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Mar 17, 2015

Cricket-Bangladesh look to past glories for inspiration against India

MELBOURNE, March 17 (Reuters) – Bangladesh know the odds are stacked against them beating India in Thursday’s World Cup quarter-final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. If history and current form are any guide, India should win in a canter.

Bangladesh have done well just to make the quarter-finals, beating England, Scotland and Afghanistan along the way, but few expect them to go any further.

Mar 16, 2015

Mahmudullah finds form at perfect time for Bangladesh

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – It’s been a long time coming but Mohammad Mahmudullah is finally fulfilling his promise as a match-winning batsman. For both him and his country Bangladesh, the long wait is paying off at the perfect time.

Mahmudullah was first picked to play for Bangladesh in 2007. Just 20 at the time, he was earmarked as a star in the making, but it was a false dawn.

Mar 16, 2015

Cricket-Mahmudullah finds form at perfect time for Bangladesh

MELBOURNE, March 16 (Reuters) – It’s been a long time coming but Mohammad Mahmudullah is finally fulfilling his promise as a match-winning batsman. For both him and his country Bangladesh, the long wait is paying off at the perfect time.

Mahmudullah was first picked to play for Bangladesh in 2007. Just 20 at the time, he was earmarked as a star in the making, but it was a false dawn.

Mar 15, 2015

Red Bull frustrated with engine problems

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has laid the blame for his team’s terrible start to the Formula One season with their Renault engine, describing it as “undriveable”.

Once the most powerful team in the sport, Red Bull won the constructors’ championship four years in a row before finishing second to Mercedes last year.

Mar 15, 2015

Motor racing-Red Bull frustrated with engine problems

MELBOURNE, March 15 (Reuters) – Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has laid the blame for his team’s terrible start to the Formula One season with their Renault engine, describing it as “undriveable”.

Once the most powerful team in the sport, Red Bull won the constructors’ championship four years in a row before finishing second to Mercedes last year.

Mar 15, 2015

Are Mercedes making F1 boring? Rivals fear so

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – No sooner had Mercedes cruised to the checkered flag at Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, their rivals were all but conceding the 2015 Formula One championship was as good as over.

Dominant in 2014, Mercedes were again in a class of their own with double world champion Lewis Hamilton coasting to victory over team mate Nico Rosberg.

Mar 15, 2015

Motor racing-Are Mercedes making F1 boring? Rivals fear so.

MELBOURNE, March 15 (Reuters) – No sooner had Mercedes cruised to the chequered flag at Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, their rivals were all but conceding the 2015 Formula One championship was as good as over.

Dominant in 2014, Mercedes were again in a class of their own with double world champion Lewis Hamilton coasting to victory over team mate Nico Rosberg.

Mar 15, 2015

Nasr gives Sauber something to cheer about

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Felipe Nasr shrugged off the legal distractions that have plagued his Sauber team with an impressive debut at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Brazilian, who was unsure until Saturday whether he would be competing, showed he had a cool head as well as a fast car as he finished fifth in his first Formula One race.

Mar 15, 2015

Motor racing-Nasr gives Sauber something to cheer about

MELBOURNE, March 15 (Reuters) – Felipe Nasr shrugged off the legal distractions that have plagued his Sauber team with an impressive debut at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Brazilian, who was unsure until Saturday whether he would be competing, showed he had a cool head as well as a fast car as he finished fifth in his first Formula One race.

Mar 15, 2015

McLaren look on the bright side after dismal start

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Jenson Button found a glimmer of hope in McLaren’s dismal start to the Formula One season when he at least finished Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

The Englishman was last of the 11 cars that completed the race, and was twice lapped by race winner Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes, but the 2009 world champion saw some positives.

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