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Fakhar, Sarfraz lead Pakistan fightback after Lyon strikes

Posted by on 16/10/2018
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Fakhar, Sarfraz lead Pakistan fightback after Lyon strikes

Fakhar, Sarfraz lead Pakistan fightback after Lyon strikes

Australia trail Pakistan by 262 runs with eight wickets intact ABU DHABI: Debutant opener Fakhar Zaman and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed missed hundreds by six runs each but still revived Pakistan on the first day of the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Fakhar and Sarfraz scored 94 each and helped Pakistan recover from […]

India ready to unleash ‘fearless’ Shaw, Rishabh Pant on Australia

Posted by on 15/10/2018
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India ready to unleash ‘fearless’ Shaw, Rishabh Pant on Australia

India ready to unleash ‘fearless’ Shaw, Rishabh Pant on Australia

Shastri compares Shaw to Tendulkar and destructive Sehwag and Lara HYDERABAD: “Fearless” young batting stars Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant will be India’s special weapons during their upcoming tour of Australia, according to captain Virat Kohli. Hailing the roles of 18-year-old Shaw and 21-year-old Pant in the two-Test victory over the West Indies, Kohli said […]

India’s Yadav helps seal 2-0 West Indies series sweep

Posted by on 14/10/2018
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India’s Yadav helps seal 2-0 West Indies series sweep

India’s Yadav helps seal 2-0 West Indies series sweep

It’s a tough series and we didn’t play our best cricket: Holder HYDERABAD: Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed a match haul of 10 wickets to lead India to a series sweep against the West Indies with a win inside three days in the second Test yesterday. The hosts chased down their 72-run target in just 16.1 […]

Morgan guides England to victory over Sri Lanka

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Morgan guides England to victory over Sri Lanka

Morgan guides England to victory over Sri Lanka

DAMBULLA: Captain Eoin Morgan hit 92 decisive runs to guide England to a damp squib win over Sri Lanka with rain halting play for the second straight match in their one-day series. England were awarded a 31-run victory on a faster run rate after torrential downpour at the Dambulla ground. The tourists scored 278-9 from […]

Pant, Rahane give India control in second Test against West Indies

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Pant, Rahane give India control in second Test against West Indies

Pant, Rahane give India control in second Test against West Indies

Teenage opener Shaw smash 70 off 53 balls HYDERABAD: Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant hit contrasting half-centuries to put India on course for a sizeable first innings lead against the West Indies in the second Test yesterday. The hosts were 308 for four at stumps, trailing the West Indies by three runs after Rahane, 75, […]

Ton-up Khawaja helps Australia save draw against Pakistan

Posted by on 11/10/2018
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Ton-up Khawaja helps Australia save draw against Pakistan

Ton-up Khawaja helps Australia save draw against Pakistan

Khawaja innings was the second longest in the fourth innings of a Test DUBAI: Opener Usman Khawaja hit a fighting hundred to foil Pakistan and help Australia escape with a draw in the first Test in Dubai yesterday. The left-hander hit a solid 141 for his seventh Test hundred, while skipper Tim Paine (61 not […]

Abbas’s triple bring Pakistan closer to win over Australia

Posted by on 10/10/2018
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Abbas’s triple bring Pakistan closer to win over Australia

Abbas’s triple bring Pakistan closer to win over Australia

Australia require another 326 runs for an improbable victory DUBAI: Hard-working fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets in seven balls to bring Pakistan closer to victory in the first Test against Australia in Dubai yesterday. The right-arm medium pacer dismissed Aaron Finch (49) and the Marsh brothers-Shaun and Mitchell – for ducks as Australia […]

Better late than never for expat Pakistani cricketer from Kuwait

Posted by on 09/10/2018
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Better late than never for expat Pakistani cricketer from Kuwait

Better late than never for expat Pakistani cricketer from Kuwait

DUBAI: Ten years ago Bilal Asif had almost quit cricket by joining his father in Kuwait to work as an electrician, but a change of heart brought about by ex-Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has paid dividends. Yesterday, Asif became the latest spinning bete noire for Australia, snatching 6-36 in the first Test in Dubai to […]

Six-wicket Bilal Asif sparks spectacular Australian collapse

Posted by on 09/10/2018
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Six-wicket Bilal Asif sparks spectacular Australian collapse

Six-wicket Bilal Asif sparks spectacular Australian collapse

Third best figures for a Pakistani bowler on Test debut DUBAI: Test debutant Bilal Asif snatched six wickets to spark a spectacular Australian collapse from 142-0 to 202 all out and put Pakistan in firm command of the first Test in Dubai yesterday. The 33-year-old off-spinner overshadowed his more experienced team-mate Yasir Shah by finishing […]

Australia face tough task after Sohail hits maiden Pakistan ton

Posted by on 08/10/2018
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Australia face tough task after Sohail hits maiden Pakistan ton

Australia face tough task after Sohail hits maiden Pakistan ton

Australia’s openers survive a torrid 13 over spell DUBAI: Australia’s openers survived a torrid 13 over spell to finish on 30 without loss after Haris Sohail’s maiden century guided Pakistan to 482 on the second day of the first Test in Dubai yesterday. Usman Khawaja was unbeaten on 17 and debutant Aaron Finch was 13 […]

Pakistan’s Hafeez hits ton, Australia toil on first day

Posted by on 07/10/2018
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Pakistan’s Hafeez hits ton, Australia toil on first day

Pakistan’s Hafeez hits ton, Australia toil on first day

DUBAI: Mohammad Hafeez marked his return to Test cricket with a century as Pakistan reached 255-3 at stumps on the first day of the series-opening Test match against Australia yesterday. Veteran all-rounder Hafeez, playing in his first test since 2016 and his 51st overall, frustrated Australia en route to his 10th century before being trapped […]

Young gun’s debut century puts India on top in WI test

Posted by on 04/10/2018
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Young gun’s debut century puts India on top in WI test

Young gun’s debut century puts India on top in WI test

India’s second-youngest century maker after Sachin Tendulkar RAJKOT: Teenager Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut as the hosts took opening day honors in the first match against the West Indies yesterday. Shaw, 18, also became India’s second-youngest century maker after Sachin Tendulkar as he blasted his way to […]

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