Can you believe who dropped it?
Can you believe who dropped it?

Plays of the day from the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens

Gayle 96 guides wobbly RCB to win
Gayle 96 guides wobbly RCB to win

Even as Royal Challengers Bangalore threatened to implode at 133 for 6 in a chase of 178, Chris Gayle hit seven fours and seven sixes in his 96 off 56 to guide them home

A lesson in pragmatism for passionate Afghanistan
A lesson in pragmatism for passionate Afghanistan

Afghanistan's rapid climb up cricket's world order created plenty of excitement and expectations around the team. The World Cup gave them a chance to gauge their strengths and they strengthened their case for more exposure

A familiar despair marks Taylor's farewell
A familiar despair marks Taylor's farewell

Brendan Taylor did everything in his last match to give his side a real chance of stunning India, and all he could do was watch it slip away. In so many ways, the theme of his Zimbabwe career

India eye six out of six, Taylor happy farewell
India eye six out of six, Taylor happy farewell

Brendan Taylor's international exit will take up much of the spotlight in an otherwise inconsequential match between India, who are assured of first place in their group, and Zimbabwe, who are already out of the tournament

Heckled in Adelaide, cruising in Perth
Heckled in Adelaide, cruising in Perth

Our correspondent is charmed by the rivers Torrens and Swan, and enjoys the public transport system in Australia even when things go wrong

India's pace pack turn relentless hunters
India's pace pack turn relentless hunters

Everything came together for India's fast bowlers against West Indies - length, line, pace. More importantly, by choosing discipline over variety, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav ensured the pressure did not evaporate

Chris Gayle, self-destructing in 3, 2,..
Chris Gayle, self-destructing in 3, 2,..

Plays of the day from the Group B match between India and West Indies in Perth

Dominant India in need of a challenge
Dominant India in need of a challenge

They coasted through the group stages and appear one of the teams to beat. But going into the knockouts, they might prefer to be put under a bit more pressure to see how they react

WI quicks key to stopping Indian juggernaut
WI quicks key to stopping Indian juggernaut

Four months after pulling out of their tour of India midway over a payment dispute with their board, West Indies will once again square off against the team that has, perhaps unexpectedly, taken the World Cup by storm

Afghanistan spark but fail to ignite
Afghanistan spark but fail to ignite

Afghanistan's bowlers showed potential with a few good overs but the absence of consistency helped Australia bully their attack in Perth

'I feel really good, thank you' - Clarke
'I feel really good, thank you' - Clarke

In yet another press conference dominated by questions regarding his fitness, Michael Clarke reiterated that he was "as fit and as healthy as I've felt in at least five years"

Hosts look to inject momentum into slow campaign
Hosts look to inject momentum into slow campaign

With one win, one loss and one draw from their first three games, Australia's start to the World Cup has been less than ideal, and Afghanistan may just run into a keyed-up outfit determined to bounce back in style

Indian batting in need of the knockout punch
Indian batting in need of the knockout punch

Following their dominant start to the World Cup, India have three relatively low-pressure games to fine-tune ahead of the knockouts, and they will want to get their death-overs batting right

Inside the WACA scoreboard
Inside the WACA scoreboard

It might be cramped, it might get hot in it, but it's part of the legend of the storied old ground

Faulkner out to prove fitness for Perth
Faulkner out to prove fitness for Perth

The World Cup could finally begin for James Faulkner at the WACA on Wednesday. His availability for Australia's fourth group match against Afghanistan in Perth will hinge on how he pulls up after bowling in the side's optional training session on Monday a

Ashwin finds new wings in flight
Ashwin finds new wings in flight

Backed by the bigger boundaries in Australia, he has tossed the ball up more often, relied on the offbreak and has used his variations wisely

Dhoni bats for Associates and cricket to go global
Dhoni bats for Associates and cricket to go global

MS Dhoni, the India captain, has said it was important to spread cricket in more countries and look beyond mere commercial interests

India check unticked boxes
India check unticked boxes

They were overwhelming favourites and UAE hardly put up a fight, but India still got to test a few areas which needed tinkering

Stifled by the hook, and the spinners' one-two
Stifled by the hook, and the spinners' one-two

Plays of the day from the game between India and United Arab Emirates in Perth