Saturday, 23 June 2018

Cricket

Lack of preparation cost Pakistan on New Zealand tour: Afridi

BIRMINGHAM: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and team management for their lack of preparation for the New Zealand tour. The Men in Green had a tough time Down Under, where they lost six consecutive matches before finishing the tour on a ...

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Zalmi introduce new kit for PSL 3

LAHORE: Defending champions of PSL Peshawar Zalmi launched their new kit in a spectacular ceremony held in Lahore on Tuesday night. Young cancer patients of Shaukat Khanum Hospital were specially invited at the launching event, where the official anthem of the franchise ‘Hum Zalmi’ was also released. The latest eye-catching ...

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Rohit Sharma powers India to historic ODI series win

PORT ELIZABETH: India created history, beating South Africa by 73 runs in the fifth One-day International here at the St George’s Park to win their first-ever series in the country. They lead 4-1 with one game to go at Centurion. Opener Rohit Sharma (115 off 126 balls, 11×4, 4×6) finally ...

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Shane Warne appointed mentor of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018

MUMBAI: Shane Warne is set to reunite with Rajasthan Royals when the Indian Premier League (IPL) action gets underway in April this year. The Australian spin ace, who captained the Rajasthan outfit in the first four editions of the IPL, has been named as the mentor of the team–which returns ...

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Injury cloud over Williamson as black-caps look to break duck

WELLINGTON: Two teams, no points. The Trans-Tasman T20 moves across the water with New Zealand and England looking to get on the board. Australia and the Australians were hard on both, as David Warner led a resurgent short-form side packed with BBL talent to three wins from three, guaranteeing them ...

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Imran Tahir racially abused by an Indian fan

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s star leg-spinner Imran Tahir was reportedly subjected to racial abuse during the fourth ODI against India at the Wanderers on Saturday, ESPNcricinfo has reported citing Cricket South Africa (CSA). Tahir, a Pakistan-born cricketer, was ‘verbally and racially abused by an unknown man’, the CSA said, which ...

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Steve Smith wins Allan Border Medal

MELBOURNE: Australia cricket captain Steve Smith capped off a golden 12 months by winning his second Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday. Smith, hailed as the country’s finest batsman since Donald Bradman, polled 246 votes, well ahead of two-time medal winner David Warner (162 votes) and Nathan Lyon (156 ...

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Zimbabwe thrash Afghanistan to level series

WELLINGTON: Brendan Taylor scored a majestic 125 as Zimbabwe thrashed Afghanistan by 154 runs in the second one-day international at Sharjah on Sunday to level the five-match series. Wicketkeeper Taylor led the Africans to 333-5 from their 50 overs with his ninth ODI hundred, before Graeme Cremer took 4-41 with ...

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Wants to play Jacques Kallis’ role for Pakistan: says Hussain

Islamabad United’s all-rounder Hussain Talat has said that he wants to perform a role which is very similar to what Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson did for their teams. In an interview to Pakpassion, Hussain Talat said, “I am convinced that I can perform an important role for my side ...

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Jason Derulo, Abida Parveen to perform at PSL3

LAHORE: Legendary Sufi singer Abida Parveen and American pop star Jason Derulo will headline the glitzy opening ceremony that will kick off the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai on February 22. Also enthralling fans at the ceremony will be local heart-throbs Ali Zafar and Shehzad ...

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