Monday, 9 December 2019

Cricket

Hafeez jumps big as Pakistan retain top slot

DUBAI: Mohammad Hafeez has been rewarded with big jump in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Twenty20 player rankings after his performance in the series against New Zealand while Pakistan lead second-ranked India by 11 points to retain top slot. According to press release issued here by International Cricket Council ...

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Mushfiqur’s record innings puts Bangladesh on top

DHAKA: Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to score two double hundreds in Tests as Bangladesh built a strong total in the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka. Mushfiqur hit an unbeaten 219 to help Bangladesh declare their first innings at 522-7 an hour into the final session, ...

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Australia ‘different ball game’, says India’s Sharma

MUMBAI: Batsman Rohit Sharma said India were brimming with confidence after their crushing home victories over the West Indies – but warned that winning their first Test series in Australia was a challenge of a different order. India completed a 3-0 Twenty20 series sweep over the West Indies on Sunday, ...

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South Africa series a real test for Pakistan before World Cup

ISLAMABAD: Former captain Rashid Latif has said that after New Zealand series, the real test for Pakistan team will be South Africa series to do well in next year’s World Cup. Latif said: “Pakistan team has to play a long and tough South Africa series which include 3 Tests, 5 ...

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Anderson handed demerit point for dissent in Galle Test

GALLE: England paceman James Anderson has received an official reprimand and one demerit point for breaching the code of conduct during the ongoing Galle Test against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. During the 39th over of the Sri Lanka innings, Anderson first complained when the umpire warned ...

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Warne offers to help beleaguered Cricket Australia

MELBOURNE: Spin king Shane Warne put his hand up Friday to help Australian cricket out of its current spiral and urged the sport’s beleaguered governing body to make better use of other former top players. The national team has been in a form slump since a ball-tampering scandal in March ...

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Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

SYDNEY: Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, veteran spinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were all left out of Australia’s Twenty20 squad Thursday to play South Africa and India. Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, would be better off playing Sheffield Shield cricket to be ready for a ...

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Kohli tells Indian to leave country, provokes social media storm

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli has provoked a social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for criticising his batting. Kohli told the Indian fan to “go and live somewhere else” in a video on his newly-launched personal app, in which he responded to comments from the ...

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Foakes, spinners put England on top in first Sri Lanka Test

GALLE: England spinners led by Moeen Ali helped dismiss Sri Lanka for 203 and build on their advantage after wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes’ debut ton in the first Test on Wednesday. The islanders conceded a 139-run lead in response to England’s 342 after being bowled out in the final session of ...

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