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Pietersen ruled out of World Cup

Pietersen ruled out of World Cup

Kevin Pietersen is to return home from England’s World Cup campaign due to a hernia injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

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Canada claim morale-boosting win

Canada claim morale-boosting win

Chris Devine

Canada won the battle of the Group A minnows as they recorded a five-wicket victory over fellow Associate nation Kenya at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

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Strauss proud of England 'character'

Strauss proud of England 'character'

Andrew Strauss was delighted with England’s response to their shock defeat to Ireland after they held their nerve to clinch an exciting six-run win, defending 171 against South Africa in Chennai.

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Swann happy to emerge on top

Swann happy to emerge on top

Rob Barnett

Graeme Swann expressed his pleasure that England’s “roller coaster” World Cup took an upturn in a thrilling match against South Africa in Chennai.

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Mercurial England defy the odds

Mercurial England defy the odds

Justin Goulding

England lived up to their billing as the most enigmatic team in the World Cup as they pulled off an improbable victory over South Africa. They defended a meagre 171 to triumph by six runs.

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Yuvraj sinks brave Ireland

Yuvraj sinks brave Ireland

Chris Devine

Yuvraj Singh delivered a fine all-round performance as co-hosts India survived a minor scare to record a five-wicket victory over Ireland in Bangalore.

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Hussey returns to Australia fold

Hussey returns to Australia fold

Australia have recalled Mike Hussey to their World Cup squad as a replacement for injured seamer Doug Bollinger. Paceman Dirk Nannes will also travel to the sub-continent as a standby player.

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Strauss eager to make amends

Strauss eager to make amends

England’s excellent recent record in one-day internationals against South Africa will give them confidence to bounce back from defeat to Ireland, according to a measured captain Andrew Strauss.

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England earn Smith's respect

England earn Smith's respect

South Africa captain Graeme Smith is wary of facing an England side with a point to prove. Although England lost to Ireland, Smith warned his Proteas players to expect a backlash in Chennai.

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Pietersen faces hernia surgery

Pietersen faces hernia surgery

Kevin Pietersen will undergo routine surgery for a hernia following the completion of England's World Cup campaign. He will continue to manage the injury during the remainder of the tournament.

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