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Mar 24, 2015

New Zealand set 298 to win from 43 overs in Cup semi-final

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – South Africa captain AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 103 from 73 balls to power their team to an imposing 281 for five in a rain-reduced World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Eden spoPark on Tuesday.

The co-hosts were set 298 to win from 43 overs on the Duckworth-Lewis system after a rain break five minutes short of two hours. Neither side has ever played in a World Cup final.

Mar 24, 2015

Cricket-New Zealand set 298 to win from 43 overs in Cup semi-final

AUCKLAND, March 24 (Reuters) – South Africa captain AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 103 from 73 balls to power their team to an imposing 281 for five in a rain-reduced World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Eden spoPark on Tuesday.

The co-hosts were set 298 to win from 43 overs on the Duckworth-Lewis system after a rain break five minutes short of two hours. Neither side has ever played in a World Cup final.

Mar 21, 2015

West Indies founder through familiar faults

WELLINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – West Indies displayed all the familiar faults which have plagued them during the cricket World Cup in a quarter-final capitulation to New Zealand at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who scored a tournament record 237 not out in his team’s 393 for six, was dropped on four when Marlon Samuels was slow to react at square leg.

Mar 21, 2015

Cricket-West Indies founder through familiar faults

WELLINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – West Indies displayed all the familiar faults which have plagued them during the cricket World Cup in a quarter-final capitulation to New Zealand at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who scored a tournament record 237 not out in his team’s 393 for six, was dropped on four when Marlon Samuels was slow to react at square leg.

Mar 21, 2015

Guptill record sets up crushing New Zealand victory

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a cricket World Cup record of 237 not out on Saturday to set up his team’s crushing 143-run victory over West Indies in the final quarter-final.

New Zealand scored 206 off the closing 15 overs to reach 393 for six then dismissed West Indies for 250 from 30.3 overs.

Mar 21, 2015

Cricket-Guptill record sets up crushing New Zealand victory

WELLINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a cricket World Cup record of 237 not out on Saturday to set up his team’s crushing 143-run victory over West Indies in the final quarter-final.

New Zealand scored 206 off the closing 15 overs to reach 393 for six then dismissed West Indies for 250 from 30.3 overs.

Mar 21, 2015

Guptill strikes highest World Cup score

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a World Cup record of 237 not out in a formidable total of 393 for six in the final quarter-final against West Indies on Saturday.

Guptill bettered his own national record of 189 not out then overtook Chris Gayle’s World Cup record of 215 set against Zimbabwe at the current tournament.

Mar 21, 2015

Cricket-Guptill strikes highest World Cup score

WELLINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a World Cup record of 237 not out in a formidable total of 393 for six in the final quarter-final against West Indies on Saturday.

Guptill bettered his own national record of 189 not out then overtook Chris Gayle’s World Cup record of 215 set against Zimbabwe at the current tournament. His innings took 163 balls and included 24 boundaries and 11 sixes and he was also the first New Zealander to hit consecutive World Cup hundreds.

Mar 21, 2015

Cricket-Guptill strikes highest World Cup score

WELLINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – New Zealand opener Martin Guptill sent the ball soaring and the records tumbling by striking a World Cup record of 237 not out in a formidable total of 393 for six in the final quarter-final against West Indies on Saturday.

Guptill bettered his own national record of 189 not out then overtook Chris Gayle’s World Cup record of 215 set against Zimbabwe at the current tournament. His innings took 163 balls and included 24 boundaries and 11 sixes and he was also the first New Zealander to hit consecutive World Cup hundreds.

Mar 14, 2015

Mixed emotions for retiring Taylor

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Zimbabwe captain Brendon Taylor departed international cricket on Saturday on a bittersweet note after scoring a wonderful century in a losing cause. Taylor, a loyal servant of his troubled country on the international scene for 11 years, scored 138 in his team’s final cricket World Cup group match against defending champions India at Eden Park. But once again Zimbabwe fell short of setting a really challenging target and India completed an ultimately comfortable six-wicket victory. Taylor, 29, will now take up a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire in the English county championship and has said on Twitter that he has decided to retire from Zimbabwe cricket. “It was pretty tricky,” he told a news conference.

“They bowled really well and then it just sort of fell into place a little bit. I said to myself as I went out today just to enjoy the moment and not put myself under too much pressure. That just helped a little bit.”

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