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Peterson does it for SA in thriller

Nagpur, India – Tail-ender Robin Peterson broke Indian hearts by blasting 16 runs off the final over to hand South Africa a thrilling three-wicket win over the co-hosts in the World Cup on Saturday.

Chasing 297 and needing 13 off the last six balls, Peterson (18 not out) hoisted a six and hit two fours to edge the Proteas to victory with two balls left – silencing a passionate home crowd. The result took South Africa to third spot in Group B behind India and West Indies.

Bangladesh stun struggling England

Chittagong, Bangladesh – Two unheralded Bangladeshi tail-enders with ice in their veins played the innings of their lives to subject England to yet another giant-killing act on Friday.

Shafiul Islam (24) and Mahmudullah (21) defied the nerve-jangling pressure to forge an unbeaten 58-run ninth wicket stand to complete a two-wicket Group B victory that even their captain did not think they could pull off.

Smith steps up when it matters

Mohali, India – West Indies opener Devon Smith spoke about the joy he felt after making his maiden One-Day International century in the Windies victory over Ireland on Friday.

The confident left-hander made a determined 107 to surpass his previous career-best of 91 off 76 balls, made against South Africa in Johannesburg three years ago.

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Pollard: This is a stepping stone

Mohali, India – Kieron Pollard’s amazing 94 off 55 balls against Ireland was a superb match-winning knock for West Indies but also a personal triumph.

The 23-year-old six-footer performed his heroics ion the bottom of the Winides innings and boosted the total to 275 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.

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Pollard powers Windies to win over Irish

Mohali, India – West Indies played excellent allround cricket to beat Ireland by 44 runs in their ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match at the Punjab Cricket Association Ground on Friday.

The victory took the Windies to six points from four matches as they moved closer to a spot in the quarter-finals. Put into bat on a fresh surface at the early morning start, West Indies made 275 off 50 overs and then bowled out the Irish for 231 to win by 44 runs and move to second spot in the group.

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