New Zealand’s Will Young plays a shot against Australia during their warm-up match in Brisbane on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
It was a superb display by the underdog Black Caps, who came into the match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England and only qualified for the semi-finals on net run-rate, while India topped the 10-team group stage.
Steve Smith hit an attractive unbeaten 89 but David Warner was out for a duck as Australia made 277 for six against a New Zealand XI in a World Cup warm-up on Wednesday.
Paceman Tim Southee missed out due to a calf injury as the Kiwis -- runners-up in the 2015 edition -- went in with two all-rounders in their starting line-up.
Ukrainian Grandmaster Pavel Eljanov, India’s SL Narayanan and Iranian Grandmaster Seyyed Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei share the lead Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship’s lead after the completion of penultimate round on Friday.
Delhi Capitals will look to extend the winning momentum and inch closer to a play-ff berth with a victory against a resilient Rajasthan Royals.
The UAE’s top female athletes delivered a day of top-class jiu-jitsu during the fifth and final round of the Mother of the Nation Jiu-Jitsu League, demonstrating their readiness to face the world’s elite in upcoming major international championships.