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England win Women’s WC in thriller – India fall

LONDON, July 23, (AFP): Anya Shrubsole bowled England to a dramatic nine-run win over India in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. India, set 229 to win, were well on course for victory at 191 for three in front of a full house of more than 26,000. …

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Lanka make record run chase in thriller – Hosts tame Zimbabwe

COLOMBO, July 18, (AFP): Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne guided Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets Tuesday in a pulsating end to their one-off Test. A crucial 121-run sixth-wicket stand between Gunaratne (80 not out) and Dickwella (81) secured Sri Lanka’s best-ever run …

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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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