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World Cup Final, AUS vs SL: Australia lift World Cup 2007
Australia lifted the World Cup trophy for a record third successive time after claiming victory over Sri Lanka in a rain-shortened final on Saturday.



World Cup Final, AUS vs SL: Glenn McGrath aims to bounce Jayasuriya
Australian war-horse Glenn McGrath has declared that he will have one final crack at his old rival Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka as the two face off in the World Cup final on Saturday at Barbados.



Second Semi Final, AUS vs SA: Australia ousts South Africa
Australia thrashed South Africa in the World Cup semi-final in St Lucia and will now meet Sri Lanka in a re-match of the 1996 final on Saturday.



Second Semi Final, AUS vs SA: South Africa get second shot at Australia
South Africa will be hoping it's a case of second time lucky when they go up against the all conquering Australians in the second semi final today.



First Semi Final, SL vs NZ: Murali spins Sri Lanka into World Cup final
Captain Mahela Jayawardene s maiden World Cup hundred coupled with a mesmerising four for 31 by off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan powered Sri Lanka to an emphatic 81 run victory against New Zealand in the first semi-final at Jamaica on Tuesday.



First Semi Final, SL vs NZ: Bond and Oram set to return for semi-finals
Fast bowler Shane Bond and giant all-rounder Jacob Oram are scheduled to return to the New Zealand side for Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka in Jamaica.



Super 8, Match 24, ENG vs WI: Lara bows out in a dramatic loss
Kevin Pietersen and Paul Nixon spoiled Brian Lara's farewell to international cricket as England snatched a dramatic one-wicket win over West Indies.



Super 8, Match 23, AUS vs NZ: Massive win for Aussies
Australia continued their ominous form to beat New Zealand by 215 runs in the final Super 8 match for both teams.



Super 8, Match 23, AUS vs NZ: New Zealand set to put Australian attack under pressure
New Zealand plan to put the Australian attack under the sort of pressure on Friday they have faced only twice in the World Cup since losing 3-0 to the Kiwis in the Chappell-Hadlee series this year.



Super 8, Match 22, WI vs BAN: West Indies beat Bangladesh
Ramnaresh Sarwan scored 91 not out as the West Indies beat Bangladesh by 99 runs in the Super Eight stage of the Cricket World Cup.



Super 8, Match 22, WI vs BAN: West Indies play for pride against Bangladesh
Two-time World Cup champion West Indies will be playing for little more than pride when it takes on Bangladesh.



Super 8, Match 21, SL vs IRL: Sri Lanka bowls down Ireland
Sri Lanka cruised to an eight-wicket win over Ireland in the teams' last World Cup Super 8s match on Wednesday, easily passing a lowly victory total.



Super 8, Match 21, SL vs IRL: Sri Lanka take on resurgent Ireland
Sri Lanka could rest at least one of their still potent but now aging bowlers Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan for their final Super Eights match against Ireland on Wednesday.



Super 8, Match 20, SA vs ENG: South Africa beat England, enter semis
South Africa booked the last available semi-final berth with a crushing 9-wicket victory over England in their final Super Eights match in Barbados.



Super 8, Match 20, SA vs ENG: England, South Africa chase last semifinal spot
The South Africans call it a World Cup quarter-final. England has another chance it didn't expect.



Super 8, Match 19, AUS vs SL: 26 and not out for Aussies
Australia wrapped up a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Grenada.



Super 8, Match 19, AUS vs SL: Sri Lanka take on Australia to assert supremacy
Sri Lanka will enjoy conditions equivalent to a home match in Monday's World Cup Super Eights clash with world champions Australia under a hot sun on a slow pitch at the Grenada National Stadium.



Super 8, Match 18, BAN vs IRL: Ireland beat Bangladesh by 74 runs
Ireland ended Bangladesh's slim hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals with a 74-run victory in a Super Eights match on Sunday.



Super 8, Match 18, BAN vs IRL: Ireland see spin threat in Bangladesh
Ireland will be looking for their first Super Eight points as they take on Bangladesh in Barbados on Sunday.



Super 8, Match 17, SA vs NZ: New Zealand beat South Africa by 5 wickets
New Zealand were too strong for an uncertain South Africa side, winning by five wickets with 10 balls left.



Super 8, Match 17, SA vs NZ: New Zealand hope to rise against South Africa
New Zealand hope to return to its winning ways against South Africa in a Group Eight clash of the Cricket World Cup here on Saturday.



