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Mar 30, 2015

Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia’s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

With voices hoarse and complexions pasty after a few snatched hours of sleep, players grinned and sometimes grimaced as their team mates battled to communicate their elation to a relentless MC and a large media throng.

Mar 30, 2015

Cricket-Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia

MELBOURNE, March 30 (Reuters) – Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia’s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

With voices hoarse and complexions pasty after a few snatched hours of sleep, players grinned and sometimes grimaced as their team mates battled to communicate their elation to a relentless MC and a large media throng.

Mar 29, 2015

Clarke bows out of one-day cricket with all guns blazing

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke had hoped his retirement from one-day international cricket would be a foot-note to Australia’s successful bid for a fifth World Cup.

But having top-scored for Australia with a 74 to push his team to victory over New Zealand, the 33-year-old bowed out with guns blazing in a fairytale farewell at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Mar 29, 2015

Cricket-Clarke bows out of one-day cricket with all guns blazing

MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke had hoped his retirement from one-day international cricket would be a foot-note to Australia’s successful bid for a fifth World Cup.

But having top-scored for Australia with a 74 to push his team to victory over New Zealand, the 33-year-old bowed out with guns blazing in a fairytale farewell at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Mar 29, 2015

Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Steve Smith’s pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team’s campaign for a fifth World Cup triumph.

Smith, heir apparent to captain Michael Clarke, shared a poignant 112-run stand with the retiring skipper, who bowed out with a team-high 74 after driving Australia to the brink of victory over New Zealand in his final one-day international.

Mar 29, 2015

Cricket-Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish

MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) – Steve Smith’s pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team’s campaign for a fifth World Cup triumph.

Smith, heir apparent to captain Michael Clarke, shared a poignant 112-run stand with the retiring skipper, who bowed out with a team-high 74 after driving Australia to the brink of victory over New Zealand in his final one-day international.

Mar 29, 2015

Ruthless Australia resume world domination

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – As Steven Smith pulled the winning boundary to crush a New Zealand fairytale and clinch a fifth World Cup for Australia on Sunday, Michael Clarke’s side celebrated a glorious end to a journey marked by a period of self-doubt and grief for a fallen team mate.

Captain Clarke retires from one-day cricket with his legacy intact but his team will charge on to the 2019 tournament with renewed belief in their ability to re-generate, adapt and rebound from the stiffest of challenges.

Mar 29, 2015

Cricket-Ruthless Australia resume world domination

MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) – As Steven Smith pulled the winning boundary to crush a New Zealand fairytale and clinch a fifth World Cup for Australia on Sunday, Michael Clarke’s side celebrated a glorious end to a journey marked by a period of self-doubt and grief for a fallen team mate.

Captain Clarke retires from one-day cricket with his legacy intact but his team will charge on to the 2019 tournament with renewed belief in their ability to re-generate, adapt and rebound from the stiffest of challenges.

Mar 29, 2015

Faulkner on fire as Australia skittle New Zealand for 183

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A devastating spell by fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner allowed Australia to put one hand on a fifth World Cup trophy as New Zealand were skittled for 183 after batting first at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

With the fourth-wicket partnership of Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott having rebuilt New Zealand’s innings with a 111-run stand, the 24-year-old struck twice in the first over of the second power-play in the 36th over.

Mar 29, 2015

Cricket-Faulkner on fire as Australia skittle New Zealand for 183

MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) – A devastating spell by fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner allowed Australia to put one hand on a fifth World Cup trophy as New Zealand were skittled for 183 after batting first at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

With the fourth-wicket partnership of Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott having rebuilt New Zealand’s innings with a 111-run stand, the 24-year-old struck twice in the first over of the second power-play in the 36th over.

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      "Based in home-town of Melbourne covering sports in Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Asia Sports desk. Previously covered general news and politics in Beijing with a special focus on the Beijing 2008 Olympics."
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