Twitter reacts as New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets

New Zealand beat South Africa in a dramatic semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Eden Park, Auckland. 

Here are some of the best reactions after the end of the 1st semi-final match:








Chris Gayle rules out retirement rumours

The West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has denied the rumours of his retirement from all forms of cricket following their World Cup quarter-final loss to New Zealand by 143 runs on Saturday at Wellington.

The all-rounder, who has been suffering with his back problems in recent years, the 35-year-old Jamaican insists that he has no intentions to leave the cricket.

"I definitely want to play the T20 World Cup next year for West Indies, there's no doubt about that.” the left-handed batsman told ESPNCricinfo.

"I've got a few concerns and a few injury [cases] to try and solve. I'll give myself some time and hopefully look back at it and see how well I can actually progress for West Indies cricket at this point in time."

Gayle will not be available during the upcoming Test series against England in April as he will be in rehabilitation in the aim of regaining full fitness.

Aussie batsman Peter Handscomb joins Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire have announced their second overseas acquisition by completing the signing of Australian batsman Peter Handscomb.

The 23-year-old, who plays for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League, will arrive at the County cricket ground for all three formats of the game.

"It has always been an ambition of mine to play county cricket and I was delighted when Gloucestershire expressed an interest in me joining them," the former Australia Under-19 international told the club's official website.

"I have heard good things about the players at Nevil Road and I am looking forward to meeting up with them in April."

Peter will join the Gloucestershire with his new teammates in May.

Younis Khan denies ODI retirement plans

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has dismissed reports that he is going to retire from one-day international cricket.

The 37-year-old has claimed that a tweet from a supposedly official Younis profile is a "fake" Twitter account, that was contemplating retirement.
The right handed batsman, who has scored 7,203 runs in 263 ODIs - has insisted that he has no plans on hanging up his boots and is considering to recover from his best form.

He told AFP as quoted by the Indian Express"I have no Twitter account and it's (the story about his retirement) fake." We've added the 'retirement' tweet below. 

Meanwhile Pakistan to play their next World Cup group game against Zimbabwe in Brisbane on March 1, a match they must win to hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
28 February, 2015

Worcestershire re-sign Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal

Worcestershire have announced the re-signing of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal for his third spell at New Road in 2015.

The 37-year-old, was cleared to return to bowling in an international cricket earlier this month, after serving a five-month ban for an illegal action. 
He will be available for the second part of the campaign in July when not on international duty.

The off-spinner becomes the second overseas player to commit himself to the Pears, following the New Zealand all-rounder Colin Munro, who will play in the T20 Blast.

Saeed took 63 wickets in nine Division Two outings last term.

Worcestershire to begin their new campaign against the county champions Yorkshire on April 12.


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