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McCullum ends one-day career with strong legacy

Posted by on 08/02/2016
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McCullum ends one-day career with strong legacy

McCullum ends one-day career with strong legacy

CHRISTCHURCH: Brendon McCullum’s one-day international career ended yesterday with a 55-run win over Australia at Seddon Park, though the legacy of the aggressive right-hander is likely to have a much longer effect on the sport in New Zealand. The New Zealand captain, who made his debut against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January, […]

Toe catch gives NZ series over Australia

Posted by on 08/02/2016
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Toe catch gives NZ series over Australia

Toe catch gives NZ series over Australia

HAMILTON: A bizarre off-the-toe catch by Matt Henry brought a fairytale end to Brendon McCullum’s ODI career when New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs in Hamilton yesterday. The victory in a game that was in Australia’s favour until Henry’s dismissal of Mitchell Marsh, saw McCullum end his limited overs career with a 2-1 series […]

Yasir Shah of Pakistan gets three month drugs ban: ICC

Posted by on 07/02/2016
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Yasir Shah of Pakistan gets three month drugs ban: ICC

Yasir Shah of Pakistan gets three month drugs ban: ICC

DUBAI: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months after pleading guilty for a failed dope test last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday. “Shah has been suspended from all cricket-related activities for three months after pleading guilty to breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code,” the ICC announced in […]

Hales leads England to victory in second ODI

Posted by on 06/02/2016
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Hales leads England to victory in second ODI

Hales leads England to victory in second ODI

PORT ELIZABETH: Alex Hales fell one run short of a century but did enough to set up a five-wicket win for England over South Africa in the second one-day international at St George’s Park yesterday. The victory gave England a two-nil lead in the five-match series after a game where batsmen from both sides struggled […]

Australia beat N Zealand by 4 wickets in 2nd ODI

Posted by on 06/02/2016
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Australia beat N Zealand by 4 wickets in 2nd ODI

Australia beat N Zealand by 4 wickets in 2nd ODI

WELLINGTON” David Warner stood firm amid a top-order collapse to make 98 and set Australia on course to a four- wicket win over New Zealand in the second one-day cricket international yesterday, leveling the three-match series at 1-1. Warner left Australia in a winning position as it chased New Zealand’s 281-9 when he put on […]

Centurion Buttler leads England to DLM triumph

Posted by on 04/02/2016
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Centurion Buttler leads England to DLM triumph

Centurion Buttler leads England to DLM triumph

BLOEMFONTEIN: A century by Jos Buttler set up victory for England by 39 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in the first one-day international against South Africa at the Mangaung Oval on Wednesday. Buttler’s 105 was the main contribution as England piled up 399 for nine, easily their highest one-day total against South Africa and their […]

Henry, Guptill superb as NZ thrash Australia by 159 runs

Posted by on 03/02/2016
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Henry, Guptill superb as NZ thrash Australia by 159 runs

Henry, Guptill superb as NZ thrash Australia by 159 runs

AUCKLAND: Matt Henry shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on selection for next month’s World Twenty20 with a hostile spell of pace bowling that helped New Zealand ease to a 159-run win over Australia in the first one-day international yesterday. The 24-year-old Henry, who has been regularly overlooked this summer and then brought in […]

Raina to captain Rajkot IPL team, Hodge named as coach

Posted by on 02/02/2016
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Raina to captain Rajkot IPL team, Hodge named as coach

Raina to captain Rajkot IPL team, Hodge named as coach

NEW DELHI: India limited-overs specialist Suresh Raina is to captain the new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise in Rajkot, the team announced yesterday, while confirming Australian Brad Hodge as the side’s coach. Pune and Rajkot were unveiled as the new teams in the lucrative Twenty20 competition in December, replacing Chennai and Rajasthan, who were handed […]

Unorthodox Bumrah gives Dhoni welcome option at the death

Posted by on 01/02/2016
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Unorthodox Bumrah gives Dhoni welcome option at the death

Unorthodox Bumrah gives Dhoni welcome option at the death

NEW DELHI: By capitalising on his chance selection in Australia, India paceman Jasprit Bumrah has afforded his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a rare pleasant feeling-of having a settled bowling unit at his disposal. India’s bowling frailties were laid bare in the one-day series in Australia where their inability to defend scores around 300 in the […]

India clinch thriller to complete sweep over Aussies

Posted by on 31/01/2016
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Controversy over Smith’s T20 live chat

Posted by on 27/01/2016
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Controversy over Smith’s T20 live chat

Controversy over Smith’s T20 live chat

SYDNEY: The use of on-field microphones by players in Twenty20 matches came under fire yesterday after star Australian batsman Steve Smith lost his wicket while commentating during a game against India. Smith was answering questions from broadcaster Channel Nine’s commentators while he was in the middle with Aaron Finch as Australia chased down India’s 188 […]

S Africa’s Rabada routs England in fourth Test

Posted by on 26/01/2016
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S Africa’s Rabada routs England in fourth Test

S Africa’s Rabada routs England in fourth Test

CENTURION: Kagiso Rabada, South Africa’s 20-year-old fast bowling sensation, routed England as the hosts gained a consolation victory on the fifth day of the fourth and final Test yesterday. Rabada took six for 32 as England collapsed to 101 all out at SuperSport Park. South Africa won by 280 runs, although England took the series […]