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New Zealand ‘fearless’ ahead of World Cup final

New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday’s World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that ...

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Mature fans accept end of India’s World champion reign

India’s notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team’s reign as world champions after Thursday’s semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney. The defending champions struggled during their build-up, losing a four-Test series 2-0 against ...

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India’s reign as world champions ends in Australia

India’s reign as cricket’s world champions is over. Four years after they won the World Cup at home, they bowed out in the semi-finals, beaten by Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. India came into the World Cup ...

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Australia trounce India by 95 runs to reach MCG final

Australia beat defending champions India by 95 runs in the semi-finals of the World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. The Australians will play New Zealand in the final at Melbourne on Sunday. Australia, who have already won ...

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India chase massive 329 to seal a spot in the final

Steven Smith (105) scored a scintillating century to help Australia to a massive 328 for 7 against India in the second semi-final in Sydney on Thursday. He worked up a brilliant 182-run second wicket partnership with Aaron Finch (81) before ...

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Australia bat against India

Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat in the World Cup semi-final against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Both teams retained the same sides that won quarter-final matches, Australia beating Pakistan by six ...

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‘World Cup boycott would be pointless’

The FIFA chief said at a UEFA congress that snubbing Russia and Qatar should not be considered, arguing that such gestures never work. Sepp Blatter has told the UEFA Congress it would be pointless to contemplate boycotting either of the next two ...

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T20 Asia Blaze launched at Tower Hamlets Town Hall

To inspire the next generation of South Asian communities in London, Capital Kids Cricket and London Tigers have come together with the support of The England and Wales Cricket Board, Middlesex Cricket Board and Essex Cricket Board to initiate the “T20 Asia Blaze”. The event ...

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Australia and India to continue war of words

There’s never been any love lost between the Australian and the Indian cricket teams. The fiercest of rivals, their matches are often as much a test of temperament as their skills with bat and ball. The two teams have made ...

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India ready to make tough Australia visit all worthwhile

Like a racehorse trained to peak for the big race after months of preparation, India’s cricketers are confident they have timed their run to perfection at the World Cup. The Indians have already spent four months in Australia with nothing ...

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