MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Michael Clarke raised his bat to acknowledge the massive crowd, and nodded to a fallen teammate he credited for inspiring Australia’s run to a fifth World Cup title that culminated with an emphatic win over New Zealand.
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Cricket World Cup final on Sunday will feature the tournament co-hosts and traditional sports rivals Australia and New Zealand. The Australians have won four World Cup titles from six previous finals.
SYDNEY (AP) — Acrimony is omnipresent now whenever Australia and India clash in cricket. With a spot in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand on the line, expect the intensity to peak.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia and India have won six of the last eight Cricket World Cup titles and have developed a heated rivalry over the last decade. When the teams meet in the World Cup semifinal on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, there’s bound to be some friction. Both captains have attacking mindsets in the 50-over format, and the top order of both batting lineups are stacked with free-hitting players, so there’s also bound to be some entertaining and enterprising cricket.