Chester-le-Street: Jonny Bairstow’s second successive hundred laid the foundation for England’s 119-run thrashing of New Zealand that saw the tournament hosts secure their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday. It is the first time England have reached this stage since 1992 World Cup, when they
How a dropped catch not only changes the course of a game but also seals the fortune of a team was once again evident when a sloppy Bangladesh spurned a chance to make it to the semis at the World Cup. In-form India opener Rohit Sharma, when on nine, got a reprieve as a butter-fingered Tamim Iqbal put down
Chester-le-Street: England and New Zealand head into their final World Cup group match on Wednesday, each knowing that a win would see them into the semi-finals. Even a defeat would not spell the end of either team’s chances of emerging as one of the top four from the 10-team round-robin phase.
Die-hard Pakistani fans still hope that their team can produce a miracle and enter World Cup semi-finals, but one toss of a coin is enough to dash their hopes
Chester-le-Street: Eoin Morgan hailed “outstanding” England and “match-winner” Jonny Bairstow as the World Cup hosts clinched a semi-final place with a 119-run rout of New Zealand at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.
LONDON: KL Rahul’s century in Tuesday’s warm-up match against Bangladesh suggested he could be the answer to India’s search for a reliable number four batsman at the World Cup but the right-hander says he is happy to bat anywhere. Two-time champions India continue to fret over the problematic batting position
London: Pakistan find themselves “alive and kicking” in the World Cup despite a disastrous start as coach Mickey Arthur warned his unpredictable team were still gunning for the semi-finals. The 1992 champions were on the brink of elimination after losing three of their first five games, including a bruising
Imran Tahir started off being mocked and jeered. When he was done, he received a standing ovation. In between, he achieved the most wickets for South Africa in Cricket World Cup history.
Shai Hope has insisted that while West Indies are not aiming to score 500 runs in the upcoming World Cup, it would be great if his team becomes the first to cross that mark.
MANCHESTER: Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth says Virat Kohli side’s are having a demoralising effect on their World Cup opponents. India beat Pakistan by 89 runs via DLS method in Manchester on Sunday to extend their blistering start to the World Cup. Two-time champions India, among the favourites to lift the World Cup