Friday, 22 March 2019

Cricket

Hassan, Imam bring series victory for Pakistan against Lanka

ABU DHABI: Debutant Imamul Haq scored a century and propelled Pakistan to a comfortable win against Sri Lanka in the third ODI at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. A brilliant century by Imam, who scored 100 off 125 balls, set the stage for Pakistan to win the five-match ODI series 3-0. ...

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I was suspended for a lot less, says Warner

LONDON: Australia’s vice-captain David Warner has compared the Ben Stokes affair to his 2013 suspension for punching Joe Root, saying his transgression was “a lot less than we’ve seen on the footage” of the England allrounder in a Bristol bar. Warner’s glancing blow at Root was called a “despicable thing” ...

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Yuvraj Singh Booked for Domestic Violence by Akanksha Sharma

NEW DELHI: Big Boss 10 contestant Akanksha Sharma has filed a domestic violence case against husband Zoravar Singh, mother-in-law Shabnam Singh and brother-in-law Yuvraj Singh. Akanksha has refused to speak as of now and will speak on the matter after the first hearing on October 21, but her lawyer Swati ...

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BCCI slammed over Kumble birthday post

NEW DELHI – India’s powerful cricket board hastily deleted a birthday message for record Test wicket-taker Anil Kumble Tuesday after irate fans took offence at the spinning great being described simply as a “former bowler”. The row follows Kumble’s acrimonious departure as national coach in June, when he quit saying ...

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Amir and Hafeez return for Sri Lanka T20s

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced the 16-member Pakistan squad for the Twenty20 series against Lanka. Experienced all-rounder M Hafeez has returned to the T20 side, as the PCB has made only one change in the squad that faced star-studded World XI ...

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Khawaja Criticises Cricket Australia Selection Policy

SYDNEY: Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has criticised the country´s selection policy and says the constant team changes hampered his attempts to develop his all-round game. The 30-year-old left-hander scored 55 runs in four innings during Australia´s 3-0 test series defeat in Sri Lanka in 2016 before being dropped for the ...

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Babar, Shadab lead Pakistan to win against Sri Lanka in second ODI

ABU DHABI: Babar Azam scored a second successive hundred while Shadab Khan gave his career best bowling and batting to help Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Monday. One-drop batsman Babar knocked a fighting 133-ball 103 while Shadab scored a ...

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Sri Lanka Cricket confirm Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket authority confirmed on Monday that it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan later this month for the third and final T20I match despite security concerns expressed by several players. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said its executive committee agreed unanimously that the October 29 match ...

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Pakistan look to keep up momentum against Sri Lanka

ABU DHABI: After flaying Sri Lanka out with their fiery pace in the first One Day International, Pakistan will be looking to carry their momentum into the second day-night encounter at the Shaikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Monday. The action starts at 3pm. Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali (3 for 36) ...

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