The first hundred of Maxwell's 102 runs came off 51 balls, just one shy of the record for the quickest World Cup century, and he shared a 160-run partnership with Shane Watson, who hit 67 to celebrate his recall to the team. ...More
Safe South Africa. Precariously placed Pakistan. It could not be a better prospect. With one of the tournament favourites already looking to the knockouts and the other desperate to get there, Eden Park could see a clash of a strategies which could make for a sensational contest.
The BCCI has officially responded to the controversy surrounding Virat Kohli by saying it had asked him to maintain the dignity of the Indian team at all times, and avoid any such behaviour in the future. The incident on Tuesday involved Kohli abusing an Indian reporter, which later transpired to ...More
The right-handed opener, who looked desperately out of touch early in his innings, managed to somehow push, flick and caress his way to 93 as he and Haris Sohail put on 160 runs for the second wicket.
Hashim Amla hit his highest one-day score with a majestic 159 and Faf du Plessis grabbed a century to drive the Proteas to 411 for four before Ireland, despite some stiff resistance from their middle and lower orders, were dismissed for 210.
It was the second match in a row after their victory over West Indies on Friday that South Africa had breached the 400-run mark and their 411 for four was the second highest tally in any World Cup match.
Predictable as the tournament may have become in some ways, you cannot say you expected to read that. Ireland have also bucked the trend in Australia by chasing a tough target successfully under lights against UAE, one of just two successful pursuits in that part of the draw (the other being India' ...More