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Cricket: English county scores

English county score summaries on Sunday, the first day of the 2014 County Championship: County Championship (first day of four) First Division At Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 270-9 (S Patel 93, A Hales 61; J Anderson 5-54) v Lancashire At Hove: Middlesex 105 (J Lewis 4-34) v Sussex 86-3 Second Division At The Ageas Bowl: Hampshire 37-3 v Worcestershire At The Oval: Surrey 182-5 (S Davies 67, Z Ansari 50 no) v Glamorgan afp

Cricket: India set Sri Lanka 131 to win World Twenty20 final

India managed a below-par total of 130-4 against Sri Lanka despite a brilliant half-century by Virat Kohli in the final of World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Kohli scored a 58-ball 77 for his eighth Twenty20 half-century -- his fourth in this tournament -- after Sri Lanka sent India into bat at Shere Bangla stadium in a match delayed by 40 minutes due to rain. The rain spiced up the pitch for bowlers but Kohli was at his best when he came to the crease after India lost Ajinkya Rahane (three) in Angelo Mathews's second over of the innings.

Cricket: India make 130-4 in World T20 final vs Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli hit 77 off 58 balls as India scored 130-4 after being sent in to bat by Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 final in Dhaka on Sunday. Opener Rohit Sharma made 29 and Yuvraj Singh took 21 balls to score 11 as Sri Lanka put on a spirted display in the field to restrict the Indians. Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake conceded just 22 runs in his four overs, while left-arm spinner Rangana Herath had one for 23 from his four. afp

Cricket: S.Lanka to field against India in World T20 final

Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga won the toss in the World Twenty20 final in Dhaka on Sunday and sent India in to bat. The start was delayed by 40 minutes due to rain, but will be played over the full duration of 20-overs-a-side at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. If Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Indians win, they will become the first team to hold all three major limited-overs titles, having won the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy last year.

Cricket: Australia bag hat-trick of women's World T20 titles

Two-time defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win their third consecutive title in the women's World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Sarah Coyte grabbed 3-16 in her four overs and Ellyse Perry and Rene Farrell claimed two wickets each to restrict England to a modest 105-8 after Australia won the toss and elected to field. Heather Knight's 29 off 24 balls and Sarah Taylor's 18 lifted England to 55-1 before seven wickets crashed for 46 runs against the steady Australian attack that was backed by smart fielding.

Cricket: Australia bag hat-trick of women's World T20 titles

Two-time defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win their third consecutive title in the women's World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Sarah Coyte grabbed 3-16 in her four overs and Ellyse Perry and Rene Farrell claimed two wickets each to restrict England to a modest 105-8 after Australia won the toss and elected to field. Heather Knight's 29 off 24 balls and Sarah Taylor's 18 lifted England to 55-1 before seven wickets crashed for 46 runs against the steady Australian attack that was backed by smart fielding.

Cricket: India, Sri Lanka set for intriguing World T20 final

Sri Lanka face a daunting test of nerves by a dominant India in Sunday's all-Asian World Twenty20 final in Dhaka that is rich with incentives for both teams. If Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Indians win, they will become the first team to hold all three major limited-overs titles, having won the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy last year. Sri Lanka will seek an end to an inexplicable losing streak in title matches, after being beaten twice in the World Cup finals in 2007 and 2011 and the World Twenty20 finals in 2009 and 2012.

Cricket: India, Sri Lanka set for intriguing World T20 final

Sri Lanka face a daunting test of nerves from dominant India in Sunday's all-Asian World Twenty20 final in Dhaka that is rich with incentives for both teams. If Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Indians win, they will become the first team to hold all three major limited-overs titles, having won the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy last year. Sri Lanka will seek an end to an inexplicable losing streak in title matches, after being beaten twice in World Cup finals in 2007 and 2011 and the World Twenty20 finals in 2009 and 2012.

Cricket: India beat South Africa to enter World T20 final

India defeated South Africa by six wickets on Friday to enter the World Twenty20 final in Dhaka. Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 72 off 44 balls as India chased down South Africa's challenging 172-4 with five deliveries to spare at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. India will meet Sri Lanka in Sunday's final at the same venue. kl/st

Cricket: Ponting awarded MCC life membership

Ricky Ponting was awarded life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Friday in a tribute to the Australian legend's illustrious career. Former Australia captain Ponting was given the honour after establishing himself as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport by scoring over 26,000 runs in all forms of the game and averaging 51.85 in 168 Test matches. The 39-year-old, who retired from all forms of cricket in October last year, hit 41 Test centuries, played in 375 one-day internationals and won three World Cups with Australia.
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