Saturday, 20 April 2019

Cricket

Ali’s turbo century hands England massive win

BRISTOL: Moeen Ali said his six-laden ODI century against West Indies at Bristol was simply a matter of deciding to “press the button and play a few shots”. Ali struck England’s second-fastest ODI hundred off just 53 balls, with his second fifty coming in a world record 12 deliveries. His ...

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Kohli urges high-flying India to be ‘ruthless’

NEW DELHI: Captain Virat Kohli has called on his players to be “ruthless” after the crushing one-day series win over Australia took India top of the world one-day rankings to add to their number one Test status. A five-wicket win in the third game of the five-match series on Sunday ...

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Ali’s rapid ton powers England to 369 against West Indies

BRISTOL: Moeen Ali’s blazing century powered England to an imposing total of 369 for nine in the third one-day international against West Indies at Bristol on Sunday. The Worcestershire all-rounder sprinted to his hundred off 53 balls, with nearly half of his runs coming via eight sixes, before he fell ...

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Pakistan considering Salman Butt for national team

PAKISTAN cricket team’s chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has confirmed ‘considering’ drafting in former captain Salman Butt into the national side, after being impressed with his form in the domestic circuit. Pakistani selectors have reportedly derived a plan to ‘reintegrate’ Butt into the national team, after the left-handed batsman made a strong ...

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Sri Lanka Cricket to cooperate with ICC corruption probe

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket board Sunday asked all national players and its employees to cooperate fully with an ICC investigation following allegations by former players of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said its executive committee had directed players and staff to cooperate with investigators from ...

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Sri Lanka series will be challenging: Sarfraz

PAKISTAN Cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Saturday that the Sri Lankan side would give the greens ‘a tough time.’ Speaking at a press conference, the skipper said that the retirement of senior players Younis Khan and Misbahul Haq has left a void – and the team will miss ...

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Sir Vivian Richards becomes permanent member of Quetta Gladiators

JAMICA: Refuting the rumors of Sir Vivian Richards leaving Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators, the authorities have announced that the former West Indies captain has become lifetime member of the team. Earlier, the news of making Kevin Peterson as Quetta Gladiators’ new mentor was taking round on the ...

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We are having too many collapses, says Steve Smith

SMITH

KOLKATA: Australia captain Steve Smith is unable to figure out why his batting line-up is falling apart in crunch situations across formats, admitting that it is happening way too often to his liking. Chasing a modest target of 253, Australia lost their last eight wickets for 112 runs with seven ...

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Tom Moody to coach PSL new team Multan Sultans

KARACHI: Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has been appointed as the head coach of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) new team Multan Sultans. The announcement was made by Multan Sultans Director of Cricket Wasim Akram during a ceremony to launch the team’s kit and logo in Karachi. “Tom Moody has great ...

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