Shikhar Dhawan century helps India to overcome Ireland

  Match 34, Ireland V India played at Seddon Park, New Zealand Ireland  259 all out  William Porterfield 67,  Naill O’Brien 75, Mohammad Sami 41-3, Ashwin 38-2 India 260-2 Shikhar Dhawan 100, Rohit Sharma 64, Stuart Thompson 45-2 India sailed past limited Ireland attack to eight-wicket victory at Seddon Park and topped Pool B in…

Australia beat Sri Lanka, reach quarter finals

MATCH 32 Pool A Australia V Sri Lanka played Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia 376 -9     Glenn Maxwell 102, Steve Smith 72, Lasith Malinga 59-2, Tisara Perera 87-2, Sri Lanka 312-9 46.2 overs, Kumar Sankakarra 104, Dilshan 62, James Faulkner 38-3, Starc 29-2 Australia win by 64 runs Australia at 175-3, Victorian Glenn Maxwell 102,…

New Zealand breeze past Afghanistan!

Match 31, Afghanistan V New Zealand played Mclean Park Napier Afghanistan 186 all out, Samiullah Shenwari 54, Najibullah Zadran 56 Daniel Vettori 18-4, Trent Boult 34-3; New Zealand 188-4 Martin Guptil 57, Brendon McCullum 42, Mohammed Nabi 39-1 New Zealand win by six wickets Afghanistan had been dismissed for 186 in 47.4 overs with left-arm…

Ireland beat zimbabwe in the thriller

Match 30, Ireland V Zimbabwe played at Bellerive Oval Zimbabwe 326 all out 49.3overs, Brendan Taylor 121, Sean Williams 96, Alex Cusack 32-4, John Moony 58-2,  Ireland  331 for 8 Ed Joyce 112, Andrew Balbirnie 97,tendai Chatra 61-3, Sean Williams 72-3 Ireland won by 5 runs  Ireland held on to claim a controversial five-run win…

Pakistan shock South Africa!

Match 29 Pool B, Pakistan V South Africa played at Eden Park, Auckland Pakistan 222 all out 46.4 overs, Sarfraz Ahmed 49, Misbah-ul-Haq 56, Dale Steyn 30-3, Morne Morkel 25-2, South Africa 202 all out 33.3 overs AB De Villiers 77, Hasim Amla 38, Rahat Ali 40-3, Wahab Riaz 45-3 Pakistan win by 29 runs…

Holi: festival of colours

Holi, Indian spring festival, celebrated at the vernal equinox full moon, also known as the festival of colours, which signifies victory of good over evil, an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of India and Nepal, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. Holika burned, Prahlada survived.…