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Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-Defeat to New Zealand galvanised Australia – Clarke

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – Losing to New Zealand in the World Cup pool stage was the kick up the backside Australia needed and the subsequent improvement was on show in their semi-final victory over India on Thursday, captain Michael Clarke said.

Australia have a chance to gain revenge on their neighbours for the one-wicket defeat in an Eden Park bearpit last month when they meet the unbeaten Black Caps at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2015

Australia haven’t peaked yet, says skipper Clarke

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Skipper Michael Clarke thinks Australia have not yet peaked at the World Cup despite reaching the final against neighbours New Zealand by beating reigning champions India on Thursday.

Steve Smith scored 105 to fire Australia to 328 for seven on their way to dethroning India with a 95-run victory at Sydney Cricket Ground, giving the co-hosts a shot at a fifth title in Melbourne on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-Australia haven’t peaked yet, says skipper Clarke

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – Skipper Michael Clarke thinks Australia have not yet peaked at the World Cup despite reaching the final against neighbours New Zealand by beating reigning champions India on Thursday.

Steve Smith scored 105 to fire Australia to 328 for seven on their way to dethroning India with a 95-run victory at Sydney Cricket Ground, giving the co-hosts a shot at a fifth title in Melbourne on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2015

Smith shines as Australia down India to reach final

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Steve Smith’s sublime century laid the groundwork and Australia’s pace bowlers finished the job to send the co-hosts storming into a seventh World Cup final with a 95-run victory over champions India on Thursday.

Australia move on to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and a shot at a fifth title against New Zealand on Sunday, while India head home after four months Down Under having come up short in their bid to retain the title they won four years ago.

Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-India to chase 329 for victory in Sydney semi-final

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – Steve Smith scored a brilliant century to lay a solid platform but Australia lost a string of wickets in the second half of their innings to finish with 328 for seven in the World Cup semi-final against India on Thursday.

On a good Sydney Cricket Ground pitch in perfect weather conditions, the reigning champions will fancy their chances of overhauling the target of 329 and taking their place in Sunday’s final against New Zealand in Melbourne.

Mar 26, 2015

Australia win toss, bat in World Cup semi-final

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to bat first in their World Cup semi-final against India at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday.

Both sides were unchanged for the contest to decide who meets the other co-hosts New Zealand in Sunday’s final at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-Australia win toss, bat in World Cup semi-final

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to bat first in their World Cup semi-final against India at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday.

Both sides were unchanged for the contest to decide who meets the other co-hosts New Zealand in Sunday’s final at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mar 25, 2015

Superpowers collide in Sydney semi-final blockbuster

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sparks can be expected to fly when confident, well-balanced teams from cricketing superpowers Australia and India clash in a mouth-watering World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

The match pits four-times champions Australia, the top-ranked team in one-day cricket, against title holders India, the dominant financial power in world cricket.

Mar 25, 2015

Preview – Superpowers collide in Sydney semi-final blockbuster

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sparks can be expected to fly when confident, well-balanced teams from cricketing superpowers Australia and India clash in a mouthwatering World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

The match pits four-times champions Australia, the top-ranked team in one-day cricket, against title holders India, the dominant financial power in world cricket.

Mar 25, 2015

Cricket-Superpowers collide in Sydney semi-final blockbuster

SYDNEY, March 25 (Reuters) – Sparks can be expected to fly when confident, well-balanced teams from cricketing superpowers Australia and India clash in a mouthwatering World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

The match pits four-times champions Australia, the top-ranked team in one-day cricket, against title holders India, the dominant financial power in world cricket.

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