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Afghanistan will recover from World Cup "freight train" damage
Afghanistan coach Andy Moles believes his team are capable of regrouping after a record drubbing at the hands of Australia in a defeat he said felt like being hit by a "freight train". They were beaten by a World Cup record 275 runs at the WACA on Wednesday, making just 142 in reply to the home team’s mammoth 417 for six. Moles defended the decision to bowl after winning the toss, saying they ...(3/4/2015 6:45:22 PM)
Cricket-Australia crush Afghanistan with record score
* Australia rack up 417-6 to win by 275 * Warner hits career-best 178 * Maxwell blasts 88 off 39 balls * Afghanistan all out for 142 (Updates after Australia victory) By David Gray PERTH, March 4 (Reuters) - Australia flexed their batting muscles to rack up the highest ever World Cup total as they crushed Afghanistan by a tournament record margin to revive their stuttering campaign on Wednesday ...(3/4/2015 9:06:11 AM)
Top U.S. general in Afghanistan leaves door open to altering drawdown plan
'If we look at a downsize to 5,500, that could potentially take our eye of focusing on train, advise and assist when we really need it," said Gen. John Campbell.(3/4/2015 3:25:02 PM)
Cricket-Australia v Afghanistan highlights
PERTH, March 4 (Reuters) - Latest from the cricket World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Afghanistan at the WACA, Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field. Australia posted 417-6 - - Afghanistan innings 1st over- Mitchell Starc begins with two slips and a short leg and troubles Javed Ahmadi who edges the third ball for a streaky four and survives a leg before ...(3/4/2015 8:29:17 AM)
Clarke delighted after Afghanistan ask Australia to bat
By David Gray PERTH (Reuters) - Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss opted to field in the World Cup Pool A match against Australia at Perth, a decision that delighted his counterpart Michael Clarke. "There is a little bit moisture in the pitch, we want to use that condition," said Nabi whose team made one change into the team, bringing in teenaged batsman Usman Ghani for all-rounder ...(3/4/2015 1:43:19 AM)
Why Pakistan would welcome delayed US withdrawal from Afghanistan
The Pakistani military has had to carry out a “surge” of its troops along the border with Afghanistan “over the last several months” as the departure of US troops has led to an increase in cross-border militant activity, Jilani said. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter suggested after meetings in Kabul last week that the timetable for withdrawing the 10,000 US troops still in Afghanistan could be ...(3/3/2015 12:52:27 PM)
Difficult time ahead for Afghanistan against Australia
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The assignment couldn't get much tougher for Afghanistan, taking on Australia at the fast and furious WACA ground only four days after the four-time Cricket World Cup champions lost to co-host New Zealand and a few days before they play Sri Lanka.(3/3/2015 4:05:24 AM)
Cricket-Clarke delighted after Afghanistan ask Australia to bat
By David Gray PERTH, March 4 (Reuters) - Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss opted to field in the World Cup Pool A match against Australia at Perth, a decision that delighted his counterpart Michael Clarke. "There is a little bit moisture in the pitch, we want to use that condition," said Nabi whose team made one change into the team, bringing in teenaged batsman Usman Ghani for all ...(3/4/2015 1:26:18 AM)
Afghanistan aim to rebound at World Cup
After copping a record World Cup defeat, Afghanistan will be aiming to put up more of a fight when they take on New Zealand and England over the next week.(3/4/2015 10:25:01 PM)
Afghanistan plot World Cup boilover
Afghanistan will start as rank underdogs when they take on Australia in Wednesday's World Cup clash at the WACA Ground.(3/3/2015 1:43:03 PM)
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