Super 8, Match 16, AUS vs IRL: Australia beat Ireland by 9 wickets
Australia wrapped up a convincing nine-wicket victory over Ireland in their Super 8 match, reaching their target of 92 in just 12 overs.



Super 8, Match 16, AUS vs IRL: Ireland hope just to avoid annihilation against Australia
Ireland coach Adrian Birrell said his World Cup rookies would be looking chiefly to avoid an annihilation by world champions Australia in their Super Eights match on Friday.



Super 8, Match 15, SL vs NZ: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
Sri Lanka ended New Zealand's unbeaten World Cup run and moved to within sight of the last four with a comfortable six-wicket Super 8 victory in Grenada.



Super 8, Match 15, SL vs NZ: Malinga out of New Zealand match
Lasith Malinga, the leading bowler at the World Cup, has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's Super Eights clash against New Zealand on Thursday with an ankle injury.



Super 8, Match 14, ENG vs BAN: England beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets
England produced a hugely disappointing batting performance as they struggled to a four-wicket win over Bangladesh.



Super 8, Match 13, SA vs WI: West Indies won the toss and elected to field
West Indies have decided to bowl first after winning the toss against South Africa in a must-win Super 8 game of the World Cup at National Cricket Stadium,Grenada.



Super 8, Match 13, SA vs WI: West Indies face South Africa in a must win super 8 game in Grenada
West Indies meet South Africa in a must win Super Eight game in Grenada on Tuesday to keep their hopes alive of staying in contentions for a semi-final berth of the World Cup.



Super 8, Match 12, NZ vs IRL: New Zealand beat Ireland by 129 runs
Brothers Niall and Kevin O'Brien shared a 75-run stand but Ireland lost to New Zealand by 129 runs



Super 8, Match 11, AUS vs ENG: Australia beat England by 7 wickets
New Zealand coach John Bracewell is wary of the challenge of World Cup debutants Ireland on Monday because they are a mirror image of his own team.



Super 8, Match 11, AUS vs ENG: Australia beat England by 7 wickets
Australia cruised to comfortable seven-wicket win over England in Antigua despite a maiden World Cup century for Kevin Pietersen in Antigua.



Super 8, Match 11, AUS vs ENG: Australia ready to shatter England's hopes
Rampant Australia take on struggling England in the World Cup Super Eights on Sunday knowing a victory could severely damage their old rivals' chances of making the semi-finals.



Super 8, Match 10, SA vs BAN: Bangladesh beat South Africa by 67 runs
Bangladesh outplayed the mighty South Africa and notched up their third victory of the World Cup, and their first of the Super Eight stage at Guyana on Saturday.



Super 8, Match 10, SA vs BAN: Young and confident Bangladesh worry Smith
Bangladeshs youthful confidence has given South African captain Graeme Smith cause for concern ahead of their World Cup Super Eights match in Georgetown on Saturday.



Super 8, Match 9, ENG vs SL: Sri Lanka defeat England by 2 runs
Sri Lanka has won a thrilling match against England by 2 runs. Both Paul Nixon and Ravi Bopara stood on the crease to bring England closer to the target that at one point seemed invincible. It was only on the last delivery when England required 3 runs to win that Bopara was bowled out by Dilhara Fernando.



Super 8, Match 9, ENG vs SL: Confident Sri Lanka to take fresh guard versus England
Sri Lanka will not dwell on last year's 5-0 series sweep in England when the teams meet again in a World Cup Super Eights match on Wednesday



Greg Chappell resigns as Indian cricket coach
Days after India crashed out of the World Cup, coach Greg Chappell on Wednesday resigned from his post.



South Africa memorial service for Bob Woolmer
A memorial service for murdered Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer will be held in South Africa today.



Super 8, Match 8, SA vs IRL: South Africa sweeps Ireland aside
South Africa swept aside Ireland in a cricket World Cup Super 8s match on Tuesday, passing the underdog's rain-affected target of 160 with seven wickets and 21 balls to spare.



Super 8, Match 8, SA vs IRL: South Africa keen to bag two points from Ireland match
Worlds top ranked side South Africa, are keen to avoid upset against debutants Ireland in Tuesdays Super 8 match in Guyana as the team is determined not to lose focus against a lesser side in world cricket.



