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Ireland opt to bowl against West Indies NELSON: Ireland won the toss and opted to bowl first against the West Indies in their opening Pool B match in Nelson on Monday.Captain William Porterfield sees turn in the wicket and has backed his bowlers in a tournament where all four games played so far have been won by the team batting first.Ireland have left out Craig Young and Alex Cusack and included Andrew McBrine as a second spinner to join George Dockrell.West Indies, reading the situation differently, have left out their number one spinner Suliemann Benn as well as Sheldon Cottrell, Jonathan Carter and Nikita Miller.The match is widely regarded as crucial to sorting out the fourth quarter finalist in a pool which also includes South Africa, India and Pakistan. Zimbabwe and United Arab Emirates round out the group.Teams:West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Andre ...

Pakistani bowlers can defend if batsmen set decent target: Imran Khan ISLAMABAD: Former Cricket Captain and Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran on Sunday said Pakistanis should not get depressed over the loss from India in the opening match of Cricket World Cup.He said that he had seen some good talent on display but there was need for a better strategy. Imran Khan said Pakistani bowler Irfan, Wahab Raiz and Yasir Shah and Sohail Khan could defend if bastsemen gave them a decent target. He said Younis Khan must ...
India make Pakistan toil, South Africa ride on record stand SYDNEY: Virat Kohli smashed a century to steer India to 300 for seven against Pakistan in Sunday's World Cup blockbuster while South Africa staged a record-breaking recovery against Zimbabwe to claim a 62-run victory.Kohli hit 107, becoming the first Indian to make a World Cup century against his country's bitterest rivals, as Pakistan wilted in the 40-degree heat of the 47,000-capacity Adelaide Oval in a game being watched by a potential global audience of 2.5 ...
Ton-up Miller glad to star in South Africa win HAMILTON: David Miller was proud have "constructed an innings" after his stunning century on World Cup debut helped South Africa get off to a winning start in Pool B against Zimbabwe on Sunday.The Proteas were in trouble at 83 for four after losing the toss at Hamilton's Seddon Park.But that was the end of the wicket-taking for Zimbabwe as Miller (138 not out) and fellow left-hander JP Duminy (115 not out) shared a mammoth stand ...
Zimbabwe will cause upsets: De Villiers HAMILTON: Relieved South African captain AB de Villiers forecast Zimbabwe will cause upsets in the World Cup after his team upstaged their African rivals in a nervy start to the tournament on Sunday.South Africa were indebted to a brilliant career best 138 not out by David Miller and JP Duminy's unbeaten 115 for a commanding total of 339 for four before restricting Zimbabwe to 277 all out in a 62-run win at Hamilton's Seddon Park.Miller ...
Chigumbura sees positives in South Africa defeat HAMILTON: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura believed his team could take some positives from a 62-run defeat by a formidable South Africa in their World Cup opener, where a costly final five overs in the field proved crucial.His attack conceded a whopping 96 runs in the last five overs with Solomon Mire going for 30 in the 47th over as David Miller (138 not out) and JP Duminy (115 not out) lifted South Africa from a ...
India beat Pakistan by 76 runs ADELAIDE: India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 76 runs in their opening World Cup clash at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.The defending champions made 300 for seven from their 50 overs after electing to bat.Virat Kohli (107) and Shikhar Dhawan (73) shared a second-wicket stand of 129 before Suresh Raina hit 74 off 56 balls.Sohail Khan starred for Pakistan with five for 55.In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for 224 with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq making 76.India have ...


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