Monday, 17 June 2019

Cricket

Finch, Zampa star as Australia ease to series win over Pakistan

ABU DHABI: Skipper Aaron Finch just missed a record hundred while Adam Zampa took four wickets and Pat Cummins claimed three as Australia demolished Pakistan by 80 runs in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Finch hit a 136-ball 90 to steer Australia to 266-6 in 50 ...

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Former Australian Test cricketer Bruce Yardley passes away

SYDNEY” Former Australian Test cricketer, coach and commentator Bruce Yardley lost his battle to cancer and passed away on Wednesday at the age of 71. Yardley, who debuted for Australia aged 30, started his cricketing career as a medium-pacer but later turned to be an off-spinner. In 33 Tests for ...

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Amir’s form a worry for Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has admitted spearhead Mohammad Amir’s form has been a worry, but he remains confident the left-armer has all the attributes to bounce back ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The event will run from 30 May to 14 July in England and Wales, ...

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Brian Lara hopes for India-Pakistan final at 2019 World Cup

DUBAI: West Indies icon Brian Lara picked India as the favourites entering the 2019 World Cup in England and said he would like to see a repeat of the 2017 Champions Trophy – a final clash between India and Pakistan. While sporting relations between India and Pakistan have reached an all-time low following escalation ...

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IPL: Malinga likely to play next two matches for Mumbai Indians

MUMBAI: Lasith Malinga is likely to be available for the next two IPL matches for Mumbai Indians after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) softened its stance on the participation of the veteran pacer in a domestic ODI tournament. SLC had earlier announced that only those players would be eligible for selection ...

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South Africa sweep Sri Lanka in T20I series

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa strolled to a 45-run DLS victory over Sri Lanka to seal a clean sweep in their three-match T20I series. The hosts were asked to bat first by Lasith Malinga and after losing Aiden Markram for 15 inside the Powerplay, never took their foot off the tourists’ throat. Reeza ...

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Finch leads Australia to victory over Pakistan in second ODI

SHARJAH: Australia thrashed Pakistan again and by the same margin of eight wickets to take a 2-0 lead with three matches remaining in the five-match One-day International series here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday night. Chasing a daunting target of 285, they completed the victory with ease in ...

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Shoaib Malik hopes conditions favour new-look Pakistan in Australia

SHARJAH: Pakistan’s stand-in captain Shoaib Malik hopes his new-look side will be up for a challenge against a resurgent Australia side as they meet in the first of five one-day internationals in Sharjah on Friday. Pakistan have rested their six key players – captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali ...

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Williamson, Kerr win big at New Zealand’s Cricket Awards

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and women’s all-rounder Amelia Kerr picked up national player-of-the-year awards at a ceremony in Auckland. Williamson, who led the Black Caps across all three formats, won the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the men’s player of the year and was also named their best test ...

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