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Vettori Takes 300th Wicket As NZ Beats Afghanistan
Associated Press
NAPIER, New Zealand, March 8: Daniel Vettori passed 300 wickets in one-day internationals as New Zealand cruised to a six-wicket win over Afghanistan in their Cricket World Cup match on Sunday.

Afghanistan was bowled out for 186 — the fourth time in five matches that New Zealand has kept an opponent under 200 runs — and the hosts passed that total with 13.5 overs to spare.
Vettori Hits Milestone As NZ Bowls Out Afghanistan For 186
Associated Press
NAPIER, New Zealand, March 8: Daniel Vettori became the 12th player and the first New Zealander to take 300 wickets in one-day internationals as the hosts bowled out Afghanistan for 186 in their Cricket World Cup match at McLean Park on Sunday.

Left-arm spinner Vettori needed two wickets for the milestone and claimed a wicket with his first ball when he removed Usman Ghani as Afghanistan began poorly after winning the toss.
Ireland Beats Zimbabwe By 5 Runs In World Cup Pool B
Associated Press
HOBART, Australia, March 7 :  Ireland pulled off another World Cup upset over a test-playing nation after big innings from Ed Joyce and Andy Belbirnie proved just enough to hold out Zimbabwe by five runs in a Pool B match Saturday.

Alex Cusack (4-32) claimed four wickets after Joyce smashed a century at more than a run-a-ball to help Ireland to a big score of 331-8.
Pakistan Defeats South Africa By 29 Runs In World Cup Clash
ASSOCIATED PRESS
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 7:  Pakistan pulled off a thrilling 29-run win over South Africa in the World Cup on Saturday after Proteas captain A.B. de Villiers couldn´t manage to carry his team to victory as his teammates collapsed around him.

Pakistan scored just 222 in its rain-affected innings and appeared headed for defeat against South Africa´s powerful batting lineup.
Ireland Makes 331-8 Against Zimbabwe In World Cup Pool B
ASSOCIATED PRESS
HOBART, Australia, March 7: Ed Joyce smashed a century at better than a-run-a-ball to help Ireland recover from a slow start and score 331-8 in the World Cup Pool B match against Zimbabwe on Saturday.

Joyce clubbed 112 runs off just 103 balls with nine fours and three sixes at Bellerive Oval after Zimbabwe won the toss and sent Ireland in to bat.
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