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Mar 29, 2015

Anticipation building ahead of World Cup final

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia and New Zealand were anxiously awaiting the start of Sunday’s cricket World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the sport’s spiritual homes.

Around 90,000 fans were expected to attend the match while millions more will watch on television as the two neighbours and great sporting rivals battle it out for cricket’s greatest prize.

Mar 29, 2015

Cricket-Anticipation building ahead of World Cup final

MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) – Australia and New Zealand were anxiously awaiting the start of Sunday’s cricket World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the sport’s spiritual homes.

Around 90,000 fans were expected to attend the match while millions more will watch on television as the two neighbours and great sporting rivals battle it out for cricket’s greatest prize.

Mar 29, 2015

Cricket-Anticipation building ahead of World Cup final

MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) – Australia and New Zealand were anxiously awaiting the start of Sunday’s cricket World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the sport’s spiritual homes.

Around 90,000 fans were expected to attend the match while millions more will watch on television as the two neighbours and great sporting rivals battle it out for cricket’s greatest prize.

Mar 28, 2015

Ailing Crowe pens emotional tribute before World Cup final

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New Zealand’s former cricket captain Martin Crowe, who is terminally ill with lymphoma, has penned a moving tribute to his countrymen ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final against Australia.

In a heart-wrenching column published on Cricinfo, the 52-year-old said Sunday’s match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground might be the last he ever sees.

Mar 28, 2015

Cricket-Ailing Crowe pens emotional tribute before World Cup final

MELBOURNE, March 28 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s former cricket captain Martin Crowe, who is terminally ill with lymphoma, has penned a moving tribute to his countrymen ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final against Australia.

In a heart-wrenching column published on Cricinfo, the 52-year-old said Sunday’s match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground might be the last he ever sees.

Mar 28, 2015

New Zealand ‘fearless’ ahead of World Cup final

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday’s World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics that have served them so well during the tournament.

Mar 28, 2015

Cricket-New Zealand ‘fearless’ ahead of World Cup final

MELBOURNE, March 28 (Reuters) – New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday’s World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics that have served them so well during the tournament.

Mar 26, 2015

India’s reign as world champions ends in Australia

SYDNEY (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

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.

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