Super 8, Match 7, NZ vs BAN: New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets
New Zealand won the won the match against Bangladesh by 9 wickets. The Kiwis moved to an easy win against Bangladesh as both Stephen Fleming and Hamish Marshall hammered Bangladeshi bowlers all over the ground.



Super 8, Match 7, NZ vs BAN: New Zealand not going to take Bangladesh lightly
Seeking to clinch a World Cup semifinal berth, New Zealand is not going to take minnows Bangladesh lightly when the two sides face against each other in the Super Eight Series match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Monday.



Super 8, Match 6, WI vs SL: Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 113 runs
Sri Lanka outplayed West Indies to condemn the hosts to their third defeat in three matches in the World Cup.



Super 8, Match 6, WI vs SL: Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan set for intriguing battle
Sparks are bound to fly when West Indies skipper Brian Lara bats against ace Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in a World Cup Super Eights match on Sunday.



Super 8, Match 5, AUS vs BAN: Australia beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets
Australia won the match against Bangladesh by 10 wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St Johns Antigua on Saturday.



Super 8, Match 5, AUS vs BAN: Bangladesh make super eight debut against Australia
Defending champions Australia will look to extend their 4-match winning streak in the World Cup against Bangladesh in their second Super 8 encounter in Antigua on Saturday.



Super 8, Match 4, ENG vs IRL: England Beat Ireland in a lacklustre win
Another significant middle-order innings from Paul Collingwood and Andrew Flintoff's best all-round performance of this Cricket World Cup helped England start its Super 8s campaign with a 48-run win over Ireland.



Super 8, Match 4, ENG vs IRL: England wary of debutants Ireland in Super 8
England are wary of giant-killers and debutants Ireland as the two meet in the first Super Eight game of the World Cup in Guyana on Friday.



Super 8, Match 3, WI vs NZ: New Zealand beat West Indies by 7 wickets
New Zealand defeated West Indies by 7 wickets in a match that looked one sided right from the start. Scott Styris and Craig McMillan completed the proceedings for New Zealand. Styris made a credible 80 runs from 90 balls and McMillan made 33 runs from 57 balls.



Breakthrough on Woolmer inquiry images
The detective leading the investigation into the murder of Bob Woolmer disclosed last night that closed-circuit television images clearly identify people entering and leaving his hotel corridor on the night he died.



Super 8, Match 2, SA vs SL: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 1 wicket
South Africa clinched a nail biter on Wednesday as they claimed victory by just one wicket.



Super 8, Match 2, SA vs SL: Cricket pitch mystery for South Africa and Sri Lanka
South Africa and Sri Lanka will be entering new territory when they meet in a World Cup Super Eight match at the Guyana National Stadium.



Super 8, Match 1, AUS vs WI: Australia beat West Indies by 103 runs
Rain has played spoilsport in the first super eight clash between the host West Indies and the world champions Australia. Match will now resume on the scheduled reserve day with West Indies needing to score 323 runs to win from 50 overs.



Super 8, Match 1, AUS vs WI: Lara will be targeted by confident Australia
Australia will see Brian Lara as the main hurdle in their race towards an unprecedented third successive World Cup title when they meet West Indies in the first of the second stage matches on Tuesday.



Dravid takes responsibility for India's poor show
Captain Rahul Dravid has taken responsibility for India's cricket World Cup failure but says resigning the captaincy was not an issue.



Group B, Match 6, BAN vs BER: Bangladesh beat Bermuda by 7 wickets
Bangladesh defeated Bermuda by seven wickets to march into the Super Eight stage of the 9th World Cup at Queens Park Oval Trinidad on Sunday.



Group B, Match 6, BAN vs BER: Bangladesh needs to beat Bermuda to enter super eight
Bangladesh are all set to advance into the Super Eight stage of the World Cup, as all they need to do is beat Bermuda in the final Group match in Trinidad on Sunday.



Group A, Match 6, AUS vs SA: Australia clinch victory against South Africa
Australia won the match against South Africa by 83 runs in an impressive fashion. The mighty Australians seemed to be back in their full flow as wickets after wickets tumbled and South Africa was given no opportunity to make a come back in the match. Proteas looked unnerved and fumbled to the huge target of 378 runs.



