Dhoni removes dagger logo from keeping gloves

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246 total views, 1 views today   London (AFP) – India’s MS Dhoni took the field without a controversial dagger logo on his wicketkeeping gloves in Sunday’s World Cup game against Australia after being ordered to remove the symbol by cricket’s governing body. Dhoni’s gloves in the opening game against South Africa bore an apparent military insignia that breached rules laid down by the International Cricket Council. But a different pair of gloves appeared to conform with ICC regulations when India fielded after making 352 for five batting first against world champions…

Pakistan have no need to fear Australia says Hafeez

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276 total views, 1 views today Taunton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez has urged his side to take the confidence from their win over hosts England into their next World Cup match against champions Australia. The 38-year-old was Pakistan’s saviour in their sensational 14-run win over England in Nottingham, riding his luck on the way to a match-turning 84 off 62 balls. That helped Pakistan post a challenging total of 348-8 and set up a confidence-boosting win after they flopped badly in their opening seven-wicket defeat by the West…

India inflicts heavy defeat on Aussies

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330 total views, no views today To chants of “Ganpati bappa Morya”, by Indian fans, their team brought home a magnificent victory over defending World Cup champions Australia in their clash at the Kia Oval in London Sunday. The chant called on Hindu God Ganesh to make himself present and it seemed as if he was right there, as they decimated Australia to walk away with two vital points and remain unbeaten after their two matches at cricket’s showpiece. India set Australia a huge 353 runs for victory and was able…

Sri Lanka dodges Afghan bullet

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167 total views, 1 views today MAQTV STAFF (Reporting from England) Sri Lanka’s World Cup could have taken a turn for the worse had it not been for fast bowlers Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga and the experience of the Afghanistan batsmen. Set 187 runs to win the match off 41 overs at Cardiff, the Afghanistan team ran out of the blocks quickly reaching 32 without loss off four overs, before the experience of Pradeep and Malinga pegged them back, as they fell to 152 all out. The Afghanistan bowlers led by off-spinner…