‘Unbelievable feeling, we said we wanted to play our best game towards the end of the tournament’ ‘We delivered on the biggest stage’ Australian captain Michael Clarke is chaired on the shoulders of teammates after winning the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Australia's players said they had saved their best performance until the end of the tournament after beating New Zealand by seven wickets with more than 16 overs to spare in the ... Rediff.com, 12 hours ago
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Aaron Finch of Australia bats. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday's final at his home ground. - The Cricket World Cup like never before, only on Rediff.com Finch hit an uncharacteristically scrappy 81 in a match-winning partnership of 182 with Steve Smith as Australia beat India by 95 runs on Thursday to set up a ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago Australia trounce New Zealand for fifth World Cup Rediff.com, 13 hours ago PHOTOS: Blues overpowered Golds at SCG, but it wasn't enough! Rediff.com, 3 days ago PHOTOS: Uniquely dressed fans add novelty to World Cup Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Happy 60th Birthday, Bruce Willis. It’s hard to believe Bruce Willis is 60. Sure, he occasionally looks older, but there is that twinkle in his eye -- that twinkle we remember from Moonlighting and the twinkle he flashed scene-stealingly in his Ocean’s Twelve cameo -- that youthfully glosses over the numbers. Sitting down to list his 10 best films, I was stunned by the variety of roles, the willingness to experiment and the unpredictability with which he embraced the memorable.Rediff.com, 1 week ago
South Africa’s Imran Tahir celebrates dismissing Thisara Perera of Sri Lanka during the World Cup quarter-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) South Africa stormed into the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday and nobody was more pleased than their Pakistan-born spinner Imran Tahir, who was delighted to perform for his adopted country. Tahir, who turns 36 later this month, claimed 4-26 to mow down Sri Lanka's middle order in the quarter-final ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago World Cup PHOTOS: Tahir, Duminy spin South Africa into semis Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Consistency is a word unknown to Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh with team mates. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images In the backdrop of the 2015 ODI World Cup, there is a raging debate going on about the ability and indeed participation of the associate nations in a quadrennial tournament such as this. While Ireland, Afghanistan, Scotland and the UAE are currently taking no prisoners in their respective matches, spotlight is on Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to impress upon everyone ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images Pakistan’s star all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez denied Indian media reports which quote him as saying that the team’s chief selector Moin Khan and coach Waqar Younis are sidelining captain Misbah-ul Haq. Asked to comment on the Press Trust of India report, a clueless Hafeez told the Dawn: “I have not said anything like this. This is propaganda aimed at maligning the Pakistan team. Click here to read more Mohammad ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘Time to look for a fresh set of bowlers’ ‘It just wasn't penetrative enough and it didn't look as if they wanted to take 20 wickets’ ‘Every single time Kohli came out to bat it seemed he was going to score a hundred’ Mohammed Shami (C) of India celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Joe Burns of Australia. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images Coming down heavily on the Indian bowling attack in Australia, former captain Sunil ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Pitches did not break up as much as expected: Smith Rediff.com, 2 months ago It's not correct to say that bowlers are struggling, says Shami Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Serena Williams of the United States plays a forehand in her semifinal match against Madison Keys. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Top seed Serena Williams beat fellow American Madison Keys 7-6(5), 6-2 to reach the Australian Open final on Thursday. Why fear looms over the old serve and volley game Female tennis stars and their locker room dairies... Williams will now face Maria Sharapova for the title after the Russian second seed beat compatriot Ekaterina Makarova earlier on Rod ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Foiled again, Sharapova feels Serena breakthrough closer Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘I want to build on that for the next match and I want to try to impose myself as much as I can’ ‘I've progressed a lot since then ... and I am going to really kind of take it to her, go for my shots’ Eugenie Bouchard of Canada hits a return. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Eugenie Bouchard will spend Monday 'cramming' for one of the toughest exams of her fledgling career when she faces second seed Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open quarter-finals. TEMPTING! ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘Don’t think I did anything wrong honestly. I wanted to go to India. I wanted to go back to Switzerland for Christmas’ ‘I practised as hard as I possibly could. Sure, the year ended late, but one week later than normal. At the end of the day, I'm confident that what I did was the right thing’ Roger Federer of Switzerland leaves the court after losing his third round match against Andreas Seppi of Italy. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images A late end to last ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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