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South Africa eye fresh start in Bangladesh

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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South Africa eye fresh start in Bangladesh

South Africa eye fresh start in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A new-look South Africa vowed to put their World Cup heartache behind them yesterday as they began their tour of Bangladesh, promising not to underestimate their in-form hosts. “It is our first series after the World Cup so our players are coming nice and fresh over the World Cup disappointment,” the Proteas’ coach Russell […]

Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider

Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider

PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka will get a glimpse of a future without their batting greats when the decisive third and final Test against Pakistan begins in Pallekele tomorrow. For the first time in 15 years since Kumar Sangakkara’s debut in July 2000, Sri Lanka will take the field in a Test without either him or Mahela […]

Rahane to lead India in Zimbabwe

Posted by on 29/06/2015
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Rahane to lead India in Zimbabwe

Rahane to lead India in Zimbabwe

NEW DELHI: India rested regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and a host of other senior cricketers yesterday and put Ajinkya Rahane in charge of a second-string squad for next month’s tour of Zimbabwe for three one-dayers and two Twenty20 Internationals. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who played the last of his 229 one-dayers in June 2011, returns […]

Sri Lanka victory romp levels Pakistan series

Posted by on 29/06/2015
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Sri Lanka victory romp levels Pakistan series

Sri Lanka victory romp levels Pakistan series

COLOMBO: Dimuth Karunaratne hit 50 off 56 balls as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Test in Colombo yesterday to square the three-match series 1-1. Chasing 153 to win, the hosts made light of a delayed start of 30 minutes due to a wet outfield and raced to victory in 26.3 […]

Pakistan set Sri Lanka 153-run victory target

Posted by on 28/06/2015
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Pakistan set Sri Lanka 153-run victory target

Pakistan set Sri Lanka 153-run victory target

COLOMBO: Seamer Dhammika Prasad claimed four wickets to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday despite a defiant century from Azhar Ali. Pakistan, who trailed by 177 on the first innings, were bowled out for 329 in their second knock by tea on the fourth day to leave the […]

Kaushal, Prasad skittle Pakistan in second Test – Young off-spinner Kaushal bags five wickets

Posted by on 25/06/2015
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Kaushal, Prasad skittle Pakistan in second Test – Young off-spinner Kaushal bags five wickets

Kaushal, Prasad skittle Pakistan in second Test – Young off-spinner Kaushal bags five wickets

COLOMBO: Young off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal grabbed five wickets as Sri Lanka bundled out Pakistan for 138 on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo yesterday. Seamer Dhammika Prasad chipped in with three wickets as the tourists collapsed in 42.5 overs by tea after skipper Misbah-ul Haq elected to bat on […]

Indian tycoon declares ‘war’, rattles Modi govt

Posted by on 24/06/2015
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Indian tycoon declares ‘war’, rattles Modi govt

Indian tycoon declares ‘war’, rattles Modi govt

NEW DELHI: Pressure is growing on India’s foreign minister and a top member of the ruling party over help they gave to a disgraced cricket tycoon, as the first major scandal to touch Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government begins to threaten his reform agenda. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has faced days of scrutiny for her […]

England trounce Black Caps

Posted by on 24/06/2015
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England trounce Black Caps

England trounce Black Caps

MANCHESTER: England set themselves up for the Ashes by ensuring New Zealand’s tour ended in a comprehensive defeat as they thrashed the Black Caps by 56 runs in the lone Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Tuesday. New Zealand, set 192 for victory, collapsed to 135 all out as they lost their last five wickets […]

India avoid whitewash

Posted by on 24/06/2015
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India avoid whitewash

India avoid whitewash

DHAKA: Brisk half-centuries from India’s Shikhar Dhawan and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped set up a 77-run victory against Bangladesh in the third and final one-day international and stave off a 3-0 whitewash. Opener Dhawan’s 73-ball 75 and Dhoni’s 69 off 77 balls laid the foundation for India’s 317-6 in their 50 overs after Bangladesh […]

Buoyant Pakistan target series win in Sri Lanka

Posted by on 23/06/2015
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Buoyant Pakistan target series win in Sri Lanka

Buoyant Pakistan target series win in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: A confident Pakistan will aim to clinch a first Test series win in Sri Lanka for nine years when the second match starts at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo tomorrow. Misbah-ul Haq’s tourists are riding high after a 10-wicket triumph in the opening Test in Galle on Sunday despite the first four sessions […]

Dhoni willing to quit one day captaincy

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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Seven-star Yasir leads Pakistan to Test win

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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Seven-star Yasir leads Pakistan to Test win

Seven-star Yasir leads Pakistan to Test win

GALLE: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed a career-best seven for 76 as Pakistan stunned Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first Test yesterday to take the lead in the three-match series. Yasir spun a web around the Sri Lankan batsmen to skittle them for a paltry 206 in their second innings just before tea on […]

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