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Feb 23, 2015

Cricket-Ali scores century as England pass 300 against Scots

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 23 (Reuters) – England opener Moeen Ali produced a stream of delightful drives to reach his second one-day international century in the cricket World Cup Pool A match against Scotland at Hagley Oval on Monday.

After England had lost their opening matches to hosts Australia and New Zealand, Ali (128) and opening partner Ian Bell (54) relished a bland pitch and unthreatening bowling to post an opening stand of 172.

Feb 22, 2015

England name unchanged side despite New Zealand humiliation

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – England placed their faith in the side who were humiliated by co-hosts New Zealand last Friday by naming an unchanged side to play Scotland in their Pool A match at Hagley Oval on Monday.

Steven Finn, whose two overs against New Zealand cost 49 runs, was retained along with batsman Gary Ballance who struggled to hit the ball off the square in Wellington.

Feb 22, 2015

Cricket-England name unchanged side despite NZ humiliation

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 23 (Reuters) – England placed their faith in the side who were humiliated by co-hosts New Zealand last Friday by naming an unchanged side to play Scotland in their Pool A match at Hagley Oval on Monday.

Steven Finn, whose two overs against New Zealand cost 49 runs, was retained along with batsman Gary Ballance who struggled to hit the ball off the square in Wellington.

Feb 21, 2015

Smiles and laughter return to West Indies

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – A spell of destructive fast bowling and a fine all-round performance from Andre Russell restored Caribbean smiles and laughter to the West Indies dressing room on Saturday.

Four wickets for one run after Russell had helped his team past the 300 mark in the cricket World Cup Group B match against Pakistan put West Indies in total control.

Feb 21, 2015

Cricket-Smiles and laughter return to West Indies

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 21 (Reuters) – A spell of destructive fast bowling and a fine all-round performance from Andre Russell restored Caribbean smiles and laughter to the West Indies dressing room on Saturday.

Four wickets for one run after Russell had helped his team past the 300 mark in the cricket World Cup Group B match against Pakistan put West Indies in total control.

Feb 21, 2015

Captain Misbah criticises all departments of Pakistan team

CHRISTCHURCH, (Reuters) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq found fault with every department of his team’s performance in their 150-run loss to West Indies on Saturday which leaves his team at the bottom of Pool B in the World Cup.

Misbah has not yet emulated Imran Khan by urging his team to play like “cornered tigers”, the battle cry which has been credited with inspiring Pakistan’s win at the 1992 World Cup.

Feb 21, 2015

Cricket-Captain Misbah criticises all departments of Pakistan team

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq found fault with every department of his team’s performance in their 150-run loss to West Indies on Saturday which leaves his team at the bottom of Pool B in the World Cup.

Misbah has not yet emulated Imran Khan by urging his team to play like “cornered tigers”, the battle cry which has been credited with inspiring Pakistan’s win at the 1992 World Cup.

Feb 21, 2015

West Indies fast men recall glory days

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – Twice world champions West Indies temporarily revived memories of their glory days when their opening bowlers swept aside the Pakistan top order to set up a 150-run victory in the World Cup Pool B match in Christchurch on Saturday.

Jerome Taylor and captain Jason Holder took four wickets between them with only one run on the board after Pakistan had been set 311 to win at Hagley Oval.

Feb 21, 2015

Cricket-West Indies fast men recall glory days

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Twice world champions West Indies temporarily revived memories of their glory days when their opening bowlers swept aside the Pakistan top order to set up a 150-run victory in the World Cup Pool B match in Christchurch on Saturday.

Jerome Taylor and captain Jason Holder took four wickets between them with only one run on the board after Pakistan had been set 311 to win at Hagley Oval.

Feb 21, 2015

Russell lifts West Indies past 300 against Pakistan

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – A whirlwind 42 not out from Andre Russell, including three sixes from a Sohail Khan over, lifted West Indies to 310 for six in their cricket World Cup Group B match against Pakistan in Christchurch on Saturday.

Pakistan had restricted West Indies to 195 for four after 40 overs at Hagley Oval but 115 then came off the last 10 thanks to Russell, Lendl Simmons (50) and Darren Sammy (30).

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