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Ponting calls for swift resolution

Ponting calls for swift resolution

Ricky Ponting insists he will put the team first when deciding whether to stand down as Australia captain following their World Cup exit. He hopes his future is resolved “in the next couple of days”.

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No excuses from Strauss

No excuses from Strauss

Chris Devine

England captain Andrew Strauss offered a frank assessment of his side’s shortcomings after their rollercoaster World Cup campaign ended with a 10-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals.

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Winning margin surprises Sangakkara

Winning margin surprises Sangakkara

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara thought England would have provided a sterner test after a stunning 10-wicket victory helped the co-hosts set up a World Cup semi-final clash with New Zealand.

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Superb Sri Lanka cruise into semis

Superb Sri Lanka cruise into semis

Rob Barnett

Sri Lanka openers Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan delivered a one-day batting masterclass to set up a World Cup semi-final with New Zealand. Both registered centuries in a 10-wicket triumph.

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McKay replaces injured Mills

McKay replaces injured Mills

Andy McKay has been called into New Zealand’s World Cup squad as a replacement for fellow seamer Kyle Mills, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a quad strain.

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Strauss upbeat after Yardy departure

Strauss upbeat after Yardy departure

Andrew Strauss is confident his England team will go into the World Cup quarter-final with a positive frame of mind despite the circumstances of Michael Yardy’s return home with depression.

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Sangakkara: Murali will do for England

Sangakkara: Murali will do for England

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara rates their quarter-final opponents England one of the World Cup’s best teams - but still expects Muttiah Muralitharan to have a major say against them.

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Vettori eyeing final berth

Vettori eyeing final berth

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has called on his side to take their place in their first ever World Cup final after stunning South Africa in Mirpur.

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Oram shines as Black Caps progress

Oram shines as Black Caps progress

David Charlesworth

Jacob Oram came to the rescue as New Zealand advanced to the semi-finals of the World Cup but South Africa’s woes in this competition continued.

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Rashid recalled to England fold

Rashid recalled to England fold

The England selectors have called up Yorkshire's Adil Rashid to the World Cup squad following approval from the ICC event technical committee.

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