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Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat New Zealand to keep semi-final hopes alive

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat New Zealand to keep semi-final hopes alive

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Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Edgbaston, BirminghamNew Zealand 237-6 (50 overs): Neesham 97*, Shaheen 3-28Pakistan 241-4 (49.1 overs): Babar 101*, Haris 68Pakistan win by six wicketsScorecard; Table; Schedule.Pakistan kept their hopes of a World Cup semi-final place alive as they moved to within a point of England with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand.Babar Azam's 101 saw Pakistan home in front of a partisan crowd at Edgbaston after Shaheen Afridi had ripped through New Zealand's top order.Jimmy Neesham's unbeaten 97 had given New Zealan...
Women’s World Cup: England’s Steph Houghton & Mille Bright ‘major doubts’ for Norway

Women’s World Cup: England’s Steph Houghton & Mille Bright ‘major doubts’ for Norway

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England centre-backs Steph Houghton and Millie Bright are "major doubts" for their Women's World Cup quarter-final against Norway, says boss Phil Neville.Houghton was injured in the Lionesses' last-16 win over Cameroon, while Bright has a bug which Neville said was "going through the camp a little bit"."Steph is because of the tackle and Millie has a virus, so she is more of a doubt. It's sickness," Neville said. "We will give them right into the last minute to be fit." Houghton is one of three players, along with Lucy Bronze and Jill Scott, to start every game of the tournament so far.Neville said he was "relaxed" about the defenders' potential replacements, Leah Williamson and Abbie McManus...
England lose to Australia in Cricket World Cup at Lord’s

England lose to Australia in Cricket World Cup at Lord’s

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Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Lord's, LondonAustralia 285-7 (50 overs): Finch 100, Warner 53, Woakes 2-46England 221 all out (44.4 overs): Stokes 89, Bairstow 27, Behrendorff 5-44Australia won by 64 runsScorecard; Table; ScheduleEngland's World Cup hopes hang in the balance after a demoralising defeat by Australia at Lord's. The 64-run loss means they might need to win their last two games, beginning with India at Edgbaston on Sunday, in order to make the last four. Much will depend on the results of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, who ca...
Watch: Germany, Norway advance to Round of 8 in Women’s World Cup

Watch: Germany, Norway advance to Round of 8 in Women’s World Cup

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June 22 (UPI) -- Germany and Norway advanced to the Women's Soccer World Cup quarterfinals after earning victories in the Round of 16 on Saturday. Germany continued its unbeaten run at the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Nigeria. Norway beat Australia 4-1 in penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Norway reached the Women's World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2007 with Saturday's victory. "I'm really content with how we handled all this pressure and stress," Norway coach Martin Sjogren told reporters. Norway's Isabell Herlovsen opened the scoring at the 31-minute mark. Norway held the lead until Elise Kellond-Knight's goal 83 minutes in. Australia missed the first two spot-kicks in the shootout before Noway's Ingrid Engen scored the game-winning penalty. Germany...
England suffer shock Cricket World Cup defeat against Sri Lanka

England suffer shock Cricket World Cup defeat against Sri Lanka

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Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Headingley, LeedsSri Lanka 232-9 (50 overs): Mathews 85*, Wood 3-40, Archer 3-52England 212 (47 overs): Stokes 82*, Root 57, Malinga 4-43Sri Lanka won by 20 runsScorecard; Table; ScheduleEngland were strangled into a shock 20-run defeat by Sri Lanka that dented their hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals and breathed life into the tournament. Chasing 233 on an increasingly difficult pitch, the hosts were smothered by a brilliant Sri Lanka bowling performance in a compelling contest at Headingley.When Ben St...