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Australia defeat England

Posted by on 05/09/2015
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Australia defeat England

Australia defeat England

LONDON: Australia beat England by 64 runs to win the second one-day international at Lord’s yesterday as they went 2-0 up in the five-match series. But an otherwise routine win was overshadowed when England all-rounder Ben Stokes was controversially given out obstructing the field-a dismissal greeted by jeers round Lord’s. Sent into bat, world champions […]

With spot-fixing bans lifted, Pakistan trio limited at home

Posted by on 02/09/2015
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With spot-fixing bans lifted, Pakistan trio limited at home

With spot-fixing bans lifted, Pakistan trio limited at home

LAHORE: The International Cricket Council’s five-year bans on former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif ends on Wednesday, but the long road back for the players will begin under heavy restrictions. The pair will be under strict monitoring for months before being allowed to play international cricket again, according to the Pakistan […]

Pakistan press India for full cricket series

Posted by on 02/09/2015
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Pakistan press India for full cricket series

Pakistan press India for full cricket series

LAHORE: Pakistan’s cricket chief yesterday wrote a letter to the Indian cricket board secretary pressing him for an update on a proposed series between the arch rivals in December this year. A two Tests, five one-day and one Twenty20 series in United Arab Emirates is shrouded in uncertainty with volatile relations between the South Asian […]

India end 22-year series drought in Sri Lanka

Posted by on 01/09/2015
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India end 22-year series drought in Sri Lanka

India end 22-year series drought in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: India overcame a gallant century by Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews to win the final Test by 117 runs yesterday and end a 22-year wait for a series win on the island. The hosts, set a victory target of 386, were bowled out for 268 after tea on the fifth day at the Sinhalese […]

Morgan leads England to T20 win against Australia

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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Morgan leads England to T20 win against Australia

Morgan leads England to T20 win against Australia

CARDIFF: England captain Eoin Morgan marked his return to cricket by top-scoring in a five-run win over Australia in the lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff yesterday. Morgan made 74 and shared a thirdwicket stand of 135 with fellow left-hander Moeen Ali (72 not out) in a total of 182 for five after England, sent into […]

Tempers flare as India eye series win

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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Tempers flare as India eye series win

Tempers flare as India eye series win

COLOMBO: Fired-up India eyed their first series win in Sri Lanka for 22 years when the home team’s top order collapsed during the decisive final Test in Colombo yesterday. Sri Lanka, set a tough victory target of 386, lost three wickets for 21 runs before moving to 67 without further loss by stumps on a […]

Bowlers’ day out opens up India-Sri Lanka Test

Posted by on 30/08/2015
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Bowlers’ day out opens up India-Sri Lanka Test

Bowlers’ day out opens up India-Sri Lanka Test

COLOMBO: The decisive third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka was on a knife edge after 15 wickets fell during a dramatic third day’s play in Colombo yesterday. Play ended with India on 21-3 in their second innings, an overall lead of 132 with seven wickets in hand on a seaming pitch at […]

New-look pitch leaves India, S Lanka guessing

Posted by on 27/08/2015
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New-look pitch leaves India, S Lanka guessing

New-look pitch leaves India, S Lanka guessing

COLOMBO: India and Sri Lanka were left to ponder the behaviour of an unusually greenish wicket as they delayed naming their lineups for the decisive final Test starting in Colombo today. The traditionally high-scoring pitch at the Sinhalese sports club (SSC) has undergone a dramatic change in appearance from a brown, flat track to a […]

PCB halts early return for Butt and Asif

Posted by on 26/08/2015
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PCB halts early return for Butt and Asif

PCB halts early return for Butt and Asif

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket authorities yesterday set out a path for spot-fixing convicts Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif to return to the international game, but effectively ruled out any chance of them playing in next month’s national event. Butt and Asif attended a lecture from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officer on vigilence and corruption as […]

India, Sri Lanka set for thrilling finale

Posted by on 26/08/2015
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India, Sri Lanka set for thrilling finale

India, Sri Lanka set for thrilling finale

COLOMBO: Virat Kohli’s buoyant India will chase their first series win in Sri Lanka in 22 years when the third and decisive final Test starts in Colombo tomorrow. The tourists thrashed the hosts by 278 runs in the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Monday to level the series after Sri […]

Ashes to dashes as England and Australia fail Test exam

Posted by on 25/08/2015
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Ashes to dashes as England and Australia fail Test exam

Ashes to dashes as England and Australia fail Test exam

LONDON: One of the charms of Test cricket is that a match scheduled to last five days allows for the possibility of a fightback, even if a team falls behind early on. It was a charm, however, completely lacking from the 2015 Ashes, which ended with England winning the five-match series 3-2 despite Australia’s innings […]

Ashwin helps India level Sri Lanka series

Posted by on 24/08/2015
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Ashwin helps India level Sri Lanka series

Ashwin helps India level Sri Lanka series

COLOMBO: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin caused a dramatic Sri Lanka collapse as India completed a crushing 278-run victory in the second Test in Colombo yesterday to level the three-match series. Ashwin grabbed five for 42 as Sri Lanka, set an improbable victory target of 413 runs, were shot out for 134 in their second innings soon […]