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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 […]

Sharma’s ton takes India to victory against Australia

Posted by on 01/10/2017
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Sharma’s ton takes India to victory against Australia

Sharma’s ton takes India to victory against Australia

NAGPUR: Opening batsman Rohit Sharma smashed 125 to guide India to a convincing seven-wicket win against Australia in the fifth and final one-day international in Nagpur yesterday, for a 4-1 series victory. Chasing 243, the hosts cantered to their target with over seven overs remaining as Australia’s listless bowling attack failed to pose any serious […]

Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka fight back on opening day

Posted by on 28/09/2017
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Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka fight back on opening day

Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka fight back on opening day

ABU DHABI: Opener Dimuth Karunaratne fell seven runs short of a deserved century as he anchored Sri Lanka’s fightback on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The left-hander was run out for 93 but helped his team recover from a precarious 61-3 to reach 227-4 at close after […]

Stokes suspended from England duty

Posted by on 28/09/2017
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Stokes suspended from England duty

Stokes suspended from England duty

LONDON: Ben Stokes will not be considered for England international matches “until further notice” after a video emerged apparently showing him fighting outside a nightclub, the England and Wales Cricket Board said yesterday. Test vice-captain Stokes was included in England’s Ashes squad announced Wednesday, despite injuring his hand in the incident that led to his […]

Stokes picked by England for Ashes despite arrest

Posted by on 27/09/2017
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Stokes picked by England for Ashes despite arrest

Stokes picked by England for Ashes despite arrest

LONDON: Ben Stokes was included yesterday in England’s 16-man squad for the Ashes series in Australia, two days after the allrounder was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in a late-night incident. Stokes, who has suffered a broken finger on his right hand, remains under investigation after being released by police. His role […]

Depleted South Africa not taking Bangladesh lightly

Posted by on 26/09/2017
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Depleted South Africa not taking Bangladesh lightly

Depleted South Africa not taking Bangladesh lightly

DHAKA: South Africa will be hoping to ease new coach Ottis Gibson into his job in a two-test series against Bangladesh where the home side defend a one-sided record against their opponents but are light on fast bowlers and still tinkering with their top order. South Africa have won by an innings in each of […]

Kohli urges high-flying India to be ‘ruthless’

Posted by on 25/09/2017
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Kohli urges high-flying India to be ‘ruthless’

Kohli urges high-flying India to be ‘ruthless’

NEW DELHI: Captain Virat Kohli has called on his players to be “ruthless” after the crushing one-day series win over Australia took India top of the world one-day rankings to add to their number one Test status. A five-wicket win in the third game of the five-match series on Sunday gave India an unassailable 3-0 […]

Pandya fifty helps India clinch series

Posted by on 24/09/2017
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Pandya fifty helps India clinch series

Pandya fifty helps India clinch series

INDORE: Hardik Pandya hit an aggressive half-century to lead India to a series-clinching five-wicket win over Australia in the third one-day international in Indore yesterday. Pandya’s 72-ball 78 and his crucial fifth-wicket stand with Manish Pandey, who remained unbeaten on 36, helped the hosts chase down their 294-run target with 13 balls to spare. Openers […]

Ali smashes century as England beat West Indies

Posted by on 24/09/2017
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Ali smashes century as England beat West Indies

Ali smashes century as England beat West Indies

BRISTOL: Moeen Ali hit the second fastest one-day international century in England’s history to set up a win over West Indies by 124 runs yesterday. Victory gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the third of the five-match series after the second game was washed out last week. Joe Root with 84 and Ben Stokes […]

Pandya and spinners secure India’s win against Australia

Posted by on 17/09/2017
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Pandya and spinners secure India’s win against Australia

Pandya and spinners secure India’s win against Australia

CHENNAI: Hardik Pandya’s all-round brilliance and some excellent bowling by the Indian spinners secured a 26-run victory against Australia under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-hit first one-day international yesterday. Pandya struck a career-best 83 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 79 to help the hosts overcome a top-order collapse and post 281-7 at the MA […]

Amla, Perera power World XI to 7-wicket win vs Pakistan

Posted by on 14/09/2017
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Amla, Perera power World XI to 7-wicket win vs Pakistan

Amla, Perera power World XI to 7-wicket win vs Pakistan

LAHORE: Hashim Amla smashed a half century and Thisara Perera provided an excellent finish with a 19-ball 47 as World XI defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday. “Hash (Amla) told me to stay till the last moment because we can catch up,” man-of-the-match Perera said. “It’s a habit for […]