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Mar 21, 2014

Kohli helps India maintain World Cup record against Pakistan

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India maintained their impeccable World Cup record against Pakistan after Virat Kohli’s fluent 36 not out powered them to a seven-wicket victory against the arch-rivals in a group two super 10 stage match of the World Twenty20 on Friday.

Put into bat, Pakistan did not get the flying start they were looking for and could not mount a late assault either against India’s disciplined bowlers who restricted them to 130-7 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Mar 21, 2014

Cricket-Kohli helps India maintain World Cup record against Pakistan

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 21 (Reuters) – India maintained their impeccable World Cup record against Pakistan after Virat Kohli’s fluent 36 not out powered them to a seven-wicket victory against the arch-rivals in a group two super 10 stage match of the World Twenty20 on Friday.

Put into bat, Pakistan did not get the flying start they were looking for and could not mount a late assault either against India’s disciplined bowlers who restricted them to 130-7 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Mar 20, 2014

Dhoni glad Indo-Pak tension has eased

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – The Indo-Pak cricket rivalry traditionally lived up to the Orwellian concept of serious sport – war minus shooting – but India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is glad the tension has finally eased.

The bitter South Asian rivals have fought three wars in their brief independent histories and remain deeply mistrustful of each other.

Mar 20, 2014

Hafeez relishes Pakistan’s all-round riches

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Leading a side teeming with all-rounders, Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez enjoys an embarrassment of riches that he believes will give the 2009 champions a definite edge in the World Twenty20.

“We do believe we have good all-rounders in our side,” Hafeez told reporters on the eve of Friday’s Super 10 opener against arch-rivals India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Mar 20, 2014

Cricket-Hafeez relishes Pakistan’s all-round riches

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 20 (Reuters) – Leading a side teeming with all-rounders, Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez enjoys an embarrassment of riches that he believes will give the 2009 champions a definite edge in the World Twenty20.

“We do believe we have good all-rounders in our side,” Hafeez told reporters on the eve of Friday’s Super 10 opener against arch-rivals India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Mar 20, 2014

Cricket-Dhoni glad Indo-Pak tension has eased

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 20 (Reuters) – The Indo-Pak cricket rivalry traditionally lived up to the Orwellian concept of serious sport – war minus shooting – but India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is glad the tension has finally eased.

The bitter South Asian rivals have fought three wars in their brief independent histories and remain deeply mistrustful of each other.

Mar 18, 2014

Australia attack potent enough without Johnson – Bailey

DHAKA (Reuters) – Australia will miss injured paceman Mitchell Johnson but their bowling attack remains potent enough to help them win a maiden World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, captain George Bailey said on Tuesday.

The left-arm quick has been in the form of his life, bowling Australia to an Ashes whitewash of bitter rivals England followed by an impressive performance in the subsequent test series victory in South Africa.

Mar 18, 2014

Cricket-Australia attack potent enough without Johnson – Bailey

DHAKA, March 18 (Reuters) – Australia will miss injured paceman Mitchell Johnson but their bowling attack remains potent enough to help them win a maiden World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, captain George Bailey said on Tuesday.

The left-arm quick has been in the form of his life, bowling Australia to an Ashes whitewash of bitter rivals England followed by an impressive performance in the subsequent test series victory in South Africa.

Mar 14, 2014

Australia, Sri Lanka eye elusive Twenty20 title

By Amlan Chakraborty

(Reuters) – Cricket will shed all pretensions of being a lazy, nuanced game and reward brute force when top teams brawl in Bangladesh over the next three weeks for the biggest crown of the game’s shortest and most unabashed format at the ICC World Twenty20.

Mostly young, brawny men will walk out wielding heavy, modern bats with the sole aim of whacking the ball into the orbit in front of a largely young crowd with insatiable appetite for the crash-bang format.

Mar 14, 2014

Cricket-Australia, Sri Lanka eye elusive Twenty20 title

March 14 (Reuters) – Cricket will shed all pretensions of being a lazy, nuanced game and reward brute force when top teams brawl in Bangladesh over the next three weeks for the biggest crown of the game’s shortest and most unabashed format at the ICC World Twenty20.

Mostly young, brawny men will walk out wielding heavy, modern bats with the sole aim of whacking the ball into the orbit in front of a largely young crowd with insatiable appetite for the crash-bang format.