Aussies lift record fifth World Cup

Melbourne: Australia on Sunday clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final ODI appearance. After the bowlers produced a clinical performance skittling out New Zealand for 183, the stage was set for the [Full Article...]

Starc named player of the tournament

Melbourne: Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was on Sunday named as the player of the ICC Cricket World Cup after leading the wicket-takers chart with 22 scalps in eight matches. The 25-year-old Starc was the unanimous choice of a select group of experts following his sensational form that helped guide his side to its fifth title in 11 tournaments. The left-arm pacer averaged 10.18 [Full Article...]

Gutsy NZ take on mighty Aussies in final

Melbourne: It will be the biggest day in the history of Trans-Tasman cricketing rivalry when four-time champions Australia will be pitted against a highly committed bunch from New Zealand in the final of the cricket World Cup at the iconic MCG here on Sunday. New Zealand, who have qualified for the summit clash for the first time in 11 editions, will take on Australia [Full Article...]

We give ourselves a 50-50 chance: McCullum

Melbourne: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Sunday gave his gritty side a 50-50 chance in the World Cup summit clash against Australia on Sunday and said the Black Caps will relish the big occasion and the big stadium that awaits them here. “…it’s been the greatest time of our lives. It’s been an amazing trip. We dreamt right from the start and to [Full Article...]

‘My legacy is what my teammates think of me’

Clarke to bid adieu from ODI after WC final Melbourne: Michael Clarke, one of the Australia’s most inspirational captains, will retire from ODI cricket after the World Cup summit clash against New Zealand at the iconic MCG here on Sunday. Clarke, who is just four days short of his 34th birthday, has played 244 ODIs till now scoring 7907 runs at an average of [Full Article...]

10-men Lajong rally to hold Sporting

SHILLONG: Shillong Lajong FC rallied to hold Sporting Club de Goa 1-1 in a Hero I-League match at the Fatorda stadium in Margao on Saturday despite being reduced to ten men in the 50th minute. Trinidad & Tobago duo of Cornell Glen and Anthony Wolfe scored a goal each for Shillong Lajong FC and Sporting Club de Goa respectively. The Flaming Oranje had an early lead [Full Article...]

Bencherifa big fan of Jackie and Seitya

Bencherifa big fan of Jackie and Seitya SHILLONG: Royal Wahingdoh FC’s Jackichand Singh and Seityasen Singh surely have fans beyond the city and North East. Praising RWFC’s style of play, Pune FC coach Karim Bencherifa said he was a big fan of Jackie and Seitya. “For the last four to five years RWFC have done very well. I still remember the year when RWFC beat Mohun Bagan and others in the [Full Article...]

Royals look to turn tables on Pune

SHILLONG: Royal Wahingdoh FC will look to do all it can to be among points when it takes on Pune FC in a Round 13 Hero I-League match at the JN Stadium here at 4.30 PM on Sunday. Salgaocar SC’s 3-1 win over Mumbai at Margao on Saturday pushed the Goan side to the fourth spot with 14 points while the Royals dropped to [Full Article...]