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Sri Lankan bowler Pradeep to miss Bangladesh match

WT24 Desk Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep will miss their next Cricket World Cup game against Bangladesh in Bristol due to a dislocation and a cut on his bowling-arm finger, the Sri Lankan cricket team said on Sunday, Reuters reports. Pradeep was the architect of Sri Lanka’s win against Afghanistan in Cardiff last week, claiming four wickets for 31 ...

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Nadal sweeps to 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title

WT24 Desk Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem, AFP reports. The 33-year-old Spaniard becomes the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 times after seeing off a brave challenge from a weary Thiem in ...

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Dhawan powers India to comfortable win over Australia

WT24 Desk Shikhar Dhawan hit a blazing century as India beat Australia by 36 runs on Sunday to condemn the reigning champions to their first defeat of this year’s World Cup, AFP reports Dhawan’s 117 and his 127-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma laid the foundation for India’s 352 for five after captain Virat Kohli won the toss on a ...

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Bangladesh a ‘strong squad’, says English pacer Plunkett

WT24 Desk England will face the side who kick-started their transformation into a major threat in one-day internationals when the tournament hosts continue their World Cup campaign against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday, AFP reports. The Tigers condemned Eoin Morgan’s men to a first-round exit at the 2015 edition with a 15-run victory in Adelaide. At that point there was ...

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Rohit century guides India to opening World Cup win

WT24 Desk Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten century as India made a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win over South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday that dealt a fresh blow to the Proteas’ tournament hopes, AFP reports. Chasing a modest 228, India cruised to victory on the back of Sharma’s 122 not out as they ...

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Five-star Starc seals Australia win over West Indies

WT24 Desk Fast bowler Mitchell Starc produced a devastating display of death bowling as Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs at Trent Bridge for their second consecutive win in the Cricket World Cup on Thursday, Reuters reports. Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies got off to a poor start before Shai Hope (68) and Nicholas Pooran (40) laid the platform ...

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New Zealand prevail after Kane Williamson error sparks Bangladesh’s late rally

New Zealand 248 for 8 beat Bangladesh 244 by two wickets WT24 Desk Kane Williamson is not a man who telegraphs his emotions too readily. But the look of self-recrimination and fury in the eyes of New Zealand’s captain was unmistakable after the most fleeting moment of arrogance in a supremely humble career managed to turn a calm and collected victory cruise ...

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Troubled year of Neymar

WT24 Desk A reoccurrence of an injury, two separate suspensions for insulting a referee and hitting a fan, losing Brazil’s captaincy and now an accusation of rape, the world’s most expensive player had a season to forget for club and country, on and off the field, AFP reports. Here AFP reflects on Neymar’s difficult season starting with the World Cup ...

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Pakistan stun England in highscoring classic

WT24 Desk Pakistan beat World Cup favourites England by 14 runs despite centuries for Joe Root and Jos Buttler at Trent Bridge on Monday, AFP reports. Having scored 348 for eight in their 50 overs thanks to 84 from Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam’s 63, Pakistan held off the England charge with a late flurry of wickets to leave them ...

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Ngidi out for 10 days, Amla due back

WT24 Desk South Africa pace bowler Lungi Ngidi will be sidelined for up to 10 days after suffering a hamstring strain in Sunday’s World Cup defeat against Bangladesh, but Hashim Amla is expected to face India on Wednesday, AFP reports. Ngidi limped off the Oval pitch after bowling just four overs in Bangladesh’s innings and Proteas team doctor Mohammed Moosajee ...

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