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Apr 1, 2014

Australia ease to consolation win over sorry Bangladesh

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Australia signed off their disappointing World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation victory over Bangladesh as opener Aaron Finch’s brisk 71 secured a seven-wicket win over the hosts on Tuesday.

Opting to bat first, Shakib Al Hasan (66) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (47) shared a 112-run third-wicket stand to help Bangladesh to a competitive total of 153 for five wickets at the Sher-a-Bangla National Stadium.

Apr 1, 2014

Cricket-Australia ease to consolation win over sorry Bangladesh

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 1 (Reuters) – Australia signed off their disappointing World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation victory over Bangladesh as opener Aaron Finch’s brisk 71 secured a seven-wicket win over the hosts on Tuesday.

Opting to bat first, Shakib Al Hasan (66) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (47) shared a 112-run third-wicket stand to help Bangladesh to a competitive total of 153 for five wickets at the Sher-a-Bangla National Stadium.

Mar 31, 2014

Australia’s bubble of brilliance bursts in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) – Australia captain George Bailey arrived in Bangladesh with an abundance of intimidating power-hitters at his disposal in the cricket powerhouse’s quest to land the only major trophy to have eluded them.

Yet just 10 days since the main group phase of the World Twenty20 began, the pre-tournament favourites find themselves already eliminated and in the winless company of the hosts and the Netherlands.

Mar 31, 2014

Cricket-Australia’s bubble of brilliance bursts in Bangladesh

DHAKA, March 31 (Reuters) – Australia captain George Bailey arrived in Bangladesh with an abundance of intimidating power-hitters at his disposal in the cricket powerhouse’s quest to land the only major trophy to have eluded them.

Yet just 10 days since the main group phase of the World Twenty20 began, the pre-tournament favourites find themselves already eliminated and in the winless company of the hosts and the Netherlands.

Mar 30, 2014

Cricket-Yuvraj finds form as India pile misery on Australia

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 30 (Reuters) – Yuvraj Singh returned to form to help India heap more misery on Australia, steam-rollering them by 73 runs in a lop-sided Group Two match at the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

The dashing left-hander struck 60 runs off 43 balls as the 2007 champions posted 159 for seven before skittling Australia for 86 in 16.2 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Mar 30, 2014

Yuvraj Singh hits form, India extend Australia’s losing streak

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India heaped more misery on Australia, steamrolling them by 73 runs in a lop-sided Group Two match of the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

Put into bat, Yuvraj Singh shrugged off his poor form and scored 60 runs off 43 balls to help India to a competitive 159 for seven at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Mar 30, 2014

Yuvraj hits form, India extend Australia’s losing streak

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India heaped more misery on Australia, steamrolling them by 73 runs in a lop-sided Group Two match of the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

Put into bat, Yuvraj Singh shrugged off his poor form and scored 60 runs off 43 balls to help India to a competitive 159 for seven at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Mar 30, 2014

Cricket-Yuvraj hits form, India extend Australia’s losing streak

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 30 (Reuters) – India heaped more misery on Australia, steamrolling them by 73 runs in a lop-sided Group Two match of the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

Put into bat, Yuvraj Singh shrugged off his poor form and scored 60 runs off 43 balls to help India to a competitive 159 for seven at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Mar 30, 2014

Centurian Shehzad keeps Pakistan’s semi-final hopes alive

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (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 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.