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Cairns cleared of match-fixing perjury

Posted by on 30/11/2015
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Cairns cleared of match-fixing perjury

Cairns cleared of match-fixing perjury

LONDON: Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns was yesterday cleared of perjury charges over match-fixing after a British trial which he said had been “hell”. After a nine-week trial the jury of seven women and five men at Southwark Crown Court in London found Cairns, 45, not guilty of perjury and perverting the course […]

Australia win day-night Test in tense finish

Posted by on 29/11/2015
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Australia win day-night Test in tense finish

Australia win day-night Test in tense finish

ADELAIDE: Australia beat New Zealand inside three days to win cricket’s first ever day-night test match, wrapping up a three-wicket win yesterday evening. Paceman Peter Siddle struck the winning runs under the Adelaide Oval floodlights to seal the series-clinching victory after Australia all but collapsed late on day three of the third and final test. […]

New Zealand struggle as wickets tumble again in day-night Test

Posted by on 28/11/2015
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New Zealand struggle as wickets tumble again in day-night Test

New Zealand struggle as wickets tumble again in day-night Test

ADELAIDE: New Zealand held a tenuous 94-run lead in the absorbing day-night third Test after a second day of tumbling wickets at the Adelaide Oval yesterday. The Kiwis, trailing 1-0 in the series, struggled to build a defendable total to present Australia in the fourth innings after another fast-paced day’s cricket of 13 wickets before […]

India sense victory as South Africa crumble

Posted by on 26/11/2015
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India sense victory as South Africa crumble

India sense victory as South Africa crumble

NAGPUR: India need eight wickets to clinch the four-test series against South Africa after their spinners, led by Ravichandran Ashwin, wreaked havoc on a turning track on the second day of the third test yesterday. Shot out for 79 in their first innings earlier in the day, South Africa returned to chase a 310-run victory […]

Morkel, Harmer skittle India on dicey pitch

Posted by on 25/11/2015
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Morkel, Harmer skittle India on dicey pitch

Morkel, Harmer skittle India on dicey pitch

NAGPUR: Morne Morkel and Simon Harmer bamboozled India with pace and spin on a tricky wicket but South Africa also suffered early blows in the third Test in Nagpur yesterday. Off-spinner Harmer claimed four wickets for 78 and fast bowler Morkel took three for 35 as the Proteas bowled India out for 215 in the […]

India eye series win as Steyn ruled out again

Posted by on 24/11/2015
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India eye series win as Steyn ruled out again

India eye series win as Steyn ruled out again

NAGPUR: India will start as favourites to wrap up the series after South Africa’s pace spearhead Dale Steyn was sidelined again for the third Test which starts in Nagpur today. India lead the four-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Mohali inside three days before rain washed out the last four days of […]

India, Pakistan deadlock continues on cricket series

Posted by on 22/11/2015
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India, Pakistan deadlock continues on cricket series

India, Pakistan deadlock continues on cricket series

DUBAI: The deadlock over a proposed series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan continued despite a meeting between the heads of the two boards in Dubai yesterday, described as “fruitful” but without a breakthrough. The newly-elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Shashank Manohar, who is in Dubai to familiarise with […]

Friday Court win Desert Bulls Trophy 2015

Posted by on 19/11/2015
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Friday Court win Desert Bulls Trophy 2015

Friday Court win Desert Bulls Trophy 2015

KUWAIT: Over four weeks from Oct 9, 22 teams competed intensely in the knockout matches of the Desert Bulls Trophy 2015. After a string of closely-fought thrilling matches, the best four teams, namely Friday Court, 7 to 7 Cricket Club, Winners Abbasiya and Sparks 11 played the semi-finals and fought for a spot in the […]

Kohli frustrated by S Africa Test wash-out

Posted by on 18/11/2015
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Kohli frustrated by S Africa Test wash-out

Kohli frustrated by S Africa Test wash-out

BANGALORE: Indian captain Virat Kohli was left frustrated yesterday after the rain-ravaged second Test against South Africa robbed his team of a possible series win. The match ended in a dreary draw in Bangalore as play was washed out for a fourth consecutive day after the hosts had gained the upper hand on the opening […]

Woakes and Taylor inspire England’s win over Pakistan

Posted by on 17/11/2015
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Woakes and Taylor inspire England’s win over Pakistan

Woakes and Taylor inspire England’s win over Pakistan

SHARJAH: Seamer Chris Woakes grabbed four wickets while James Taylor notched an unbeaten half century to anchor England’s six-wicket win over Pakistan in the third day-night international in Sharjah yesterday. Woakes’s 4-40 skittled Pakistan out for a below-par 208 in 49.5 overs before Taylor scored 67 for his seventh fifty to help England to the […]

Departing Johnson strikes twice in drawn Perth Test

Posted by on 17/11/2015
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Departing Johnson strikes twice in drawn Perth Test

Departing Johnson strikes twice in drawn Perth Test

PERTH: The second test between Australia and New Zealand fizzled out in a draw yesterday but not before Mitchell Johnson gave one last reminder of his bowling prowess on the day he announced his retirement from international cricket. New Zealand’s pursuit of 321 runs for victory in 48 overs already looked unlikely to succeed but […]

Australia strike back after Taylor’s epic 290

Posted by on 16/11/2015
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Australia strike back after Taylor’s epic 290

Australia strike back after Taylor’s epic 290

PERTH: Steve Smith and Adam Voges scored the fifth and sixth centuries of the second test to give Australia a lead of 193 after Ross Taylor’s epic 290 brought New Zealand back into the contest on day four yesterday. Smith hit his eighth century in 13 tests over the last 12 months, and his fourth […]