Group C, Match 6, ENG vs KEN: England beat Kenya by 7 wickets
England marched their way into the Super 8s when they beat Kenya by 7 wickets on Saturday. The English achieved the target of 178 runs with 60 balls to spare. Ed Joyce and Pietersen chipped in with half-centuries to take England to a comprehensive win.



Group A, Match 6, AUS vs SA: Australia take on South Africa in the clash of titans
Some of the biggest hitters in the World Cup will take aim at the short Warner Park boundaries on Saturday in the final Group A match between Australia and South Africa.



Group C, Match 6, ENG vs KEN: England, Kenya battle for Super Eights
England battle Kenya for a place in the Super Eights on Saturday with both sides hoping their troops can remain focused after the tragic news that Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer had been murdered.



Woolmer body to be kept in Jamaica
The body of murdered Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer will stay in Jamaica until an inquest is held into his death, police have said.



Two Pak players ordered to stay back in Jamaica
The investigation into Bob Woolmer's murder took an unexpected turn on Friday with the Jamaican authorities ordering two of the Pakistani players to stay back while an inquest was conducted, local media has reported.



Group D, Match 5, WIN vs IRE: West Indies beat Ireland by 8 wickets
Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck an impressive unbeaten century as World Cup hosts West Indies beat surprise package Ireland by eight wickets in the final Group D match at Sabina Park on Friday.



Group B, Match 5, IND vs SL: Sri Lanka beat India by 69 runs
The Indians failed to chase a target of 255 runs set by the Sri Lankans which practically knocks them off the charts for the remainder of the World Cup. When it was most required, the famed Indian batting line-up failed to deliver and the entire team was bundled away for 185 runs.



Group B, Match 5, IND vs SL: India-Sri Lanka critical match today
India faces Sri Lanka in a critical Group B match of the ICC World Cup at Port of Spain on Friday.



Group D, Match 5, WIN vs IRE: West Indies, Ireland clash takes on added significance
A match that was expected to be the low-key finale to Group D between hosts West Indies and associate nation Ireland on Friday has taken on more significance with both teams already through to the Super 8s and aiming to take points with them.



Group C, Match 5, NZ vs CAN: Fastest 50 record for McCullum as Kiwis win
Wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum smashed the fastest ever World Cup fifty off just 20 balls as New Zealand beat Canada by 114 runs.



Group A, Match 5, SCO vs NET: Emphatic eight-wicket win for Netherlands
The Netherlands won the battle for third place in Group A with an emphatic eight-wicket success over Scotland.



Woolmer was strangulated to death
In a shocking revelation, Radio Jamaica has claimed that Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer could have been strangulated. The report was broadcast on the radio citing police sources.



Group D, Match 5, PAK vs ZIM: Pakistan earn consolation victory; Ireland through
Pakistan paid tribute to former coach Bob Woolmer with a 93-run victory over Zimbabwe under the Duckworth-Lewis method at a rainy Sabina Park.



Group B, Match 4, SL vs BAN: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 198 runs
Sri Lanka took command of Group B with a commanding 198-run victory over Bangladesh under the D/L method.



Group B, Match 4, SL vs BAN: Jayawardene wary of Tigers
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has urged his team-mates to show full respect to Bangladesh in today's World Cup clash in Port of Spain.



Group D, Match 5, PAK vs ZIM: Inzamam wants to win for late coach
Inzamam-ul-Haq will lead Pakistan for one more match, and has vowed to win it for Bob Woolmer.



Woolmers death murder suspected
The mystery behind the death of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer deepened as the initial autopsy remained inconclusive and Pakistan team's media manager hinted at murder.



Group C, Match 4, NZ vs KEN: New Zealand beat Kenya by 148 runs
Ross Taylor hit a half-century before being struck down with a hamstring strain in New Zealand's 331 for seven against Kenya in a World Cup Group C match on Tuesday.



Group A, Match 4, SA vs SCO: South Africa beat Scotland by 7 wickets
South Africa won the match against Scotland by 7 wickets. It took Proteas 23.2 overs to achieve the target of 187 runs given to them by the Scots.



Pakistan Selectors Resign En Masse
Pakistan's national cricket selectors have resigned en masse following the team's disastrous World Cup campaign, which ended before the Super Eight stage.



Mystery Surrounds Around Pakistan Coach Bob Woolmers Death
The circumstances surrounding Bob Woolmer's death are likely to become clearer with a post mortem scheduled to begin later on Tuesday.



