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Pakistan end Australia's run

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Pakistan recorded an historic win over Australia on Saturday to bring the defending champs’ 34-match unbeaten run in the ICC Cricket World Cup to a halt.

The amazing unbeaten record dating back to 1999 was finally broken as the Pakistanis earned a hard-fought four-wicket win on an unpredictable surface at the refurbished R Premadasa Stadium in Khetterama.

Australia, who have won the last three World Cups during the run and were unbeaten in five matches in Group A in this tournament, were bowled out for 176.

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.

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