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Rapid Roach's hat-trick destroys Dutch

England had terrible trouble beating the Netherlands in their first Group B game but West Indies yesterday smashed the Dutch by 215 runs in Delhi, with Kemar Roach taking the first hat-trick of this World Cup in a six-wicket haul.

Zimbabwe crush Canada by 175 runs

Zimbabwe notched up their first World Cup win as they inflicted a 175-run defeat on Canada during their Group A clash at Nagpur today.

Australia defeat New Zealand by seven wickets

Half-centuries from Shane Watson and Brad Haddin powered Australia to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in their World Cup Group A encounter in Nagpur today.

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England saved by Bopara after day of abysmal fielding errors

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England must find consistency says Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott admitted that England need to find some consistency after their six-wicket win over Holland in their World Cup Group B clash in Nagpur.

England refuse Dutch sneak preview in hope of avoiding upset

Dutch coach suggests Strauss' team might be running scared ahead of World Cup match tomorrow

Don't expect any Colly wobbles against the Dutch this time

The last time Paul Collingwood played against Holland, he was the England captain and the Dutch pulled off one of the more remarkable victories in limited-overs history. But while that four-wicket defeat by Holland in the opening match of England's World Twenty20 campaign in 2009 remains a recurring nightmare, the Durham all-rounder is confident that both he and the team are peaking just in time for the official start of their 50-over campaign against the Dutch in Nagpur on Tuesday.

If you think England's build-up to this world cup has been bad...you should have seen us in '99

We prepared for damp English conditions in the 45-degree heat of Lahore, ditched our opener on the eve of the event and got into a contract dispute with the ECB. It was a total shambles, remembers Angus Fraser

'Dark horses' England can rule world

Ignore these ODIs and remember the Ashes. Now final hurdle for Strauss's men is to win World Cup

Swann a World Cup doubt after he becomes long tour's latest victim

And still they keep falling like the flies that beset Australia. Another England Ashes hero flew home yesterday and will miss the rest of the one-day series here in a desperate attempt to ensure fitness for the World Cup.

Bhimsen Joshi: Singer widely regarded as the greatest exponent of Indian classical vocal music

It is not often that one can describe somebody as the greatest in their field. In the case of the Indian classical vocalist Bhimsen Joshi that accolade really did apply. Renowned for his music's unsurpassed expressiveness and virtuosity – especially his tayyari or fast-passage extemporisations – he was one of those musicians of whom it can be said that to see them perform is a blessing. He became one of the foremost representatives of the gharana – school or style of music-making – known as Kirana. Yet there was always the possibility of something stylistically unexpected or joyously wayward emerging during a recital.

On the Front Foot: Naming squad ridiculously early means Davies misses cut

The World Cup begins in 27 days' time. The countries' squads for the tournament had to be lodged with the International Cricket Council by last Wednesday.

Hand injury could stop Smith facing India

Graeme Smith will play no part in the final day of the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi today and faces a race against time to be fit for next month's home series with India after injuring his hand.

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