Thursday, 16 August 2018

Cricket

South Africa, Sri Lanka keen to finish ODIs on a high

COLOMBO: South Africa have won the series already, but will want to make a statement following the loss in the fourth ODI. Sri Lanka , meanwhile, will be looking to continue their fightback. After falling 3-0 behind in the five-match one-day international series, Sri Lanka made a thumping comeback in ...

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Imran Nazir returns to cricket after prolonged illness

LAHORE: Famous hard hitting Pakistan opener Imran Nazir has finally stepped onto the ground once again for what may be his last glory in his career. Nazir always mesmerised fans through his aggressive batting style despite facing ups and downs in his career. His popularity did not take a nosedive. ...

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Sohail Tanvir Fined For Making Obscene Gesture During Match

JAMAICA: Pakistan left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for making an obscene gesture during a Caribbean Premier League 2018 (CPL) match between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The incident occurred in the 17th over of the Patriots innings ...

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Shahzaib Hasan’s ban has been extended to four years

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has extended Shahzaib Hasan’s ban to four years in the PSL spot fixing case. Hasan was banned for a year and fined Rs1 million after being declared guilty in a spot fixing scandal in the 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League. He had filed ...

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Sri Lanka clinch rain-marred thriller to end losing streak

KANDY: Suranga Lakmal bowled a tight final over to help Sri Lanka win the rain-hit fourth one-dayer against South Africa by three runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method and snap their losing streak. Having lost the five-match series following three defeats, Sri Lanka batted with conspicuous freedom to post 306-7 after ...

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Stokes could have killed me, alleges defendant

LONDON: Ryan Hale, a former soldier allegedly knocked out by Ben Stokes, said the England cricketer “could have killed me”, their trial heard Thursday, as the ex-serviceman was formally cleared of affray. Stokes, Hale and a third man, Ryan Ali, were in Bristol Crown Court on Thursday for the fourth ...

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Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali steals PCB awards ceremony

LAHORE: Pakistan flamboyant batsman Fakhar Zaman bagged the Special Award for Outstanding Performance at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) awards held in Karachi on Wednesday night. The 27-year-old became the fasted batsman to score 1,000 runs in One-day International (ODI) history during the recently concluded series against Zimbabwe. Sarfraz Ahmed ...

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Stokes wishes England newcomer Pope well

LONDON: Absent all-rounder Ben Stokes sent best wishes to his England team-mates, in particular debutant batsman Ollie Pope, ahead of the second Test against India at Lord’s. Stokes was left out of England’s squad’s for the second Test because of his ongoing trial on a charge of affray in Bristol, ...

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