Sunday, 18 August 2019

Cricket

Kiwis win 1st ODI against Pakistan under Duckworth-Lewis method

WELLINGTON: New Zealand won the first one-day international against Pakistan with a 61 run lead under the Duckworth-Lewis method as the match was abandoned on Saturday. Pakistan had scored 166 runs at a loss of six wickets as they had a hard time trying to chase the daunting 316 run ...

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Sri Lanka sacks ODI skipper Perera

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka ousted Thisara Perera as one-day captain and said it would announce a replacement next week. Perera took on the job in late November, succeeding Upul Tharanga, who was sacked after a series of losses. Sri Lanka Cricket said it would name a successor after consulting new coach Chandika ...

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Root falls short of elusive ton as Aussies hit back

SYDNEY: England skipper Joe Root again missed out on an elusive first century in the series as Australia fought back with two late wickets on the opening day of the fifth Test on Thursday. Root was out to a superb diving catch by Mitchell Marsh at square leg for 83 ...

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Ravindra Jadeja down with ‘viral illness’

CAPE TOWN: India left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja could be a doubtful starter for the first Test against South Africa, which begins Friday in Cape Town. Jadeja has been suffering from ‘viral illness’ for the last two days, according to a BCCI release. He will be taken to hospital for treatment, ...

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Maxwell, Wade axed from Australia ODI to play England

SYDNEY: Regulars Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade were axed from Australia´s squad on Wednesday for this month´s one-day international series against England. Chief selector Trevor Hohns said ODI specialist Maxwell was omitted over consistency concerns, while Tim Paine takes the wicketkeeping gloves from Wade following his outstanding form in the ...

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Steyn’s comeback likely to be delayed, says Gibson

CAPE TOWN: At least one of South Africa’s selection conundrums appears to have already been solved with Dale Steyn’s comeback likely to be delayed by another week. Conditions at Newlands usually call for a three-seamer, one spinner attack (to which South Africa might add an allrounder). Given Steyn’s lengthy absence from ...

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Pakistan batsmen hit form in practice match win

NELSON: Blazing the New Zealand XI bowlers to all parts of Saxton Oval, Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman hit 12 fours and three sixes in his knock of 106 in the tour opener. He’s yet to taste defeat in nine one-day cricket internationals for Pakistan , averages 44 with the bat and ...

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Series win gives New Zealand top spot in T20I rankings

WILLINGTON: New Zealand romped to the top of the ICC Twenty20 International team rankings with a 2-0 series win over Windies on Wednesday (January 3). The hosts won the third and final T20I by 119 runs and now have 126 points. They went past Pakistan (124) and India (121) to ...

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Shadab Khan joins Hong Kong Island United for HKT20 blitz

HONG KONG: Pakistan’s young spin sensation Shadab Khan has joined Hong Kong Island United for the next season of HKT20 blitz. An announcement from the management of Hong Kong Island United said that Shadab Khan has joined the team as the vice captain – the second Pakistani player to join ...

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Bangladesh revokes Sabbir’s contract over fan assault

DHAKA: Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman has had his central contract revoked for assaulting a young cricket fan who taunted him during a match last month. The 26-year-old was also slapped with a six-month ban from the domestic game and a fine of two million taka ($24,000) over the incident, Bangladesh ...

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