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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.

Mar 28, 2014

World T20 teams conduct dew diligence to combat wet ball

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – If there has been a massive increase in demand for towels from teams competing at the ongoing World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh, no one should be surprised.

Heavy evening dew in Chittagong, and to a lesser extent in Mirpur, has forced competing sides into a form of ‘dew diligence’ as fielding teams struggle to ensure the ball remains dry for their exasperated bowlers, who have felt handicapped.

Mar 28, 2014

Cricket-World T20 teams conduct dew diligence to combat wet ball

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 28 (Reuters) – If there has been a massive increase in demand for towels from teams competing at the ongoing World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh, no one should be surprised.

Heavy evening dew in Chittagong, and to a lesser extent in Mirpur, has forced competing sides into a form of ‘dew diligence’ as fielding teams struggle to ensure the ball remains dry for their exasperated bowlers, who have felt handicapped.

Mar 27, 2014

Sammy hopes to silence chirpy Australians in crucial game

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy wants his team to silence the chirpy Australians in Friday’s World Twenty20 match, the outcome of which will likely determine the fate of both teams in the tournament.

India top Group Two having won the first two matches and hope to consolidate their position with a victory against struggling hosts Bangladesh on Friday that would virtually secure them one of the two semi-final spots from the group.

Mar 27, 2014

Cricket-Sammy hopes to silence chirpy Australians in crucial game

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 27 (Reuters) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy wants his team to silence the chirpy Australians in Friday’s World Twenty20 match, the outcome of which will likely determine the fate of both teams in the tournament.

India top Group Two having won the first two matches and hope to consolidate their position with a victory against struggling hosts Bangladesh on Friday that would virtually secure them one of the two semi-final spots from the group.