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Russell stars but Windies lose by 18

Chennai, India – Andre Russell turned in a superb allround performance but it was not enough to provide West Indies with a victory over England in their ICC Cricket World Cup match on Thursday.

Russell took four wickets as the Windies bowled out England for 243, and then made 49 off 46 balls in his side’s total of 225 as England won by 18 runs in a thriller.

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Bishoo makes debut as WI field first

Chennai, India – Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo made his One-Day International debut for West Indies on Thursday as England won the toss and decided to bat first in the all-important Group B ICC Cricket World Cup match.

The 25-year-old replaced left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, one of two changes from the team which beat Ireland in Mohali last week. The other change saw Chris Gayle returning from injury to replace veteran Shiv Chanderpaul.

Gayle back as Windies take on England

Chennai, India – Chris Gayle is ready to face England. The big left-hander said he strong again and will take his place at the top of the order in Thursday’s ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match.

The 31-year-old missed last week’s match against Ireland, but has recovered for what many see as the biggest match of the tournament so far. A win would take the Windies to the quarter-finals, while defeat would see England out of the competition.

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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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