Saturday, 24 August 2019

Cricket

Woakes, Stokes ruled out of Australia ODIs

FILE PHOTO LONDON: England have confirmed allrounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will miss the remainder of Australia’s Qantas Tour of the United Kingdom. The pair had been expected to recover from their respective injuries towards the back end of the five-match series, with England currently leading the ODI series ...

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ICC issues ranking for men’s T20 cricket, Pakistan at top

DUBAI: In the latest rankings by the International Cricket Council of Men`s T20, Pakistan top the table with 131 ratings with 3,270 points. The ranking was issued after the Pakistan-Scotland series, reported Radio Pakistan. Australia are in the second position with 126 and India at third position with 123 ratings. ...

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Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday over ball-tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia. Play started two hours late on Saturday after the Sri Lankans, led by Chandimal, refused to take the field following a ...

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Jayawardene, Muralitharan snub desperate Sri Lanka selectors

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket legends Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan have rejected a request to provide consultancy services to the struggling national team, saying they had no “trust in the system”. National selectors made a formal request Thursday to hire several former players, including Jayawardene, Muralitharan and Kumar Sangakkara, for ...

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Afghanistan thrashed by India within two days

BCCI MUMBAI: Afghanistan’s fairy tale entry into Test cricket ended in a bruising defeat inside two days by world number one team India on Friday. India bowled Afghanistan twice in less than a day as they completed a crushing innings and 262 runs win over the outclassed debutants. Cricket has ...

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‘Ruthless’ India will not take Afghans lightly: Rahane

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BANGALORE: Top-ranked India will be “ruthless” and not take Afghanistan lightly when they make their Test debut in Bangalore, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said. It will be a historic moment for Asghar Stanikzai’s team when they step out on Thursday for their maiden five-day outing against the world’s number one Test ...

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Kiwi teenager sets batting record in women’s one-day cricket

INSTAGRAM DUBLIN: New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr shattered a world batting record in women’s one-day international cricket with a blistering 232 not out against Ireland on Wednesday. Kerr amassed the record total just days after her team’s 490 for four against Ireland set a record for cricket’s highest-ever one-day international ...

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England thrash Australia by three wickets in 1st ODI

LONDON: England returned to winning ways after their shock six-run defeat by Scotland with a three-wicket victory over Australia in their one-day international series-opener at The Oval on Wednesday. However, the world’s top-ranked ODI side made hard work of chasing down a modest target of 215 before finishing on 218 ...

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Pakistan crush Scotland by 84 runs in 2nd T20

EDINBURGH: Shoaib Malik blasted a quick-fire 49 as Pakistan powered to an 84-run rout of Scotland in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Malik’s unbeaten innings took just 22 balls and containing five sixes and one four, setting the stage for Pakistan to seal a 2-0 series win. Fakhar Zaman ...

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Pakistan crush Scotland by 48 runs in first T20I

EDINBURGH: Pakistan has on Tuesday defeated Scotland by 48 runs in first T20I of the two-match series. Batting first, Pakistan set a mammoth target of 205 runs with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed scoring quick 89 on just 49 balls. Shoaib Malik also made useful contribution of 53 runs on just 27 ...

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