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Aussies win final Ashes Test

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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Aussies win final Ashes Test

Aussies win final Ashes Test

LONDON: Australia sent captain Michael Clarke into international retirement with an innings and 46-run victory in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval yesterday. Even so England, who had already regained the Ashes, won the series 3-2 with Clarke the first Australian in more than a century to be on the losing side […]

India take charge after Mathews’s century

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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India take charge after Mathews’s century

India take charge after Mathews’s century

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews hit a century before India fought back to assume control of the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday. The tourists, seeking a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Galle, ended Sri Lanka’s first innings at 306 after tea on the third day in […]

Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka

Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka

GALLE: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed six wickets as India bowled out Sri Lanka for 183 but then stumbled briefly in reply in a rousing start to the first Test yesterday. Twelve wickets fell on the opening day and India were themselves reduced to 28-2 before they recovered to post 128 without further loss by stumps […]

Zimbabwe stun NZ

Posted by on 03/08/2015
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Zimbabwe stun NZ

Zimbabwe stun NZ

HARARE: Craig Ervine’s maiden century upstaged Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson’s record-breaking exploits as Zimbabwe stunned New Zealand by seven wickets in the first one-day international at Harare Sports Club yesterday. Taylor and Williamson continued their remarkable run of form as New Zealand racked up 303 for four, only for Ervine’s dashing innings to carry […]

Pakistan win T20 thriller

Posted by on 02/08/2015
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Pakistan win T20 thriller

Pakistan win T20 thriller

COLOMBO: Shahid Afridi and Anwar Ali played key roles as Pakistan ended a successful tour of Sri Lanka with a thrilling one-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 international in Colombo yesterday. Pakistan recovered from 40-5 in the eighth over to surpass Sri Lanka’s challenging 172-7 with four balls to spare with Imad Wasim striking the […]

Anderson’s Ashes best rocks Aussies

Posted by on 30/07/2015
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Anderson’s Ashes best rocks Aussies

Anderson’s Ashes best rocks Aussies

BIRMINGHAM: James Anderson returned the best Ashes figures of his career as England took charge on the first day of the third Test against Australia at Edgbaston yesterday. Anderson took six for for 47 as Australia slumped to 136 all out inside 37 overs after winning the toss and batting in the overcast conditions that […]

Sri Lanka end Pakistan ODI series with big win

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Sri Lanka end Pakistan ODI series with big win

Sri Lanka end Pakistan ODI series with big win

HAMBANTOTA: Kusal Perera led Sri Lanka’s strong batting display to give the hosts a comprehensive, but academic, 165-run win over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-dayer in Hambantota yesterday. The left-handed opener struck 116 off 109 balls and Tillakaratne Dilshan joined the 10,000-run ODI club as Sri Lanka piled up their highest one-day total […]

India court clears Sreesanth, others over IPL spot-fixing

Posted by on 26/07/2015
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India court clears Sreesanth, others over IPL spot-fixing

India court clears Sreesanth, others over IPL spot-fixing

NEW DELHI: A New Delhi court yesterday cleared Test fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players of spotfixing during the Indian Premier League, a lawyer and media reports said. Indian prosecutors had filed charges of cheating and conspiracy against the players over their alleged links to an organised crime syndicate during the 2013 edition […]

Rain-hit Bangladesh SA Test ends in draw

Posted by on 26/07/2015
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Rain-hit Bangladesh SA Test ends in draw

Rain-hit Bangladesh SA Test ends in draw

CHITTAGONG: The first cricket Test between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a draw yesterday after rain washed out the fifth day’s play in Chittagong. With no chance of a result in the weather-battered match, officials called off play at noon (0600 GMT).South Africa captain Hashim Amla said he was disappointed over the loss of […]

Bangladesh dominate Test

Posted by on 23/07/2015
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Bangladesh dominate Test

Bangladesh dominate Test

CHITTAGONG: Half-centuries by Mahmudullah Riyad and Tamim Iqbal gave Bangladesh the edge over top-ranked South Africa yesterday as the unfancied hosts reached 179-4 before rain stopped play on the second day of the first Test. Mahmudullah made 67 while Tamim added a patient 57 as Bangladesh reduced their deficit to 69 runs after the Proteas […]