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Mathews puts Sri Lanka on top in deciding Test

Posted by on 05/07/2015
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Mathews puts Sri Lanka on top in deciding Test

Mathews puts Sri Lanka on top in deciding Test

PALLEKELE: Skipper Angelo Mathews battled his way to an unbeaten 77 as Sri Lanka seized the advantage in the series-deciding third and final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele yesterday. The hosts gained a first innings lead of 63 runs and then recovered from 35-3 in their second knock to post 228-5 by stumps on a […]

South Africa crush Bangladesh

Posted by on 05/07/2015
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South Africa crush Bangladesh

South Africa crush Bangladesh

DHAKA: Skipper Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten half century to set up a crushing 52-run win for South Africa over Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 international in Dhaka yesterday. Du Plessis helped the visitors recover from a shaky start with an unbeaten 79 off 61 balls, his sixth half-century in Twenty20 internationals, which included […]

Australia’s Harris quits cricket

Posted by on 04/07/2015
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Australia’s Harris quits cricket

Australia’s Harris quits cricket

LONDON: Australia’s injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team’s defence of the Ashes starting in England next week. The 35-year-old Queenslander withdrew from Australia’s ongoing warm-up match against Essex and walked away from the sport less than a week before […]

Woeful Pakistan hand Sri Lanka advantage

Posted by on 04/07/2015
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Woeful Pakistan hand Sri Lanka advantage

Woeful Pakistan hand Sri Lanka advantage

PALLEKELE: Pakistan’s brittle top-order undid the good work by leg-spinner Yasir Shah as Sri Lanka seized control of the series-deciding third and final Test in Pallekele yesterday. Having been bowled out for 278 in the first innings, Sri Lanka hit back to reduce Pakistan to 209-9 by stumps on the second day that saw 11 […]

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 […]