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Sri Lanka recall coach ahead of South Africa T20 series

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka recalled head coach Chandika Hathurushingha ahead of a three-match T20 series in South Africa amid reports of tensions with several players. Sri Lanka play the first T20 against the hosts on Tuesday in Cape Town, but Hathurusingha will return home after the fifth and final ODI on ...

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Hasnain corrects Waugh’s prediction by making it big in PSL

KARACHI: Four years ago, Australia’s maestro Steve Waugh had predicted Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain will make it big by playing international cricket. Shaheen corrected Waugh’s prediction by featuring in all three international formats in the last one year. It’s now Hasnain’s turn, who is set to make a ...

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Shane Watson stars as Gladiators edge Zalmi to seal final berth

KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators are through to the final of the 2019 Pakistan Super League with a 10-run victory over arch-rivals Peshawar Zalmi. The Gladiators survived a massive onslaught from Darren Sammy (46 off 21) and Kieron Pollard (44 off 22) courtesy a brilliant last over from Shane Watson – who had ...

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5th ODI: Aussies beat India, snatch series

DELHI: Australia beat India by 35 runs to win the fifth and final ODI and secure a 3-2 victory in the series. It is the first ODI series’ win for Australia since January 2017 and the fourth on Indian soil, the last coming in 2009. It was India’s first loss ...

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Broadcast costs derail Afghanistan’s proposed Zimbabwe tour

HARARE: Afghanistan’s proposed tour of Zimbabwe for five one-day international matches next month has been cancelled because of broadcast costs, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) said. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) had asked Zimbabwe Cricket to host the series in Harare to help their team prepare for the World Cup in England. ...

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Real Madrid reappoint Zinedine Zidane as manager

MADRID: Real Madrid picked one of its most successful figures to try to end one of its worst crises. Zinedine Zidane is returning to coach Madrid, the club he led to three straight Champions League titles before quitting while on top nine months ago. Madrid announced Monday that Zidane accepted ...

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Hashim Amla to miss ODIs on compassionate grounds

PORT ELIZABETH: Veteran batsman Hashim Amla has pulled out of the South African One-Day International squad to play Sri Lanka for family reasons, granting a reprieve for opener Reeza Hendricks who had been dropped for the final two matches of the series. “Hashim has asked to be excused from the ...

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Australia confident of stunning ODI series win over India

NEW DELHI: Vice-captain Alex Carey said that Australia are confident of sealing what would be a stunning one-day international series victory in India after two wins on the trot. Having been two down to the hosts, Australia bounced back to win the third and fourth ODIs to level the series, ...

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Kamran, Hasan star in big win over Karachi in PSL

KARACHI: Kamran Akmal smashed a robust half-century while the pace quartet led by Hasan Ali shared nine wickets as Peshawar Zalmi thumped Karachi Kings by 61 runs at the National Stadium, Karachi on Monday, ending the league phase with number one position in the Pakistan Super League 2019 edition. Kamran ...

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