Monday, 25 March 2019

Cricket

Amla breaks Kohli’s record, smashes fastest 27 ODI centuries

PORT ELIZABETH: South Africa’s opener Hashim Amla has  become the fastest batsman to reach 27 ODI hundreds in just 167 innings,  breaking the record of  Virat Kohli, who  had taken 169 innings to reach the mark. Amla scored a magnificent ton in the first ODI against Pakistan but his unbeaten ...

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Hafeez lauds Pakistan’s confident run chase in first ODI

PORT ELIZABETH: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has said that they were confident about chasing down the target, after restricting South Africa to 266 runs in first One-Day International (ODI). A sparkling performance from Mohammad Hafeez, another half-century for the in-form Imam-ul-Haq, and a superb death-bowling performance all helped Pakistan claim ...

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India defeats Australia to win ODI series

MELBOURNE: India clinched the one-day international series with a seven-wicket victory with four balls to spare in the third and deciding game against Australia in Melbourne on Friday. Veteran wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni expertly guided India to the win with an unbeaten 87 with solid support from Kedar Jadhav on ...

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England’s Olly Stone out of Windies tour

LONDON:- England fast bowler Olly Stone has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of West Indies with a back injury and will return home, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said. Stone had a scan on Wednesday and was not selected for England’s first warm-up match against Cricket ...

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ICC WC-2019 tickets being resold for more than £12,000

LONDON: Cricket World Cup organizers are prepared to take legal action against secondary ticketing sites, with some tickets being priced at over £12,000 ($15,531). Tickets for the England v Australia game at Lord’s are being sold on Viagogo for 104 times their face value. “We are working closely with lawyers ...

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Junaid Khan sparkles at Bangladesh Premier League

DHAKA: Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan is impressing cricket lovers at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), after his three wickets helped his side Khulna Titans take down the Rajshahi Kings. In a game that was dominated by bowlers, Khulna Titans emerged on top as fast bowler Junaid Khan 3 wickets ...

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Foreign stars hail de Villiers’ decision to play in Lahore

LONDON: AB de Villiers’s decision to return to Lahore for the HBL PSL’s fourth edition in 2019 has been welcomed by his former international colleagues. De Villiers’s long-time team-mate JP Duminy hoped his former captain will enjoy Lahore as the public sentiment and passion for the game has increased substantially ...

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Quinton de Kock, Steyn rested for first two ODIs

PORT ELIZABETH: Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn have been rested for South Africa’s five-match ODI series against Pakistan that begins on January 19 at Port Elizabeth. De Kock found himself back among runs after top scoring with 129 in the Proteas’ series-sweeping 107-run win against the touring Pakistan side ...

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Manu Sawhney named new ICC CEO

DUBAI: Manu Sawhney, the former managing director of ESPN Star Sports, has been appointed as the International Cricket Council’s new chief executive. Indian-born Sawhney will join the ICC next month before formally taking over the reins from David Richardson, whose contract expires after the World Cup in the UK later ...

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