Win 2015 CWC Final

New Zealand Come a Cropper After a Magnificent World-Cup Show as Australia Dish Out Superbly Controlled Performance to Win 2015 CWC Final

 March 30, 2015   R K Gupta

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On a super Sunday at MCG, Australia dictated terms from start and produced an extremely comprehensive final performance to inscribe their name as five-time winners of the Cricket World Cup. Once Brendon McCullum was taken in the very first over, New Zealand couldn’t recover as Australians applied pressure. Except Grant Elliot and Ross Taylor, none […]

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CWC 2015: India’s Tame Semifinal Surrender Breaks a Billion Hearts!

 March 26, 2015   R K Gupta

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The overwhelming numbers of fans present at the Sydney Cricket Ground on a fateful Thursday were sorely disappointed to see India go down softly against the charged up Australians in the second semifinal of the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup. There were a billion others watching the action on television across the globe with high […]

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CWC 2015 First Semifinal: South Africa Came Close but Let Themselves Down by Fielding Lapses Towards the End

 March 26, 2015   R K Gupta

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South Africa lost to New Zealand in the first semifinal on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. They batted well, bowled their heart out and threw themselves on the field but in the end Grant Elliot denied them. In a match that went to the very edges of pure thrill and kept spectators guessing until the last […]

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Martin Guptill New Zealand v West Indies: Quarter Final - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

Guptill Made West Indian Chase Impossible as New Zealand Cruise to Semifinals

 March 22, 2015   R K Gupta

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Riding on Martin Guptill’s fantastic double hundred, New Zealand piled up close to 400 runs and made the West Indies victory chase out of reach. It is not every day that someone comes up with double centuries in 50-over matches but when that happens, the opponents are heavily pressurized. After the CWC opener against Sri […]

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Australia Cricket

Australia Overcome Middle-Over Pakistani Scare and Set up a Clash with India in the Second Semifinal in Sydney.

 March 22, 2015   R K Gupta

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Pakistan won the toss but lost the early advantage. Their openers, who excelled against Ireland, fell easy prey to the Australian pace battery. Only Misbah-Ul-Haq fought as he had been doing in CWC 2015. With Haris Sohail, Misbah attempted a rescue mission and added 73 runs for third-wicket. That was the highest partnership in Pakistan’s […]

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South Africa

Sri Lanka Wilt Against South Africa in the First Quarterfinal of CWC 2015

 March 19, 2015   R K Gupta

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For the charged-up Sri Lankans, the quarterfinal against South Africa was reduced to an anti-climax after they played superbly all through the tournament. Even in a couple of defeats, they never surrendered tamely. They batted well, bowled well and excelled in the field but on Wednesday, all their hard work came to naught. Everything looked […]

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Pakistan

CWC 2015 Match 42: One Victory for Pakistan Sends Two Teams in Quarterfinals

 March 19, 2015   R K Gupta

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One month ago, when Pakistan lost its World Cup opener against India, major Pakistani cities witnessed rioting in the streets as if the nation had lost the World Cup even before it could properly get underway. In reporting that match on these pages, this author had written that Pakistan could still qualify for the knock-out […]

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West Indies

World Cup 2015 Match 41: West Indies Enter Quarterfinals After Beating UAE

 March 19, 2015   R K Gupta

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At MacLean Park on Sunday, the mood in West Indies dressing room was glum. It was understandable because even if UAE were not expected to cause a big problem, Jason Holder’s team needed a victory to remain in quarterfinal contention. Anything short of that would have knocked them out of the World Cup. The weather […]

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Aussie Bowlers

CWC 2015 Match 4o: Starc Leads Aussie Bowlers in Scotland’s 7-Wicket Debacle

 March 15, 2015   R K Gupta

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Weather at Hobart played tantrums on Saturday. After winning the toss, Australia asked Scotland to bat first. Ideally Clarke would choose to have a first go on a fresh pitch but he decided otherwise with an early victory in his mind. Abandonment would have created problems for Australia as they could run into South Africa […]

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Powered by Raina and Dhoni, India Ends Undefeated in the League-Phase

 March 15, 2015   R K Gupta

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On Saturday night, Auckland looked like Delhi, Mumbai or Mohali with 30,000 Indian fans rooting for India in the 39th match of CWC 2015. After Zimbabwe had scored 287, India chased down their highest target in World Cup matches to win by six wickets. After 4 wickets had fallen, a power-packed partnership between Suresh Raina […]

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2Delhi Capitals DC117414
3Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB107314
4Kolkata Knight Riders KKR116512
5Kings XI Punjab KXIP115610
6Sunrisers Hyderabad SRH11478
7Rajasthan Royals RR11478
8Chennai Super Kings CSK11386

 

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2CHOU Tien Chen80,548 / 20
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