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Mar 7, 2015

Sarfraz equals record as Pakistan snatch victory

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – A hostile trio of Pakistan left-arm fast bowlers took full advantage of a pitch freshened by rain to hand pre-tournament favourites South Africa their second defeat in the cricket World Cup at Eden Park on Saturday.

Man-of-the-match Sarfraz Ahmed equalled the world record for catches by a wicketkeeper in a one-day international with six dismissals, taking his final catch as rain swept across the ground.

Mar 7, 2015

Cricket-Sarfraz equals record as Pakistan snatch victory

AUCKLAND, March 7 (Reuters) – A hostile trio of Pakistan left-arm fast bowlers took full advantage of a pitch freshened by rain to hand pre-tournament favourites South Africa their second defeat in the cricket World Cup at Eden Park on Saturday.

Man-of-the-match Sarfraz Ahmed equalled the world record for catches by a wicketkeeper in a one-day international with six dismissals, taking his final catch as rain swept across the ground.

Mar 7, 2015

Pakistan struggle with the bat in rain-shortened match

AUCKLAND, March 7 (Reuters) – Pakistan struggled to 222 from 46.4 overs in their rain-reduced cricket World Cup Pool B match against South Africa at Eden Park on Saturday after their top-order batsmen failed to capitalise on promising starts.

South Africa were set a target of 232 to win from 47 overs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Mar 7, 2015

Cricket-Pakistan struggle with the bat in rain-shortened match

AUCKLAND, March 7 (Reuters) – Pakistan struggled to 222 from 46.4 overs in their rain-reduced cricket World Cup Pool B match against South Africa at Eden Park on Saturday after their top-order batsmen failed to capitalise on promising starts.

South Africa were set a target of 232 to win from 47 overs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Mar 7, 2015

South Africa recall JP Duminy for Pakistan match

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – South Africa recalled all-rounder JP Duminy after his recovery from injury in place of Farhaan Behardien for their cricket World Cup Pool B match against Pakistan at Eden Park on Saturday.

Pace bowler Vernon Philander also passed a fitness test but South Africa decided to stick with Kyle Abbott. With rain forecast later in the day, captain AB de Villiers elected to field after winning the toss.

Mar 7, 2015

Cricket-South Africa recall JP Duminy for Pakistan match

AUCKLAND, March 7 (Reuters) – South Africa recalled all-rounder JP Duminy after his recovery from injury in place of Farhaan Behardien for their cricket World Cup Pool B match against Pakistan at Eden Park on Saturday.

Pace bowler Vernon Philander also passed a fitness test but South Africa decided to stick with Kyle Abbott.

Feb 28, 2015

Williamson cool under pressure to see NZ home

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Kane Williamson, well on course to become New Zealand’s finest ever batsman, demonstrated again his extraordinary composure under pressure by hitting a six to win Saturday’s WorldCup Pool A match against Australia.

With Mitchell Starc swinging the ball at high pace to scythe through the New Zealand batting and last man Trent Boult at the crease, Williamson decided to take matters into his own hands.

Feb 28, 2015

Cricket-Williamson cool under pressure to see NZ home

AUCKLAND, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Kane Williamson, well on course to become New Zealand’s finest ever batsman, demonstrated again his extraordinary composure under pressure by hitting a six to win Saturday’s World Cup Pool A match against Australia.

With Mitchell Starc swinging the ball at high pace to scythe through the New Zealand batting and last man Trent Boult at the crease, Williamson decided to take matters into his own hands.

Feb 28, 2015

Clarke blames poor shot selection for narrow NZ loss

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke attributed an over-emphasis on attack as the reason behind his team’s poor batting performance in the one-wicket loss to New Zealand in the World Cup Pool A match at Eden Park on Saturday.

The world number one side managed only 151 all out from 32.2 overs and, as brilliantly as Mitchell Starc later bowled, it was not quite enough to prevent the New Zealanders recording a fourth consecutive win in the tournament.

Feb 28, 2015

Cricket-Clarke blames poor shot selection for narrow NZ loss

AUCKLAND, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke attributed an over-emphasis on attack as the reason behind his team’s poor batting performance in the one-wicket loss to New Zealand in the World Cup Pool A match at Eden Park on Saturday.

The world number one side managed only 151 all out from 32.2 overs and, as brilliantly as Mitchell Starc later bowled, it was not quite enough to prevent the New Zealanders recording a fourth consecutive win in the tournament.

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