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Sarfraz loses sleep after Pakistan’s abject Asia Cup showing

Posted by on 27/09/2018
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Sarfraz loses sleep after Pakistan’s abject Asia Cup showing

Sarfraz loses sleep after Pakistan’s abject Asia Cup showing

DUBAI: Disappointed Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has revealed he lost sleep for six days during his team’s flop at the Asia Cup. Pakistan lost their must-win game against Bangladesh by 37 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, meaning they failed to qualify for today’s final in Dubai. Bangladesh will face defending champions India in the […]

Afghanistan fire warning to World Cup 2019 teams

Posted by on 26/09/2018
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Afghanistan fire warning to World Cup 2019 teams

Afghanistan fire warning to World Cup 2019 teams

Dubai: Before the start of the Asia Cup Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan had warned his team would not only compete but would achieve something special. Despite not qualifying for Friday’s final the team from the warn-torn nation achieved enough to sound warning bells for World Cup 2019 teams. Afghanistan finished the tournament on a high […]

Sri Lanka drop ‘scapegoat’ skipper for England ODIs

Posted by on 26/09/2018
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Sri Lanka drop ‘scapegoat’ skipper for England ODIs

Sri Lanka drop ‘scapegoat’ skipper for England ODIs

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s sacked skipper Angelo Mathews was dropped yesterday from the ODI and T20 squads against England after he accused the board of making him a scapegoat for the team’s Asia Cup debacle. The 31-year-old all-rounder was not included in the 15-man squad for the five one-day internationals and the one-off T20 against England […]

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan in last ball finish

Posted by on 24/09/2018
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Bangladesh beat Afghanistan in last ball finish

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan in last ball finish

Abu Dhabi: Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman held his nerves to bowl a final dot ball in the 50th over to give his team a nerve-wracking three-run win over Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Needing eight to win off the 50th over Afghanistan lost Rashid Khan for five off the second ball while Samiullah Shinwari […]

Ton-ups Rohit, Dhawan crush Pakistan in Asia Cup

Posted by on 23/09/2018
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Ton-ups Rohit, Dhawan crush Pakistan in Asia Cup

Ton-ups Rohit, Dhawan crush Pakistan in Asia Cup

DUBAI: Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hit punishing centuries to steer an imperious India to a nine wicket win over a listless Pakistan in the Asia Cup match in Dubai yesterday. Sharma notched 119-ball 111 not out for his 19th one-day hundred while Dhawan made a 100-ball 114 for his eighth century as the […]

Cricket-loving India, Pakistan couples bowled over in UAE

Posted by on 22/09/2018
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Cricket-loving India, Pakistan couples bowled over in UAE

Cricket-loving India, Pakistan couples bowled over in UAE

DUBAI: While India and Pakistan’s fierce cricket rivalry has been on display at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, some families in the country have divided loyalties. The UAE is home to many cricket-loving cross-border couples from India and Pakistan who find it an easier option than living on the subcontinent, where Pakistanis […]

India rout Pakistan by eight wickets in Asia Cup

Posted by on 19/09/2018
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India rout Pakistan by eight wickets in Asia Cup

India rout Pakistan by eight wickets in Asia Cup

Dubai: India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai yesterday. Pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-15) and part time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav (3-23) sent Pakistan, who won the toss and batted, collapsing to just 162 all out in 43.1 overs at Dubai […]

Captains Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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Captains Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Captains Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Teams facing each other for the first time in UAE since 2006 ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai today, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals. But despite their claims, millions of fans across […]

Sri Lanka slammed after cricket exit

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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Sri Lanka slammed after cricket exit

Sri Lanka slammed after cricket exit

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan newspapers and fans lambasted the national cricket team yesterday after the former champions were dumped out of the Asia Cup by up-and-coming Afghanistan. “The flop of Asia,” ran the private Daily Mirror’s headline, while the state-run Daily News said one-day cricket had hit a “nadir”. The Island daily lamented the “sad night […]

Finch faces dilemma for Test debut

Posted by on 17/09/2018
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Finch faces dilemma for Test debut

Finch faces dilemma for Test debut

SYDNEY: Hard-hitting Australian Aaron Finch has been a dominant opener in shorter forms of the game but admits he may have to curb his natural aggression if he makes his Test debut against Pakistan. The 31-year-old master-blaster has played 135 times for his country in the one-day and Twenty20 formats, earning a reputation as one […]

Paul Collingwood retires from cricket

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Paul Collingwood retires from cricket

Paul Collingwood retires from cricket

LONDON: Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood announced yesterday that he will end his professional career at the end of the season, 22 years after making his first-class debut. A three-time Ashes winner and the only man to captain England to a global trophy after leading them to glory in the 2010 World Twenty20, Collingwood played […]

India’s Shastri under fire after England series defeat

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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India’s Shastri under fire after England series defeat

India’s Shastri under fire after England series defeat

Massive clash with arch-rivals Pakistan next week NEW DELHI: India coach Ravi Shastri has come under fire for his side’s humiliating 4-1 Test series loss to England-a second consecutive away defeat for the world’s top-ranked side. The thrashing in England, following the loss in South Africa earlier this year, piles pressure on Shastri ahead of […]