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Pakistan whitewashes Sri Lanka 5-0 in ODI series

Posted by on 23/10/2017
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Pakistan whitewashes Sri Lanka 5-0 in ODI series

Pakistan whitewashes Sri Lanka 5-0 in ODI series

Shinwari destroys Lankans with five-wicket burst SHARJAH: Fast bowler Usman Shinwari dominated Sri Lanka’s top order with 5-34 as Pakistan whitewashed the tourists 5-0 for another convincing nine-wicket victory in the fifth and final one-day international yesterday. Shinwari claimed all his wickets in a 21-ball spell to dismiss Sri Lanka for 103 in only 26.2 […]

N Zealand stun India by 6 wkts in first ODI

Posted by on 22/10/2017
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N Zealand stun India by 6 wkts in first ODI

N Zealand stun India by 6 wkts in first ODI

MUMBAI: Century-maker Tom Latham and Ross Taylor inspired New Zealand to a thrilling six-wicket win over India in the first one-day international at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium yesterday. The batsmen put on a 200- run partnership as the Kiwis successfully chased down 281 to stun the hosts after Indian captain Virat Kohli had hit a century […]

Pakistan’s Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Pakistan’s Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

Pakistan’s Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

DUBAI: Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, the International Cricket Council said yesterday. The ICC said the match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 37-year-old’s bowling […]

India’s Nehra to quit internationals, IPL

Posted by on 12/10/2017
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India’s Nehra to quit internationals, IPL

India’s Nehra to quit internationals, IPL

NEW DELHI: Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra yesterday announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League on Thursday after an injury-plagued career. Nehra, 38, who is part of India’s Twenty20 squad in the ongoing series against Australia, will bow out after the first T20 against New Zealand on November 1 at his […]

Five-wicket Perera stars in Sri Lanka series victory

Posted by on 10/10/2017
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Five-wicket Perera stars in Sri Lanka series victory

Five-wicket Perera stars in Sri Lanka series victory

DUBAI: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera finished with five wickets to help Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the second Test in Dubai yesterday and take the series 2-0. Perera had figures of 5-98 as Pakistan, chasing a tough 317 to win, were bowled out for 248 in the second hour of fifth and final […]

ICC to approve Test championship this week

Posted by on 09/10/2017
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ICC to approve Test championship this week

ICC to approve Test championship this week

WELLINGTON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to approve plans for its long-awaited World Test Championship at a meeting in New Zealand this week, it was reported yesterday. The sport’s governing body has argued for years that a Test championship is needed to boost the five-day format’s popularity as crowds and television viewers flock […]

Rabada spearheads South Africa’s biggest victory

Posted by on 08/10/2017
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Rabada spearheads South Africa’s biggest victory

Rabada spearheads South Africa’s biggest victory

BLOEMFONTEIN: Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada led a ruthless bowling performance as South Africa completed an innings and 254 run win on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh at Mangaung Oval yesterday. It was the biggest win in South Africa’s Test history, surpassing the innings and 229 run victory over Sri Lanka in […]

Yadav inspires India to big win in rain-hit T20

Posted by on 07/10/2017
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Yadav inspires India to big win in rain-hit T20

Yadav inspires India to big win in rain-hit T20

RANCHI: Spinner Kuldeep Yadav led an inspired bowling effort to help India down Australia by nine wickets in the rain-shortened first Twenty20 international in Ranchi yesterday. Chasing a revised target of 48 runs in six overs, the hosts achieved the win with three balls to spare. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, on 15, and skipper Virat Kohli, […]

Sri Lankans target Pakistan record for final Test in Dubai

Posted by on 04/10/2017
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Sri Lankans target Pakistan  record for final Test in Dubai

Sri Lankans target Pakistan record for final Test in Dubai

Day-night affair with pink ball starts tomorrow DUBAI: Sri Lanka will hope their left-arm spinner Rangana Herath maintains pressure on Pakistan when the second and final Test-a day-night affair with pink ball-starts at Dubai stadium tomorrow. The 39-year-old took 6-43 on the final day to fail Pakistan’s modest 136-run chase in the first Test in […]

England set to lose Ashes, with or without Stokes: Greg Blewett

Posted by on 03/10/2017
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England set to lose Ashes, with  or without Stokes: Greg Blewett

England set to lose Ashes, with or without Stokes: Greg Blewett

Stokes was initially named in the 16-man squad ADELAIDE: An Ashes series shorn of Ben Stokes would be a great shame for cricket but England are heading for defeat with or without the troubled all-rounder, former Australia batsman Greg Blewett has said. Test vice-captain Stokes and opener Alex Hales have been suspended from international cricket […]

Wily Herath spins Sri Lanka to 21-run victory over Pakistan

Posted by on 02/10/2017
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Wily Herath spins Sri Lanka to  21-run victory over Pakistan

Wily Herath spins Sri Lanka to 21-run victory over Pakistan

Second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets ABU DHABI: Rangana Herath became the second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets as his six-wicket haul steered Sri Lanka to a thrilling 21-run win over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The veteran left-arm spinner took 6-43 — 11-136 in the match-to scupper Pakistan, […]

South Africa rips through Bangladesh to win first Test

Posted by on 02/10/2017
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South Africa rips through Bangladesh to win first Test

South Africa rips through Bangladesh to win first Test

POTCHEFSTROOM: South Africa ripped through Bangladesh to win the first Test by 333 runs yesterday, taking seven wickets for 41 runs at the start of Day 5 as the tourists were all out for 90. Spinner Keshav Maharaj and quick bowler Kagiso Rabada took three wickets each on the final morning, and South Africa didn’t […]