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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Stunned Strauss at a loss to explain England poor show

Stunned by Kevin O'Brien's "brutal" hundred, England captain Andrew Strauss was "at a loss" to explain the poor fielding by his team that helped minnows Ireland script an upset win in their World Cup group match in Bangalore.

Kevin O'Brien dreams of IPL riches after WC blitzkrieg

With the fastest World Cup hundred under his belt, Ireland batsman Kevin O'Brien is now hoping to catch the attention of an Indian Premier League franchise for a lucrative stint in the Twenty20 league.

We've let ourselves down once again: Borren

Netherlands captain Peter Borren was a disappointed man after they completed a hat-trick of losses in the ongoing World Cup as South Africa comfortably won by 231 runs.

New Zealand look to spin past Zimbabwe

New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill has spent most of the time in the nets facing spinners for the last few days.  Abhijeet Kulkarni reports.

For Ireland, India are big

Ireland’s poster-boy Kevin O'Brien, who scored the fastest World Cup hundred off 50 balls, on Friday said an upset victory over England had not made his team lose sight of India's batting and bowling prowess.

Waqar tells Pakistan openers to shape up

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Saturday warned under-performing opening pair Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shahzad to start delivering World Cup runs.

South Africa wary of England fightback

Graeme Smith today said wounded England are expected to come hard in Sunday's clash, following their humiliating defeat against Ireland, but South Africa are well prepared for the fight.

Waqar asks openers to start performing

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Saturday asked his out-of-form openers Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shahzad to shape up and start performing in the World Cup.

ICC's decision of 10-team WC doesn't make sense: Kenya player

Kenya wicketkeeper Maurice Ouma on Saturday said the ICC's decision to limit the number of teams in the 2015 World Cup to 10 will act as a hindrance in the governing body's effort to make cricket a global sport.

Hussey inches a step closer to WC dream

Doug Bollinger's replacement in the Australia squad will be announced in the next couple of days with Mike Hussey possibly in line for a World Cup reprieve, captain Ricky Ponting said on Saturday.

KP has hernia, England feel the pain

Kevin Pietersen is struggling with a hernia which needs an operation after the World Cup, another blow to their faltering campaign in the tournament.

We discussed it, and then moved on: WI

West Indies might be livid with the treatment meted to them by the Bangladesh fans, but as far as the team is concerned they have moved on.

Dhoni asks fans to stay calm and cool

India skipper MS Dhoni appealed to the fans to maintain calm and keep supporting the team even when the chips are down.

Bangladesh line up armoured personnel carriers for WC

Armoured personnel carriers (APC) are likely to join police vans to give extra security for Cricket World Cup players in Chittagong, officials said on Sunday.

Smith decision exposes chinks in DRS

South Africa captain Graeme Smith has been left aggrieved after a contentious umpire decision review led to his dismissal against England and started his team's slide to defeat.
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