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Rachin Ravindra helps NZ finish top of Group A

New Zealand 279 for 8 (Ravindra 76, Bhula 44, Phillips 43, Molefe 2-49) beat South Africa 208 (Rolfes 108, du Plessis 54, Ravindra 4-32) by 71 runsHermann Rolfes celebrates his century ICC/Getty ImagesRachin Ravindra's half-century and four-wicket haul vaulted New...

Australia pin hopes on big guns to keep series alive

Big PictureRinse, repeat. As in Melbourne, so it was in Brisbane: Australia batted first, found themselves well placed after an Aaron Finch hundred, failed to kick on sufficiently, then watched as England overhauled their target with wickets and overs...

England march into quarter-finals with massive win

England Under-19 383 for 7 (Banks 120, Jacks 102, Jamkhandi 3-68, Pretorius 3-69) beat Canada Under-19 101 (Pranav 24, Sisodiya 3-23, Finch 2-10, Hollman 2-21, Walker 2-25) by 282 runsLiam Banks guides the ball into the off side ICC/Getty ImagesEngland...

Ireland clinch thrilling consolatory win against Afghanistan

Ireland 225 for 8 (Tector 36, Ahmad 3-32, Wafadar 3-50) beat Afghanistan 221 (Bahir 34, Stanikzai 33, Tector 3-37) by four runsThe Ireland players celebrate their thrlling win ICC/Getty ImagesIreland clinched their first win of the tournament but in their...

Door not closed on locally developed talent – Dassanayake

12:53 AM ETPeter Della PennaCricket ClosePeter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.Follow Peter...

South African allrounder Dik Abed dies aged 73

Sulaiman 'Dik' Abed, the prolific South African allrounder who went on to captain Netherlands in the 1980s, died on Friday in the Netherlands aged 73.He was the youngest of five brothers, all of whom were talented sportsmen. But his...

Safe pair of wicketkeeping hands missing from India’s Test team

There were jokes aplenty this week after the BCCI announced Dinesh Karthik as the replacement for Wriddhiman Saha, who was ruled out of the Test series in South Africa due to a hamstring injury. The joke was how Karthik...

Shakib pleased with ‘healthy competition’ among Bangladesh’s big three

Healthy competition between himself, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim to outdo each other is contributing to Bangladesh's batting upturn, according to Shakib Al Hasan. All three scored fifties as the home side made 320 for 7 and crushed Sri...

Coach can’t do miracles, SL have to step up – Thisara

Sri Lanka's new coach had a special training camp with the ODI squad, he inserted himself into the on-tour selection panel, and has sparked several key changes in the national team. But for all his prior international success, Chandika...

‘Ashwin will come first in the auction’ – Dhoni

MS Dhoni has confirmed Chennai Super Kings will look to acquire local hero R Ashwin's services at the IPL auction, but cautioned against letting emotions override auction strategy. Dhoni, the Super Kings captain, acknowledged the challenge of bringing back...

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