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Four-wicket Ashwin helps India clinch T20 series

Posted by on 14/02/2016
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West Indies to meet India in U-19 World Cup final

Posted by on 11/02/2016
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West Indies to meet India in U-19 World Cup final

West Indies to meet India in U-19 World Cup final

DHAKA: West Indies recorded a hard-fought three-wicket win over hosts Bangladesh to set up a final against India in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Dhaka yesterday. All-rounder Shamar Springer orchestrated the win with an unbeaten 62 off 88 balls and 2-36 as the young Caribbean side reached 230-7 in 48.4 overs after restricting Bangladesh […]

Pakistan pick five uncapped players, axe Gul for World T20

Posted by on 10/02/2016
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Pakistan pick five uncapped players, axe Gul for World T20

Pakistan pick five uncapped players, axe Gul for World T20

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan named uncapped bowlers Rumman Raees and Mohammad Nawaz in their squad for the World Twenty20 in India while leaving out experienced paceman Umar Gul, the second highest wickettaker in the shortest format. Left-arm fast bowler Raees and all-rounder Nawaz were rewarded for their strong domestic form and the same 15-man squad will play […]

De Kock, Amla centuries help SA sink England

Posted by on 09/02/2016
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De Kock, Amla centuries help SA sink England

De Kock, Amla centuries help SA sink England

CENTURION” Centuries by openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla kept South Africa alive in the one-day series against England as the host won the third game by seven wickets yesterday. Chasing England’s formidable 318-8, De Kock made 135 and Amla 127 as South Africa reached 319-3 at SuperSport Park, the highest second innings score […]

S Lanka stun India by 5-wkts in first T20

Posted by on 09/02/2016
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S Lanka stun India by 5-wkts in first T20

S Lanka stun India by 5-wkts in first T20

PUNE: Debutant Kasun Rajitha picked up three crucial wickets to help a depleted Sri Lanka stun the top-ranked Indians by clinching a five-wicket win in the first Twenty20 international in Pune yesterday. Belying their status as underdogs, the inexperienced Sri Lankan pace attack skittled out their hosts for a paltry 101 in 18.5 overs, India’s […]

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 […]