Thursday, 21 November 2019


Hampshire’s Kyle Abbott takes 17 wickets to send records tumbling

BIRMINGHAM: Former South Africa Test player Kyle Abbott took 17 wickets in Hampshire’s County Championship win over title-chasing Somerset – the best figures in first-class cricket for 63 years. The paceman’s match return of 17-86 is the best ever for Hamphire and the best overall since England spinner Jim Laker ...

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2019 Cricket World Cup is most watched ICC event in the history

MANCHESTER: The 2019 men’s Cricket World Cup was the most watched event in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) history. The sport’s global governing body reported a worldwide cumulative audience of 1.6 billion for live coverage, a 38 per cent increase over the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and a unique broadcast ...

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Abbas returns to top ten bowlers in ICC Test rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has returned to top ten bowlers (10th place) in the ICC Test Rankings with 770 rating points. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (710 rating points) is at 16th place in the rankings while there is no Pakistani in top ten batsmen. Babar Azam (658 rating points) ...

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Ben Stokes and Archer promise bright England Test future

LONDON: Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer promise a glittering Test future for England but Joe Root’s men have work to do if they are to replicate their World Cup success in the five-day game. England’s focus on white-ball cricket paid off handsomely when they became world champions for the first ...

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Australia having a ‘mare’ with Ashes DRS calls

MANCHESTER: Australia captain Tim Paine admitted he was having “a mare” after twice failing to review umpiring decisions in the fifth Ashes Test even though the challenges would have brought wickets. England, seeking to level the series at 2-2, are firmly in control of the final Test with two days ...

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Speedster Hasnian shines on debut in CPL

JAMAICA: Pakistan pace sensation Mohammad Hasnain impressed during his debut at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), after he took his side Trinbago Knight Riders to victory. Hasnain picked up three wickets for 36 runs in his spell of four overs, allowing his side cruise to victory against St Kitts and ...

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