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BY GEORGE YOU REALLY BLEW IT

Scotland committed cricket suicide as the West Indies romped to the fastest victory in World Cup history. It took Brian Lara's boys less than 11 overs to rattle off the 69 runs needed for victory... Only stubborn Gavin Hamilton spared Scotland the embarrassment of the lowest competition total ever. Scotland's Daily Record on the defeat of George Salmond's side.

WALSH LEADS DEMOLITION JOB ON SCOTS.

Slaughter in the sun as quick-fire Windies blow away Salmond's amateurs. The Scotsman fails to find a silver lining.

NO TIME FOR WI TO RELAX

It doesn't get any easier than this, but it probably won't come any tougher than Sunday against Australia... After this leisurely stroll, now the pace and the heartbeat quickens. The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian tells it how it is.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

It's tough when you are always losing but it's obviously good that we are gaining exposure.

Kenya's captain Asif Karim sees the bright side of a poor World Cup.

CRICKET TALK

Carnival lingo. No 10: Hindi. With thanks to Satish Chander, Indian HC.

Hamnae angraijon ko swadisht bhojan ka maza to chakhaya hai. Ham aaj unehan maidan main cricket ka maza bhee chakhainge.

We taught the English how to put spice in their food. Today, we'll teach them how to spice up their cricket.

MATCH BETTING

A WEEKEND of make or break ties sees some value available on individual matches. India (5-6, Ladbrokes & Hills) can defeat England (best price evens with Stanley). Dravid, Tendulkar and Ganguly will all be around 7-2 to top score for the Indians. Take your pick. South Africa (1-8 or thereabouts) should see off Zimbabwe (9-2). Sri Lanka (1-7, generally) should send Kenya home with five losses tomorrow, but Steve Tikolo (around 3-1) is good value to top score for the East Africans. Australia (8-11, Ladbrokes) should step up a notch to shade their match with the West Indies (evens).

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