Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Cricket

Grant Elliott: Going to Lahore will feel like home

LAHORE: Rated currently as one of the top Twenty20 (T20) specialists in the world, the 38-year-old Grant Elliott has been a popular figure at the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and most recently led Birmingham Bears to the final of the Natwest T20 Blast tournament. With over 2,000 runs to his ...

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Indian cricketer Mithali Raj trolled on Twitter

MUMBAI: India captain Mithali Raj and her team left a blazing trail behind them in the ICC Women’s World Cup behind them. While their performance in the tournament caught the eye, the outspoken attitude of Raj also gained her plaudits. But, social media is full of those who consider themselves ...

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Australia beats Bangladesh by 7 wickets, evens series at 1-1

CHITTAGONG: Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon returned a career best 13-154 on Thursday as his team completed a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the second test to level the series. Lyon followed up his 7-94 with 6-60 in the second innings to wrap up Bangladesh’s innings for 157 on the fourth ...

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West Indies win toss, bat in deciding Lord’s Test

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat against England in the third and deciding Test at Lord’s on Thursday. Holder’s decision gave James Anderson an early chance to grab the three wickets he needs to become the first England bowler, and only the sixth ...

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Pakistan series good for cricket: Ben Cutting

BRISBANE Heat allrounder Ben Cutting hopes the upcoming World XI versus Pakistan series in Lahore can pave the way for the return of regular international cricket in Pakistan. Zimbabwe have been the only Test-playing nation to tour Pakistan since a Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by gunmen in March ...

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Kohli fires India to seven-wicket T20 win

COLOMBO: Skipper Virat Kohli hit a blazing half-century as India completed their rout of Sri Lanka on this tour, winning the one-off Twenty20 by seven wickets in Colombo on Wednesday. The visitors remained unbeaten in their nine matches against Sri Lanka as they won the Test and one-day series 3-0 ...

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ECB announces dates for India, Pakistan, Australia series

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board, on Tuesday (September 5), announced the schedule for the 2018 English summer, which includes seven Tests, nine One-Day Internationals and four T20Is across four series against India, Pakistan, Australia and Scotland. England will start the home summer with the first of the scheduled ...

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Third Test to decide Windies-England

LONDON: The fight is on and Lord’s has become a do-or-die venue for England and the West Indies. The home team was expected to wrap up the three-Test series against much-maligned West Indies last week at Headingley, but in an astonishing turnaround the visitors levelled the series at 1-1 in ...

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Imran Tahir humiliated by Pakistani consulate in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan-born South African cricketer Imran Tahir will be soon seen spinning the players in his web for the World XI tour to Pakistan. However, before the tournament goes underway, the champion spinner had his set of problems. Tahir and his family were humiliated by a Pakistani consulate in Birmingham ...

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Razzaq signs contract with Afghan cricket league

KABUL/LAHORE: Former Test cricketer Abdul Razzaq has signed a contract with the Afghan cricket league. Razzaq will be a part of the team Amo Sharks participating in the Shpageeza Cricket League. Earlier, former cricketer Shahid Afridi had announced on Twitter that he will also play in the upcoming Afghan league. ...

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