India: Political Pulse & Road to Reforms
MELBOURNE - Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia's triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
- Five players from World Cup runners-up New Zealand and three from winners Australia were named in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) team of the tournament on Monday.
MELBOURNE - The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the "most popular ever" and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday's final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title.
MELBOURNE - Australia captain Michael Clarke signed off in style from international one-day cricket on Sunday by top scoring in his country's crushing seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final.
WELLINGTON - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had asked his compatriots to 'dare to dream' before the cricket World Cup but the day after a crushing loss in the final to Australia the country does not appear to have suffered from a nightmare.
Rahul Gandhi's New Innings
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