Wednesday, 20 September 2017


All-rounder Pandya stars in rain-hit India win


CHENNAI: All-rounder Hardik Pandya starred with the bat and ball to help India defeat Australia by 26 runs in the rain-hit opening one-day international in Chennai on Sunday. Chasing a revised target of 164 in 21 overs, the visitors were frustrated by wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who ...

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Need 2 players to replace Shakib Al Hasan: Mushfiqur Rahim

Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim

DHAKA: With no Shakib Al Hasan in the side, Bangladesh are already handicapped in the experienced department against South Africa. Bangladesh, led by Mushfiqur Rahim, are scheduled to play a 2-Test, 3-ODI and 2-T20I series in South Africa. Rahim has pinned his hopes on players such as Imrul Kayes, Soumya ...

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‘Terrified’ after Kabul stadium blast, Razzaq quits Afghan league


KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test cricketer Abdul Razzaq has quit the Shpageeza Cricket League in Kabul and is returning to Pakistan following a suicide blast near a cricket stadium there on Wednesday that killed three people. The blast occurred when there was a match under way between the Boost Defenders and MIS Ainak ...

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Babar moves up to career-best sixth position in T20I rankings


DUBAI: According to a media release issued by ICC on Sunday, Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has risen 21 spots to grab a career-best sixth position in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings after his player of the series performance helped complete a 2-1 victory over the World XI in ...

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British Pakistani coach leads cricket session on 10 Downing St


LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May watched as the first ever game of cricket was played in Downing Street, led by a British Pakistani female cricket coach. Saba Nasim, who is a practising lawyer and a certified English Cricket Board (ECB) coach, led the historic cricket game session in which Stuart ...

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Loved every moment of Pakistan tour: Faf du Plessis


LAHORE: Captain of the World XI and South Africa cricket team Faf du Plessis, while praising the arrangements made by the local administration and the Pakistan Cricket Board, said that he enjoyed every moment of the tour to Pakistan. The South African captain said that it was heartening to see ...

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England Ashes spots up for grabs: Ian Botham

Ian Botham

SYDNEY: Test legend Sir Ian Botham says there are “two or three” spots up for grabs in England’s Test squad for this summer’s Magellan Ashes. England’s Test outfit will head to Australia full of confidence after beating South Africa 3-1 and West Indies 2-1 at home this season, but there ...

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Pakistan down World XI by 33 runs, clinch series 2-1


LAHORE: Man-of-the-match Ahmed Shehzad and bowlers helped Pakistan overwhelm World XI by 33 runs in the third Twenty20 international to annex the Independence Cup here at the jam-packed Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. Replying to Pakistan’s 184-run target, the World XI could score only 150-8 in the allotted 20 overs, giving ...

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MS Dhoni Is GOAT, Says Shoaib Malik


MUMBAI/LAHORE: When it comes to cricket, or any other sport, the on-field rivalries are left aside and the contestants largely hold one another in high regard for their abilities. India and Pakistan have been at each other the cricket field for decades, but all the hostility is restricted to the ...

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