ICL: Indian Cricket League

Ponting proud of record run


pontingAustralia captain Ricky Ponting basked in his team’s 25-match unbeaten World Cup run on Friday and promised more scintillating cricket to come.

Australia stormed into the World Cup semifinals on Friday with a nine-wicket win over Ireland which was wrapped up before lunch.

It also gave the two-time defending champions their 19th successive World Cup win and their 25th game overall unbeaten in the competition, a run stretching back to 1999 when they lost to Pakistan in Leeds. The only non-victory in that run was the famous tied semifinal against South Africa in the 1999 tournament.

“We are on a really good run at the moment,” said Ponting. “It’s all a matter of the attitude being right for the rest of this tournament and you should see some more good cricket from us,” he expressed.

“I think we’ve got a good record over the years of stringing together consecutive wins, whether it be Test matches or One-day Internationals (ODIs),” he remarked.

Australia, the only team in the Caribbean with a 100-percent record, have two more Super Eights matches to play against Sri Lanka on Monday and New Zealand on April 20, both in Grenada.

“It’s really the business end of the World Cup now,” said Ponting. “We’ve achieved what we’ve wanted to achieve so far in this tournament, especially out of today’s game,” he added.

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