Friday, 22 February 2019

Cricket

Gabriel apologises over Joe Root sledge

ST LUCIA: West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel sought to clear the air over what he said to England captain Joe Root and extended an “unreserved apology” for his comments during the third Test against England in St Lucia. Gabriel, 30, had accepted a charge for breaching the International Cricket ...

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PSL: Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by five wickets

DUBAI: Defending champion Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in the opening match of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International cricket stadium here on Thursday. Asif Ali scored 36 runs while Faheem Ashraf 23 runs. Faheem Ashraf concluded the match by hitting ...

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Steyn and co restrict Sri Lanka as South Africa take lead

DURBAN: Dale Steyn claimed four wickets to propel South Africa into a dominant position on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Durban. The veteran fast bowler took the wickets of top-order batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando as well as the dangerous Kusal Perera, who scored ...

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Vishwa Fernando shines as Sri Lanka defy odds

DURBAN, South Africa: Vishwa Fernando took four wickets as underdogs Sri Lanka heeded new captain Dimuth Karunaratne’s call to “compete in every session” on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead. South Africa, overwhelming favourites against a team seemingly in disarray, were bowled out for ...

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PSL made me player: Fakhar Zaman

LAHORE: Fakhar Zaman has made great strides in greens. His dashing batting has enthralled the Pakistan fans to an extent that they expect him to score in every match he plays. The man from Mardan became the first Pakistan batsman to score a double century in an ODI. That came ...

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Stuart Broad to captain MCC in Champion County match

LONDON: Stuart Broad has been named as MCC’s captain for the annual Champion County Match, which will take place against Surrey in Dubai next month. Broad, who is currently in St Lucia with England’s Test team but is no longer a part of the one-day set-up, will use the match ...

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Guptill stars as New Zealand outclass Bangladesh in first ODI

NAPIER: Martin Guptill returned to form with an unbeaten century as New Zealand powered to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first ODI in Napier on Wednesday. Bangladesh set New Zealand a modest run chase of 233 after suffering an early collapse and the Black Caps overhauled it in ...

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Sunil Narine to miss start of PSL 2019

DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators have been dealt an injury blow with all-rounder Sunil Narine unavailable for the start of the HBL PSL due to a finger injury. Narine, who was part of a blockbuster pre-season trade between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars, is nursing a finger injury which he aggravated during ...

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Pakistan can end India jinx at World Cup 2019: Moin Khan

LONDON: Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper, Moin Khan, on Wednesday, backed Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan side to break the jinx against India at the forthcoming World Cup 2019 in England. He based his comment on Pakistan’s heroic win over India in Champions Trophy final two years back and that English conditions ...

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