Sunday, 15 December 2019

Cricket

Bangladesh call up Rabbi and Saifuddin for Zimbabwe series

DHAKA: Bangladesh have called up batsman Fazle Rabbi and recalled allrounder Mohammad Saifuddin to cover for the injured Shakib al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal in three one day internationals against Zimbabwe starting October 21. Rabbi, 30, has never played for the full international side but has been rewarded for strong ...

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Fan breaches security to take selfie with Virat Kohli

Fans breaching security cordon to get up close with Virat Kohli is becoming a new norm as a spectator reached up to the India skipper during the first day of the second Test here Friday. It happened an hour into the morning session when a man climbed the barricade and ...

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ICC to tighten sanctions on leagues

DUBAI: World cricket’s governing body will discuss ways to tighten up how various Twenty20 and T10 leagues are sanctioned in the future when it meets next week, a top official said. Since the inception of a lucrative Indian Premier League, many ICC member countries have launched their own leagues in ...

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Ton-up Khawaja helps Australia draw first Test

DUBAI: Opener Usman Khawaja hit a fighting hundred to foil Pakistan and help Australia escape with a draw in the first Test in Dubai. The left-hander hit a solid 141 for his seventh Test hundred, while skipper Tim Paine (61 not out) and Travis Head (72) also hit half centuries ...

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Sania Mirza celebrates baby shower with hubby Shoaib Malik

MUMBAI: Ace tennis star Sania Mirza, who is enjoying her golden time these days as she is soon going to become a mother for the first time, recently celebrated her baby shower with hubby Shoaib Malik in Mumbai. She is quite evidently enjoying this period of nine months and her ...

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Disheartened Rehman retires from international cricket

LAHORE: Former Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, who along with teammate Saeed Ajmal famously stunned England during a 3-0 defeat in 2012, announced his retirement from international cricket Wednesday. The 38-year-old took 19 wickets and Ajmal finished with 24 when Pakistan whitewashed the then-world number one Test team in United ...

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Dean Jones Criticises Sarfraz Ahmed’s Tone

SYDNEY: Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones took to Twitter to criticise Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s tone, the way he speaks and his field placings in the ongoing Test against Australia in Dubai. Jones reckons there is a sense of panic in the way he speaks. Jones also said that the ...

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Abbas’ triple bring Pakistan closer to win against Aussies

DUBAI: Hard-working fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets in seven balls to bring Pakistan closer to victory in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday. The right-arm medium pacer dismissed Aaron Finch (49) and the Marsh brothers – Shaun and Mitchell – for ducks as Australia slumped ...

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Tahir bowls South Africa to victory over Zimbabwe

EAST LONDON: Leg-spinner Imran Tahir bowled South Africa to a 34-run win in the first Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe at Buffalo Park on Tuesday. Tahir took five for 23 as South Africa, defending a modest total of 160 for six, bowled out the tourists for 126. The damage was done ...

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England ‘happy favourites’ against Sri Lanka, Buttler says

  DAMBULLA: England are “very happy” being favourites for the one-day series in Sri Lanka but are aware that past tours have been “tricky”, Jos Buttler said the eve of the first match in Dambulla. Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal warned meanwhile that conditions were “very different” to England, with ...

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