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Australian cricket faces huge backlash over ball-tampering

Posted by on 26/03/2018
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Australian cricket faces huge backlash over ball-tampering

Australian cricket faces huge backlash over ball-tampering

Cricket Australia chief Sutherland rushing to S Africa   SYDNEY: Sutherland was rushing to South Africa yesterday with the sport facing one of the toughest weeks in its history as a backlash grows over a ball-tampering scandal which is likely to cost Steve Smith the Test captaincy. Sponsors expressed “deep concern” as media and fans […]

Aussie PM blasts ball-tampering

Posted by on 25/03/2018
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Aussie PM blasts ball-tampering

Aussie PM blasts ball-tampering

ICC bans captain Smith for one match   CAPE TOWN: Steve Smith’s future as Australia captain was thrown into doubt after he was banned for one match after admitting responsibility for the ball-tampering scandal that marred the ongoing Test against South Africa. Smith agreed to step down temporarily from his role ahead of yesterday’s fourth […]

Afghanistan thrash Windies to win WCup qualifying final

Posted by on 25/03/2018
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Afghanistan thrash Windies to win WCup qualifying final

Afghanistan thrash Windies to win WCup qualifying final

We believe we can win World Cup: Stanikzai HARARE: Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai said his side will head into next year’s World Cup aiming to lift the trophy, after capping a remarkable recovery in qualifying by thrashing the West Indies in yesterday’s final. Both Afghanistan and West Indies had already made sure of their places […]

Bancroft faces ball tampering claims, S Africa stretch lead

Posted by on 24/03/2018
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Bancroft faces ball tampering claims, S Africa stretch lead

Bancroft faces ball tampering claims, S Africa stretch lead

CAPE TOWN: Australian opening batsman Cameron Bancroft could face tampering claims after being spoken to by umpires about an object in his pocket during yesterday’s play in the third Test against South Africa. Television footage appeared to show Bancroft take on object out of his pocket while fielding on the third day of the Test […]

Williamson stands up as England crumble for 58

Posted by on 22/03/2018
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Williamson stands up as England crumble for 58

Williamson stands up as England crumble for 58

England flirted with lowest test score   AUCKLAND: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was in sight of his 18th test century as the ball dominated the bat on the opening day of the two-match series with England dismissed for a record low score of 58 at Eden Park yesterday. Williamson was 91 not out with […]

Rabada boosts S Africa as Australia get pre-Test bowling boost too

Posted by on 20/03/2018
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Rabada boosts S Africa as Australia get pre-Test bowling boost too

Rabada boosts S Africa as Australia get pre-Test bowling boost too

Mitchell Starc recovers from a sore calf CAPE TOWN: South Africa will be boosted by the presence of their match-winning fast bowler Kagiso Rabada in the third Test against Australia starting tomorrow but the visitors also received good news when Mitchell Starc was passed fit. With the series tied 1-1, Rabada, who took 11 wickets […]

‘Fearless cricket’, Bangladesh praised after India near-miss

Posted by on 19/03/2018
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‘Fearless cricket’, Bangladesh praised after India near-miss

‘Fearless cricket’, Bangladesh praised after India near-miss

“We were close but in the end India was on winning side” COLOMBO: India captain Rohit Sharma praised Bangladesh for their “fearless cricket” after the Twenty20 minnows came within one ball of a shock victory in the tri-series final in Colombo. Tenth-ranked Bangladesh pushed their illustrious neighbours all the way in Sunday’s final before wicketkeeper-batsman […]

India win tri-series after Karthik blitz in tense final

Posted by on 18/03/2018
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India win tri-series after Karthik blitz in tense final

India win tri-series after Karthik blitz in tense final

India survived late drama in pulsating final COLOMBO: India survived late drama in a pulsating final to clinch the Twenty20 tri-series after Dinesh Karthik smashed the final ball for a six to secure their thrilling four-wicket victory against a gallant Bangladesh side yesterday. With India needing 34 runs off the last two overs, Karthik hammered […]

AUB announces sponsorship of T20 cricket trophy 2018

Posted by on 12/03/2018
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AUB announces sponsorship of T20 cricket trophy 2018

AUB announces sponsorship of T20 cricket trophy 2018

KUWAIT: Ahli United Bank has announced its sponsorship for the AUB Cricket Trophy organized by the Kuwait Cricket Association. All Kuwaiti banks will participate and compete for the trophy, which will be played out over several weeks. The opening ceremony was held on March 10, at the Cricket Ground in Doha in the presence of […]

Rabada takes centre stage as South Africa beat Australia

Posted by on 12/03/2018
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Rabada takes centre stage as South Africa beat Australia

Rabada takes centre stage as South Africa beat Australia

Rabada suspended for rest of Australia series PORT ELIZABETH: Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took 11 wickets in the match but may yet turn from hero to villain as South Africa beat Australia by six wickets in the second Test yesterday to level the four-match series. South Africa made heavy work of reaching their modest target […]

Hobbling Taylor gives NZ thrilling win over England

Posted by on 07/03/2018
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Hobbling Taylor gives NZ thrilling win over England

Hobbling Taylor gives NZ thrilling win over England

Deciding game is at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday DUNEDIN: A hobbling Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 181 to guide New Zealand to a thrilling five-wicket victory over England yesterday at University Oval and level their five-match series 2-2. Taylor, who missed the third game in Wellington with a quadriceps injury, was limping badly […]

Perera leads Sri Lanka to big T20 win against India

Posted by on 06/03/2018
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Perera leads Sri Lanka to big T20 win against India

Perera leads Sri Lanka to big T20 win against India

COLOMBO: Kusal Perera hit a blazing half-century to power Sri Lanka to a five-wicket win over India in the opening Twenty20 international of the tri-nation tournament yesterday. Chasing 175 for victory, the hosts rode on Perera’s 37-ball 66 to achieve their target with nine balls to spare at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. The left-handed Perera, […]