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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.

Mar 24, 2014

Captain Dhoni backs struggling Yuvraj to hit form

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – As he took off his helmet, tucked his bat under his arm and trudged back to the pavilion after a 19-ball struggle in the World Twenty20 on Sunday, Yuvraj Singh looked a shadow of the talismanic all-rounder who delivered two World Cups for India.

The dashing southpaw hitting England fast bowler Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over remains the defining moment of India’s victory in the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007.

Mar 24, 2014

Cricket-India captain Dhoni backs struggling Yuvraj to hit form

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 24 (Reuters) – As he took off his helmet, tucked his bat under his arm and trudged back to the pavilion after a 19-ball struggle in the World Twenty20 on Sunday, Yuvraj Singh looked a shadow of the talismanic all-rounder who delivered two World Cups for India.

The dashing southpaw hitting England fast bowler Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over remains the defining moment of India’s victory in the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007.

Mar 24, 2014

Cricket-India captain Dhoni backs struggling Yuvraj to hit form

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 24 (Reuters) – As he took off his helmet, tucked his bat under his arm and trudged back to the pavilion after a 19-ball struggle in the World Twenty20 on Sunday, Yuvraj Singh looked a shadow of the talismanic all-rounder who delivered two World Cups for India.

The dashing southpaw hitting England fast bowler Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over remains the defining moment of India’s victory in the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007.

Mar 23, 2014

India ease past West Indies to inch closer to semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India inched closer to a World Twenty20 semi-final spot after half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured a seven-wicket victory over holders West Indies in a super 10 stage match on Sunday.

The 2007 champions restricted their big-hitting West Indian opponents to a below-par 129 for seven on a slow track and returned to chase down the target with two balls to spare for their second successive victory.

Mar 23, 2014

Cricket-India ease past West Indies to inch closer to semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 23 (Reuters) – India inched closer to a World Twenty20 semi-final spot after half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured a seven-wicket victory over holders West Indies in a super 10 stage match on Sunday.

The 2007 champions restricted their big-hitting West Indian opponents to a below-par 129 for seven on a slow track and returned to chase down the target with two balls to spare for their second successive victory.

Mar 23, 2014

India beat West Indies to inch closer to semi-final spot

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India inched closer to a World Twenty20 semi-final spot after half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured their seven-wicket victory over holders West Indies in a super 10 stage match on Sunday.

The 2007 champions restricted their big-hitting West Indian counterparts to a below-par 129 for seven on a slow track and returned to chase down the target with two balls to spare for their second successive victory.

Mar 23, 2014

Cricket-India beat West Indies to inch closer to semi-final spot

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 23 (Reuters) – India inched closer to a World Twenty20 semi-final spot after half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured their seven-wicket victory over holders West Indies in a super 10 stage match on Sunday.

The 2007 champions restricted their big-hitting West Indian counterparts to a below-par 129 for seven on a slow track and returned to chase down the target with two balls to spare for their second successive victory.

Mar 23, 2014

Bowlers earn Pakistan 16-run win over Australia

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – A lionhearted effort by Pakistan’s bowlers powered the 2009 champions to a 16-run win over Australia in a high-scoring World Twenty20 match in Mirpur on Sunday.

Chasing 192 to clinch the Group Two super 10 match, Australia were cruising at 126 for two in the 12th over before the Pakistan bowlers turned the match on its head.