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Cricket: South Africa v West Indies scoreboard

First innings scoreboard in the Champions Trophy Group B match between South Africa and the West Indies in Cardiff on Friday: South Africa C. Ingram c Dw Bravo b Pollard 73 H. Amla c Gayle b Samuels 23 AB de Villiers c Da Bravo b Rampaul 37 JP Duminy c Charles b Dw Bravo 2 F. du Plessis run out (Dw Bravo) 35 D. Miller c Sammy b Dw Bravo 38 R. McLaren not out 7 R. Peterson not out 0

Cricket: Ingram sets up South Africa's 230-6 against Windies

Colin Ingram's 73 was the centrepiece of South Africa's 230 for six for against the West Indies in their winner-takes-all Champions Trophy match at Cardiff on Friday. Whichever team wins will join already-qualified India as one of the two Group B sides going through to the semi-finals. South Africa, sent into bat, made a strong start in a match reduced by rain to 31 overs per side. Left-handed opener Ingram struck straight sixes off spinner Sunil Narine and medium-pacer Darren Sammy during a 46-ball fifty.

Cricket: India ask the West Indies to bat

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss in overcast conditions and sent the West Indies in to bat in a key Champions Trophy match at the Oval on Tuesday. With both teams having won their opening matches, the winner is almost certain to book one of the two semi-final spots from group B. India retained the same side that defeated South Africa in Cardiff last Thursday. The West Indies were without wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin, who was handed a two-match ban for claiming a dropped catch during his team's victory over Pakistan at the Oval on Friday.

Cricket: West Indies win toss, field against Pakistan

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and elected to field against Pakistan in the teams' Champions Trophy Group B opener at The Oval on Friday. West Indies left out Test skipper Darren Sammy, with fellow all-rounder Kieron Pollard preferred instead. Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Narine, the world's top-ranked ODI bowler, were the only specialist bowlers chosen. Pakistan's seamers were all left-armers: Irfan, Junaid and Wahab Riaz. Saeed Ajmal and Shoab Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were the spinners.

Cricket: West Indies squad for Champions Trophy

West Indies squad for the Champions Trophy to be played in England from June 6-23: Dwayne Bravo (capt), Denesh Ramdin (wkt), Tino Best, Darren Bravo,Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith afp

Cricket: Dwayne Bravo leads Windies at Champions Trophy

All-rounder Dwayne Bravo was Saturday named as West Indies captain for next month's Champions Trophy, replacing Darren Sammy who stays in charge of the Test and Twenty20 squads. Bravo, who took over from Sammy for the three-match whitewash of Zimbabwe in the Caribbean this year, leads a 15-man squad for the June 6-23 tournament in England. "Our results in Tests and T20s have been showing consistent improvement and Sammy deserves every kudos for the work he has done in leading and moulding the team in these formats," said Clyde Butts, chairman of the selection panel.

Former Windies captain hails Sammy's passion, dependability

Cricket legend Brian Lara says his decision in the past to select Darren Sammy as a member of the West Indies team was based more on the player's passion for the game and his dependability than cricketing ability.Lara has revealed that Sammy was one of the last two players he decided to select in a 14 man squad after ignoring suggestions to pick two other players whom he claimed were ill disciplined.“I remember picking Darren Sammy; not for his cricketing ability, but for the way he carried about himself,” said Lara, the former West Indies captain.“We were going to pla

Cricket: Shillingford leads West Indies to new Zimbabwe rout

Spinner Shane Shillingford claimed his second 10-wicket haul at Windsor Park in less than a year as the West Indies cruised to a crushing innings and 65-run victory over Zimbabwe in the second Test Friday. Facing a huge deficit of 206 runs after skipper Darren Sammy declared his team's first innings at the overnight position of 381 for eight, the visitors were brushed aside for 141 in their second turn at the crease in less than 43 overs.

Cricket: Shillingford leads West Indies to new Zimbabwe rout

Spinner Shane Shillingford claimed his second 10-wicket haul at Windsor Park in less than a year as the West Indies cruised to a crushing innings and 65-run victory over Zimbabwe in the second Test Friday. Facing a huge deficit of 206 runs after skipper Darren Sammy declared his team's first innings at the overnight position of 381 for eight, the visitors were brushed aside for 141 in their second turn at the crease in less than 43 overs.

Home town hero spins West Indies to test success

(Reuters) - Shane Shillingford grabbed another five wicket haul to bowl West Indies to a second successive test win over Zimbabwe but this time in front of a delirious home town crowd in Dominica on Friday. The tall spinner again wreaked havoc with five wickets for 34 as West Indies won by an innings and 65 runs inside three days with Zimbabwe bowled out for 141 in their second innings, well short of forcing the home side to bat again.
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