Australia on 29 March 2015 won the ICC Cricket World Cup
2015 for the record fifth time. In the final match Australia defeated
co-hosts of the tournament, New Zealand by 7 wickets played at the iconic
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia.
In the final match, New Zealand had won the toss and had
chosen to bat first. They had set the target of 183 runs to Australia after
losing all wickets in the 45th over. Australian team easily overhauled the
target in the 34th over with 7 wickets in hand.
In the final match, Australian bowlers James Faulkner and
Mitchell Johnson had bagged 3 wickets each, while Mitchell Starc had claimed
two wickets. Captain Michael Clarke had scored 74 runs and Steve Smith 56
runs. Previously, Australia had won the Cricket World Cup in 1987, 1999,
2003 and 2007. It was first time of New Zealand to enter final of Cricket
World Cup. In the previous world cup’s they were defeated for six times in
NZ Bags Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2015
New Zealand has won the 24th edition of Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey
Tournament 2015 for second time. In the final match, New Zealand defeated
World Champions Australia by 3-1 goals in the penalty shoot-out. In
regulation 60 minutes time, both teams had tied at 2-2 goals. Earlier, New
Zealand had won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in 2012. It is third
time Australia came as runner-ups position in tournament (1999, 2006 and
2015). India won the bronze i.e. finished third by defeating South Korea by
4-1 goals in the penalty shoot-out after both the teams were tied at 2-2 at
Pakistan’s cricket chiefs named batsman Azhar Ali as the national side’s
new One-Day International captain, despite the fact that he has not made the
50-over team in more than two years. The 30-year-old replaces Misbah-ul-Haq,
who retired from ODIs following Pakistan’s World Cup quarterfinal exit at
the hands of eventual champion Australia.
Ali has played just 14 ODIs, the most recent in January 2013, when he
contributed two with the bat as Pakistan beat arch-rival India by 85 runs at
Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. Ali was also named as vice-captain for the Test
side, which Misbah will continue to lead, while big-hitting all-rounder
Shahid Afridi stays on as T20 skipper.
Dr. Nasim Zaidi
The President has appointed the senior-most Election Commissioner, Dr.
Nasim Zaidi as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission.
Dr. Nasim Zaidi has assume the charge of office of the Chief Election
Commissioner on 19th April, 2015 vice Shri Harishankar Brahma consequent
upon his demitting the office of the Chief Election Commissioner on the 18th