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Apr 2, 2014

Cricket-T20-savvy Windies capable of defending world title -Sammy

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 2 (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.

Apr 1, 2014

Bravo, Badree power West Indies to World T20 semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Holders West Indies sailed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals after Dwayne Bravo’s power-hitting and Samuel Badree’s lethal spin bowling fashioned their comprehensive 84-run victory over 2009 champions Pakistan on Tuesday.

Darren Sammy’s men overcome a wobbly start to post a strong 166 for six before returning to bowl out Pakistan for 82 runs in 17.5 overs and set up a semi-final clash with Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Apr 1, 2014

Cricket-Bravo, Badree power West Indies to World T20 semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 1 (Reuters) – Holders West Indies sailed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals after Dwayne Bravo’s power-hitting and Samuel Badree’s lethal spin bowling fashioned their comprehensive 84-run victory over 2009 champions Pakistan on Tuesday.

Darren Sammy’s men overcome a wobbly start to post a strong 166 for six before returning to bowl out Pakistan for 82 runs in 17.5 overs and set up a semi-final clash with Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Apr 1, 2014

Australia ease to consolation win over Bangladesh

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Australia signed off their dismal World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation win against Bangladesh after skipper George Bailey hit a six to seal their seven-wicket success against the hosts on Tuesday.

Smarting from a hat-trick of defeats in a tournament they began as one of the favourites, Australia’s only interest in their final Group Two game was to finish with a victory which they achieved with 15 balls to spare in chasing a target of 154.

Apr 1, 2014

Cricket-Australia ease to consolation win over Bangladesh

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 1 (Reuters) – Australia signed off their dismal World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation win against Bangladesh after skipper George Bailey hit a six to seal their seven-wicket success against the hosts on Tuesday.

Smarting from a hat-trick of defeats in a tournament they began as one of the favourites, Australia’s only interest in their final Group Two game was to finish with a victory which they achieved with 15 balls to spare in chasing a target of 154.

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.