decide who to lead the team," Hafeez ...
Pakistan must not be bad losers: Hafeez KARACHI: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez called on his compatriots not to be bad losers and accept victory and defeat in the same manner after his team crashed out of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh.Hafeez told reporters after returning from Dhaka early on Thursday that the side were disappointed by the way they lost to the West Indies in the final must-win group game."I think when we can celebrate victory passionately then we must also ...
Afridi, Moin, Zaheer back from Dhaka after T20 debacle KARACHI: All-rounder Shahid Afridi, chief coach Moin Khan and batting consultant Zaheer Abbas returned here on Wednesday evening from Dhaka after being ousted by the West Indies in the league rounds of ICC World Twenty20.This was for the first time in eight-year-old history of the World T20 when Pakistan failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the event. Batting coach Shoaib Muhammad will be arriving here from different flight.Senior Manager National Stadium Muhammad Arshad Khan ...
West Indies can make history at World T20: Sammy DHAKA: West Indian captain Darren Sammy was confident Wednesday that his side can achieve what no other team has done in the history of the World Twenty20 -- defend the title. Famous for playing a cavalier brand of cricket, the West Indies won the fourth edition of the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka two years ago, and are now just two matches away from defending it.They meet Sri Lanka in the first of two semi-finals ...


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