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Mar 12, 2015

Mortaza may miss New Zealand match after fine

HAMILTON, New Zealand (Reuters) – Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who masterminded the team’s cricket World Cup Pool A win over England, could skip Friday’s match against New Zealand after the team were fined for aslow over rate. Mortaza forfeited 40 percent of his match fee after Bangladesh were ruled to be two overs short when the time allotted to complete their 50 overs had expired against England on Monday.

The victory ensured Bangladesh advanced to the quarter-finals while England were eliminated. The Bangladesh captain, who is also suffering from a sore throat, takes extra time to complete his overs because of knee braces he wears after seven operations. If Bangladesh infringe again in Friday’s match Mortaza would be banned for the quarter-final, which is likely to be against India, and the team management may decide not to take the risk.

Mar 12, 2015

Cricket-Mortaza may miss New Zealand match after fine

HAMILTON, New Zealand, March 12 (Reuters) – Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who masterminded the team’s cricket World Cup Pool A win over England, could skip Friday’s match against New Zealand after the team were fined for a slow over rate.

Mortaza forfeited 40 percent of his match fee after Bangladesh were ruled to be two overs short when the time allotted to complete their 50 overs had expired against England on Monday.

Mar 10, 2015

Dhoni gives pace bowlers workout on slow pitch

HAMILTON, (Reuters) – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the opportunity to give his pace bowlers a good workout on a slow pitch by delaying the introduction of his spinners in Tuesday’s World Cup match against Ireland at Seddon Park.

The defending champions have played each of their previous four Pool B matches in Australia and will complete the group stages against Zimbabwe at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

Mar 10, 2015

Cricket-Dhoni gives pace bowlers workout on slow pitch

HAMILTON, March 10 (Reuters) – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the opportunity to give his pace bowlers a good workout on a slow pitch by delaying the introduction of his spinners in Tuesday’s World Cup match against Ireland at Seddon Park.

The defending champions have played each of their previous four Pool B matches in Australia and will complete the group stages against Zimbabwe at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

Mar 10, 2015

Ireland draw consolation from crushing India defeat

HAMILTON (Reuters) – Ireland captain William Porterfield drew consolation from posting the highest total against defending champions India in the cricket World Cup so far despite a crushing defeat on Tuesday.

India overhauled Ireland’s 259 all out in their Pool B match at Seddon Park for the lost of only two wickets in the 37th over. The Irish must win their final match against Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday to clinch a place in the quarter-finals ahead of West Indies.

Mar 10, 2015

Cricket-Ireland draw consolation from crushing India defeat

HAMILTON, March 10 (Reuters) – Ireland captain William Porterfield drew consolation from posting the highest total against defending champions India in the cricket World Cup so far despite a crushing defeat on Tuesday.

India overhauled Ireland’s 259 all out in their Pool B match at Seddon Park for the lost of only two wickets in the 37th over. The Irish must win their final match against Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday to clinch a place in the quarter-finals ahead of West Indies.

Mar 10, 2015

Indian bowlers combine to dismiss Ireland for 259

HAMILTON (Reuters) – India were on course for a fifth successive victory at the cricket World Cup on Tuesday after dismissing Ireland for 259 with an over to spare on a good batting pitch at Seddon Park.

An Indian victory would confirm their position at the top of Pool B while Ireland needed to win one of their two remaining matches to edge out West Indies for a place in the quarter-finals.

Mar 10, 2015

Cricket-Indian bowlers combine to dismiss Ireland for 259

HAMILTON, March 10 (Reuters) – India were on course for a fifth successive victory at the cricket World Cup on Tuesday after dismissing Ireland for 259 with an over to spare on a good batting pitch at Seddon Park.

An Indian victory would confirm their position at the top of Pool B while Ireland needed to win one of their two remaining matches to edge out West Indies for a place in the quarter-finals.

Mar 10, 2015

Ireland bat first in push for quarter-final spot

HAMILTON (Reuters) – Ireland, who need to win one of their remaining two cricket World Cup matches to grab a quarter-final place ahead of West Indies, opted to bat first after winning the toss against India at Seddon Park on Tuesday. India were unchanged while Ireland, whose bowling has been the weakest feature of their game during the tournament, brought in pace bowler Stuart Thompson for spinner Andy McBrine. Defending champions India won all four of their opening matches in Australia and victory over the Irish would ensure they top the group.

The teams have played each other twice, in Belfast in 2007 and at the 2011 World in Bangalore, with India winning both times.

Mar 10, 2015

Cricket-Ireland bat first in push for quarter-final spot

HAMILTON, March 10 (Reuters) – Ireland, who need to win one of their remaining two cricket World Cup matches to grab a quarter-final place ahead of West Indies, opted to bat first after winning the toss against India at Seddon Park on Tuesday.

India were unchanged while Ireland, whose bowling has been the weakest feature of their game during the tournament, brought in pace bowler Stuart Thompson for spinner Andy McBrine.

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