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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Axed Pietersen still dreams of 10,000 test runs

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:39pm by Reuters

    ... 10,000 test runs in cricket. Prolific and polarising in equal measure, the 33-year-old South Africa-born strokemaker’s international career was cut short after nearly a decade at the crease ... runs],” Pietersen was quoted as saying by The Indian Express newspaper on Thursday. The top-order batsman, who has scored 8,181 test runs at a 47-plus average, appeared contrite over the 2012 ...

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    Intercontinental Cup offers HK 'pathway' to test level

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:16pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Intercontinental Cup. "This is great news as it opens a pathway for associate countries like us to play at the highest level," said John Cribbin, secretary of the Hong Kong Cricket Association. "Our team will have a lot to play for over the next two years." This is great news as it opens a pathway for associate countries like us to play at the highest level John Cribbin The ICC ...

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    South Africa survive Dutch scare to win by six runs

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:13pm by Reuters

    ... against the Netherlands and win their group 1 Super 10 cricket match by six runs in the World Twenty20 in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on Thursday. The Dutch, who posted the lowest Twenty20 ... at regular intervals. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir claimed four wickets for 21 runs and pace spearhead Dale Steyn picked up two for 19. Earlier, Ahsan Malik’s five for 19 restricted South Africa to 145 ...

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    Wisden laments 'colonial-style divide and rule' for international cricket

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... of British-based Wisden, published every year since 1864. "Cricket is appallingly administered, and is vulnerable to economic exploitation by the country [India] powerful enough to exploit it and the two countries [Australia and England] prepared to lend their plans credibility." He added: "As India prepare to take their 'central leadership responsibility', ...

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    Sri Lanka finally break their World Cup jinx as Kumar Sangakkara fires team to win over India

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:25am by Reuters

    ... contributed the top two scores for Sri Lanka who chased down a 131-run victory target with 13 balls to spare. With this win, Sri Lanka finally managed to snap their streak of losing the finals ... lost opener Ajinkya Rahane in the second over before Kohli added 60 runs with Rohit Sharma (29) to lay the foundations for a late assault that failed to materialise. Yuvraj Singh struggled ...

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    Sri Lanka reach Twenty20 final after rain dashes Windies' hopes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Sri Lanka reached the final of the World Twenty20 cricket tournament with a 27-run win over the West Indies, the defending champions, after the first semi-final was ended by rain on Thursday. Set a challenging 161-run target, the West Indies were well short on the Duckworth-Lewis method when a thunderstorm stopped play after 13.5 overs in Dhaka. ...

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    Swashbuckling Kohli steers India into Twenty20 final

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:02am by AFP

    ... was one of those days when I had to keep my cool. I had to keep telling myself that I could make up [the runs] later Virat Kohli "Today was one of those days when I had to keep my cool," said Kohli. "In Twenty20, I look at the target in number of runs and overs to go, not runs and balls to go. Overs make it look easier. I had to keep telling myself that I could make up ...

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    Sri Lanka out to stop India's tilt at trio of titles

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 01:02am by AFP

    ... even be talked about." Sri Lanka reached today's final with a 27-run win over defending champions West Indies through the Duckworth-Lewis calculations in a rain-hit semi-final on Thursday. India have enjoyed an amazing run, winning all four Super-10 league matches before beating South Africa by six wickets in Friday's semi-final. "There is a good feeling around ...

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    England could have managed Kevin Pietersen better, says Graeme Smith

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 08:39pm by Reuters

    ... subsequently dumped out of the World Twenty20 in the group stage, culminating in an embarrassing 45-run defeat to the Netherlands. Smith, the Surrey captain, said England's leadership should have ... with that. "I think Alastair Cook needs to answer some important questions like: do the players trust him? He's also going to have to focus on performing and scoring runs. If he scores runs ...

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    Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax in semi-finals

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:30pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers ... play hard, but play fair Dwayne Bravo The duo shared six wickets as the Caribbean stars demolished Pakistan by 84 runs in the last league match on Tuesday to qualify for the semi-finals. Sri ...




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