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Tsotsobe, Peterson star in big SA win

Dhaka, Bangladesh – South Africa secured top spot in Group B of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and sent Bangladesh to the brink of elimination with a comprehensive 206-run thrashing of the co-hosts on Saturday.

South Africa’s win means India and England are also assured of quarter-final places. West Indies are also expected to secure a spot in the final eight as well. The Windies will play their final group match on Sunday against India.

Gibson: Grabbing our chances is the key

Chennai, India – “We haven’t beaten a top team in 20 months and we would like to do that. We had another opportunity against England and didn’t take it but we are getting closer.”

These are the words of West Indies Head Coach Ottis Gibson as his side gets ready for Sunday’s ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match against India.

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Bishoo fulfil's father's wish

Chennai, India – When Devendra Bishoo stepped onto the field for Thursday’s match against England it was the realisation of a dream for the young leg-spinner.

It was Bishoo’s first international match in West Indies colours and he also fulfilled the dream of his father. Bishoo’s father Mohanlal, died 17 years ago and his one dying wish was that his son would one day represent the West Indies.

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Sanga, Murali set up Lanka win

Mumbai, India – Kumar Sangakkara hit his first ICC Cricket World Cup century as his side enjoyed a comfortable 113-run win over New Zealand on Friday at the historic Wankhede Stadium.

On a memorable day for the Sri Lanka captain, Sangakkara hit an excellent 111 from 128 balls, putting on 144 runs with Mahela Jayawardena for the third wicket. During his innings he also passed 9 000 ODI runs.

Stirling gives Irish grand finale

Kolkata, India – Opener Paul Stirling made a superb 101 off 72 balls as Ireland ended their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 campaign on a high with an easy six-wicket win over the Netherlands on Friday.

The Dutch had posted a competitive 306 from their 50 overs on the back chiefly of 106 from Ryan ten Doeschate, who hit his second century of the tournament. He added 121 for the fourth wicket with skipper Peter Borren who cracked a career-best 84 on a good batting surface at the historic Eden Gardens.

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