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Mar 20, 2015

Hazlewood shines as Australia dismiss Pakistan for 213

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Recalled paceman Josh Hazlewood took four wickets as Australia dismissed a wasteful Pakistan for 213 runs at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, boosting the co-hosts’ hopes of a World Cup semi-final with India.

Hazlewood, replacing seamer Pat Cummins, combined with left-armer Mitchell Starc to remove Pakistan’s openers cheaply and returned to punch a hole through the Asian team’s middle-order on a sun-drenched autumn day.

Mar 20, 2015

Cricket-Hazlewood shines as Australia dismiss Pakistan for 213

ADELAIDE, March 20 (Reuters) – Recalled paceman Josh Hazlewood took four wickets as Australia dismissed a wasteful Pakistan for 213 runs at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, boosting the co-hosts’ hopes of a World Cup semi-final with India.

Hazlewood, replacing seamer Pat Cummins, combined with left-armer Mitchell Starc to remove Pakistan’s openers cheaply and returned to punch a hole through the Asian team’s middle-order on a sun-drenched autumn day.

Mar 19, 2015

Cricket-Rohit joins India’s World Cup party

MELBOURNE, March 19 (Reuters) – Rohit Sharma took his time joining the World Cup party but arrived in style on Thursday, rocking the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a match-winning century to sink Bangladesh and send reigning champions India charging into the semi-finals.

The opening batsman’s crisp 137 off 126 balls at the iconic stadium set up an imposing total of 302-6 and the platform for an emphatic 109-run victory that extended India’s World Cup winning streak to 11 matches.

Mar 19, 2015

Rohit joins India’s World Cup party

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Rohit Sharma took his time joining the World Cup party but arrived in style on Thursday, rocking the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a match-winning century to sink Bangladesh and send reigning champions India charging into the semi-finals.

The opening batsman’s crisp 137 off 126 balls at the iconic stadium set up an imposing total of 302-6 and the platform for an emphatic 109-run victory that extended India’s World Cup winning streak to 11 matches.

Mar 19, 2015

Australia wary of Pakistan enigma

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia enter their World Cup quarter-final as runaway favourites against Pakistan in Adelaide on Friday, but will be wary of an enigmatic team that have proved a major thorn in their side at past tournaments.

Australia boast 11 wins from their past 13 one-day internationals against Pakistan, but it was the 2011 World Cup loss in Colombo that will be remembered grimly by a number of players in Michael Clarke’s side.

Mar 19, 2015

Preview – Australia wary of Pakistan enigma

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia enter their World Cup quarter-final as runaway favourites against Pakistan in Adelaide on Friday, but will be wary of an enigmatic team that have proved a major thorn in their side at past tournaments.

Australia boast 11 wins from their past 13 one-day internationals against Pakistan, but it was the 2011 World Cup loss in Colombo that will be remembered grimly by a number of players in Michael Clarke’s side.

Mar 19, 2015

Cricket-Australia wary of Pakistan enigma

MELBOURNE, March 19 (Reuters) – Australia enter their World Cup quarter-final as runaway favourites against Pakistan in Adelaide on Friday, but will be wary of an enigmatic team that have proved a major thorn in their side at past tournaments.

Australia boast 11 wins from their past 13 one-day internationals against Pakistan, but it was the 2011 World Cup loss in Colombo that will be remembered grimly by a number of players in Michael Clarke’s side.

Mar 18, 2015

Bangladesh to battle odds and crowd against India

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Playing ‘fearless’ cricket has been Bangladesh’s war-cry at the World Cup but courage alone will not be enough to upset India and their army of blue-clad fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where the teams play their quarter-final on Thursday.

After a listless leadup to the tournament, reigning world champions India have turned into a juggernaut, winning all six of their pool matches and drawing as much admiration for their bowling and fielding as their renowned batting prowess.

Mar 18, 2015

Cricket-Bangladesh to battle odds and crowd against India

MELBOURNE, March 18 (Reuters) – Playing ‘fearless’ cricket has been Bangladesh’s war-cry at the World Cup but courage alone will not be enough to upset India and their army of blue-clad fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where the teams play their quarter-final on Thursday.

After a listless leadup to the tournament, reigning world champions India have turned into a juggernaut, winning all six of their pool matches and drawing as much admiration for their bowling and fielding as their renowned batting prowess.

Mar 16, 2015

Starc difference in Australia’s World Cup campaign

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Publicly labelled “soft” by former test bowler Shane Warne only a few months ago, paceman Mitchell Starc has come of age at the cricket World Cup and could prove key to Australia’s hopes of winning a fourth trophy.

The 25-year-old left-armer currently leads the wickets tally at the tournament with 16 scalps at the end of the pool phase, one ahead of a clutch of bowlers with 15, but with an eye-popping average of 8.50.

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