Saturday, 14 December 2019

Cricket

Sri Lankan skipper and officials banned for two Tests, four ODIs

ICC: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday banned Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and two top officials for two Tests and four one-day internationals (ODI) for breaching the spirit of the game. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, manager Asanka Gurusinha and Chandimal refused to take to the field for two hours ...

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Azhar Ali signs for Somerset

LONDON: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has joined Somerset for the remainder of their first-class English County Championship fixtures this season, the southwest club said. The 33-year-old replaces Australia opener Matt Renshaw, who made three hundreds at 51.30 in the opening rounds of the Championship before breaking a finger against Surrey ...

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Celebration goes wrong: Hasan Ali injury not serious, says PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Monday that Hasan Ali does not have a serious injury despite seeming in pain after his wicket-taking celebration. The incident occurred during Zimbabwe batting when Hasan dismissed Murray and did his signature celebration. His stretched his neck muscles after posing for the cameras ...

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Morgan puts India series win above No.1 ranking

LONDON : Eoin Morgan has insisted England value a series win over India far more highly than remaining as the world s top-ranked one-day international side. England will stay at number one in the International Cricket Council s standings even if they lose their series-decider against India at Headingley on ...

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Pakistan walk over Zimbabwe

(AFP) ICC: Fakhar Zaman’s second ODI century, and seven wickets shared between Usman Khan and Hassan Ali, ensured Pakistan completed a nine-wicket win and took a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Pakistan were always heavy favourites for this series after many of Zimbabwe’s best players ruled themselves out ...

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Joe Root says, Door not closed on my T20 career

LONDON:  England’s Test captain Joe Root says his career in the T20 format is far from over despite being dropped for last Sunday’s third and final game with India. The 27-year-old batsman says it will be hard for him to gain much-needed experience in the lucrative T20 leagues around the ...

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James Taylor appointed to England selector role

(AFP) LONDON: James Taylor has been appointed as an England selector, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Former England international Taylor was forced to retire due to a heart condition two years ago and he now completes a panel headed by national selector Ed Smith and also featuring England ...

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Australia’s Finch sets Surrey record with T20 ton

(AFP) LONDON: Australian batsman Aaron Finch made an unbeaten 131, the highest score by a Surrey batsman in a Twenty20 match, as his side ended Sussex’s unbeaten start to English cricket’s Blast tournament with a 52-run win at Hove. But it might have been a different story for the Australia Twenty20 ...

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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs in Galle Test

AFP GALLE: South Africa collapsed dramatically against Sri lanka’s spin to crash to 73 all out in the first Test in Galle on Saturday, their lowest total since readmission to international cricket. The dismal performance came a day after they were bowled out for just 126, which had been their ...

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England beat India in second ODI

LONDON: Joe Root was adjudged the man of the match and there was good reason for that. His century, accompanied by Eoin Morgan and David Willey’s fifties helped England get to a competitive 322-run total. England then managed to get the Indian top order dismissed and Liam Plunkett swooped down ...

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