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Apr 3, 2014

Cricket-Sri Lanka reach final after hailstorm in Mirpur

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 3 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka sailed into the World Twenty20 final after beating holders West Indies by 27 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-ruined contest on Thursday.

Chasing 161 for victory against the team they beat in the final of the 2012 tournament, West Indies were 80 for four in 13.5 overs when the players were forced off by a hailstorm and a wet outfield prevented any further action in the semi-final.

Apr 3, 2014

New or old, Ravichandran Ashwin ready to play ball

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin believes he has entered that phase of his career when he can skip practice and does not care if the ball in his hand is old or new.

Ashwin shared the new ball in two of India’s four successive victories, claiming man-of-the-match awards against Bangladesh and Australia.

Apr 3, 2014

New or old, India’s Ashwin ready to play ball

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin believes he has entered that phase of his career when he can skip practice and does not care if the ball in his hand is old or new.

Ashwin shared the new ball in two of India’s four successive victories, claiming man-of-the-match awards against Bangladesh and Australia.

Apr 3, 2014

Cricket-New or old, India’s Ashwin ready to play ball

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 3 (Reuters) – India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin believes he has entered that phase of his career when he can skip practice and does not care if the ball in his hand is old or new.

Ashwin shared the new ball in two of India’s four successive victories, claiming man-of-the-match awards against Bangladesh and Australia.

Apr 2, 2014

Sammy earns his stripes as West Indies skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Since being thrust into West Indies captaincy in late 2010, Darren Sammy has been the subject of a constant debate with many questioning his place in the playing XI in the first place, let alone leading the side.

Back-to-back match-winning knocks in the World Twenty20 and two games away from defending the title he led West Indies to in Sri Lanka two years ago, the ever-smiling cricketer from St Lucia seemed to have finally settled the debate.

Apr 2, 2014

Darren Sammy earns his stripes as West Indies skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Since being thrust into West Indies captaincy in late 2010, Darren Sammy has been the subject of a constant debate with many questioning his place in the playing XI in the first place, let alone leading the side.

Back-to-back match-winning knocks in the World Twenty20 and two games away from defending the title he led West Indies to in Sri Lanka two years ago, the ever-smiling cricketer from St Lucia seemed to have finally settled the debate.

Apr 2, 2014

Cricket-Sammy earns his stripes as West Indies skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 2 (Reuters) – Since being thrust into West Indies captaincy in late 2010, Darren Sammy has been the subject of a constant debate with many questioning his place in the playing XI in the first place, let alone leading the side.

Back-to-back match-winning knocks in the World Twenty20 and two games away from defending the title he led West Indies to in Sri Lanka two years ago, the ever-smiling cricketer from St Lucia seemed to have finally settled the debate.

Apr 2, 2014

Sri Lanka welcome ‘lovely’ spin headache ahead of semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath’s magical spell against New Zealand have presented Sri Lanka with a “lovely headache” ahead of Thursday’s World Twenty20 semi-final against West Indies, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday.

Picked ahead of spin colleague Ajantha Mendis who had proved expensive against England, Herath destroyed New Zealand in a 59-run romp in Chittagong on Monday.

Apr 2, 2014

Cricket-Sri Lanka welcome “lovely” spin headache ahead of semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 2 (Reuters) – Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath’s magical spell against New Zealand have presented Sri Lanka with a “lovely headache” ahead of Thursday’s World Twenty20 semi-final against West Indies, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday.

Picked ahead of spin colleague Ajantha Mendis who had proved expensive against England, Herath destroyed New Zealand in a 59-run romp in Chittagong on Monday.

Apr 2, 2014

savvy Windies capable of defending world title – Sammy

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Cricket’s 20-over format is tailor-made for the powerful West Indians and there is no reason why they cannot become the first team to defend the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, skipper Darren Sammy said on Wednesday.

Currently ranked eighth both in test and one-day internationals, West Indies have emerged as a stronger force in cricket’s latest and shortest format, winning the World Twenty20 crown in Sri Lanka two years ago.