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Cricket: Clinical India win Oval showdown with Australia

LONDON (Reuters) - India’s top order fired in unison and their bowlers produced a tidy display to beat holders Australia by 36 runs in a blockbuster World Cup contest on Sunday.Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Australia - The Oval, London, Britain - June 9, 2019 India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates taking a catch off Australia's Glenn Maxwel
To salute at a World Cup you need to find a way to win ugly on days when the top order folds, as Australia’s did so spectacularly this morning when the board read 38/4 then 79/5. But through Smith, with support from Carey, they got back on track. Then Coulter-Nile arrived. In more ways than one. He’s closer to 32 than 31 now - it has been a long ti
South African pacer Dale Steyn has been ruled out OF THE World Cup SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – India are banking on their experience in their World Cup opener against South Africa and cannot take the opposition’s depleted bowling attack lightly, captain Virat Kohli said yesterday, insisting the Proteas can call upon quality replacements.Kohli’
Some members of the Bangladesh cricket team celebrate their upset win over South Africa in the 2019 World Cup competition yesterday. LONDON, (Reuters) – Bangladesh piled up their highest one-day International total and bowled superbly to upset South Africa by 21 runs in the Cricket World Cup at The Oval yesterday.It was a major scalp for Bangladesh
Kane Williamson will hope for a World Cup similar to 2015, Dimuth Karunaratne probably not. (IDI via Getty Images)Aaron Finch (Australia) IT’s a good question, I think, England have been in great form over the last couple of years and along with India, they’ve probably been the standout performers. So you’d have to say England are definitely the fa
EYEBROWS were raised around the region after several high-profile players failed to find a home during Wednesday’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft in London.Leading the list of notable Caribbean absentees for the upcoming season were Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Sunil Ambris, Davendra Bishoo and Kevon Cooper.The case of Simmons is particularly
Barbadian speedster Jofra Archer.CMC – NEWLY-minted England fast bowler, Jofra Archer, believes he is well prepared for the challenges of the ICC World Cup despite his lack of experience in One-Day Internationals.The Barbadian, who qualifies for England through his British father, was on Tuesday named in the Lions’ final 15-man World Cup squad afte
Seymour Nurse (FILE)THE cricket fraternity was thrown into mourning today when legendary Barbados and West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse died at the Queen's Elizabeth Hospital after ailing for a long period.The affable Nurse, 85, was arguably one of the best and most attractive batsmen in world cricket in the 1960s.Wristy and artistic with wonderf
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