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Pakistan punished as Black Caps run riot

NAPIER: New Zealand flayed Pakistan’s attack on the way to a crushing 119-run win during the second one-day international in Napier yesterday. The win means the Black Caps take the…

Asia confident of shift at World Cup

NEW DELHI: Conventional wisdom says Asian teams usually succumb on the bouncy wickets of Australia or the seaming pitches in New Zealand, making them vulnerable and rank outsiders for the…

England crumble in run chase – Australia win tri-series final

PERTH: A stellar performance with bat and ball by all-rounder Glenn Maxwell helped Australia to a crushing victory over England in the oneday international tri-series final yesterday. Maxwell top-scored with…

Sangakkara lifts Sri Lanka to 34-run win

WELLINGTON: Kumar Sangakkara’s masterful double of a century and a world-record wicketkeeping performance inspired Sri Lanka to a 34-run win over New Zealand in their one-day series finale in Wellington…

Pakistan cricketer plagued by ghost at team hotel

WELLINGTON: Pakistan team management says cricketer Haris Sohail was left “visibly shaken” after a ghostly encounter in a Christchurch hotel room. Sohail fled what he believed was “a supernatural presence”…

Lanka bank on Sangakkara and Jayawardene hit show

NEW DELHI: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for…

Blunted bowling leaves champs India vulnerable

NEW DELHI: Loaded with free-stroking batsmen but missing match-winning bowlers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s India will look to chase down-rather than defend-the World Cup title they won four years ago. In…

Russell blasts Windies to thrilling one-wkt win

PORT ELIZABETH: A thrilling burst of hitting by Andre Russell carried the West Indies to a one-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international at St George’s Park…

N Zealand scoop series with 120-run victory

DUNEDIN: New Zealand wrapped up their oneday series against Sri Lanka with a game to spare yesterday when Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor orchestrated a 120-run win in game six.…

S Africa cruise to series win over woeful W Indies

EAST LONDON: On a pitch which captain Jason Holder admitted held no terrors, the West Indies collapsed to 122 all out and suffered a humiliating nine-wicket defeat in the third…

NZ overpower Lanka to win 4th ODI

WELLINGTON: Kane Williamson hit a century and Luke Ronchi smashed 24 runs off one explosive over when the match was still in the balance to steer New Zealand to a…

England thrash India in Brisbane

BRISBANE: Pacemen Steven Finn produced a career-best performance to lead England to a nine-wicket thrashing of India in both countries’ second outing in a triangular one-day series in Brisbane yesterday.…