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Mar 24, 2014

Cricket-India captain Dhoni backs struggling Yuvraj to hit form

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 24 (Reuters) – As he took off his helmet, tucked his bat under his arm and trudged back to the pavilion after a 19-ball struggle in the World Twenty20 on Sunday, Yuvraj Singh looked a shadow of the talismanic all-rounder who delivered two World Cups for India.

The dashing southpaw hitting England fast bowler Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over remains the defining moment of India’s victory in the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007.

Mar 23, 2014

India ease past West Indies to inch closer to semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India inched closer to a World Twenty20 semi-final spot after half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured a seven-wicket victory over holders West Indies in a super 10 stage match on Sunday.

The 2007 champions restricted their big-hitting West Indian opponents to a below-par 129 for seven on a slow track and returned to chase down the target with two balls to spare for their second successive victory.

Mar 23, 2014

Cricket-India ease past West Indies to inch closer to semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 23 (Reuters) – India inched closer to a World Twenty20 semi-final spot after half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured a seven-wicket victory over holders West Indies in a super 10 stage match on Sunday.

The 2007 champions restricted their big-hitting West Indian opponents to a below-par 129 for seven on a slow track and returned to chase down the target with two balls to spare for their second successive victory.

Mar 23, 2014

India beat West Indies to inch closer to semi-final spot

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India inched closer to a World Twenty20 semi-final spot after half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured their seven-wicket victory over holders West Indies in a super 10 stage match on Sunday.

The 2007 champions restricted their big-hitting West Indian counterparts to a below-par 129 for seven on a slow track and returned to chase down the target with two balls to spare for their second successive victory.

Mar 23, 2014

Cricket-India beat West Indies to inch closer to semi-final spot

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 23 (Reuters) – India inched closer to a World Twenty20 semi-final spot after half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured their seven-wicket victory over holders West Indies in a super 10 stage match on Sunday.

The 2007 champions restricted their big-hitting West Indian counterparts to a below-par 129 for seven on a slow track and returned to chase down the target with two balls to spare for their second successive victory.

Mar 23, 2014

Bowlers earn Pakistan 16-run win over Australia

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – A lionhearted effort by Pakistan’s bowlers powered the 2009 champions to a 16-run win over Australia in a high-scoring World Twenty20 match in Mirpur on Sunday.

Chasing 192 to clinch the Group Two super 10 match, Australia were cruising at 126 for two in the 12th over before the Pakistan bowlers turned the match on its head.

Mar 23, 2014

Cricket-Bowlers earn Pakistan 16-run win over Australia

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 23 (Reuters) – A lionhearted effort by Pakistan’s bowlers powered the 2009 champions to a 16-run win over Australia in a high-scoring World Twenty20 match in Mirpur on Sunday.

Chasing 192 to clinch the Group Two super 10 match, Australia were cruising at 126 for two in the 12th over before the Pakistan bowlers turned the match on its head.

Mar 22, 2014

Sammy stonewalls Raina’s ‘can’t rotate’ jibe

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy laughed off Indian batsman Suresh Raina’s claim that the big-hitting Caribbean cricketers cannot rotate the strike and dared the Indians to stop his batsmen from hitting sixes in Sunday’s World Twenty20 match.

Having played against and with West Indies players in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition, Raina did not doubt the big-hitting prowess of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo or Marlon Samuels.

Mar 22, 2014

Cricket-Sammy stonewalls Raina’s ‘can’t rotate’ jibe

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, March 22 (Reuters) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy laughed off Indian batsman Suresh Raina’s claim that the big-hitting Caribbean cricketers cannot rotate the strike and dared the Indians to stop his batsmen from hitting sixes in Sunday’s World Twenty20 match.

Having played against and with West Indies players in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition, Raina did not doubt the big-hitting prowess of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo or Marlon Samuels.

Mar 22, 2014

Australia up for spin challenge, says Bailey

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Visiting teams have often found themselves tied up in tangles by the local tweakers on the sub-continental dustbowls, but Australia captain George Bailey asserted his team is up to the spin challenge in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

South Asian teams have traditionally built their attack around spin bowlers who often paralysed the leaden-footed visitors on the low, slow tracks of the region.