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SEPANG, Malaysia---Red Bull drivers
Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo
both emerged angry from a wet and
incident-strewn qualifying session at
the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday.
Vettel pointed the finger at
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg for slowing
him down after the world champion
came only five hundredths of a second
behind pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton.
"Nico couldn't see much in his
mirrors I guess," Vettel said. "I was
angry at the time, at that moment,
because I turned into turn 12 not
knowing where to turn because I could
not see anything."
However, Rosberg insisted it was a
case of mistaken identity. (AP)
Vettel slams Rosberg at Malaysian GP
MIRPUR, Bangladesh---Australia coach Darren
Lehmann called the exchange of words between
his players and the West Indians "banter" yesterday
as his team prepared to take on the spin challenge
of group leader India at the World Twenty20.
Australia lost to the West Indies by six wickets
with two deliveries to spare on Friday as captain
Darren Sammy smashed two consecutive sixes in
the last over bowled by pace bowler James Faulkn-
er.The West Indian players staged an exaggerated
celebration with Chris Gayle leading a "Gangnam"
style jig because Faulkner had commented before the
match that he did not particularly like the West
"From my point of view, James has probably got
to choose his words a little bit better but that s just
part and parcel of the banter of the game, isn t it?"
"We re in the entertainment business and if I could
dance like Chris Gayle I d be dancing every night of
"We play our cricket hard, and verbally that s
what s going to happen. But we play it fair," Lehmann
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh---New Zealand
captain Brendon McCullum smashed 65 to
guide his side to a six-wicket win over
Netherlands in the World Twenty20 yes-
Riding on McCullum s attacking knock,
New Zealand had an over to spare, scoring
152-4 in response to Netherlands 151-4.
McCullum, who hit four fours and three
sixes off 45 balls, became the first cricketer
to score 2,000 runs in Twenty20 interna-
tionals when he was on 21. He intended a
reverse scoop but Logan Van Beek s ball
swung to force McCullum to nudge into cover
for a single.
"It s pretty well known across the world
what kind of player Brendon is," New Zealand
bowler Trent Boult said.
McCullum settled New Zealand s innings
after Timm Van der Gugten had taken Martin
Kane Williamson chipped in with 29 while
Corey Anderson was 20 not out. Ross Taylor
For Netherlands, Van der Gugten claimed
3-30 while Van Beek had 1-14.
Earlier Netherlands captain Peter Borren
struck 49 to lead his side from the front.
Tom Cooper was not out 40 while Michael
Swart made 26.
Cooper and Borren added 60 to give their
bowlers a chance for an upset victory.
Boult, Kyle Mills, Nathan McCullum and
Mitchell McClenaghan claimed one wicket
McCullum won the toss and decided to
bowl first. (AP)
Netherlands Innings: 151-4 in 20 overs
(Peter Borren 49, Tom Cooper 40 not
out, Michael Swart 26 ; Nathan
McCullum 1-20, Kyle Mills 1-20)
New Zealand Innings: 152-4 in 19 overs
(Brendon McCullum 65, Kane Williamson
29; Timm Van der Gugten 3-30, Logan
Van Beek 1-14)
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh---South Africa
confirmed its semi-final in World Twenty20
with a three-run win over England in
another gripping contest yesterday.
South African bowlers put a clinical per-
formance to restrict England to 193-7 after
the batsmen lifted the side to a healthy 196-
5. Wayne Parnell claimed 3-31 to hurt Eng-
land s chase while Imran Tahir finished with
2-27, giving him a handy support.
Parnell, replacing Lowanbo Tsotsobe,
brought back the side in contention, having
dismissed Michael Lumb (18) who with Alex
Hales, gave England a rapid start in its bid
to chase a big total.
Hales, who made a brilliant century to
help England win a match against Sri Lanka
earlier from a similar condition, scored at
Parnell returned with a bang to dismiss
Hales and Moeen Ali (ten) in consecutive
deliveries to halt England s march.
Hales struck six fours and one six in his
38 off 22.
Tahir had taken out threatening Eoin Mor-
gan (14) and Jos Buttler to take South Africa
Ravi Bopara (31) kept England s hope run-
ning but Dale Steyn in the first ball of the
last over removed him when England needed
22.Tim Bresnan along with Broad had taken
18 off the over with the former scoring 17
off 4. But still they fell short of four runs to
win the game. The defeat all but confirmed
England s exit from the tournament.
Dale Steyn and Beuran Hendricks grabbed
one wicket apiece for South Africa.
Earlier, AB de Villiers smashed 69 not out
to help South Africa amass a massive total.
De Villiers hit three sixes and nine fours
off 28 balls to accelerate the innings at the
death with 68 runs in the last four overs.
Hashim Amla scored 56 off 37, hitting two
sixes and six fours, while Quinton de Kock
made 29. Amla and Kock had got the South
Africans off to a solid start, adding 90 runs.
James Tredwell, Tim Bresnan, Chris Jordan
and Stuart Broad claimed one wicket apiece
for England. (AP)
South Africa 196-5
(AB de Villiers 69 not out, Hashim
Amla 56; James Tredwell 1-25)
beat England 193-7
(Alex Hales 38, Jos Buttler 34, Ravi
Bopara 31; Wayne Parnell 3-31, Imran
Tahir 2-27) by 3 runs.
South Africa through
to semis, England out
New Zealand beats Netherlands by 6 wickets
South Africa's Imran Tahir, left, celebrates the dismissal of England's Eoin Morgan during
their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Chittagong, Bangladesh, yesterday.
aside banter ahead
of India clash
West Indies' Chris Gayle dances to celebrate his
team's win over Australia in the ICC Twenty20
Cricket World Cup match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on
Friday. West Indies won the match by six wickets.
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