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India break Aussie tour duck with Afghanistan win     SYDNEY: India finally celebrated a first win on their marathon Australia tour Tuesday with a resounding 153-run victory over outclassed Afghanistan in a World Cup warm-up.The defending World Cup champions piled up 364-5 in their 50 overs at the Adelaide Oval with record-breaking batsman Rohit Sharma making 150 with 12 fours and seven sixes.He was well-supported by Ajinkya Rahane's 88 not out with Suresh Raina hitting a stylish 75.Afghanistan, who will be playing in their first World Cup when the tournament starts on Saturday, batted their full 50 overs but managed just 211-8.Nawroz Mangol was the only batsman to make an impression with 56.There had been some early encouraging signs for the Asian minnows when they had India struggling on 16-2 after Hamid Hassan and Dawlat Zadran got rid of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. But once Sharma and Raina had put on 158 for the third wicket, there was ...

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This time we will set off the firework for sure, Ajmal message to team India Pakistan-India match is one of the thrilling matches for both the nations. It brings criticism, controversies and innovative campaigns by both nations. India’s World Cup campaign ‘We Won’t Give It Back’ possess harsh content against Pakistan team which became a point of criticism by the masses. According to media reports, at the recent media conference, the off-spinner Saeed Ajmal responded to this poking ad and said ‘this time we will set the fireworks’. Saeed Ajmal ...

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The championship draws near The beginning of the most renowned and prestigious event in the cricketing world is just a couple of days away. The opening ceremony of the massive event is scheduled for 12th February 2015 in Melbourne. Organizers hope that the opening night will win over their audience due to the presence of Jessica Hilda Mauboy an Australian R&B and pop singer, Tina Arena, an Australian singer-songwriter, Nathaniel and Daryl Braithwaite, along with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ...

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Dhoni blessed with a baby girl Mahender Singh Dhoni who is currently leading team India for upcoming World Cup 2015, has been blessed with a little princess on February 6, 2015.It is good news for Dhoni who is in Australia preparing for World Cup 2015. He is proud and happy to become a father for the first time. According to India media reports Dhoni stated, “Yes, I have been blessed with a baby daughter, both mom and child are fine.”Former Indian ...

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Ajmal ready to join Green Shirts in World Cup 2015 After getting the clean chit from International Cricket Council (ICC) over his bowling action, Saeed Ajmal has expressed his desire to play World Cup with the Pakistan national squad. While giving interview to local media Saeed Ajmal expressed his craving to join Green Shirts. He said, “Everyone wants to play at the World Cup, but we should understand the current situation. When I feel I can give my hundred per cent, I will like to ...

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Injured Shehzad more confident after head injury While talking to media on Monday the daring Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad disclosed his feeling after his head injury that left him idle. He said, Pakistani nation motivates me to keep moving ahead.The tragic death of Phillip Hughes, an Australian batsman who was hit by a fast bowler in Abu Dhabi. That incident left Shehzad dazed and traumatized. “It was scary; it left me in fear besides saying thanks to Almighty Allah for saving me. ...

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Indian bowlers have no confidence, said angry Gavaskar Australian team brutally beat Indian bowlers in the first warm-up match of the World Cup on Sunday. The smashing batting of Australian players exposed the weakness of Indian bowlers and left former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar annoyed and impatient. Team India has lost their first practice match by a margin of 106 runs. Only R Ashwin was able to hold the run rate as his economy remains best among all Indian bowlers at 4.83. The ...