John Mehaffey

McGrath sets record as Australia win easily

Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath profited from some rash shots by the youthful Bangladesh batsmen in a rain-shortened Super Eights match on Saturday to set a record for World Cup wickets. McGrath (37) took three for 16 to break Wasim Akram's previous mark of 55 as Bangladesh limped to 104 for six from their 22 overs.

Ancient game faces unique challenge

A centuries-old game developed in the public schools of Victorian England is facing a challenge almost beyond imagination with the murder of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer at the cricket World Cup. This expected celebration of cricket and carnival in the West Indies has been overshadowed by the news that Woolmer was strangled in his hotel room in Jamaica.

Big hitters take aim at Warner Park

Some of the biggest hitters in the World Cup will take aim at the short Warner Park boundaries on Saturday in the final Group A match between Australia and South Africa. The ground has already assumed a special place in cricket history after South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs struck six sixes in an over against The Netherlands.

Aussies complete crushing win over Dutch

Defending champions Australia completed a crushing 229-win over The Netherlands in their World Cup Group A match on Sunday to record the third-largest winning margin in the tournament's history. Brad Hodge, batting at number five in place of the injured Andrew Symonds, pressed his case for a place in the first choice Australia side.

Australia labour against Zim in warm-up

World champions Australia used eight bowlers on Tuesday without managing to dismiss Zimbabwe in the first of their two World Cup warm-up matches. After Michael Clarke had scored 82 from 81 balls and Shane Watson 81 from 89 in Australia's 290 for seven, Zimbabwe reached 184 for seven.

Zidane’s fall from grace mirrors sporting year

Midway through extra time in the soccer World Cup final Zinedine Zidane rose majestically to head the goal designed to claim the trophy for France. Instead the consistently excellent Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon arched high to tip the ball one-handed over the bar and preserve the 1-1 scoreline.

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