Saturday, 20 July 2019

Cricket

South Africa on top against battling Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh had their best day in three Test series in South Africa but could not prevent the hosts from moving into a dominant position on the third day of the first Test at Senwes Park on Saturday. Mominul Haque and Mahmudullah hit half-centuries to enable Bangladesh to avoid the ...

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Bismah Maroof replaces Sana Mir as Pakistan’s ODI captain

LAHORE: After a miserable show in the World Cup staged in England where Pakistan failed to bag a single win, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday (September 30) came up with a few drastic changes, both in their team’s leadership and management in a bid to bring in better results ...

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PCB set to demand USD 70 million compensation from BCCI

DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Board, following its consultation process, will ask the Board of Control for Cricket in India to pay USD 70 million for failing to play two ‘home bilateral series. The Pakistan board is expected to file its claims to the ICC’s dispute resolution committee in a few ...

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Yasir Shah becomes fastest spinner to reach 150 Test wickets

ABU DHABI: Pakistan’s Yasir Shah added another feather to his cap on Thursday when he became the fastest spinner and the second-fastest bowler ever to reach the 150 wickets mark in Test cricket. 31-year-old Yasir Shah, who’s playing his career’s 27th Test in Abu Dhabi against Sri Lanka, completed his ...

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Ton-up Warner breaks India’s winning streak

BANGALORE: In a week where fierce rivals England saw their Ashes campaign thrown off course by the arrest of star allrounder Ben Stokes, Australia gave their own preparations for the Test summer the tiniest of boosts by snapping a worrying streak of eight consecutive ODIs and 13 away games overall ...

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Imad Wasim denies allegations made by the Afghan-born Dutch girl

LONDON: The Afghan-born Dutch girl, whose pictures surfaced with Pakistan cricketer Imad Wasim earlier this week, has accused the cricketer of being “disloyal to her.” The pictures of the cricketer with an unknown female had sparked social media frenzy earlier in the week. The girl claimed to have met Imad ...

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Stokes suspended; Ashes spot in danger

LONDON: Ben Stokes’s Ashes hopes were in the balance Thursday after England suspended him from international matches “until further notice” after a video emerged apparently showing him fighting outside a nightclub. Test vice-captain Stokes was included in England’s Ashes squad announced Wednesday, despite reportedly injuring his hand in the incident ...

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Essex crowned champions with a massive victory

BIRMINGHAM: Led by Samuel Cook’s fifer in the second innings, Yorkshire were bowled out for 74 in the second essay to further extend Essex’s lead at the top. Needing 450 to win, it took Essex less than 29 overs to fold up Yorkshire’s challenge at the County Ground in Chelmsford ...

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Sarfraz, Chandimal look for new beginning

ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Dinesh Chandimal hope the recent two-match Test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will give them a new beginning. Pakistan want to turn the page after the retirement of their two greats Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq while Sri Lanka will look to lift ...

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Ali shines again as England clinch series vs Windies

LONDON: England beat West Indues by six runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method to win the rain-affected fourth one-day international at The Oval on Wednesday. Moeen Ali again proved England’s hero with the bat as they beat West Indies by six runs in a rain-marred fourth one-day international at The Oval ...

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