Recordbreaking Australia rout Afghanistan by 275 runs

Posted by on Mar 04, 2015 | Leave a Comment

PERTH: Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history on Wednesday as they thrashed Afghanistan by a record 275 runs, a result which was also the greatest winning margin in tournament history. The home team made 417-6 at the WACA led by opener David Warner´s 178-run blitz, his fourth one-day international century and his country´s highest individual World Cup score as the four-time champions went... 

Warner Maxwell power Australia to World Cup record total

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PEERTH: David Warner’s career-best 178 and Glenn Maxwell’s 88-run blitz powered Australia to a record World Cup total of 417 for six wickets in a Pool A match against lowly Afghanistan at Perth on Wednesday. Warner forged a 260-run partnership with Steve Smith (95) for the second wicket, an Australian record, and Maxwell dazzled in his 39-ball cameo in an amazing display of batting pyrotechnics by the tournament... 

Australia bat against Afghanistan in World Cup

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Perth, Australia, March 4, 2015 (AFP) -Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and decided to bowl in the World Cup Pool B game against Australia at the WACA Ground on Wednesday. Australia made two changes for the match, with all-rounder Shane Watson left out, along with paceman Pat Cummins. All-rounder James Faulkner was recalled after injury, with Josh Hazlewood also back into the team. Afghanistan promoted opener... 

Afghanistan ´not scared´ of Australia says skipper

Posted by on Mar 03, 2015 | Leave a Comment

PERTH: Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi has insisted his side are “not scared” of Australia heading into Wednesday´s World Cup clash in Perth. “We are not scared of them, but we respect them because they have good attacking bowlers and qood quality batsmen and fielders as well,” Nabi told reporters at the WACA ground on Tuesday. Afghanistan have provided one of the most compelling stories of... 

Boult destroys powerful Australia batting lineup

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

AUCKLAND: New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult destroyed a powerful Australia batting lineup with an astonishing display of left-arm swing bowling in the cricket World Cup Pool A match at Eden Park on Saturday. Boult captured five wickets for one run during his second spell to help reduce Australia to 151 all out from 32.2 overs before a noisy capacity crowd of 40,000 on a glorious summer’s day. He finished his 10... 

Australia bat in New Zealand World Cup match

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AUCKLAND: Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and opted to bat in the World Cup Pool A game against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday. Clarke replaced George Bailey while Pat Cummins came in for fellow seamer Josh Hazlewood. New Zealand, with three wins in three games, are unchanged. View full post on  Read More →

Australia will relish hostile New Zealand crowd Watson

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 | Leave a Comment

MELBOURNE: A hostile crowd buoyed by New Zealand’s perfect start to the World Cup is set to turn Eden Park into a bear pit for visiting Australia on Saturday, but all-rounder Shane Watson is “excited” by the prospect of a rancorous reception. Both countries’ fans have eagerly awaited the fixture, the first between the trans-Tasman Sea rivals in nearly two years and one likely to go a long way in... 

Australia v Bangladesh World Cup match abandoned due to rain

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

BRISBANE: Australia´s World Cup clash against Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday was abandoned without a ball bowled because of rain. The washout at the Gabba meant both sides collected a point apiece for a no-result and left them on three each in Pool A, with runaway leaders New Zealand topping the group with six points following three straight wins. One concern for Australia is that they will now have a long gap... 

Powerful Cyclone Marcia makes landfall in Australia

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Gladstone: Powerful Cyclone Marcia roared ashore Friday in a heavily-populated area of northeastern Australia as officials warned of a “calamity”. “Severe tropical cyclone Marcia, category 5, is currently crossing the coast near Shoalwater Bay north of Yeppoon,” the Queensland Bureau of Meteorology tweeted. (AFP) View full post on  Read More →

England were embarrassing vs Australia says Gooch

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: England’s 111-run mauling by Australia in their opening World Cup match was “embarrassing”, former captain Graham Gooch said on Thursday. Australia piled up 342 for nine after being put into bat and England were bowled out for 231, only a valiant 98 not out by James Taylor saving them from an even more emphatic loss. “There’s no disgrace in defeat, but the way they racked up runs... 


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