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Mar 14, 2015

Dhoni welcomes pressure placed on India

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni welcomed the pressure placed on his team by Zimbabwe in their final cricket World Cup group match at Eden Park on Saturday. Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor’s 138 in his final game for his country helped set India a challenging 289 to win, a task made harder when the world champions lost four wickets before reaching the hundred mark.

Dhoni (85) and Suresh Raina (110) then added 196 in an unbroken partnership which ensured India and co-hosts New Zealand are the only unbeaten teams going into the knockout stages. “I think it couldn’t have been better,” Dhoni told a news conference. “If it had been the last game of the league stage and you get an easy win you don’t get a lot out of that.

Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-Dhoni welcomes pressure placed on India

AUCKLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni welcomed the pressure placed on his team by Zimbabwe in their final cricket World Cup group match at Eden Park on Saturday.

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor’s 138 in his final game for his country helped set India a challenging 289 to win, a task made harder when the world champions lost four wickets before reaching the hundred mark.

Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-Mixed emotions for retiring Taylor

AUCKLAND, March 14 (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.

Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-India extend unbeaten World Cup record

AUCKLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – World champions India extended their unbeaten record at the cricket World Cup on Saturday with a six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their final group match before a noisy crowd of predominantly Indian supporters.

Suresh Raina (110) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (85) combined in an unbeaten fifth wicket partnership of 196 at Eden Park to give their team a sixth successive victory in the tournament.

Mar 14, 2015

Zimbabwe captain Taylor signs off with another century

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor celebrated his last international before taking up an English county contract by scoring 138 in his country’s final cricket World Cup Pool B match against India on Saturday.

Taylor reached his eighth one-day international hundred, a Zimbabwe record, with a ramp shot off Mohammed Shami which steered the ball over third man for a six. He was the first Zimbabwe batsman to score consecutive centuries in a World Cup.

Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-Zimbabwe captain Taylor signs off with another century

AUCKLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor celebrated his last international before taking up an English county contract by scoring 138 in his country’s final cricket World Cup Pool B match against India on Saturday.

Taylor reached his eighth one-day international hundred, a Zimbabwe record, with a ramp shot off Mohammed Shami which steered the ball over third man for a six. He was the first Zimbabwe batsman to score consecutive centuries in a World Cup.

Mar 14, 2015

India take attacking option at Eden Park

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – World champions India took the attacking option on Saturday by asking Zimbabwe to bat in their final World Cup Pool B match at Eden Park.

India, who are seeking a sixth consecutive win in the tournament, will top the group regardless of the result while Zimbabwe have already been eliminated.

Mar 14, 2015

Cricket-India take attacking option at Eden Park

AUCKLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – World champions India took the attacking option on Saturday by asking Zimbabwe to bat in their final World Cup Pool B match at Eden Park.

India, who are seeking a sixth consecutive win in the tournament, will top the group regardless of the result while Zimbabwe have already been eliminated.

Mar 13, 2015

New Zealand respond to different challenges in Bangladesh win

HAMILTON (Reuters) – New Zealand overcame another set of challenges on Friday to maintain their unbeaten record in the cricket World Cup.

Trent Boult and Tim Southee bowled expertly in favourable conditions early in the Bangladesh innings in their final Pool A clash but were unable to capture the extra couple of wickets which could have wrecked the innings.

Mar 13, 2015

Bangladesh match words with actions against New Zealand

HAMILTON, New Zealand (Reuters) – Bangladesh proved on Friday that their claim to be playing without fear in the cricket World Cup after an epic win over England was more than an empty management cliche.

Bangladesh fought through some testing overs from Trent Boult and Tim Southee in conditions which were perfect for the New Zealand fast bowlers.

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