An opportunity, not revenge for Sammy

The only two times Darren Sammy played Tests against Bangladesh were during the 2-0 defeat in 2009. But earlier this year, he was at the helm when the Tigers were shot out for 58 runs.
Despite the World Cup West Indies would be willing to reverse those Test defeats but are not yet calling this series their shot at revenge. “It’s never about revenge. It’s about making full use of the

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Pakistan outplay Windies to storm into semis

Dhaka: Pakistan thrashed West Indies by ten wickets to move into the World Cup semi-finals here at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Wednesday.
Chasing an easy target of 113 runs, openers Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez completed the Pakistan victory without being separated, in just 20.5 overs

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Afridi leaves Imran behind

It is still too early to think that Shahid Afridi can emulate Imran Khan by leading Pakistan to their second World Cup trophy, but he did at least one thing better than his legendary countryman on Wednesday.
With his 4-30 against the West Indies in the first quarter-final, Afridi overtook Imran to become Pakistan’s most successful bowler in a single World Cup as his tally in the ongoing tournament

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WC set for knock-out stage

Pakistan take on Windies today
The much-anticipated knock-out phase of the World Cup is set for a cracking start as unpredictable Pakistan take on a youthful West Indian side in the first quarter-final in Dhaka today.
More than a semi-final place will be at stake for Pakistan, who missed out on a second-round place in the last World Cup and has since been plagued by many controversies including a

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Pak, Windies in city to play first quarterfinals

Dhaka: Pakistan and West Indies teams arrived in Dhaka on Monday evening to take part in the first quarter-final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on March 23. Pakistan team led by the mercurial all-rounder Shahid Afridi arrived in the capital directly from Sri Lanka. They will practice at the Mirpur stadium from 2pm to 5pm on

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West Indies team to get ‘state-level’ security

The security personnel have spread a safety blanket ranking to ‘state-level’ for the West Indies team in an attempt to ensure a hassle free quarter-final match of the Cricket World Cup 2011 tomorrow, officials confirmed.
To avoid repetition of the embarrassing March 4 like incident, the security experts are asked to

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We had a point to prove: Sammy

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy said they deserved to be treated as a better team than Bangladesh despite their recent drop in ranking and defeat to the Tigers on home soil.
West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for their lowest ever total of 58 runs before completing a nine-wicket victory inside 13 overs, which Sammy hoped would end the comparison between the

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