South Africa books quarterfinal place at Cricket World Cup

It took longer than expected to be completely sure, but South Africa’s cricketers finally booked a World Cup quarterfinal place with a victory in their last qualification match. One of the pre-tournament favorites, South Africa moved into second place in Pool B behind leading India with a 146-run win over the United Arab Emirates on[…]

Sangakkara retiring from ODIs in style at Cricket World Cup

Kumar Sangakkara’s record-setting performance at the Cricket World Cup just might help Sri Lanka move past its runner-up status at the last two tournaments. Sangakkara, who scored 124 runs on Wednesday against Scotland, became the first batsman to score hundreds in four consecutive one-day internationals. He combined with Tillakaratne Dilshan (104) in a 195-run, second-wicket[…]

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[…]

India wins 5th straight, continues World Cup transformation

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — India’s remarkable turnaround at the Cricket World Cup continued on Tuesday with a fifth consecutive win ensuring the defending champion will top its pool heading into the quarterfinals. India beat Ireland by eight wickets to remain unbeaten, a dramatic change after it entered the World Cup without a win in[…]