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Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-India’s reign as world champions ends in Australia

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – India’s reign as cricket’s world champions is over. Four years after they won the World Cup at home, they bowed out in the semi-finals, beaten by Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

India came into the World Cup with low expectations after struggling during their build-up but lifted themselves up when it mattered.

Mar 26, 2015

Dhoni says pressure of run-chase was too much for India

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The pressure was just too much for India in the end. They put a spirited defence of their World Cup title but chasing more than 300 to beat Australia in Thursday’s semi-final was a task even beyond them.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s inspiring captain who led his country to an unforgettable World Cup win four years ago, led his team from the front again.

Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-Dhoni says pressure of run-chase was too much for India

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – The pressure was just too much for India in the end. They put a spirited defence of their World Cup title but chasing more than 300 to beat Australia in Thursday’s semi-final was a task even beyond them.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s inspiring captain who led his country to an unforgettable World Cup win four years ago, led his team from the front again.

Mar 26, 2015

Smith’s golden summer keeps on getting better

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Steve Smith’s golden summer just keeps on getting better. Australia’s new run-scoring machine just can’t seem to do any wrong and now he’s off to the World Cup final.

Smith has been piling on the runs and breaking records all summer long. And on Thursday, in one of the biggest matches of his blossoming career, he did it again, scoring a match-winning century in the World Cup semi-final against India.

Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-Smith’s golden summer keeps on getting better

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – Steve Smith’s golden summer just keeps on getting better. Australia’s new run-scoring machine just can’t seem to do any wrong and now he’s off to the World Cup final.

Smith has been piling on the runs and breaking records all summer long. And on Thursday, in one of the biggest matches of his blossoming career, he did it again, scoring a match-winning century in the World Cup semi-final against India.

Mar 26, 2015

ICC to consider new ODI rules to help bowlers

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The highlight reels at the World Cup have been running hot with batsman smashing balls all over cricket stadiums in Australia and New Zealand.

Teams and individuals have been racking up record totals and the crowd have loved it, whooping and cheering every time another ball is dispatched into the stands.

Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-ICC to consider new ODI rules to help bowlers

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – The highlight reels at the World Cup have been running hot with batsman smashing balls all over cricket stadiums in Australia and New Zealand.

Teams and individuals have been racking up record totals and the crowd have loved it, whooping and cheering every time another ball is dispatched into the stands.

Mar 26, 2015

ICC boss says more teams at next World Cup is unlikely

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) says the world governing body is unlikely to change its plans to reduce the number of teams at the next World Cup despite being impressed by the performances of the Associate nations during the current tournament.

The next World Cup in 2019 will be contested by just 10 teams — four less than the 2015 edition — prompting complaints from the sport’s developing teams they are being shut out from the sport’s biggest spectacle.

Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-ICC boss says more teams at next World Cup is unlikely

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – The head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) says the world governing body is unlikely to change its plans to reduce the number of teams at the next World Cup despite being impressed by the performances of the Associate nations during the current tournament.

The next World Cup in 2019 will be contested by just 10 teams — four less than the 2015 edition — prompting complaints from the sport’s developing teams they are being shut out from the sport’s biggest spectacle.

Mar 25, 2015

Australia and India to continue war of words

SYDNEY (Reuters) – There’s never been any love lost between the Australian and the Indian cricket teams. The fiercest of rivals, their matches are often as much a test of temperament as their skills with bat and ball.

The two teams have made no secret of their mutual dislike, and waste little time reminding each other during games.

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