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New Delhi, 27 Mar 2015/--/The disappointment of a semifinal exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya today congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions...

Melbourne, 27 Mar 2015/--/The biggest positive for the Indian cricket team in this World Cup has been the performance of its pacers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the trio of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma should not be forced to play domestic events to ensure that they...

Sydney, 27 Mar 2015/--/He isn't called the 'God of cricket' for nothing and Sachin Tendulkar lived up to the title by accurately predicting the cricket World Cup semifinalists. Much before the tournament began, Tendulkar picked India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as the last four for the...

Melbourne, 27 Mar 2015/--/Whatever happens in Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it will have to go some way to matching the bitter fall-out from another one-day international clash between the two countries at the MCG back in 1981. What...

KOLKATA, 27 Mar 2015/--/Unbeaten Mohun Bagan will be bolstered by the return of ace forward Sony Norde when they take on a struggling East Bengal in a high voltage I-League derby at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here tomorrow. Having served a one-match suspension, the Haitian striker will...

Dhaka, 27 Mar 2015/--/Indian football team let in two goals towards the end to go down 0-2 to Uzbekistan in their opening match of the AFC Under-23 Championship qualifiers at the Bangabandhu Stadium here today. India had to pay the price of two lapses in the dying moments as Igor Sergeev and...

KOLKATA, 27 Mar 2015/--/“Adra Fide Open International Rating Chess Tournament” organized by South Eastern Railway Sports Association (SERSA) was inaugurated at Officers’ Club, Adra yesterday. Anshul Gupta, Divisional Railway Manager, Adra and President/SERSA, Adra inaugurated the five-day...

Sydney, 26 Mar 2015/--/Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today defended an under-fire Virat Kohli for his indiscreet shot selection in the lost semi-final clash against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup, here today. Chasing an imposing 329 for a win, India were bundled out for 233 in 46.5...

Mumbai, 26 Mar 2015/--/India were let down by their pace bowlers and losing the toss was a big blow to the defending champions, who went down tamely to Australia in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup today, said former captain Ajit Wadekar. "We lost half the game at the toss itself as the...

Sydney, 26 Mar 2015/--/Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's failure with the bat in the cricket World Cup semifinal against Australia, saying that it showed their immaturity. After actress Anushka was attacked by the twitterati...

Sydney, 26 Mar 2015/--/India's ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today left open the possibility of playing in the 2019 World Cup in England, saying that he would take a call after the Twenty20 World Cup next year. Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket late last year, said that he is 33 now and will...

Sydney, 26 Mar 2015/--/Dejected with Indian batsmen's poor shot selection in their 329-run chase, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the pressure of the cricket World Cup semi-final got to the team as it was outplayed by Australia here today. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's run-a-ball 65 stood...

Sydney, 26 Mar 2015/--/India's superb run in the World Cup came to an inglorious end when they surrendered meekly to Australia, losing by 95 runs in the semifinals here today with neither bowling nor batting clicking when it mattered the most. The tame surrender of the defending champions before...

Sydney/New Delhi, 26 Mar 2015/--/A pall of gloom descended on the Indian dressing room after the team's campaign in the World Cup came to an agonising end here today, and the pain of losing the semi-finals engulfed the entire cricket-crazy nation that was left grief-stricken. Disappointment was...

New Delhi, 26 Mar 2015/--/Virat Kohli's failure to perform in the semi-final match against Australia has been blamed on his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The actress was unfortunately bullied on social media for her presence in the Sydney stadium during the match in which Kohli...

Sydney, 25 Mar 2015/--/Drawing flak for his indifferent form in the World Cup so far, Australian skipper Michael Clarke today hit back at his critics, saying that his record in limited overs cricket is as good as anybody who has played the game. Clarke, who has 7,897 runs from 243 ODIs, has managed...

Sydney, 25 Mar 2015/--/In top form after blowing away rival teams one after another, India will face their toughest test when the defending champions take on a formidable Australia in what promises to be an explosive semifinal of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Sydney on Thursday. One of international...

Sydney, 25 Mar 2015/--/Not many gave the Indian cricket team a chance in the World Cup after the horror tour of Australia but star batsman Virat Kohli said the players never stopped believing in themselves which helped them surprise the critics. "To be honest, not many people gave us the chance,...

Sydney, 25 Mar 2015/--/With the threat of in-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin looming large, Australian captain Michael Clarke today summoned Shane Warne at the team's nets ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India, here tomorrow. Warne not only gave inputs to the...

Auckland, 25 Mar 2015/--/Kevin Pietersen may be South African cricket's most high-profile expatriate talent, but Grant Elliott's World Cup showstopper left the Proteas once again cursing another of their lost sons. Elliott, born in Johannesburg and schooled at the same St Stithians College in the...

Sydney, 25 Mar 2015/--/Steve Smith feels peppering the Australian batsman with the too many short balls could backfire on India when the two teams meet in the cricket World Cup semifinal here Thursday. Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz had troubled the Australians, especially Michael Clarke and Shane...

Stellenbosch, 25 Mar 2015/--/Led by unexpected praise from the nation's outspoken sports minister, South Africa went easy on its cricket team after another painful loss at the World Cup. A long history of failure at the tournament has often put the Proteas at the sharp end of stinging criticism...

Sydney, 25 Mar 2015/--/As part of ICC Cricket World Cup's commitment to supporting community causes, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has launched a children's book to promote reading. Watson has been named the star in a children's book that has been published by Room to Read, a global non-...

New Delhi, 25 Mar 2015/--/Impressed with the brand of cricket played by New Zealand in the World Cup, former India batsman Arun Lal believes the Black Caps are no longer the underdogs in the mega event. The Brendan McCullum-led side crossed the semi-final hurdle for the first time in their seventh...

GUWAHATI, 25 Mar 2015/--/Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Glenn Maxwell have emerged as the two most searched players of India and Australia ahead of their most-awaited semi-final clash tomorrow in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. According to study by global IT giant Google, the Indian skipper is leading...