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Feb 11, 2015

England skipper Morgan in the spotlight after duck

SYDNEY (Reuters) – England skipper Eoin Morgan will go into the World Cup desperately seeking form after registering a third duck in his last four innings in the four-wicket loss to Pakistan in a warmup match on Wednesday.

Morgan assumed the captaincy after Alastair Cook was dumped for lack of form late last year but since scoring 121 against Australia in a Tri-series match on Jan. 16, has scored zero, two, zero and zero runs.

Feb 11, 2015

Cricket-England skipper Morgan in the spotlight after duck

SYDNEY, Feb 11 (Reuters) – England skipper Eoin Morgan will go into the World Cup desperately seeking form after registering a third duck in his last four innings in the four-wicket loss to Pakistan in a warmup match on Wednesday.

Morgan assumed the captaincy after Alastair Cook was dumped for lack of form late last year but since scoring 121 against Australia in a Tri-series match on Jan. 16, has scored zero, two, zero and zero runs.

Feb 11, 2015

Misbah leads Pakistan to victory over England

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scored a majestic 91 not out to lead Pakistan to a thrilling four-wicket victory over England in their final World Cup warmup at Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old notched up five fours and two sixes in his 99-ball knock, turning the match in a fourth-wicket partnership of 133 with Umar Akmal.

Feb 11, 2015

Cricket-Misbah leads Pakistan to victory over England

SYDNEY, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scored a majestic 91 not out to lead Pakistan to a thrilling four-wicket victory over England in their final World Cup warmup at Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old notched up five fours and two sixes in his 99-ball knock, turning the match in a fourth-wicket partnership of 133 with Umar Akmal.

Feb 9, 2015

England’s Woakes hoping for new-ball role at World Cup

SYDNEY (Reuters) – England all-rounder Chris Woakes is hoping to remain a new-ball bowler throughout the World Cup after taking five for 19 in the crushing nine-wicket warm-up win over West Indies on Monday.

With Stuart Broad and James Anderson rested for the penultimate run-out before the start of the tournament, Woakes took full advantage of his chance to shine as England’s pace bowling spearhead.

Feb 9, 2015

Cricket-England’s Woakes hoping for new-ball role at World Cup

SYDNEY, Feb 9 (Reuters) – England all-rounder Chris Woakes is hoping to remain a new-ball bowler throughout the World Cup after taking five for 19 in the crushing nine-wicket warm-up win over West Indies on Monday.

With Stuart Broad and James Anderson rested for the penultimate run-out before the start of the tournament, Woakes took full advantage of his chance to shine as England’s pace bowling spearhead.

Feb 9, 2015

No World Cup worries for West Indies despite warm-up drubbing

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Team manager Richie Richardson said West Indies were wary of peaking too soon at the World Cup but there looked precious little chance of that on the evidence of their heavy defeat to England in their first warm-up on Monday.

England dismissed the twice world champions for 122 before reaching their target with more than 27 overs to spare for a thumping nine-wicket victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Feb 9, 2015

Cricket-No World Cup worries for West Indies despite warm-up drubbing

SYDNEY, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Team manager Richie Richardson said West Indies were wary of peaking too soon at the World Cup but there looked precious little chance of that on the evidence of their heavy defeat to England in their first warm-up on Monday.

England dismissed the twice world champions for 122 before reaching their target with more than 27 overs to spare for a thumping nine-wicket victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Feb 9, 2015

England crush West Indies in World Cup warm-up

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Chris Woakes took five for 19 as England claimed a comfortable nine-wicket victory in their first official World Cup warm-up match after dismissing a hapless West Indies for 122 in 29.3 overs on Monday.

Openers Moeen Ali (46) and Ian Bell (35 not out) took England more than halfway to their target before their opening partnership was broken and James Taylor (25 not out) joined Bell to finish the job inside 23 overs.

Feb 9, 2015

Cricket-England crush West Indies in World Cup warm-up

SYDNEY, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Chris Woakes took five for 19 as England claimed a comfortable nine-wicket victory in their first official World Cup warm-up match after dismissing a hapless West Indies for 122 in 29.3 overs on Monday.

Openers Moeen Ali (46) and Ian Bell (35 not out) took England more than halfway to their target before their opening partnership was broken and James Taylor (25 not out) joined Bell to finish the job inside 23 overs.

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