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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CWC 2015 Match 34: India Steamroll, Make Short-work of Ireland to Record Their Ninth Consecutive Win

 March 11, 2015   R K Gupta

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It was on March 12, 2011 at Nagpur that India lost a World Cup game for the last time. Dhoni’s team had piled up 296 but South Africa prevailed with a three-wicket win with two balls to spare. That was the one match India didn’t deserve to lose because a brilliant 111 by master blaster […]

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CWC 2015-Match 30: Ireland Beat Zimbabwe in a Last-over Thriller at Hobart

 March 8, 2015   R K Gupta

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In one of the most thrilling finishes in this World Cup, where 657 runs were scored and 17 wickets fell, Ireland won the game of tilting fortunes, when their captain William Porterfield finished a running catch to dismiss Tawanda Mupariwa in the final over. In this World Cup Ireland’s only loss in four matches has […]

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Bangla Succeed in a 300+ Chase Against Scotland in 26th Match of CWC2015

 March 6, 2015   R K Gupta

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In a battle between two sides with contrasting styles, Bangladesh did a marvelous job of successfully crossing 318 required for victory against a spirited Scotland side. Bangladesh didn’t have their specialist opening batsman Anamul Haque, who got injured while fielding earlier but they rode on their solid determination to record their highest ODI chase and […]

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CWC2015 Match 24: South Africa inflict massive defeat to Ireland

 March 5, 2015   R K Gupta

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In their last Group B match against the West Indies on February 27, AB de Villiers came as a late crusader and helped South Africa pile up 408/5 in 50 overs. There was no way that the West Indians could overhaul that and in an evitable result, they lost the 19th CWC2015 game at Sydney […]

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Match 16: Anwar’s Century Wasted as UAE Lose to Ireland in Last-Over Thriller

 February 27, 2015   R K Gupta

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The CWC 2015 has been witnessing close finishes, whenever non-regular teams take on one another. Yesterday, the match between UAE and Ireland ended in the 50th over with UAE losing out narrowly. But the Emirates side made valiant efforts that included a brisk century by Shaiman Anwar with a World Cup-record seventh-wicket partnership with Amjad […]

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Ireland aiming to prove that beating West Indies was not a shock result

 February 16, 2015   John Welsh

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It is now becoming apparent that the staging of an ICC Cricket World Cup would not be complete without the Ireland team creating an early shock result and their four wicket defeat of the West Indies team in a Pool B match should earn even more respect from the other six nations represented in that […]

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