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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.

Mar 7, 2015

Pakistan show how dangerous they can be

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Pakistan made a winning return on Saturday to the venue where they defeated New Zealand in their 1992 cricket World Cup semi-final before going on to win the tournament for the first and only time.

After a shaky start to the Cup, including a crushing defeat by West Indies in Christchurch, Pakistan showed enough at Eden Park on Saturday in their 29-run win over pre-tournament favourites South Africa to demonstrate what dangerous opponents they can be.

Mar 7, 2015

South Africa revive old doubts in defeat

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – South Africa failed to chase down an opposition total for the second time in the cricket World Cup on Saturday to resurrect old doubts about their ability under pressure.

Captain AB de Villiers did his best to win the Pool B game against Pakistan on his own as wickets fell at the other end but his dismissal for 77 signalled the end of South Africa’s challenge.

Mar 7, 2015

Cricket-Pakistan show how dangerous they can be

AUCKLAND, March 7 (Reuters) – Pakistan made a winning return on Saturday to the venue where they defeated New Zealand in their 1992 cricket World Cup semi-final before going on to win the tournament for the first and only time.

After a shaky start to the Cup, including a crushing defeat by West Indies in Christchurch, Pakistan showed enough at Eden Park on Saturday in their 29-run win over pre-tournament favourites South Africa to demonstrate what dangerous opponents they can be.

Mar 7, 2015

Cricket-South Africa revive old doubts in defeat

AUCKLAND, March 7 (Reuters) – South Africa failed to chase down an opposition total for the second time in the cricket World Cup on Saturday to resurrect old doubts about their ability under pressure.

Captain AB de Villiers did his best to win the Pool B game against Pakistan on his own as wickets fell at the other end but his dismissal for 77 signalled the end of South Africa’s challenge.

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