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England, Australia and SA into WWC semifinals – Poms beat New Zealand by 75 runs

LONDON, July 13, (AFP): England, Australia and South Africa booked their places in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a game to spare after convincing wins on Wednesday. England continued their good form with a 75-run victory over New Zealand, while Australia bounced back from defeat against the …

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Raza gives Zimbabwe historic ODI triumph – Tourists beat hosts by 3 wickets

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, July 10, (AFP): Sikandar Raza starred with the bat and ball to help Zimbabwe edge out Sri Lanka by three wickets and clinch a historic series victory in the fifth one-day international on Monday. Taking the series 3-2 in Hambantota, the 11th-ranked Zimbabwe registered their maiden series …

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Ton-up Lewis carries Windies to thumping win – West Indies romp India by 9 wickets

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 10, (AFP): Evin Lewis blazed his second hundred against India to lead the West Indies to a rampaging nine-wicket victory in the one-off T20 international at Sabina Park on Sunday. Replying to the tourists’ challenging total of 190 for six, Lewis stole the spotlight from returning local …

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England women’s record-breakers run riot against Proteas – Australia thrash Pakistan by 159 runs

LONDON, July 6, (AFP): Tammy Beaumont and Sarah Taylor’s record-breaking stand of 275 laid the foundations for England’s 68-run win over South Africa in a Women’s World Cup group match at Bristol on Wednesday. The England pair recorded the highest-ever partnership in Women’s World Cup history, as well as the …

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Dickwella, Gunathilaka give Sri Lanka ‘big win’ – Hosts humble Zimbabwe by 8 wickets

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, July 6, (AFP): Openers Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka hit sublime centuries to help Sri Lanka humble Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third One-Day International in Hambantota on Thursday. Chasing 311 for victory, the hosts rode on a 229-run opening stand between Dickwella (102) and Gunathilaka …

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Holder ‘inspires’ WI to stunning win over India – West Indies snatch 11-run victory

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda, July 3, (AFP): West Indies captain Jason Holder led from the front with a five-wicket haul as his side snatched an 11-run win over India in the fourth one-day international in Antigua on Sunday. India came into the match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium …

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Hasaranga bags hat-trick as Sri Lanka ‘crush’ Zimbabwe – Hosts beat tourists by seven wickets

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 2, (AFP): Teenager Wanidu Hasaranga took a hat-trick on his international debut as Sri Lanka took revenge on Zimbabwe with a seven wicket drubbing in their second one day international on Sunday. Fellow-spinner Lakshan Sandakan also took four wickets, to earn the man-of-the-match award, as Sri …

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Spinners on song as India down Windies – Tourists beat WI by 93 runs, take 2-0 series lead

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda, July 1, (AFP): Effective spin bowling and indiscreet shot selection combined to give India an ultimately comfortable 93-run victory over the West Indies in a low-scoring third fixture of a five-match One-Day International series on Friday. Set a target of 252 at the Sir Vivian …

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Ruthless India cruise into semis – Woeful South Africa eliminated

LONDON, June 11, (AFP): India swept into the Champions Trophy semifinals and eliminated woeful South Africa as Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kholi inspired the holders’ eight-wicket victory on Sunday. Kohli’s side avoided the embarrassment of an early exit as they survived a do or die showdown to advance from Group …

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