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World Cup Wednesday: 11 March

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With the group stage nearly over at the Cricket World Cup, things are getting serious in Australia and New Zealand with one of the greatest prizes in sport on the line.

The men who will be starring in the Caribbean Premier League this summer have had a mixed time of it over the past week Down Under...

BARBADOS TRIDENTS

It was another disappointing week for the West Indies as they suffered their third defeat of the tournament, losing by four wickets to holders India in Perth. Captain Jason Holder top scored with a belligerent 57 from 64 balls as the Windies' batsmen struggled, before bowling 7 overs 0-29 as the Indians nervously sneaked home. Dwayne Smith could only manage 6 from 20 balls but did take the wicket of Suresh Raina in his 1-22 in India's reply. Jonathan Carter made 21 from 43 balls.

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GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS

It would be fair to say Tillakaratne Dilshan is enjoying himself at the Cricket World Cup - the 38-year-old clubbed 62 off 60 balls and took 1-33 from 5 as Sri Lanka lost a fine game against Australia, before smashing his second century of the tournament as his team hammered Scotland in Hobart by 148 runs. Dilshan hit 104 from 99 balls as he put on 195 for the second wicket with Kumar Sangakkara, before taking 1-15 from his 5 overs. Compatriot Lasith Malinga is finding some form, too, taking 2-59 from 10 v the Aussies and then 2-29 from 9 against the Scots. Thisara Perera fared less well, taking 2-87 from 9 against Australian and scoring 8, getting out for 7 against Scotland and taking 1-41 from 7. West Indies pair Lendl Simmons (9 off 22) and Denesh Ramdin (0) will hope to improve when they face UAE on Saturday.

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JAMAICA TALLAWAHS

Daniel Vettori is already one of the stars for the World Cup and he destroyed Afghanistan's batting line-up in Napier, taking 4-18 from 10 magnificent overs of spin. His Tallawahs' team-mates didn't do quite so well: Chris Gayle hit 21 off 27 against India; Andre Russell was out for 8 though did take 2-43 from his 8 overs; Jerome Taylor scored 11 but bowled superbly to take 2-33 from 8; and Mahela Jayawardene could only score 19 off 22 against Australia and 2 against Scotland.

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ST KITTS & NEVIS PATRIOTS

Martin Guptill got some runs on the board as New Zealand cruised past Afghanistan, the 28-year-old opener hitting 57 from 76 balls as he played himself into some form. Shahid Afridi hit two sixes in his 22 off 15 balls for Pakistan in their stunning win against South Africa, taking 0-28 from his 5 overs as they shocked the Proteas. Marlon Samuels was out for 2 as West Indies lost to India, then going for 0-10 from 3.1 overs.

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ST LUCIA ZOUKS

Darren Sammy scored 26 hard-fought runs off 55 balls in West Indies' defeat, but an injury meant he could not bowl in India's reply, while Ross Taylor was 24 not out from 41 balls as New Zealand cruised home against Afghanistan. The recalled Kemar Roach bowled with pace and aggression in his 1-44 from 8 overs, but it wasn't enough against the Indians. Shakib Al Hasan hit 52 from 41 balls and took 1-46 from 10 overs as Bangladesh beat Scotland, and he followed that up with 2 and 0-41 from 10 as the Tigers dumped England out of the tournament and reached the quarter-finals in the process on a memorable night in Adelaide.

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO RED STEEL

Sulieman Benn did not play for the West Indies against India, while Darren Bravo was replaced in the squad by Jonhson Charles last week due to injury.

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* DID NOT FEATURE

The Tallawahs' Nikita Miller, the Patriots' Sheldon Cottrell and the Zouks' Johnson Charles, as well as Benn, all sat out West Indies' defeat to India.

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