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Haddin, Watson keep Aussies unbeaten

Banguluru, India – Shane Watson and Brad Haddin were brilliant with the bat as Australia beat Canada by seven wickets to extend their unbeaten run in the ICC Cricket World Cup on Wednesday.

The pair put on 183, an Aussie World Cup record, as the defending champions moved to the top of Group A. Watson (94) and Haddin (88) pushed their side to 212-3 after they bowled out the Canadians for 211.

Sammy wants four wins in four

Chennai, India – West Indies will be looking to topple England in Thursday’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Group B match and make it four wins in a row. Speaking on Wednesday ahead of the match, skipper Darren Sammy said the Windies are not too worried about the fate of England.

The team’s focus was on winning the match and advancing to the quarter-finals First ball at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is 2.30 pm (5 am Eastern Caribbean Time/4 am Jamaica Time).

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Gibson confident WI can match England

Chennai, India – A confident West Indies will go in search of their fourth win on the trot and a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup when they battle old rivals England here Thursday. The Caribbean side have found themselves in a winning grove ever since losing their opening game of the campaign to South Africa three weeks ago, scoring handsome victories over the Netherlands, Bangladesh and Ireland.
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Pollard: I have confidence

Chennai, India – West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard believes the team has the capability of beating England on Thursday and advancing to the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

Speaking to a packed media gallery, the 23-year-old said he was confident as the two sides prepare for the Group B encounter at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.

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Duminy hits 99 as Proteas advance

Kolkata, India – JP Duminy made a superb 99 to help South Africa to a massive win over Ireland and book a place in the quart-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

The left-hander beat his previous World Cup best of 42 as he led his side to 273 off their 50 over on Tuesday at the historic Eden Gardens.

Duminy missed a deserved hundred while unselfishly trying to hit a big six runs for his team. In the last over of the South African innings, the 26-year-old, on 99, skied the ball as Kevin O’Brien ran back to complete a stunning.

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