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Apr 5, 2014

Dhoni, India stand on the cusp of record treble

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Under a charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, world champions India could seal an unprecedented limited-overs treble with victory against neighbours Sri Lanka in Sunday’s World Twenty20 final.

After sealing victory in the 2011 50-over World Cup final in Mumbai, Dhoni led India to Champions Trophy glory in England two years later. They now stand just one match away from becoming the first country to hold three major one-day titles at the same time.

Apr 5, 2014

Cricket-Dhoni, India stand on the cusp of record treble

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 5 (Reuters) – Under a charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, world champions India could seal an unprecedented limited-overs treble with victory against neighbours Sri Lanka in Sunday’s World Twenty20 final.

After sealing victory in the 2011 50-over World Cup final in Mumbai, Dhoni led India to Champions Trophy glory in England two years later. They now stand just one match away from becoming the first country to hold three major one-day titles at the same time.

Apr 5, 2014

Kohli gratefully accepts gift from skipper Dhoni

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday it was the second gift he had received in quick succession.

With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as left-arm paceman Beuran Hendricks sent down a slow, short ball to conclude the 19th over.

Apr 4, 2014

Kohli gratefully accepts gift from India skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday it was the second gift he had received in quick succession.

With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as left-arm paceman Beuran Hendricks sent down a slow, short ball to conclude the 19th over.

Apr 4, 2014

Cricket-Kohli gratefully accepts gift from India skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 4 (Reuters) – When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday it was the second gift he had received in quick succession.

With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as left-arm paceman Beuran Hendricks sent down a slow, short ball to conclude the 19th over.

Apr 4, 2014

Virat Kohli leads India into World Twenty20 final

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India set up a World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka on Sunday after Virat Kohli’s 72 not out secured a six-wicket victory over South Africa on Friday.

Kohli’s innings took just 44 balls as his side reached their victory target of 173 with five balls to spare.

Apr 4, 2014

Kohli leads India into World Twenty20 final

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India set up a World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka on Sunday after Virat Kohli’s 72 not out secured a six-wicket victory over South Africa on Friday.

Kohli’s innings took just 44 balls as his side reached their victory target of 173 with five balls to spare.

Apr 4, 2014

Cricket-Kohli leads India into World Twenty20 final

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 4 (Reuters) – India set up a World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka on Sunday after Virat Kohli’s 72 not out secured a six-wicket victory over South Africa on Friday.

Kohli’s innings took just 44 balls as his side reached their victory target of 173 with five balls to spare.

Apr 3, 2014

Sri Lanka’s prayers were answered, says Sammy

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Divine intervention may have been partially responsible for Sri Lanka’s World Twenty20 semi-final victory on Thursday, according to West Indies captain Darren Sammy.

Chasing 161 for victory, holders West Indies were 80 for four in the 14th over when a hailstorm lashed the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Apr 3, 2014

Cricket-Sri Lanka’s prayers were answered, says Sammy

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 3 (Reuters) – Divine intervention may have been partially responsible for Sri Lanka’s World Twenty20 semi-final victory on Thursday, according to West Indies captain Darren Sammy.

Chasing 161 for victory, holders West Indies were 80 for four in the 14th over when a hailstorm lashed the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.