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[…]

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[…]

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[…]