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Mar 28, 2014

Cricket-Sammy bats West Indies to victory over Australia

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 28 (Reuters) – West Indies skipper Darren Sammy hit two successive sixes to secure his team’s thrilling six-wicket victory over Australia in an emotionally-charged Group Two match of the World Twenty20 on Friday.

Needing 12 runs off the final over, Sammy could not score off James Faulkner’s first two balls but hit the next two for sixes to seal a win with two balls to spare and trigger wild celebration from his team mates who rushed onto the pitch.

Mar 28, 2014

World T20 teams conduct dew diligence to combat wet ball

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – If there has been a massive increase in demand for towels from teams competing at the ongoing World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh, no one should be surprised.

Heavy evening dew in Chittagong, and to a lesser extent in Mirpur, has forced competing sides into a form of ‘dew diligence’ as fielding teams struggle to ensure the ball remains dry for their exasperated bowlers, who have felt handicapped.

Mar 28, 2014

Cricket-World T20 teams conduct dew diligence to combat wet ball

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 28 (Reuters) – If there has been a massive increase in demand for towels from teams competing at the ongoing World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh, no one should be surprised.

Heavy evening dew in Chittagong, and to a lesser extent in Mirpur, has forced competing sides into a form of ‘dew diligence’ as fielding teams struggle to ensure the ball remains dry for their exasperated bowlers, who have felt handicapped.

Mar 27, 2014

Sammy hopes to silence chirpy Australians in crucial game

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy wants his team to silence the chirpy Australians in Friday’s World Twenty20 match, the outcome of which will likely determine the fate of both teams in the tournament.

India top Group Two having won the first two matches and hope to consolidate their position with a victory against struggling hosts Bangladesh on Friday that would virtually secure them one of the two semi-final spots from the group.

Mar 27, 2014

Cricket-Sammy hopes to silence chirpy Australians in crucial game

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 27 (Reuters) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy wants his team to silence the chirpy Australians in Friday’s World Twenty20 match, the outcome of which will likely determine the fate of both teams in the tournament.

India top Group Two having won the first two matches and hope to consolidate their position with a victory against struggling hosts Bangladesh on Friday that would virtually secure them one of the two semi-final spots from the group.

Mar 27, 2014

Cricket-Sammy hopes to silence chirpy Australians in crucial game

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 27 (Reuters) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy wants his team to silence the chirpy Australians in Friday’s World Twenty20 match, the outcome of which will likely determine the fate of both teams in the tournament.

India top Group Two having won the first two matches and hope to consolidate their position with a victory against struggling hosts Bangladesh on Friday that would virtually secure them one of the two semi-final spots from the group.

Mar 26, 2014

Restrained Gayle represents big gamble for Windies

DHAKA (Reuters) – The good news for rival bowlers is Chris Gayle has abandoned his onslaught-from-the outset approach… The bad news is, the West Indies opener has decided to delay his big hitting so he can explode in the later stages.

Many observers believe West Indies are taking a huge gamble by taming a wild force with a strategy that could make or break their World Twenty20 title defence in Bangladesh.

Mar 26, 2014

Cricket-Restrained Gayle represents big gamble for Windies

DHAKA, March 26 (Reuters) – The good news for rival bowlers is Chris Gayle has abandoned his onslaught-from-the outset approach… The bad news is, the West Indies opener has decided to delay his big hitting so he can explode in the later stages.

Many observers believe West Indies are taking a huge gamble by taming a wild force with a strategy that could make or break their World Twenty20 title defence in Bangladesh.

Mar 25, 2014

West Indies crush Bangladesh to revive semi-final hopes

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – A dominant West Indies thumped a sorry Bangladesh by 73 runs in a lop-sided super 10 stage match to revive their World Twenty20 title defence on Tuesday.

Put into bat, Dwayne Smith(72) dominated a 97-run opening stand with Chris Gayle (48) to help West Indies to a strong 171 for seven before they returned to destroy the hosts for 98 and bounce back after Sunday’s defeat against India.

Mar 25, 2014

Cricket-West Indies crush Bangladesh to revive semi-final hopes

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 25 (Reuters) – A dominant West Indies thumped a sorry Bangladesh by 73 runs in a lop-sided super 10 stage match to revive their World Twenty20 title defence on Tuesday.

Put into bat, Dwayne Smith(72) dominated a 97-run opening stand with Chris Gayle (48) to help West Indies to a strong 171 for seven before they returned to destroy the hosts for 98 and bounce back after Sunday’s defeat against India.