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Imran Khan gives confidence to Pakistan PTI chairman and former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan comfort Pakistani team after losing match against India in World Cup opener. He encouraged them to look ahead for upcoming matches in the tournament.Pakistan’s renowned man who brought victory for Pakistan in World Cup 1992 believes that losing against India is not a big deal if team brings World Cup title for Pakistan.Pak-India face-off has made everyone depressed, while talking about the match Khan said that responsibility of wicket-keeping was not assigned to the right man. “I always believed in having specialist players and I think playing Umar as a keeper was a mistake and it cost us”, Indian media reported.“Misbah has emerged as a very sensible captain who had brought stability to the national team. He is in very good form and that is good for Pakistan because at times a captain in form can spur his team to perform beyond ...

West Indies v Ireland scoreboard NELSON: Complete scoreboard in the World Cup Pool B match between West Indies and Ireland at Saxton Oval, Nelson on Monday:West IndiesD. Smith c Mooney b K. O'Brien 18C. Gayle c K. O'Brien b Dockrell 36D. Bravo run out (McBrine) 0M. Samuels lbw Dockrell 21D. Ramdin lbw Dockrell 1L. Simmons c Dockrell b Sorensen 102D. Sammy c Dockrell b Mooney 89A. Russell not out 27J. Holder not out 0Extras (lb1, w9) 10 Total (7 wkts, ...
Porterfield proud as Ireland ease past Windies NELSON: Ireland captain William Porterfield said he expected his side to qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup as they launched their 2015 campaign by beating the West Indies on Monday in yet another giantkilling display.Set a target of 305 for victory in their Pool B opener at Nelson's Saxton Oval, Ireland won with more than four overs to spare after Paul Stirling (92), Ed Joyce (84) and Niall O'Brien (79 not out) made ...
Ireland beat West Indies top tweets NELSON: Five top tweets on Ireland's World Cup win over West Indies at Saxton Oval on Monday:"Certainly not a shock or upset from this group of players. Warm up games are just that. Enjoy the celebrations as I know you can and will."- Former Ireland captain Trent Johnston"We're watching the death row of West Indies cricket at the moment."- Melbourne SEN 1116"No wonder England have an Irishman as skipper, the Irish can't find a spot ...
Ireland clinch historic four-wicket win over Windies NELSON: Ireland caused the first upset of the World Cup when an audacious 92 by Paul Stirling paved the way for a four-wicket win over the West Indies at Nelson's Saxton Oval on Monday.Stirling stood in a match-defining 106-run stand with Ed Joyce for the second wicket as Ireland chased down a 305-run target with 25 balls to spare.Stirling cracked his 92 off 84 balls, Joyce scored 84 off 67 and Niall O'Brien chimed in ...
Ireland's greatest World Cup wins SYDNEY: Ireland cemented their reputation as giant-killers with a four-wicket win over the West Indies in their World Cup opener in Nelson on Monday.It wasn't the first time the Irish had upset one of cricket's elite Test nations on the World Cup stage.Here AFP Sport looks at their greatest triumphs at the global showpiece event.March 17, 2007: Ireland beat Pakistan by 3 wkts (D/L method)Ireland marked St Patrick's Day in style by knocking Pakistan out ...
Ireland shock West Indies at World Cup NELSON: Ireland pulled off the biggest shock of the World Cup so far when they downed two-time champions West Indies by four wickets in Nelson on Monday.The victory, the first by a team batting second in five games so far, followed on from Ireland's famous wins over England at the 2011 World Cup and Pakistan four years earlier.Chasing 305 to win at Saxton Oval, they coasted home with Paul Stirling making 92, Ed Joyce 84 ...


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