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Win over Pakistan gives Vettori hope


New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori wants his team to take inspiration from their win over Pakistan in the league for Friday's World Cup quarter-final against South Africa.

Afridi-inspired Pakistan storm into semifinals


Skipper Shahid Afridi led from the front as formidable Pakistan crushed the West Indies by 10 wickets to reach the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1999 on Wednesday.

India, England enter quarterfinals as Bangladesh crash out

Lonwabo Tsotsobe grabbed 3-14 on his World Cup debut as mighty South Africa sent Bangladesh crashing out of the tournament with a 206-run victory on Saturday.

Shakib apologises for Bangladesh World Cup exit

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan apologised to his nation's cricket-crazy fans after the Tigers crashed out of the World Cup in disgrace on Saturday.

Yunus axed as Grameen Bank chief

Bangladesh’s central bank said Wednesday it had removed Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from the post of managing director of microlender Grameen Bank, following allegations of irregularities in its operations. “We delivered a letter to Grameen Bank that Muhammad Yunus has been removed,” said central bank spokesman A.F.M. Asaduzzaman.

Bangla ’71 film renews old wounds

A Bangladeshi film about a love affair set in the country’s bloody 1971 liberation struggle against Pakistan has stirred up heated debate, prompting the distributor to pull it from cinemas.

In Dhaka, memories of ’07 erased

India exacted revenge of their shock loss to Bangladesh in the 2007 World Cup, with an 87-run mauling of the same opponents in the 2011 opener at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, near Dhaka, on Saturday.
A 175-run knock by swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag off 140 balls, inclusive of 14 hits to the fence and five over it, coupled with an unbeaten 100 by middle-order

India quarters on home pitch

Hosts India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will play their knockout matches at home if they advance to the quarterfinal stage of the World Cup, ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Friday. Mr Lorgat also said that if two host nations face each other, the side placed higher in the pre-tournament seeding will get preference, which means India will play all its knockout ties on home soil if they get past the preliminary stage.

WC: Crazy mix-up makes Tendulkar first man out

Indias batsman Virender Sehwag plays a shot off Bangladeshs bowler Abdur Razzak

Record-breaking Sachin Tendulkar was the first wicket to fall at the 2011 World Cup on Saturday when he was run-out following a crazy mix-up with opening partner Virender Sehwag against Bangladesh.

World Cup: India make 370-4 against Bangladesh

India made 370-4 against Bangladesh in the opening match of the World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium here on Saturday.

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