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Comilla Victorians qualify for BPL 2019 final

DHAKA: Comilla Victorians confirmed their place in the Bangladesh Premier League 2019 after beating Rangpur Riders by eight wickets in the first qualifier in Dhaka. Rangpur won the toss and chose to bat. Riders’ innings did not have the spark as the side would have liked as they were 34-2 ...

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Sri Lanka drops captain Chandimal for South Africa Tests

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka dropped captain Dinesh Chandimal from the test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Sri Lanka Cricket asked him to play domestic games to regain his form. Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is the stand-in captain of a 17-man squad for the two-test series starting on Feb. ...

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Kraigg Brathwaite to captain West Indies in third Test

ST LUCIA: West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite will captain the team in place of the suspended Jason Holder when they face England in the third and final Test starting in St Lucia on Saturday, Cricket West Indies said. Holder was banned by the International Cricket Council because of his team’s ...

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PCB to retain Sarfraz Ahmed as Pakistan captain

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ehsan Mani announced to retain Sarfraz Ahmed as captain for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Mani, who made the announcement during a joint press conference with Sarfraz at the PCB headquarters, threw his unequivocal support behind the skipper saying he will captain Pakistan ...

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Haven’t yet seen best of Babar Azam: Arthur

JOHANNESBURG: Babar Azam, the Pakistan opener, stroked a beautiful 58-ball 90 in the second Twenty20 International against South Africa on Sunday, 3 February, but his coach, Mickey Arthur, said there was more to come. The 24-year-old’s knock went in vain – Pakistan lost by 7 runs and conceded a 2-0 ...

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Starc bowls Australia to crushing win against Sri Lanka

CANBERRA: A resurgent Mitchell Starc took five wickets as Australia wrapped up a confidence-boosting 2-0 series thrashing of Sri Lanka Monday, with the tourists skittled for 149 in the second Test at Canberra. In front of a sparse crowd on day four, Sri Lanka resumed on 17 without loss, needing ...

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Javed Miandad furious with Pakistan’s batsmen

KARACHI: Former skipper Javed Miandad had some strong words for the Pakistan cricket team after the side’s seven-run defeat in Johannesburg that cost them the series against South Africa. “This team isn’t as bad as the performance was,” said Miandad. “They just don’t know how to finish games. I don’t ...

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Pakistan shine then wilt as Proteas claim T20I series

JOHANNESBURG: Babar Azam was a picture of beautifully measured batting violence but his team mates somehow contrived to lose a game that should have been easily won. They faltered to a seven-run defeat that only Pakistan can muster after David Miller’s late onslaught helped South Africa to post 188/3. The ...

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Mir Hamza to make county debut with Sussex

LONDON: Pakistan’s Test fast bowler Mir Hamza will make his county debut this season after signing with Sussex for nine first-class matches in 2019. 26-year-old Hamza, who played his only Test last October against Australia, will join the county team in May this year. “Hamza will be available for eight ...

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West Indies crush England again for series win

NORTH SOUND: Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder led another rout of the England batting line-up as the West Indies completed a crushing series-clinching 10-wicket victory after tea on the third day of the second Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday. Trailing by 119 runs ...

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