An eight-year-old boy from the Australian city of Brisbane has been fitted with the world's first device to reduce his risk of a hypoglycaemic attack -- a medical emergency that results in an abnormally diminished content of glucose in the blood, a media report said on Wednesday.
Ireland held their nerve to beat the United Arab Emirates by two wickets with just four balls to spare at Brisbane`s Gabba Ground on Wednesday as they moved a step closer to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
The cricket World Cup match between Australia and Bangladesh was on Saturday abandoned without a ball being bowled after persistent heavy rain drenched the Gabba ground in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Marcia and rendered it unsuitable for the game.
Organisers will delay as long as possible a decision on whether or not Saturday`s World Cup match between Australia and Bangladesh at storm-battered Brisbane will go-ahead once the devastation from Tropical Cyclone Marcia has been assessed.
Australia could unleash pace quartet Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins on Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday but wicketkeeper Brad Haddin admits they are at the mercy of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee Friday said the upcoming ICC World Cup, starting Feb 14, could suffer if curators around the country produced the same flat wickets that were a part of the last few Test and One-Day International (ODI) series in Australia.
Australia captain Michael Clarke continued his push to prove his fitness ahead of the cricket World Cup by bowling two overs and fielding in multiple positions in a warm-up match against Bangladesh on Thursday.
His decision to bat first backfired on Tuesday as India were dismissed for a paltry 153 against England and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put the blame on his batsmen for their nine-wicket loss in their second ODI of the cricket tri-series here.