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End of Aussie era?

AHMEDABAD: Australia had to finally concede the crown. Champions for the last three editions (1999 to to 2007), the Ricky Ponting-led team were defeated but not disgraced in the quarterfinal against the pumped-up Indians at Ahmedabad on Thursday. They return empty-handed after 12 years at the top. Defying odds and loss of form, Ponting showed …

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Speedster Shoaib Akhtar to retire after WC

COLOMBO: Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar will retire from international cricket after the World Cup, bringing an end to one of the most colorful careers in the sport. Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has confirmed that the 35-year-old quick, nicknamed the “Rawalpindi Express,” will make a formal announcement at a news conference later Thursday in Colombo. …

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