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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 […]

Pakistan tighten grip on decisive Bangladesh Test

Posted by on 09/05/2015
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Pakistan tighten grip on decisive Bangladesh Test

Pakistan tighten grip on decisive Bangladesh Test

DHAKA: Bangladesh faced a long haul to save the second and final Test against Pakistan in Dhaka after they were set an improbable victory target of 550 on the third day yesterday. The hosts were 63 for one at stumps with Tamim Iqbal (32) and Mominul Haque (15) together at the crease after Imrul Kayes […]

Younis, Azhar hammer luckless Bangladesh

Posted by on 06/05/2015
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Younis, Azhar hammer luckless Bangladesh

Younis, Azhar hammer luckless Bangladesh

DHAKA: Younis Khan and Azhar Ali hit centuries as Pakistan capitalised on Bangladesh’s misfortune to post a commanding 323 for three on the opening day of the second and final Test yesterday. Younis made 148 and Azhar was unbeaten on 127, the pair having shared a third-wicket stand of 250 to rescue the tourists from […]

Bangladesh eye maiden Test win over Pakistan

Posted by on 05/05/2015
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Bangladesh eye maiden Test win over Pakistan

Bangladesh eye maiden Test win over Pakistan

DHAKA: Bangladesh hope to build on their new-found confidence by securing their first-ever Test victory over Pakistan when the second and final match starts in Dhaka today. The Tigers are buoyed by a remarkable fightback in the drawn first Test in Khulna, where they avoided defeat for the first time in nine matches against Pakistan […]

Windies bag third Test by five wkts

Posted by on 04/05/2015
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Windies bag third Test by five wkts

Windies bag third Test by five wkts

BRIDGETOWN: West Indies defied the odds and a wearing pitch to complete a series-levelling fivewicket victory over England on the third day of the third and final Test on Sunday. Set a daunting target of 192 after the tourists were dismissed for 123 in their second innings, a 108-run fifth-wicket partnership between Darren Bravo and […]

Kuwaiti Al-Muzayen advances in Asian Squash tourney

Posted by on 03/05/2015
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Kuwaiti Al-Muzayen advances in Asian Squash tourney

Kuwaiti Al-Muzayen advances in Asian Squash tourney

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Squash player Abdullah Al-Muzayen advanced to the 8th round for men individual competitions on Saturday in the 18th Asian Squash Championship. Al-Muzayen advanced after beating Pakistani Al-Taib Islam 3-0, with sets 11-9, 11-9, and 13-11 during the round of 16th. The two players performed well, but Al-Muzayen was able to take advantage of […]

Anderson takes six wkts before England collapse

Posted by on 03/05/2015
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Anderson takes six wkts before England collapse

Anderson takes six wkts before England collapse

BRIDGETOWN: James Anderson wrecked the West Indies but England were tottering at 39 for five in their second innings, a lead of 107 runs, on the second day of the third and final Test on Saturday. On a pitch that is rapidly deteriorating, 18 wickets fell in the three sessions, the most in a single […]

Bangladesh hold Pakistan after Tamim’s double ton

Posted by on 02/05/2015
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Bangladesh hold Pakistan after Tamim’s double ton

Bangladesh hold Pakistan after Tamim’s double ton

KHULNA: Tamim Iqbal smashed Bangladesh’s highest Test score of 206 as the first Test against Pakistan petered out into a draw after another run feast in Khulna yesterday. The hosts made light of the 296-run deficit in the first innings as they posted a mammoth 555 for six in their second knock before the match […]

Hafeez double-ton powers Pakistan in first Test

Posted by on 30/04/2015
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Hafeez double-ton powers Pakistan in first Test

Hafeez double-ton powers Pakistan in first Test

KHULNA: Mohammad Hafeez hit a careerbest 224 as Pakistan took charge of the first Test against Bangladesh with an impressive batting marathon during the third day’s play in Khulna yesterday. The tourists batted the entire day to move from their overnight score of 227 for one to 537 for five by stumps, a lead of […]