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Outplayed and out-fought, England face selection headache

Posted by on 21/07/2015
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Outplayed and out-fought, England face selection headache

Outplayed and out-fought, England face selection headache

LONDON: Stick with a team that has been thrashed by Australia or ring the changes? That’s the dilemma facing England’s selectors when they meet on Tuesday to select a team for the third Ashes test following a 405-run humbling at the hands of Australia in the second test at Lord’s that finished prematurely on Sunday. […]

Ganguly to help advise way ahead after IPL suspensions

Posted by on 21/07/2015
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Ganguly to help advise way ahead after IPL suspensions

Ganguly to help advise way ahead after IPL suspensions

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board has brought in former national team captain Sourav Ganguly to help put the Indian Premier League back on track after two of its teams were suspended by a Supreme Court-appointed committee last week. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, which runs the IPL, yesterday named the 43-year-old […]

What next? Indian cricket trying to keep IPL afloat

Posted by on 15/07/2015
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What next? Indian cricket trying to keep IPL afloat

What next? Indian cricket trying to keep IPL afloat

NEW DELHI: Cricket organizers were in crisis mode yesterday, weighing options for how to keep the Indian Premier League afloat after a Supreme Court-appointed committee announced two-year bans on two of the top clubs. Justice Lodha committee announced the suspensions Tuesday on former champions Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals while also proposing life bans […]

IPL in turmoil as teams banned in betting scandal

Posted by on 14/07/2015
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IPL in turmoil as teams banned in betting scandal

IPL in turmoil as teams banned in betting scandal

NEW DELHI: Cricket’s Indian Premier League was thrown into turmoil yesterday when a Supreme Court-appointed panel suspended two of the eight teams after officials were found guilty of illegally betting on matches. India’s board said it would respect the verdict and pledged to clean up cricket after the shock decision to ban the Chennai Super […]

India defeat Zimbabwe

Posted by on 14/07/2015
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India defeat Zimbabwe

India defeat Zimbabwe

HARARE: Kedar Jadhav made Zimbabwe pay for a woeful dropped catch as his unbeaten century powered India to an 83- run victory in the third one-day international at Harare Sports Club yesterday and a series whitewash. Jadhav was on 41 when Elton Chigumbura put down the simplest of chances off the bowling of Graeme Cremer, […]

Bangladesh level series

Posted by on 12/07/2015
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Bangladesh level series

Bangladesh level series

DHAKA: Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah struck half-centuries after Bangladesh dismissed South Africa cheaply, crushing the Proteas by seven wickets in the second one-day international to tie the three-match series in Dhaka yesterday. Soumya hit a stroke-filled unbeaten 88 while Mahmudullah made 50 as Bangladesh raced to 167-3 with more than 22 overs in hand, keeping […]

India defeat Zimbabwe

Posted by on 12/07/2015
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India defeat Zimbabwe

India defeat Zimbabwe

HARARE: Half-centuries from opening batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay and four wickets from Bhuvneshwar Kumar saw India beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs in the second one-day international and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series yesterday. Rahane and Vijay put on 112 for the first wicket after India were sent in to […]

England win Ashes opener

Posted by on 11/07/2015
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England win Ashes opener

England win Ashes opener

CARDIFF: Stuart Broad led England to a 169-run victory in the first Ashes Test as Australia collapsed either side of lunch on the fourth day at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens yesterday. Australia, well-placed at 97 for one, slumped to 106 for five as four wickets fell for just nine runs in 36 balls. Chasing a record-breaking […]

Brilliant Younus guides Pakistan to series win

Posted by on 07/07/2015
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Brilliant Younus guides Pakistan to series win

Brilliant Younus guides Pakistan to series win

COLOMBO: Younus Khan’s epic unbeaten 171 guided Pakistan to their highest successful run chase yesterday, the tourists easing to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to clinch the three-match series by a 2-1 margin. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (59 not out) blasted Jehan Mubarak for a six to seal Pakistan’s first test series win in Sri Lanka […]

Proteas cruise home in second Bangladesh T20

Posted by on 07/07/2015
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Proteas cruise home in second Bangladesh T20

Proteas cruise home in second Bangladesh T20

DHAKA: Spinners Eddie Leie and Aaron Phangiso shared six wickets between them as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 international to take the two-match series 2-0 in Dhaka yesterday. Debutant leg-spinner Leie claimed 3-16 and left-arm spinner Phangiso took 3-30, as Bangladesh were all out for 138 runs with five […]

Starc promises ‘no respite’ for England

Posted by on 06/07/2015
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Starc promises ‘no respite’ for England

Starc promises ‘no respite’ for England

LONDON: Mitchell Starc has told England there will be no let-up when they face Australia’s pace attack in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff tomorrow. The left-arm fast bowler took nine wickets in Australia’s final warm-up match as they defeated county side Essex over the weekend and Starc is now set to be an increasingly […]

Pakistan rattle Sri Lanka with Masood-Younis show

Posted by on 06/07/2015
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Pakistan rattle Sri Lanka with Masood-Younis show

Pakistan rattle Sri Lanka with Masood-Younis show

PALLEKELE: Shan Masood and Younis Khan compiled unbeaten centuries to keep Pakistan in the hunt for a landmark victory in the seriesdeciding third and final Test against Sri Lanka yesterday. Set a challenging target of 377 runs, the tourists recovered from a shaky 13-2 to move to 230 without further loss by stumps on the […]

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