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Akmal helps Pakistan to T20 win over Zimbabwe

Posted by on 29/09/2015
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Akmal helps Pakistan to T20 win over Zimbabwe

Akmal helps Pakistan to T20 win over Zimbabwe

HARARE: Umar Akmal’s aggressive innings proved crucial in a low-scoring game as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 15 runs to win yesterday’s Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club and sweep the two-match series. Akmal scored 38 not out from 28 balls and added 24 runs with Imad Wasim in the last two overs of Pakistan’s innings […]

South Africa banking on IPL skills for India tour

Posted by on 28/09/2015
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South Africa banking on IPL skills for India tour

South Africa banking on IPL skills for India tour

NEW DELHI: South Africa hope their players’ experience in the Indian Premier League will enable them to turn the tables on their hosts at the start of a grueling 10-week tour of India, coach Russell Domingo said yesterday. The tourists are due to play three Twenty20 internationals and five one-day matches up until October 25, […]

Wasim stars as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 13 runs

Posted by on 27/09/2015
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Wasim stars as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 13 runs

Wasim stars as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 13 runs

HARARE: Left-armer Imad Wasim took four wickets to spin Pakistan to a 13-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at Harare Sports Club yesterday. Although Zimbabwe put in a disciplined performance with the ball after losing the toss and restricted Pakistan to 136 for eight, they were unable to contend with […]

Pakistan will not beg India for series, says Shaharyar

Posted by on 23/09/2015
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Pakistan will not beg India for series, says Shaharyar

Pakistan will not beg India for series, says Shaharyar

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan yesterday ruled out giving an ultimatum to India to play a proposed cricket series, saying if it does not go ahead he will make alternative fixtures. Earlier this month the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wrote a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking confirmation […]

Indian cricket chief Jagmohan Dalmiya dies

Posted by on 20/09/2015
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Indian cricket chief Jagmohan Dalmiya dies

Indian cricket chief Jagmohan Dalmiya dies

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya, who oversaw the country’s emergence as the game’s financial powerhouse, died on Sunday only months after his comeback at the helm of the national board. The 75-year-old president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) died in a hospital in his hometown of Kolkata after […]

From bombs to trophies – Cricket thrives in Pakistan’s Peshawar

Posted by on 17/09/2015
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From bombs to trophies – Cricket thrives in Pakistan’s Peshawar

From bombs to trophies – Cricket thrives in Pakistan’s Peshawar

KARACHI: Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan’s northwest, won their second consecutive Twenty20 title this week with players and coaches hailing falling levels of violence for helping the sport prosper in the Talebanplagued region. The city of four million has been at the forefront of a rebellion that rose up more than a decade ago […]

Australia end tour on a high, Morgan injured

Posted by on 14/09/2015
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Australia end tour on a high, Morgan injured

Australia end tour on a high, Morgan injured

MANCHESTER: Australia ended their tour of England on a high with a 3-2 victory in the oneday international series as home captain Eoin Morgan suffered concussion after being hit on the head by a bouncer. The tourists, who lost the Ashes Test series by the same scoreline, wrapped up an emphatic eight-wicket win in the […]

England defeat Australia

Posted by on 12/09/2015
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England defeat Australia

England defeat Australia

LEEDS: England captain Eoin Morgan led his side to a history-making three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth one-day international at Headingley on Friday to tie the five-match series 2-2. Morgan made 92 as England successfully chased a total of 300 for only the fourth time in one-day cricket to set up a series decider […]

Australia’s Warner ruled out of Bangladesh tests

Posted by on 11/09/2015
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Australia’s Warner ruled out of Bangladesh tests

Australia’s Warner ruled out of Bangladesh tests

SYDNEY: Australia will be forced to blood an entirely new opening partnership in Bangladesh next month after David Warner was ruled out of the two-test series with a broken finger yesterday. Warner, whose opening partner Chris Rogers retired after the recent Ashes defeat, sustained the injury in a one-dayer against England last week and a […]

Taylor sews up England win

Posted by on 09/09/2015
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Taylor sews up England win

Taylor sews up England win

MANCHESTER: James Taylor’s maiden one-day international century and some tight spin bowling saw England to a 93-run win over Australia at Old Trafford on Tuesday as they kept the series alive. Australia, set 301 to win, were dismissed for 207 with six overs of their innings left. Victory in this day/night fixture would have given […]

Stokes: I didn’t wilfully handle the ball

Posted by on 07/09/2015
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Stokes: I didn’t wilfully handle the ball

Stokes: I didn’t wilfully handle the ball

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he did not wilfully handle the ball that led to his controversial dismissal for “obstructing the field” in the second onedayer against Australia on Saturday. The 24- year-old became just the second England batsman after Len Hutton in 1951 to be given out for obstructing the field after […]

Stokes dismissal sparks Lord’s fury

Posted by on 05/09/2015
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Stokes dismissal sparks Lord’s fury

Stokes dismissal sparks Lord’s fury

LONDON: Boos rang out around Lord’s after England batsman Ben Stokes was controversially given out obstructing the field against Australia in the second one-day international yesterday. The all-rounder struck s straight drive which was stopped by bowler Mitchell Starc. Left-arm paceman Starc then hurled the ball back hard towards Stokes’s end who, leaning back back […]