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Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe

Posted by on 27/05/2015
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Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe

Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe

LAHORE: Shoaib Malik hit his first century in six years to help Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe in the first day-night international by 41 runs in Lahore on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Malik, playing his first one-dayer after two years, notched up a 76-ball 112 with 12 fours and two sixes to […]

Australian appointed England head coach

Posted by on 26/05/2015
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Australian appointed England head coach

Australian appointed England head coach

LONDON: England turned to the old enemy in an attempt to restore national pride as Trevor Bayliss became the first Australian to be appointed head coach of the team yesterday. With an Ashes series against Australia looming on home soil in six weeks’ time, the 52-yearold former Sri Lanka coach has been tasked with repairing […]

England stun New Zealand

Posted by on 25/05/2015
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England stun New Zealand

England stun New Zealand

LONDON: England completed a remarkable win to beat New Zealand by 124 runs in the first Test at Lord’s yesterday. New Zealand, set 345 to win on the fifth and final day, were dismissed for 220 as England won the 100th Test between the two countries to go 1-0 up in this twomatch series ahead […]

Boubyan Bank honors cricket team

Posted by on 24/05/2015
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Boubyan Bank honors cricket team

Boubyan Bank honors cricket team

KUWAIT: Boubyan Bank honored its Cricket Team for its distinction and earning many trophies in the tournaments organized by the Banks Club as well as being among the elite banks’ teams in cricket competitions this season. Waleed Al Yaqout, GM Administration Group commended the achievements of the Cricket Team, considering that the human resources are […]

Ahli United Bank lift Al Watani Trophy – Commercial Bank lifts Plate Cup

Posted by on 23/05/2015
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Ahli United Bank lift Al Watani Trophy – Commercial Bank lifts Plate Cup

Ahli United Bank lift Al Watani Trophy – Commercial Bank lifts Plate Cup

KUWAIT: In a tensed and nail-biting match where fortunes changed in each over, Ahli United Bank confidently fought back to prevail over the spirited Boubyan Bank to win the coveted Watani Trophy final 2015 sponsored by National Bank of Kuwait. The Watani Trophy league organized by Kuwait Cricket, the apex body of cricket in Kuwait […]

Harbhajan back in India Test squad

Posted by on 20/05/2015
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Harbhajan back in India Test squad

Harbhajan back in India Test squad

NEW DELHI: India has recalled offspinner Harbhajan Singh for a one-off test against Bangladesh next month, on a tour which will also feature three one-day internationals. The 34-year-old Harbhajan, who last played in a home test series against Australia in March 2013, was picked yesterday in the Virat Kohli-led side despite limited success in first-class […]

Troops, checkpoints for Pakistan, Zimbabwe T20

Posted by on 20/05/2015
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Troops, checkpoints for Pakistan, Zimbabwe T20

Troops, checkpoints for Pakistan, Zimbabwe T20

LAHORE: Bemused players said they hoped to take the focus of security and put it back on cricket after authorities mounted an unprecedented operation to guard insurgency-hit Pakistan’s first home international in six years. Thousands of police and paramilitaries have been deployed and helicopters will be buzzing over Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, which has been turned […]

Zimbabwe brings cricket back to Pakistan

Posted by on 19/05/2015
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Zimbabwe brings cricket back to Pakistan

Zimbabwe brings cricket back to Pakistan

LAHORE: The Zimbabwe cricket team landed in Pakistan in the early hours of yesterday, becoming the first Test-playing nation to visit the militancy-wracked South Asian country in six years, Lahore airport officials said. Zimbabwe are set to play two T20s and three ODIs in a mini-series under high security involving 6,000 police and constant surveillance […]

Talking stops as England brace for N Zealand Test

Posted by on 19/05/2015
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Talking stops as England brace for N Zealand Test

Talking stops as England brace for N Zealand Test

LONDON: With a new cricket director, coach and chairman, England return to the field of play in the first test against New Zealand tomorrow following an extraordinary period of upheaval. Alastair Cook leads his team into a huge summer of cricket which will be defined by the Ashes, but first up they must deal with […]

High stakes, security as Pakistan isolation ends

Posted by on 18/05/2015
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High stakes, security as Pakistan isolation ends

High stakes, security as Pakistan isolation ends

LAHORE: The last time a Test-level cricket team visited Pakistan, seven Sri Lankan players went home with bullet and shrapnel wounds after RPG and machine gun-wielding militants ambushed their team bus in Lahore. Six years on and under high security involving 3,000 police and blanket aerial surveillance, the same city will host African minnows Zimbabwe […]

Pakistan proposes India Test series in December

Posted by on 10/05/2015
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Pakistan proposes India Test series in December

Pakistan proposes India Test series in December

NEW DELHI: Pakistan wants to host the first bilateral Test tour by India in eight years in the United Arab Emirates in December, the country’s cricket chief Shaharyar Khan said yesterday. The tour, comprising three Tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 games is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two boards […]

Pakistan win final Test

Posted by on 09/05/2015
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Pakistan win final Test

Pakistan win final Test

DHAKA: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed a match-haul of seven wickets as dominant Pakistan crushed Bangladesh by 328 runs in the second and final Test in Dhaka yesterday to clinch the series 1-0. The hosts, who resumed their second innings at 63-1 chasing an improbable target of 550, were shot out for 221 in the post-lunch […]