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England edge India in Women’s World Cup final

Posted by on 23/07/2017
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England edge India in Women’s World Cup final

England edge India in Women’s World Cup final

LONDON: Anya Shrubsole bowled England to a dramatic nine-run win over India in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s yesterday. India, set 229 to win, were well on course for victory at 191 for three in front of a full hose of more than 26,000. But the dismissal of opener Punam Raut, who made […]

S Lanka pull off record chase to beat Zimbabwe

Posted by on 18/07/2017
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S Lanka pull off record chase to beat Zimbabwe

S Lanka pull off record chase to beat Zimbabwe

COLOMBO: Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne guided Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets yesterday in a pulsating end to their one-off Test. A crucial 121-run sixth-wicket stand between Gunaratne (80 not out) and Dickwella (81) secured Sri Lanka’s best-ever run chase. Sri Lanka’s previous best was against South […]

Philander leads South Africa rout of England

Posted by on 17/07/2017
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Philander leads South Africa rout of England

Philander leads South Africa rout of England

NOTTINGHAM: Vernon Philander led a fine allround bowling effort as South Africa thrashed England by 340 runs in the second Test at Trent Bridge yesterday. Victory saw the Proteas level the four-match series at 1-1 after they themselves had been well beaten by 211 runs in the first Test at Lord’s. England, set a mammoth […]

Raza 97 puts Zimbabwe on top in S Lanka Test

Posted by on 16/07/2017
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Raza 97 puts Zimbabwe on top in S Lanka Test

Raza 97 puts Zimbabwe on top in S Lanka Test

COLOMBO: Sikandar Raza hit a gritty 97 not out to help Zimbabwe recover from a top-order collapse and stretch their second innings lead over Sri Lanka to 262 in the one-off Test yesterday. The visitors were 252 for six at stumps on day three, with Raza and Malcolm Waller (57) putting on an unbeaten 107-run […]

Shastri to allow ‘fun’ if India stars remain winners

Posted by on 13/07/2017
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Shastri to allow ‘fun’ if India stars remain winners

Shastri to allow ‘fun’ if India stars remain winners

NEW DELHI: India’s new coach Ravi Shastri will allow players to have fun as long as they put in the hard work, signalling a more relaxed approach to his taskmaster predecessor Anil Kumble. “As long as there’s a level of commitment, the hard yards are being put in and results are showing, why shouldn’t there […]

Chandimal, Tharanga to captain Sri Lanka

Posted by on 12/07/2017
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Chandimal, Tharanga to captain Sri Lanka

Chandimal, Tharanga to captain Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka appointed two new captains yesterday to replace Angelo Mathews, who resigned after his side’s humiliating home series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe. Dinesh Chandimal will lead the Test side while Upul Tharanga will captain in limited-overs matches, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said. The reshuffle caps a turbulent period for the beleaguered Sri Lankan […]

England’s 10-wicket Ali a ‘batter who bowls’

Posted by on 11/07/2017
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England’s 10-wicket Ali a ‘batter who bowls’

England’s 10-wicket Ali a ‘batter who bowls’

LONDON: Moeen Ali may have taken 10 wickets in England’s first Test win over South Africa at Lord’s, but the best way for him to continue to be successful as a bowler is to think of himself as a batsman. That was the somewhat convoluted position outlined by England coach Trevor Bayliss, who stressed neither […]

Raza gives Zimbabwe historic ODI triumph

Posted by on 10/07/2017
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Raza gives Zimbabwe historic ODI triumph

Raza gives Zimbabwe historic ODI triumph

HAMBANTOTA: Sikandar Raza starred with the bat and ball to help Zimbabwe edge out Sri Lanka by three wickets and clinch a historic series victory in the fifth one-day international yesterday. Taking the series 3-2 in Hambantota, the 11th-ranked Zimbabwe registered their maiden series win in Sri Lanka and first overseas triumph in eight years. […]

T20 and ODI captain Sarfraz to lead Pakistan in Tests

Posted by on 04/07/2017
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T20 and ODI captain Sarfraz to lead Pakistan in Tests

T20 and ODI captain Sarfraz to lead Pakistan in Tests

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Sarfraz Ahmed Test captain after the wicketkeeper-batsman led the national team to a surprise triumph at the Champions Trophy tournament in England last month. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan announced the decision yesterday during a ceremony to honor the winning team at the prime minister’s residence in Islamabad. Ahmed already […]

Holder inspires Windies to stunning 11-run win

Posted by on 03/07/2017
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Holder inspires Windies to stunning 11-run win

Holder inspires Windies to stunning 11-run win

NORTH SOUND: West Indies captain Jason Holder led from the front with a five-wicket haul as his side snatched an 11-run win over India in the fourth one-day international in Antigua on Sunday. India came into the match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium leading 2-0 in the series and set a modest target of […]

S Lanka beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in 2nd ODI

Posted by on 02/07/2017
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S Lanka beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in 2nd ODI

S Lanka beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in 2nd ODI

GALLE: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan took four wickets and his partner Hasaranga de Silva took a hat-trick on debut as Sri Lanka thrashed Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the second oneday international to level the five-match series yesterday. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews asked Zimbabwe to bat first and they were bowled out for a paltry […]

Sri Lanka players told to get fit or get out

Posted by on 28/06/2017
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Sri Lanka players told to get fit or get out

Sri Lanka players told to get fit or get out

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government yesterday warned the national cricket team to get fit in three months or get booted out. The ultimatum came after the squad was found to be unfit for the series against Zimbabwe which starts tomorrow. “No one has a satisfactory level of fitness, but I have made an exception this […]

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