Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Cricket

Pakistan maintains superiority over India in ODI’s

DUBAI: Pakistan continues to have an edge over India in One Day Internationals (ODIs) despite the fact that in recent years, the arch-rivals remained dominant over green shirts. Since October 1, 1978 when Pakistan and India met each other for the first time in 50-over format, a total 129 ODI ...

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India thrash New Zealand amid ODI pitch-tampering storm

PUNE: Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik fired India to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand after a pitch-tampering storm threatened the second one-day international in Pune on Wednesday. Dhawan scored a classy 68 and Karthik notched an unbeaten 64 as India made 232-4 to clinch victory with ...

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Indian curator caught pitch-fixing in sting operation

PUNE: The curator at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Ground in Pune has been caught ‘allowing people to tamper with the pitch’ in a sting operation carried out by a team of Indian journalists ahead of the second ODI between India and New Zealand. India Today reporters disguised as ‘bookies’ ...

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IPL franchises could be allowed to retain players

CHENNAI Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), the two franchises returning to the Indian Premier League (IPL), after serving the two-year suspension period, can hope to cling on to some of their original star players if the proposals floated by the IPL Governing Council (GC) is agreed upon by ...

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Arthur praises Pakistan player over spot fixing case

DUBAI: Mickey Arthur, Pakistan head coach, praised an unnamed player for reporting a spot fixing approach as “a real example to our team”. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday confirmed a player was approached with a fixing offer during the ongoing one-day series with Sri Lanka but he reported ...

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Former umpire Darrell Hair guilty of stealing from employer

SYDNEY: Former Test cricket umpire Darrell Hair has been handed an 18-month good behaviour bond by an Australian court after pleading guilty to charges of embezzling and stealing money from a liquor store where he worked, local media reported on Tuesday. The 65-year-old, who famously no-balled Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah ...

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Bishoo grabs four scalps as West Indies claim first Test

BULAWAYO: Devendra Bishoo provided an excellent display of leg spin to grab four wickets as West Indies eased to a 117-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Bulawayo on Tuesday. Bishoo took four for 105 in Zimbabwe’s second innings as the hosts were bowled out for 316, taking ...

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Virat Kohli to marry Bollywood star Anushka Sharma in December

MUMBAI: Team India captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma are all set to tie the knot in December this year. According to a report in The New Indian Express, the 28-year-old has already informed his non-availabilty for a Test match against Sri Lanka in December, stating due to ...

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Young Babar Azam may break Amla’s record

SHARJAH: Young Pakistani middle order batsman Babar Azam has broken several records in the beginning of his career. He is just 242 runs away from reaching the 2,000-run mark in record time. The Lahore-born maestro can break South African batsman Hashim Amla’s record by reaching to 2,000 runs within less ...

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Khan’s record haul destroys Sri Lanka

DUBAI: Left-arm paceman Usman Khan Shinwari destroyed Sri Lanka with a five-wicket burst to help Pakistan achieve a convincing nine-wicket win in the fifth and final one-day international to secure a 5-0 series sweep. Khan’s 5-34 in seven overs reduced Sri Lanka to 103 all out in 26.2 overs in ...

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