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Pakistan press for win after Younis’ hundred

Posted by on 25/10/2015
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Pakistan press for win after Younis’ hundred

Pakistan press for win after Younis’ hundred

DUBAI: Pakistan grabbed three wickets including the key scalp of Alastair Cook to sense victory in the second Test against England after Younis Khan smashed a century in Dubai yesterday. Pakistan will need another seven wickets to force a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after Younis’s brilliant 118 helped them set a daunting 491-run […]

Windies bid to do Sobers proud

Posted by on 21/10/2015
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Windies bid to do Sobers proud

Windies bid to do Sobers proud

COLOMBO: The West Indies will look to the legendary Garfield Sobers for inspiration as they bid for an unlikely series-saving victory when they take on fellow strugglers Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo beginning today. The tourists have yet to win a Test in Sri Lanka after 10 attempts and they suffered an […]

Record-breaking Indian opener Sehwag retires

Posted by on 20/10/2015
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Record-breaking Indian opener Sehwag retires

Record-breaking Indian opener Sehwag retires

NEW DELHI: Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag, the only Indian batsman ever to score a triple century in Test match cricket, announced his international retirement yesterday. More than two years after last appearing for his country, Sehwag accepted that there would be no emotional comeback as he became the latest member of India’s World Cup-winning team […]

Indian activists storm BCCI over Pakistan talks

Posted by on 19/10/2015
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ICC withdraws Pakistani umpire from India games

Posted by on 19/10/2015
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ICC withdraws Pakistani umpire from India games

ICC withdraws Pakistani umpire from India games

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced yesterday that it has withdrawn Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar from the one-day games in India following activists’ attacks to disrupt talks between officials of the two countries. Officials from Pakistan and India were due to talk on a proposed series between the arch-rivals in December-January in the United […]

De Kock, Morkel help S Africa down India

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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De Kock, Morkel help S Africa down India

De Kock, Morkel help S Africa down India

RAJKOT: Quinton de Kock hit 103 and Morne Morkel claimed four for 39 as South Africa brushed aside India by 18 runs in the third oneday international in Rajkot yesterday. De Kock, the 22-year-old left-handed opener, took advantage of a flat pitch to notch up his seventh one-day century-the fourth against India-that lifted the Proteas […]

Nissan sponsors global cricket events in ICC partnership deal

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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Nissan sponsors global cricket events in ICC partnership deal

Nissan sponsors global cricket events in ICC partnership deal

KUWAIT: Nissan has agreed to a major eight-year deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) that further strengthens its ties with global sport. The agreement, which runs through 2023, confirms Nissan as a global sponsor of cricket’s international tournaments, including the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and ICC World Twenty20, as well as […]

India’s seamer Zaheer Khan calls it a day

Posted by on 15/10/2015
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India’s seamer Zaheer Khan calls it a day

India’s seamer Zaheer Khan calls it a day

NEW DELHI: India’s finest left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international cricket yesterday, saying he was not fit enough to deal with the rigours of the modern game. “With immediate effect, I bid adieu to my career in international cricket,” Khan said in a statement, adding he will sign off from every format […]

Malik leads Pakistan charge in first Test

Posted by on 13/10/2015
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Malik leads Pakistan charge in first Test

Malik leads Pakistan charge in first Test

ABU DHABI: Shoaib Malik hit a fighting hundred to cap an impressive return to Test cricket after five years as he led Pakistan’s charge in the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Malik was unbeaten on 124 for his third Test hundred-his first against England-to guide Pakistan to 286-4 at close on the […]

‘The Finisher’ finished? India debate on Dhoni

Posted by on 12/10/2015
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‘The Finisher’ finished? India debate on Dhoni

‘The Finisher’ finished? India debate on Dhoni

NEW DELHI: The “helicopter shot” has disappeared, the boundaries are not flowing from his bat and the whisper is now growing louder that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no more the middle-order finisher who could single-handedly get India over the line. Even for his ardent fans, and he is still the most popular player in the […]

Kuwait cricket team to play UAE Masters Premier League

Posted by on 11/10/2015
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Kuwait cricket team to play UAE Masters Premier League

Kuwait cricket team to play UAE Masters Premier League

KUWAIT: For the very first time a Hard Tennis Cricket Team from Kuwait is participating in a GCC Cricket Tournament, Vanoo Masters Premiere League to be held in Dubai in Oct 15-16, 2015. VMPL Dubai 2015 is going to be a grand event as this tournament will be graced by many celebrities and personalities from […]

De Villiers sparkles as South Africa edge India

Posted by on 11/10/2015
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De Villiers sparkles as South Africa edge India

De Villiers sparkles as South Africa edge India

KANPUR: AB de Villiers and Rohit Sharma enhanced personal reputations with scintillating centuries but it was the timely interventions of South African bowlers that secured the visitors’ five-run win over India in the first one-dayer yesterday. De Villiers’ unbeaten 73-ball century provided the late impetus as South Africa posted 303 for five, the highest team […]