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Hat-trick as Pakistan’s Imran Khan marries for the third time

Posted by on 19/02/2018
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Hat-trick as Pakistan’s Imran Khan marries for the third time

Hat-trick as Pakistan’s Imran Khan marries for the third time

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani politician and former playboy cricketer Imran Khan has married a woman described as his spiritual adviser, party officials said, the third wedding for the World Cup champion once touted as Pakistan’s most eligible bachelor. Khan, 65, married Bushra Wattoo in a private ceremony attended by relatives and friends in the eastern city of […]

Mendis drives Sri Lanka to T20 series sweep

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Mendis drives Sri Lanka to T20 series sweep

Mendis drives Sri Lanka to T20 series sweep

SYLHET: Opener Kusal Mendis hit a blazing half-century as Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 75 runs in the second Twenty20 international to complete a 2-0 series sweep yesterday. Sri Lanka rode on Mendis’ 70 off 42 deliveries to post 210-4 and then bowled out the hosts for 135 in Sylhet. Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad top-scored for […]

England win battle, but Munro ensures N Zealand win the war

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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England win battle, but Munro ensures N Zealand win the war

England win battle, but Munro ensures N Zealand win the war

Face unbeaten Australia in Wednesday’s final HAMILTON: An aggressive Colin Munro belted New Zealand into the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia despite England claiming their final round-robin match by two runs in Hamilton yesterday. Munro plundered the England attack at the top of the New Zealand innings, equalling the sixth-fastest half-century of all time in […]

Kumar rips through S Africa to lead India to T20 victory

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Kumar rips through S Africa to lead India to T20 victory

Kumar rips through S Africa to lead India to T20 victory

JOHANNESBURG: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took career-best figures of 5-24 to help India ease to a 28-run victory over South Africa in the opening Twenty20 International of their three-game series at the Wanderers yesterday. Having been sent in to bat, India plundered 203 for five from their 20 overs on a flat batting wicket as opener […]

It’s not finished yet says ‘world best’ Kohli

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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It’s not finished yet says ‘world best’ Kohli

It’s not finished yet says ‘world best’ Kohli

JOHANNESBURG: Indian captain Virat Kohli, labelled the best batsman in the world by head coach Ravi Shastri, wants his team to rise to one more challenge before they finish their gruelling South African tour. “The tour is not over,” said Kohli ahead of a three-match Twenty20 series starting at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on […]

Stokes to join England squad in New Zealand

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Stokes to join England squad in New Zealand

Stokes to join England squad in New Zealand

LONDON: Ben Stokes will join the England squad in New Zealand after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray in court yesterday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said. “Having entered his plea at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today, Ben Stokes will now travel to New Zealand to join the England squad,” said an […]

Sharma ton helps India secure ODI series victory

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Sharma ton helps India secure ODI series victory

Sharma ton helps India secure ODI series victory

PORT ELIZABETH: Rohit Sharma’s century helped India wrap up the One Day International series against hosts South Africa with a 73-run victory at St George’s Park yesterday. India took an unassailable 4-1 lead in the six-match series as Sharma finally came good with the bat, scoring 115 after India were asked to bat first and […]

Late Boult strikes give New Zealand 12-run win over England

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Late Boult strikes give New Zealand 12-run win over England

Late Boult strikes give New Zealand 12-run win over England

Australia qualified for final at Eden Park WELLINGTON: Trent Boult grabbed two wickets on successive balls to help New Zealand to a 12-run win over England in their Twenty20 tri-series match at Wellington Regional Stadium yesterday. Left-arm seamer Boult bowled Chris Jordan and then Liam Plunkett on the final two deliveries of the 18th over […]

Kohli magic leads India to big win over South Africa

Posted by on 07/02/2018
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Kohli magic leads India to big win over South Africa

Kohli magic leads India to big win over South Africa

CAPE TOWN: India captain Virat Kohli continued his excellent recent form by smashing a sparkling unbeaten century to lead his side to a comprehensive 124-run victory over South Africa in the third One-Day International at Newlands yesterday. Kohli made 160 not out from 159 balls as India, who had been put into bat, posted 303 […]

Maxwell century powers Australia to T20 win over England

Posted by on 07/02/2018
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Maxwell century powers Australia to T20 win over England

Maxwell century powers Australia to T20 win over England

58-ball century including 10 fours and four sixes   HOBART: Glenn Maxwell slammed a last-ball six to score a masterful century and lead Australia to a five-wicket victory over England in the second tri-series Twenty20 international in Hobart yesterday. Maxwell, who earlier took three wickets in two overs, was man of the match with an […]

Mominul, Liton help Bangladesh earn draw

Posted by on 04/02/2018
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Mominul, Liton help Bangladesh earn draw

Mominul, Liton help Bangladesh earn draw

CHITTAGONG: Mominul Haque became the first Bangladesh cricketer to hit a century in each innings of a test match as he and Liton Das helped the hosts secure a draw in the first Test against Sri Lanka yesterday. Beginning the final day 119 runs behind and with seven second winnings wickets in hand after Sri […]

India cruise to victory as Chahal puts South Africa in a spin

Posted by on 04/02/2018
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India cruise to victory as Chahal puts South Africa in a spin

India cruise to victory as Chahal puts South Africa in a spin

India take 2-0 lead in six-game series PRETORIA: Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took career-best figures as India cruised to a thumping nine-wicket One-Day International victory over a woeful South Africa yesterday, though their moment of triumph was reduced to a farce by the umpires. Aleem Dar and Adrian Holdstock stuck to the rules and called for […]

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