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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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Dhoni willing to quit one day captaincy

Dhoni willing to quit one day captaincy

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 […]

TACK International’s historic meeting with CEO of ICC

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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TACK International’s historic meeting with CEO of ICC

TACK International’s historic meeting with CEO of ICC

KUWAIT: Teams Association for Cricket in Kuwait (TACK) and MG Cricket Club, continuing with their mission of serving and enhancing the game of cricket in Kuwait; recently met with the CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Dave Richardson, in the head quarters of ICC in Dubai, to discuss a variety of ideas and plans […]

Bangladesh beat India, seal series

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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Bangladesh beat India, seal series

Bangladesh beat India, seal series

DHAKA: Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman tore through the Indian batting line up once again to help Bangladesh seal the three-match one-day international series with a six-wicket win in Dhaka yesterday. Mustafizur picked up where he left off in the opening match, when he claimed 5-50, to grab 6-43 and help bowl India out for 200 […]

Shafiq hits century as Pakistan fight back

Posted by on 20/06/2015
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Shafiq hits century as Pakistan fight back

Shafiq hits century as Pakistan fight back

GALLE: Pakistan turned the tables on Sri Lanka in the first Test after Asad Shafiq hit a century to lead a remarkable rearguard action by the lower order on the fourth day yesterday. The tourists, who resumed the day at 118-5 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 300, piled up 417 in their first innings before […]

India must be at best to beat Bangladesh — Rohit

Posted by on 20/06/2015
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India must be at best to beat Bangladesh — Rohit

India must be at best to beat Bangladesh — Rohit

DHAKA: India have to play their best cricket if they are to come back in the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh, said batsman Rohit Sharma yesterday ahead of the second match today. India trail Bangladesh 0-1 in the series after they lost the first one day international by 79 runs on Thursday. “They are playing […]

Extra bowler the way forward for India

Posted by on 15/06/2015
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Extra bowler the way forward for India

Extra bowler the way forward for India

MUMBAI: The biggest change made by India captain Virat Kohli since taking over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the inclusion of an extra bowler, and while it is too early to judge if the strategy will pay off in the long run, he intends to give it every chance. Kohli was named captain after Dhoni […]

Williamson, Taylor tons too much for England

Posted by on 14/06/2015
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Williamson, Taylor tons too much for England

Williamson, Taylor tons too much for England

SOUTHAMPTON: Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor both scored hundreds in a record-breaking stand as New Zealand beat England by three wickets in the third oneday international at the Rose Bowl yesterday to go 2-1 up in the five-match series. New Zealand, chasing 303 for victory, were struggling at 36 for two. But a stand of […]

Ashwin stars as India Bangladesh Test drawn

Posted by on 14/06/2015
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Ashwin stars as India Bangladesh Test drawn

Ashwin stars as India Bangladesh Test drawn

FATULLAH: Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed a five-wicket haul as India enforced the follow-on before the rain-ruined Test against Bangladesh ended in an inevitable draw in Fatullah yesterday. After the entire morning session was washed out, India bowled out Bangladesh for 256 in their first innings to gain a lead of 206 runs over their own effort […]

Former England wicketkeeper Prior retires from cricket

Posted by on 11/06/2015
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Former England wicketkeeper Prior retires from cricket

Former England wicketkeeper Prior retires from cricket

LONDON: Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior announced yesterday that he has retired at the age of 33 due to injury. Prior made the last of his 79 Test appearances against India at Lord’s 11 months ago before undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon. He had hoped to return to action with Sussex in this season’s […]