CRICKET WORLD CUP: MEDIA MONITOR

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STILL TENDULKAR'S batting was truly mindboggling. The thrilling, yet frightening apprehension to any connoisseur is the levels he could take batting to if he played above himself! Even the gods would weep with joy that day!It is inevitable that this match report should be so full of Tendulkar. Today he strode the arena and dominated this match like a colossus. Everything else simply dwarfed into insignificance. The Indian Express waxes lyrical about its country's hero.

Pedestrian fielding and mediocre bowling saw Kenya yesterday help India re-write the one-day international and World Cup record books.

Kenya's Daily Nation proves that one man's meat is another man's poison.

OK. Who left the bowler out of Australia's one-day master plan?

The 10 overs that might have destroyed Australia's tournament hopes cost 79 runs at Headingley on Sunday. They were the overs delivered by Australia's "bit-part" bowlers Steve Waugh, Damien Martyn and Darren Lehmann ... It was a disaster.

The Sydney Morning Herald does not mince its words on another Australian defeat.

Pakistan deserve all the credit for their most stunning win over Australia. It was certainly one of the best and most exciting one-day International match that I have ever seen ... The innings played by plucky Moin Khan was simply brilliant and was most commendable.

Pakistan's The Nation, proving that one man's meat...

England were thoroughly beaten out on the field on Saturday, but one senses the biggest hammering is psychologically [sic]. South Africa have a clear hold over Stewart's team that will be very useful should they meet again in this tournament.

On the couch with South Africa's Natal Witness.

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