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Mar 30, 2014

Cricket-Centurian Shehzad keeps Pakistan’s semi-final hopes alive

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 30 (Reuters) – Ahmed Shehzad became the first Pakistani batsman to hit a Twenty20 International century as the 2009 champions crushed Bangladesh by 50 runs in a Group Two match to keep alive their semi-final hopes in the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

Right-handed Shehzad remained unbeaten after a sparkling 111 off 62 balls to fire Pakistan to a commanding 190 for five before they returned to restrict Bangladesh to 140-7 for a win.

Mar 29, 2014

Slamming Sammy’s revenge is a dish best served dancing

DHAKA (Reuters) – West Indies skipper Darren Sammy appeared to belie his usual frank attitude when he claimed on Thursday that his team was not bothered by Australian all-rounder James Faulkner’s pre-match assertion that he did not like the Caribbean side.

The wild celebrations Sammy himself triggered on a crazy Friday night after smashing Faulkner for consecutive sixes to win their highly charged contest painted a truer picture of what the victory meant to the defending World Twenty20 champions.

Mar 29, 2014

Cricket-Slamming Sammy’s revenge is a dish best served dancing

DHAKA, March 29 (Reuters) – West Indies skipper Darren Sammy appeared to belie his usual frank attitude when he claimed on Thursday that his team was not bothered by Australian all-rounder James Faulkner’s pre-match assertion that he did not like the Caribbean side.

The wild celebrations Sammy himself triggered on a crazy Friday night after smashing Faulkner for consecutive sixes to win their highly charged contest painted a truer picture of what the victory meant to the defending World Twenty20 champions.

Mar 29, 2014

Cricket-Slamming Sammy’s revenge is a dish best served dancing

DHAKA, March 29 (Reuters) – West Indies skipper Darren Sammy appeared to belie his usual frank attitude when he claimed on Thursday that his team was not bothered by Australian all-rounder James Faulkner’s pre-match assertion that he did not like the Caribbean side.

The wild celebrations Sammy himself triggered on a crazy Friday night after smashing Faulkner for consecutive sixes to win their highly charged contest painted a truer picture of what the victory meant to the defending World Twenty20 champions.

Mar 28, 2014

India reach semis after thumping Bangladesh

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Former champions India became the first team to qualify for the World Twenty20 semi-finals after half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma secured a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh on Friday.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra (3-26) was again among the wickets as India restricted the hosts to a below-par 138 for seven and chased down target with nine balls to spare to secure their third win in three matches in the tournament.

Mar 28, 2014

Cricket-India reach semis after thumping Bangladesh

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 28 (Reuters) – Former champions India became the first team to qualify for the World Twenty20 semi-finals after half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma secured a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh on Friday.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra (3-26) was again among the wickets as India restricted the hosts to a below-par 138 for seven and chased down target with nine balls to spare to secure their third win in three matches in the tournament.

Mar 28, 2014

Fired-up Sammy leads Windies to emotional win over Australia

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy smashed back-to-back sixes to seal a thrilling six-wicket victory over Australia in an emotionally-charged World Twenty20 Group Two match on Friday.

James Faulkner had added spice to the contest after Australian media quoted him as saying he does not particularly like the West Indies team and the all-rounder was asked to bowl the final over with 12 runs needed off it.

Mar 28, 2014

Cricket-Fired-up Sammy leads Windies to emotional win over Australia

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 28 (Reuters) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy smashed back-to-back sixes to seal a thrilling six-wicket victory over Australia in an emotionally-charged World Twenty20 Group Two match on Friday.

James Faulkner had added spice to the contest after Australian media quoted him as saying he does not particularly like the West Indies team and the all-rounder was asked to bowl the final over with 12 runs needed off it.

Mar 28, 2014

Sammy bats West Indies to victory over Australia

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (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

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.