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Afridi bowls Pakistan to 11-run win

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Pakistan overcame a shoddy display on the field to beat Sri Lanka by 11 runs in a Group A match in ICC Cricket World Cup match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

Leading the charge for Pakistan was inspirational skipper Shahid Afridi who picked 4-34 to lead his side to the win. Pakistan posted 277-7 in their 50 overs and Sri Lanka were limited to 266-9 from 50 overs.

ICC outlines ballot for World Cup tickets

Bangalore, India – The International Cricket Council announced the process for the public sale of tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-finals in Colombo and Mohali on March 29 and 30, respectively and the final to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2.

When the tickets were initially programmed to go on sale on February 21 the demand was so great that the website was overloaded.

Dwayne Bravo out of World Cup

New Delhi, India– Following an injury to his left knee West Indies Vice Captain Dwayne Bravo is expected to be out of cricket action for a minimum of four weeks and will miss the remainder of the West Indies Cricket World Cup campaign.

The right-handed all rounder sustained the injury while fielding to his own bowling in Thursday’s CWC match against South Africa at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

He had an MRI scan on his injured left knee which revealed a sprain of his anterior cruciate ligament and tear of the knee cartilage.

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Sammy looks at positives after defeat

Delhi, India – West Indies captain Darren Sammy is not looking for any excuses after Thursday night’s defeat against South Africa in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 opener against South Africa. The skipper outlined that they did not bat as well as they could have and missed a few half-chances that could have changed the match at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

de Villiers ton hurts Windies

Delhi, India – West Indies opened their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 on the losing end as they succumbed to South Africa by seven wickets on Thursday night at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

The Windies were outplayed at the Proteas looked efficient in all departments. A.B. de Villiers hit a superb unbeaten 107 as South Africa easily reached 223-3 off 42.5 overs, to win with more than seven overs to spare. De Villiers played shots to all parts of the field and hit eight boundaries and two sixes off 105 balls to seal the victory.

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