Sangakkara hits record fourth successive ODI ton

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday became the first player to score four successive one-day international centuries, setting a new record in a World Cup match against Scotland in Hobart. The prolific 37-year-old reached the landmark when he guided Kyle Coetzer to third man for two runs as the Sri Lankans raced to 237 for[…]

England to exit World Cup early; blame, criticism to follow

England’s pitiful performance at the Cricket World Cup has many critics wondering again how a country which invented the sport could have plummeted so far in elite international competition. It’s not the first time, obviously, and it’s not the only sport that provokes the question. Even so, England’s early exit, following a 15-run loss to[…]

England out of World Cup, Bangladesh into quarterfinals

The equation was simple enough for the England players. Win and you stay in, lose and Bangladesh goes through to the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals for the first time. They failed the exam, losing for the fourth time in five matches of a woeful World Cup campaign to slump out of contention with one Pool[…]

Ireland pushes Associates’ plea for fair deal at World Cup

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Ireland wants to deliver an emphatic message to the International Cricket Council when it plays World Cup champion India in a Pool B match on Tuesday. India is unbeaten in four matches and has already qualified for the quarterfinals, while Ireland has won three of its four matches and needs[…]