Woolmer death draws out foul play rumours
Though the Pakistan Cricket Board insists that team coach Robert Woolmer died of a massive heart attack, it is being speculated in cricketing circles that he could have been killed to cover up match-fixing by the Pakistani team.



Group C, Match 4, NZ vs KEN: New Zealand set to rotate squad for Kenya match
New Zealand are expected to rotate their squad as they look to progress to the World Cup Super Eights with a win over Group C rivals Kenya on Tuesday.



Group A, Match 4, SA vs SCO: South Africa focus on Scots before big test
Top-ranked South Africa would want to be as ruthless as possible against minnows Scotland before taking on bitter rivals Australia in their crunch World Cup test.



Group B, Match 3, IND vs BER: India beat Bermuda by 257 runs
India plundered Bermuda to claim victory by highest run margin and also achieved the highest total with the bat in the World Cup. Bermuda was bundled out for 156 runs.



Group D, Match 3, WI vs ZIM: West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
Put in to bat by West Indies skipper Brian Lara, Zimbabwe posted 202 for five after 50 overs in the Group D encounter at Jamaica on Monday.



Group B, Match 3, IND vs BER: India face Bermuda in do or die match
India and Bermuda play their Group B match at the Queens Park Oval in Trinidad on Monday.



Group D, Match 3, WI vs ZIM: West Indies seeks spot in Super Eight
West Indies will look to seal a Super 8 spot when they take on lowly Zimbabwe in a Group D match at the Sabina Park here on Monday.



Inzamam announces retirement from ODI Cricket
Following coach Bob Woolmer's death, Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced his retirement from one day cricket.



Group A, Match 3, AUS vs NET: Australia beat Netherlands by 229 runs
Defending Champions Australia thrashed the Netherlands by 229 runs in a Group A match at Besseterre, St Kitts on Sunday.



Group C, Match 3, ENG vs CAN: England beat Canada by 51 runs
Put in to bat by Canada John Davison, England finished at 279 for six in their stipulated 50 overs in their Group C encounter at St Lucia on Sunday.



Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer dies during World Cup
Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer died in the University hospital at Kinsgston on Sunday. Though the circumstances of his death are still unknown, he was found unconscious in the hotel room.



Day of upsets, India and Pakistan feel the heat
Ireland beat Pakistan and Bangladesh beat India on St Patrick's Day.



Group B, Match 2, IND vs BAN: Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets
Bangladesh sealed a famous five-wicket victory against India with a thrilling performance in Trinidad.



Group D, Match 2, PAK vs IRL: Ireland send Pakistan crashing out
Ireland produced one of the greatest victories in cricket's rich history by beating Pakistan on St Patrick's Day amid unbelievable tension in Jamaica.



Group B, Match 2, IND vs BAN: India wary of Bangladesh
When India meet Bangladesh for the first time in a World Cup today at the Trinidad Queens Park Oval, they will give respect to their neighbours, for Bangladesh has the knack of pullig off surprises when it matters most. Though Bangladesh have only beaten India once in 14 meetings, their defeat of Australia at Cardiff in 2005 and success over New Zealand last week suggest they are steadily improving and are not incapable of upsetting the more fancied side.



Group D, Match 2, PAK vs IRL: Pakistan under pressure
Pakistan will be under pressure to deliver a clinical performance against Ireland in Saturday's Group D match at Sabina Park, because if they lose they are almost certainly out of the World Cup.



Herschelle Gibbs Hits Sixes Record at Cup
South African Gibbs hit six sixes in an over, the first ever in a cricket international, as his team dominated the Netherlands in the World Cup group stage match.



Group C, Match 2, ENG vs NZ: New Zealand beat England by 6 wickets
Scott Styris and Jacob Oram guided New Zealand to a convincing win against the erratic England.



Group A, Match 2, SA vs NE: South Africa beat Netherlands by 221 runs
South Africa registered a thumping 221 run victory over Netherlands in a Group A encounter at St Kitts on Friday.



Group B, Match 1, SL vs BER: Sri Lanka beat Bermuda by 243 runs
Sri Lanka defeated Bermuda by 243 runs at Port of Spain, Trinidad on Thursday.



Group D, Match 2, ZIM vs IRL: Ireland, Zimbabwe play out thrilling tie
The Group D encounter between Zimbabwe and debutantes Ireland ended in a thrilling draw at Sabina Park, Jamaica on Thursday.