Sunday, 20 October 2019

Cricket

Smith blames Australia’s poor decisions for India loss

SYDNEY: Australia skipper Steve Smith has blamed his team’s poor decision making under pressure after their demoralising 4-1 loss to India in the one-day internationals. The visitors suffered a seven-wicket thrashing in the final ODI in Nagpur on Sunday to slip to third in the world rankings. They started the ...

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Cricket newest format T-10 launched in Dubai

DUBAI: When Stuart Robertson introduced Twenty20 cricket to attract new audiences for county cricket in 2003, he may not have foreseen the impact the bang-bang format would have on the sport on the whole in the years to come. Or that there would be, a decade-and-a-half down the line, T10 ...

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Shahid Afridi joins Karachi Kings for PSL 3

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday joined Karachi Kings for Pakistan Super League’s third season. Afridi was affiliated with Peshawar Zalmi and was part of their victorious campaign in the last season before missing the final due to a hand injury. The BLOCKBUSTER Trade of the Year! Karachi ...

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PCB to offer $10,000 per match to foreign players for PSL

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to offer $10,000 per match to each foreign cricketer who would play Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in the country. The incentive is aimed at attracting foreign players to play PSL matches being held in the country. This amount will be paid ...

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We will bounce back in Dubai, says Mickey Arthur

ABU DHABI: Mickey Arthur promised that Pakistan will make a strong comeback in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai later this week after his team crumbled in a run-chase of just 136 in the first Test in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan’s coach was visibly frustrated after the ...

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Herath becomes first left arm spinner to grab 400 Test wickets

ABU DHABI: The 39-year-old achieved some remarkable statistics and once again showed the world that he is one of, if not the best left arm spinner in the game. He has picked up 101 wickets against Pakistan, most by any bowler. The record for the previous highest number of wickets ...

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Sri Lanka defeat Pakistan by 21 runs in first Test

ABU DHABI: Rangana Herath was the usual suspect as Sri Lanka ran through Pakistan to claim a memorable 21-run win on the final day of the first match in the two-Test series between the two sides. The Abu Dhabi pitch had been docile enough for the first three days to ...

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England can win Ashes without Ben Stokes, says Moeen Ali

LONDON: Moeen Ali says England can still win the Ashes on enemy turf even if talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes is not in the party that travels to Australia. Stokes was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and suspended from internationals until further notice following an ...

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England thrash West Indies to win series 4-0

OUTHAMPTON: Jonny Bairstow hit an unbeaten century to lead England to a thumping nine-wicket victory over the West Indies in Southampton on Friday, in a low-key fifth and final one-day international overshadowed by the Ben Stokes scandal. Bairstow struck 141 not out as the hosts sealed the win with 12 ...

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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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