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Sunday 26 February 2012,


SYDNEY: Australia crushed India by 87 runs in the tri one-day series international at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.

India are in danger of missing out on the finals after being dismissed for 165 off 39.3 overs in reply to Australia's 252 for nine.

India must beat Sri Lanka by a bonus point in Hobart on Tuesday to have any hope of playing in the best-of-three match final series after their fourth defeat in seven matches in the tournament.

Man-of-the-match David Warner top scored with 68 off 66 in Australia's innings, while Matthew Wade (56 off 66) and David Hussey (54 off 64) also scored half-centuries.

India put in another abject batting display and crashed to 104 for six in the 27th over in a match where they always looked to be struggling against the well-drilled Australians.

Tailender Ravi Ashwin topscored with 26 off 37 balls, while Sachin Tendulkar (14), Virender Sehwag (5) and skipper M.S. Dhoni (14) were all out cheaply.

Australia are already through to the finals and have one more match to play against Sri Lanka in Melbourne on Friday.

Match scores: Australia 252 for 9 (50 overs); India 165 (39.3 overs).

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kabul (BNA) Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi won the World Boxing Union (WBU) Championship by defeating his Belarusian rival in the Hamburg city of Germany, an official said on Saturday.  Rahimi outpunched Ruslan Rodivich in the 8th round late on Friday night, Olympic Committee spokesman, Mujibullah Rahan, said this news agency.  The Hamburg-based professional boxer won the WBU title due to a high degree of motivation, encouragement and support that he received from Afghanistan, the Afghan Athletes Union in Europe said.  Watched by WBU officials, Rahimi faced his Belarusian opponent in the 12-round bout that took place at the Event Centre “Le Royal” in Hamburg-Barmak, a statement from the union said.  It was an important step toward the realization of Rahimi’s dreams to host the first-ever professional boxing event in the Afghan capital Kabul under the banner of “Fight for peace”.  The Afghan boxer was awarded the WBU gold belt for winning the title.

Friday 24 February 2012,



HOBART: Sri Lanka beat Australia by three wickets with four balls to spare to go top of the tri one-day series at Bellerive Oval on Friday.

Nuwan Kulasekara hit the winning runs as Sri Lanka reached 283 for seven off 49.2 overs in reply to Australia's 280 for six off 50 overs

Friday 17 February 2012,

(BNA) SYDNEY: Sri Lanka beat Australia by eight wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday for their first victory in the one-day international tri-series.

Sri Lanka scored 152 for two off 24.1 overs to beat Australia, who were all out for 158, on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-reduced ODI.