Sunday, 24 March 2019

Cricket

Shane Watson’s 81-run knock leads Quetta Gladiators to victory

DUBAI: Shane Watson led the Quetta Gladiators to victory with an 81-run knock against Islamabad United in the sixth match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The Gladiators beat United by seven wickets after the latter set a 158-run target. Alongside ...

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Injured Josh Hazlewood confident of being fit for World Cup

SYDNEY: Australian pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood said on Thursday he was confident of being fit for the World Cup, with scans this week set to determine when he can make a comeback. The vice-captain missed Australia’s two recent Tests against Sri Lanka with a back injury and has also been ...

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Gabriel apologises over Joe Root sledge

ST LUCIA: West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel sought to clear the air over what he said to England captain Joe Root and extended an “unreserved apology” for his comments during the third Test against England in St Lucia. Gabriel, 30, had accepted a charge for breaching the International Cricket ...

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PSL: Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by five wickets

DUBAI: Defending champion Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in the opening match of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International cricket stadium here on Thursday. Asif Ali scored 36 runs while Faheem Ashraf 23 runs. Faheem Ashraf concluded the match by hitting ...

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Steyn and co restrict Sri Lanka as South Africa take lead

DURBAN: Dale Steyn claimed four wickets to propel South Africa into a dominant position on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Durban. The veteran fast bowler took the wickets of top-order batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando as well as the dangerous Kusal Perera, who scored ...

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Vishwa Fernando shines as Sri Lanka defy odds

DURBAN, South Africa: Vishwa Fernando took four wickets as underdogs Sri Lanka heeded new captain Dimuth Karunaratne’s call to “compete in every session” on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead. South Africa, overwhelming favourites against a team seemingly in disarray, were bowled out for ...

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PSL made me player: Fakhar Zaman

LAHORE: Fakhar Zaman has made great strides in greens. His dashing batting has enthralled the Pakistan fans to an extent that they expect him to score in every match he plays. The man from Mardan became the first Pakistan batsman to score a double century in an ODI. That came ...

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Stuart Broad to captain MCC in Champion County match

LONDON: Stuart Broad has been named as MCC’s captain for the annual Champion County Match, which will take place against Surrey in Dubai next month. Broad, who is currently in St Lucia with England’s Test team but is no longer a part of the one-day set-up, will use the match ...

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Guptill stars as New Zealand outclass Bangladesh in first ODI

NAPIER: Martin Guptill returned to form with an unbeaten century as New Zealand powered to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first ODI in Napier on Wednesday. Bangladesh set New Zealand a modest run chase of 233 after suffering an early collapse and the Black Caps overhauled it in ...

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